• 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!
  • 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!
  • Enter the Enchanting Raffle for a chance to win a handcrafted piece by our executive director, Jessica Pinsky.   'Dissection' no. 1 Assorted yarns, woven 12" 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. Piece can be picked up from Praxis Fiber Workshop or shipped at the winner's convenience.
  • 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.
  • Enter the Enchanting Raffle for a chance to win a handcrafted piece by our studio manager, Anna Routson.   No-waste woven shibori vest 100% hand-dyed Merino wool Size S - L   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. Vest can be picked up from Praxis Fiber Workshop or shipped 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
  • 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.