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Create Danish Medallion on Rigid Heddle Loom

You can learn more about this rigid heddle loom weaving technique along with many others in Jane Patrick's DVD Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom.

1. First, you will want to pick out the outline weft color that you will use for the medallion. In the video she uses a nice ribbon. Having a thicker yarn will help enhance the pattern.

2. Weave in the chosen outline weft from selvedge to selvedge.

3. You will then weave as many picks of the main background color as you desire. In the video she does about 6.

4. Now you will change sheds and create the medallions. With the shed open, use the outline weft and bring it over as many warp threads as you want. The more threads, the thicker the medallion will be. (Jane doesnít use a shuttle for this yarn in the video, but you certainly can, whatever is most comfortable). Also, be sure the outline weft goes over the top of the background weft at the beginning of the selvedge to ensure that your outline will run up the selvedge and create a finished medallion look.

5. This step you will need a crochet hook. Poke the crochet hook underneath the initial row of outline weft that you wove in step 2 and in between the number of warp threads you chose in step 4.

6. Grab the second outline weft with the crochet hook and pull it up and through hole, forming a loop.

7. Then you will insert your remaining outline weft yarn (or your shuttle if you chose to put the outline weft yarn on a shuttle) through this loop from right to left and pull as taut as you desire.

8. You will continue steps 4 through 7 until you have medallions all the way across your weaving.

Danish medallions are pretty simple once you get the hang of it ,and they can give your handwoven fabrics really unique looks.

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