• 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
  • Support the mission of Praxis and receive all promotions and mailings. 15% discount on classes* and workshops *This does not include CIA classes held at Praxis
  • 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
  • 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!
  • $50 per hour of individual instruction with Praxis staff!
  • 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.  
  • 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: 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.
  • Support the mission of Praxis and receive all promotions and mailings. 15% discount on classes* and workshops *This does not include CIA classes held at Praxis
  • 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          
  • 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: 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.