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

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Interest Groups

    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 12
    Register

    Effect of pH on color

    Changing the pH of a dye bath can have significant effects on the resulting color. We will explore this with logwood, a plant that is known to show these changes. We will make a range of pH solutions from acidic to neutral to alkaline.

    What to bring: notebook, apron, some handwork to work on during down time, any show and tell, as well as any books, magazines, websites, podcasts, events you have come across to share with the group.

    Looking forward to seeing you.

    Joyce


    Information for new members of the Natural Dye Study Group

    • 28 Sep 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave.
    • 4
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. Monthly meetings cover a range of topics, including different techniques of hand spinning and fiber processing, how to use handspinning tools, and other topics as determined by the group. For September - December 2020, we will conduct a breed study, spinning and plying samples of various types of wool, mohair, alpaca, llama and rabbit raised in our Blue Ridge Mountains region. Sample donations are encouraged.

    Whenever possible, our members volunteer to demonstrate spinning at local events and educational outreach programs. 

    This is not a learn-to-spin group, but we welcome those new to spinning to come a half-hour early (from 6 - 6:30pm) to get acquainted and request some help. Our meetings will be held in person at the Local Cloth studio, and members who wish to attend virtually will receive a Zoom link.



    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 3
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. We're changing things up this month, as we head into summer, using fiber reactive dye on cotton, rayon, linen and other cellulose fabric. Bring a white or pastel t-shirt, leggings, blouse or underpants and we'll experiment with ice dyeing and shibori (japanese version of tie-dye). Plan to leave your items overnight to set the dye, and return on the following day (Wednesday) to rinse.Experienced acid dye user are welcome to do their own thing.

    Level: OK for beginners

    Instructor: Beth Sellars and Judi Jetson bio 

    CDC Safety Regulations



    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave. #11 Asheville, NC 28801
    Register

    Starting in October, a new interest group will be meeting at Local Cloth. This is a group for pattern sewers to discuss patterns, pattern modifications, fabrics, notions, techniques, machines, sources and their latest creations. 

    Bring your latest projects, sewing materials and any other information that may be of interest to the group.

    Hosted by Deb Holden

    Social distancing and mask wearing will be observed.  For questions or comments, contact Deb Holden at djholden51@icloud.com.

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. Monthly meetings cover a range of topics, including different techniques of hand spinning and fiber processing, how to use handspinning tools, and other topics as determined by the group. For September - December 2020, we will conduct a breed study, spinning and plying samples of various types of wool, mohair, alpaca, llama and rabbit raised in our Blue Ridge Mountains region. Sample donations are encouraged.

    Whenever possible, our members volunteer to demonstrate spinning at local events and educational outreach programs. 

    This is not a learn-to-spin group, but we welcome those new to spinning to come a half-hour early (from 6 - 6:30pm) to get acquainted and request some help. Our meetings will be held in person at the Local Cloth studio, and members who wish to attend virtually will receive a Zoom link.



    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave. #11 Asheville, NC 28801
    Register

    Starting in October, a new interest group will be meeting at Local Cloth. This is a group for pattern sewers to discuss patterns, pattern modifications, fabrics, notions, techniques, machines, sources and their latest creations. 

    Bring your latest projects, sewing materials and any other information that may be of interest to the group.

    Hosted by Deb Holden

    Social distancing and mask wearing will be observed.  For questions or comments, contact Deb Holden at djholden51@icloud.com.

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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

    Instructor: Beth Sellars and Judi Jetson bio 


    • 23 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. Monthly meetings cover a range of topics, including different techniques of hand spinning and fiber processing, how to use handspinning tools, and other topics as determined by the group. For September - December 2020, we will conduct a breed study, spinning and plying samples of various types of wool, mohair, alpaca, llama and rabbit raised in our Blue Ridge Mountains region. Sample donations are encouraged.

    Whenever possible, our members volunteer to demonstrate spinning at local events and educational outreach programs. 

    This is not a learn-to-spin group, but we welcome those new to spinning to come a half-hour early (from 6 - 6:30pm) to get acquainted and request some help. Our meetings will be held in person at the Local Cloth studio, and members who wish to attend virtually will receive a Zoom link.



    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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

    Instructor: Beth Sellars and Judi Jetson bio 


    • 28 Dec 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. Monthly meetings cover a range of topics, including different techniques of hand spinning and fiber processing, how to use handspinning tools, and other topics as determined by the group. For September - December 2020, we will conduct a breed study, spinning and plying samples of various types of wool, mohair, alpaca, llama and rabbit raised in our Blue Ridge Mountains region. Sample donations are encouraged.

    Whenever possible, our members volunteer to demonstrate spinning at local events and educational outreach programs. 

    This is not a learn-to-spin group, but we welcome those new to spinning to come a half-hour early (from 6 - 6:30pm) to get acquainted and request some help. Our meetings will be held in person at the Local Cloth studio, and members who wish to attend virtually will receive a Zoom link.



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