**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
This is perhaps the ultimate color sampler! It is a chance to work with Jennifer Moore, an internationally renowned expert and teacher of the Double Weave technique.
Double weave is a sophisticated weaving technique which allows a weaver to weave two layers of fabric at the same time. The layers can be connected on one side, creating a double width cloth or on both sides creating a tube. It is a versatile, advanced weaving technique very handy to have when making blankets or other items. The technique combined with Jennifer’s emphasis on color make this workshop a must.
In this workshop, 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 you to mix and match 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 more 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.
Those workshop participants set up for two blocks on eight shafts will also be able explore an unlimited range of block combinations.
The sampler produced in this double weave workshop 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.
Students should prepare the following prior to the workshop:
Prior to the workshop, pre-workshop materials that include a couple videos on how to wind the warp and set up the loom will be sent to you on October 27th. Students need to use either a 4 or 8 harness table or floor loom. For any registrations after 10/27, this information will be in your event registration confirmation email. Note that you will need time prior to the class to prepare your loom. Registration for this class will close on Monday, November 8th.
Instructions on the warping pattern required for the workshop will be provided.
- Skill Level: Intermediate. Students must be able to warp their looms on their own, to understand weaving terminology, and to know how to read weaving patterns.
- Registration for this class will close on Monday, November 8th.
- Ages 14+ Welcome.
- This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
- A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
- Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.
- BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.
Jennifer Moore literally wrote the book on Doubleweave, titled The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave. She holds an MFA in Fibers and specializes in exploring mathematical patterns and musical structures in doubleweave wall hangings. She has exhibited throughout the world, receiving numerous awards for her work, and has been featured in many weaving publications. Jennifer lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and travels extensively to teach workshops in doubleweave, color and geometric design. Jennifer was invited to teach doubleweave to indigenous Quechua weavers in Peru in 2013, where they are once again excelling in this technique which had been discontinued after the Spanish conquest.