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Textiles West Innovation Lab

TWIL is our makerspace at Manitou Arts Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado. 

Opened on July 1st, 2017, TWIL serves as a hub for all things fiber-related in the community. This space is already equipped with sewing machines, floor and table looms, print tables, knitting machines and a large dye lab. Equipment and the dye lab are available for rent. Perfect for collaborations, bigger projects and just to get out of the house. 

Make sure to become a member to take advantage of all this space has to offer!

Open Studio Hours for Textiles West and MAC Members

Sunday and Monday 8am-8pm

Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-8pm

Saturday 6-8pm

Find us at 

513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Upcoming Classes at TWIL


WEaving

looms, spinning wheels, carder, winder
all the tools you need to weave the piece you imagine.


TWIL has a selection of  4 large floor looms and multiple tabletop looms that are available to rent. You must be certified before making a reservation.

Rental:

Textiles West and MAC Members enjoy free rental of our looms. 

Fees for non-members:

floor looms $40 per week

table top looms $15 per week

To reserve your weaving time visit our Google appointment calendar

If you do not use Google and do not want to create an account please email us to reserve your space: connect@textileswest.org

Weaving classes

  • January 31, 2019 5:00 PM
    TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs Co 80829
  • February 26, 2019 4:00 PM
    TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs Co 80829
  • April 16, 2019 4:00 PM
    TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs Co 80829

Dye Lab

no more dyeing in your kitchen!  use our fully outfitted dye lab to create beautiful fabrics and fibers.


Once you complete     certification you will have access to the state of the art dye lab, which includes:

  • Industrial Sink
  • Bullet Steamer
  • Stainless Steel Prep Surfaces
  • Induction Plates & Hot Plates
  • Utensils
  • Dye Lab Chemicals
  • Mixers & Blenders
  • Metric Scale
  • Padded Print Table
  • Stainless Steel Pots and Roasters
  • Drying Lines and Racks
  • Rent the dye lab during open studio time slots


Textiles West and MAC members enjoy free rental of our dye lab. 

Fees for non-members

  • ½ Day is $40.00
  • Full Day is $80.00
  • Multiple Day Rental is estimated on $10.00 per hour

To reserve the dye lab to create colorful fabrics visit our appointment calendar.

If you do not use Google and do not want to create an account please email us to reserve your space: connect@textileswest.org

Sewing

domestic and industrial machines to stitch up a storm. 


We have sewing machines and sergers for you to use to create the projects you dream about. 

Certification is required before any machine use. 

Sewing machine and Serger:

member rates 

  • $FREE per hour
  • $FREE for 4 consecutive hours
  • $FREE for 8 consecutive hours 

Non-Member rates

  • $5 per hour
  • $15 for 4 consecutive hours
  • $35 for 8 consecutive hours 

Juki industrial sewing machine rental rates:

Certification required

 member rates

  • $10 per hour
  • $30 for 4 consecutive hours
  • $60 for 8 consecutive hours 
Non-Member rates
  • $15 per hour
  • $45 for 4 consecutive hours
  • $75 for 8 consecutive hours 

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Textiles West
6545 N. Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

connect@textileswest.org

719-203-5581

Textiles West ~ TWIL
@ Manitou Art Center
513 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

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