PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
At monthly meetings, we engage, study and discuss a wide range of textile subjects and invite everyone interested to participate.
Local Cloth is an educational member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Our Resident Artists are in the studio on week days. Check out their ongoing classes or contact them to schedule a visit.
The Textile Study Group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in downtown Asheville.
Special Interest Groups meet at the Community Dye Studio
We offer year-round workshops for adults.
We present a biennial regional exhibit in odd numbered years and support local galleries' and guilds' efforts to showcase more work by local fiber artists.
Local Cloth kicks off American Craft Week, Oct. 5-14, 2018, with the opening of an exhibit entitled Community Cloth, 5-8 pm, Friday, Oct. 5, in the front gallery of The Refinery, 207 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Find out more details and how you can make a contribution to our community service project just by sharing your knitting, weaving or sewing skills OR by learning new ones!
In even numbered years, we offer Project Handmade, a fashion show featuring locally produced contemporary garments make
with traditional handcrafted detail using local materials. The purpose of this event
is to promote innovative use of materials and resources available in our region and
to spotlight the economic potential of supply chain collaboration.
We aim to connect communities to their fiber farmers and artists by creating events, publications and a web presence.
Annual Fiber Feel Day, early June
We have established a Community Dye Studio and advocate for a regional Fiber Cluster Study to help build the infrastructure to move fiber along the value chain.
We sponsor the Growing Color Symposium to educate farmers in the agricultural and economic aspects of growing dye plants.