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Weaving & Dye Lab

2 W 13th St, 9th floor   •   Spring 2018 Open Task Times: Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 12:00pm - 8:00 pm; Wednesdays 10:00am-5:00pm
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

NOTE: All Facilities are closed Feb 19 & March 22-25

The Weaving Studio/Dye Lab is open to students during Open Task Times OR with faculty during class time. The lab will follow building holiday hours. Faculty members looking to request full class orientations or use of space for workshops, must contact technician minimum one week in advance.

The Weaving Studio (L902) is equipped with:

  • 13, 4-harness floor looms
  • 2 wall-mounted warping boards
  • industrial felting loom
  • 2 umbrella swifts & 1 ball winder
  • miscellaneous yarns
  • work tables
  • double basin sink
  • ironing station
  • 1 industrial plain-stitch sewing machine
  • 1 superlock machine
  • 1 lasting post and cut mat for shoe construction students
  • a TC2 “jacquard” loom for research purposes only

The Dye Lab (L903) is equipped with:

  • induction and hot plate burners
  • stainless steel induction pots for dyeing only
  • drying racks
  • bins and buckets for marbling/dyeing fabric
  • cooking and measurement tools for dye processes
  • a digital scale for measure dye matter and WOG’s
  • two mobile heat presses with attached hoods
  • permanent organic indigo vat for sampling
  • shibori/resist and batiking tools
  • small crockpot/ double boilers for batiking
  • stainless steel work tables
  • irons/ironing boards
  • Aprons/smocks and required safety accoutrement

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