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Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(477 Reviews)

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven -- common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.  

We appreciate the unique values of textile arts and want to expand opportunities for new practitioners to engage with the medium. Participatory learning is the foundation of our model and enables students from all backgrounds to make meaningful contributions to a growing community of fiber artists. Workshops, courses, events, and special programs at TAC allow professionals and novices alike to explore their creative ingenuity through handcraft processes. By engaging with groups ranging from newcomers to experts, we increase the positive social impact of textile arts and nurture innovations and leadership in the field.  

History


Textile Arts Center was founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY. Its main workshop hosts youth and adult programs in a wide range of media. The Brooklyn location also houses the Artists in Residency program, and is home to Sewing Seeds, a program dedicated to the dissemination of accurate information on natural dyes.  In 2011, TAC opened the doors of its Manhattan studio, which hosts youth and adult programs, as well as textile-related events.

Reviews of Textile Arts Center

(477 Reviews)
After Workshop: Fabric Marbling

9/29/2019
MEI LING T.

Attended: After Workshop: Fabric Marbling


I love the class which has a lot interaction and fun. Natalie introduced in very detail and demonstrated in a proper way which is good to students.

After Workshop: Indigo Dyeing

8/23/2019
Anonymous

Attended: After Workshop: Indigo Dyeing


Molly was very patient and so knowledgeable. I will definitely take another class.

Intro to Tapestry Weaving (One Day Class)

8/6/2019
Mitchel H.

Attended: Intro to Tapestry Weaving (One Day Class)


Perfect class. The first 2/3 of the class we learned a bunch of different techniques, which we then incorporated our own tapestry to take home and finish. It was exactly what I was looking for to get started on my personal projects. Highly recommend if you're curious about how this stuff is done.

Sewing 201: Draping

7/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Sewing 201: Draping


Excellent class. Instructor was organized and made the class fun. Learned many skills that could be further developed.

Introduction to Screen Printing

7/27/2019
Aditya P.

Attended: Introduction to Screen Printing


Hannah was a great instructor and I learned everything I needed.

Intro to Embroidery (Evening Series)

7/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Embroidery (Evening Series)


I’ve taken embroidery classes before but I learned stitches I’d never known in this one. Cate was a great teacher and very responsive to the class. I would love for her to offer a second part to this class, with more stitches and letting us work on a first design.

Large Format Suminagashi

7/24/2019
Stephanie C.

Attended: Large Format Suminagashi


EXTREMELY informative. I've taken over 3 Suminagashi marbling classes, this has to take the cake. I came away with +10 techniques to add to my Suminagashi marbling toolbox. I highly recommend purchasing the extra yards of fabric. So much freedom in this class and time to explore using the techniques and create great pieces.

Large Format Suminagashi

7/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Large Format Suminagashi


Natalie is a great teacher.

Intro to Machine Knitting

7/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Machine Knitting


It was a great class. Laura, the instructor, was extremely patient and had a calming disposition. After demonstrating a technique or process, she individually coached each of the students as we practiced on the machines. Definitely looking to take another class with her.

Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)

6/25/2019
Suzanne K.

Attended: Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)


Laura is a gifted teacher! We had a wonderful group of 6 students, and she did a great job recognizing the different levels of the students' needs. She is extremely patient and her instructions were clear. She has a great ability to troubleshoot. The facility is beautiful and I learned so much! Happy to have found you! Suzanne

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505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Textile Arts Center
Gowanus, Brooklyn
505 Carroll St
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Upcoming Classes at Textile Arts Center

After Workshop: Macrame Plant Hangers
After Workshop: Macrame Plant Hangers
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Katazome (Weekend Intensive)
Katazome (Weekend Intensive)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 11am - 5pm

After Workshop: Leather Wallet
After Workshop: Leather Wallet
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 11am - 5pm

Spinning (One Day Class)
Spinning (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 11am - 5pm

Sewing 101 (4 week)
Sewing 101 (4 week)
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 11am - 2pm

Leather Working 101
Leather Working 101
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

T-Shirt Printing
T-Shirt Printing
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

After Workshop: Kumihimo Braiding
After Workshop: Kumihimo Braiding
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Machine Knitting 102: Patterns and Texture
Machine Knitting 102: Patterns and Texture
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 5pm

Book Arts 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Book Arts 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 5pm

Introduction to Screen Printing
Introduction to Screen Printing
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 12th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

After Workshop: Tapestry Weaving
After Workshop: Tapestry Weaving
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

After Workshop: Bundle Dyeing
After Workshop: Bundle Dyeing
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Bobbin Lace 102: Advanced Techniques
Bobbin Lace 102: Advanced Techniques
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 16th, 11am - 5pm

Screen Printing with Natural Dyes
Screen Printing with Natural Dyes
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 16th, 11am - 5pm

After Workshop: Felting
After Workshop: Felting
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

After Workshop: Indigo Dyeing
After Workshop: Indigo Dyeing
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Intro to Silk Painting (One Day Class)
Intro to Silk Painting (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 23rd, 11am - 5pm

Large Format Marbling
Large Format Marbling
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 24th, 11am - 5pm

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Teachers at Textile Arts Center

Lindsay Degen Addison Walz Adrienne Antonson Adrienne Sloane Ahna Hughes Aimee McLaughlin Alicia Scardetta Amanda Denham Amelia Reyes Andrew Benincasa Annie Egleson Barbara Pearsall Blair Wilson Brigitta Varadi Caitlyn McLaughlin Callen Zimmerman Candice Thompson Cara Piazza Caroline Kaufman Cate McLaughlin Chi Nguyen Chris Moffett Chris Claire Schipke Clare Frost Colette Aliman Constance Sepulveda Cristina Maria, Arelis & Irma Dee Clements Denise Maroney Dira Adams Elena Kanagy-Loux Elise McMahon Ellyane Hutchingson Emily Curtis Emily Fischer Emma Redmond Erin Considine Erina Schultz Etta Sandry Fay Koplovitz Fay Koplovitz FIT Professional Speakers Florence Spurling Fort Makers Francesca Capone Hae Jung Shin Hannah Schultz Helen Dealtry Ilana Kohn Isa Rodrigues James Bickham James Bickman Jamie Kepko Jamie Lau Jennie Maydew Jessica Marquez Jessica Dell Jessica Marquez and Rebecca Kelly Jodi Usher Joetta Maue i Joetta Maue Joey Casey Joey Korein John Bartlett José Picayo Judith Caban & LinDel Sandlin Judith Grasshopper & Friends Julia Elsas Julia Silver Gordon Juliana Sabinson Kaelyn Garcia Karen Young Karin Persan Karyn Lao Kat Roberts Kate Phillips Katharine Lentini Katherine Levinton Kathleen McDermott Kathryn Malik Kathy Hattori Katie K Katrin Reifeiss Katy Fischer Kayla Carpitella Kelly Valletta Kira Baker Kira Silver Kira Silver Baker Kristen Lombardi Kristen Arnett Laura Eliason LeBrie Rich Lily Piyathaisere Lindsay Degen Linh Truong Lisa Sikorski Lix Zackeroff Liz Smith Liz Spencer Liza Sikorski Lynn Hunter Lynn Hunter Maeve Broome Malika Green Mallory Zondag Mandy Kordal Maria Biehn Mark Schuyler Mark Schuyler Matt Tommey Megan Piontkowski Megan Canning Michael Kehrlein Molly George Mr. Chris Ms. Shannon Murphy Theil N'Ketiah Brakohiapa Nadia Albertini Naomi Clark Natalie Stopka Neil Goss New Friends Nicole Asselin Nina Zilka Nina Zilka Noah Pica Olgalyn Jolly Olivia Zisman Owyn Ruck Pam Paterson Penelope Reichley Peter Lappin Peter Olsen Philip Sachs Phillip Sachs Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer PJ Cobbs Polly Fossey Poupeh Missaghi Rachel Milano Rachel Rose Rachel Miller Rebecca Ringquist Robert Fullem Sam Crow Samantha Bittman Sara Peterman Sarah Hein Sarah Bahr Scarlett Larson Sewing Seeds Staff Shabd Simon-Alexander Sheridan Black Shiva King Simone Evans Solange Roberdeau Sonia Kim Tali Weinberg Titania Inglis Toshie and Marico Chigyo Travis Boyer Victoria Manganiello Vien Le Wood Visnja Popovic Whitney Newton Whitney Crutchfield Zaida Adriana Zoe Latta
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