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Main Conference Class #4
Painting Two Warps and Weaving Them as One (Part 1 and 2) (W)
Friday, Aug 2 -- 9:00 - 4:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 3 -- 
9:00 - 4:30 pm

No loom required! In this 2-day conference workshop students will learn how to hand-paint two warps in different color palettes and how to beam them together in order to weave one luminous fabric. This technique produces gorgeous fabrics for scarves and shawls! Students will plan their project, paint two warps in different but compatible colorways of about 4-5 colors each, and learn how to beam these warps together in stripes or blocks of their own choosing. Many warp-emphasis designs -- for 4 shafts and beyond -- lend themselves well to this technique. The class focus is on exploring the possibilities of warp color and learning new skills. Also, studio safety is detailed and emphasized. Students will leave with a warp ready to beam and with warping and weaving instructions all planned out.

Level: Intermediate to advanced, although adventurous beginners are welcome. Students will provide yarn and dyes as specified.
Material fee: $15

Instructor: Denise Kovnat

A weaver since 1998, Denise Kovnat lives in Rochester, NY, and has taught at conferences
and guilds across the US, Canada, and Australia with a focus on parallel threadings, collapse
techniques, painted warps, and deflected double weave. Her hand-dyed and handwoven
garments have been juried into Convergence fashion shows since 2008 and have won
awards from Complexity (Complex Weavers) and many others. She is the author of a new
book, Weaving Outside the Box.

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