Whether you are utilizing a studio pass, or you’ve rented a loom, you must sign-up for Open Studio hours by signing up for a time-slot. You won’t be charged for the registration—it’s simply to let us know you’re coming and reserve you a spot. Currently we have a maximum occupancy of 10 people in the studio (Dye Lab: 2; Printing Table: 2; Weaving Area: 4; Sewing Area: 2; Machine Knitting: 2).
To sign-up for Open Studio, email email@example.com including the date, time-slot(s) and area of the studio that you’re planning to use. You can sign up for multiple sessions at once. You’ll receive an email confirming your reservation. If you don’t hear back from us before your planned session, please call the studio during office hours (718-369-0222) to complete your sign-up.
When you arrive for Open Studio, check in at the front desk and follow the protocol.
There is a studio monitor or staff person on duty during every Open Studio session to help you sign in and answer general questions, however, you are expected to have a working knowledge of the equipment and procedures you are using. If there is a new skill you would like to learn, please ask us about private classes.
TAC is a community-use studio. You are responsible for clean-up after yourself and will be asked to begin clean up 20 minutes prior to the end of Open Studio hours. Please plan your projects with enough time to clean up your equipment and station. There are disinfecting supplies available in every area in the studio, and we ask that Open Studio users clean the shared equipment before and after use.
Masks are mandatory inside of TAC studio at all times.
Current Open Studio Sessions (NOTE TAC will be closed 12/22/2021 – 1/3/2022):
- Monday 11/29 – 11am – 2pm and 6:30 – 9pm
- Tuesday 11/30 – 11am – 2pm
- Wednesday 12/1 – 11am – 2pm
- Thursday 12/2 – 11am – 2pm
- Friday 12/3 – Closed
- Saturday 12/4 – 6.30 – 9pm
- Sunday 12/5 – 6.30 – 9pm
- Monday 12/6 – 6:30 – 9pm
- Tuesday 12/7 – 11am – 2pm
- Wednesday 12/8 – 11am – 2pm and 6:30 – 9pm
- Thursday 12/9 – 11am – 2pm
- Friday 12/10 – Closed
- Saturday 12/11 – Closed
- Sunday 12/12 – Closed
- Monday 11/13 – 11am – 2pm and 6:30 – 9pm
- Tuesday 11/14 – 11am – 2pm and 6:30 – 9pm
- Wednesday 12/15 – 11am – 2pm and 6:30 – 9pm
- Thursday 12/16 – 11am – 2pm
- Friday 12/17 – Closed
- Saturday 12/18 – 11am – 9pm (FULL DAY! Sewing area closed)
- Sunday 12/19 – 11am – 9pm (FULL DAY! Yardage Table and Dye Lab closed)
- Monday 12/20 – 11am – 2pm and 6:30 – 9pm
- Tuesday 12/21 – 11am – 2pm and 6:30 – 9pm
- Wednesday 12/22 – Monday 1/3 TAC Closed
Open Studio hours are subject to change. Please continue to check here for updates.
Specialty and class-specific materials are not included in Open Studio access unless a student is currently registered in that course. These materials include but are not limited to: indigo, natural dyes, marbling size and paint, tin fix for silk painting, warp yarns, wool top or fleece, book arts papers, leather hides and leather hardware, block printing rubber, and embroidery thread. These items are not available for purchase.
Materials we do offer for purchase:
Translucent bond for screen printing:
Most of the equipment featured in our Facilities & Resources section are available during Open Studio, however any single user equipment requires a prior reservation for use during Open Studio. These items are designated with a “*” under Tools & Equipment.
Please contact us to reserve any of these items during Open Studio:
The Textile Arts Center is equipped with:
Schacht Wolf Pup looms
4 harnesses, 18″ weaving width
Schacht Baby Wolf looms
4 and 8 harnesses, 26″ weaving width
16 harnesses, 30″ and 40″ weaving widths
AVL Dobby loom
24 harnesses, 60″ weaving width
Loom rental is limited and subject to availability and reserved for experienced weavers. While there is a studio monitor or staff person on duty during every Open Studio session, all weavers will be expected to have a working knowledge of equipment and techniques, including winding warp and dressing the loom.
If you’d like a refresher or a chance to expand your skills, take one of our classes!
*This includes use of the loom, weaving equipment, and in-house materials as well as access to the studio during Open Studio hours for the duration of the rental.
We have different storage options available for rental, to allow Open Studio users to keep their materials, equipment and projects at TAC.
Cubby sizes and rates:
3 cubic ft (14” x 18” x 22”)
7 cubic ft (32” x 18” x 22”)
14 cubic ft (32”x 18” x 44”)