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Category - Author Event

Author Talk: Becka Rahn

Thursday, October 13, noon to 1 pm • free I See Art Every Day About the Book When you go for a walk with an artist, sometimes unexpected things happen. Dandelions turn into dog paws, faucets become feathers, and…

NEW Library Tools & Kits

We are pleased to announce a new program of fiber tools and kits available for checkout in the Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library! Please note: the checkout period is 35 days. Please return kits and tools when the Librarian or…

Author Event: Kathy McGee and The Happy Bicycle

Monday, June 1, noon to 1 pm Meet Kathy McGee, author of The Happy Bicycle: Make 15 Stylish Bike Accessories with Hemma Designs. For cyclists who want to take their style into high gear, The Happy Bicycle is…

Author Event: Linzee Kull McCray with artist Marilyn Ampe

Friday, May 15, noon to 1 pm Meet Linzee McCray, author, Art Quilts of the Midwest, 2015 along with St. Paul-based featured artist Marilyn Ampe. The book will be available in Textile Center’s Shop for the event. Art…

Art Speaks: Knots

Art Speaks Series: March 2015 A monthly series that focuses on fiber art topics as a way to explore the Library’s extensive circulating collection. Threads, string, rope and yarn are used to create useful and decorative fabrics and…

Bill Johnson Artist Talk

Wings of Design–Textile Patterns Found in the World of Insects Thursday, March 12, 6 – 7 pm • Artist Talk • Free and open to the public. Renowned plant and insect photographer Bill Johnson will speak about the…

Art Speaks / Needlework: Essential Stitches

Art Speaks Series: February 2015 Art Speaks often features a member organization or guild whose collection is housed in Textile Center’s library. The purpose of the St. Paul Needleworkers guild is to stimulate appreciation for and celebrate the…

Art Speaks / Baskets: Woven Treasures

Art Speaks Series: January 2015 Every other month, Art Speaks features a member organization or guild whose collection is housed in Textile Center’s library. The purpose of the Minnesota Basket Weaver’s Guild is to bring together the various elements that make up…

Art Speaks: Amazing Rugs

Art Speaks Series: October 2014 Pre-Islamic Carpets and Textiles from Eastern Lands by Fredrich Spuhler contains research of carbon dated carpet pieces from the 2nd – 4th centuries CE. He describes these rare art pieces in detail, relating…

Art Speaks / Buttons: Tiny Marvels Worth Collecting

Art Speaks Series: September 2014 Every other month, Art Speaks will feature a member organization or guild whose collection is housed in Textile Center’s library. The Minnesota State Button Society was established in 1943, and is dedicated to…