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I'm a weaver, dyer, occasional spinner and "free-range seamstress" who loves painted warps, collapse weave, and extended parallel threadings -- all to make colorful, textured fabrics used in garments for teaching samples, shows and sales. My pieces have been juried into the HGA Convergence fashion shows since 2008. About 15 years ago I started teaching at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center here in Rochester, NY, and now I also teach at conferences and guilds in Canada and the United States.

Working out of my home, I weave on a 16-shaft Toika compu-dobby loom, a 12-shaft Macomber jack loom, a 16-shaft Germaine table loom and a 12-shaft LeClerc table loom. In addition, I like to travel with my 8-shaft Structo: Just take down the castle, put it in a suitcase, and I'm good to go.

To contact me, please send an email to: dkovn[at]

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Thanks for visiting!


alice said...

I do not have a Mac and have tried and tried to figure out the commands for my PC for 8 shaft Echo weave. I did find the the Draw Freehand button, but after that I am LOST. Is there someone, or someway that I can get some help?


Denise Kovnat said...

Alice, that is a good point! I will take a look at Fiberworks on my PC and I can get back to you with instructions. However, I do need your email. Can you share it with me in a private email to dkovn[at]