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2024 MLH Summer Workshops
June 7-9, 2024
Hope College, Holland MI
We are pleased to announce the following instructors for
MLH 2024 Workshops
Lucienne Coifman - Exploring Rep Weave and Its New Variations
This workshop will explore many traditional techniques of Rep weave and introduce many new variations of this versatile warp-faced weave structure.
Jennifer Moore - Double Rainbow
2 Layers, 4 or 8 Shafts, 6 Colors – Endless 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 you 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. Those set up for two blocks on eight shafts will also be able explore an unlimited range of block combinations. The workshop includes a comprehensive lecture on block doubleweave that will give you the tools to create your own block designs in doubleweave for as many shafts as you have.
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.
Brenda Osborn - Tapestry: A Tool Kit for Beginners
During this three-day workshop, students will learn how to warp and dress a copper pipe frame loom with adjustable tension and examine shape-building techniques as well as explore color blending techniques. Loom, warp, and weft will be supplied by instructor for a materials fee.
Laura Viada - The Art of Transparency
Transparencies are fun to weave and present a wealth of opportunities for expression and design. A close relative to tapestry, the distinguishing characteristic of transparency is the contrast between opaque areas of pattern inlay and the sheer background cloth. Transparencies can stand be stand alone art pieces, or they can be functional items such as window coverings, table linens, and wearables. This workshop introduces students to basic transparency weaving techniques, and to all the possibilities transparency offers.