Learn to Weave at the Wythe Hotel

ldba-Brooklyn, ny

Beginning Weaving Workshop

Sunday, September 16th at The Wythe Hotel
12pm – 2pm
Learn the basics of handweaving with WE GATHER and get a head start on your first woven wall hanging. Perfect for those on the hunt for a new skill, this 2-hour workshop covers all you need to know to get weaving on a frame loom. We’ll cover setting up the loom, basic weaving techniques, texture, and finishing methods, all the while experimenting with fun and varied materials.

You get to take home your very own custom WE GATHER loom kit so the weaving fun never has to end.

What’s included:

-WE GATHER Loom Kit, including wooden frame loom, two shuttles, shed stick, two wooden needles, weaving comb, and tapestry needle
-Wooden dowel to hang finished weaving
-All necessary yarns
-Use of WE GATHER weaving tools
-Illustrated weaving guide

*All yarns and materials are provided, though participants are welcome to bring any additional yarn or material they’d like to experiment with.

WE GATHER, led by textile artist Whitney Crutchfield, is a Brooklyn-based educational textile studio and brand of hand-dyed, handwoven textiles. Whether through thoughtfully and ethically-made products made right in the Brooklyn studio, at-home weaving and dyeing kits, or workshops and private events that put the skills directly in your hands, our goal is to bring the magic of textiles to all.

ALSO! Join us at FIELD + SUPPLY – Oct 5-6-7 at The Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, NY! 

New workshop series! Natural wine education at the Wythe Hotel, August 28th

Date: Tuesday, August 28th
Time: 5pm- 6:30pm
Location: The Ides Bar located in The Wythe Hotel
About the workshop:
This workshop is ideal for both entry level participants looking to grow their knowledge of natural wines, and for those who are familiar with, and eager to expand their natural wine education.
Students will be fully immersed with French natural wine history, process, and philosophy, and will taste 8 iconic and rare natural wines from the Wythe’s
diverse wine cellar. Students will also receive an information packet that highlights the wines, regions and maps discussed in class. In this workshop, we will discuss and taste wines from lesser known regions of France such as the Loire, Jura, Savoie and Ardèche. A light fare will also be served to compliment the wine.

Basile Al Mileik is a sommelier and the wine director for the Wythe Hotel. Born and raised in Paris, he has been living in NYC for 3 years. Bitten by the wine bug while working in restaurants and passionate about the natural wine movement, he is eager to pass on his knowledge and experience in an accessible way to all levels of wine students. Sign up here.

We’re so excited about this workshop! See you there 🙂

We are heading to the farm!

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY
LDBA-Brooklyn, NY
LDBA-Brooklyn, NY
We’ll be off the grid and at the farm for our 6th annual LDBA FARM CAMP happening in Bovina NY! Stay tuned for cute photos and stories when we return- we will be answering emails s-l-o-w-l-y and will be able to fulfill orders when we return. If you’re coming to farm camp- see you there!

New Marble Dye Workshop! Sunday, July 15

LDBA-Brooklyn, NY

We are thrilled to have Mercedez Singleton join us on Sunday, July 15 at our LDBA studio classroom in Williamsburg! Info below and HERE.
Instructor: Mercedez Singleton
Date: Sunday, July 15
Lecture Fee: $125 (includes $ material fee)
Class Size: 8 people
Time: 2-5 pm (or until class completion)
Location: LDBA Studio Classroom at 240 Division Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Studio 4, 2nd Floor
About the Class: 
Participants will get a brief history of marble dyeing and learn basic techniques to manipulate paints on the surface of a water bath. They will then transfer these designs to both paper and fabric – leaving with a beautiful set of marble prints and a silk scarf or 2 silk bandanas.
To sign-up: 
Purchase now, only 8 spaces left!

Farm Camp 2018, July 23-27

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OMG we are so excited for LDBA Farm Camp this year!! Feast your eyes on the incredible food, kids and staff that came last year, and please join us this July 23-27. There are a couple of spots left for campers and adult volunteers! We would love for you to come!!!

For more info and to sign up, see below or click HERE.

DATE: JULY 23-27, 2018
Ages: 7-12 (Mature 6yr.olds will be considered. Children must be able to sleep away from parents for 5 nights.)
Location: Porcupine Hill Farm, Bovina, New York.
Price for the week: $1600.00 (Price includes all food, water, tents, classes, art supplies and transportation including to and from camp, pick up/drop off in Williamsburg).

Sign your kiddo up for a camping experience they will never forget! LDBA is pleased to announce registration is open for the 6th annual Farm Camp! For five days and nights your child will learn invaluable skills such as how to pitch their own tents, how to build and manage shelters and fires safely, how to make arrows, tie knots, identify plants, mushrooms and trees, how to milk cows, feed and care for chickens, pigs, sheep and goats. We will learn about bees, gardens, pottery, foraging, and so much more. Daily art, cooking and survival classes will be held and visiting artists will teach special workshops. Food will come from surrounding farms and is cooked by Danny Newberg, one of our favorite professional chefs. We will visit farms in the area, but the main farm school will be on Porcupine Hill Farm. Kids will sleep in canvas tents, hike in the great outdoors, swim, fish, play soccer, hone their skills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have 6 core councilors (cpr certified) who will be there day and night, and many visiting artists and teachers- we also have a tipi!
Parents are welcome on the final night, ( Friday, July 27th), to come join us for dinner and a sleep over- (parent transport and camping supplies not included)-
Purchase is available in full, or you can reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the full price.
Waiver, information form, supplies list and details provided after registration. Please register soon for the limited number of spots available!