Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community and advocate for the handmade

The Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven – common denominators for designers and artisans as well as everyday people around the world.

Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.

At TAC, we appreciate the unique values of textile arts and want to expand opportunities for new practitioners to engage with the medium. Participatory learning is the foundation of our model and enables students from all backgrounds to make meaningful contributions to a growing community of fiber artists. Workshops, courses, events, and special programs at TAC allow professionals and novices alike to explore their creative ingenuity through handcrafts processes. By engaging with groups ranging from newcomers to experts, we increase the positive social impact of textile arts and nurture innovations and leadership in the field.


Programs for children at TAC include a Summer Day Camp, After School classes, Textiles for Teens, Birthday Parties, and Field Trips.

Programs for adults include a wide variety of hands on courses, demo workshops, and special events.

Special programs include the Artists in Residence, and Sewing Seeds - a community project dedicated to natural dye education and engagement.

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$150 or more » Blue Gala - (1) Ticket

The BLUE GALA will take place on Thursday, September 19 at The Invisible Dog. Cocktails and silent auction at 6PM, and seated dinner at 7PM. Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade, through education for youth and adults of all backgrounds. Attending the BLUE GALA is chance to directly support our activities, and learn more about what we do and aim to achieve. This donation is for (1) Ticket. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your support!

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$300 or more » Blue Gala - (2) Tickets

The BLUE GALA will take place on Thursday, September 19 at The Invisible Dog. Cocktails and silent auction at 6PM, and seated dinner at 7PM. Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade, through education for youth and adults of all backgrounds. Attending the BLUE GALA is chance to directly support our activities, and learn more about what we do and aim to achieve. This donation is for (2) Tickets. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your support!

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$450 or more » Blue Gala - (3) Tickets

The BLUE GALA will take place on Thursday, September 19 at The Invisible Dog. Cocktails and silent auction at 6PM, and seated dinner at 7PM. Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade, through education for youth and adults of all backgrounds. Attending the BLUE GALA is chance to directly support our activities, and learn more about what we do and aim to achieve. This donation is for (3) Tickets. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your support!

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$600 or more » Blue Gala - (4) Tickets

The BLUE GALA will take place on Thursday, September 19 at The Invisible Dog. Cocktails and silent auction at 6PM, and seated dinner at 7PM. Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade, through education for youth and adults of all backgrounds. Attending the BLUE GALA is chance to directly support our activities, and learn more about what we do and aim to achieve. This donation is for (4) Tickets. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your support!

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