Hands-On Studio teaches local foraging and dyeing, natural skincare and homemade bitters.

Budding artists and those with a creative bent can learn from some of New York's finest at the new Hands on Studio, located in Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood. The creative space offers workshops and studio time in artistic realms ranging from tie-dying and textiles to color blocking and cement casting. The studio also caters to those who are inspired by nature, with upcoming seminars in local foraging and dyeing, natural skincare and homemade bitters.

Hands on Studio is the brainchild of renowned textile artist and designer Shabd Simon-Alexander. The Williamsburg space is her own creative studio, where she dyes fabrics by hand for her textile collections. The artist will be leading seminars for artists and amateurs alike at Hands On Studio. She is teaching an upcoming Itajime Fold and Dye Workshop. The workshop focuses on Itajime Dyeing, a centuries-old shibori technique of creating geometric repeat patterns on fabric through an unparalleled resist application.

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