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




    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    In this 2 day class you will learn how to warp a loom. Basic tapestry techniques will be taught which include weaving geometric and curved shapes and how to shade and blend colors on the loom. We will talk about tapestry terminology and the tools, equipment and yarns used in tapestry weaving. You will be weaving from the back of the loom in traditional Aubusson technique. You will take the loom home for a week and return for the 2nd day of class so we can review any new techniques you want to explore and also talk about designing a tapestry, making a cartoon and how to mount and present the finished piece. You should leave the class with the basic tools you need to further explore the wonderful medium of tapestry.


    Level: Beginner 

    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Betty Hilton-Nash  bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: Warp, weft, printed instructional handout, looms are available at Local Cloth, students will take the looms home for a week and return them on the last day of the class, a deposit will be collected on the loom rental for that week, and returned on the last day of class. If you have your own loom that you want to use it, please get in touch with Betty first.

    Materials students should bring: Scissors, ruler, a tapestry beater (ie. a heavy kitchen fork), design ideas (photos, drawings, etc.)

    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
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    We will learn New Needlepoint, which is very different from what our mothers, aunts or grandmothers taught us. We will make a sampler with a variety of different stitches, which can be used later to texture your future works.This sampler can be done in squares, rectangles or stripes with or without background and borders. Lots of choices to make so come prepared!

    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Martha Branden bio 

    Materials fee: $30

    Materials provided by instructor: Frame, canvas, needles, threader, small scissors, patterns

    Students should bring: Any threads appropriate for 14 mesh canvas which includes full skein cotton embroidery floss, pearl cotton or wool tapestry wool.

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
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    Create the most beautiful felted scarf ever by learning how to felt needle punch merino batts, resist dye background colors and use a special twist on the traditional Japanese Mokume resist process (no stitching). And then we'll over-dye the prepared scarf in a final intense dye bath, remove the resist tools and Voila! the most beautiful scarf ever.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $20

    Instructor provided materials: Australian fine merino needle punch batt, all dyes and chemicals, use of all tools, soap, etc., Handouts of directions and material suppliers

    Student should bring: waterproof apron or clothes that could get wet during felting

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    Silk Painting is an easy skill to learn and all levels are welcome ,from beginner to experienced painters.In this class you will learn how to layer your paints combined with special brushes,wax and stencils. The effects are gorgeous and the possibilities are endless.Each layer mixes color as well as a new technique. Challenge the designer in you and go home with a beautiful piece of wearable Art. 


    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Camille Daunno bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: Silk scarves, silk squares silk paints, silk dyes, wax ,brushes, boards to work on ,gloves, stencils

    Materials students should bring:  An apron and an iron

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 16 Oct 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    Learn the magic of eco-printing on paper with the use of mordants and modifiers. Then explore book binding and make simple stitched books with eco-printed or plain pages, cards and frameable pictures. This is a one and a half day class. On day one we will eco-print all the papers for our projects and on day two we will make several simple book structures: the long stitch exposed spine, star book and several versions of the simple pamphlet book.



    Level: Beginner 

    Members: 150

    Non Members: 180

    Instructor: Joyce Tromba and Denise Arcuri  bio 

    Materials fee: $20-25 dollars

    Materials provided by instructor: paper, mordants and modifiers, book making tools, linen thread, leaves

    Students should bring: Gloves thin medical exam gloves Dusk mask Apron Plastic spray bottle with 50% vinegar and 50% water Two old small kitchen towel sized rags 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, sassafras, cranesbill geranium, eucalyptus


    • 16 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 7
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    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. 



    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 6
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    Learning a new skill and having fun with either Mom or Dad adds up to a great morning. (1 parent or other relative needs to attend with child). Using nontoxic materials, we will create cards and and 2 t-shirts. This class will introduce young participants to use stenciling and stamping to create unique clothes and cards and hopefully building an interest in fiber arts!

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: $10 dollars for Non toxic inks and dyes, stamps, card stock, stencils

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Joan Berner bio

    What to bring/how to dress: 2 shirts to work on - do not use very dark backgrounds (sometimes they are harder to print over), wear apron or old cloths

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 05 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
    Register

    In this 2 day class you will learn how to warp a loom. Basic tapestry techniques will be taught which include weaving geometric and curved shapes and how to shade and blend colors on the loom. We will talk about tapestry terminology and the tools, equipment and yarns used in tapestry weaving. You will be weaving from the back of the loom in traditional Aubusson technique. You will take the loom home for a week and return for the 2nd day of class so we can review any new techniques you want to explore and also talk about designing a tapestry, making a cartoon and how to mount and present the finished piece. You should leave the class with the basic tools you need to further explore the wonderful medium of tapestry.


    Level: Beginner 

    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Betty Hilton-Nash  bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: Warp, weft, printed instructional handout, looms are available at Local Cloth, students will take the looms home for a week and return them on the last day of the class, a deposit will be collected on the loom rental for that week, and returned on the last day of class. If you have your own loom that you want to use it, please get in touch with Betty first.

    Materials students should bring: Scissors, ruler, a tapestry beater (ie. a heavy kitchen fork), design ideas (photos, drawings, etc.)

    • 30 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 8
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    Make a number of smaller felted pieces to (or slightly larger piece) to make a unique pillow cover for that special place that needs a punch of color or zing. If you have a pillow in mind being it for a making a pattern. the pillow top will be three layers, a prefelt, one layer of wool and a decorative nuno felt layer. We will also investigate adding embroidery on the top! A demo will be provided for making a completed pillow top as the fabric you make will probably be too wet to sew on.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee:  $20.00 for felting kit of nuno felt, wool and nuno felt fabrics, bubble wrap

    Students should bring: apron, towels, size of pillow to make (any pillow greater than 20" x 20" may require extra fees),

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor:  Joan Berner 

    • 02 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
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    If you love Shibori then this class is for you. Anyone can learn . Take your knowledge of Shibori to another level , although no prior experience is necessary. You will learn how to create patterns using simple stitching techniques, pulling the threads to create a resist then dying them in Indigo dye. Mokume,Ori-Nui and ne-maki to name a few. Learn to stitch on a fold ,do a basic running stitch or create a random pattern. The results are beautiful delicate patterns. 

    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Camille Daunno bio 

    Materials fee: 15 dollars

    Materials provided by instructor: 
     3 cotton squares
    Heavy cotton thread and needle
    Gloves,
    Indigo dye
    Students should bring an apron and hair dryer ( if you have one)
    Instructor will provide all other related supplies.

    Materials students should bring:  A hair dryer if you have one.

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 10
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    This is the first of three events focused on embroidery. We will take a brief historical journey of embroidery, looking a bit more closely at crewel work (17th and 18th century in Europe). We'll then follow the influence of crewel work on a unique group of women who formed the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework in Massachusetts just prior to WWI. You will use a kit that is provided to try your hand at this craft.
     

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: 15 for  kit for each participant that includes linen background and indigo dyed threads

    Students should bring : a notebook

    Registration: Members $15, Non-members $20

    Instructor: Lynne Noble bio 

    What to bring/how to dress: Optional: 

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 13 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
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    The Poppet Doll Class: Join me for a playful workshop to make the cutest little spirit doll ever! I'll teach you how to needle-felt the face — even if you've never needle-felted before. I’ll walk you through a straightforward, step-by-step process and you’ll be needle-felting in no time! You’ll make a sweet little face you’ll love. Then, you'll give your doll a body, add some magic, put on her big hair, and get her all dolled up. More than just a doll, these cute and quirky spirits are messengers. And the doll you make will have a message just for you. She’ll be a talisman, a guide. You’ll feel her power. 

    Level: Beginner 

    Members: 200

    Non Members: 240

    Instructor: Stacy Vajta  bio 

    Materials fee: $60

    Materials provided by instructor:  Wool, felting needles and pads.  Doll patterns and filling for doll,  extra material, scissors and yarn for hair in case it's needed. I'll have hair beads and various items for decorating the doll, including felt to make felt roses and thread and needles. I'll also have some crystals and stones for inside the doll. I have one sewing machine.

    Students should bringStudents will need to bring 1/2 yard of fabric to use for their doll body, matching thread, scissors and yarn for hair. The yarn that works best for hair is thicker yarn (Bernat blanket yarn, chunky homespun or T-shirt yarn is fun. Ribbons or cut fabric can work too). And although beads, baubles, crystals and stones will be available to decorate the doll, students want to bring special items for inside the doll such as small crystals or stones or decorations for the doll itself. There is a small amount of sewing to be done. There will be several sewing machine available, but you can bring your own machine as well. 

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    Solar Printing is a creative and easy technique in printing on fabric. In this workshop you will work with Cyanotype fabric as well as sun reactive Solar color dyes. You will create your own designs on a scarf, makeup case, and fabric squares . We will then take these designs and use fabric paint and stencils to create a unique overlay. The results are just gorgeous! Come and challenge your inner Artist and have some fun.

    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Camille Daunno bio 

    Materials fee: $15

    Materials provided by instructor:  Cyan fabric , makeup bag, scarf, cotton squares,Solar dyes, brushes, trays, stencils,f abric paints

    Materials students should bring:  An apron and an iron

    • 20 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
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    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. 



    • 04 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 8
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    Make a pair of wool, felted mittens, sized to your hand! Decorate with yarns or embroidery. Investigate putting in a knitted cuff if desired. Easy to make and warm for the winter!

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee:  $15.00 for prefelt, wool fibers, embroidery floss, bubble wrap

    Students should bring: apron, sponge, dawn detergent

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor:  Joan Berner 

    • 18 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. Monthly meetings cover a range of topics, including different techniques of hand spinning and fiber processing, how to use handspinning tools, and other topics as determined by the group. We will conduct a breed study, spinning and plying samples of various types of wool, mohair, alpaca, llama and rabbit raised in our Blue Ridge Mountains region. Sample donations are encouraged.

    Whenever possible, our members volunteer to demonstrate spinning at local events and educational outreach programs. 

    This is not a learn-to-spin group, but we welcome those new to spinning to come a half-hour early to get acquainted and request some help. 



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Asheville, NC 28801



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