In this workshop, we will build and work with a simple rigid heddle loom to explore textile structures. We will start with the most basic structure of plain weave and cover other techniques such as: supplemental weft, looped pile, honeycomb and weaving with multiple heddles. We will look at how we can create custom conductive textiles with whatever properties and out of whatever materials we want.
For this workshop, we used the FABfiber Mini Loom. Instructions to build your own can be found here.
Image from Becky Stewart’s Centroid swatch, part of the 2017 eTextile Swatch Exchange