What is double weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom?

What does double Heddle mean?

Two heddles allow you to weave double width cloth.

This is one of those eye opening weaving revelations that is just so exciting to discover. Your loom is not wide enough for the project you want to weave. With two heddles, you can weave double your loom’s available weaving width. It’s like magic!

How does double weave work?

Double Weave is a cloth with two sides, so you have to make a warp with double the ends. One set of harnesses manage one layer and a different set of harnesses manage the 2nd layer. You thread your warp ends alternately. One end on the top layer and then thread one end on the bottom layer.

How do you do double width weaving?

Double Width Weaving

You can weave a project twice the width of your loom by using a double weave technique. Half of the shafts of your loom weave the top layer of the warp and the other shafts weave the bottom layer, creating a folded edge on one side of the warp.

How do you thread a double heddle loom?

Double Heddle Threading – Flip Loom

  1. Measure warp on warping board.
  2. Secure warp chain to front beam for threading front to back.
  3. With the front of the loom toward you, place a heddle in the front neutral slot.
  4. Thread the heddle in this way: 1 thread in a hole, 3 threads in a slot, repeat (see figure A).
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What are the classification of double cloth?

Double cloth can be made up with wool, silk, cotton, viscose or polyester that depends upon the end use. Double cloth had separate warps of wool and silk yarn and were woven by Alexander Morton & Co. of Darvel, Scotland, later who weave similar fabrics designs by C.F.A Voysey and others.