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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 or Zoom link 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

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 13 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Join us for the First Blue Ridge Mountain Fibershed Invasive Fiber Study Group. From kudzu to knotweed we will reimagine over-abundant plants in our region as collaborators in the creating cloth, natural dyes, and paper. Our first meeting will focus on retting and bast fiber processing. 


    Materials supplied by participants: Buckets, kudzu vines (pencil width) 

    Materials supplied by organizer: invasive plants, buckets

    Hosted by Nica Rabinowitz


    • 03 Jan 2022
    • 26 Dec 2022
    • 40 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters! Crocheters! Let's get together with your needles or hooks and make stuff. This is not a class- you should know something about your chosen craft but my suspicion is that you will learn something along the way. Knitters and crocheters are just like that. We do have some experienced folks in our group so you can count on getting some advice too.

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library for perusal, lots of yarn for sale in the shop and we have tea and coffee available. 

    Skill level: all levels

    This is a free event for members but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Hosted by Peggy Newell


    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 24 Nov 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC




    • 03 May 2022
    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 34 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Come and join me for a needle felting interest group called Felt Along. In this group we will work on our personal needle felting projects and share different techniques and ways of felting. It will be a great couple of hours each week to get together with other needle felters to discuss new ideas and just have fun felting along with other people who enjoy this wonderful fiber art. This is NOT a needle felting class and not for someone who has never felted before

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring your needle felting supplies-felting foam or other base, wool, needles-as well as a current or new project that you are working on.

    Materials supplied by organizer: none

    Hosted by Beth Sellars


    • 04 May 2022
    • 28 Dec 2022
    • 35 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: all levels

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler


    • 13 May 2022
    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    This interest group is a follow up to the Altered Images class where techniques like painting, dyeing, stitching and collage are used to embellish images printed on cloth. Come and continue to share your knowledge and explore ways to add dimension and texture to art pieces and wearables. 

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as new project ideas. 

    Skill level: all levels

    Members: 5 dollars

    Non members: 8 dollars


    Hosted by Judi Jetson


    • 16 May 2022
    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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 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

    Registration fee: 10 member, 20 non-member

    Host: Beth Sellars  bio 


    • 16 May 2022
    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
    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 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

    Host: Beth Sellars  bio 


    • 19 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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. 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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 17 Jul 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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. 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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 30 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • AB Tech Conference Center - 16 Fernihurst Dr, AVL 28801
    • 1
    Register

    The Anything Fiber Sale is a yard sale for fiber people. We all have hanks and cones of unused yarns, piles of unloved fabric, obscure tools that we forgot we had, looms that need a new home, duplicates of knitting needles, fleece that doesn’t seem to get spun, right? So, really clean out that closet and rent a space to sell your surplus fibers, materials and tools, and bring home a little cash!  Yard sale-type goods only! No finished goods unless they are appropriate to use in other fiber techniques (i.e., hand-spun yarns, dyed yardage).

    If you’ve been to the Sale before you know it could get pretty steamy so we’ve moved to the Conference Center at AB Tech where there’s air conditioning and parking!

    The vendor space size is 9’6” x 8’. Every space will include three 18” X 6’ tables and two chairs. Our vendor space fee is $40 for Local Cloth members and $50 per space for non-Local Cloth members. We hope you’ll consider becoming a member to take advantage of this member benefit and the many other great reasons to join Local Cloth!

    Cancellation deadline with refund is July 15. No refunds after that date.

    See the vendor guidelines here


    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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. 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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 18 Sep 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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. 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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 28 Sep 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30 Sep 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register




    • 16 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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. 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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 20 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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. 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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 18 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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. 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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



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