- Rigid Heddle Patterns
- Walk in the Park Woven Dog Leash Pattern
Walk in the Park Woven Dog Leash Pattern
This unique and customizable leash option for your pet is fun to make and use. How often do you get to weave something for your four-legged friend? Often a weaver might feel that bands are exclusive to inkle looms, a loom that perhaps is not part of your collection. However, band weaving, which is warp-faced weaving, can be achieved on any loom with a few accommodations. An advantage to using a rigid-heddle loom is that it allows for longer woven lengths than what is obtainable from an inkle loom. Using multiple threads per warp end and beating with the shuttle rather than the heddle creates a band that looks so much like an inkle band, nobody would ever know the difference! And the finished leash for your furry companion is robust enough to withstand persistent pullers (but watch out for chewers). For evening walks, you may consider adding a metallic or reflective thread in place of the Clementine color as a nifty safety feature.
STRUCTURE Warp-faced plain weave.
EQUIPMENT Rigid-heddle loom, 4" weaving width; 12.5-dent heddle; 1 small stick shuttle or belt shuttle. YARNS
Warp: Curio #10 crochet thread (100% cotton; 721 yd/100 g; Knit Picks), Kenai, 140 yd; Clementine, 64 yd; Eggplant, 128 yd. Weft: Dishie (100% cotton; 190 yd/100 g; Knit Picks), Kenai, 12 yd.