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    • 21 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 04 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    If you have worked stranded or Fair Isle knitting patterns, you know the joy of working color and design together in a rhythm that can be satisfying and well as addictive. In this class, we will use a fingerless mitts pattern to explore working a stranded design in the round in a small circumference. The class pattern offers a 5-inch cuff of stranded colorwork, The body and thumb are worked in a solid color with a bit of colorwork before the final rib to finish the pattern. During the class, we will cover various methods of knitting small circumferences in the round, the “kiss of color” ribbing edge, adding a side thumb, and getting gauge in both colorwork and single-color stockinette when both are found in the pattern. Students interested in this class should be familiar with Stranded Colorwork/Fair Isle knitting.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $0

    Registration: Members $35 Non-members $ 45

    Instructor:  Bio Varian Brandon

    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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.


    • 06 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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.


    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 08 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 9
    Register

    Take the fabulous textures that can be created by laminating wool fibers to cloth to a whole new level by combining weaving and felting in a great new process. We will begin by weaving a loose web of cloth, take it off the loom, add luxurious merino wool fibers then wet felt everything together. Beginners to advanced in either technique will love this combination.

    Level: All Levels

    Materials Fee: $10

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    Instructor: Geri Forkner 

    • 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
    • 5
    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 


    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register

    This is a virtual class which will take part on zoom. You will receive a copy of the recording which you can rewatch at anytime.

    “Shibori is the simple yet sophisticated Japanese ancestor of tie-dyeing, newly popular with many modern adaptations. We will use straight-forward, immediate hands-on methods of clamping, tying, stitching, and wrapping resists on silk fabrics, then immerse them in vibrant fiber-reactive and acid dye baths to layer rich colors and gorgeous patterns. We will dye silk in silk-specific baths and cotton, silk, and other fabrics in plant-specific baths and more fiber-general Pre-Reduced Indigo bath. Students may bring blank fabric, scarves, t-shirts, apparel pieces, and household items to dye and finish in this fun and fast-paced workshop.

    ‘This one-day workshop is a great way to get you started dyeing and to make lots of holiday presents as well as adding pattern and personality to your wardrobe and home. These baths are also reusable, so you can continue playing and dyeing on your own after the workshop ends. I have structured this class with some work time, so I encourage you to get all the materials and work along with me through the day. However, since you are working from home, it is okay to actively observe (watch, take notes, ask questions) for reference for future work on your own.”


    Level: Beginning to intermediate

    Materials fee: 0

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio Jen Swearington

    “Shibori is the simple yet sophisticated Japanese ancestor of tie-dyeing, newly popular with many modern adaptations. We will use straight-forward, immediate hands-on methods of clamping, tying, stitching, and wrapping resists on silk fabrics, then immerse them in vibrant fiber-reactive and acid dye baths to layer rich colors and gorgeous patterns. We will dye silk in silk-specific baths and cotton, silk, and other fabrics in plant-specific baths and more fiber-general Pre-Reduced Indigo bath. Students may bring blank fabric, scarves, t-shirts, apparel pieces, and household items to dye and finish in this fun and fast-paced workshop.

    ‘This one-day workshop is a great way to get you started dyeing and to make lots of holiday presents as well as adding pattern and personality to your wardrobe and home. These baths are also reusable, so you can continue playing and dyeing on your own after the workshop ends. I have structured this class with some work time, so I encourage you to get all the materials and work along with me through the day. However, since you are working from home, it is okay to actively observe (watch, take notes, ask questions) for reference for future work on your own.”

    We will work with dipping in 3 different dyebaths:

    Cold Water Pro MX Dye, mix in small buckets

    Hot Water Acid Dye, cook in cook pot on stove or hotplate

    Cold Water Pre-reduced Indigo, mix in bucket


    All dyes and chemicals are available at Earth Guild in Asheville, NC, at www.dharmatrading.com (California), and at www.prochemicalanddye.com (Massachusetts). I recommend buying smaller quantities to try, like 2-8 ounce jars of dye powder; you won’t need more than that. You can get vinegar at the grocery store, and while soda ash (sodium carbonate) is available from the dye suppliers, you can also find it in larger quantities (labeled as PH-Up) in the pool care/ hot tub care section of home improvement store. Both vinegar and soda ash are dye ACTIVATORS needed to make the dye bond with the fabric, so be sure to get them- they are NECESSARY to the dyeing process. Thiox is additionally NECESSARY for the Indigo dyebath.


    Silk and Cotton:
    For acid dyes, we will use silk fabrics. For Indigo, we will use silk, cotton, and other natural fiber fabrics. You can dig around for scraps, old fabrics, boring t-shirts, as well as buy scarf and apparel blanks to print. If you get them, you will easily dye at least 4 silk scarves in this workshop. You can even experiment with folding and dyeing notecards and paper. Let’s use what you have! Fabrics and blanks labeled PFD (Prepared for Dyeing) won’t need to be prewashed, but if you purchase fabric like muslin or other yardage from the fabric store, I recommend prewashing it with Synthrapol to remove dirt, sizing, glues, etc that can inhibit the dye process. 



    MATERIALS


    General:

    Notebook and Pen

    Pencil

    Apron and Gloves (I like long dishwashing gloves, not disposable)

    Scissors or thread snips

    Spritzer bottle of water or nearby faucet


    Dyes and Chemicals:

    Pro MX Fiber Reactive Dye: 1-2 primary colors (blue, red, yellow)

    Sabraset/Lanset Acid Dyes: 1-2 colors you like (black, brown, purple, teal, etc.)

    Pre-reduced Indigo, 1 packet

    Thiox (Thiourea dioxide), about 4 ounces 

    Synthrapol (or generic Prosapol), detergent for working with dyes, about 4 ounces 

    White Vinegar, at least 1 quart 

    Soda Ash (sodium carbonate), at least 8 ounces 


    Dyebaths:

    Use old utensils, spoons, cups, buckets, bowls and cook pots, or thrift-shop for them, but NEVER INTERMIX your food-prep kitchenware with dye prep tools.

    Small cup for mixing (like yogurt cup)

    Spoons for mixing

    Stirring stick
    MX dyebath: small buckets or plastic cups (like dairy containers)

    Acid dyebath: cook in cookpot on stove or hotplate

    Pre-Reduced Indigo dyebath: 2-3-5 gallon bucket


    Shibori Mechanics: What you will use to resist the dyes:


    Tying and Stitching:
    Roll of string, twine, yarn, etc.

    Spool or cones of thread, great to use up old thread

    At least 1 hand sewing needle- I like long, sharp, thin, with big eye for easier threading

    Optional- needle threader


    Clamping:

    Spring clamps (recommend a variety bag at home improvement store)

    C-clamps- a few if you have them

    Clothespins- a few if you have them

    Office Binder Clamps- a few if you have them

    Thin wooden, scrap cardboard, metal shapes: blocks, washers, lids, that will get clamped 


    Arashi (Storm) Pole Wrapping:

    At least 1 empty wine bottle (recommend straight sides, not tapered) or other tall, straight-sided bottle

    Roll of string, twine, yarn, etc.



    Optional recommended resource books 

    (I like but you don’t need for class):

    “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada et al
    “Shibori on Silk” Karren Brito

    “Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada 



    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 2
    Register

    Come get knotty with us! This beginner workshop will take you through the steps you need to take away your very own macrame wall hanging. Basic knots will be covered as well as design conception.

    Feel free to bring a branch or stick (approx. 12-15” long) of your own to mount your hanging. Otherwise a wooden dowel will be provided. 

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: $10 for cotton cord, yarn, wooden dowls. Students may bring small branch, wood or metal dowel.

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Jessica Wilson - Thille

    CDC Safety Regulations

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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.


    • 22 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 7
    Register

    It's time to get in the holiday spirit and work on making some Jolly 'ol Elf figures. We will learn the basics of building the Santa form, attaching wool top as well as doing his facial features. We will be making small sized Santa's that can sit on a table or made as an ornament. These Santa's are so much fun to make and you should be able to leave with a couple of completed pieces, plus have enough supplies for making more at a later time!

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $40

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio Beth Sellars

    CDC Safety Regulations

    • 23 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave.
    • 5
    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.



    • 27 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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.


    • 03 Dec 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register


     These trees will NOT shed their needles! Be creative with color, size and embellishment. Christmas decorations, or just a lovely tree to decorate your home. You will create the felted tree "circles" in class and assemble at home after the circles are dry.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee:  $10.00 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Lynne Noble

    • 04 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom 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!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

    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 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.



    • 10 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10

    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

Past events

26 Oct 2020 The Spinning Study Group
23 Oct 2020 V-Handwork Circle
20 Oct 2020 Fiber Arts Critique Group
16 Oct 2020 V-Handwork Circle
15 Oct 2020 Beginners Introduction to Natural Dyeing Virtual class
14 Oct 2020 Sew and Tell
10 Oct 2020 V- Studio Tour with Pam Granger Gale of Majik Studios
09 Oct 2020 V-Handwork Circle
09 Oct 2020 Block Printing on Fabric
08 Oct 2020 Dye Lab: Dyeing Cotton and other Cellulose Fibers with Fiber Reactive Dye
03 Oct 2020 MycoPaper: Making Handmade Paper with Mushrooms
02 Oct 2020 V-Handwork Circle
28 Sep 2020 The Spinning Study Group
26 Sep 2020 Dying Mohair - based Yarn on the Farm
25 Sep 2020 V-Handwork Circle
20 Sep 2020 Cozy Felted Slippers-an exploration of wet felting with a resist
19 Sep 2020 V- Studio Tour with Teresa Bouchonnet
19 Sep 2020 Beginning Spinning
18 Sep 2020 V-Handwork Circle
17 Sep 2020 Dye Lab: Painting Protein Fiber with Acid Dye
12 Sep 2020 Virtual Low Tech Screen Printing
11 Sep 2020 V-Handwork Circle
10 Sep 2020 Virtual class The Organic Indigo Vat
04 Sep 2020 V-Handwork Circle
28 Aug 2020 V-Handwork Circle
27 Aug 2020 V - Introduction to Digital Textile Design and Spoonflower Printing
21 Aug 2020 V-Handwork Circle
15 Aug 2020 Weaving on a Triangle Loom
14 Aug 2020 V-Handwork Circle
13 Aug 2020 Dye Lab: Dyeing Cotton and other Cellulose Fibers with Fiber Reactive Dye
11 Aug 2020 Eco-Printing on Cellulose Fiber
08 Aug 2020 Preparing Fleece for Spinning
07 Aug 2020 V-Handwork Circle
31 Jul 2020 V-Handwork Circle
25 Jul 2020 V- Studio Tour with Cassie Dickson
24 Jul 2020 V - The Organic Indigo Vat
24 Jul 2020 V-Handwork Circle
23 Jul 2020 Dye Lab: Painting Protein Fiber with Acid Dye
22 Jul 2020 V-How to Teach Online: Tips & Tricks for Planning Remote Workshops
18 Jul 2020 Weaving on a Triangle Loom
17 Jul 2020 V-Handwork Circle
14 Jul 2020 V-Composting Color: Natural Dyeing with Food Waste
14 Jul 2020 Fiber Arts Critique Group
11 Jul 2020 V- Studio Tour with Susette Carter (Mueller) Shiver
10 Jul 2020 V-Handwork Circle
03 Jul 2020 V-Handwork Circle
30 Jun 2020 V - Who's Got the Button? Part 2
29 Jun 2020 Sashiko Embroidery Sampler
27 Jun 2020 V-Beginners Guide of the Art and Science of Natural Dyeing
26 Jun 2020 V-Handwork Circle
20 Jun 2020 Introduction to Papermaking
19 Jun 2020 V-Handwork Circle
13 Jun 2020 V- Studio Tour with Mary Jones and Yoni Glogower
12 Jun 2020 V-Handwork Circle
10 Jun 2020 V - Who's Got the Button?
09 Jun 2020 Dye Lab: Dyeing Cotton and other Cellulose Fibers with Fiber Reactive Dye
05 Jun 2020 V-Handwork Circle
04 Jun 2020 V - A Simple Book with Many Variations
29 May 2020 V-Handwork Circle
23 May 2020 V- Studio Tour with Marcia Kummerle
23 May 2020 Dye Lab: Painting Protein Fiber with Acid Dye
23 May 2020 V- Madder Magic: Dyeing with Madder Root
22 May 2020 V-Handwork Circle
15 May 2020 V-Handwork Circle
09 May 2020 V-Studio Tour with Judi Jetson
08 May 2020 V-Handwork Circle
02 May 2020 V- Studio Tour with Nica Rabinowitz
01 May 2020 V-Handwork Circle
25 Apr 2020 V-Studio Tour with Janice Schmidt
24 Apr 2020 V-Handwork Circle
18 Apr 2020 V- Studio Tour with Ann Hord-Heatherley
17 Apr 2020 V-Handwork Circle
08 Mar 2020 Felted Spring Lambs
17 Feb 2020 Stranded Knitting
17 Feb 2020 Sashiko Embroidery Sampler
16 Feb 2020 Introduction to Dyeing with Plants
15 Feb 2020 Spinning Art Yarn
10 Feb 2020 2020 Annual Meeting
08 Feb 2020 No Waste, No Measure Foundation Quilting
25 Jan 2020 First Felting
17 Jan 2020 Beginners Introduction to Natural Dyeing
11 Jan 2020 Introduction to Papermaking
14 Dec 2019 Woven Shibori with Silk and Lanaset
06 Dec 2019 Coptic Stitch Bookbinding
03 Dec 2019 Eco Printing - The Next Generation
09 Nov 2019 Not Your Grandma's Dye-Pot!
08 Nov 2019 Techniques for Controlling Creative Chaos at the Loom
12 Oct 2019 Eco Printing - Playing with Nature's Colors
06 Oct 2019 Recipes for Upcycling
05 Oct 2019 Two colors, One round – beginning stranded colorwork
29 Sep 2019 Beginning Spinning
29 Sep 2019 Beginning Spinning
28 Sep 2019 Using a Mannequin as a Design Tool
28 Sep 2019 Making A Duct Tape Mannequin
21 Sep 2019 Explorations in Kudzu Fiber
07 Sep 2019 Hat on a Ball
24 Aug 2019 Design Your Own Shawl
11 Aug 2019 Putting Color on Silk
02 Aug 2019 Two Days, Two Books
20 Jul 2019 Recycled fabric and embossed velvet note cards
13 Jul 2019 Clothing Design
07 Jul 2019 Exploring Natural Dyes
29 Jun 2019 Adding Value to Our Fiber and Marketing Strategies
29 Jun 2019 Field Trip: Exploring the Process at a Fiber Mill
29 Jun 2019 Low Tech Screen Printing
15 Jun 2019 Appalachian Ribbed Basketry
08 Jun 2019 How Can I Spin it, What Can I Make
02 Jun 2019 Scour Wool Like a Boss
18 May 2019 The Care & Feeding of an Indigo Vat
01 May 2019 Making Paper & Books with Plants of Appalachia
27 Apr 2019 Growing Your Dye Garden
20 Apr 2019 Eco Printing: The Next Generation
19 Apr 2019 How to Work With Color
14 Apr 2019 Upcycled sweater flowers
13 Apr 2019 Intro to Ecoprinting
30 Mar 2019 Expressive Drawing with Thread: Moving Beyond Tradition
26 Mar 2019 Embellish Your Felt with Stitching
21 Feb 2019 Combining Twill Gamp Patterns for Finished Projects
14 Feb 2019 4-Shaft Twill: Tie-Up and Treadling Variations
12 Feb 2019 Felt Samples with Surface Design
07 Feb 2019 4-Shaft Twill: Definitions, Drafting & Gamp Setup
31 Jan 2019 Giant Color-and-Weave Motifs
24 Jan 2019 Color-and-Weave: Pinwheel & Other 8 shaft Patterns
17 Jan 2019 Color-and-Weave With More Than Two Colors
15 Jan 2019 Textured Felt
10 Jan 2019 Color-and-Weave: Houndstooth & Other 4-shaft Patterns
09 Jan 2019 Natural-Dye & Weaving Workshop
03 Jan 2019 Color-and-Weave: Log Cabin and Other Plain-Weave Effects
30 Dec 2018 Dye Your Fade, Ombre or Gradient Yarn
01 Dec 2018 One Day Rigid Heddle!
03 Nov 2018 Eco Printing - Playing with Nature's Colors
23 Oct 2018 Simple Felted Vest
20 Oct 2018 Plying Techniques for Multicolored Rovings
08 Sep 2018 Warp it! Paint it! Weave it!
18 Aug 2018 Medium Print: Eco Print with color
11 Aug 2018 Introduction to Eco Print
04 Aug 2018 Beginning Weaving Intensive/Refresher
21 Jul 2018 Kudzu Fiber Workshop
22 Jun 2018 Learn to Spin
27 May 2018 Indigo Dye Day
13 May 2018 Heritage Colors: Madder, Weld and Indigo
12 May 2018 Tapestry Weaving Techniques 2
05 May 2018 Chemistry of Natural Dyes
15 Apr 2018 Intro to Shibori: Clamping, Tying, and Pole Wrap
04 Mar 2018 Silk Painting using Natural Dye Extracts
03 Mar 2018 Surface Design with Natural Dye
24 Feb 2018 Tapestry Weaving Techniques
18 Feb 2018 Handmade buttons
04 Feb 2018 Handmade buttons
03 Feb 2018 Handmade buttons
16 Dec 2017 Hand Painted Yarn or Roving
02 Dec 2017 Weaving 2: Overshot - Stars, Roses & Tables
21 Oct 2017 Weaving Sticks Workshop
14 Oct 2017 Felt Your Way into the Roaring 20's
08 Oct 2017 Create a Nuno Felted Scarf
09 Sep 2017 Basic Hand Quilting
27 Aug 2017 Indigo Dye Days
26 Aug 2017 Learn to Spin Like Gandhi
22 Aug 2017 Indigo Dye Days
19 Aug 2017 Indigo Dye Days
11 Aug 2017 Eco Printing
06 Aug 2017 Eco Printing
15 Jul 2017 Three warps, Three Towels, Session 3
09 Jul 2017 Introduction to Indigo: Four Paths to Beautiful Color
07 Jul 2017 Learn to Felt
07 Jun 2017 The New Landscape of 3-Dimensional Felt
02 Jun 2017 Three warps, Three Towels, Session 2
06 May 2017 Growing Your Dye Garden
05 May 2017 Three warps, Three Towels Session 1
22 Apr 2017 Lucet Weaving
01 Apr 2017 Shibori Your Undies
19 Feb 2017 Getting Started With Natural Dyes
06 Jan 2017 Floor-Loom Weaving: Three Warps, Three Towels - Session III
17 Dec 2016 Basics of Wet Felting
09 Dec 2016 Creating Garments that Fit
04 Dec 2016 Embroidered Observations
02 Dec 2016 Floor-loom Weaving: Three Warps, Three Towels - Session II
19 Nov 2016 Sewing Techniques for Handwovens
11 Nov 2016 Getting the Yarn You Want from the Fiber and Wheel You Have
06 Nov 2016 The Natural Dye Rainbow Pot
04 Nov 2016 Fiber, Nature and Texture: An Introduction to Eco-print dyeing
28 Oct 2016 Floor-Loom Weaving: Three Warps, Three Towels, Session I
22 Oct 2016 Stitched Shibori with Natural Dyes
14 Oct 2016 Make Your Own Spindle and Learn to Spin Wool
08 Oct 2016 Dye Cotton Sliver with Natural Dyes
24 Sep 2016 Tupperware Party! Ice water indigo
17 Sep 2016 Tupperware Party! Stitched Shibori



Cancellation policy:

Effective 4/48/2020

Local Cloth has temporarily suspended its cancellation policy. There will be no cancellation fee for any upcoming workshops due to COVID19. We want you to sign up and feel comfortable. If you need to cancel for any reason, that's ok with us. We want everyone to be safe. 


Cancellation policy:

If your notice of withdrawal is received at least 10 days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop cost, minus a $10 processing fee.

There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 10 days before the start of your workshop, unless there is a waitlist and someone can fill the spot. You will be refunded less the $10 fee. If there is no refund, we will gladly provide you with a receipt for your donation to Local Cloth.

If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment or an unforeseen circumstance with the instructor, you will be issued a full refund and be notified prior to the start of your workshop.

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Asheville, NC 28815

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Community Dye Studio

207 Coxe Ave, #11
Asheville, NC 28801

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