Basket Making - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Basket Making:

 

COILED BASKETS AND BOWLS

In this workshop participants will reinterpret the ancient technique of coiliing using modern materials easily found in the hardware and yarn store.  Create vibrantly patterned, sturdy, heirloom quality bowls and vessels.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Basket Weaving 101

Learn the basics of basket weaving: different natural materials, types of baskets, and how to shape and weave a basket. Students will work on a variety of projects, exploring different basket weaving techniques, such as twinning, ribbing, plaiting.

 

Basket Weaving 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes (listed as Intro to Basket Weaving) feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Block Printing - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Block Printing:

 

BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

In this workshop, students learn the basics of carving and stamping their own rubber blocks to make a basic tote bag of their own design.

 

 

 

 

Block Printing 101

In this course, students will learn the basics of Block Printing on paper and fabric. Students will learn carving techniques for rubber blocks, linoleum plates and wood blocks, how to print using dye pastes and inks, design fundamentals and how to create a repeat, and how to create multi-color prints.

 

Block Printing 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes (listed as Intro to Block Printing) feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

 

Bobbin Lace

Bobbin lace is a lacemaking technique in which lengths of thread wound on bobbins are twisted and braided. As the work progresses, the lace is held in place with pins placed in a lace pillow following a pattern. In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of Torchon lace and how it's constructed. We will be focusing on Half stitch, Linen stitch, and Whole stitch techniques, while constructing simple bobbin lace sampler. Students will also work towards making a simple Torchon tape lace. 

 

Bobbin Lace is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 


 

Book & Paper Arts - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Book and Paper Arts:

 

COPTIC BOOK BINDING

Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal. In this class, students will learn the basics of coptic binding through creating a small book. Students are invited but not required to bring decorative papers they would like to use for their book's cover.

 

 

 

 

PAPER CUTTING

In this three-hour course, you'll learn about design approaches and techniques for paper-cutting, and the many different applications of the craft. Such applications range from small projects (cards, shadow puppets), to medium ones (posters, stencils and screen print templates), to truly large and awesome ones (light boxes, wheat pastes for walls, and theatrical crankies). Paper-cutting is an elegant, accessible, and moving art form.

Book Arts 101

Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books. Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect through techniques including embroidery, needle weaving, natural dyeing, and resist techniques.

 

Book Arts 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Drafting 101

 

Drafting 101 is a class for weavers of all levels who are ready to delve further into the math and logic behind planning a weaving. Students will learn how to read weave drafts, practice drawing drafts, and leave with an understanding of how to create their own draft so that they can plan personal projects.    

 

Drafting 101 is offered as a 1 Day Class, and it will be best when combined with weaving practice and/or weaving classes.

Dyeing - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Dyeing:

 

INDIGO DYEING

In this workshop, students learn the basics of creating an all organic indigo dye vat, and how to dye with it. Fabric will be provided, but feel free to bring along some light colored natural fabrics to experiment with (cotton, linen, wool, etc)! 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIBORI DYEING

In this class, students will learn the basics of Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing,stitching, binding and knotting, to create beautiful and well defined patterns.

 

 

Dyeing 101

This class will take students through basics on dyes, chemicals and additives while focusing on how to mix and blend colors to get your desired effects. Once you prepare your dyes students will learn immersion dyeing, direct application, tie-dye, and hand painting. All techniques will be learned through fun projects that students can take home with them.

 

Dyeing Explorations is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Embroidery

In this course, students learn traditional embroidery stitches as well as develop their own way of drawing with thread. Students will be introduced to a variety of ways of creating lines and textures on cloth and image transferring techniques. Students will leave with their first embroidery sampler and an embroidery hoop to continue practicing.

 

Embroidery is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Fabric Marbling

In Fabric Marbling students will learn the fundamental materials and techniques for marbling on fabric, including how to set up a marbling bath, prepare fabrics, and the best inks to use. Techniques covered include Japanese suminagashi and western-style pattern making, students will gain the technical understanding needed to get creative in the marbling vat.

 

Fabric Marbling is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Felting 101

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers. In this 12-hour course, students will learn the basics of both dry and wet felting. Students will learn how to create seamless felted flat pieces, as well as 3D forms. Techniques to make slippers, pillows, and bowls will be demonstrated.

 

Felting is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Fiber Jewelry - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Fiber Jewelry:

 

KUMIHIMO BRAIDING

In this workshop, students will learn the Kumihimo technique, a simple card braiding technique traditional from Japan. Using natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, you will design and create a unique bracelet and finish it with vintage and reclaimed brass components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POM PON PARTY

In this course participants will learn how to create handmade pompons that can be used to decorate clothing, fabrics, and accessories as well as to use in their artworks. All supplies will be provided at the Pon-a-thon but feel free to bring any yarn you would like to use.


 

Katazome

Katazome is a Japanese resist dyeing using rice past. Students will learn to make a cut-paper stencil, makea traditional rice resist paste, print/paint with paste resist, and finally dye the work created. Students will also explore the basics of stencil design for repeat patterns or single design motifs.

 

Katazome class is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After-workshops are 3-hour, project-based classes good for all levels. Morning Series and After Workshops classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Knitting/Crochet: After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Knitting/Crochet:

 

CROCHET RAG RUGS

In this workshop, students will learn the basic crochet stitches and how to transform old clothes and fabric into yarn. Students will start working on a small crochet rug using the yarn made in class.

Leather Working - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Leather Working After Workshops are project-based ranging from wallets, to bowls, baskets and more! Check out upcoming sections below to learn what great After Workshops are coming up.

 

LEATHER WALLETS

In this class, students will learn how to create a small, basic leather wallet, while learning about rivets and professional stitching techniques that look like machine made!

 

 

 

 

 

LEATHER BOXES AND BOWLS

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of leather working through designing and constructing a small leather bowl or box. Some ornamental and surface design techniques, such as trapunto and edge lacing, will also be taught.

 

 

 

 

 

Leather Working 101

In this course, students learn the basic concepts of working with leather while developing skills for designing and working with patterns, materials, tools, sewing and finishing techniques.

 

Leather Working 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes (listed as Intro to Leather Working) feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Leather Working 201: Advanced Techniques

Have you taken Leather Working 101 or have leather working experience and want to continue expanding your skills and knowledge?
 
In this course, students will continue learning the fundamentals of leather working, studying in more depth the various types of leather, cuts, and their uses; different tool uses and care; pattern making; hand-stitching techniques; and edge finishing and burnishing techniques. Students will work on a variety of samples to practice the learned the skills.
 
Pre-Requisite: Leather Working 101 or leather working experience

 

Leather Working 201: Advanced Techniques is offered as either a 4-week class or a Weekend Intensive. The course comes with free Open Studio time for up to a week after the end of the course to work on the techniques learned in class.

Machine Knitting 101

In this class, students will learn the basics of machine knitting on their own individual Brother 864 standard gauge knitting machine. Students will learn the cast on and cast off processes, how to get a finished edge, how to increase and decrease, and garment finishing. Students will walk away with a finished project. Examples of past projects include: socks, tank tops, a hat, and a scarf.

 

Machine Knitting 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Machine Knitting 102: Texture and Patterns

In this class, students will continue expanding their Machine Knitting skills and understanding on their own individual Brother 864 standard gauge knitting machine. This class covers more advance patterning techniques, such as  the use of punch cards and tuck stitches, tension swatching, cables, weaving techniques and other hand-manipulated stitches. Students will gain a much deeper understanding of the capabilities of a knitting machine and will leave with a collection of swatches and a small project based on their vision.

 

Machine Knitting 102 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Machine Knitting 201: Garment Construction

In this class, students will continue exploring the basics of Machine Knitting on their own individual Brother 864 standard gauge knitting machine. Students will learn the basics of drafting for knitting and garment shaping, different cast on processes, how to get a finished edge, how to increase and decrease, and garment finishing techniques. Students will walk away with a Machine Knitted garment based on their vision. Previous projects include sweaters, tank-tops and more!


 
Pre-requisite: Machine Knitting 101 required or equivalent experience.

 

Machine Knitting is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Macrame and Knotting Techniques

Macrame is a textile-making craft using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. In this class you will learn the basic knots of macrame and use it to make ornamental and decorative projects ranging from necklaces, to plant hangers and more.

 

Macrame is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Macrame/Knotting: After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. 

 

 

MACRAME PLANT HANGERS

Make a whimsical macrame plant hanger.  In this three hour class, you will learn square knots, half knots, crown knots, wrap knots, and if you’re a nimble knotter, maybe more!  What better gift than handmade?​


 

Natural Dyeing 101

In this 12 hour class, students will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials, including natural dye sources, how to extract colors, what mordants are, and how to use them to fix color.

 

Natural Dyeing 101 is offered as either a 4-week class or a Weekend Intensive. The course comes with free Open Studio time for up to a week after the end of the course to work on the techniques learned in class.

 

Paper-Cutting

In this three-hour course, you'll learn about design approaches and techniques for paper-cutting, and the many different applications of the craft,. Such applications range from small projects (cards, shadow puppets), to medium ones (posters, stencils and screen print templates), to truly large and awesome ones (light boxes, wheat pastes for walls, and theatrical crankies). Paper-cutting is an elegant, accessible, and moving art form.

 

 

 

 

Our classes are designed to focus on a learned skill rather than a final product. At TAC, our mission is to provide skills and knowledge for a lifetime! All materials for sample making and learning the technique are included. Any additional materials will need to be supplied by the student based on their vision.  4 Week Classes and Weekend Intensive students have access to Open Studio time for free for the duration of the class, to put their new knowledge to practice.

 

 

 

Sashiko Embroidery

Sashiko Embroidery is a traditional Japanese functional embroidery/stitching technique, which was used for mending and reinforce fabric. Through the use of mainly running stitch, with different lengths and alignments, an amazing array of patterns can be achieved.

Sashiko is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Screen Printing 101

In this course, students will be taken through the basics of screen-printing on both fabric and paper. You'll learn to coat and expose a screen using photo-emulsion and an exposure unit, how to print with water based inks, the basic principles of color registration and make beautiful prints.

 

Screen Printing 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Screen Printing 102: Printing with Dyes

In this class, students will learn how to print with dyes on fabric, instead of inks. Using dye printing pastes instead of inks allows for vibrant and transparent colors, without the "sit-on-top" effect that happens when printing with ink. Students will learn about different dyes available for fabric, different thickeners, how to prepare the dye print paste, how to print with it on fabric and the different ways to set it. 

 

Screen Printing 102 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Screen Printing 201: Yardage and Repeat Patterns

In this course, students will expand their knowledge of screen printing and print design, and learn various ways to create repeat patterns and how to print yardage on fabric. 

 

Screen Printing 201 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Screen Printing with Stencils

Screen-printing is a super fun way of getting a design printed and re-printed into anything you may want -- t-shirts, tote-bags, fabric, etc. While traditional screen-printing normally requires an exposure unit and photo-sensitive emulsion, screen-printing with stencils is the perfect do-it-at-home option. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of screen printing with stencils: how to make a stencil and how to print their own designs using textile inks.

 

Screen Printing classes are offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Screen Printing: After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. 

 

METALLIC FOIL PRINTING

In this three hour workshop, students will learn the basics of screen-printing with stencils, glue and metallic foil.  Discussion will include plastisol and water based glues.   Fabric is included, but students are welcome to bring any fabric or clothing they wish to add some shiny pizazz.

 

 


 

Sewing 101

In the Sewing 101 course students will learn the essential skills of sewing: how to use a sewing machine, basic pattern reading and sewing construction while creating a simple project, such as a fully lined tote or a simple A line tank top or dress.

 

Sewing 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Sewing 102: Dresses

Have you taken Sewing 101 or have experience sewing and are ready for a new challenge? In this class, students will go deeper into construction techniques and patterns, and through creating a dress. Students will chose from 3 different dress patterns, with slightly different silhouettes for various body types, but all exploring similar techniques. Some of the techniques taught include zippers and darts. 

 

Pre-requesite: Sewing 101 or basic sewing experience.

 

Sewing 102 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Sewing 103: Design a Bag

Do you find yourself admiring the items you can really use in life? That great duffle bag that holds all of your stuff or a sturdy backpack you can throw on and take to the beach or just a really nice tote made to withstand the everyday trudging through the streets of NYC? In this class you can design your very own and learn how to make it!
 
We will be learning about how to select the correct fabric, produce strong seams, make awesome pockets and also set in zippers. This class allows students to explore the more utilitarian side of sewing and culminates in producing a uniquely designed piece. Some sewing experience necessary
 
Pre-Requisite: Sewing 101 or equivalent sewing experience (sewing machine + basic construction knowledge)

 

Sewing 103 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

 

Sewing 201: Draping

In this class, students will advance their skills by learning to drape their own clothing over a dress form. Students will learn the fundamentals of fashion draping, including understanding grainline, draping on the bias, and using styling tape. The instructor will work with each student to develop a final design project which will then be turned into a sewing pattern.This class will focus on the dress form, and students will make a sample draped blouse or skirt.

 

Pre Requisite: Sewing 101 or solid knowledge of sewing construction techniques.

 

Sewing 201 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

 

Sewing 202: Pattern Making

Do you know the basics of draping and construction? Now it's time for the next step. In this 12 hour class, students will learn how to draft a basic one-dart skirt sloper - a wardrobe essential - using your their own measurements. Students will sew a mock-up of their design in muslin and learn how to make fit adjustments. The instructor will also cover how to create an A-line skirt pattern variation based on your original sloper. 

 

Prerequisite: Sewing 101, 201: Draping or equivalent experience.

 

Sewing 202 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Sewing After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Sewing:

 

SEW A TOTE BAG

Always wanted to know how to sew but have been afraid to try? This is the perfect class for you. In this after workshop, students will get introduced to sewing on a sewing machine, through constructing a fully reversible tote bag.

Shibori

Shibori is an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing, stitching, binding and knotting, to create beautiful and well defined patterns. Students will learn the techniques of shibori dyeing with fun dyeing projects.

 

Shibori class is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After-workshops are 3-hour, project-based classes good for all levels. Morning Series and After Workshops classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Silk Painting

Silk painting produces beautiful results and allows for a lot of creative freedom – like a water-color painting on fabric. In this class, students will learn and explore silk painting techniques using dyes and different resists.

 

Silk Painting is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Sock Knitting 101

Knit your own custom socks with the simple crank of a handle! In this course, students will learn how to set up and use a circular sock knitting machine from  Erlbacher Gearhart Knitting Machines to create a simple, wearable pair of socks. Materials will be provided but students and free to bring their own yarn. No prior knitting experience is necessary. Warning: Knitting socks on a circular machine is addictive! 

 

Sock Knitting is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.
 

Spinning 101

In this course, students will learn how to spin their own yarn and discover the step between shearing the sheep and yarn on a shelf. Students will also learn the fundamentals of spinning using a drop spindle, top and bottom whorls, and will experiment with different fibers, wool alpaca, cotton bamboo and more. Student will have the opportunity to try out the spinning wheel and will walk away with hand made skeins.

 

Spinning is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

 

 

Suminagashi

In Suminagashi classes students will learn the basics of suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique. The history and ideology shaping suminagashi will be covered, as well as basic fundamental tools and materials. Student's will learn how to create and pull suminagashi monoprints on paper and fabric, and leave with enough knowledge and skills to continue exploring on their own.

 

Suminagashi is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry weaving is an ancient technique used by many cultures to create fabrics for clothes and furnitures, and wall hangings. In our tapestry weaving classes, students will learn the basics of tapestry weaving, how to plan and design a tapestry project, and traditional and contemporary tapestry techniques.

 

Tapestry Weaving is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Tapestry Weaving - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Tapestry Weaving:

 

TAPESTRY WEAVING

In this workshop you'll learn how to make your own frame loom, how to set it up and how to weave, while experiment with color, pattern and texture.​

 

 

 

 

Weaving - After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Weaving:

 

WEAVING AND WARP PAINTING

Weaving is back at TAC NYC! In this workshop you'll learn basic weaving techniques on a two harness floor loom, exploring woven design options, through experimenting with color and texture. Students will work on pre dressed looms, and experiment painting their warp with textile inks to create imagery or pattern for their woven swatch.  A great introduction for new weavers, no experience is necessary! 

 

Upcoming Sessions:

 

 

DENIM RAG RUG WEAVING

In this workshop participants will weave a small area rug using blue jeans, learning weaving basics while crafting a timeless + useful object. Perfect for beginning weavers, denim devotees, and re-purposing aficionados. 

 


 

Weaving 101

Learn how to weave cloth on a floor loom! In this 12hour course, students will learn the principles of hand-weaving on a 4 harness floor loom, including how to wind your own warp, dress the loom, and explore basic weave structures— plain weave, basket weave, ribs and twills.

 

Weaving 101 is offered in 4-Week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

 

 

 

INKLE LOOM WEAVING

 

In this class, students will learn how to design and hand weave their own trims, belts and straps using the Inkle Loom. Students curious about the basics of the woven structure will enjoy this warp-faced weaving process. Open to beginners or seasoned weavers curious about a new process, Inkle Weaving is a fun opportunity to explore new technique. Your instructor will also share some historical and contemporary uses of the Inkle Loom and assist with project planning.

 

Inkle Loom Weaving is offered as a Weekend Intensive, which features 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Weaving 201: Double Weave

Ready to move on to more advanced weaving? If you've taken any of the beginner Weaving courses at TAC, or have prior experience dressing looms and pattern reading, this class is perfect for you! Students will focus on the double weave technique, which allows you to weave two layers simultaneously, and exceed the weaving width of your loom, create pockets, etc.

 

Pre-requesite: Weaving 101 or equivalent sewing experience


Weaving 201 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Weaving 202: Structures + Off-loom treatments

Are you a beginner/intermediate weaver and are ready to explore more complex weave structures and experiment with different fibers and materials? This class is for you! Throughout this 12h course each student will dress a loom with a complex weaving structure ( waffle weave, overshot, seersucker, houndstooth), become more comfortable with reading a weaving draft, have a better understanding of the versatility of the floor loom, and learn how to treat weavings post loom. You can expect to leave this class with an array of samples unique to each student.

 

Pre-requesite: Weaving 101 or equivalent weaving experience


Weaving 202 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.