Calling all weavers who’ve ever had their beautiful colors weave into mud
The secret to weaving with color isn’t about your level of creativity or having the right “intuition”...
It’s about understanding the systematic approach to how colors interact with one another.
LET US EXPLODE YOUR MIND ABOUT HOW COLOR TRULY WORKS.
Discover your “light bulb” moment with color in weaving.
The live Weave Along is over, but you can still learn:
The fundamentals of designing beautiful cloth with a rule-set that finally makes sense
Why your colors mix into mud and the exact formula to solve the curse
How to choose colors correctly to make sure the pattern shows
The key to producing beautiful designs with simple stripes
Life-long color hacks in an enjoyable and relaxing online environment
You will walk away with the knowledge and understand that color is not too complicated nor confusing for you to tackle.
You’ll be amazed at what future creations are possible when you finally discover color!
You and Janet are amazing! What an incredible gift you are giving us with this structured class on color. I could have never figured it out on my own, with just trial and error.
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What’s Inside the “Discover Color”
You'll learn how to:
Pick a palette with the potential for gorgeous results
You’ll choose your colors (and order yarn if you need it).
You’ll walk away knowing...
Exactly how color mixing works in weaving
How to pick yarns that mix into bright or dull colors, just as you want
How to prevent your pattern from blurring into mud
You’ll choose the warp color and a draft, then warp the loom. You’ll experiment with color mixes in plain weave, and you’ll choose your tabby and pattern weft combinations.
You’ll finish week two with...
An understanding of how the draft affects color mixing
Hands-on experience with color blending in weaving - two different ways!
Practice weaving with two shuttles and winding a doubled weft
You’ll discover the delightful Color Editor, which will make designing your mug rug a snap! You’ll also weave samples and mug rugs with solid color tabby and pattern wefts.
You’ll complete the weave-along and get clarity on...
Designing with stripes in tabby and pattern weft
Working with contrast and drama
Stripes and your draft
You’ll weave with weft stripes and will complete a set of beautiful mug rugs - perfect for a holiday gift...or even better to keep for yourself! 😉
Weekly Q&A Sessions
FIVE 90-minute recorded Q&A sessions with Tien and Janet answering questions about stash weaving, color in weaving, and (occasionally) cats!
Weekly Demo Sessions
THREE 90 minute recorded demo sessions where Tien and Janet walked through the lessons with a real student, Kate!
Upon signing up, you’ll be welcomed into a online community of talented weavers. Share your journey, gain the support, and soak up the inspiration!
All sessions feature searchable closed captioning and downloadable transcripts.
Meet Your Teachers - We’re thrilled you’re here!
FROM THE LOOM OF TIEN CHIU
The moment I discovered that color was based on science and not intuition…
(which took hundreds of swatches, months of continual trial and error, a scientific math degree, and a ridiculous amount of patience)
...was the exact moment it became my mission to share my findings with other technically-driven, knowledge-hungry weavers.
I've won countless awards for my work - my handwoven wedding dress is in the permanent collection of The Henry Ford Museum, my Kodachrome Jacket was featured as the Garment Challenge winner on the cover of Handwoven, and I've written over thirty articles for some of the most respected weaving magazines today. I've taught online courses for thousands of weavers.
But my most significant accomplishment to date?
Helping weavers like you feel more confident with color every single time you wind your warp.
My promise is to deliver a SIMPLIFIED and FUN process for you to work through not only during this weave-along, but that you can implement for every future project here on out.
FROM THE CLASSROOM OF JANET DAWSON
After enrolling over 8,000 students in my original floor loom course, students unanimously rave at my knack for breaking down and teaching complex ideas in a way that’s easy to understand and finally “clicks.” This mentality and thoughtfulness is exactly what you’ll receive during your Discover Color weave-along.
As a teacher for many conferences, guilds, and schools across the US and Canada - I can help you feel confident that YOU CAN make educated, informed design choices that will produce good cloth because you understand what’s going on on your loom.
Truthfully, I love to help mold happy, confident weavers - sometimes even more than I love weaving myself…and I’m pretty obsessed with weaving! But helping others like you understand and enjoy all parts of weaving – project planning, loom prep, as well throwing the shuttle – is my favorite part of the whole business. I can’t wait to meet you!
Wow! You two are the dynamic duo! It is amazing how you can pack so much information into one class. Your knowledge and willingness to share is inspirational. Thank you.
Why Should You Join?
Weaving is the perfect solo hobby… But after hours (days! months!) alone at the loom, it can sometimes feel stagnant and lonely. And with social distancing in effect, it can feel even lonelier.
That’s why you’re invited to join a vibrant community of chatty, fun, and creative weavers to level up your passion, productivity, and possibilities!
Join a community of others who have the same zest for weaving and will help:
Inspire new projects
Bounce ideas around
Solve color and design roadblocks
Provide the ultimate sense of inclusion.
We had almost 6,000 participants in the live Weave-Along - so come on in - the water’s warm! Between our super-active Facebook community and course materials, it’s sure to jazz up your weaving routine!
We can’t wait to inundate you with exciting color knowledge that helps you see color in an entirely new way!
Thank you so much, Tien and Janet. This weave-along has been a blast and oh, the things I have learned. And sharing the journey with others has been inspirational and encouraging. What a treasure trove of creative juices flowing!
You May Be Wondering…
Color is not fickle or variable.
Color is not fickle or variable.
In fact, color is constant and predictable once you understand its rules and tendencies.
We can’t wait to help you discover (and devour!)
color in weaving!