Posts Tagged: Textiles

You know how to knit, Do you know how to weave?

All of our clothing is made up of tiny little fibers all attached to one another to create a structure and hold a shape. Garments unfortunately aren’t indestructible. Have you ever snagged a shirt and about two yards of thread were held between you and the edge of a counter? Have you ever tried to button… Read more »

Spring Session II Open Studio Schedule

5/12/17: Insert gif of me eating my hat. Sorry, Thursday night First Time Sewing- I didn’t mean to forget you! 5/10/17: OKAY, LAST CHANGE, I SWEAR. No open studio in the sewing room on Friday night’s ’cause we’re makin’ bras, baby. And Frame Loom Weaving is now from 2-5pm on Sunday afternoons in the Print… Read more »

{She Crew} T’s: Foxes Against Facism

{She Crew} is an organization that offers free artistic empowerment programs to girls and trans-spectrum youth in the city of Chicago. Working out of the Jane Addams Hull House, their students learn to cook meals as a group, experiment with theater and improv to build confidence and work in journals to help them develop their… Read more »

Spring Session I Class and Open Studio Schedule

Hello all! Spring session is off and running! You still have time to sign up for some of the end-of-week and weekend classes, so don’t miss out. Here’s the session I class and open studio schedule. Open studio will start on Monday, April 3rd. See you all in the studio! -Nora

Printed Patchwork

As a longtime Lillstreet Textiles student/monitor/teacher, I always get the most excited when I’m combining printing/dyeing with sewing.  It feels great to use both sides of the department!  Thus, I’ve been experimenting with silkscreening dye onto patchwork.  This actually started a few years back, when I was still relatively new to silkscreening on fabric.  In… Read more »

Making Good

After knitting and sewing all those pussy hats and experiencing the positive collective energy of the Women’s March, I didn’t know what to do with myself. Yes, I can write postcards and make calls, but I’m a maker. I need to do something with my hands. So I need to keep knitting and sewing. It… Read more »