We teach classes in rigid heddle weaving at our store, and this runner is one of the projects that we have used. It is a pattern called log cabin, in which two colors alternate in both the warp and weft, creating blocks of stripes running vertically or horizontally. Because it is plain weave, it is perfect for rigid heddle. It generates an interesting pattern through color-and-weave effect, without the use of a pick up stick. Instructions are also provided for threading a 2 or 4 harness loom for this project.
We have used the wool yarn Highland from Harrisville (made in New Hampshire!) in a medium and dark blue. We deliberately chose colors of only medium contrast in order to give a subtle look to the blocks. If you would like a more dramatic contrast, pick a light and a dark combination. The finished runner is 16.5" x 46" plus fringe. It can be hand washed and dried flat.
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We wove our runner using Cobalt and Midnight Blue. Unfortunately, the Cobalt color of Highland is not currently available. Please see our Highland page to see the colors that are currently available. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us in the box above which two colors you'd like.
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