• Support the mission of Praxis and receive all promotions and mailings. 15% discount on classes* and workshops
  • 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.
  • August 17, 18 & 24 6-8pm

      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!
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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)
             
  • 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: 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.    
  • 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            
  • 100% cotton yarn, great for dyeing. approximately 4oz, 520 yds
  • 100% cotton yarn, great for dyeing. approximately 4oz, 1050 yds
  • Support the mission of Praxis and receive all promotions and mailings. 15% discount on classes* and workshops
  • 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.