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Adult Classes

January classes / COVID update:

Out of an abundance of caution as the Omicron surge moves across our state, we are postponing or canceling in-person classes and other group activities at Textile Center during this month of January. (Please note that the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, a tenant at Textile Center, will continue to offer its in-person classes this month.)

Textile Center’s retail shop, exhibitions, and library will remain open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays between 11 am and 3 pm, and our digital INTERLACE and other digital classes will take place as scheduled.

We will be reaching out directly to everyone who is registered for in-person classes in January and will offer full refunds or the opportunity to apply tuition to current digital offerings or to future in-person classes at Textile Center after February 1, 2022.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

All in-person classes require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to submit your proof of vaccination.

Proof of vaccination must be received 3 days (72 hours) before class, or your registration is subject to cancellation with a full refund of your payment.

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 and full tuition scholarships are available for many of our classes. Please email Tracy Krumm, tkrumm@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.

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, as of 9/13/21. 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 classes enter through the back door; other visitors can enter through the front door (no appointments necessary!)
  • Please sanitize hands on entry to the building
  • 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 Tracy Krumm, tkrumm@textilecentermn.org to inquire for more information.

 

= Digital class, via Zoom

January

INTERLACE: Sashiko – Adventures in StitchingSOLD OUT!
Tuesdays, January 11 – March 1, 1 – 4 pm CST
with Sandra Brick

INTERLACE: Creating a ReliquarySOLD OUT!
Wednesdays, January 12 – March 2, 1 – 4 pm CST
with Ceci Lewis

February

Found Textile Collage
Tuesday, February 1, 6 – 9 pm
with Laura Wennstrom

Sewing Machine Maintenance – SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, February 2, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, February 2, 6 – 9 pm
with Kim Scanlan

Intro to Sashiko
Thursday, February 3, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Modern Tapestry Weaving
Fridays, February 4 & 11, 10 am – 1 pm
with Ashley Kreisman

Mindful Stitching
Wednesday, February 9, 12 – 4:30 pm
with Maddy Bartsch

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking
Thursday, February 10, 1 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Needle Felted Grumpy Hedgehog Pincushion
Thursday, February 10, 6 – 9 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Shibori: Arashi
Saturday, February 12, 1 – 4 pm
with Sandra Brick

Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Pens
Tuesday, February 15, 6 – 9 pm
with Laura Burlis

Intro to Coiling
Wednesday, February 16, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja

Graphic Embroidery
Thursday, February 17, 6 – 9 pm
with Alanna Stapleton

Gift Wine Basket
Fridays, February 18 & 25, 10 am – 1 pm
with Debbie Johnson

Felted Vases, Vessels, and Bowls
Saturday, February 19, 10 am – 3:30 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Weaving as Collage
Tuesday, February 22, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja

Building an Embroidery Sketchbook: Foundational Stitches SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, February 23, 6 – 9 pm
with Kelsey McGregor

Ball Rolling for Happy, Healthy Hands
Thursday, February 24, 6 – 8:30 pm CST
with Angela Kneale

A New Look at Nuno Winter Scarf – ONE SPOT LEFT!
Saturday, February 26, 10 am – 3:30 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

March

Vionnet Spiral Dress
Tuesday & Thursday, March 1 & 3, 1 – 4 pm
with Ella Ramsey

Mastering Machine Tension
Wednesday, March 2, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Color Theory
Thursday, March 3, 6 – 9 pm CST
with Sandra Brick

Intro to Beadwork: Floral Brooch NEW!
Saturday, March 5, 10 am – 1 pm
with Kathleen Richert

Intro to Quilting Fundamentals
Wednesday, March 9, 1 – 4 pm
with Rose Allen

Get Started: Suminagashi on Fabric
Thursday, March 10, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Circles Table Runner
Saturday, March 12, 10 am – 4 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

INTERLACE: Shibori—- REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN LATE JANUARY
Wednesdays, March 16 – May 4, 1 – 4 pm
with Carole Hallman

Get Started: Thermofax Screen Printing
Thursday, March 17, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Fictional Moss Beaded Stone NEW!
Saturday, March 19, 10 am – 4 pm
with Chris Allen

Perfect Pants
Tuesdays, March 22 & 29, 6 – 9 pm
with Kathleen Richert

Abstract Forms in Coiling NEW!
Wednesdays, March 23 & 30, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja

Intro to Joomchi Papers
Thursday, March 24, 10 am – 2 pm
with Karen Searle

Building an Embroidery Sketchbook: Fill Stitches and Knots
Thursday, March 24, 6 – 9 pm
with Kelsey McGregor

Stitched Shibori
Saturday, March 26, 10 am – 3 pm
with Sandra Brick

April

Fuzzy Felted Bumblebee NEW!
Tuesday, April 5, 6 – 9 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Free Motion Stitching
Thursday, April 7, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Sew Your Own Lingerie
Thursdays, April 7 & 14, 6 – 9 pm
with Kathleen Richert

Intro to Wet Felting
Saturday, April 9, 10 am – 3:30 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Embroidered Lettering
Wednesday, April 20, 6 – 9 pm
with Alanna Stapleton

Design Theory
Thursday, April 21, 6 – 9 pm CT
with Sandra Brick

Call for Adult Workshop Proposals are currently closed. The application portal will be open 4-5 weeks prior to each deadline. Upcoming deadlines below:

Summer 2022 Deadline (May – August) — January 10, 2022

Fall 2022 Deadline (September – December) — May 8, 2022

Winter 2023 Deadline (January- April) — September 10, 2022

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, 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 Tracy Krumm at tkrumm@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’d be happy to either provide a full tuition refund or credit toward another class. Please communicate any changes to Tracy Krumm, tkrumm@textilecentermn.org, before the start of the class.

Students who register for IN-PERSON classes and do not upload their proof of vaccination before the start of class will not be eligible for a refund unless they notify Tracy Krumm, tkrumm@textilecentermn.org, BEFORE the start of class.

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.

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 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