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The Textile Art Center’s adult weaving class is well underway.  The looms are almost completely dressed and we are ready to begin weaving our samplers.  Which got me to thinking how different each weaver’s cloth is going to look.  Each of us have unique styles and are inspired by different aspects of life.

One weaver, Stine Linnemann, who studied at the Danish School of Design got inspired by photos he had taken by his surrounding worn down environment.

Thus most of the colors he chose for his cloths are muted and mostly gray.

What is your inspiration?  Bring it here to the Textile Arts Center and turn your inspiration into a piece of art.

Reminder:  We are hosting an exciting event for Bags for the People tomorrow July 22nd from 6pm-9pm.  Bring your old, worn clothing and turn them into a reusable tote bag!

Tonight, after work, I start my beginner weaving class at the Textile Arts Center!  I have never woven anything before but have always been told it is as addicting as chocolate (and I am a woman who loves her chocolate!)  So, today I want to highlight a very talented weaver and knitter.

Machiko Agano, a Japanese master weaver artist, is widely known for her intricate textural structures.  Each structure is tailored to the specific space in which it is exhibited.  The majority of her works use fishing line or natural colored silk and steel wire to allow the space to become part of the exhibit itself.  It gives the installations a light feeling, almost as if they aren’t even there.

Here is Machiko installing another one of her amazing pieces.

We will be holding a Hat Knitting workshop this coming Saturday, December 5th, from 1-5pm. Our knitting teacher, Anne Marie, is amazingly talented…(see below for some of her knitting work — she will also be teaching our Mommy+Me knitting, as well as fashion knitting!)

This workshop is part of our Gift Series — participants will walk away with a finished adult-sized hat to give as a present, as well as the knowledge of how to recreate this gift over and over again!


Hat Knitting, Saturday, December 5th, 1-5PM, $45  (materials will be available for purchase – kit $20)

320 2nd Street (between 4th + 5th Ave), Park Slope Brooklyn 11215