• Enter the Enchanting Raffle for a chance to win a handcrafted piece by our instructor, Eleanor Anderson. ***Pick-up only***   Basket of Softies Hand crafted basket filled with hand-printed foam blocks Felted wool rope and , silk noile Dimensions of basket - 21" x 21" x 12"   Each raffle ticket is $10 and there is no limit to tickets purchased. All proceeds will go toward fundraising for our TC2 Jacquard Loom. The raffle will close on September 25, 2020, at which time we will contact each winner by email and phone. Basket can be picked up from Praxis Fiber Workshop at the winner's convenience.
  • October 10, 11, 17 from 9 to 11AM EST

      Join renowned digital weaver and North American TC2 representative, Cathryn Amidei for a brand new virtual curriculum to prepare you for weaving on a TC2 jacquard loom. During this three day intensive workshop, you will learn to optimize your interaction with Photoshop to create a successful digital weaving file. With registration, participants will receive a digital folder of basic black and white images to begin sample work and PDF versions of each stage of the process. Day 1 & 2 - learn the newest approach to developing structures in photoshop. Begin designing a weaving file with stock images and patterns and generate concepts for your own unique design. Day 3 - Bring your finished design for group review, troubleshooting and feedback. Your design can incorporate one or two shuttles with the knowledge on how to expand. All learning styles accommodated with multiple approaches offered. All sessions will be recorded. Leave ready to weave on a TC2!
  • October 24, 25, 31  9-11AM EST

    Jacquard Weave File Design II
    This course builds upon the fundamentals presented in Jacquard Weave File Design I.
    Join renowned digital weaver and North American TC2 representative, Cathryn Amidei for a brand new virtual curriculum to prepare you for weaving on a TC2 jacquard loom. During this three day intensive workshop, you will learn to optimize your interaction with Photoshop to create a successful digital weaving file.
    Content will focus on the development of weaves and effects using multiple shuttles, and approaches to dimensional fabrics- additional double or triple weave effects including 2 faced and double width fabrics, as well as approaches to developing files that include supplemental wefts.
      All learning styles accommodated with multiple approaches offered. All sessions will be recorded. Leave ready to weave on a TC2!   Dates: October 24, 25, 31 from 9 - 11AM EST Cost: $180 Course Maximum: 10
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, September 26st, 10 -4pm Discover the ancient practice of Shibori using natural and synthetic indigo. Shibori is a Japanese technique to bind, tie and stitch fabric to create different resisted marks and patterns. Learn the basics of indigo dying and combine multiple techniques to create unique cloth. Then, enhance your indigo designs by incorporating multi layers of color removal using discharge immersion vats.
  • Instructor: Deb Berkebile Saturday, October 17th, 10 – 4pm Eco Printing is a form of natural dyeing where plant materials are bundled and use a direct contact printing method, drawing out tannins & pigments from plants to make interesting and surprising marks on  protein (silk, wool) fibers which are transferred to fabric via steaming or boiling. Two for one bundling is a favorite technique. Learn how to make an iron blanket which dramatically changes and deepens the colors of the printed leaves.You will learn how to use natural dyes on your pre-mordanted silk fabrics. and the use of color blankets. Enjoy creating your own fabulous Ecoprinted fabrics.
  • $50 per hour of individual instruction with Praxis staff!
  • Instructor: Kathryn Simmons Wednesdays: Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, & 17    6-9pm
    Spinning yarn is one of the oldest fiber traditions, the basic techniques of which have not changed significantly since Leonardo Da Vinci invented the modern spinning wheel circa 1490. A meditative and relaxing process, spinning is great way for weavers, knitters and artists alike to create custom yarn. Participants will learn to prepare fiber, spin fiber and ply yarns in this four-week course.  
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    Instructor: Sarah McMahon Mondays, September 14,21,28 & Oct 5 , 6:00-9:00pm Interested in learning how to create your own cloth? Or do you already have a loom at home but have no idea where to start? In Intro to Weaving you will learn how to weave on floor looms from yarn to cloth. By weaving a color and weave sampler scarf using simple woven structures, you will become comfortable with all of the steps in the weaving process all while creating a beautiful scarf to show off to all of your friends. This class is designed with the beginner in mind and requires no prior experience. It is also a great course for anyone that has learned to weave in the past, but needs a refresher.
  • Instructor: Jasmine Kornel Saturday Oct 3rd, 10am-4pm This workshop will focus on exploring the array of color that can be achieved using historically cultivated natural dyes on a variety of fabrics. Students will get the opportunity to use  multiple immersion baths for layered and complex results and examine how colors change depending on the mordant chosen. The basics of extraction and storage of dyes will be covered as well as some simple resist techniques to enhance color variations. All materials are included. Students are welcome to bring additional potential dye material for experimentation.
  • Instructor: Anna Routson Mondays 6-9 Oct 19, 26 & Nov 2, 9   6-9pm Students will learn to read weaving drafts by picking an eight shaft pattern and planning their projects. Some weaving experience is recommended.  
  • Instructor: Jen Omaitz Saturday, November 7th 10am-4:00pm Learn the magical art of marbling on fabric with this one day intensive workshop. We will explore pattern and design through marbling. We will also explore color and marbling techniques through both traditional (Ebru) and non traditional approaches. Marbling consist of suspending inks on on thickened water (carrageenan). Inks are put though a series of swirls, rakes and other techniques to transform into given design. The outcome then becomes printed, similar to monoprinting, on paper and silk.
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, Oct. 24, 10am - 4pm Discover the ancient practice of Shibori using natural and synthetic indigo. Shibori is a Japanese technique to bind, tie and stitch fabric to create different resisted marks and patterns. This workshop focuses on stitch resist and indigo. Beginners are welcome.