Fiber Works MPLS is a NE Minneapolis community textile/fiber junction offering workshops in sewing & knitting for children and adults.  Sharing a love of the fiber arts.

2423 6th St. NE, Minneapolis MN 55418 | fiberworksmpls@gmail.com | 612-720-3657

2020 Fiber Workshops for All

For groups of 2 or more we are happy to schedule a Specialty Workshop for a time that best suits your group.  Contact us directly!

Hand Knitting

Knitting From Scratch

Level: beginner

$75  2 1/2 hours for 4 sessions

or

$25  2 1/2 hours for single sessions

Saturdays in January and February 1pm

Transition from observer to creator. This workshop is designed for people who have no previous knitting experience and for those wanting to begin again.  Come as you are and we will bring to life your creative hands! We will begin with the fundamental building blocks of knitting. We will master at least 2 stitches, cast on, cast off, learn how to increase and decrease, read patterns and symbols.

Several sessions are recommended. 

One-time materials fee: $10 for yarn and needles payable at first session

Project Knitting

Knitting: The Next Stitch

Level: Beginner Plus

$35

2 1/2 hour sessions

Saturdays in January and February 3:30pm

 

Designed for those who have some knitting experience  Projects include: Churchmouse Welted Fingerless Mitts, Churchmouse Turkish Sippers, warm winter mittens, Kaleidoscope Scarf and more.

 

One-time materials fee: $15 for pattern, yarn, and needles payable at first session

Beginning to Spin

Level: Beginner

$35

By appointment   3 hour sessions

Wanting to try your hand at spinning your own yarn?  Do you have a wheel that is begging to be used? Do you just have the urge to feel the sheep's fleece glide through your fingers and magically turn into yarn?  We are here to help!  We have a wheel for you to learn on or bring your own.  Let's get started! 

Call or email us to schedule your appointment.

Sewing

Costume Help 911

$35

2 1/2 hours

Costume Help 911

Let us help you get your costumes done. Wherever you are in the process we can help get it done in time - even at the last minute.

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Valentine Workshop

Saturday February 9th   10am - 4pm

Walk-ins welcome or sign up

$20                    

Create a very special valentine for the ones you love.  We have some charming pattern ideas to get you started or bring your own ideas, we have the materials for a truly unique valentine.   Plan for about 1 1/2 hours.

Make Do and Mend

$35

2 1/2 hours

11am

Jan. 12 &26; Feb 2 & 23

We offer frugal ideas and guidance for

21st century families looking to get

more out of their favorite garments. 

 

Originally, Make Do and Mend was a pamphlet issued by the British Ministry of Information in the midst of WWII. It was intended to provide housewives with useful tips on how to be both frugal and stylish in times of harsh rationing. With its thrifty design ideas and advice on reusing old clothing, the pamphlet was an indispensable guide for households. Readers were advised to create pretty ‘decorative patches’ to cover holes in warn garments, unpick old jumpers (sweaters) to re-knit chic alternatives, turn men’s clothes into women’s, as well as darn, alter and protect against the ‘moth menace’.

 

Let us show you some of our favorite tips and tricks to revitalize your wardrobe.  This class will cover:

Mending a hole

Sewing a button

Heming pants or dress

Taking in or letting out a garment

 

Please bring one or two garments you’d like to adjust or repair.

Market Bag

Level: beginner

$30

2 1/2hours

Mar. 1 @ 1pm

grab a friend & schedule a time!

Bring fabric of your choice: an old table cloth, curtain or sheet to transform into this clever market bag. It's Also known as the origami bag because of the way it folds together like origami. Perfect for trips to the farmers markets or quick stops at the store. (Fabric must be at least 60" x 20" to make the full size bag.)

Eco-Friendly Bags

$40

2 1/2 hours

grab a friend & schedule a time!

Join us at Fiber Works MPLS in reducing plastic use!  Produce bags, cling wrap and snack bags are fun and quick.  We’ll show you all tricks you need to know to make your own. For fabric, we have available 100% organic cotton (GOTS certified) with low impact dyes.

Wrap It Up!

Level: beginner

$30

2 1/2hours

Wrap It Up!  

Make beautiful, reusable fabric bags for all your holiday gifts.

Aprons for All!

$20

2 hours

Fun and easy apron workshop.  You bring one yard of fabric, we’ll show you how to turn it into a super apron! (Note: we do have a limited selection of fabric available.  It would an additional $10 cost at time of the class.)

A great gift to give. 

Handmade = ❤️

Sewing Machine Know-How

Level: beginner

$20

1 hour

Feb. 16 @ 3-6pm, Feb. 17 @ 6:30-8:30pm

BHave you been wanting to learn how to use your beautiful sewing machine since it came into your life but you’re not sure how to begin? Or ,has it been so long you’ve forgotten how all the bells and whistles work? We can help!  Come to the studio with your machine (and manual if you have it) for an hour and we’ll get you on your way to sewing.

The Time Is NOW!