Denise Kovnat: One Warp, Many Structures

One Warp, Many Structures: An Exploration of Extended Parallel Threading 

As Marian Stubenitsky has shown in Weaving with Echo and Iris, extended parallel threadings offer endless possibilities. In this workshop, designed for advanced beginners and beyond, you will begin with your loom dressed in a two-color warp threaded on opposites.* (Drafts will be provided beforehand.) Working with a variety of tie-ups and treadlings, you will weave a series of designs in Echo, Jin (Turned Taqueté) and Shadow Weave — and, if you’re game to cut off and re-sley your warp, Rep and Double Weave. The takeaway is a sampler of colorful patterns and a broader, deeper understanding of the potential for extended parallel threadings and how to design them. For 4-shaft looms and more.

*(By way of example, to thread on opposites, you would use two colors, A and B, and thread them in a straight draw on 8 shafts this way: Color A would be on shafts 1 through 4 and color B would be on shafts 5 through 8, with the warp threaded in a sequence of 1, 5, 2, 6, 3, 7, 4, 8.)

Students must have their own 4 shaft or 8 shaft table loom.  A limited number of looms may be available to borrow from the guild.


3 Day Workshop: May 24, 25 and 26, 2019
Fee: $270 (students must supply their own warp and weft)
Location:  Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Time: 10am-5pm 

Maximum number of students: 18