Denise is a weaver, dyer and “free-range seamstress” who loves painted warps, collapse techniques, and extended parallel threadings — all to make colorful, textured cloth used in garments for teaching, shows and sales. Her pieces have been juried into the HGA Convergence fashion shows since 2008.
Echo Weave is not a structure on its own. It uses a parallel threading technique. It takes one line of threading and doubles it with an “echo” on another pair of shafts. Usually woven in 4 colors for interesting patterns and iridescence. Jin is the correct term for Turned Taquete, which has been used for 2000 years. Jin is “warp-faced compound tabby.” It’s warp-faced because of the 3-pick-long warp floats on both sides of the fabric.
In the workshop weavers worked with three Echo tie-ups and treadlings and three Jin tie-ups and treadlings.
The photos and information on the workshop are from the weavers who participated. Thank you!