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Color Theory Through Weaving

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Course Overview

We all have an innate color personality - colors that we're drawn to that describe who we are and how we see the world. Just as painters mix colors on a canvas, weavers combine colors on the loom to create new combinations optically. However, the colors that we're drawn to don't always react as predicted on the loom! In this class, we will study color theory and apply it to textiles and weave structures, while learning various techniques for designing on and off the loom to create stunning weavings. Through curiosity and playfulness, students will weave four cotton samples in various weave structures and a variety of colors of their choosing. Prior experience in floor loom weaving is helpful for this course.

Materials Fee
A materials fee of $70 will be collected by your instructor in class.

Required Tools

  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Notebook/scrap paper

Optional Reading Recommendations

  • Color and Texture in Weaving: 150 Contemporary Designs by Margo Selby
  • Interaction of Color by Josef Albers

Session Information

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. As recommended by our HVAC consultants, we have increased air ventilation and installed an air filtration system. We perform extra cleaning of campus and are keeping class sizes small in our largest classrooms. Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Thu, Feb 18th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 21st, 2021

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 1-5pm; Days 2&3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $365.00
Materials fee: $35.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Pencil
  • Tape measurer
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Notebook/scrap paper
  • Graph Paper

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Christine Novotny
Christine Novotny
Grand Marais, MN

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Color Theory Through Weaving - 2/18/2021