Textile Arts Center; Worth the Trip to Brooklyn

Textile Arts CenterWhile I admit that here at Textile Talk we aim to provide valuable and noteworthy information to textile professionals both new and old, we also aim to accommodate fashion professionals with an interest in textiles.  I mean, are there many fashion pros out there not interested in fabric?   Anyway, the reason I’m bringing this up is that, after spending some time on their website, I really wanted to share with you my discovery of the Textile Arts Center.

So, for those of you interested in the creation of your own fabrics; learning to weave, screen printing all those layouts with your own two hands, you should take some time to check out the center.  Based in Brooklyn, the Textile Arts Center offers 30 floor looms, a screen printing table, a vacuum sealed exposure unit, and dyeing equipment.   It serves as a place to work, learn, network, and foster your creative side in the form of fabric arts.

Fashion designers, are you having trouble getting your hands on that 10yds of custom printed fabric for one dress in your collection?  Well, make it yourself! Textile designers, have some amazing yarn you want to weave into yardage but can’t fit an 8 harness floor loom in your teeny-tiny NYC apartment? Rent some time on one of theirs!

I have to be honest here.  I haven’t gotten to The Textile Arts Center yet myself.  I know, I know, it’s just that Brooklyn seems so far away… OK, you’re right, enough with the lame excuses, I’m going, I’m going.  Will I see you there?

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!