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Registration for the special interest groups start at $5 per session. Each group sets its own fees for supplies.

Registration for Meetups is free.

Registration is necessary in order for you to receive the door code 24 hours before the group meeting time, and also to provide your contact information to the organizer so that supply lists and any other instructions can be sent to you.

Interest Groups

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 4
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 9
    Register


    Dyer’s Chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria) is the subject of this month’s Natural Dye Study group. It is a productive perennial plant that grows well in our area.  The flowers produce a warm yellow color which comes from the flavonoids in the plant. As with all flavonoid based dyes, they work better on protein fiber (wool and silk) than cellulose fiber (cotton or linen). If you have some growing in your garden please bring some in to add to the dye pot, we will have some thanks to Rebecca Wallace and the Black Mountain Dye Garden.

    The plant is said to have various medicinal uses and can be made into a tea, ground into a poultice or used in the bath. Please do some research on this to share with the group.

    As usual we will have pre-mordanted samples for your records. If you want to dye another small item make sure you mordant it beforehand.

    Looking Forward to seeing you.

    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

                                                          

    All things indigo!

    From growing to processing to dyeing techniques--if it has to do with indigo, we will study it.

    In June we will explore honeycomb using different cords and fabrics. Bring cord for yourself and to share, and bring different weight fabrics to see the effectsConsider watching some tutorials before you come, just search for honeycomb shibori video and watch as many as you want. 

    As always feel free to bring your show & tell.



    • 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 Jul 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 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.

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 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.

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 28 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


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