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

INDIGO: COMMUNITY NATURAL DYE GARDEN IN THE WAKE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

INDIGO: COMMUNITY NATURAL DYE GARDEN IN THE WAKE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC Author: Jessica Pinsky In 2018 Praxis Fiber Workshop leased two parcels from the City Land Bank and turned abandoned soil in North Collinwood into a quarter acre of thriving indigo and marigold plants. In 2019 we doubled the scale and added a second [...]

By |2020-07-28T19:47:44+00:00July 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on INDIGO: COMMUNITY NATURAL DYE GARDEN IN THE WAKE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

‘Not Pucks Type’ By Chef April Thompson – February 15 at 6pm

When I first decided to create this culinary visual art exhibit, I knew that I wanted it to represent the power of the African American woman. My challenge was to emulate the photographic genius that is “Not Manet’s Type” thru cuisine. I chose to do this by recreating some of the iconic dishes of Wolf [...]

By |2020-02-27T16:45:59+00:00January 19th, 2020|News, Past Events|Comments Off on ‘Not Pucks Type’ By Chef April Thompson – February 15 at 6pm

City Music Chamber Series – January 24 at 7:30pm

Join CityMusic Cleveland for its first Chamber Performance of 2020 at Praxis Fiber Workshop! Concerts are free, no ticket required Friday, January 24th, 2020 7:00 p.m. (reception begins at 6:30 p.m.) Praxis Fiber Workshop 15301 WATERLOO RD, CLEVELAND Program: Farrenc Piano Quintet #1, Opus 30 Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat, Opus 44 Musicians: Violin [...]

By |2020-02-27T16:46:15+00:00January 19th, 2020|News, Past Events|Comments Off on City Music Chamber Series – January 24 at 7:30pm

Indigo Banners Draw A Connection From Cuyahoga River Fire To Our Blue Jeans

Many public art projects are slated for this month’s 50thanniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire and the clean-water movement it spawned. But only one connects that 1969 environmental catastrophe and the current day one caused by our jeans and the dye that makes them blue. “Indigo is the color that we know because of our [...]

By |2019-06-26T19:53:00+00:00June 26th, 2019|Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Indigo Banners Draw A Connection From Cuyahoga River Fire To Our Blue Jeans

Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways turns our reimagined river into a living work of art

Water. Margaret Atwood wrote that water is patient, Martin Luther King opined for justice to roll down like water, and Leonardo da Vinci reminds us that water is the driving force in nature. Universally considered an eternal symbol of life, purity, and rebirth, water comprises 71 percent of our planet and over 50 percent of our [...]

By |2019-07-25T00:11:49+00:00January 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways turns our reimagined river into a living work of art

Local artist and neighborhood champion turns a vacant, forgotten lot into a promising indigo farm

 In neighborhoods across Cleveland, vacant, overgrown lots undergo a transformation for fruits and veggies to take root, but in one vacant lot in Cleveland's Waterloo Arts District, an indigo garden had its first successful season. Jessica Pinsky, the founder of Praxis Fiber Workshop, a nonprofit fiber art center in the revitalized arts district of Collinwood, said [...]

By |2019-01-31T21:06:23+00:00January 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Local artist and neighborhood champion turns a vacant, forgotten lot into a promising indigo farm
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