Please make sure any work in the Making Center open work areas (L2, N2) is cleaned up, labeled, and stored properly when you have completed work.


L2 Knit Lab


E4 Wood Shop

Labs, Shops, and Studios

Weaving & Dye Lab

2 W 13th St, 9th floor   •   Open Task Times: Tuesday & Thursday 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm, & Sat 10am-3pm. Weaving Reservation Only Times: Tuesday & Thursday 5pm-6:30pm, Wednesday 3pm-6pm. Technician office hours are by appointment or during the Weaving Only times. *Please note classes are booked in this space all other times.
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

NOTE: The Weaving Studio/Dye Lab is open to students during Open Task Times OR with faculty during class time.

The Weaving Studio (L902) is equipped with:

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

The Dye Lab is equipped with:

  • induction and hot plate burners
  • stainless steel induction pots for dyeing
  • 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
  • shibori/resist tools
  • work tables
  • Aprons/smocks and required safety accoutrement