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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.

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


Thu, Feb 3rd, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 6th, 2022

Course Details

Hours: Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Tuition: $365.00
Materials fee: $35.00

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