Rigid Heddle Study Guide

Follow the Rigid Heddle Study Guide at the School! Find weekly guidance to work through Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom course, from weaving a colour & weave gamp, wet finishing your gamp and weaving either the class pattern or designing your woven cloth.


Amanda Wood · June 17, 2022

Welcome to the Rigid Heddle Study Guide: Colour & Weave!

The rigid heddle is one of the most approachable looms to weave with. Plain weave and two contrasting colours become the perfect canvas so you can play with patterns and start designing your textiles!

Whether you are just starting your weaving journey or have plenty of experience, we hope you join us. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new-to-you yarn and either weave along with us using the course project or design your own woven textile.

We’ll work through the comprehensive Colour & Weave on Rigid Heddle Loom course by Amanda Wood. We have separated the course syllabus week by week to facilitate your work throughout the course.

On week two, you may choose to weave the course project kitchen towels or choose your favourite colour & weave combination to design your own project.

You can also find the recordings of the progress meetings Q&A’s with instructor Amanda Wood. Members just starting their weaving journey had their questions answered and shared their progress through the course.

Study Guide Syllabus

  • Get Ready: Prep & Materials
  • Week 1: Colour & Weave Gamp + Wet Finishing
  • Week 2: Pick & Choose, Start Weaving your Project
  • Week 3: Zoom Progress Meet Up (recording available)
  • Week 4: Finishing
  • Finale: Zoom Finale Meet Up (recording available)

If you are a new rigid heddle weaver, welcome! You may want to watch Felicia Lo’s Rigid Heddle Weaving Basics course and have a go at warping your loom and weaving a scarf first! You can also find all the rigid heddle courses with Amanda Wood at the School of SweetGeorgia.

Please share your creative journey with us in the Study Guide forums or in the Rigid Heddle SOS community forums. We are always happy to see your works in progress and finished wovens! Please share your rigid heddle adventures on Instagram using the hashtags: #sosweaving and #schoolofsweetgeorgia. 


If you choose the same yarn Amanda used in her course project, you can find them bundled with a 1-month SOS subscription at the SweetGeorgia shop here» Remember to source enough yarn for your class project too!

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

Not Enrolled
Available for All-Access Members

Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
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