(116) FULL ~ Echo and Jin: Variations on a Theme. Part 1 of 4

2021-Workshops - Kovnat_EchoandJin1-1NOTE: This is a 2-day, 4-session class. Working with a variety of yarns, tie-ups, treadlings and setts, you’ll weave a series of designs in Echo and Jin (Turned Taqueté). You’ll explore color, using two to four colors in the warp and a variety of colors in the weft. And you’ll explore design, trying different treadlings, tieups and setts. For instance, by inserting tabby in your treadling, you’ll weave Jin, which allows for additional designs and color combinations. Additionally, some designs have options for double weave patterns. This workshop is for intermediate weavers and beyond, for looms with 4 to 16 shafts (with the possibility of 24-shaft designs upon request). With drafts and warping instructions provided beforehand, you will begin the workshop with your loom dressed in a two or four-color warp using an extended parallel threading.

One of the takeaways from this class is a fresh look at the use of color in your weaving. We will spend time studying color theory and working to understand how this applies to warp, weft and pattern. With Echo and Jin, 2 colors in the warp plus 1 color in the weft often results in 4 colors in the cloth! Further, favorite weft colors that we think will work can often achieve bland results, while unlikely colors—such as orange, fuchsia, olive, khaki, yellow and bronze—can make a pattern glow and come alive. The goal is for weavers to move out of their color-comfort zone and, in so doing, gain greater insight into choosing colors for their work.


Denise Kovnat

Experience Level:


Class Length:

Two-day Class

Class Day/Time:

Thursday Morning

Maximum Class Size:


Student Supplies:

  • Students will take part in a Zoom “dress rehearsal” about a week prior to the workshop.
  • Loom pre-dressed in 10/2 cotton or equivalent (and/or 18/2 merino) in a design chosen by the weaver ahead of time.
  • Weft yarns in 20/2 cotton in at least 3-4 colors.
  • Scissors.
  • Two shuttles.
  • Bobbins.
  • Optional: computer with weaving software.