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

Tools & Equipment

*Reservation required


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


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


Home sewing machines
Singer Heavy Duty, Baby Lock Zeal
Brother 1034D
Cutting and sewing tables
Sewing thread
Pressing hams
Drafting and Pattern-making tools

Machine Knitting

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


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


Spinning wheel*
Louet S15
Drop spindles
Low and high whorl
Variety of gauges, sizes, materials, and colors
Wet 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.
We have several computers available to use, as well as a printer onsite.