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Adult & Intergenerational Classes

Coming Up

Learn a new skill, or expand your knowledge on different fiber art forms!

From stitching, felting, dyeing, knitting, weaving, to rug hooking, wearable art, and other textile techniques, we have classes for beginners to advanced-level students.

New classes will be listed here as they are open for registration. To receive updates on the newest and latest classes and events, sign up here to receive our Textile Tuesday and Textiles on the Town e-newsletters with information on all of our program activities.

  • Adult classes are intended for ages 16+, unless otherwise specified.
  • Financial assistance and full tuition scholarships are available for many of our classes. Please email Cristin McKnight Sethi, cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org to inquire.

If you encounter any issues registering for a class or want to be put on a waiting list for a SOLD OUT class, please contact the Shop at 612-436-0464.

= Digital class, via Zoom

= Environmentally-conscious class

= Intergenerational class

= Offsite class

To be put on a waiting list for a SOLD OUT class, please contact the Shop at 612-436-0464.

Financial assistance is available for many of our classes.
Please email Cristin McKnight Sethi, cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org to inquire for more information.

January

Stamp, Sketch, TypeSOLD OUT
Tuesday, January 31, 1 – 4 pm
with India Johnson

February

Jacobean Crewel Embroidery SOLD OUT
Wednesdays, February 1 – 15, 6 – 9 pm
with James Morehouse

Intro to MX Dyes LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Thursday, February 2, 10 am – 1 pm
with Kristin Lawson

Mixing Mediums: Ceramics + Textiles LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Friday, February 3, 10 am – 4 pm
with Nicole Thomas

Stitched Shibori ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!
Saturday, February 4, 10 am – 3 pm
with Sandra Brick

Felted Bugs + Insects FOR FAMILIES! NEW!
Saturday, February 4, 10 am – 12 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Fuzzy Felted Bumblebee
Saturday, February 4, 1 – 4 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Mastering Machine Tension SOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 7, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!
Tuesday, February 7, 6 – 9 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Intro to Blackwork Embroidery
Thursday, February 9, 10 am – 2 pm
with Karen Weiberg

Transformative Surface DesignNEW!
Friday, February 10, 10 am – 4 pm
with Leah Parkhurst

Upcycled T-ShirtsNEW!
Saturday, February 11, 10 am – 1 pm
with Laura Wennstrom

Felted Wire FiguresNEW!
Saturday, February 11, 1 pm – 4 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Handspun Mini Tapestry at Gigi’s Café
Wednesday, February 15, 5 – 6:30 pm
with Riley Kleve

Dye Lab Training – Textile Center Members Only ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Thursday, February 16, 12 – 1:30 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Color Theory
Thursday, February 16, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Circles Felted Table Runner
Saturday, February 18, 10 am – 4 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

DIY Drop SpindlesOPEN TO TEENS!
Saturday, February 18, 1 pm – 4 pm
with Sadie Stock

Understanding Sergers SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 22, 6 – 9 pm
with Steve Pauling

Embroidered PicturesSOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 28, 6 pm – 9 pm
with Ivonne Yáñez

March

Intro to the Art of Hand Block Printing
Wednesday, March 1, 6 – 9 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

Rug Hooking: Further Explorations
Wednesdays, March 1, 15, & 29, 12 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Get Started: Suminigashi
Thursday, March 2, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Weaving on a Rigid Heddle LoomNEW!
Fridays, March 3, 10 am – 4 pm, & March 10, 10 am – 1 pm
with Katherine Buenger

Printing and Painting with Earth Pigments FOR FAMILIES!NEW!
Saturday, March 4, 10 am – 1 pm
with Ceci Lewis

Specialty Threads
Tuesday, March 7, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Sustainable Sewing
Tuesday, March 7, 6 – 9 pm
with Laura Wennstrom

Intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking
Wednesday, March 8, 6 – 9 pm
with Kim Scanlan

Intro to Tenango Embroidery SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 9, 6 – 9 pm
with Ivonne Yáñez

Quilting with Curves
Saturday, March 11, 10 am – 4 pm
with Natalie Novacek

Making Stuffed Animals Beyond the Binary
Saturday, March 11, 10 am – 1 pm
with Sophia Munic

Dye Lab Training – Textile Center Members Only
Tuesday, March 14, 6 – 7:30 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Shibori: Arashi
Wednesday, March 15, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Weaving as Collage
Thursday, March 16, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja

Intro to Wet Felting
Saturday, March 18, 10 am – 3:30 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Sashiko: Transferring Patterns
Wednesday, March 22, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Intro to Joomchi Papers
Thursday, March 23, 12 – 4 pm
with Karen Searle

Sewing Machine Maintenance
Thursday, March 23, 6 – 9 pm
with Steve Pauling

Intro to Tufting SOLD OUT!
Saturday, March 25, 10 am – 4 pm
with Megan Brunston

Visible MendingNEW!
Thursday, March 30, 6 – 9 pm
with Sadie Stock

Click here for the Textile Center workshop proposal form!

All application periods are advertised in our e-newsletters — weekly in Textile Tuesday or bi-weekly in Textiles on the Town.  (Click HERE to sign up for these newsletters.)

Upcoming deadlines to submit workshop proposals are as follows:

Summer 2023 (May – August classes)Deadline March 1, 2023

Fall 2023 (September – December classes)Deadline July 1, 2023

Winter 2024 (January – April classes)Deadline November 1, 2023

Workshop teaching opportunities are an open application process, and geared toward 3 – 6 hour workshops and demos, delivered in-person or digitally at Textile Center, in Minneapolis, MN. These in-person and digital classes align with our mission of “honoring textile traditions, promoting excellence and innovation, nurturing appreciation, and inspiring widespread participation in fiber art.”  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Education Program team at 612-436-0464, or email Cristin McKnight Sethi at cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org

Materials Fees

Many classes include a materials fee to cover supplies provided by the instructor. These materials fees are listed on course registration pages and are payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. To see what specific materials are included in this fee, please click on the supply list for the class. Materials fees are not included in your class registration.

Supply Lists

Some classes also have a supply list of items that you need to bring to class. These supplies cover the basics AND specialty items required by the instructor to ensure you have the best possible experience in the class. Basics are things like scissors, paper and pencil for notes, an apron or appropriate garb for messy projects, and essential tools–like a working sewing machine for a sewing class!  Please download by clicking the link in the class description. The supply list will also be included in your confirmation email, sent by our staff about a week before the class convenes. You may also request that your supply list be sent via postal mail or email. Feel free to reach out to us if you have ANY questions about supplies!

COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Our current withdrawal and cancellation policies are in effect. However, if the refund deadline has passed and you are sick or do not want to attend class because you are concerned about health risk due to COVID-19, we would be happy to to allow you to transfer your tuition to another currently listed class.  You may also convert your tuition into a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center. Please communicate any health concerns or tuition transfer requests to Cristin McKnight Sethi, cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org, before the start of class. We are unable to honor any tuition transfer requests made after the start of class.

Withdrawals & Tuition Transfers:

In-person classes:

If you need to withdraw from class and you send a withdrawal request at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you may receive a refund (minus a $25 processing fee). Alternatively, you may transfer your full tuition to another currently listed class or convert your full tuition into a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center.

We are unable to provide a refund or make a tuition transfer if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop, except in the case of illness or health risk (please see COVID-19 tuition transfer policy above). In this case, your tuition can be converted to a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation if you request one.

 

Digital classes:

Due to the nature of digital access to the classes and distribution of supplies, refunds will not be processed if you cancel your registration less than 10 business days before the start of class.

If your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received at least 10 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop payment, minus a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

Cancellations

If minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline, we reserve the right to cancel any workshop. If we cancel for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Registration deadline will vary, but is generally one week before the start of the class.

Guest Teaching Artist Workshops

See individual workshop information for any additional special cancellation policies. Generally, 50% refund available if withdrawn by the Earlybird deadline. Due to the scheduling nature of these classes and arrangements for instructors, no refunds are available after that.

Events and Trainings

Admission to special events, lectures, demos, and trainings is nonrefundable.

Register Early!

All classes have limited space available (8-12 students) and fill quickly. Please feel free to call and check on class availability before you send in your registration. We are not able to hold spaces without payment.

If the class you are interested in is full, we are generally able to take a waiting list for a class and will call you if a space opens up.

Inclement Weather

Please contact Textile Center at 612-436-0464 if you have concerns about inclement weather during the time of your class. If the class runs as scheduled and you do not attend, there will be no refund of any registration fees. If Textile Center cancels the class, we will contact each student as soon as a decision is made–at either the email or phone number on the registration–and do our best to reschedule the class for a different date. If you are unable to attend the new date, a full refund will be processed.

INTERLACE programs for 55+ adults

INTERLACE classes are perfect for art lovers and makers, ages 55+, and geared to beginners. No previous fiber art experience required! Join our creative community, and bring your interest in learning a new skill in a supportive environment, taught by experienced Textile Center instructors. Classes are focused in a skill-building or idea-based topic area, where a learning cohort model builds relationships and community through engagement in the fiber arts!

These exciting 8-week classes are offered in-person, Spring – Fall, with digital offerings from January – March.  Classes are listed on the website, as they are scheduled.  Click below for details!

Learn more here

Our INTERLACE program is supported by funding from E.A. Michelson Philanthropy’s Vitality Arts® program.

The 2023 Guest Teaching Artist class registration will launch in early January 2023!

Join us with a commitment to renew, inspire, and grow your creative practice with a Guest Teaching Artist Class!

These 2 – 5 day classes, led by nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of textiles and fiberart, are just the ticket to introduce new ideas, build on old ones, and learn new fiber art skills in a supportive and rigorous learning environment! Instructors for Guest Teaching Artist classes are invited by Textile Center to lead these special workshops. For more information, contact Cristin McKnight Sethi, Education Manager at cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org

Learn more and view the current lineup here