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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 state of the art 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!

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 

Rental:

floor looms $40 per week

table top looms $15 per week


Weaving classes

Rent a loom 

  • No upcoming events

Dye Lab

no more dyeing in your kitchen!  use our state of the art 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

½ Day is $40.00

Full Day is $80.00

Multiple Day Rental is estimated on $10.00 per hour



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 

  • No upcoming events

Textiles West
@ Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

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