New Hampshire Weavers Guild
Extended Workshops For 2019:

Scroll down for more information and registration forms as 
they become available.

Classes are opened first for current NHWG members and if space remains,

for nonmembers. So join us!

April 12-14, 2019: Denise Kovnat, Echo Weave and Turned Taquete 
for 4 Shafts and More

October 26-27, 2019 Chris Hammel: Summer & Winter


April 12, 13, 14, 2019  

Denise Kovnat, "Echo Weave and 

Turned Taquete 

for 4 Shafts and More"

Inspired by Marian Stubenitsky's book, Weaving with Echo and Iris, this workshop is designed for advanced beginners -- those able to warp a loom and read a drawdown -- and beyond. 

With drafts and warping instructions provided beforehand, you will come to the workshop with your loom dressed in a two-color warp threaded on opposites. Working with a variety of tie-ups and treadlings, you will weave a series of designs in Echo Weave and Turned Taquete. With Echo Weave, the possibilities are endless -- using treadlings with curves, advanced-twill treadlings, point-twill treadlings, tromp as writ, and more. And, simply by 

adding tabby to your treadling, you can weave Turned Taqueté, which also 

allows for a wealth of designs. 

The goal of this workshop is to broaden your understanding of extended parallel threading -- the subject of Stubenitsky's book -- and its possibilities.

Denise Kovnat is a weaver, dyer, sometime-spinner and "free-range seamstress" who loves painted warps, collapse weave, and extended parallel threadings -- all to make colorful, textured fabrics that she sews into garments for teaching samples, shows and sales. Her pieces have been juried  into the HGA Convergence fashion shows since 2008. About 15 years ago Denise started teaching  at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center in Rochester, NY, and now also teaches at conferences and guilds in Canada and the United States.


October 26 & 27, 2019

Chris Hammel 

"Summer and Winter Workshop"

This class will cover the principles of summer and winter. We shall discuss different treadling methods associated with this weave structure and the effect they have on the appearance of the cloth. In order to gain a clear 

understanding of how the tie-up is developed, each participant will create a 

6-block profile draft on paper and then work out the tie-up required to weave that design. There will be an on-loom component to the workshop, either

 a round robin or gamp (still to be determined). Participants will need to dress their 4- or 8-shaft loom in advance of the workshop.