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Chunky Knit Blanket

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn the art of creating your own cozy and stylish blanket using a no-needles knitting process in this online class. With a DIY craft kit delivered to your door, you'll have all the materials you need to make a snuggly throw blanket. This workshop is perfect for beginners and will teach you everything you need to know to create the blanket of your dreams.

(4) All levels 13 and older

Chunky Knit a Square Pillow

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to make your own cozy chunky knit pillow from the comfort of your own home! In this online class, you'll use jumbo-sized yarn and your own hands to create a trendy and super-soft pillow. With a DIY craft kit delivered straight to your door, this is the perfect activity for anyone looking for a fun and easy craft idea.

(4) All levels 13 and older
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Natural Dyeing

  • All levels
  • 18 and older
  • $102.50
  • Live Online
  • 6 hours over 2 sessions

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  • $102.50
  • 6 hours over 2 sessions
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this sewing & textile class:

We’ll cover the basics of preparing fibers, extracting color from plants, and using mordants. Students will be able to use this information for 2-4 hours of at-home dyeing before our second session of Q+A. 

Kitchen-foraged dye materials are encouraged, or students can opt to purchase a kit of materials at the time of registration.

Course Requirements
No prior experience needed.

Supplies, Equipment, Safety, & General Rules

  • Wear clothing and shoes that you do not care about staining. 
  • All dyeing tools must be craft-dedicated (not borrowed from the kitchen).

Optional Add-On kits available for purchase, students may opt to participate with their own collected materials.

Natural Dye Kit Add-On:

  • Cotton, 1 yard (weight: about 175g)
  • Silk, 1 yard, (weight: about 40g)
  • Aluminum Sulfate (60 grams)
  • Soda Ash (10 grams)
  • Ferrous Sulfate (10 grams)
  • Gloves (1 pair, Medium)
  • 3 Raw Natural Dye materials (20-40 grams of each dye)

Suggested Materials (for those not purchasing kits):
  • Aluminum sulfate
  • Soda ash
  • Baking Soda (can be used as an alternative- bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour to make into Soda Ash)
  • Rusty object, such as a nail
  • Natural fiber fabrics
  • Dry yellow or white onion skins
  • Chamomile tea
  • Hibiscus tea
  • Turmeric roots or peels
  • Avocado Pits

Additional required equipment: Participating students will be responsible for having these materials:
  • 1-3 stainless steel or aluminium pots
  • 1-3 buckets, at least 2 gallon capacity
  • Sieve
  • Tongs or chopsticks
  • Digital scale (optional but recommended)
  • Stove and sink access
  • Scissors

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!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For all Adult & Youth cancellations, we are unable to refund processing fees collected at the time of registration by our third-party class registration software Active. Any credit or refunds will be for the cost of the class only.

For Adult Student Cancellations: Please double check your calendar before signing up for a class! Our small team works very hard throughout the year to schedule each class and coordinate with our students. When you register for a spot in one of our classes, you are reserving a seat and committing to join us for that date and time. If for some reason you need to cancel a class you’ve signed up for, please note the following policies:

At least one month before class: Students may receive full refund or credit to a future class at TAC, minus a $25 processing fee for Morning/Evening Series, Weekend Intensive, One Day Classes and 4-Week Classes, and a $10 processing fee for After Workshops.

Less than one month before class: Students may receive credit only to a future class at TAC, minus a $25 processing fee for Morning/Evening Series, Weekend Intensive, and 4-Week Classes, One Day Classes and a $10 processing fee for After Workshops. We are unable to offer refunds with less than one month notice.

All requests for refunds or class credits must be made in writing via email to [email protected]. In addition to the timing guidelines above, we of course appreciate as much notice as possible when making any adjustments to registrations.

Coursehorse students will need to contact Coursehorse directly about cancellations or refunds. TAC cancellation policy will apply.

All classes, workshops, special events, and gift certificates are non-transferable. No refunds will be given on Gift Certificates. Gift Certificates are valid for (1) one year from the date of purchase.


Classes do not include individual Make Up sessions -- though you may be able to schedule a private lesson with your instructor based on their availability. We are unable to pro-rate classes or refund students who cannot to make it to class. If you have to miss a class, you are responsible for catching up during Open Studio time.

In any event where a student wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Textile Arts Center (504)

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  • Natural Dyeing

    Anonymous review on 12/19/2021
    Teacher knowledgeable but total class time only 3-4hrs, not 6-hr total as advertised. Teacher reluctant to answer questions even though class was only 1 hr (not 3 hrs) in final session. Perhaps class time & price should be adjusted accordingly.
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Textile Arts Center

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...

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