Upcoming Workshops


book arts workshop

Book Arts 101

Weekend Intensive
Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn
November 18 - 19, 2017
11:00 - 5:00

This course introduces students to bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form that dovetails with fiber arts. Students learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create five different book structures. Each book model will explore the opportunities to connect fiber and book arts with techniques including embroidery, needle weaving, natural dyeing, and resist dyeing.

 


bundle dyeing workshop

Bundle Dyed Napkins

One-day Intensive
Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn
Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:00 - 5:00

Make a gift that is as unique & beautiful as it is eco-friendly! In this six hour workshop, students will learn the basics of extracting color from plants for accessible and sustainable, naturally-dyed cloth napkins. We'll explore the Bundle Dyeing technique of directly imprinting fabric with the petals, leaves, and roots of dye plants to create beautiful patterns. Students will walk away with a set of bundle dyed napkins. Gifts for the season and skills for a lifetime!


fabric marbling workshop

Fabric Marbling

One-day Intensive
Textile Arts Center, Manhattan
Sunday, December 17, 2017
11:00 - 5:00

One of our younger students once described marbling as "magic fighting magic". That's pretty much how we feel about this magical technique. In this course students will learn the fundamentals of marbling, including how to select fabrics and prepare a marbling vat to create permanent prints.  After getting familiar with traditional patterns, students can develop their own palette and style to create a suite of patterns


natural dyeing workshop

Natural Dyeing 101

Weekend Intensive
Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn
January 6 -7, 2018
11:00 - 5:00

This two day intensive introduces students to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable botanical dyes. Students learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric. We’ll discuss the history of natural dye use, and explore some contemporary applications of pattern. Students will leave with the substantial beginnings of a swatch library documenting a range of fibers, dyes, mordants, and modifiers. Bring along any materials you'd like to experiment with!


botanical indigo dyeing workshop

Indigo Dyeing

One-day Intensive
Textile Arts Center, Manhattan
Sunday, January 14, 2018
11:00 - 5:00

Focusing on plant derived natural indigo, students in this intensive workshop will prepare two indigo vats for dyeing both protein and cellulose fibers. We’ll create an array of swatches and explore resist dyeing techniques reliant on the particular working qualities of indigo. Fabric will be provided, but feel free to bring along some light colored natural fabrics to experiment with!


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Large Format Fabric Marbling

One-day Intensive
Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn
Sunday, January 21, 2018
11:00 - 5:00

In this one day intensive, students will learn the basics of marbling on fabric, including how to prepare a marbling vat and the best pigments to use for permanent prints. We’ll discuss the history behind European marbling traditions, then get colorful creating marbled monoprints. Small studies will be expanded upon in our large 4x4’ marbling vat, where students will have the opportunity to print yardage with their unique patterns! Materials will be provided by TAC, but students may bring additional natural fiber fabrics if they wish.


book arts workshop

Book Arts 101

Weekend Intensive
Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn
February 10 - 11, 2018
11:00 - 5:00

This course introduces students to bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form that dovetails with fiber arts. Students learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create five different book structures. Each book model will explore the opportunities to connect fiber and book arts with techniques including embroidery, needle weaving, natural dyeing, and resist dyeing.

 


Registration for all Textile Arts Center classes can be found here.

Contact Natalie for information about private lessons for individuals or small groups.