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  • A fun activity to do in your kitchen! Natural Dye with black beans, all supplies included: 22" x 22" 100% cotton bandana 6" x 4" 100% cotton pouch (that hold the beans) Black beans Alum (the mordant or fixer) Citric acid (lowers pH - makes dye pinker) Baking soda (Raises pH - Makes dye greener) Rubberbands and Twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists) 1 pair gloves          
  • $50 per hour of individual instruction with Praxis staff!
  • 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 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
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    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.  
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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: 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Get professional intense colors with our tie dye kit! Premixed dye just add water! Dyes about 8 Shirts. Supplies included: Navy, Red, and Gold dye in applicator bottles Soda Ash (presoak - fixer) Rubberbands and Twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists) T-shirts not included
  • Get professional intense colors with our tie dye kit! Premixed dye just add water! Dyes about 8 Shirts. Supplies included: Fuchsia, Turquoise, and Yellow dye in applicator bottles Soda Ash (presoak - fixer) Rubberbands and Twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists) T-shirts not included.
  • A fun activity to do in your kitchen or outside on a nice day! Natural Dye with marigold, all supplies included: 22" x 22" 100% cotton bandana Marigolds grown in our natural dye garden Alum (the mordant or fixer) Rubberbands and Twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists) Gloves          
  • 24” x 86” Wool/Silk scarf Eco printed then dyed with marigolds and indigo grown in our very own natural dye garden. Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry flat
  • 12” x 82” Wool/Silk scarf Hand dyed with marigolds grown in our very own natural dye garden. Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry flat
  • 12” x 82” Wool/Silk scarf Hand dyed by Praxis Staff Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry flat
  • 10” x 78” 100% wool scarf Hand dyed by Praxis Staff Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry flat
  • 10” x 78” 100% wool scarf Hand dyed by Praxis Staff Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry flat
  • 10” x 78” 100% wool scarf Hand dyed by Praxis Staff Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry flat
  • 8” x 70” 100% silk scarf Hand dyed with natural indigo grown in our very own natural dye garden Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry
  • 14” x 68” 100% silk scarf Hand Dyed by Praxis Staff with screen printed logo Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry
  • 14” x 68” 100% silk scarf Hand Dyed by Praxis Staff with screen printed logo Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry  
  • 11” x 58” 100% silk scarf Hand Dyed by Praxis Staff Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, air dry