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A Slow Fashion Challenge Aims To Grow Cleveland’s Local Textile Industry

Amy Eddings for ideastream | May 3, 2021 Read the original article here. Many people picked up new projects to stay occupied during the pandemic shutdown. But here’s one that’s pretty audacious. About 50 people – mostly women, most from Northeast Ohio – signed up for a challenge: make an outfit, from scratch, using [...]

By |2021-05-18T21:28:39+00:00May 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on A Slow Fashion Challenge Aims To Grow Cleveland’s Local Textile Industry

Praxis Natural Dye Project grows community during Covid-19 pandemic

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON for The LAND | APRIL 22, 2021 Read the original article here. After the success of last year’s volunteer effort to grow indigo plants to obtain their natural deep blue dye, Praxis Fiber Arts in the Waterloo Arts District of Collinwood has expanded its “Adopt Indigo” Program. “The program created a community [...]

By |2021-05-18T21:11:51+00:00May 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Praxis Natural Dye Project grows community during Covid-19 pandemic

Digital loom weaves new opportunities for Praxis Fiber artists

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSTON for The LAND | APRIL 5, 2021 Read the original article here. With the opening of the Digital Weaving Lab at Praxis Fiber Workshop last month, the Waterloo Arts District in Collinwood added another jewel to its already glittering crown. It is the only such training center with a digital loom that [...]

By |2021-05-18T21:13:35+00:00May 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Digital loom weaves new opportunities for Praxis Fiber artists

How to Dye with Black Bean

What you need: 1 cup black beans 4 tbsp pickling alum (the mordant or fixer) Citric acid or vinegar Baking soda Rubber bands and twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists) natural fiber (cotton, linen, wool, silk, etc.) Want all the materials in one place? Here is a kit with all you need! Instructions: [...]

By |2021-03-09T21:01:38+00:00March 9th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Dye with Black Bean

The Making of a Hat: Part 1 – How Much Fiber do I need?

By Denise Williams The number one question I am always asked when one wants to spin for a project is - how much fiber do I need to spin? There are some factors that need to be considered, such as fiber type and yarn weight, but there are also some quick and dirty guidelines [...]

By |2021-02-16T19:43:18+00:00February 15th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on The Making of a Hat: Part 1 – How Much Fiber do I need?

Free Virtual Mending Workshop

Virtual mending workshop By Mathilda Savocchia Praxis Fiber Workshop is hosting a free virtual mending workshop on Sunday, February 21 from 1 - 3 PM. This workshop will be held free of charge, as it will be used to collect data for a research study at Kent State University. Please read the following for [...]

By |2021-02-08T21:28:12+00:00February 8th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Free Virtual Mending Workshop
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