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WORKSHOPS

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




    • 28 Apr 2022
    • 02 Jun 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
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    Color explosion! We are surrounded by color in every part of life. In this class you will learn what the color wheel is, how to mix each color, the relationship and of color to each other. Did you know that color has a temperature? Learn how to make a gray scale and measure the intensity to it. Create a monochromatic scale using a tint, tone and shade of each color. You will learn how to use neutrals to include warm or cool neutrals. This is just some of the exciting ways to learn about color. Come and explore so much more with me. This is an important learning step to creating beautiful fiber related works. Do you know how to tone down a vibrant color or what colors don’t mix well. If your colors become’ muddy’ learn how to avoid making those mixing mistakes. At the end of this class you will have a completed color wheel, gray scale, a set of monochromatic colors, analogous colors, as well as a set of neutrals and create a mood using color. Do you know the difference between a monotone and monochromatic colors? Come find out while having fun learning.you will pick the colors of your choice and we will paint a silk or cotton piece of fabric to add to your collection. 


    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Camille Daunno  bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: Gouache paint, brushes, paper,  fabric and dyes. If you have your owns supplies and want to use them feel free to bring your own.

    Materials students should bring:  Clothes that you don’t mind getting stained when we’re dying the fabric

    • 03 May 2022
    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 34 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 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


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


    • 26 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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 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.



    • 02 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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.




    • 03 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 11
    Register

    Curious about spinning? This class is designed for the new spinner, or someone who needs a refresher on the basics. Learn about the workings of a spinning wheel and tools like the niddy noddy and lazy kate. Practice the motion of drafting (pulling) fiber and spinning it into yarn. Plying and finishing yarn will also be covered. You will leave this class with a skein of yarn that you've spun! A spinning wheel can be rented if you do not have one to bring.

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: $12 dollars for 3 ounces of spinning fiber 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Brandi Adcock  and Judi Jetson bios

    What to bring/how to dress: a spinning wheel or spindle

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 05 Jun 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 0
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    Weaving on a triangle loom is fun, creative, easy and quick. There is no elaborate planning and measuring process. Triloom weaving is an efficient way to use yarn, so you can use your stash yarn or more expensive designer, or hand-spun yarns. Triangle looms are great for weaving plaid patterns and elegant lace patterns. Using your stash yarns, learn how to weave a triangle scarf using one yarn strand at a time, using the basket weave. Unlike continuous strand weaving where you weave one continuous yarn and the pattern is balanced on each side, Cut Strand weaving is a different method. The technique of weaving over and under is the same, however you use one stand of yarn for each row. This is a great way to use up your leftover yarn. You can mix and match your yarns for a colorful, incredibly unique triangle scarf. There still is no elaborate planning or warping yarns. You weave as you go. Basic continuous weaving experience is helpful, but not necessary.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee:  0

    What to bring: If you have your own loom please bring it and email me to know how many precut strands you will need for your loom. If the loom is 3 foot then follow directions below about cutting strands. • Precut yarns to 48 inches each. You can introduce accent yarns (mohair, fuzzy, lace, or cotton sock weight yarns) or have 2 coordinating colors. Cut 208 strands. Please do not tangle them. Can drape over a hanger or other object to easily pull yarn one at a time to weave. (For example you can hang 104 color on one hanger and 108 on another hanger). • Please bring a crochet or weaving hook- preferably 5.25 mm/6-inch size or larger and one small one to crochet at edges., scissors , a Hair Pic and a blunt needle (like used in darning) • Wear comfortable shoes (you will initially be standing as you weave and then later sitting). • Bring a lunch, drink, and snack.

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Marilyn Haas-Haseman

    • 07 Jun 2022
    • 09 Jun 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    Procion dyes are easy to use and offer a full range of saturated colors, tints, shades and neutrals. With just a touch of color theory, you will easily find inspiration for color schemes. Thickened dyes are applied directly onto swatches of natural fabrics in an improvisational/painterly manner using a variety of processes (pouring, scouring, “squeegeeing,” using fun “tools,” etc.). This application process results in more non-objective and abstracted designs. However, thickened dyes also allow detailed and realistic imagery if that’s your preference. Fabric swatches range in size from 8”x10” – 22”x22” and include a mix of natural cottons, rayons, and high-end silks. Viewing samples of previously dyed fabrics will provide insights for how dyes look different on various types of cloth and with varying weaves and textures. Through demonstrations you will see how easy it is to apply the dyes. There will be two dye-painting sessions followed by overnight batching before washing out and drying your beautiful swatches. Handouts are provided so you can get back to the information shared in class. Your dyed fabrics are great for quilting, embroidery, clothing, and other various art projects. Examples of finished art works using this dye process with embellished stitching are also shared. This low-pressure-with-big-results class is for everyone, new or experienced in dyeing. 

    Level: All levels

    Instructor: Deb Herman  bio 

    Materials fee: $40

    Materials provided by instructor: 1. 18+ various pre-treated natural fabric swatches (cottons through silks) 2. Prepared dyes 3. Chemicals: Soda Ash, Alginate Thickener, Urea, Calgon, Synthrapol  4. Latex/Nitrile gloves 5. Paper towels 6. Plastic aprons 7. Printed handouts  8. and all non-consumable equipment 

    Students should bring:1. Well-fitting RUBBER gloves that reach beyond wrist for washing out dyes 2. Sewing scissors 3. Old bath towel 4. Drinking water for yourself 5. Lunch/Snack or $ to buy lunch nearby 6. Iron (need on second and third day) 7. WEAR OLD CLOTHING – BLACK SHIRT IS SUGGESTED. 




    • 09 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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 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 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 1
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    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 level First day. Instruction on pre treatment ,scouring and mordanting cellulose fiber. We will mordant rayon scarves to be used on the second day of class. Discussion on leaves regarding tannin and storage. Technique for testing how much tannin is in a particular botanical prior to use in eco-print bundle. End first day with eco-printing a test sample of leaves flowers that you are considering to use.

    Second day. First bundle demonstrates the technique of 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. 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. 

    Level: Beginners 

    Instructor: Denise Arcuri  bio 

    Materials fee: $30

    Non-member: $240

    Member: $200

    Materials provided by instructor: Mordants, dyes, cellulose fabric, written instruction


    Materials to bring to class: 

    Gloves thin medical exam gloves Dusk mask 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 cotten 3 yds or old cotten sheets. Wash cotten several times Micron pen can be bought Walmart, Joanns, Staples ( needs to be water resistant) Two old small kitchen towel sized rags 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

    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 cotton sheets. Wash cotton 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.




    • 13 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 7
    Register

    Explore the additional opportunities of Tunisian Crochet. Participants need to be able to chain, sc, dc and hdc already - this is an intermediate course. We will learn the Tunisian technique and then practice several different stitches. I will have the Tunisian crochet hooks and yarn for you to practice with. Just bring yourself and your desire to learn a new skill.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $5  for hooks and yarn

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Lynne Noble bio 

    What to bring/how to dress: Optional: 

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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.




    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 50
    Register

    Join us Thursday evening for a demonstration by Ceil Jensen of 'Slow Stitching with Tie-on Pockets.' 

    Tie-on pockets have historical and regional significance.  Ceil’s handworks, incorporating hand stitching, embroidery, and beading,  form part of an exhibit for her forthcoming book “Coral Beads and Poppy Seeds”.  

    • 17 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    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




    • 18 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
    Register

    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 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    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. 


    • 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. 



    • 21 Jun 2022
    • 05 Jul 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
    Register

    What exactly is Gouache Flat pattern? In this class you will learn how to create designs and patterns using gouache( opaque watercolor)on paper. This method is used for printing your design on fabric, from florals, geometric patterns to designs used to create a printed woven. You can also use it to make computer designs . You will learn how to mix colors and paint with gouache as well as how to create a tossed pattern, a half drop, an all over and square design. Did you ever wonder how a motif is repeated? I’ll teach you the formula used to create one. This class will give you useful techniques while creating your own unique style. It can be used in whatever your chosen fiber field of interest is. You will become a seasoned designer in no time.No experience necessary…just a desire to learn something new. At the end of this class you will have several painted designs, a completed repeat pattern, a block print or silk screened print on fabric using one of your chosen designs. I’m so excited to teach this class and hope you will be part of this experience.


    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $150

    Non members: $180

    Instructor: Camille Daunno bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: I will give you everything you will needy include, Bristol vellum paper( or watercolor paper) your own set of brushes( mixing brush and 2 round brushes, a set of gouache paints, tracing paper, pencils, erasers, blocks for printing, rollers, fabric, inks for printing

    Materials students should bring:  An apron to wear while printing or clothes that may get ink on them

    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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 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.



    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 8
    Register

    Explore the additional opportunities of Tunisian Crochet. Participants need to be able to chain, sc, dc and hdc already - this is an intermediate course. We will learn the Tunisian technique and then practice several different stitches. I will have the Tunisian crochet hooks and yarn for you to practice with. Just bring yourself and your desire to learn a new skill.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $5  for hooks and yarn

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Lynne Noble bio 

    What to bring/how to dress: Optional: 

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 29 Jun 2022
    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 3
    Register

    This class is all about creating and weaving a warp unique to your vision! You will work on pre-warped table looms with easy to apply fabric paints. On day one you will paint. Day two, you will weave using a simple weaving pattern and then take home your masterpiece. You can create a wall hanging or scarf. The finished piece will be approximately 8”x42”. Your instructors will also show you how to embellish your finished work with beads, needle felting or appliqué work!

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $35

    Instructor provided materials: Pre-warped table looms, paints, weft threads, appropriate handouts Looms, Warp, weft material, fabric paint, bobbins, shuttles.

    Student should bring: You should come with a few ideas in mind of what you want to paint. It can be impressionistic or realistic. Experience has taught us that having actual pictures from magazines or drawings you have made helps. Your instructors will help you choose what will translate best. Bring your lunch and something to drink on both days. Bring a notebook and pencil/pen to take notes. As this can be a little messy you may wish to either wear clothes that can get messy or an apron.

    Members: $ 200

    Non Members: $ 240

    Instructors: bio Judith Henry and Robin Brooks

    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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 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.



    • 02 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    • 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. This is a one day class experimenting with iron, copper sulfate and titanium oxalate on protein fiber. Fabric provided will be soured and mordanted with Potassium aluminum sulfate prior to class. Two eco-printed bundles will be printed by each student. The first will be a test example of botanicals dipped in iron , copper, and titanium oxalate. The second print is guided by using the first bundles results on a 14”x72” silk crepe scarf.

    Level: Beginners 

    Instructor: Denise Arcuri  bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Non-member: $120

    Member: $100

    Materials provided by instructor: Mordants, dyes, cellulose fabric, written instruction


    Materials to bring to class: Gloves thin medical exam gloves Dusk mask 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) Micron pen can be bought Walmart, Joanns, Staples ( needs to be water resistant) 3 old small kitchen towel sized rags 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 Smoke bush Coreopsis





    • 09 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    Show your love for books by learning to make a tiny book (1.75” x 2”) and turn it into a book necklace. We’ll make several different types of little books, all suitable for turning into book necklaces or putting on your tiny bookshelves. We will learn to tea dye the paper for the pages (that you can actually write on), add decorative end papers, use different colors of leather for binding, add tiny bookmarks, learn several ways to make closures and learn how to attach a chain or leather or ribbon for wearing.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $35

    Instructor provided materials: includes complete handouts, all paper, book boards, leather, glue, thread, decorative papers, jump rings, metal chains and use of tool kits. 

    Student should bring: Students need to bring: Sharp scissors for both paper and leather. If you are already a book binder, you may want to bring your favorite tool (put your name on everything)

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here



    • 14 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 5
    Register

    What is Shibori? Come and find out and have some fun with me while learning a new skill. In this class I will introduce the basic Shibori techniques. Each student will learn what Shibori is, the dyes used and 4 techniques to create beautiful patterns on your fabric. You will learn how to tie, stitch and clamp the fabric as well as learn how to do a pole wrap.you leave with fabric samples of each technique learned as well as a wearable scarf and a folder of information for you to practice at home. A more advanced level class will be offered at a later date.

    Level: All Levels

    Instructor will supply: all materials needed for class

    Materials Fee: $15.00 

    Students should bring: an apron

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: bio Camille Daunno

    CDC Safety Regulations

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    • 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. 



    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register

    This class explores clay paste resist and natural indigo dyeing. Learn to mix clay paste and a variety of application techniques, along with the chemistry of natural indigo and how to care for your vat. We will also discuss making clay from your local soil.

    Level: All Levels

    Instructor will supply: Indigo, clay, 2 cotton bandanas, paintbrushes 

    Materials Fee: $25.00 

    Students should bring: Well-scoured natural fiber, Mark making tools (blocks for block printing, favorite paintbrushes, screen printing screens, etc)

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: bio Kristin Arzt


    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 7
    Register

    The workshop will be even-count flat peyote stitch with size 8/0 glass seed beads. We will cover peyote stitch basics, ending/adding thread, maintaining appropriate thread tension and sizing the bracelet. The class period should allow most participants to complete the bracelet. For those who do not, the instructor will demonstrate all steps and techniques required and include detailed printed instructions for completing the project at home.


    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Sara Hall  bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: all materials needed for this project: beads, thread, needles and closures.

    Materials students should bring:  A personal light source (desk lamp or Ott light) is very helpful. Students may bring a favorite bead or button for the clasp, but instructor will also provide options for all.

    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 5
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    Wonder how to use up your stash yarn for another project? Combine weaving on unique clay frame for a wall hanging. Begin weaving a plain weave on a clay frame. You can embellish it with jewelry, buttons, fancy hand spun yarn, or any other item to make a creative piece. You will be able to select your own clay frame at the beginning of the class and bring your own different texture yarns to create your wall hanging. Some extra yarns will be available at no cost. 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee:  $35.00 for Clay frames which range in various small sizes and shapes- usually rectangle or square

    Students should bring: Various color of yarns that will blend together, scissors, tapestry needle, small crochet hook, jewelry , buttons, or any other small embellishments

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Marilyn Haas-Haseman

    • 04 Aug 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 12
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    Curious about spinning? This class is designed for the new spinner, or someone who needs a refresher on the basics. Learn about the workings of a spinning wheel and tools like the niddy noddy and lazy kate. Practice the motion of drafting (pulling) fiber and spinning it into yarn. Plying and finishing yarn will also be covered. You will leave this class with a skein of yarn that you've spun! A spinning wheel can be rented if you do not have one to bring.

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: $12 dollars for 3 ounces of spinning fiber 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Brandi Adcock  and Judi Jetson bios

    What to bring/how to dress: a spinning wheel or spindle

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 06 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
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    Beyond beginning marbling, come learn multiple step patterns which will intrigue the eyes!! Gothic, bouquet, fountain, and cathedral are just a few of the patterns we will learn. Come prepared to ask questions from your previous marbling experiences to gain insight into methods to solve small everyday problems. Required—one class of marbling instruction from any instructor.

    Level: Intermediate 

    Instructor: Pam Granger Gale  bio 

    Materials fee: $20

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

    Students should wear rubber soled shoes, smock or apron.


    • 06 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 07 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5