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Adult Classes

Masks continue to be required for all in-person classes, as of September 1, 2022.

Class Spotlight

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 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.

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

  • Masks continue to be required for ALL PARTICIPANTS, as of September 1, 2022.
  • 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)

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.

 

= Digital class, via Zoom

October

Sewing Machine MaintenanceTWO SPOTS LEFT!
Wednesday, October 5, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

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

Mountmellick EmbroideryLAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Tuesday, October 11, 10 am – 1 pm
with Peg Deppe

Get Started: Suminagashi on Fabric
Tuesday, October 11, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Creative Surfaces for FeltmakersLAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Wednesdays, October 12 – November 9, 10 am – 2:30 pm
No class November 2
with Leslie Granbeck

Intro to Quilting FundamentalsLAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Wednesday, October 12, 1 – 4 pm
with Rose Allen

INTERLACE: Creating a ReliquaryLAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Wednesdays, October 12 – December 7, 1 – 4 pm
with Ceci Lewis

Intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking SOLD OUT!
Thursday, October 13, 6 – 9 pm
with Kim Scanlan

Making Stuffed Animals Beyond the Binary
Tuesday, October 18, 6 – 9 pm
with Sophia Munic

OFFSITE: Visible Mending Sampler AT TINY DINER!
Wednesday, October 19, 5 – 6:30 pm
with Sarah Bahr

Get Started: Needle Felting
Wednesday, October 19, 6 – 8 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Intro to Shibori: Scarves Two Ways
Thursday, October 20, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Felted Halloween Pumpkins FOR FAMILIES!NEW!
Saturday, October 22, 10 am – 12 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Mastering Machine Tension
Tuesday, October 25, 6 – 9 pm
with Steve Pauling

Intro to TuftingSOLD OUT!
Saturday, October 29, 10 am – 4 pm
with Megan Brunston

November

Intro to Crumb Quilting: Making a Mini QuiltNEW!
Tuesdays, November 1 & 8, 6 – 9 pm
with Laura Wennstrom

Embroidered AlebrijesNEW!
Wednesday, November 2, 6 – 9 pm
with Ivonne Yáñez

Felted Forest Friends
Thursday, November 3, 6 – 9 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Instruction Art QuiltingNEW!
Saturday, November 5, 12 – 5 pm
with Alanna Stapleton

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking
Tuesday, November 8, 1 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Intro to the Art of Hand Block Printing
Thursday, November 10, 6 – 9 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

Shibori: Itajime
Saturday, November 12, 10 am – 3 pm
with Sandra Brick

Stories in ClothNEW!
Tuesday, November 15, 6 – 9 pm
with Sophia Munic

Specialty ThreadsNEW!
Wednesday, November 16, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Dye Lab Training – Members OnlySOLD OUT!
Thursday, November 17, 12 – 1:30 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Weaving as Collage
Thursday, November 17, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja

Felted Tote Bag
Saturday, November 19, 10 am – 5 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Intro to Polymer Clay FOR FAMILIES! Beads and ButtonsSOLD OUT!
Saturday, November 26, 10 am – 12 pm
with Laura Burlis

Intro to Polymer Clay: Beads and Buttons
Saturday, November 26, 1 – 4 pm
with Laura Burlis

Scandinavian Loom BeadingNEW!
Mondays, November 28 – December 19, 2 – 4 pm
with Laura Berlage

Design Theory
Tuesday, November 29, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Fundamentals of Foundation Paper Piecing
Wednesday, November 30, 10 am – 4 pm
with Rose Allen

December

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

Dyeing to HookNEW!
Wednesday, December 7, 12 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking
Wednesday, December 7, 6 – 9 pm
with Kim Scanlan

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

Color Theory
Thursday, December 15, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

January

INTERLACE: Creating a Reliquary
Wednesdays, January 18 – March 8, 1 – 4 pm
with Ceci Lewis

Call for FALL Adult Workshop Proposals OPEN NOW!

CLICK HERE to access the proposal form for Fall 2022, and return it to Cristin at cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org

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

Upcoming deadlines are as follows (these deadlines are subject to change):

Fall 2022 Deadline (September – December classes) — July 31, 2022

Winter 2023 Deadline (January – April classes) — October 1, 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, nurturing appreciation, and inspiring widespread participation in fiber art.”  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the 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.

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 Cristin McKnight Sethi, Education Manager at cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org

Learn more and view the current lineup here