Recently Ashford came out with a 10″ Sample-It Loom. Previously they had an 8″ Sample-It Loom I was thinking about getting, the 10″ was only $7 more than the 8″ and already comes set up for a double heddle experience, I could not resist. I have not taken any real classes on the rigid heddle loom and, since there is not as much information available on the Kindle Unlimited plan, I have not read as much as I would like on the subject. Despite these limitations, I managed to watch a few movies and am in the middle of reading “The Weavers Idea Book” by Jane Patrick, I did weave a piece of fabric that I enjoyed creating. The warp was my Corriedale in Summer Days along with a bit of a wool mixture I carded up. The weft started with some crochet cotton then I used a commercial blue yarn. The picture below is before I washed the piece to finish it. Once I washed it the energized yarn that made up the wool mixture activated the twist causing the fabric to ruffle a bit. I like the effect for a beginning piece and can imagine how it could be used as a weft to finish off the edge of a piece or in the warp of a much larger piece.