• Instructor: Jen Omaitz Saturday, May 1st 10am-4:00pm Learn the magical art of marbling on fabric with this one day intensive workshop. We will explore pattern, color and design through marbling. Marbling consist of suspending inks on on thickened water (carrageenan). The inks are then manipulated through a series of swirls, rakes and other techniques to transform them into given design. Each student will have the opportunity to experiment on paper and silk and will finish the workshop with a silk marbled scarf.
  • Silk Marbled Scarves

    Variations:

    1)Red, Orange & Blue Silk Marbled Scarf - 11" x 60"

    2)Blue & Gray Silk Marbled Scarf - 11" x 60"

    DETAILS:

    CARE:

    • Hand wash cold
    • Dry flat

    *Marble your own scarf in our Silk Marbling Workshop

    **If variation is not in drop down menu - color way is no longer available. Items are individually dyed and are 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!
  • Instructor: Dru Christine *This workshop is ON SITE at Dru Christine Fabrics and Design Saturday, February 12 10am-4pm

    Join us for a first time partnership with local fashion designer Dru Christine! This 'Sewing Basics' workshop will take place on site at Dru Christine Fabrics and Design located inside Lake Affect Studios, 1615 E 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44114. Use fabric that you hand painted at Praxis (See 'Fabric Painting' on January 29) or purchase unique designed fabric from Dru Christine. Particpants will learn to thread the sewing machine and to sew the shell of a 20" throw pillow. Beginners welcome! No experience with sewing is needed for this class. With the basics of sewing you will be able to tackle any beginner project on the sewing machine.

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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.  
  • Thank you for supporting Praxis Fiber Workshop!
  • Over-dyed Cotton/Linen Scarves

    Variations:

    1)Blue & red stripe Cotton/Linen Scarf - 19" x 70"

    2)Blue & gray stripe Cotton/Linen Scarf - 19" x 70"

    DETAILS:

    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • Cotton/Linen Blend

    CARE:

    • Hand wash cold
    • 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.

  • 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.

         
  • 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.

         
  • 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!
  • Instructor: Jasmine Kornell Saturday, April 30 10am-4pm

    So many colors can be found in nature! This workshop will focus on exploring the array of color that can be achieved using historically cultivated natural dyes on a variety of cellulose fabrics. Natural dyes are an amazing way to acknowledge our environment and connect us to the history of making fabric. During this workshop, you will learn how to use natural dyes on protein, or animal fibers. This is a perfect course for someone interested in diving into natural dyes for the first time. Protein fibers are more forgiving than cellulose and make the dyeing process easier. Participants will use wool and silk however these techniques can be applied to any protein fiber. The basics of fabric mordanting and dye extraction will be covered as well as some simple resist techniques (shibori) to enhance color variations. Students will have the opportunity for open experimentation and will leave the class with a variety of samples and studies. No experience is needed and all materials are included. Do you have protein fiber you’d like to try, bring it along!

  • Instructor: Jasmin Kornell Saturday, June 11 10am-4pm So many colors can be found in nature! This workshop will focus on exploring the array of color that can be achieved using historically cultivated natural dyes on a variety of cellulose fabrics. Natural dyes are an amazing way to acknowledge our environment and connect us to the history of making fabric. Cellulose is any fiber that is plant based such as cotton, linen and rayon. This process differs from protein fibers as the colors are more difficult to mordant or fix to the fabric. Participants will try many different mordanting techniques such as alum, copper, aluminum and post mordant baths. You 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 (shibori) to enhance color variations. All levels are welcome! Take our 'Natural Dyeing with Wool' class to complete your introduction to Natural Dyes.
  • Natural Dyed Yarn - Madder Root

    Variations:

    1)Madder 5/2

    2)Madder  Darker 5/2

    3)Madder 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 Corona Virus, 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 - Logwood

    Variations:

    1)Logwood variegated 10/2

    2)Logwood variegated 10/2

    3)Logwood 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 Corona Virus, 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.

  • 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 Scarves - Marigold

    Variations:

    1)Marigold Wool/Silk Blend Scarf - 24" x 86"

    2)Marigold Wool/Silk Gradient Scarf - 12" x 82"

    3)Marigold Wool/Silk Blend Scarf - 24" x 86"

    DETAILS:

    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • Dyed with marigolds grown in our natural dye garden
    • Wool/silk blend

    CARE:

    • Hand wash cold
    • Dry flat

    *Dye your own project with marigold using our Marigold Natural Dye Kits.

    **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 Bandanas - Black Bean

    Variations:

    1)Black Bean Immersion Dye Acidic

    2)Black Bean Tie Dye Acidic

    3)Black Bean Immersion Dye Neutral

    4)Black Bean Immersion Dye Basic

    5)Black Bean Tie Dye Basic

    DETAILS:

    • 22” x 22” cotton bandana
    • Hand dyed by Praxis Staff
    • Dyed using our Black Bean Natural Dye Kit

    CARE:

    • Hand wash cold
    • Dry flat

    *Dye your own project using our Black Bean Natural Dye Kit.

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

  • Instructor: Anna Routson Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:00-9:00pm Interested in experimenting with unconventional materials? Learn to thread a floor loom and weave with or without a plan. Learn how to integrate everyday objects into your weavings. You will become comfortable with all of the steps in the weaving process while using repurposed materials to create unique pieces of art. This class is designed for beginner and intermediate weavers in mind. No prior weaving experience required.
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    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          
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