Digital Knit Lab


E4 Wood Shop

Textile Studio & Dye Lab

Open to: all students who have taken the mandatory orientation
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, 9th floor   •   Open task Time: Wednesday 12a-6p, Thursday 11a-6p, Friday 12a-6p, Saturday 11a-6p

Academic Year 2021-22 Update

The lab orientation is now hosted on Canvas. Students should complete the Making Center General orientation and then proceed to the lab specific orientation for the Textiles Studio and Dye Lab.

Students who were oriented in the past will retain access but we recommend that they also take the Canvas course so that they are up to date on new policies and safety procedures.

Please email us if you have any questions. Thanks!

About the Textile Studio & Dye Lab

The weaving and dye lab supports the Parsons community in exploring various weaving, felting, natural dyeing, textile and fiber arts techniques.

Available for the 20/21 academic year:

On-campus use only:

  • Umbrella swift and ball winder
  • Industrial felting loom
  • Carding Station
  • Eight 4-harness Schacht floor looms (for students with prior weaving experience)
  • Two 8-harness Macombers floor looms (for students with advanced weaving experience)
  • Warping reel, Warping boards, and bobbin winder
  • Stainless Steel Work tables
  • Industrial Vacuum Ironing station
  • 2- Heat presses
  • Sentry Ductless Fume Hood (for particulates)
  • Induction Burners
  • Dye pots (various sizes)
  • Sinks
  • Various wet processes small tools
  • Plastic buckets for temporary 1-week storage of dyes

Available to check out for up to 7 days:

  • carding paddles
  • drop spindles
  • mini frame looms w/ tapestry tools (for sampling)
  • embroidery hoops
  • crochet hooks
  • knitting needles




Safety Requirements

  • All students must wear a dust mask.

    Required Dust Mask

  • All students must wear eye protection.

    Required Eye Protection

  • All students must wear safety gloves.

    Required Gloves