It’s in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep Weave-February 2018-FULL!

February 17, 2018 9:00 am
February 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Tanque Verde Lutheran
8625 E Tanque Verde Rd,, Tucson, AZ, United States

weavingIt’s in the Warp: Color and Design in Rep Weave

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL – A waiting list is being compiled. To add you name to it, email Maddie at

Instructor:  Rosalie Neilson
Date:  Saturday – Monday, February 17 – 19, 2018
Location:  Tanque Verde Lutheran Church
Time: 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Cost: $186* for THSG members; $231 for nonmembers
*Supported by a generous grant from Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds.

Materials Fee: $15 at time of posting.  Includes a handout.

Level: All welcome.  Students will warp and thread their looms before the workshop begins.

Maximum # of students:  12

Instructor Information: Rosalie Neilson loves using color and geometric design in her weavings. Her specialty is rep weave, and she is known specifically for her four-block symmetric motifs.  An avid designer and teacher, she was featured in Rep Weave, a 2-hour DVD by Interweave Press. She publishes regularly in weaving and braiding journals and maintains an active teaching schedule throughout the U.S., Canada and England. 

Workshop Description: Two different colored warps (a pattern colorway and a background colorway) combine with thick and thin weft to form the elements for exploring block design in warp-faced rep.  Prior to the workshop, weavers will be sent drafts for 4- and 8-shaft looms.  Weavers will select a draft and pre-thread a loom.  Learn how “blocks” of rep, threaded on 4 and 8 shafts can be combined to expand design possibilities.  Discussions will focus on profile drafting, use of color, movement of blocks in independent and linked fashion, skeleton tie-ups, different threading systems, and design considerations for 4-shaft and multiple harness looms.  Weavers will work exclusively on their own 4-shaft or 8-shaft loom to understand the weave structure of rep.  They will sample with different weight wefts to create textiles suitable for the table, wall and floor.  

Materials and Supplies: Participants will provide their own materials.  Guidelines for yarn selection will be sent to participants in advance of the workshop.  

Registration opens to THSG Members:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the general meeting.  Online registrations begin after 2pm.

Registration opens to Nonmembers:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Participants may register at the monthly meeting, electronically from the website using PayPal, or by snail mail to THSG Workshops, PO Box 65413, Tucson, AZ  85728.  Direct any questions to Maddie at