Rigid Heddle weaving study group with Amanda Wood

Leno Lace

Leno uses a pickup stick to twist alternating warp ends around each other, creating a pattern that is held in place with a single weft pick. There are multiple ways to do this on a rigid heddle loom. I’ll show you how it’s done for the Leno napkins pattern designed by Christine Jablonski for Gist and then a few variations. 

Christine recommends using a tapestry beater, I also find that a fork works well. And your weft pick is not going to get all the way down to the bottom of your fell line. And that’s kind of the point. The point of Leno is to have these little sort of windows happening in there. 


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