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Give your students an immersive fiber art experience with a Textile Center field trip!

NOTE: In-Person Field Trips have currently been suspended until further notice, due to COVID-19. We are happy to work with you to deliver one of our digital experiences for your group, on Zoom. Let us know if you are interested!

With a teaching artist as your guide, tour our gallery spaces and take part in interactive activities that help you learn more about the art. Students will then create a hands-on project to take home. We are happy to work with you to customize your tour and project to match a curriculum goal or help you earn a “badge” for your group. Costs vary based on the size of the group and activities selected. Please fill out the form below to apply.

Field Trip Categories & Costs

Wool Geodes, Felted Square, Kumihimo, Weaving, Mad Lab (15 students max)
Group of 8- $235
Group of 15- $325
Group of 30- $485

Indigo Scarves (8 students max)
Group of 8- $295

Let us come to you! On-site field trip transportation cost: $0.56/mi (Calculated from Textile Center to site, and from site back to Textile Center.)


It’s amazing what colorful loose wool, warm water, and soapy suds can create! Learn how to wet felt balls and turn them into mesmerizing wool geodes. String them together and add a keychain to decorate your backpack.

WEAVING Ages 5+ 

Create a bookmark or bracelet while you learn the basics of weaving! Use a variety of colorful fibers and thread to make a one-of-a-kind woven creation for you, a friend, or family member.


Wet felting, thought to be the oldest textile technique, is the process of turning fluffy wool roving into felt fabric. Craft a design with your favorite colors and create a vibrant square of fabric perfect as a coaster or a patch!

MAD LAB Ages 6+ (15 student max)

He’s alive! Design and create your own monster stuffed animal. Draw using dye transfer crayons and transform your drawing into 3D by sewing and stuffing your own one-of-a-kind creature!


Kumihimo—braided cord—is a Japanese technique of braiding multiple threads. The braids were once used to lace samauri warrior’s armor, over 1,000 years ago! Now Kumihimo is used as an art form that can decorate just about anything.

INDIGO SCARVES Ages 13+ (8 students max)

Indigo, originating from Japan, is a plant that creates a blue dye. When cloth is pulled from the dye vat it turns from yellow to blue as it oxidizes, making it also known as the magic dye. Students will learn shibori, a folding technique that creates mesmerizing patterns when dye is applied.

Textile Center Field Trips

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Please click one. A mileage fee will be added to field trips that do not take place at Textile Center.
1 chaperone per 10 students required
Field trips run from 1.5 - 2 hours long.
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