• 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.    
  • 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 Kornel Saturday Oct 3rd, 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 and examine how colors change depending on the mordant chosen. 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: 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: September 23,30 & Oct 7, 14    6-9pm Spinning yarn is one of the oldest fiber traditions whose basic techniques have not changed much since the Leonardo Davinci invented the modern spinning wheel around 1490. A meditative and relaxing process, spinning is great way for weavers, knitters and artists alike to create custom yarn. Participants will learn to spin and ply yarns in this exciting four week course.  
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, September 26st, 10 -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. Learn the basics of indigo dying and combine multiple techniques to create unique cloth. Then, enhance your indigo designs by incorporating multi layers of color removal using discharge immersion vats.
  • Handwoven in India, 100% wool and perfect for dyeing. 24” x 86” with fringe. These soft and lightweight fibers come from New Zealand and are processed in a spinning mill in West Bengal, India. 6 ends per centimeter.  
  • Handwoven in India, 100% silk and perfect for dyeing. 16” x 78”. This super soft silk comes from China and is woven in Bihar, India. 33 ends per centimeter.  
  • 11” x 80” Wool/Silk scarf Hand dyed by Praxis Staff 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