FAD Market Pops Up at City Point in Celebration of New York Textile Month


    The FAD Market, a pop-up fashion, art and design marketplace, is holding a special event at Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point this weekend in honor of New York Textile Month.

    The two-day event will include hands-on activities, demonstrations and an exhibition. The work of 10 New York-based artists will be on display in the show ‘Connecting Threads’ — including the textile-inspired paintings of John McFadden and the embroidery of Rebecca Levi.

    The Textile Arts Center, based in Gowanus, will be there to present demonstrations of loom weaving, screen printing and machine knitting — attendees will be able to try out some of the techniques. Textile studio WE GATHER, also in Gowanus, will be creating a collaborative piece, ‘A Zero-Waste Community Rug.’ Stop by for a lesson on latch hooking and add some salvaged materials to the rug.

    Join textile studio @wegather #CommunityCloth event next weekend. Lend a hand in creating a zero-waste community rug! Learn the basics of the traditional latch hook technique and take part on this beautiful collaborative project. Know that your efforts are for a good cause and the completed project will be donated to an organization that benefits women and girls in NYC. Drop in between 1-4pm, September 23+24, #FADMarket @citypointbklyn | @amyfrancesphoto

    On top of of the demonstrations, FABSCRAP, a non-profit that recycles textiles, will host a pop-up fabric shop and educational booth.

    The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 at City Point’s BKLYN Studios at 445 Albee Square. For more details, click here.

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