Double Rainbow - 3 day workshop
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 your colors, creating an
amazing array of color mixtures. We will also experiment with single-layered
structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create onthis 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.
Skill Level: Intermediate. No prior experience in doubleweave is necessary, but students
must know how to warp a loom
Materials and equipment to bring to the workshop:
- 4- or 8-shaft table or floor loom with a 9 - 10” weaving width. *Please note that countermarch
looms will have limitations for the 8-shaft block structures because they use a skeleton tie-up
that requires stepping on more than one treadle at a time.
- An 8-dent reed for 5/2 cotton, or a 10- or 12-dent reed for 10/2 cotton.
- Perle cotton in six colors as specified. Kits are available through Lunatic Fringe Yarns. Colors
and amounts are specified in the pre-workshop instructions. You might also like to bring other
colors for weft, such as neutral tones for value studies, or any other colors or types of yarn that
you would like to try.
- 2 boat shuttles
- 6 bobbins to fit your boat shuttles, pre-wound with your six colors
- 6 colored pencils or markers in blue, green, yellow, orange, red and purple
- Scissors and other usual workshop supplies
- A stack of sticky notes and small labels or tape for labeling
- A small hand mirror can be useful for checking your bottom layer (cell phones work too!)
Material fee: $15 per student includes class notebook and miscellaneous supplies
Maximum enrollment: 20 students