INTERLACE: Art to Wear • Sep 22 – Nov 10 — SOLD OUT!

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**THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist, please call 612-436-0464.

INTERLACE beginner-level classes are geared for the 55+ age group, to encourage building of NEW skills and community with a cohort of peers!

Wednesdays, Sep 22 – Nov 10, 2021, 9 am – 12 pm

Kathleen Richert

Explore and learn the highpoints of wearable art, from looking with curiosity and awareness to theme development in this 8-week art-to-wear class. Surface design and sewing tricks and tips will be covered to build your skills and confidence in using a sewing machine to create art-to-wear. Teaching focuses on helping students build a skill set for expression, connecting elements of design to the fundamentals of craftsmanship. Design and skill building processes come together in a custom wearable, using a folk pattern that is easily adapted for many body types, that reflects each student’s unique design sensibility. Work created in the class will be featured in a culminating exhibition in our Library and Community Galleries at Textile Center. Class supplies for samples will be provided by Textile Center. A donation of fabrics has made it possible for Textile Center to provide limited supplies for final projects, and students will likely need to provide additional supplies for their personal project. The cost for these will depend on the scope of each project.

Basic machine sewing skills are needed, as this is not a learn-to-sew class. (The focus is on expressing yourself, using the garment as a vehicle for expression.) Please bring a working sewing machine to class or contact Raye Cordes at Textile Center for rental: or 612-436-0464.

Our INTERLACE program is supported by funding from Aroha Philanthropies’ Vitality Arts® program.

**See supply list of items to bring to class**

Click here to download the supply list.

This is an in-person class, which requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate. Click here to submit your proof of vaccination.


Generous scholarships are available. Select your tuition level from the sliding scale in the pop up list below. (All scholarships include a non-refundable $25 processing fee)

In an effort to share resources equitably with others, we ask that if you have already received an INTERLACE scholarship in the past 12 months, please contact us to submit a request for another scholarship.

Instructor Bio:

Kathleen Richert has been involved in the Twin Cities’ textile scene for 25 years. Primarily a garment maker, Richert’s background includes teaching skills in surface design and dyeing, pattern drafting, general sewing, garment construction, tailoring, knitting, crochet, and the imaginative use of materials. Her textile art is equally varied, from party dresses made of Mylar snack food packaging, Coca Cola cans, movie film, and chocolate, to millinery work, to lace-like ‘drawings’ made using the sewing machine as a drawing tool. Richert runs an arts-based business specializing in the production of museum-quality, historically accurate clothing, costume work for theater and dance productions including Circus Juventas, and fabrication of soft props.

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Withdrawal Policy

If your notice of withdrawal is received at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop fee, minus a $25 processing fee.

There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center.

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Pricing Options

Nonmember, Member, 25% Scholarship, 50% Scholarship, 75% Scholarship