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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.

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:

  • Masks required
  • Tables 6 ft apart
  • Larger classroom space, smaller class capacity
  • Sanitization before and after every class
  • 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.

Class Spotlight

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

Digital Classes


 Smart Device as an Art Tool NEW!
Wednesday, April 14, 1 – 2:30 pm CDT
with Candy Kuehn

 Photoshop Selection Tools NEW!
Wednesday, April 21, 1 – 4 pm CDT
with Katya Oicherman


Painting with Wool: Dala Horse NEW!
Thursday, May 13, 1 – 4 pm CDT
with Laura Berlage

Crumb Quilting: Tote Bag NEW!
Tuesdays, May 18 and 25, 6 – 8 pm CDT
with Laura Wennstrom


Intro to Photoshop
Monday, June 7 and Thursday, June 10, 1 – 3:30 pm CDT
with Katya Oicherman

Macramé Wall Basket NEW!
Wednesday, June 9, 6 – 9 pm CDT
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Found Textile Collage
Tuesdays, June 15 and 22, 6 – 8 pm CDT
with Laura Wennstrom

Weaving as Collage
Wednesdays, June 16 and 23, 6 – 8 pm CDT
with Alonzo Pantoja

Needle Felted SheepNEW!
Thursday, June 17, 1 – 4 pm CDT
with Laura Berlage


 Design Theory
Tuesday, July 6, 6 – 9 pm CDT
with Sandra Brick

Color Theory
Tuesday, July 20, 6 – 9 pm CDT
with Sandra Brick

In-person Classes


Nuno Felted ScarfSOLD OUT!
Saturday, April 17, 10 am– 3 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Williamsburg Basket SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22, 10 am– 1:30 pm
with Debbie Johnson

SAORI Weaving
Thursday, April 29, 1 – 4 pm
with Chiaki O’Brien


Free Motion Stitching
Tuesday, May 11, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Felted Vases, Vessels, and Bowls
Saturday, May 15, 10 am – 3:30 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Get Started: Suminagashi on Fabric
Tuesday, May 18, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Get Started: Thermofax Screen Printing
Wednesday, May 26, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick


Intro to Sashiko
Tuesday, June 1, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking
Thursday, June 3, 1 – 4 pm
with Katie DeCosse

Understanding Sergers
Tuesday, June 8, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling


Bayeaux Beastie: 11th Century Couched and Laid Work
Tuesday, July 13, 1 – 4 pm
with Peg Deppe

Sewing Machine Maintenance
Thursday, July 15, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling


Stitched Shibori
Saturday, August 7, 10 am – 3 pm
with Sandra Brick

Mastering Machine Tension
Tuesday, August 10, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Punto in Aria: 16th Century Needle Lace
Tuesday, August 17, 1 – 4 pm
with Peg Deppe

Our call for Summer 2021 digital and in-person class proposals is now closed. Stay tuned for for our Fall 2021 call for proposals.

Workshop teaching opportunities are an open application process, and geared toward 2 – 18 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.

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

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!

Learn more here