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Jennifer Moore


2 Layers, 4 (or 8) Shafts, 6 Colors – Infinite Possibilities This is perhaps the ultimate color sampler! You will begin by winding a warp and setting up your loom according to Jennifer's system for working with multiple colors in a rotational sequence and bringing it to the workshop. A basic two-layered structure will enable us to mix and match our colors, creating an amazing array of color mixtures. As you weave and your warp colors move past each other you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and moire patterns. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp. This sampler will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects. Level- Intermediate. No prior experience in doubleweave is necessary, but students must know how to warp a loom. You can use the looms at Fine Line for this Workshop. It must be warped in advance of this workshop.

Supplies: Instructions and supplies lists will be sent via e-mail close to the workshop.
From the first time that I sat down at a loom, I was drawn to the orderly universe of colored threads and the rhythmic repetition in the process of weaving. Because of my background in piano and pipe organ, I felt an immediate affinity with this new stringed instrument whose patterns flowed from my hands in the form of color and design rather than sound. After experimenting with various structures for several years, I found my home in the ancient technique of doubleweave pick-up. In doubleweave two layers of cloth are woven simultaneously, one above the other on the loom. Through the exacting process of hand pick-up, I exchange threads between the two layers, building original designs onto the underlying grid. By blending numerous colors together in both my warp and weft and playing one layer against the other, I am able to create a nearly limitless range of subtle color gradations. Over the years I have developed new methods of setting up and weaving doubleweave that I feel make it more accessible and easier to weave.. I travel extensively to teach these techniques and have recently written the book The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave, published by Interweave Press.

Location: The Barn
Days: Fri - Sun: April 26 - 28; 10am - 5pm ;
Class ID: 319110230
Class Price: $405
Member Price: $380(check your newsletter for discount code)
Materials Fee: $10

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