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    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
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    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all, but please RSVP

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    APRIL 24th

    Walter Benjamin: Traces of Craft by Ester Leslie

    Tools and Their Stories: The Spinning Wheels of Vermont Quaker Samuel Morison by Nora J. Rubinstein (Textile History Forum, 2018)

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for the current month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • WNC Farmer's Market

    Local Cloth FiberFeel Day

    Fiber Feel Day

    WNC Farmer's Market

    May 11, 2019

    Meet your local fiber farmer!

    Fiber and textile art enthusiasts can plunge their hands into luscious locally raised alpaca, sheep or mohair fleeces; fondle yarns and products produced from them; and learn how to incorporate more local fibers into your knitting, spinning, weaving, felting or crocheting projects. The annual fiber tailgate market has expanded with more vendors and larger space this year.  It is presented by Local Cloth Inc. will feature

    • Fiber animals

    • Locally raised raw fleeces

    • Roving, spun and dyed yarn

    • Finished textile products

    • Dye plants

    • Demonstrations in fiber preparation, weaving, spinning and knitting will be going on all day

    So come meet your local Fiber Farmer and the Artisans that create beautiful works from the raw fiber.  

    This event is designed to educate local fiber artisans and hobbyists, allow them to purchase local animal fibers and provide local resources for turning that fleece into the roving, yarn or cloth they need.

    Thank you to WNC Communities for being the Sponsor of Fiber Feel Day.

    Follow up your visit to Fiber Feel Day this year by planning to shop at the Anything Fiber Sale, an annual event in June. Check our website for more information.  

    Map and directions

    • 12 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Folk Art Center Auditorium

    As a new educational member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Local Cloth members can submit items for the annual Fiber Days Fashion Show.

    Submissions are accepted until April 5.

    • 22 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register


    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all, but please RSVP

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    MAY 22

    Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times by Elizabeth Wayland Barber


    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for this month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Warren Wilson College DeVries Gym

     June 1, 2019

    Anything Fiber Sale will return to the DeVries Gym at Warren Wilson College the 1st weekend in June.

    Registration will open April 1, 2019. See Seller Guidelines for more info.

    Email  if you have questions.





    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register


    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    JUNE 26

    Uplifting the Southern Highlander: Handicrafts at Biltmore Estate Industries by Kelly H. L’Ecuyer

    “What on Earth Are You Going to Do with Al This Yarn?” Outwork Weavers in Eastern Connecticut, 1810-1820 by Mary Sherman Lycan (Textile History Forum, 2018)

    Fulling Mills, Woolen Finishing, and Changing Systems of Cloth Production on the Brandywine, 1789-1823 by Eliza West (Textile History Forum, 2018)

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for this month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register


    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all, but please RSVP

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    JULY 24

    The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for this month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all, but please RSVP

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    AUG 28

    The Devil’s Blue Eye: Indigo and Slavery by Jean M. West

    From Calpixqui to Corregidor: Appropriation of Women's Cotton Textile Production in Early Colonial Mexico by Margaret A. Villaneuva

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for this month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
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    Cultures of Use: Invasive Plant Fibers

    Lauren Bacchus

    Plants deemed weeds and/or invasives often carry secret legacies of use with them. By studying ancient and contemporary applications of plants where they are native, we can learn how to bring them into ecological harmony where they are currently vilified. In this talk, we will hear a variety of intriguing stories about two different plants that are both feared and loved: kudzu and paper mulberry. These dynamic plants have complex stories to tell, after experiencing millennia of human use for food, medicine, ritual, and fiber.

    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC 28801

    Join us in our Refinery Studio as we make and mend beloved clothes that will last!
    Feel free to bring a sewing machine. Or, come to work on your pattern drafting, cutting, closures, handwork, and any other other sewing projects up your sleeve.

    The growing slow-fashion movement serves as an alternative to the fast fashion industry that is causing much harm to our environment and to garment workers worldwide. Slow fashion is our response that focuses on quality, sustainability, and fairness for consumers and producers. 

    This event is free and open to the public.

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register


    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all, but please RSVP

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    SEPT 25

    2 articles from Cloth and Human Experience, to be determined

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for this month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register


    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all, but please RSVP

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    OCT 23

    Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for this month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register


    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all, but please RSVP

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    NOV 13**2nd Wednesday

    The Materialists by Jenelle Porter (Fiber : Sculpture, 1960 to Present)

    About 10 Years: From New Tapestry to Fiber Art by Jenelle Porter (Fiber : Sculpture, 1960 to Present)

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing and any documents for this month or email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles.

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