Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weave with Lucienne Coifman

2.5 Day Workshop (Friday am thru Sunday noon)

Skill Level

Intermediate. Must be able to dress a loom according to a draft sent 6 weeks ahead.

Class Description

In this round-robin workshop format, we’ll explore both classic and nontraditional methods of rep weaving on 2 to 8 shafts. Every loom will be set up with a different draft and a variety of warp materials. Using block design of weave structures such as Krokbragd, Honeycomb, Shadow weaves and more, we can transfer the block design to rep weave and get a new look. Along with weaving instruction, we will discuss drafting, designing, and color choices and the possible uses for each finished piece. Students will go home with a portfolio of many different rep samples.

Instructor Biography

Lucienne Coifman has taught weaving for almost 40 years at the Guilford Art Center and Creative Arts Workshop and in her own Connecticut studio.  She has also conducted workshops throughout the Northeast and Midwest.  Her work has appeared in many juried exhibits and in Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot  and Handwoven magazines.  For the past 30 years, Lucienne has been studying variations on traditional rep weaving techniques.  Working with as many as eight harnesses, she experiments with different fibers, colors, and patterns, using pick-up techniques when needed.  Her rep weave designs offer innovative variations on traditional forms and familiar patterns.  Lucienne’s recent book Rep, Rips, Reps: Projects, Instruction, and Inspiration, is a complete Rep Weaving workshop for both beginning and advanced weavers.

Materials Fee

$20, which includes a notebook with all drafts for the class, a drafting primer, and extra weft.

Materials Fees are not collected as part of registration.  They are paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Students to Bring

  • Looms dressed as assigned
  • Extra warp and weft thread

Students will be contacted 2 months prior to the workshop as to what equipment they will bring, their proficiency, and their preference of material.