Experience hands-on art making with your team or group!
Have a hands-on art making experience! Try Dye Discovery or Felting Fun, and create your own take-away textile. Each experience comes with a tour of Textile Center, a national center for fiber art.
Looking for a special activity for your book club? A corporate team building activity? An outing with your senior living neighbors? A holiday party along with shopping in our artisan shop? Family visiting from out of town? Discover Textile Center, America’s national center for fiber art. This expansive art form encompasses sewing, knitting, dyeing, felting, weaving, spinning, quilting, basketry, buttons, and more.
Create Your Own Takeaway Textile
Have a hands-on art making experience! Try dyeing, feltmaking, or both—and design something amazing.
Each art making experience includes a tour. Minimum: 8 people. Duration per experience: 2 hours
Explore the Japanese dyeing technique of Shibori–the precursor to contemporary “tie-dye”–to make a vibrant silk scarf, tea towel, or bandana. Learn about the history of color, and how different tools and shaping methods create stunning patterns and designs in the fabric. Experience our state-of-the-art Dye Lab once you apply colors to complete your unique creation. $39 per person, includes tour + takeaway / $25 per person for groups of 20+
Discover this ancient technique for crafting designs from a variety of wool textures, colors, and materials. Learn the amazing properties of wool, and how early civilizations used this unique process for both practical and artful purposes. Get your hands wet and felt a one-of-a-kind coaster or colorful geode for use in jewelry or as a key fob.
$25 per person, includes tour + takeaway / $19 per person for groups of 20+
Tour Textile Center
Learn the fascinating histories of these textile techniques, view our innovative fiber art exhibition galleries, visit the nation’s largest circulating textile library, 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