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Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility that offers creative educational programs for children and adults, with a focus on raising awareness and understanding of textiles. Through accessible classes and workshops, TAC aims to foster a sense of community and creativity, while expanding opportunities for new practitioners to engage with the medium of textile arts.

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Leather Working

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

In this 12 hour 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. 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!

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$410

4 sessions

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Katazome (Weekend Intensive)

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

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. 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...

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$410

2 sessions

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Suminagashi (Morning Series)

Textile Arts Center @ 26 W 8th St, New York, NY

Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbling by floating ink on the surface of water. In this class, students learn the basics of this centuries-old monoprint technique, including the tools and materials it requires and the ideology shaping suminagashi practice up to the present. Students will develop a suite of patterns on paper and fabric using the natural forces of wind, vibration, and chemical interaction, and leave with the skills to continue...

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$164

2 sessions

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Basket Weaving

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

In this class we consider the properties of natural materials and form vessels of our own design. We begin with baskets made from paper rush, planning and weaving a full basket from start to finish. Next we learn more about how to improvise and build a coiled basket from pine needles. We discuss the function of baskets as holders of objects as well as narrative structure. The methods we learn using pine needles and paper rush translate easily into...

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$102.50

2 sessions

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Bead Embroidery

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

Join us for an in-depth workshop on bead embroidery and textile embellishment. In this class, you'll learn how to use different beading, stitching, and image transferring techniques to create your own embellished textile designs.Materials + Equipment (students will be responsible for providing these): Muslin Needles Needle threader Floss Bobbins 2 colors of embroidery floss 6" diameter hoop Beads Sequins Markers Nylon cord/ thread Ruler...

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$61.50

2 sessions

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Natural Dyeing

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

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 RequirementsNo prior experience needed.Supplies, Equipment, Safety, & General Rules Wear clothing...

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$102.50

2 sessions

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Sewing Machine Basics at Home

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

Always wanted to know how to sew but have been afraid to try? This is the perfect class for you! In this workshop, students will get introduced to sewing on a sewing machine and learn basic stitches and seams by making a tote bag. Course Requirements No prior experience needed. MATERIALS + EQUIPMENT Participating students will be responsible for having these materials: Sewing Machine Muslin/ cotton fabric 1 yd Thread Fabric marker Pins...

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$123

2 sessions

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Katazome: Rice Resist

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

Katazome is a Japanese dye technique that uses rice paste as a resist. In this online class, we will focus on the process of making rice resist and practice ways to apply the paste to fabric. Through discussing the traditional stencil technique used in katazome printing, we will go over contemporary ways students can use local resources to create imagery with the rice resist. Please take "Indigo Dyeing or Painting with Natural Pigments and Soy"...

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$102.50

2 sessions

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Bobbin Lace

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

Bobbin lace is a technique in which lengths of thread wound on bobbins are crossed and twisted to create lace. As the work progresses, the lace is held in place with pins on a lace pillow following the pattern below.  This class is intended for total beginners (or beginners who need a refresher), starting with the fundamentals of Torchon lace: cloth stitch, whole stitch, half stitch, and Torchon ground stitch. Students will create two samplers...

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$123

2 sessions

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Suminagashi

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

In this TAC at Home workshop, students will learn the meditative Japanese marbling art of suminagashi. The process is a lesson in wabi sabi aesthetic and principles as well as improvising with color and pattern while remaining present in the moment.  During the first session, we will go over necessary equipment and materials, the mordanting process for marbling, and practice traditional techniques on construction paper. In the second session,...

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$102.50

2 sessions

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Fabric Marbling at Home

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

This TAC at Home workshop introduces participants to colorful and expressive fabric marbling. In our first remote session we'll learn the fundamentals, including how to select fabrics and prepare acrylic paints to create permanent prints. After getting familiar with traditional patterns, students can develop their own palette and style to create a suite of patterns over 2-4 hours of independent work during the week. Our second session will focus...

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$102.50

2 sessions

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Lake Pigments

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

This TAC at Home workshop introduces participants to lake pigments made from natural dyes. Lake pigments are a great way to use every drop of natural color by converting it to a shelf-stable powder. These pigments can be used for making natural paints or pastels, or for split lake dyeing.  Students can join in dye extraction and laking in our first remote studio session, then continue to process their pigments over 1-2 hours of independent...

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$102.50

2 sessions

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Advanced Bobbin Lace

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

This class is intended for students that have already taken Bobbin Lace 101 and want to expand their skills. Students will create a round sampler that introduces various new skills including a footside, braiding, picots, and sewings.  An introduction to reading basic lace diagrams will also allow students to begin working independently on patterns outside of class.MATERIALS + EQUIPMENTStudents will be responsible for providing these: Thread...

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$123

2 sessions

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Painting with Natural Pigments and Soy

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

Participants in this virtual workshop will be introduced to the natural colors of mineral earth pigments and botanical lake pigments. We’ll prepare paint from these sources with a homemade soy milk binder, which dries to a flexible, washable surface on fabric.  Students following along at home can use their paints to create works on fabric in a rich natural palette, which will be shared in our second session.Painting w/ Pigments Add On Kit:...

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$61.50

2 sessions

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Kumihimo

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

Students will learn Kumihimo technique, a card braiding technique traditionally from Japan that means 'gathered threads.' The Samurai once used kumihimo as laces for their armor. Kumihimo is made by interlacing reels of yarn such as cotton, silk, ribbon, cord or even scraps of torn fabric.  We'll create lengths of decorative braids that can become unique bracelets or key chain decorations. No prior experience is necessary. Materials + Equipment...

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$61.50

2 sessions

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Advanced Pom Poms

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

In this class, deepen your craft in pompoms and tassels! Learn how to create patterns in your pompoms, trim them into different shapes, and embellish your projects. Explore different colors, sizes and materials (and even learn how to DIY your own tools from home!). Take your soft sculptures to the next level!  Previous pompom experience is not necessary— all levels are welcome!Pom Pom Add On Kit (Optional items chosen later in registration)...

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$61.50

2 sessions

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Gilding on Fabric

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

Students will learn the process of applying metal leaf to fabric. Using a contemporary version of gilding, the process of applying paper-thin sheets of metal to a surface, workshop participants will learn how to add metal to various kinds of fabric in their own shapes and patterns. Over the course of two 2 hour sessions, Solange will walk participants through the nuances of this technique from how to effectively seal their fabric, apply sizing...

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$61.50

2 sessions

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Block Printing at Home

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

The goal of this workshop is to provide an understanding of relief printing. We will review the carving and printing process, and learn about different tools and techniques in hand printing.This workshop will provide you with the fundamental skills and allow you to print multi-layer images on paper and fabric! By the end of this class, students will know how to: transfer imagery to a rubber, wood or linoleum blocks have an understanding in...

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$61.50

2 sessions

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Embroidery at Home

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

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. Embroidery Add On Kit: Muslin Needles Needle Threader Floss Bobbins Embroidery Floss 6" diameter Hoop Markers Additional materials students should provide: Ruler Tissue paper Sharp small...

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$61.50

2 sessions

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Color Theory

Textile Arts Center @ Live Online

This at home workshop will inspire and inform students to get creative with color! Whether you want to learn the basics or your palette is burned out, we’ll awaken your color sense with an introductory discussion of color theory and materiality.  Each student will assess their color preferences and learn how to extrapolate their favorite color harmonies into endless palettes. An overview of pigments, dyes, and binders will give students...

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2 sessions

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