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Adult Classes

Learn a new skill, or expand your knowledge on different fiber art forms in our Adult Classes!

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 is available for many of our classes. Please email Raye Cordes, rcordes@textilecentermn.org to inquire for more information.

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.

Blackwork Class 2

COVID-19 precautions for in-person classes to help keep you safe while you learn:

  • Vaccinations are now required for all in-person classes. Click here to submit your proof of vaccination.
  • Masks required for ALL PARTICIPANTS, effective 8/2/2021
  • Tables 6 ft. apart
  • Larger classroom space, smaller class capacity
  • Sanitization before every class
  • Students coming only for class enter through the back door; other visitors can enter through the front door
  • Please sanitize hands on entry to the building
  • No appointment required to visit the rest of the Center
  • New ionization system in place for air purification
  • New smart classroom features in place, including large screen TV projections and overhead camera capture for detailed demonstrations

When visiting any public place during this pandemic, there’s always a risk of exposure to COVID-19. When visiting Textile Center, you voluntarily assume all risk knowing that COVID-19 is extremely contagious, and that for some people it can lead to severe illness and death. Please read before registering, and thank you for following Textile Center’s Safety Protocols (updated September 2021)

Class Spotlight

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 Raye Cordes, rcordes@textilecentermn.org to inquire for more information.

Digital Classes


Ball Rolling for Happy, Healthy Hands
Thursday, September 30, 6 – 8:30 pm CDT
with Angela Kneale


Photoshop Color Editing NEW!
Wednesday, October 20, 1 – 4 pm CDT
with Katya Oicherman

Fiber Stories: Artist Talk & Demo with Kay Healy
Co-presented with Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Wednesday, October 20, 7 – 9 pm CT

Ball Rolling for Happy, Healthy Hands
Thursday, October 21, 6 – 8:30 pm CDT
with Angela Kneale


Modern Tapestry Weaving
Tuesdays, December 7 and 14, 1 – 3 pm CDT
with Ashley Kreisman

In-person Classes


Wednesdays, Sept 22 – Nov 10, 9 am – 12 pm
with Kathleen Richert

Understanding SergersSOLD OUT!
Thursday, September 23, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Get Started: Thermofax Screen Printing
Thursday, September 23, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Modern Tapestry WeavingSOLD OUT!
Fridays, September 24 and October 1, 10 am – 1 pm
with Ashley Kreisman

Intro to Quilting Fundamentals
Wednesday, September 29, 1 – 4 pm
with Rose Allen


Needle Felt by Number: Autumn Inspirations NEW!
Wednesday, October 6, 6 – 9 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Intro to Embroidery: Bird BouquetNEW!
Thursday, October 7, 1 – 4 pm
with Susan Leschke

INTERLACE: Surface Design
Mondays, Oct 11 – Nov 29, 1 – 4 pm
with Carole Hallman

Intro to Polymer Clay: Beads and Buttons
Wednesday, October 13, 6 – 9 pm
with Laura Burlis

Get Started: Suminagashi on Fabric
Thursday, October 14, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Intro to Basketry: Foccacina For You NEW! ONE SPOT LEFT!
Saturday, October 16, 12 – 4 pm
with Debbie Johnson

Intro to the Art of Hand Block PrintingJUST ADDED!
Monday, October 18, 6 – 9 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

Weaving as Collage
Wednesday, October 20, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja

Sewing Machine MaintenanceTHREE SPOTS LEFT!
Thursday, October 21, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Intro to Joomchi Papers
Thursday, October 28, 10 am – 2 pm
with Karen Searle

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


Embroidered Photographs
Thursday, November 4, 12 – 4:30 pm
with Susan Leschke

Shibori: Arashi
Sunday, November 7, 1 – 4 pm
with Sandra Brick

Felted Forest Friends
Wednesday, November 10, 6 – 9 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Mastering Machine Tension
Tuesday, November 16, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Building an Embroidery Sketchbook: Foundational Stitches
Tuesday, November 16, 6 – 9 pm
with Kelsey McGregor

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking
Wednesday, November 17, 1 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

More About Joomchi
Thursday, November 18, 10 am – 1 pm
with Karen Searle

Intro to Coiling
Thursday, November 18, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja


Felted Luminarias
Wednesday, December 1, 10 am – 2:30 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Linoleum Print Patches
Thursday, December 9, 1 – 4 pm
with Nora Rickey

Stitched Shibori
Saturday, December 11, 10 am – 3 pm
with Sandra Brick

Free Motion Stitching
Tuesday, December 14, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Call for Winter 2022 Adult Class Proposals now open!

Deadline: Tuesday, October 5, 12:59 pm CT

Workshop teaching opportunities are an open application process, and geared toward 2 – 6 hour workshops and demos, delivered in-person or recorded at Textile Center, in Minneapolis, MN. These digital and in-person classes align with our mission of “honoring textile traditions, promoting excellence and innovation, and inspiring widespread participation in fiber art.”  

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a workshop idea, please feel free to call the Program team at 612-436-0464, or email Raye Cordes at rcordes@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. Te 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!


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, we’d be happy to either provide a one-time full tuition transfer to another class for use by March 31, 2021. Please communicate any changes to Raye Cordes, rcordes@textilecentermn.org, before the start of the class to use this transfer option.

Withdrawals & Tuition Transfers:

In-person classes:

If your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop fee, minus a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center.

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 in 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.


Tuition transfers for both in-person and digital classes are treated like class withdrawals, and are charged a non-refundable $25 processing fee.


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 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!

There are 3 exciting 8-week classes this Fall, and there will be 2 digital classes beginning in January, 2022. Click below for details!

Learn more here

Our INTERLACE program is supported by funding from Aroha Philanthropies’ Vitality Arts® program.

NOTE: Guest Teaching Artist classes are currently on hold until Spring/Summer 2022, due to COVID-19

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 Tracy Krumm, Director for Artistic Advancement at tkrumm@textilecentermn.org.

Learn more and view the current lineup here