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  • A Garden to Dye For • 8/19/17

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    Saturday, August 19, 10 am-4 pm

    Leslie Hall

    Make the journey from dirt to dye. Begin by learning about the garden from which the colors grow, touring Textile Center’s A Garden to Dye For. As you walk through the garden, learn about which plants produce what colors and talk about which plants may fit you’re your garden or landscape. Then move into the Dye Lab and try your hand at natural dyeing using different mordants that also grow in the garden. There will be guest gardeners and fiber artists sharing their expertise and encouraging conversation and experimentation. Come away with information on dye plants, experience in natural dyeing, and a lovely dyed textile. Download supply list.

    $76.50$85.00

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  • Beginning Embroidery: Mod Flowers 9/30/17

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    Saturday, September 30, 10 am-1 pm

    Susan Leschke

    Pick up a needle and learn some stitches! Whether this is an intro to embroidery for you, a refresher course, or an opportunity to be in the company of other needleworkers, you’ll enjoy a morning of stitching. Learn how to stretch fabric on a hoop, how to choose the right needles, and basic embroidery stitches, such as stem, chain, satin, and the French knot. You will create a small embroidery inspired by vintage/mod flowers which could be used piece that can be used on a cushion, a book cover, a tote bag or pencil case. Materials fee $8, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.

    $61.20$68.00

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  • Botanical Transfer Printing on Handmade Felt • 11/16-17/17

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    Thursday-Friday, November 16-17, 10 am- 4:30 pm

    Robbin Firth

    Combine felting and surface design techniques to make a multi-functional table runner or piece of fiber art for your wall. The first day of class students will use merino prefelt, merino wool, and mulberry silk top to felt the base cloth of your work. The second day we will use a method of transfer printing with acid dyes and various leaves to render amazing botanical prints on your hand felted cloth. Some felting experience required. Materials fee $80, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.

    $180.00$200.00

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  • Color Bridges 11/10/17

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    Friday, November 10, 10 am- 1 pm

    Susan Antell

    Hand dyed color bridges can provide just the right kinds of color, some are quiet and some add a pop of color in your work – and all of this can happen in one bridge! Work with two parent colors to make a grouping of nine color samples. Then add another near-complementary set of colors to create a fabulous group of fabrics for the second complimentary grouping. Some dye experience required. Supply list provided.

    $48.60$54.00

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  • Cool Tricks Take Manhattan • 9/22/17

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    Friday, September 22, 9 am-4 pm

    Kenneth King

    Or rather, Cool Tricks Take Minnesota! Kenneth D. King will be making his first appearance in Minnesota since the mid-1990s, and it’s about time! You may be familiar with Kenneth from his articles in Threads Magazine and on Craftsy. But articles alone do not reveal Kenneth’s excellent teaching skills and his dashing personal style.

    Based on his newest CD Book, Cool Tricks Take Manhattan, Kenneth will demonstrate and students will construct samples of their favorite techniques. Once registered, you will be sent a questionnaire to pick your choice of techniques you wish Kenneth to cover in this one-day class. There are lots to choose from, and a detailed supply list will be compiled once the techniques are determined. Students are expected to have advanced beginner or beyond sewing skills in order to have the best experience in this class. Download supply list. For the list of possible tricks and techniques covered in class, click here.

    More information on guest teaching artist Kenneth D. King and his weekend of events at Textile Center here!

    $250.00$275.00

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  • Creating Dimensionally with Regina V. Benson • 8/16/17

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    Wednesday, August 16, 5-7 pm

    Regina Benson

    Join Regina Benson in this hands-on session that will demonstrate the changed perspectives spurred by hanging one’s own work on various curves. Participants are asked to bring finished or in-process works to tryout on pre-formed curves to spur discussion about design planning for successful dimensional presentations. Participants should bring a flashlight. 

    $13.50$15.00

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  • Design and Dye a Color Scheme • 10/26/17

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    Thursday, October 26, 1-4 pm

    Susan Antell

    Do you have a unique color palette and would like to translate it to dyeing? Join this class to find out how you can mix and dye your favorite color scheme or design a new scheme to create a luxe coordinating grouping of colors. Discussion of the color wheel and hands on dyeing will help you look at and create colors in a whole new way. Some dye experience required. Download supply list.

    $48.60$54.00

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  • Design Theory • 9/26/17

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    Tuesday, September 26, 6-9 pm

    Sandra Brick

    Good design starts with understanding the basics. Learn the key elements to any design, such as point, line, form, shape and space, movement, color, pattern, and texture. These elements–the structure of any artwork—can be isolated and defined, and can carry a wide variety of messages and narratives. Materials fee $15, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.

    $48.60$54.00

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  • Draft a Custom Trouser Pattern with Kenneth King • 9/23/17-9/24/17

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    Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24, 9 am-4 pm

    Kenneth King

    Kenneth teaches the system of drafting trousers for men and women from measurements. After taking the proper measurements (elucidated in his latest CD book, Trouser Draft), we cover calculations for the draft, and drafting the trouser. Students will draft and make plain front muslin trousers for themselves. Afterwards, other details of trousers will be discussed, such as adding pleats, high waists, waistbands, and side pockets. By the end of class, students will have the knowledge to create trousers on their own. Download supply list.

    More information on guest teaching artist Kenneth D. King and his weekend of events at Textile Center here!

    $475.00$515.00

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  • Dye Dabbler • 9/28/17

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    Thursday, September 28, 6-8 pm

    Susan Antell

    You have to start somewhere and what better place to learn the basics of dyeing than the Textile Center Dye Lab? Whether you’ve got animal or plant fibers, we’ll discuss what dyes to use, introduce safe practices for mixing, and get you started on your much-anticipated journey dyeing fibers. This is the perfect introduction for many of our other dyeing classes. Download supply list.

    $48.60$54.00

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  • Dye Lab Training • 10/23/17

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    Monday, October 23, 12-1 pm

    earn the ABCs of renting the Textile Center Ellen Erede Wells Dye Lab for yourself or a group. This training session, required to rent the Dye Lab, will show you what resources are available, what materials are included, and the requisite safety equipment.

    $9.00$10.00

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  • Dye Lab Training • 11/28/17

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    Tuesday, November 28, 10-11 am

    Learn the ABCs of renting the Textile Center Ellen Erede Wells Dye Lab for yourself or a group. This training session, required to rent the Dye Lab, will show you what resources are available, what materials are included, and the requisite safety equipment.

    $9.00$10.00

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  • Dye Lab Training • 12/7/17

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    Thursday, December 7, 12-1 pm

    Learn the ABCs of renting the Textile Center Ellen Erede Wells Dye Lab for yourself or a group. This training session, required to rent the Dye Lab, will show you what resources are available, what materials are included, and the requisite safety equipment.

    $9.00$10.00

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  • Dye Lab Training • 9/13/17

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    Wednesday, September 13, 5-6 pm

    Learn the ABCs of renting the Textile Center Ellen Erede Wells Dye Lab for yourself or a group. This training session, required to rent the Dye Lab, will show you what resources are available, what materials are included, and the requisite safety equipment.

    $9.00$10.00

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  • Dyeing to Felt 10/13/17

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    Friday, October 13, 10 am-5 pm

    Leslie Granbeck

    Explore two fascinating art forms: silk dyeing and nuno felting! Dye your own silk scarves in the morning, then design a beautiful nuno felted scarf in the afternoon. With your hand dyed silk as a base, add soft wool and other exotic fibers to the surface and learn the magical technique that bonds them into a beautiful nuno felted scarf. Materials fee $40, payable to instructor. Download supply list.

    $108.00$120.00

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  • Eco Printed Garment • 10/21/17

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    Saturday, October 21, 9 am-6 pm

    Robbin Firth

    DescriptionWhether it’s for the love of nature or the love of plant motifs on textiles, learn how to use plants to eco print on your garments. Discover clever folding techniques to eco print on any garment, explore and have fun with elements of eco printing and experimenting with mordants, natural dyes, acid dyes, tannins, and leaves. This is a great way to enhance or freshen up clothing already in your closet. Materials fee $60, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.

    $135.00$150.00

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