Lucienne Coifman:Rep Weave

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Bold | Subtle. Dark | Light. Strong | Flexible.

These words all describe rep weave, a versatile warp-faced fabric characterized by its intricate block patterns and highly ribbed texture.

In Rep, Rips, Reps Weave, author Lucienne Coifman takes weavers beyond the traditional forms and familiar patterns. She provides complete drafts and full instruction for more than 20 of her stunning project designs—rugs, placemats, runners, wall hangings, and samplers.

Rep, Rips, Reps is a complete workshop in rep weaving—for both the beginning and advanced weaver. Lucienne shares the proven tips and techniques she has developed through years of teaching. There’s also a photo gallery of games, mazes, and 3-D forms to inspire you to have fun and experiment on your own.


Read what the experts are saying

Linda Ligon
Founder of Interweave Press and Thrums Books

“Take a simple plain weave draft, crowd the warp ends together, use a fine weft and a heavy one—and the result is a sturdy, durable fabric with a look all its own and endless design possibilities.
“In Rep, Rips, Reps Weave, Lucienne Coifman explores this weave with clarity and creativity, making it accessible to a novice weaver and intriguing to the more experienced.
“From the simplest two-block-on-two-shaft design to the endless variations of eight blocks on eight shafts, the explanations are clear, the hints and know-how helpful, and the projects both handsome and provocative.
“Clean layout, beautiful photography, and careful writing and editing make this a classic worthy of any weaver’s library. Rep weave deserves to be used more often than it is in the United States, and Coifman’s book leads the way.”

Jean M. Scorgie
Former editor of Handwoven magazine and creator and publisher of Weaver’s Craft

“Presented as elegantly as they are designed, Lucienne Coifman’s striking collection of architectural designs shows an innovative approach to handwoven rep textiles for the home. With complete directions for weaving each design, projects range from placemats and runners to wall hangings and rugs, with several small three-dimensional projects for good measure. Using easily available pearl cotton in a wide range of colors, Rep, Rips, Reps Weave sets a high standard of design and craftsmanship.”

About Lucienne

Lucienne Coifman, a former research assistant in biochemistry, is self-taught in the art of weaving. She has been developing and teaching her rep weave methods and designs for more than thirty years. Her work has appeared in Handwoven and Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot magazines and in juried exhibitions in Europe and throughout the United States.

Lucienne invites readers to send their questions and comments about Rep, Rips, Reps Weave: Projects, Instruction, and Inspiration to her at info@lucienne-repweave.com.

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Teaching Schedule

Besides teaching regular classes at Creative Art Workshop (New Haven) and Guilford Arts Center (Guilford), here is the list of special workshops and lectures.

July 20–23, 2017
MAFA Conference
Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Classic and nontraditional rep weaves workshop

July 13–17, 2017
NEWS 2017
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Program t.b.a

April 19–21, 2017
New Hampshire Weaving Guild
Concord, NH
Classic and Nontraditional Rep weaves. Workshop Lecture t.b.a

November 17–18, 2016
HGC
Glastonbury CT
Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves Workshop

August 3–6, 2016
HGA Convergence 2016
Milwaukee, WI
Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves Workshop
Rep Weave: Books, Bags, Boxes and Beyond Lecture
Super Seminar

April 8, 9, 10, 2016
Vermont Weavers Guild
Randolph, VT
Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves Workshop
Rep Weave: Books, Bags, Boxes and Beyond Lecture

March 19, 2016
HGC
Glastonbury CT
Rep Weave: Book, Bags, boxes and beyond
Mini workshop

July 9–12, 2015
New England Weavers Seminar
Smith College
Northampton, MA

July 14, 15, 16, 2014
Convergence!
RI Convention Center
Providence, RI
Exploring rep weave and related warp-faced weaves
Workshop

July 12, 13, 14, 2013
New England Weavers Seminar
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Exploring rep weave and related warp-faced weaves
Workshop

April 13–14, 2013
Pioneer Valley Weavers Guild
Northampton, MA
Exploring rep weave and related warp-faced weaves
Workshop

October 14–15, 2011
Mohawk-Hudson weavers’ Guild
Schuylerville, NY
Rep weave and other warp-faced weaves
Workshop

August 16–19, 2012
Gaylord, MI
Rep weave and other warp-faced weaves
Workshop

July 15–16, 2011
New England Weavers Seminar
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Rep weave and other warp-faced weaves
Workshop

October 15, 16, 17, 2010
Vermont Weavers Guild
Randolph, VT
Rep weave and related warp-faced techniques
Workshop
Lecture

March 20, 2010
Handweavers Guild of CT
Glastonbury, CT
Rep weave with 4 to 8 harness
Mini workshop


Upcoming Workshops

July 20–23, 2017
MAFA Conference
Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Classic and nontraditional rep weaves workshop

July 13–17 2017
NEWS 2017
Smith College
Northampton MA
Program t.b.a

April 19–21, 2017
New Hampshire Weaving Guild
Concord, NH
Classic and Nontraditional Rep weaves. Workshop Lecture t.b.a

November 17–18, 2016
HGC
Glastonbury CT
Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves Workshop

August 3–6, 2016
HGA Convergence 2016
Milwaukee, WI
Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves Workshop
Rep Weave: Books, Bags, Boxes and Beyond Lecture
Super Seminar

April 8, 9, 10, 2016
Vermont Weavers Guild
Randolph, VT
Classic and Nontraditional Rep Weaves Workshop
Rep Weave: Books, Bags, Boxes and Beyond Lecture

March 19, 2016
HGC
Glastonbury CT
Rep Weave: Book, Bags, Boxes and Beyond
Mini workshop

July 9–12, 2015
New England Weavers Seminar
Smith College
Northampton, MA

July 14, 15, 16, 2014
Convergence!
RI Convention Center
Providence, RI
Exploring rep weave and related warp-faced weaves
Workshop

July 12, 13, 14, 2013
New England Weavers Seminar
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Exploring rep weave and related warp-faced weaves
Workshop

April 13–14, 2013
Pioneer Valley Weavers Guild
Northampton, MA
Exploring rep weave and related warp-faced weaves
Workshop

October 14–15, 2011
Mohawk-Hudson weavers’ Guild
Schuylerville, NY
Rep weave and other warp-faced weaves
Workshop

August 16–19, 2012
Gaylord, MI
Rep weave and other warp-faced weaves
Workshop

July 15–16, 2011
New England Weavers Seminar
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Rep weave and other warp-faced weaves
Workshop

October 15, 16, 17, 2010
Vermont Weavers Guild
Randolph, VT
Rep weave and related warp-faced techniques
Workshop
Lecture

March 20, 2010
Handweavers Guild of CT
Glastonbury, CT
Rep weave with 4 to 8 harness
Mini workshop

Weaving Classes

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:30
6-12 week sessions
Website

Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT
Tuesday mornings, 9-12
6-12 week sessions
Website

Favorite Links

Convergence
Handweavers Guild of America
Handweavers Guild of Connecticut
Vermont Weavers Guild