• Instructor: Rebecca Cross Tuesdays: October 16, 23 & 30, November 6 Learn how to forge for natural dye materials in local metro parks and community gardens. Bring dye stuff from your own garden to experiment with on various types of fiber. Learn the chemistry basics of natural dyes and mordants and how colors change depending on the mordant you choose. Incorporate rust prints, eco printing and indigo dyeing for layered and complex results. You will also contribute to the creation of our very own natural dye garden at Praxis Fiber Workshop.
  • Instructor: Eleanor Anderson Saturday, October 26th, 9:30-4:00pm In this 1 day workshop, students will learn the basic stitches of embroidery such as couching and french knots, among many others.  Students will create a sampler and spend time practicing the techniques on cotton fabric during the workshop. This workshop is perfect for beginners and a great technique to do at home!
  • Instructor: Kathryn Simmons Wednesdays: February 26, March 4, 11, & 18 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.
  • Studio Membership, $225/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.

  • Instructor: Trey Gehring Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27 6 - 9pm Students will learn to read draft patterns while experimenting with overshot on eight shaft looms. Some weaving experience is required and students should have knowledge of warp/weft calculation and loom set up before taking this course. Open studio sessions (Wednesday and Sunday from 12-4pm) are included during the 4 week course and it is recommended that students are available for those extra hours to complete an advanced project.
  • Instructor: Gregory Hatch Saturday, February 22, 10am-4pm Have you always wanted to learn to felt? Now you can! This accessible course will teach you the basics of wet felting while also exploring the sculptural potential of seamless felted forms. Learn how you can transform wool into functional objects, organic soft sculptures, or even theatrical puppets. This class is designed with the beginner in mind and requires no prior experience. *Please select local pick up at check out
  • In Collaboration with: Praxis Fiber Workshop & Circle of Renewal Yoga + Wellness Studio Date: Saturday April 4, 2020 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Cost: $80 early bird $120 after March 15, 2020 Location: Retreat will be held at Praxis Fiber Workshop -15301 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110 Facilitated by Chris Keller, Owner of Circle of Renewal Yoga & Wellness Studio & Praxis Fiber Workshop   Calling all women who do too much! The new year is the perfect time to pause, vision, and consciously create your intentions for the year ahead. Creating an intentional pause from life’s endless “to-do’s” can change everything and up-level your connection to joy, vitality and inner-radiance! In collaboration, Circle of Renewal Yoga & Wellness Studio and Praxis Fiber Workshop is offering a half-day retreat dedicated to slowing down, recalibrating and connecting with a supportive sisterhood. We will work to renew our commitment to self-care and creativity with self-care tools that nourish and inspire. This workshop includes gentle movement, relaxation practices and an opportunity to create an individualized self-care plan. We will explore dissolving barriers to expression and share in heart-centered communication and connection with yourself and other like-minded women. Part two of the workshop will include creating a literal translation of your intentions for 2020 by creating an intention scarf.  Explore an intuitive process by writing your mantra or intention onto the handwoven scarf with a resist and then use colors of your choice to reveal your unique design onto the fabric. Take home this garment that you can wear and be reminded of your beautiful intention for 2020. If you are ready to renew and rebuild your resiliency for life’s ups and downs and prepare for the year ahead come and explore unique ways to help you find balance as a busy, modern woman. Come gather for an intentional and illuminating transition into the new year and leave feeling empowered and refreshed. Cost includes a light lunch and tea and supplies to create an intention scarf. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing. Be prepared to unplug. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Reserve your spot today. Cost: Early bird price $80   March 15th, 2020 $120 after early bird ends Registration closes: March 30th, 2020
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  • Instructor: Sarah McMahon Thursdays, Oct. 17, 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 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: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, November 9th, 9:30-4:00pm 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!
  • Instructor: Jasmine Kornel Saturday February 29, 10am-4pm Learn the basics of natural dyes and mordants and how colors change depending on the mordant you choose. Use multiple immersion baths for layered and complex results. Feel free to bring dye stuff from your own garden to experiment with on various types of fiber. You will also use plants from Praxis' very own natural dye garden. All materials are included. *Please select local pick up at check out
  • Instructor: Cathryn Amidei Saturday/Sunday October 20 & 21th, 9:30-4pm In this course, learn an introduction to the TC2 jacquard loom! The TC2 is a handloom that digitally controls every thread in the warp independently. This workshop will present methods using photoshop to create patterns, imagery and color in the woven matrix on a handloom.  As a special event to kick start the opening of our Digital Leaving Lab, Praxis invites instructor Cathryn Amidei to teach this course on a Tc2 shipped to Cleveland from North Carolina. Cathryn has been studying and weaving Jacquard for 15+ years. She has travelled extensively, studying and teaching on the TC2. She spent a year living in Norway working and walking at Tronrud Engineering Headquarters: the Digital Weaving Norway production facility. She owns a TC2 and provides technical support to Artists and Universities in North America when they purchase the loom and after.