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Sep
1
to Sep 30

Open Studio: Loop of the Loom at the new Dumbo Studio

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Open Studio: Loop of the Loom at the new Dumbo Studio

Join NYTM by experiencing the SAORI weaving with us! New York Textile Month (NYTM) is a month-long city-wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness. During NYTM, Loop of the Loom is offering a short trial session for FREE throughout the month of September in our brand new studio in Dumbo. No appointment needed, just drop in.

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Sep
2
to Sep 30

Purl Soho: Make A Community YoYo Quilt Event

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Purl Soho: Make A Community YoYo Quilt Event

Come make a yo-yo for our community quilt at Purl Soho! Make a what? A yo-yo! You know, the little fabric circles that look like adorable squashed bonnets... We're assembling them into a quilt in our window all month long to celebrate New York Textile Month! Stop by our shop to make a yo-yo (or two or three or twenty!). We'll have instructions and free materials available every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday in September from 4-6pm. Join in the fun, learn a new skill, make some friends, and watch our quilt grow!

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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Textile Art Center: Make It, Mend It

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Textile Art Center: Make It, Mend It

Join us for the Make It, Mend It Club every third Thursday at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn Studio! A social gathering for makers who love to work with fiber. We'll supply needles, sewing machines, yarn, and more. Bring clothing to mend or start a new project in a welcoming space where you can bring old friends, meet new ones, and share ideas & techniques! Any donations towards materials are greatly appreciated

At the September meeting of "Make It, Mend It," patternmaking educator Louisa Owen Sonstroem will share a few pattern manipulation techniques that will empower you to create infinite new styles from a preexisting sewing pattern. After several demonstrations, attendees will be invited to experiment with these techniques, so bring along any pattern you already like, or feel free to play with one we'll have on hand. Let's celebrate the power of our hands to draw patterns in the shapes of our bodies and our dreams.

 Whether drafting sewing patterns with a pencil and paper or hand-stitching "slow fashion" clothing, Louisa Owen Sonstroem believes there is little more powerful than working with one's hands, because manual skills are egalitarian, enduring, and slow. She works in technical design for sustainable fashion leader Eileen Fisher by day, and spends her evenings and weekends teaching patternmaking and hand sewing. This summer, Louisa held "Patternmaking in Public Places," a series of free patternmaking events in parks throughout all five boroughs of NYC. This project seeks to democratize access to patternmaking by removing barriers of geography, economics, age, language, and intimidation.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio Workshop

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Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio Workshop

Join Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studio for an evening quilting workshop. With Kiva’s guidance, each student will learn the process of free form experimental hand quilting and will work on a piece that can then be used in a larger quilt or on its own. Antique and recycled fabrics will be provided along with all other materials, however students are encouraged to bring any special fabrics that they would like to incorporate into their piece. All skill levels are welcome!

Kiva Motnyk founded Thompson street studio as an outlet for her love of textiles and a dedication to making objects created with hand-made authenticity.

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Purl Soho: Sashiko Workshop With Atsushi Futatsuya

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Purl Soho: Sashiko Workshop With Atsushi Futatsuya

Purl Soho is thrilled to host third-generation Sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya for a very special workshop! He will expose you to the rich tradition of beautiful Sashiko embroidery,teaching the ins and outs of this meditative art with hands-on instruction. This workshop includes all the materials you'll need to complete an indigo printed pattern (which you can later turn into a tote bag, a pillow, a wall hanging, or whatever you like!). A full day of wonderful learning from a wonderful teacher, plus a midday break to explore neighborhood lunch spots... Please join us!

  • Skills Covered: Hands-on instruction in the practical application of traditional Sashiko methods

  • Experience Required: None

  • Instructor: Atsushi Futatsuya

  • Location: Please note that this class will be held at Purl Soho's Studio Space, a short distance from our shop. Please meet us at 403 Broome Street, New York City!

  • Supplies: All necessary materials are included with the cost of the class! Each student will receive a traditional Sashiko needle and thimble, plenty of Sashiko thread, as well as an indigo printed pattern

  • Classes are designed for students age 14 and older, but children ages 10-13 are also welcome in the company of an adult. Please be sure to reserve a spot for both of you! And we're sorry, but we can not accommodate children under 10.

  • Contact: If you have questions, please check out Class FAQs; or call us at (212) 420-8796,12-6 weekends, 12-7 weekdays; or email us at classes@purlsoho.com.

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop

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Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop at M.PATMOS

Join us for a garment repair workshop with Miron Kiselev, founder of Miron Intercontinental. at M.PATMOS

New York-based Russia native and Rhode Island School of Design alumnae, Miron Kiselev, is passionate about the correlation between fashion and waste and how to decrease this occurrence. 

“My objective is to continue learning and investigating what Apparel Design could be, and how emotional attachment to clothes can decrease the rate of consumption and waste.”

“I believe as an apparel student, that there has been done serious damage to our planet through pollution of the fast fashion industry, therefore it is a choice that one has to make working sustainably and leaving a small imprint.” 

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cara Marie Piazza Cosmic Colorant Natural Dye Class at Industria

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Cara Marie Piazza Cosmic Colorant Natural Dye Class at Industria

In this class learn how to transform petals, lemons and multitudes of natural dyestuffs into cosmic patterns on silk. We will experiment with bundle dyeing and pH modifiers on silk to make your fabric look like the night sky.

Take aways: A small swatch collection, silk bandana and new friends.

A little bit about our sponsors:

Industria

Industria has been at the heart of the New York creative industry since 1991. With headquarters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and locations in the West Village, Manhattan, we offer multi-functional photo studios and event spaces to leading and emerging brands and talents. 

This summer, Industria is expanding the Williamsburg South 5th location with 4,000 sq ft of space. The new column-free studios boast 25 ft high ceilings and the functionality and sleek aesthetics that Industria is known for.

Tease Tea, providing complimentary tea:

Established in 2013, blending teas out of her condo in Toronto while working a full-time job, Tease truly began as a side hustle and creative outlet for our CEO and Founder, Sheena Brady. Today, Tease continues to grow out of our head quarters in Ottawa, Canada while serving customers in over 30 countries.

 

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Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Box Kite Workshop with Haptic Lab

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Box Kite Workshop with Haptic Lab

JJoin kite maker Emily Fischer at the Haptic Lab Pop-Up on Saturday, September 21st to make your own elegant box kite out of basic hardware store materials. Box kites, known for their high lift, hold some of the top records for altitude in kite flying. Materials will be provided, all ages welcome. Space is limited, so sign up in advance!

All Proceeds to benefit the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. RWA is a non-profit dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding, respect and connection between the community and the Rockaway waterfront. 

Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

The Onion Dance

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The Onion Dance

The Onion Dance, lead by Tess Murdoch, an experience that will challenge your observation and sensory perception.

We will then explore together the colors of the onions in a workshop lead by the collective of the show, with a focus on itajime, a Japanese pressure resist dyeing techniquedyeing technique lead by Terumi Saito. Participants will receive a silk scarf and a natural dyes zine.

Finally, we will have a panel in which the artists will discuss their work for this exhibition, while we enjoy refreshments and snacks.

Access to the exhibition and participation in all the events is free and open to the public thanks to support from the National Onion Association but participants will get their materials on a first-come-first-serve basis and will need to RSVP beforehand.

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Sep
21
to Sep 22

Workshop at Tatter: Narrative Mending With Karen Stevens

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Workshop: Narrative Mending With Karen Stevens

Tatter workshop: As long as there has been cloth, there has been mended cloth, or cloth that has needed mending. Historically, the more laborious or time-consuming the making of the cloth, the more urgent was the desire to repair and preserve it. Today, where cloth is more easily procured, and not always made by hand, mending has often fallen by the wayside.

Recently there has been a resurgence in the interest in mending. Borrowing from cultures like India and Japan, where a mending practice is still part of daily life, techniques for the repair of torn cloth are abundant. Mending comes with the satisfaction of keeping our garments alive and well, and out of the waste cycle.

As we wear our clothes, they become naturally imbued with the stories of our lives. Memories become part of the experience of our garments. Tears or holes can sometimes be the evidence of the plot lines of our day. Some aberrations of the fabric come with bold story, an event. Others are caused by the more mundane, habitual motions of our bodies as we move through our daily tasks. But all of these delicate, time-worn fabric events give us a recording of our selves.

What does it mean to mend in a narrative way? ‘Narrative Mending’ still retains its base in function - to preserve the usability of our garments. In Narrative Mending we take our repair work one step further - as we fix the broken cloth, we add consciously to the story, adding pictorial elements or other decorative markers. Over time, the story of our garment begins to deepen. Our garment becomes something of a visual journal.

In this workshop you will become a fearless mender. All of the techniques for structurally repairing your garment will be shown. Additionally, discussion in how to add design or figurative elements will be suggested and described, so that you will learn to see the holes and frays not simply as things to be fixed, but as opportunities to highlight your personal story.



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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop At Tatter: Shisha / Indian Mirrorwork Embroidery With Shahnaz Khan

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Workshop At Tatter: Shisha / Indian Mirrorwork Embroidery With Shahnaz Khan

Tatter workshop: Indian mirror work, known as Shisha, is the ancient Indian embroidery technique of attaching tiny mirrors onto fabric. Developed during the 17th century, it is practiced widely throughout India and the East and has many variations.

In this class, students will learn the basic Shisha technique, along with a couple of complimentary stitches. Students will have the opportunity to complete a project incorporating a single mirror, which can be worn as a pendant, and begin work on a small design of their choosing.

Students will be encouraged to add their own creative flair to their projects, while reflecting on the cultural significance of embroidery, and what it can teach us about the history and traditions of our own and other cultures.

What to bring: All materials are provided in this course. Students will have the opportunity to purchase additional mirror pieces and embroidery floss if more is desired.



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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Hand Embroidery Workshop with Haptic Lab

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Join Haptic Lab at their 10th anniversary Pop-Up for a workshop on hand embroidery. Learn Haptic Lab’s technique to embroider your initials on your own constellation quilt or quilt coat.

Free with the purchase of a new Organic Constellation Quilt or Quilt Coat

Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop with Calico Wallpaper at 100 Franklin

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Workshop with Calico Wallpaper at 100 Franklin

Join the co-founder and creative force behind Calico Wallpaper, Rachel Cope, for an intimate, hands-on linen painting workshop. Building on some of Calico's textile-inspired collections as well as sister brand Cope's fabrics, participants will create small artworks on linen that sit between landscape and abstraction, gesture and pattern.

The workshop will be hosted in the DDG-designed building at 100 Franklin Street, in an apartment furnished by The Future Perfect with some of Calico and Cope's own products.

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop

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Expressive Repair: A Garment repair workshop at M.PATMOS

Join us for a garment repair workshop with Miron Kiselev, founder of Miron Intercontinental. at M.PATMOS

New York-based Russia native and Rhode Island School of Design alumnae, Miron Kiselev, is passionate about the correlation between fashion and waste and how to decrease this occurrence. 

“My objective is to continue learning and investigating what Apparel Design could be, and how emotional attachment to clothes can decrease the rate of consumption and waste.”

“I believe as an apparel student, that there has been done serious damage to our planet through pollution of the fast fashion industry, therefore it is a choice that one has to make working sustainably and leaving a small imprint.” 

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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Re:Source Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

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Re:Source Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

Would you love to make your clothing line more sustainable but don’t know where to start?

In this workshop, you will review sustainable alternatives for every aspect of the production process, look at incorporating sustainability into product design and manufacturing as well as consider ways that other designers include sustainability in their business models, learn about incorporating circular design strategies by reevaluating your supply chain. The workshops include a theoretical foundation to the definitions of sustainable, circular and responsible fashion along with their key principles. This is followed by design thinking methods that put your company’s needs and interests in focus to develop the perfect and unique solution for your brand.

• Sourcing responsible fabrics and mills through our Re:Source textile library

• Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)

• Setting sustainability goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them

• Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our extensive database

• Understanding how to responsibly produce locally and internationally



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Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

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Buffy Presents: A Tie-Dye Tour! NYC

Buffy is hosting a series of (natural!) tie-dye workshops across the country and we’re coming to your city next!

About this Event

Join natural dye expert Maria Elena Pombo (Fragmentario) to tie-dye your very own Buffy pillowcases with plant-based ingredients—like turmeric, pomegranate, and walnut shells.


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Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Dried Rose and Safflower: ODDOBODY x CMP Launch

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Dried Rose and Safflower: ODDOBODY x CMP Launch

ODDOBODY x Cara Marie Piaza will celebrate the launch of the limited edition collection Cara Marie Piazza will lead guests in creating herbal sachets inspired by the ODDOmanual, Vol. 3: Cycles. There will be mimosas and small bites.

To celebrate the launch of Vol. 3, ODDOBODY has developed a limited-edition capsule collection with natural dye artisan, Cara Marie Piaza.

Piaza has hand-dyed a small batch of ODDOBODY underwear with organic rose—a flower historically used to treat symptoms throughout one’s menstrual cycle—and safflower. The result is a one-of-a-kind botanical pattern reflective of one’s changing moods throughout their cycle. 25% of proceeds from the capsule collection will be donated to PPNY.

ODDOBODY’s debut collection is comprised of 3 meticulously-designed underwear styles ($22-24), each based on Wheeler’s mother’s collection of 1970s bikinis, and 1 tank-camisole ($40). Each pair of underwear is made of cotton responsibly-sourced, cut and sewn by a mother-daughter owned team in Peru. The Tank is made of 100% Japanese cotton and cut and sewn locally in Long Island City.

ODDOrenew is offered at launch: subscribers have the option to have fresh intimates delivered every 2, 3, or 4 months at 15% discount and free shipping.

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Haptic Lab Constellation DIY Kit 101

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Haptic Lab Constellation DIY Kit 101

Join Haptic Lab at our 10th anniversary Pop-Up for a tutorial on our DIY Constellation Kit on Sunday September 15th. Learn basic construction tips and embroidery techniques needed to complete the constellation quilt. No embroidery experience necessary.

$85 includes a DIY Constellation kit to take home & materials to practice Haptic Lab’s star embroidery techniques*.

*Does not include materials needed to complete a Constellation Quilt

All Proceeds to benefit the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. RWA is a non-profit dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding, respect and connection between the community and the Rockaway waterfront.

Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Purl Soho: Rug Hooking Workshop

  • 403 Broome Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)
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Rug Hooking Workshop with Rose Pearlman

Learn the fundamentals of punch-needle rug hooking with Rose Pearlman! Using her beautiful Object-Art Rug Hooking Kit, Rose walks you through this traditional technique in one three-hour class. You'll learn all the special skills and creative possibilities of punch-needle rug hooking, creating your own designs or using Rose's templates. Each student will receive one of Rose's Kits, which includes 6 beautifully hand dyed yarns, a wooden frame with pre-stretched monks cloth, a punch needle, optional templates for design inspiration, a complete set of illustrated instructions, and a silk screened cotton pouch for easy storage (all included in the price of the class!).

  • Location: Please note that this class will be held at Purl Soho's Studio Space, a short distance from our shop. Please meet at 403 Broome Street, New York City!

  • The classes are designed for students age 14 and older, but children ages 10-13 are also welcome in the company of an adult. Please be sure to reserve a spot for both of you! And we're sorry, but we can not accommodate children under 10.

  • Contact: If you have questions, please check out Class FAQs; or call us at (212) 420-8796,12-6 weekends, 12-7 weekdays; or email us at classes@purlsoho.com.

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Sep
14
1:30 PM13:30

Textile Techniques | Weaving Workshop At Industry City hosted by the Cooper Hewitt

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Textile Techniques | Weaving Workshop At Industry City hosted by the Cooper Hewitt

Celebrate New York Textile Month with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Join us Saturday, September 14 at Brooklyn’s Industry City, 51 35th Street, near the entrance to Innovation Alley. We invite all audiences to gain exposure to design and the design process. No prior experience with design is needed to 

Play with color, pattern, and other design elements to create your own sample weaving with Scott Bodenner. This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages. Children must be over the age of 5 to participate.

Scott Bodenner is a Brooklyn-based textile designer and the founder of the Bodenner Collection of textiles for interiors.


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Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio: Helena Hernmarck

  • Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States (map)
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Open Studio: Helena Hernmarck

Tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck is celebrating New York Textile Month with an open studio 1-4pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019. 

Witness weaving in progress against the backdrop of Hernmarck’s 420-square-foot wall of brilliant, lustrous rya wool, and learn about the material choices, working methods, and creative questions that have informed her remarkable career and the ‘spectacular illusion’ for which she is known. 

A pioneer of photorealistic tapestry in the 1960s, and the first to apply camera optics to handweaving in the 1970s, Hernmarck is credited with revolutionizing tapestry’s aesthetics and relationship to modern architecture. Her tapestries enhance buildings around the world and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and other major institutions.

Hernmarck’s studio is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Please consider transportation options before RSVPing to this event. The studio is a 15-minute drive from Purdy’s train station on MetroNorth’s Harlem Line. Address and driving directions will be emailed to registered attendees one week prior to the event. Capacity is limited to 25.

This Event is in Ridgefield, CT  

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Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Paint your own Flying Martha with Haptic Lab

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Paint your own Flying Martha with Haptic Lab

Join Haptic Lab at our 10th anniversary Pop-Up and paint the wings of your own Flying Martha Ornithopter. Named after the last passenger pigeon, Martha, who died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, the Flying Martha Ornithopter is a simple mechanical toy powered by a rubber band.

To fly, simply wind up the bird and gently release like a paper airplane. When not in use, the Flying Martha is a charming companion displayed in your home.

All Flying Martha Ornithopters will be 50% off for the event.

Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop at Tatter: DRAWING INTO CLOTH

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Tatter Workshop: DRAWING INTO CLOTH

Tatter Drawing Workshop: What is drawing when it comes to cloth? This can mean many things. Drawing is a way of documenting what we see, what we experience, or what we imagine. And fabric can be the perfect place to chronicle the most meaningful of life experiences. Fabric is fluid and can be cut, shaped and arranged. Lines can be made with stitches, fragments, threads or dye. Even the most ordinary of objects and experiences, when translated into cloth, make for brilliant and magical artworks and heirlooms.

Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or applied onto a larger backing to form a picture or pattern. It is commonly used as decoration, especially on garments. The technique can be accomplished either by hand or machine.

The term originates from the Latin applicō[1] "I apply" and subsequently from the French appliquer[2] "attach". 

Join artist Jordana Martin for any or all of our upcoming workshops, in an ongoing discussion about drawing. Classes are a drop-in style, on most Thursday evenings this fall. Develop or deepen your own drawing practice on site, and begin to translate your works onto cloth. This is a hands-on drawing and hand-sewing class, for the purpose of developing a cloth image or story. Great for beginners and established makers alike.

Thursdays September 12, 19, 26 2019



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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Museum of Arts and Design: Embroidered Patches with Artist-in-Residence Jennie Maydew

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Embroidered Patches with Artist-in-Residence Jennie Maydew

Join MAD artist-in-residence Jennie Maydew for a free embroidered patch workshop inspired by the exhibition The World of Anna Sui. Visitors will draw inspiration from Anna Sui's thematic archetypes such as Americana, Fairytale, Punk, and Retro as they develop and stitch a personal motif onto reclaimed fabrics. No experience is required, as Maydew will demonstrate simple embroidery stitches for visitors to apply on their patches.

Free with Pay-What-You-Wish Admission
6th floor - classroom at MAD

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Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

Haptic Lab Free Embroidery Day!

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Haptic Lab Free Embroidery Day!

To kick off Haptic Lab's 10th Anniversary we are offering free hand monogramming* with the purchase of a quilt or quilt coat at our Pop-Up Shop in Gowanus on September 12th from 1-6PM.

*Free custom embroidery includes one monogram, (3 letters only/no shapes). In person only/limited to stock and styles available in the pop-up. First come first served. Hand embroidery is time intensive, so please expect a short wait.

Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, our custom handmade objects and spaces are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives by privileging the real, physical world our bodies occupy. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, our projects serve as tools for sensation. We make intricate quilts, kites, and objects that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques -- infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything we make.  

The Haptic Lab team is comprised of a small group of craft artisans, designers and tinkerers. Drawing upon our diverse creative skill sets, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

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Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Haptic Lab Pop- Up Shop

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Haptic Lab Pop- Up Shop

Haptic Lab, the Brooklyn based textile design company best known for their quilted maps and sailing ship kites celebrates 10 years with a pop up Storefront + Gallery in Gowanus for the month of September (September 7-28th). The Storefront and Gallery will showcase new Haptic Lab launches like their coveted quilt coats and organic constellation quilts, as well as work from its larger community of alumni artists.

Haptic Lab is a textile design company with a mission to craft meaningful connections between people and planet, to benefit positive climate action. Best known for our quilted maps, we make projects that playfully explore the sense of touch.

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Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

Purl Soho: Free Learn-To-Knit Event

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Purl Soho: Free Learn-To-Knit Event

If you’ve never picked up a pair of knitting needles, this is your chance! Celebrate New York Textile Month at Purl Soho with our free learn-to-knit night! Instructors will be on hand to give you a taste of knitting's basics: casting on, creating a knit stitch, and binding off. Dip your toes in the water... You may find out you want to swim! Space is limited, so please sign up early to be included!

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Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Purl Soho: Beginning Loom Weaving, Rigid Heddle

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Purl Soho: Beginning Loom Weaving, Rigid Heddle

This one-day workshop covers the ins and outs of using a rigid heddle loom. Through demonstrations, as well as hands-on practice, you will leave with an understanding of how to create a beautiful hand-woven textile and with the confidence to continue to explore the incredible art of weaving!

  • Skills Covered: Warping a rigid heddle loom, weaving and finishing techniques

  • Experience Required: None

  • Instructor: Rachel Hearn

  • Location: Purl Soho, 459 Broome Street, New York City

  • Supplies: For a complete list of required supplies, please click the Product Details tab, above.

  • The classes are designed for students age 14 and older, but children ages 10-13 are also welcome in the company of an adult. Please be sure to reserve a spot for both of you! And we're sorry, but we can not accommodate children under 10.

  • Contact: If you have questions, please check out Class FAQs; or call us at (212) 420-8796,12-6 weekends, 12-7 weekdays; or email us at classes@purlsoho.com.



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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

DIY Light-up Badges and Signs with Kathleen McDermott

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DIY Light-up Badges and Signs with Kathleen McDermott

DESCRIPTION

Make your own light-up sign or badge with September's Work In Progress resident Kathleen McDermott.

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of circuit design using copper tape and paper to “write” a word or acronym of their choice in LED lights. Participants will also get an introduction to the software Eagle, and an overview of how to design circuits for professional printing, should they want to one day make multiples of their badge, sign or patch. There will also be an optional opportunity to learn to solder, which is useful for attaching LEDS to clothing and fabric.

Please note that workshop attendance will be first come first served, while supplies last.

Kathleen McDermott is a media artist with a background in installation and sculpture. She uses a combination of textiles, sculptural materials and open-source electronics to craft absurd wearable technology pieces that aim to explore the relationship between human bodies and technology, in both real and imagined scenarios. You visit Kathleen's studio at Work In Progress from September 1-30, at TAC Manhattan, and learn more about her work and process. LEARN MORE HERE.

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Pollution Hues: Exploring Water Quality Through Natural Dyes

Pollution Hues: Exploring Water Quality Through Natural Dyes

Once prevalent across all cultures, natural dyes were quickly replaced by synthetic dyes after their discovery in the nineteenth century. Besides being powerful color sources, plants can also reveal different properties of the water used.

High in tannins and readily available, avocado seeds are some of the most reliable colorants from nature. They yield a variety of (mostly pink) hues, depending on the quality of the water it is paired with.

During this workshop, participants will experiment with a variety of water samples from around the world to explore how different characteristics, like alkalinity and mineral content, affect the hues obtained from avocado seeds. Each participant will receive fabric samples to experiment with and a zine with information about natural dyes and water quality. They will also be able to save the fabric samples they will dye during the workshop with their respective notes.

Through this alternative way to explore water quality, participants will engage in different conversations regarding pollution and how seemingly innocuous substances can have harmful effects when present in high concentrations.

Pollution Hues, an accompanying workshop, will be held at A/D/O on 8/29/18 to experiment with color extraction using avocado seeds and a variety of water samples from around the world.

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Sep
27
6:15 PM18:15

Textile Design Workshop: Embroidery for Change

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Textile Design Workshop: Embroidery for Change

In this workshop we will explore the tactile medium of embroidery as a way to address public as well as personal issues during this time of social discord.

Working with simple embroidery stitches, up-cycled fabric and thread, workshop participants will create their own personalized embroidered button to take home at the end of the night.

Join us, as we harness the power of craft in a communal setting to create change and healing. No experience necessary, beginners are welcome!

This is a free event. Space is limited. Registration is required

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

*Bobble* Club House

*Bobble* Club House

*Bobble* Club House is a Knitting Social Club where knitters and crocheters from all over the city come together to make something new, binge our favorite tv shows/movie, and build a supportive community. Escape the stresses of your daily life with a little yarn therapy. Tickets are $18. Tickets cover entry into the event, snacks, gift bags (full of new yarns, discount codes, patterns, and products), and entry into the raffle. 
Commonly Asked Questions:
Can Anyone Join?
If you know how to knit or crochet and you want to meet other people who are into the same things then you are welcome to come!
What You Need To Bring?
Your favorite knitting needles or crochet hook
Something to work on (could be a new project or that project that you’ve been working on for months but haven’t had the time to finish it)

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Sep
26
2:00 PM14:00

DESIGN BY HAND | COLOR WORKSHOP WITH SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS

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DESIGN BY HAND | COLOR WORKSHOP WITH SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS

Scholten & Baijings will share the studio’s investigations into the dynamic interaction of color through their Maharam Darning Sampler project. Participants will use various materials to explore how layering, opacity, and proximity can transform relationships between colors.

Founded in 2000 by industrial designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, the studio is known for its minimalist aesthetic and rich explorations in graphics and color informed by investigations of hand craftsmanship. Works by the atelier have been highlighted in major museums around the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the V&A, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Rijksmuseum.

ABOUT THE DESIGN BY HAND SERIES
Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in fall 2013, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design

Design by Hand is made possible by the support of Van Clef & Arpels.


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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk + Workshop | Natalia Nakazawa: Unarchiving Woven Histories

Artist Talk + Workshop | Natalia Nakazawa: Unarchiving Woven Histories

American Folk Art Museum Self-Taught Genius Gallery

Natalia Nakazawa is a Queens-based artist working across multiple disciplines, including painting, textiles, and social practice. In conjunction with Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, Natalia will present “Unarchiving Woven Histories,” an artist talk, exhibition walk-through, and collaborative quilt-making workshop that explore the stories embedded in everyday materials and things.

This three-part program begins with a presentation on Natalia’s practice, touching on Orhan Pamuk’s “Modest Manifesto for Museums.” Her current traveling tapestry project, Our Stories of Migration, reconsiders objects from the collections of major institutions as tangible and intimate textiles for individuals to engage with through personal mapping and hand sewing. In the gallery, Natalia and exhibition curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo will unpack a selection of works on view, examining what material, pattern, and motif can reveal about quilts and the women who stitched them. To wrap up the program, participants will be invited to create a quilt square using materials brought to the workshop for their history and personal significance. Completed quilt squares will be cataloged and digitized to create a zine that will be distributed to participants and entered into the American Folk Art Museum archive. Following the program, light refreshments will be served.

Free; registration recommended. Capacity is limited for the workshop component.

To be placed on the waitlist, send an email to: stggallery@folkartmuseum.org

Please Note: this program takes place on the second floor, which is accessed by stairs. For participants who require an elevator, please email to make arrangements in advance: stggallery@folkartmuseum.org

Natalia Nakazawa received her MFA in studio practice from California College of the Arts, a MSEd from Queens College, and a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), The Noyes Museum of Art (Atlantic City, NJ), Old Stone House (Brooklyn, NY), Project for Empty Space (Newark, NJ), The Space for Public Art (New York, NY), Blackburn 20|20 Gallery (New York, NY), Casa de la Ciudad (Oaxaca, Mexico), Queens Museum of Art (Queens, NY), Topaz Arts Inc. (Queens, NY), and ISE Cultural Foundation (New York, NY).

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Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Knit Night at Purl Soho

Knit Night at Purl Soho

Join Purl Soho for Knit Night! Gather around our shop table with other local fiber lovers, and knit whatever's on your needles, chat about all things knitting, and get to know each other. Come to our shop at 459 Broome Street on September 25th from 5-7pm... It's a free get together and all knitting levels are welcome!

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Open Studio: Thompson Street Studio experimental quilting workshop

Kiva Motnyk, founder of Thompson Street Studio, invites you to her Soho studio for a tour and short experimental quilting workshop. We will learn the hands on process of creating a small quilted textile using repurposed, or naturally dyed materials in free form way. Materials will be provided however Students are invited to bring meaningful textiles they would like to incorporate into the piece. 

Thompson Street Studio designs objects for the home with a focus on experimental textiles. We explore connections between art, industry and nature through a process of conception, collaboration and innovation. 

Our goal is to inspire community, building on traditional techniques to create heirlooms with modernist sensibility.

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Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Design Kids: Fun With Textiles

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Design Kids: Fun With Textiles

Participants will explore pattern making with Wolf Gordon Design Studio. Attendees will create wallpaper pattern designs inspired by elements found in nature. Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

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FAMILY PROGRAMS FAQ

CAN I BRING MY GROUP TO THE PROGRAM?

Design Kids programs are intended for families. We are unable to accommodate groups.

CAN I LEAVE MY CHILD?

Caretakers must remain with their child for the duration of the program.

WHAT IS MY ROLE AS THE CAREGIVER IN THIS PROGRAM?

We require that caregivers actively participate in our workshops. Cooper Hewitt educators lead and facilitate a fun, family-friendly design project. Caregivers are responsible for helping their child with their individual projects and are expected to manage any behavioral challenges that might be disruptive to the group. Caretakers must stay with their child for the duration of the program.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM?

All family programming is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You cannot reserve a ticket online. We recommend arriving to the event location fifteen minutes before scheduled programming begins to ensure a spot.  If the program is full when you arrive, we invite you to join a later session.

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

TINY PRICKS: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump

TINY PRICKS: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump

Tiny Pricks is a project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Pieces are donated to a travelling collection to be exhibited around the country. The methodology of the project is based on social media sharing, participatory political protest, and craftivism. To view over 100 pieces created to date, please follow the series on Diana Weymar. Tiny Pricks counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, social media, and Trump’s overall approach to politics.

 

This is a special workshop co-hosted by Planthouse Gallery artist and activist Diana Weymar. Information on creation, documentation, and sharing of your Tiny Prick piece will be outlined at the workshop but here’s a brief introduction to the project. If you are unable to make the workshop, you can email diana@weymar.com for complete instructions and participate remotely.

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE :

 


1. Picking a quote. I generally use Trump’s recent Twitter feed as a guide but have occasionally, as many others have, quoted statements he’s made over the decades. If you have a creative source or other reference material, please let me know. As long as it has a context to the series, it will work. For example, I used a James Comey quote for a piece.
2. Picking a textile. I use inherited textiles from my grandparents, donated by friends and strangers, and iconic textiles relating to the content of the piece. Things to consider when picking your textile: How is it to stitch into? Will the text be easy to read? If not using a hoop - handheld - is it thick or stiff enough to use (see examples of handkerchiefs folding into smaller squares with stitching through all four layers)? Can a washable fabric marker be used on it? (Ink is blue.) Is it the right size for my quote? Can it fit the entire quote? How much “blank space” is there for stitching? Does the design of the textile resonate with the content of my quote? 3. Merging quote and textile. I generally used washable transfer markers (available at craft stores) but I have also used a pencil and, in rare cases with thick textile, a thin Sharpie. Map out your piece, trace the shape of your textile onto a piece of paper, practice spacing and style of your quote on the paper, and then outline final version with a sharpie, lay textile over it, trace the text onto the textile with a washable marker.

 


ONCE YOUR PIECE IS FINISHED:

 After your piece has been stitched, washable marker removed, ironed, and photographed, it’s ready to be published. As you can see from my Instagram account, all pieces are given a number in the series. From there, pieces can have titles, hashtags, quotes, explanations, links, historical documentation, personal statements, or, one of my favorite, lyrics from pop songs. This is your moment to further share the thoughts that didn’t come out in the thread. If you like. I can also provide documentation for your pieces. You’re also welcome to share your piece on social media if you’re on it and to invite others to join you in making pieces.


All original pieces are mailed to me - I provide my contact information in the complete instructions and become a permanent part of the collection. You are credited as the artist of your piece in all documents and exhibits with an Index.

 The ultimate goal is to have thousands of Tiny Pricks created from around the world as a global reaction to this presidency. Making something beautiful out of something unpleasant and, to be frank, that has set off for many a kind of unraveling of values and security. Certainly, this is a way of creating something out of confusion.

 Please email me with questions, comments, concerns ... this project is in its early stages and it grows and evolves as others join it. diana@weymar.com. I am always collecting textiles for the project so please let me know if you have some to donate.

 Thank you,

 Diana Weymar

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Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Textile Tutorial Night at Purl Soho

Textile Tutorial Night at Purl Soho

Join Purl Soho for Textile Tutorial Night! In celebration of New York Textile Month, our instructors will be offering two hours of fun and informative hands-on tutorials and demonstrations in weaving, knitting, and crochet. Bring your questions and curiosity as we explore all things textile during this free get-together! Come by our shop at 459 Broome Street on September 18th from 5 to 7pm. All craft levels encouraged!

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Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sashiko Workshop at Purl Soho

ashiko Workshop at Purl Soho

Purl Soho is thrilled to host third-generation Sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya for a very special workshop! He will expose you to the rich tradition of beautiful Sashiko embroidery, teaching the ins and outs of this meditative art with hands-on instruction. This workshop includes all the materials you'll need to complete an indigo printed pattern (which you can later turn into a tote bag, a pillow, a wall hanging, or whatever you like!). A full day of wonderful learning from a wonderful teacher, plus a midday break to explore neighborhood lunch spots... Please join us!

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Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Open Studio: Hand Knit Workshops at Raw Material No.52

NYTM Open Studio: Hand Knit Workshops at Raw Material No.52

Raw Material No.52, LLC is specialising in luxury yarn for hand knitting. Our
new AllStar line offers ethically sourced Silk, Mohair, Merino, Cashmere,
Recycled Cashmere ReVerSo (tm), high-twist Cotton, and Linen yarns, spun
exclusively for us by mills in Japan, Italy, South Africa, and the USA. In
collaboration with Botanical Colors, LLC we offer DIY Kits which pair our
AllStar yarns with botanical dyes.
RMN52 is focused and committed to sustainability, innovation and luxury for
the needle craft community. We aspire to partner with Detroit-based The
Empowerment Plan (TEP) to train and mentor associates in the craft of hand
and machine knitting. RMN52 knits Italian cashmere beanies on hand looms
in NYC exclusively branded for Detroit Denim. In the future, we will further
develop original design for DIY Kits for hand knitting. We thrive for a future
of philanthropic partnerships and creative collaborations with like-minded
visionaries.
At the NYTM Open Studios, RMN52 will feature three 2 hour Hand Knit
Workshops with accomplished Influencers and Instructors. The Beginner and
Intermediate level Workshops are free to those who aspire to join. AllStar
yarn will be available for purchase, however, feel welcome to bring your own
yarn as well. The Workshops will be offered to groups of 5-7 and will be held
in our West 57th Street Studio location. Look for the class posting and
details for Sept 15th weekend.

Intermediate/ Beginner Level Knitting- Intro to Color Work, Intro to Cables

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Techno-Love Series At Fridman Gallery

Techno-Love Series Fridman Gallery, September 2018

For New York Textile Month, Weaving Hand  will participate by offering workshops for the duration of the month as well as hosting an interactive wearable dance performance towards the middle of September in lower Manhattan. The performance will be a celebratory experience that includes participants of other NYTM events, in addition to creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for everyone involved. During the course of the month, the company will be offering workshops and studio tours as well.

“Techno-Love Series 2018” 

fridman gallery will host a performative series of wearable woven cocoons, Techno-Love Series, an interactive audiovisual exhibit featured in the MAD Museum (madmuseum.org/events/ techno-love-series). They are inspired by the experiences of a recent revelatory experience enjoyed by artist Cynthia Alberto at a desert musical festival. The shape and style of the cocoons are meant to mirror the functions of Sensory Pressure Vests, which are weighted vests that are to be placed onto children or individuals who are overly stimulated to weigh them into place. They will be statically placed, but visitors can take them down and wear them on their bodies. The cocoons are built using traditional weaving methods, and utilize recycled rope from another project - MoMA’s 2016 “Weaving the Courtyard” exhibit. On the evening of September 13th, 2018 at 7PM, there will be a choreographed live performance of the pieces in a 20-minute show with electronic music, and a troupe of dancers.

Zakhele Zamisa is a New York-based music producer with a knack for hip-hop, electronic music, and their respective subgenres. He is curating the soundtrack that will serve as the backdrop to Cynthia Alberto’s interactive audiovisual exhibit Techno-Love Series.

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