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Textile Center Classes

Explore different fiber art forms, learn a new skill, or expand your knowledge!

Coming Up Soon

From stitching, felting, dyeing, weaving, to rug hooking, surface design, and other textile techniques, we have classes for beginners to more experienced 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.

Classes are intended for ages 16+, unless otherwise specified.

Financial assistance and full tuition scholarships are available for many 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.

Botanical Printing Diane Gamm Oct 2022
Community Engagement Committee In Dye Lab

Browse our upcoming classes by category/technique!

Looking for classes sorted by date? Click here.

Coiling, Knotting, + Weaving

Companion Arts

Dyeing + Surface Design

Embroidery + Stitching

Felting + Paper

Rug Hooking + Tufting

Sewing + Quilting

= 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.


Creative Mending for Knits REGISTRATION CLOSED
Tuesday, June 6, 10 am – 1 pm
with Tasha Miller Griffith

Playful Freeform Embroidery  REGISTRATION CLOSED
Tuesday, June 6, 2 – 5 pm
with Tasha Miller Griffith

Stone Donut NecklaceNEW!
Thursday, June 8, 10 am – 1 pm
with Katherine Buenger

Get Started: Overdye It
Thursday, June 8, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Felted Flowers: Daffodils NEW!
Thursday, June 8, 6 – 9 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Mark-making with Found Objects NEW!
Friday, June 9, 10 am – 3 pm
with Leah Parkhurst

Open Weave and Tall Basket Class CLASS SOLD OUT; OPEN WEAVE HAS 5 SPOTS LEFT
Saturday, June 10, 10 am – 2 pm
with Debbie Johnson

Macrame Wall Hanging
Saturday, June 10, 10 am – 2 pm
with Haley Harnagel

Adire to Indigo: Dyeing in the Yoruba Tradition SOLD OUT
Tuesday, June 13  – Friday, June 16
10 am – 4 pm
with Guest Teaching Artist Gasali Adeyemo

Intro to Digital Surface Design for FabricNEW!
Thursday, June 15, 6 – 9 pm
with Chloe Russel Chang

Rug Hooking: Further Explorations
Fridays, June 16, 30, & July 14, 12 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Intro to Tufting SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 17, 10 am – 5 pm
with Neeka Jackson

Painting with Wool
Saturday, June 17, 10 am – 1 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking
Saturday, June 17, 10 am – 1 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Understanding Sergers
Tuesday, June 20, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Fairy House in Clay
Wednesday, June 21, 6 – 9 pm
with Laura Burlis

CRAFT NIGHT: Pride Patches + Pockets
Thursday, June 22, 5 – 7:30 pm
with Soph Munic

Dye Lab Open Studio: Experimental Play – Textile Center Members OnlyNEW!
Friday, June 23, 10 am – 1 pm
AND/OR 1 pm – 4 pm
with Candy Kuehn

Intro to Jogakbo Stitching: Patchwork Pincushion
Saturday, June 24, 10 am – 2 pm
with Jae Veenstra

Intro to Quilting Fundamentals
Tuesday, June 27, 1 – 4 pm
with Rose Allen

Intro to the Art of Hand Block Printing
Wednesday, June 28, 6 – 9 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

Dye Lab Open Studio: MX Dyes – Textile Center Members Only
Thursday, June 29, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick


Dye Lab Training – Textile Center Members Only
Wednesday, July 12, 12 – 1:30 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Hand Block Printing in the Bauhaus Style
Wednesday, July 12, 6 – 9 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

Mastering Machine Tension
Thursday, July 13, 6 – 9 pm
with Steve Pauling

Transformative Surface Design
Friday, July 14, 10 am – 3 pm
with Leah Parkhurst

Intro to TuftingNEW!
Saturday, July 15, 10 am – 5 pm
with Neeka Jackson

Intro to Paj Ntaub EmbroideryNEW!
Saturdays, July 15 & 29, 1 – 4 pm
with Mandora Young

Sampling Salé: Moroccan Counted Thread Embroidery NEW!
Tuesday, July 18, 10 am – 1 pm
with Peg Deppe

Dorset Buttons, Death Head Buttons, and More!NEW!
Tuesday, July 18, 10 am – 4 pm
with Katherine Buenger

Get Started: Suminigashi
Wednesday, July 19, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Sami-Inspired Bracelets
Thursday, July 20, 10 am – 4 pm
with Katherine Buenger

Intro to Joomchi Papers
Saturday, July 22, 10 am – 2 pm
with Karen Searle

Piecework: Exploring Personal Narrative with Collage and Encaustic ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!
Monday, July 24  – Friday, July 28
10 am – 4 pm
with Guest Teaching Artist Susan Stover

Dyeing to Hook
Saturday, July 29, 12 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

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!


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.

Adult Class Withdrawals & Tuition Transfers:

(Different from Guest Teaching Artist Workshop Withdrawal Policy. See “Guest Teaching Artist Workshops Withdrawal Policy.”)

In-person adult 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.

Please note: Guest Teaching Artist Workshops have a different withdrawal policy. Please see the Guest Teaching Artist Workshop section.


Digital adult 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.


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 Workshop Withdrawal Policy

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