in the loop † The looms, leased to Praxis for $1, are available to students and the public during biweekly classes. “[Praxis] has been really committed to the mission of making weaving available to students and the public,” says Pinsky.
Color theory † Originally an oil painter, Pinsky eventually gravitated toward the loom. “I would go home and sew to calm myself down, which was my meditation,” she says. “Weaving was a more appropriate medium to express my ideas and approach toward color.”
To Dye For † The dye lab gives visitors a place to concoct their own colors, and a dye garden will be open by next summer to grow indigo and other plants used in natural dyes. “Indigo is one of the greatest and oldest natural dye traditions found throughout many cultures,” Pinsky says.