Discover Textile Center, America’s national center for fiber art. This expansive art form encompasses sewing, knitting, dyeing, felting, weaving, spinning, quilting, basketry and more.

Tour Textile Center

Learn the histories of these techniques, view our innovative fiber art exhibition galleries, visit the country’s largest circulating textile library open to the public, peruse the distinctive artisan shop, and get tactile with textiles!
$10 per person for the guided interactive tour. Minimum 4 people, maximum 50. Duration: 1 hour

Create Your Own Takeaway Textile

Have a hands-on artmaking experience! Try shibori dyeing, feltmaking or both–and create something amazing.
Each artmaking experience includes a tour. Minimum 8 people, maximum 20 at a time. Duration per experience: 2 hours.

SHIBORI DYEING
dyedscarf_example2Explore the Japanese dyeing technique of shibori—the precursor to contemporary “tie-dye”—to create a vibrant silk scarf, tea towel, or wine gift bag. Learn about the history of color, and how different tools and shaping methods create stunning patterns and designs in the fabric. Use tools from our state-of-the-art Dye Lab to apply colors and complete your unique creation.
$45 per person, includes tour + takeaway
FELTING FUN
feltingDiscover this ancient technique for crafting designs from a variety of wool textures, colors and materials. Learn about the amazing properties of wool, and how early civilizations used this unique process for both practical and artful purposes. Then, get your hands wet and felt yourself or a friend a one-of-a-kind mug rug, colorful coaster or felted artwork.
$29 per person, includes tour + takeaway

Booking

Have 8+ friends? Co-workers needing some team buidling? Book club or church group members? Family visiting from out of town?
For more information or to book your experience, contact Sharon Mulhollam at 612-436-0464 or smulhollam@textilecentermn.org. Two weeks advance reservation and payment required.

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