• Instructor: Sarah McMahon Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 , 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? You will learn how to weave on floor looms from yarn to cloth. By weaving a sampler scarf using simple woven structures, you will become comfortable with all of the steps in the weaving process, 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. Apply for a scholarship to take the class. Pamela Wolfe Scholarship to support the advancement of early education in weaving. This scholarship is made in the loving memory of Pamela Wolfe, daughter of Arthur and Judy Wolfe. Fill out the form below to apply.

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  • July 12, 13, 19 2021, 6:30- 8:30 EST

    Jacquard Weave File Design II
    This course builds upon the fundamentals presented in Jacquard Weave File Design I but is not required.
    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!   Cost: $180  Course Maximum: 10
  • June 14, 15, 21, 2021 6-8pm Eastern

      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 weaves and 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 sample images (or your own) 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! Dates: June  14, 15 & 21 6-8pm Eastern Cost: $180 Course Maximum: 10
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, August, 10-4 pm 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. The natural indigo is grown in our very own dye garden here in Cleveland. Then, enhance your indigo designs by incorporating multi layers of color removal using discharge paste and discharge immersion vats.
  • Create your own Fiber Jewelry! August 14, 10-4pm In this workshop participants will have chance to learn the basic macramé skills and ancient Chinese weaving Techniques- Nianzhi. This is a unique technique that was commonly used in basketry and Jewelry.  Very intricate texture can be achieved and by combining with Macramé it will make fabulous fiber art piece. All participants will learn how to make fiber jewelry in a fun and supportive environment. About the Artist: Xuena Pu is a Columbus based independent fashion designer. She was born and grew up in Kaifeng China, an ancient Chinese city. She immigrated to the US in 2014 and graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in May 2020. She is the 2020-2021 Emerging Artist Fellow at Praxis Fiber Workshop.
  • Instructor: Jasmine Kornel Saturday, August 7th, 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. 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: Deb Berkebile Saturday, July 31, 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 scarves.
  • Instructor: Tony Williams Saturday & Sunday, July 24 & 25, 10 – 4pm Students will explore the Art of Mark making using a variety of tools and techniques (including wax, raffia and cassava (yucca) paste) to form a resist, creating patterns and textures when dyeing with Natural and synthetic Indigo.  This two day intensive will explore African Designs and Adire patterns while discovering the origin of Indigo in the Americas and its importance.   Adire Alabela Batik, Adire Eleko, Adire Oniko Tie-Dye and will all be processes we will explore in this class.   Adire Alabela, which means wax resist, is the Yoruba version of batik. Using wood stamps, stencils, or foam rubber, beeswax or paraffin wax is applied to the fabric. The fabric is then dyed and the process is repeated with the next color.   Adire Oniko is tied or wrapped with raffia to resist the dye. Two different tie-dye techniques will be taught using raffia.  Stitch resist is when raffia is sewn with a needle into fabric to create design.  The second process uses raffia and sometimes assorted seeds or other small items to tie designs into fabric by hand. Once the designs have been created, the fabric is dyed and dried before the raffia is taken out to show off the resist patterns.   Adire Eleko is the process of creating designs using cassava paste (yucca) applied with a small broom and a chicken feather.  Cassava can be applied by stencil or by hand.  After drying, the piece is dipped in Indigo or other dye and the cassava paste is removed leaving a resist pattern.   About the Instructor: Tony Williams is a Cleveland based artist who's approach to works of art is like the Ashanti proverb. “You must you must act as if it's impossible to fail." Whether working in paper or a fabric quilt, or a pen and ink illustrations, his sense of design and line quality are always present in his work. A former student of the Cleveland Institute of Art, and a graduate of the Art of the Institute of Pittsburgh. Tony uses his life experience as a catalyst for his work. A self-taught Indigo artist, costume designer and Accessory designer in New York's garment industry have molded and shaped his view and eye for design. Tony uses his willingness to experiment and try new techniques and methods to expresses Art. Tony's work has been shown in numerous local and national juried exhibits, international exhibitions and publications have featured his work. Tony is currently working with Indigo on paper.
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, July 10, 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. About the Instructor:
    Sandy Shelenberger is an artist from Conneaut, OH whose textile art has been widely exhibited.   She hand-dyes much of her fabric and uses surface design techniques such as batik or experimental screenprinting to create her own marks and patterns. In addition to quilting, Sandy has become enamored with working in encaustic and cold wax.  Sandy teaches dyeing, shibori and surface design techniques on fabric. She is a member of Textile Art Alliance, Cleveland Museum of Art, Surface Design Association, Art Quilt Network and the Northeast Pennsylvania Artist Association.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for the creative process.
  • Saturday June 12, 10 -4 pm Imagine you can draw with yarn! In this workshop students will be introduced to the American craft of punchneedle embroidery, a cousin of rug-hooking! Punchneedle embroidery is different from traditional embroidery in that the “needle” is more similar to an awl and there are no knots! Fragile, fun, and fast-paced, punchneedle embroidery is a relaxing way to create rugs, pillows, and wall decor. Students will be introduced  to the craft of punchneedle embroidery complete an embroidered hoop that they can hang for decoration or gift.   About the Instructor: Katie Mongoven (Chinese-American, b. 1995) is a fiber artist based in Cleveland, OH. Born in Shanggao, China during the One Child Policy, Mongoven grew up in Washington, DC and received her BFA from the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. www.ktmongoven.com    
  • Instructor: Jasmine Kornel Saturday, June 5 , 10 – 4pm Weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters, or anyone that works with yarn will benefit from this one-day intensive. This course focuses exclusively on acid dyes and wool fiber. Participants will learn multiple techniques to prepare yarn and create unique, colorful yarns.  Students will learn through demonstrations and hands-on experience to make their very own custom yarn for their next project.   About the Instructor: Born and raised in Cincinnati, Jasmine is a visual artist, designer and educator currently residing in Northeast Ohio. She received her MFA in Textiles from Kent State University School of Art in 2018. Her work generally employs the textiles medium in a sculptural capacity. The relationship between cloth, the body and the mind is a continual conversation. Exploration and process are important elements in her work as well as incorporating sustainable techniques into her making practice such as low impact dyeing, material choice, recycling and craft practices. She works as a part-time instructor at Kent’s Fashion School and as an assistant designer for uni-sex clothing company GODDESS. Her work has been accepted into both local and national exhibitions and she is always working on a production line of wearable textiles that are shown locally.  www.jasminekornel.com
  • Congratulations on your residency at the Praxis Digital Weaving Lab! We are thrilled to welcome you.
  • Congratulations on your full month residency at the Praxis Digital Weaving Lab! We are thrilled to welcome you.
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  • 4"  W x 11" H Handwoven fringe lampshade lightbulb not included

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  • 4"  W x 7" H Handwoven fringe lampshade lightbulb not included

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  • 4"  W x 11" H Handwoven fringe lampshade lightbulb not included

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  • 18"  W x 24" H Handwoven fringe lamp lightbulb included

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  • 8"  W x 11" H Handwoven fringe lampshade lightbulb not included

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  • 18"  W x 13" H Handwoven fringe lampshade lightbulb not included

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  • 16"  W x 13" H Handwoven fringe lamp with light bulb included

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  • 17"  W x 24" H Handwoven fringe lamp with light bulb included

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  • Perfect for tree, window, or garden ornament

    DETAILS:

    • Naturally dyed silk petals dipped in resin
    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff

    * Item is individually dyed and is one of a kind.

         
  • Perfect for tree, window, or garden ornament

    DETAILS:

    • Naturally dyed silk petals dipped in resin
    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff

    * Item is individually dyed and is one of a kind.

         
  • Perfect for tree, window, or garden ornament

    DETAILS:

    • Naturally dyed silk petals dipped in resin
    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff

    * Item is individually dyed and is one of a kind.

         
  • Thank you for participating in our Fiber e-Fair and supporting Praxis Fiber Workshop!
  • Thank you for participating in our Fiber e-Fair and supporting Praxis Fiber Workshop!
  • Thank you for participating in our Fiber e-Fair and supporting Praxis Fiber Workshop!
  • Perfect for tree, window, or garden ornament

    DETAILS:

    • Naturally dyed silk petals dipped in resin
    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff

    * Item is individually dyed and is one of a kind.

         
  • Tie Dye Swaddles

    DETAILS:

    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • 100% Cotton
    • size - newborn

    CARE:

    • Machine wash cold with like colors
    • Air dry flat

    *If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are one of a kind.

         
  • Tie Dye Onsies

    DETAILS:

    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • 100% Cotton
    • size - newborn

    CARE:

    • Machine wash cold with like colors
    • Air dry flat

    *If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are one of a kind.

         
  • Tie Dye Onsies

    DETAILS:

    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • 100% Cotton
    • size - newborn

    CARE:

    • Machine wash cold with like colors
    • Air dry flat

    *If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are one of a kind.

         
  • Tie Dye Onsies

    DETAILS:

    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • 100% Cotton
    • size - newborn

    CARE:

    • Machine wash cold with like colors
    • Air dry flat

    *If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are one of a kind.

         
  • Natural Dyed Yarn - Fustic with Iron

    Variations:

    1)Cochineal variegated 5/2

    2)Cochineal variegated 5/2

    3)Cochineal 5/2

    DETAILS:

    • Naturally hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • 100% unmercerized cotton
    • 4 oz

    CARE:

    • Hand wash cold

    *Sold in skeins, may ball at the studio if using local pick up (Wednesday and Sunday 12 - 4) Due to coronavirus, Praxis staff will ball yarn for free by request. Please specify in comments.

    **If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are one of a kind.

    ***Learn to dye with natural dyes in our Natural Dye Workshop.

  • Natural Dyed Yarn - Fustic with Iron

    Variations:

    1)Fustic variegated 5/2

    2)Fustic variegated 5/2

    3)Fustic green 5/2

    4)Fustic variegated 5/2

    DETAILS:

    • Naturally hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • 100% unmercerized cotton
    • 4 oz

    CARE:

    • Hand wash cold

    *Sold in skeins, may ball at the studio if using local pick up (Wednesday and Sunday 12 - 4) Due to coronavirus, Praxis staff will ball yarn for free by request. Please specify in comments.

    **If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are one of a kind.

    ***Learn to dye with natural dyes in our Natural Dye Workshop.

  • Natural Dyed Yarn - Fustic

    Variations:

    1)Fustic 1st extraction 10/2

    2)Fustic 2nd extraction 5/2

    3)Fustic  2nd extraction 10/2

    4)Fustic  2nd extraction 10/2

    DETAILS:

    • Naturally hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • 100% unmercerized cotton
    • 4 oz

    CARE:

    • Hand wash cold

    *Sold in skeins, may ball at the studio if using local pick up (Wednesday and Sunday 12 - 4) Due to coronavirus, Praxis staff will ball yarn for free by request. Please specify in comments.

    **If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are one of a kind.

    ***Learn to dye with natural dyes in our Natural Dye Workshop.

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