Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Textile Center of MN

I thought I'd share some scenes from this unique place, Textile Center of Minnesota. All the fiber art groups got together and financed this place. There is a gallery, office & work space for each group, a library, a small store and probably even more that I don't know about.

This is the Minnesota Quilters' office - closed when I was there today.

This pretty weaving is hanging outside the Weavers Guild of MN space.

Made of fabric and beads. Don't you think Tonya's wonky letters would have looked great in this piece?

This figure is on display in the library.

These quilts are mostly for sale.

Hands on the bathroom wall...

A quilt project for Somali women displays some of their feelings about living here and living in their former home.


Joyce said...

THat looks like an interesting space. I go to Minneapolis occasionally and will look it up on my next visit. Thanks fro the info.

Dianne said...

Interestingplace, Carol...thanks for posting the pics.

Don't you just love those hands scattered across the wall? If I had small children today, I think it would be fun to make a little bathroom wall hanging with lots of colorful hands, with soap and water dripping from them, as a "wash our hands" reminder...good inspiration!

Darcie said...

Terrific tour you've shared with us, Carol! Oooh...the colors in that weaving are extraordinary, aren't they!

Love Dianne's idea for the hands!

Anonymous said...

Wow what amazing art work! Looks like a place I'm going to have to visit someday!

Have a great Wednesday!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Wow, that weaving is gorgeous.