Lace with Pick-Up Sticks on a Rigid Heddle

Learn to disrupt plain weave with lace, learn how to use a pick-up stick to create warp and weft floats on a rigid heddle loom with Amanda Wood.
Amanda Wood · November 1, 2022

In this course with instructor Amanda Wood, you’re going to learn Lace with Pick-Up Sticks on a Rigid Heddle.

In a series of videos, Amanda shows warp and weft floats, both individually and in combination, guiding us in making five samples (including hemstitching). The samples are made on a 9” / 23 cm wide warp, so you’ll end the course with a set of lovely table squares. You can then choose a structure you’ve woven and expand it into a table runner on a wider warp.

For this course, you’ll need a rigid heddle loom. If you’re a beginner with the rigid heddle, remember to go through the Rigid Heddle Weaving Basics course first.

We hope you’ll also join us for the live event which will be recorded and added to the course:

Weaving Crafternoon and Q&A on February 1st, 2023 at 12:00 PM PT.


  • Disrupting plain weave
  • Lace exploration:
    • Weft floats
    • Warp floats
    • Combined warp and weft floats, mock waffle
    • 5/1 lace variations
    • 5/1 lace with two pick-up sticks
  • Turning your samplers into a project
  • References & resources

The Lace with Pick-Up Sticks on Rigid Heddle includes a comprehensive workbook with beautiful photos, tips, and resources. You’ll also receive the Lacy Squares + Runner pattern PDF.

Course Materials

Many additional supplies can be found at SweetGeorgia Yarns.

If you run into any trouble, check out the troubleshooting video. You can always chat with us and share your progress and questions in the SOS Community Forums, and share your progress on social media with #sosweaving and #schoolofsweetgeorgia. We’re here to help support you on your fibre arts journey!

Head over to Lesson 0.1 Materials to get ready for the course.


Here is a list of materials, equipment, and downloads needed for the rigid heddle loom weaving course taught by Amanda Wood.



*Please follow this link for Warping Equipment & Additional Tools needed


Lacy Squares + Runner:

  • Warp & Weft: Two cones of Gist Yarn Duet in one colour of your choice. Table squares shown in Marble colourway, table runner shown in Pear colourway (600 yd / 549 m per 4 oz / 113 g cone; 55% Tow Linen, 45% Cotton; 2,390 YPP).

    You will need 5.1 ounces / 145 g for the scarf and 2.3 ounces / 65 g for the table squares. If you would like to make the table squares a different colour from the runner then you will need one cone for the table squares and two cones for the runner.

Additional Supplies shown/ demonstrated

Do you have questions about 0.1 Lace with Pick-Up Sticks Weaving Materials? Talk about it with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!


About Instructor

Amanda Wood

Amanda loves sharing her weaving knowledge and helping students realize their ideas. A graduate of the Capilano University Textile Arts program, and a member of the Canadian Guild of Weavers and the Craft Council of BC, she teaches materials driven workshops at various locations in Vancouver. In addition to teaching, Amanda has an interdisciplinary studio practice grounded in the tools and techniques of hand weaving.

4 Courses

Open Registration

Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
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