Our facilities support the practice of dyeing, sewing, printing, machine knitting, leather working, felting, lace making, tapestry, and weaving.

Tools & Equipment

*Reservation required

Printing

Dark room
For emulsion coating and coated screen drying. Short-term screen storage shelves for coated screens.
Large Vacuum Exposure Unit
30" x 40" exposure unit and light box
10yd Yardage Printing Table*
Padded, pinnable canvas surface with registration rails for printing continuous yardage
Water-Based Inks for Textile Printing
Spectrachem extender, white, black for sale, color concentrates available for color mixing with purchased base
Screens
Assorted sizes for community and class use from 18" x 24" to 23" x 31"
Washout Booth and Power Washer
Wash out and reclaim screens in our 33" x 44" booth
Heat Press*

Hotronix MAXX20 16"x20"
Emulsion
Ulano LX 660
Upright Steamer*
Stove Top Steamer*
Printing Carousel*
Riley Hopkins 4-color, 4-station press

Dye

Induction burners
Multiple stations available for multiple pot accomodations
Dye pots
1-5 Gallon pots available
Fiber reactive dyes
Chemicals and Mordants
For both natural and fiber reactive dyes

Sewing

Home sewing machines
4 Singer Heavy Duty and 3 Singer Confidence Stylist
Sergers
2 table top sergers
Singer Home Overlock Machine (serger)*
1 machine
Juki Industrial Sewing Machine*
1 machine
Cutting and sewing tables
Sewing thread
Fabric
Assorted
Pressing hams
Drafting and Pattern-making tools

Machine Knitting

Brother standard gauge knitting machines
6, KH-860 machines
Bulky knitting machine
1 machine
Ribbers
Available by request

Weaving

Warping mills
Louet S15
Warping boards
4 yard and 15 yard
Weaving tools
Shuttles, bobbins, temples, threading tools, lease sticks

Other

Spinning wheel*
Louet S15
Drop spindles
Low and high whorl
Yarn
Variety of gauges, sizes, materials, and colors
Felting machine*

General Resources

Reference Library
We have an extensive reference library including tutorials, historical and contemporary textiles, biographies and pattern books.
Materials Swatch Library
TAC's Swatch Library is an ongoing collection of samples illustrating different textile techniques. Swatches are organized by technique and available to students and open studio users for research and inspiration. The Swatch Library has been built over the time through contributions from staff, instructors, students, interns and artists in residence.
Workstations
We have several computers available to use, as well as a printer onsite.