• Instructor: Eleanor Anderson Saturday, August 29, 10am-4pm In this one day workshop, students will dye silk scarves (materials provided). While our cloth dyes in the vat, we will design and create linoleum blocks using carving tools and then use them to print on our scarves and bandannas. This class will explore repeat pattern strategies as well as color relationships on fabric.
  • Instructor: Jasmine Kornel Saturday July 11, 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. Many of the dyes will be from the Praxis natural dye garden. 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: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, March 21, 10am-4:00pm Create your own unique fabric by using thickened dyes to make designs that are one of a kind! Learn how to do simple printmaking techniques that will enhance the complexity your fabric designs. Bring your sense of fun and experimentation! This workshop will be held outside and you will be provided with an individual table and supplies.  
  • Instructor: Jen Omaitz Saturday, August 8th 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 on silk scarfs. 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 a given design. The outcome then becomes printed, similar to monoprinting, on a surface of choice.  
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, July 25, 10 – 4pm Explore using soy wax as a resist on fabric to create a sophisticated look of multi-dimensional layering in easy to do steps. We will work with fabric paints and/or dyes for our color palette and discuss the layering of colors. We will make or use found objects for stamping into the fabric using the soy wax. Demonstrations of wax removal techniques. This workshop will be held outside and you will be provided with an individual table and supplies.
  •   Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, May 2nd, 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.  The natural indigo is grown in our very own dye garden here in Cleveland. Beginners welcome. This workshop will be held outside and you will be provided with an individual table and supplies.  
  • Support the mission of Praxis and receive all promotions and mailings. 15% discount on classes* and workshops
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    • 15% discount on classes* and workshops
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  • Basic Membership

    $55.00 / month
    • 15% discount on classes*, workshops and loom rental
    • Free access to open studios on Wednesdays and Sundays from noon-4pm

    Note: Your card will be charge $55.00 automatically every month until you contact Praxis to cancel your subscription.

  • Thank you for considering a donation to Praxis Fiber Workshop. We accept donations via checks to Praxis: 15301 Waterloo Road, Cleveland OH 44110, or make a donation securely online below.
  • We offer open studio time Wednesdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00pm. $30 drop in.

    Open studios is a great way to try out the workshop at Praxis! Do you have a project you’re working on but need space or equipment? Come use ours! Maybe you’ve taken a class but need a little extra time to work.  A drop in fee of $30 includes access to our dye lab, print tables and equipment.  All dyes and chemicals are included, just bring your materials. or buy some of ours! Drop in hours are for artists who have taken a related class in the past or have experience with the equipment. If you are interest in learning how to use our facilities please consider taking a workshop or individual instruction in order to utilize open studio. Email contact@praxisfiberworkshop.org if you have questions!
  • Studio Membership

    $275.00 / month

    Studio Membership, $275/month

    • Private 170 sq. ft. studio space.
    • 15% discount on classes*, workshops and loom rental
    • 24/7 access to Praxis with your own key fob and security code.
    • Small storage locker
    • Dyes and chemicals for most common dye processes
    • Opportunity to participate in exhibitions
    • Communal workspace with large pinable tables
    *This does not include CIA classes held at Praxis

    Note: Your card will be charge $275.00 automatically each month until you contact Praxis to cancel your subscription.

    • Support the mission of Praxis. Receive all promotions and mailings.

    Note: This is a one-time payment of $50.00.

  • Support the mission of Praxis and receive all promotions and mailings. 15% discount on classes* and workshops
  • Working Membership

    $125.00 / month
    • 15% discount on classes*, workshops and loom rental
    • 24/7 access to Praxis with your own key fob and security code.
    • Small storage locker
    • Dyes and chemicals for most common dye processes
    • Opportunity to participate in exhibitions
    • Communal workspace with large pinable tables
    *This does not include CIA classes held at Praxis

    Note: Your card will be charge $125.00 automatically each month until you contact Praxis to cancel your subscription.

  • 100% cotton yarn, great for dyeing. approximately 4oz, 1050 yds
  • 100% cotton yarn, great for dyeing. approximately 4oz, 520 yds
  • 100% cotton, T-Shirts perfect for dying. Rubber bands and twine included for tie-dye or shibori resists. If out of smalls, try a youth large.
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    A fun activity to do in your kitchen or outside on a nice day! Natural Dye a silk scarf, all supplies included: 22" x 22" 100% silk scarf Marigolds grown in our natural dye garden Alum (the mordant or fixer) Rubberbands and Twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists)          
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    A fun activity to do in your kitchen or outside on a nice day! All supplies included: T-shirt Marigolds grown in our natural dye garden Alum (the mordant or fixer) Rubberbands and Twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists) XS - Youth M S - Youth L M - Adult M L - Adult L XL - Adult XL            
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    A fun activity to do in your kitchen or outside on a nice day! Natural Dye a silk scarf, all supplies included: 4 oz unmercerized cotton Marigolds grown in our natural dye garden Alum (the mordant or fixer) Rubberbands and Twine (for creating beautiful designs with resists)
    • Select small for 10/2 cotton (thinner)
    • Select large for 5/2 Cotton (thicker)
             
  • 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) Free T-shirt XS - Youth M S - Youth L M - Adult M L - Adult L XL - Adult XL            
  • 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) Free T-shirt XS - Youth M S - Youth L M - Adult M L - Adult L XL - Adult XL            
  • 100% cotton, T-Shirts perfect for dying. Rubber bands and twine included for tie-dye or shibori resists.