Fiberhouse Residency

Through the Fiberhouse Residency individuals engage with the threads that connect us in an immersive week-long stay in our Brooklyn based live/work studio. All artists, designers, poets, technologists, researchers, healers, and craftspeople interested in integrating cloth that heals into their practice are encouraged to apply. You do not need to have a background in textiles (but if you do, that’s great too).

Residents will have access to about 500 sq ft of studio space and a place to stay in Red Hook, Brooklyn – free of charge – from a Monday-Saturday. We provide 2 private sessions to support the proposed project. Residents will share the space with at least one Fiberhouse facilitator and our house cat, Sid Vicious. Residents must purchase their own food (they will have access to our shared kitchen and fridge). Residents have access to tapestry looms, dye pots, felting mats, a sewing machine, table space and other fiber art related tools. Residents must purchase all the materials they need to fabricate their project. The Fiberhouse facilitator(s) will provide ample support in sourcing materials.

The week-long stay culminates in a small group workshop to be hosted at the Fiberhouse. Workshop topics should relate to each residents’ personal practice and proposed project. Any workshop fees collected will be used to cover the costs of the residents’ stay.

To apply, please fill out the form below. Select applicants will be contacted for a Skype interview.

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Potential session topics include weaving, felting, garment construction, block printing, flower dyeing, dyeing with food waste, indigo dyeing, and creating inks and paints from natural pigments.
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2019 Residents:

Victoria Cox   American Karakul Farmer   Victoria explored wet felting in the raw with her flocks’ fleece and handspun yarn

Victoria Cox

American Karakul Farmer

Victoria explored wet felting in the raw with her flocks’ fleece and handspun yarn

Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda   Textile Artist   Zaida will continue her exploration of movement, meditation, and lacemaking

Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda

Textile Artist

Zaida will continue her exploration of movement, meditation, and lacemaking

Ali Schachtschneider   Biological Artist & Researcher   Ali will continue her research on grown materials with a new focus on weaving

Ali Schachtschneider

Biological Artist & Researcher

Ali will continue her research on grown materials with a new focus on weaving