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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/youth class

= Offsite class

To be put on a waiting list for a SOLD OUT class, please contact the Shop at 612-436-0464. If space becomes available, staff will reach out and you will have 24 hours to claim your spot.

Financial assistance is available for many of our classes.
To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Textile Center Scholarship Application.

For any questions, please email Cristin McKnight Sethi, cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org.

July

Urban Dye Garden Community Forum – NEW 
Saturdays, May 11, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, 10 – 11 am
with Deb Reierson

Book Club: All That She CarriedRegistration Closed 
Wednesdays, June 12, 26, July 17, 24, 11 am – 12 pm
with Cristin McKnight Sethi

Inks Made from Nature’s Gentle ColorsRegistration Closed 
Saturday, July 20, 10 am – 2 pm
with Judy Saye-Willis

Vintage Inspired Fashion1 SPOT LEFT!
Tuesdays, July 23, 30, August 6, 13, and 20, 10 am – 12 pm
with Colleen Kahn

Mayan Backstrap Weaving3 SPOTS LEFT!
Tuesday–Friday, July 23 – 26, 10 am – 4 pm
with GTA Lidia Amanda López de López

Sari DrapingNEW 
Tuesday, July 23, 6 – 9 pm
with Gunjan Jain

Sociable Cider Werks: Foam Block Printed FabricNEW 
Wednesday, July 24, 5 – 7 pm
with Analeise Jarvi Beamer

Weaving as Collage3 SPOTS LEFT!
Thursday, July 25, 6 – 9 pm
with Alonzo Pantoja

Siddi Style QuiltingSOLD OUT
Thursday – Saturday, July 25 – 27, 10 am – 4 pm
with Anitha Reddy

Vintage Sewing Machine Maintenance
Tuesday, July 30, 10 am – 1 pm
with Steve Pauling

Sociable Cider Werks: Stitched MilagrosNEW 
Wednesday, July 31, 5 – 7 pm
with Ivonne Yáñez

August

Foundations of Botanical Printing
Saturday, August 3, 10 am – 4 pm
with Diane Gamm

Crafternoon: Ogham Printed Tote BagsNEW
Saturday, August 3, 1 – 4 pm
with Sara Kerr

Project Funway Summer CampSOLD OUT
Monday – Friday, August 5 – 9, 10 am – 3 pm
with Keiona Cook

Sociable Cider Werks: Mini Coiled BasketsNEW
Tuesday, August 6, 5:30 – 7 pm

Death Head and Dorset Buttons
Friday, August 9, 10 am – 3 pm
with Katherine Buenger

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

Felted Wind Bells
Saturday, August 10, 10 am – 3 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Future Fiber Artists: Stitch, Crochet, and Play!
Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16, 9 am – 3 pm

Mastering Machine Tension
Wednesday, August 14, 6 – 9 pm
with Steve Pauling

Craft Night: Polymer Clay AccessoriesNEW
Thursday, August 15, 5 – 7 pm
with Laura Burlis

Dyeing with Invasive PlantsNEW
Friday, August 16, 10 am – 3 pm
with Deb Reierson

Stitched Shibori
Saturday, August 17, 10 am – 3 pm
with Sandra Brick

Beaded Earrings—Tassels, Fringes, Hoops, and Beyond!
Saturday, August 17, 10 am – 4 pm
with Lauren Hagen

Felted Fashions and Accessories Summer CampNEW
Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23, 9 am – 3 pm

Felt Your Dreams! Prefelt Rug with Nomad DesignSOLD OUT
August 20 – August 24, 9 am – 5 pm
with GTA Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Sociable Cider Werks: Boro-Stitched CoasterNEW
Tuesday, August 20, 5:30 – 7 pm

Foundations of Tufting
Saturday, August 24, 10 am – 4 pm
with Neeka Jackson

Felted Pendant with RidgesSOLD OUT
August 25, 9 am – 5 pm
with GTA Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Dye Garden Explorers Summer CampNEW
Monday, August 26 – Friday, August 30, 9 am – 3 pm

Sociable Cider Werks: Flower Pounded Tea TowelsNEW
Tuesday, August 27, 5:30 – 7 pm

Mud Resist Dyeing with Indigo3 SPOTS LEFT!
Wednesday – Thursday, August 28 –  August 29, 6 – 8 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

September

Fresh Indigo Leaf Dyeing
Thursday, September 5, 10 am – 1 pm
with Judy Saye-Willis

Cyanotype Printing on Fabric
Saturday, September 7, 1 – 4 pm
with Anna Carlson

Free Motion Stitching
Tuesday, September 17, 6 – 9 pm
with Steve Pauling

Introduction to Blackwork Embroidery
Wednesday, September 18, 10 am – 2 pm
with Karen Weiberg

Book Club: Fray
Wednesdays, September 18, October 2, 16, November 6, 20,
11 am – 12 pm
with Cristin McKnight Sethi

Dye + Stitch Tote Bag FOR TEENS – NEW
Tuesdays, September 17, 24, and October 1, 4:30 – 6 pm
with Colleen Kahn

Introduction to Tablet Weaving – NEW
Thursday, September 19, 10 am – 2 pm
with Peg Deppe

Intro to the Art of Hand Block Printing
Thursday, September 19, 6 – 9 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

Intro to Sashiko
Thursday, September 19, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Weaving a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Tuesday, September 24, 10 am – 4 pm and Friday, September 27, 10 am – 1 pm
with Katherine Buenger

Vessels of Love: Gullah and Ancestral WeavingNEW
Tuesday, September 24 – Saturday, September 28, 10 am – 4 pm
with GTA Cookie Washington

Intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking
Wednesday, September 25, 5 – 8:30 pm
with Kim Scanlan

Introduction to Bobbin Lace
Saturday, September 28, 10 am – 4 pm
with Anne Stepan

Introduction to Digital Surface Design on Fabric
Sundays, September 29 – October 27, 10 am – 12 pm
with Chloe Russell Chang

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 2024 (May – August classes)Deadline February 15, 2024

Fall 2024 (September – December classes)Deadline July 15, 2024

Winter/Spring 2025 (January – April classes)Deadline February 15, 2025

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 Director of Education, Cristin McKnight Sethi, at cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org

Click to review the Instructor Policies and Handbook

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 allow you to transfer your tuition to another currently listed class (aka classes within the current term or classes listed on our website at the time of the cancellation).  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.

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 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. This includes programing priced lower than the $25 processing fee such as Craft Night and Crafternoons.

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 year round with both in-person and digital offerings.  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.

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 fiber art, 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

Textile Center is committed to eliminating barriers that prevent anyone from appreciating and contributing to fiber arts in their own unique and valuable ways. One way we can build and support a diverse and inclusive arts community that fosters a sense of belonging for all individuals is to ensure access to our classes by removing financial barriers.

Anyone with financial need is eligible to apply. Textile Center does not require scholarship applicants to provide evidence of financial need, but instead asks all who apply to determine their own individual level of need.

Textile Center prioritizes giving scholarships to individuals who identify as indigenous, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or members of other historically or systemically marginalized groups.

Students may complete and submit a scholarship application any time prior to the start of a class. We cannot guarantee scholarship placement for all applicants and will only notify selected applicants. Scholarship recipients may be notified as late as 1 week before the start of a class.

STEP ONE: Complete the scholarship application form.

STEP TWO: Email Cristin McKnight Sethi, Director of Education, at cmcknightsethi@textilecentermn.org to follow up on the status of your application if you have not heard back from someone from the Education team at Textile Center before the start of the class you would like to take. For any additional questions regarding scholarship, please reach out to Cristin.

We look forward to having you in class!