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    • 24 Jun 2021
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    • 18 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC




    • 21 Jul 2021
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    • 11 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot St
    • 6
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    This class is a comprehensive, four session introduction to wet felting. Participants will learn felting basics - layout, felting, fulling, shaping where appropriate.

    Week 1 - flat felt or small card pouch

    Week 2 - small vessel

    Week 3 - small bag

    Week 4 - felt flower

    Students will learn basic wet felting techniques for flat and 3D pieces and have a chance to explore simple design ideas using various embellishing materials. We will use different types of wool as well.

    Level: Beginner

    Materials fee: 30 dollars

    Teacher will supply: wool, templates, design materials, washboards, soap, basins, stuffing, sushi mats, bubble wrap

    Students should  bring towel, sponge, scissors, tape measure, pen and paper

    Registration: Members $200 Non-members $ 240

    Instructor:  Bio Vasanto

    • 03 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 31 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
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    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 in August 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


    • 05 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 4
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    Throw pillows are easy to make and a great way to add color and comfort to any room. Learn how to re-cover or make a new cover for any sized pillow. We will explore envelope style techniques, flange edges, trim and/or tassels. Students bring their own supplies.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Rachel Stone  bio 

    Materials provided by instructor: None

    Materials students should bring: Students will need to bring their sewing machine, pillow insert (usually available in fiberfill, down, wool or buckwheat), fabric, "sew-all" thread, appropriate machine needle (different fabrics require different sizes and types of needles), bobbin(s), sharp scissors/cutting shears, thread clippers (optional), trim (optional), straight pins, measuring tape, pen/pencil, paper to write measurements on and extension cord. Yardage/trim requirements will depend on pillow size and cover type. Most supplies can be purchased locally at Asheville Cotton Co. or Joanne Fabrics and Crafts. If you have questions, please contact Rachel at lori4rachel@gmail.com.

    If you have questions, please contact Rachel at lori4rachel@gmail.com.



    • 05 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.




    • 11 Aug 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)


    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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 


    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
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    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.



    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 3
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    Experience the centuries old process of floating paint on a thick gel. Draw designs, lay paper on it and voila, the design is frozen!! You learn many historic patterns found in old books and Bibles. By the end of the day, you will have acquired the skills to repeat and create a scarf, bandanna, or cotton fabric for your own accessory, quilt fabric, or stretched fabric art work.

    Level: Beginners 

    Instructor: Pam Granger Gale  bio 

    Materials fee: $30

    Materials provided by instructor: size, trays, paints, tools, paper, silk, cotton

    Participants should bring any papers they would like to try. 


    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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    While strolling in the River Arts District on August's Second Saturday Art Walk stop into our new space for Farmer's Spotlight.  We will be joined by Elke of Wellspring Farm from 11:00am - 2pm.  Shop and chat with Elke about her farm and pick up some of her farm fresh fiber.  

    About Wellspring Farm:

    Elke Amenda-Spirakis operates Wellspring Farm in Burnsville, NC.  She raises Merino, Jacob and Tunis sheep along with llamas.  Elke sells breeding stock, spinners flock animals, offers spinning lessons and does tours and workshops on the farm. She will be offering yarn, roving, fleeces, and handmade goods. 


    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    ECO-PRINTING ON CELLULOSE FIBER Eco-printing is a contact printing technique. Leaves are placed over mordanted fiber and rolled tight in a bundle. Next boiling or steaming the bundle transfers the tannins from within the leaves to the fiber. Beginner experience level Instruction on pre treatment ( mordanting cellulose fiber) will be given and explained. However, fabric used for class will be pre-mordanted ready for use. We will experiment with medium weight linen that will provide technique for folding larger pieces in half that produce minimal center lines. Color dye carrier blankets will be used to transfer color over our leaf and fabric bundle. This will let us examine how different leaves are printing or acting as resists. The second print will be on a rayon scarf 14”x 72. The dye we will be using is Procion fiber reactive dye. The carrier dye blankets are cotton fabric that has been washed several times. You can use old cotton sheets. I find that the dye blankets themselves are very beautiful and I end up saving them for other uses.

    Example: Quilts, linings and face masks. I like to use bleached white Kona cotton. There will be instruction on how to read your print results and adjust length of time in steamer. Also how to pre test your leaves for the amount of tannin they contain. The more tannin the better result of printing.

    Level: Beginners 

    Instructor: Denise Arcuri  bio 

    Materials fee: $30

    Non-member: $120

    Member: $100

    Materials provided by instructor: 

    Mordanted medium weight linen aprox 23”x 44”, and rayon scarf 14”x 72”, Procion dye, twine , plastic wrap, iron acetate, plastic drop cloth, white plastic basket, shrink wrap, and written instruction on what was covered in class.

    Materials to bring to class: 

    Gloves thin medical exam gloves Apron Plastic spray bottle with 50% vinegar and 50% water 2 wooden dowels 1 1/4 to 1 1/2“ diameter by 15” length. (Lowe’s/ home depo will cut to size) White cotton fabric 21/2 yds or old cotten sheets. Wash cotten several times Microtex pen can be bought Walmart, Joanns, Staples ( needs to be water resistant) Two old small kitchen towel sized rags Rubber bands Empty plastic gallon jug from water or vinegar (we will fill them with water to aid in making tight fabric bundles ) Some Leaves will be provided ,however bring some of your own to experiment and share.

    LEAVES THAT PRINT WELL:

    Maple, oak, any hard wood tree leaves Fruit tree leaves Rose Marigold petals Oak leaf hydrangeas Smoke bush Coreopsis, Pretty leaves that act more as a resist when using color dye blankets that leave interesting shapes Tulip tree leaves Kudzu Ginkgo Sassafras.




    • 15 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    • 11
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    The Spinning Study Group meets monthly and covers a range of topics, including different techniques of hand spinning and fiber processing, how to use hand spinning tools, and other topics as determined by the group. We are conducting a breed study, spinning and plying samples of various types of wool, mohair, alpaca, llama and rabbit raised in our Blue Ridge Mountains region. Farmers are invited each month to give a talk about their farm, the animals they raise and the qualities of the fiber produced. This is not a learn-to-spin group, but we welcome those new to spinning. Please bring a working wheel.

    Materials Supplied: We purchase fiber to spin from a different farmer each month and share the cost.

              What to Bring: a working spinning wheel, niddy noddy

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth


    • 17 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)


    • 18 Aug 2021
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    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 1
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    This class is for the beginning weaver or anyone who wants to explore weaving. Looms will be pre-warped in a variety of patterns and colors. Students will learn about the parts of a loom, explore color interaction and learn how to read and follow pattern drafts. The Round Robin class construct allows students to leave class with up to 7 hand towels in different patterns and colors.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $25

    Instructor provided materials: Warp, spare bobbins, misc weft materials, handouts, graph paper, bobbin winder, shuttles.

    Student should bring: Students should bring notebook, pencil, scissors. Please bring your lunch and something to drink throughout the day. Students are welcome to bring their own bobbins, shuttles and weft materials if they have them. Weft materials should be 8/2 cotton in any color(s). Materials may be purchased through TheWoolery.com, Webs yarn (www.yarn.com), Yarn Barn of Kansas (www.yarnbarn-ks.com) The instructor will have spare bobbins, shuttles and weft yarns to use as well.

    Members: $ 200

    Non Members: $ 240

    Instructor: bio Judith Henry

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.




    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
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    Coptic Stitch Book Binding is a hand sewn book making technique used to create hard cover books that lay flat when open. Coptic stitch books can be made in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, allowing for variety ad flexibility in their end use.

    In this one day workshop, you will learn each step of the process:

    • Planning your book size and layout of materials

    • How to choose materials and tools

    • Covering book boards with unique papers

    • Sewing the signatures (bundles of pages) to create the body of the book

    • Ways to incorporate your own personal style

    You will complete a book and take home the skills to continue the craft on your own. All materials are included in the class materials fee, but you are welcome to bring a favorite paper or two for your covers. Handouts are provided. Join me in exploring this traditional book making technique and be inspired to make your own journals, artist books, and sketchbooks.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Alyssa Sacora  bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: book board, cover paper, pages, glue, waxed linen, needle. Instructor will provide all of the tools needed but students are encouraged to bring their own, listed below.

    Materials students should bring: Students are welcome to bring a medium weight paper for their cover. They can also bring their own cutting mat, exact knife/utility knife, bone folder, large ruler for cutting and tearing paper, glue brush, scissors.



    • 22 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
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    This month we will be using fresh indigo to get a range of pink and purple colors from the indirubin precursor in fresh indigo.  Bring your freshly harvested Japanese indigo leaves and some cellulose and/or silk to explore the pinks and purples available from fresh indigo. We will modify the bath chemically, but again it is not a vat.

     If you haven't joined the us for the study group we pick one topic each month which is led by one of the natural dyer's in our group. This is not a class and does assume a basic familiarity with natural dyeing. We do recommend that you have taken a class or done some research so you can  have a  satisfactory experience.


    What to Bring: scoured cellulose and/or silk for one bath. You may bring unmordanted and mordanted pieces to pick up the yellow to get orangish in the same bath. You will need at least 10x the weight of your fiber in leaves. Indirubin prefers white; bleached cellulose or white silk get the best color.

    Hosted by Eileen Hallman

    Social distancing and mask wearing will be observed.  

    • 26 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.



    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 29 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot St
    • 7
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    This class is a great compliment to the class on Design and Fit Basics.  You must have a mannequin that is a body double to take this class.  With an understanding of the garment you would like to create, you will create the pattern right on your mannequin.  You will enhance your pattern with grain lines, shaping construction techniques, facings, collars  and seam allowances.  The pattern will be tested by making a muslin to assure fit and great design.

    Level: Beginner, Design and Fit Basics class is a requirement for this class. Basic sewing skills needed, no draping or drafting skills needed

    Materials fee: 0

    Students should bring:  Mannequin, 5 yards muslin, sewing machine (there are a few to share), pins, thread, marking pen, 4 yards blue gridded interfacing (Pellon), quilting rulers if you have them - I will bring some with me.

    Screen reader support enabled.
    Members $200 Non-members $ 240

    Instructor:  Bio Joan Berner

    • 02 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.




    • 04 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
    Register

    There is nothing better than having a pocket sized notebook at the ready for grocery lists or thrilling ideas for your next spy novel UNLESS it is having 2 different notebooks to chose from. Join us for a full day where we will make two different pocket-sized notebooks that you will be able to use immediately and have the skills to make more as soon as you get home. In the morning we will make a soft leather covered 5.5” x 4.5” Long Stitch bound sketchbook filled with 120 pages of 80# multimedia paper. In the afternoon we will dye book papers with tea and learn the Perfect Binding (a glued binding used in paperback books) to create a perfect 3.5” x 5” journal with a button and twinned linen thread closure. Instructor will provide a tool kit for class use

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $40

    Instructor provided materials: Handouts and patterns all book papers, endpapers, covers and leather All thread, glues, buttons, etc. Use of tool kit for class all tea dyeing equipment -trays, brushes etc. All supplies needed to make sketchbook 

    Student should bring: sharp regular sized sewing scissors 

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen




    • 05 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 8
    Register

    In this hands on free weaving session we will learn how to construct basic tapestry looms from found and reused materials. Each participant will select a loom to create, and we will weave together with traditional and untraditional materials. During our day together, we will also practice a few tapestry weaving techniques, from warping to basic weave structures, to creating shapes and patterns with yarn. This class will focus on the meditative and restorative aspects of hand weaving and give participants the basic support needed to create your own freestyle weaving.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Nica Rabinowitz  bio 

    Materials fee: $10

    Materials provided by instructor: some yarn and untraditional materials to weave with, paper plates, and cardboard

    Materials students should bring: wooden picture frame, twigs, yarn/unusual materials to weave with, ruler, pencil 


    • 07 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot St
    • 6
    Register

    This class is all about socks, whether you have never knitted one or you want to learn a new technique like 2 at a time or afterthought heel, toe up or cuff down; this class will give you the skills to make several different kinds of socks. This is a beginning sock class but you should know how to cast on, knit in the round with either double pointed needles or magic loop. We'll meet 4 times during the month of September and each session will be geared to giving individual attention to what your needs are.  It will be a relaxed, informal learning situation.

    Please choose the pattern you want to make and bring the necessary needles and yarn. Feel free to email Joyce at joycetromba@gmail.com or Lynne at lynnesnoble@gmail.com if you need help choosing a pattern or materials

    • 08 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 03 Dec 2021
    • (EST)
    • 20 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 1
    Register

    This 10-week, 20 session course will provide instruction on various sewing techniques for apparel, accessories, costumes and interiors. It is based on the sewing course offered at Savannah College of Art and Design, taught by former SCAD Professor of Fashion. The first part of the course will cover techniques. The later portion will include three individualized projects selected by the student. Upon completion, participants will be able to perform a comprehensive set of skills suitable for a variety of projects and entry into professional sewing. No experience necessary. This course has been discounted 25% off the regular price for individual classes so it's a great deal and wonderful opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sewing that will allow you to make and alter your own clothes as well as make basic home furnishings. Please ask Rachel (lori4rachel@gmail.com) for full curriculum details.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $750

    Non members: $1000

    Instructor: Rachel Stone  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor: 

    Materials students should bring: Sewing machines for use at Local Cloth.  Students should supply fabric shears, 2 - 5 yards cotton muslin (or scrap mid-weight cotton fabric), fabric marker (pencil may work initially), all-purpose sewing thread, thread clippers, seam ripper, hand sewing needles (sharps), straight pins, one shirt button, one shank button, one mid-sized/4-hole button, hook/eye, pant hook/bar, one snap set, two 7-inch closed bottom zippers (nylon coil and/or metal), one 7-inch invisible zipper, left and right zipper feet, invisible zipper foot, ruler, tape measure, portable sewing machine (if you have your own), materials to sew projects (patterns, fabric, trim). Materials can be purchased at Asheville Cotton Co., Joann Fabrics, 5 Little Monkeys Quilt & Sew, Wawak (online).  

    • 09 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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

    Host: Beth Sellars  bio 


    • 09 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.



    • 10 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 10
    Register

    Take this in-depth class from experienced knitter and designer Gregg Johnson and learn how to go beyond commercial patterns and develop the best knitted fabric for your sweater design. You'll also learn about: Yarn Structure and size, Color Palette and color placement, Custom Fit, How to take and use your body measurements, Garment Shape and Fit to Flatter principles, How to get professional finishing results, Choosing stitch patterns, and much more. Be warned - there is homework!

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $4

    Registration: Members $300, Non-members $350

    Instructor: bio Gregg Johnson

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 4
    Register

    This class will help you take an article of clothing that is comfortable and one that you love and show you how to make a pattern to replicate the garment. We will then use the pattern to make a garment out of muslin for final fit and any alterations needed. 

    Level: Intermediate 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Joan Berner  bio 

    Materials students should bring: Your garment that you want to replicate, 5 yards of cheap muslin, sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, threads, tape measure, hem gauge, fabric 

    • 15 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 8
    Register

    This workshop will teach students to nuno felt by preparing a base for their felt and then learning to use loosely woven fabrics to "paint" a picture. These can be abstract, geometric or representational - the only limit is your imagination! 


    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Vasanto  bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: fabric, fleece, other fibers, bubble wrap, netting, soap, washboards, pool noodles, ball brausers. water bottles, basins, rolling pin

    Materials students should bring: fabric scissors, towels, large sponge, paper, pen, rolling pin if possible(not one used for food)

    • 16 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.




    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    Prepare for the chilly winds of late fall and winter by making an incredible warm yet lightweight, fabulous Airey Fairy Hand felted Scarf. The instructor will hand dye the fine merino wool you will use in class and provide complete handouts to you can continue to make even more scarves larger and smaller at home if you wish. This class is a wet felting class, no nuno, just your hands and the wool itself. 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $25

    Instructor provided materials: fine Merino wool (3 oz), hand dyed (by instructor), complete handouts, all felting tools-buckets, soap, tools, towels, plastic for tables, wetting tools, sponges, etc.

    Student should bring: Just waterproof Apron or clothing that can get wet (possibility), and an old hand towel 

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen

    • 20 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth


    • 21 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 4
    Register

     This is a day and a half class combining two techniques that you can use for lots of future projects. On the first day you will learn how to prepare the paste paper for the covers and end sheets of our book, you will also be able to make additional papers for future projects. Paste paper is a traditional surface design technique dating back to the 16th century. Using simple tools and materials you can create endless patterns on paper. While the paper is drying we will prepare the text block for the book. On the second day we will sew our books using an exposed spine technique with paired needles to sew along the spine. This book opens up flat and is ideal for drawing, painting, mixed media or journaling.

    Materials fee: $0

    Instructor provided materials: Tools for paste paper, paste, book making tools, handout.


    Student should bring: A selection of acrylic paints (small tubes or leftovers), a pad of paper with a hard cardboard back 9X12 inches with at least 60 sheets unless you are using thick watercolor paper then 30 sheets is enough.  Several larger pieces of paper (11X14) for the book covers (this paper should be medium weight), additional paper to decorate with the paste technique is optional. A large clean sponge. and another sponge for cleaning up paint, a roll of paper towels. Waxed linen bookmakers thread, 6 curved tapestry needles, a pencil and a craft knife. Bring any bookmaking tools you have such as a bone folder, awl, piercing cradle, etc, I will bring these tools for students to use if you don't have them. You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch from a few places on Depot St. Please email me if you have any questions about the supplies (joycetromba@gmail.com)

    Members: $ 150

    Non Members: $ 180

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
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