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Weaving & Dye Lab

2 W 13th St, 9th floor   •   Dry processes have been temporarily relocated to UC411. Wet Processes have been relocated to the Textile Arts Center, 26 West 8th Street. Please check below for open task times in each space.
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

Dry Processes Open Task Times in UC411: Wednesdays 10:00am – 5:00pm, Fridays 3:00 – 8:00 pm, & Saturdays 12:00pm – 8:00 pm.

Please note: UC411 serves both textile and shoe-making techniques. Orientation requirement is waived for this space.

For textile work, this studio is equipped with:

  • Two, threaded, 4-harness floor looms (for 12″ samples only)
  • Industrial felting loom
  • Work tables
  • Ironing station
  • Heat press
  • 3 industrial plain-stitch sewing machine (for shoe & textile work only)
  • Umbrella swift and ball winder
  • Tool checkout of: felting pads, carding paddles, drop spindles, peg looms, embroidery hoops, crochet hooks, knitting needles, peg looms w/ tapestry tools, floor loom tools
  • Various donated yarns to support student work

Wet Process Open Task Time occurs on Fridays, 12:00 – 8:00pm at the nearby Textile Arts Center (26 W 8th St).

  • L9 Orientation required to use this space
  • Burners, pots, buckets, drying racks, and various equipment for hot and cold dye processes
  • Felt padding/drop cloths, for small printing processes
  • Heat press
  • Work tables

Studios are open to students during Open Task Times OR with faculty during class time. The labs will follow building holiday hours. Faculty members looking to request full class orientations or use of the UC411 space for workshops must contact technician minimum one week in advance. Unfortunately the Textile Arts Center is not available outside of class and open task times.

We are working to add additional hours and locations for wet process work. Please check back for updates soon.

Related Equipment and Tools

• 4-Harness Floor Loom

• Warping Board

• Warping Reel

• Industrial Felting Loom

• Umbrella Swift & Ball Winder

• Peg Loom

• Industrial Plain-Stitch Sewing Machine

• Superlock Machine