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WELCOME BACK! Here are somethings you need to know:

We will be moving at the end of April. All in studio classes will be at our new Depot Street location. 

Cancellation policy:

Effective 1/1/2021

Local Cloth has temporarily suspended its cancellation policy on IN-PERSON classes. There will be no cancellation fee for any upcoming in-studio 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. 

Virtual classes have a NO CANCELLATION policy. We will be recording our classes, so if you can't make it we will send you the video to view at your leisure. 


WORKSHOPS

    • 13 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville, NC
    • 4
    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 


    • 15 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 16 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot St
    • 4
    Register

    Whether you create woven, felted or quilted cloth to make garments, everyone wants them to look great, show off your skills and FIT.  In this two day class, we will make a mannequin (either from duct tape or a Uniquely You mannequin) that accurately reflects your body shape and size.  In addition, we will go through exercises to recognize what looks good on you and make croquis to help you plan your garments.  We will concentrate on how to shape garments on a mannequin.  Visual depiction of a garment on a mannequin, that is my duplicate, helps me make design choices as well as save time from remaking of garments that don’t fit.  This class will allow you to design the garment in your head and see how it will look on you - and know that it fits.

    Level: Beginner, Basic sewing skills needed, no draping or drafting skills needed

    Materials fee: 0

    Students should bring:  T-shirt that will be destroyed in process, 3 large roll in duct tape - 2 solid colors, 2 smaller rolls with designs on them, OR a Uniquely You Mannequin kit (Wawak sewing supplies), computer or iPad, colored pencils, notebook, 5 yards inexpensive, narrow flat braid, 5 yards muslin, sewing machine, thread, pins, hand sewing needles, tape measure, paper and cloth scissors, 5 yards gridded interfacing

     

    Registration:

    Members $200 Non-members $ 240

    Instructor:  Bio Joan Berner

    • 20 May 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.


    • 20 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Have you ever wondered where people buy unique buttons these days? How someone else interpreted the directions to a pattern, or how it looks in a different fabric? Local Cloth is forming a new group for people interested in sewing from patterns.  Each month we will bring our garments, accessories, and other sewing projects to share information and learning techniques.  The first meeting will be on May 20th at 1PM at the new Local Cloth home in the River Arts District.   If you have questions or comments, please contact Deb Holden at 608-698-3891



    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.

    • 22 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot St
    • 7
    Register

    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

    • 27 May 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.



    • 03 Jun 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.




    • 03 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 04 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
    Register

    Are you ready for some new spring style and to take your cotton canvas sneakers to a whole new level? If so, this will be the class for you. We will take your new or used white cotton sneakers and sprinkle, paint or dabble on some great colors! We will be using Fiber Reactive Dyes and ice for this project, so there can always be an element of surprise in how your finished sneakers turn out. On the first day we will be preparing for dyeing and applying dye to your sneaks as well as covering with ice. Day 2 is for rinsing and revealing our new shoes! You can also dye a cotton baseball cap, scarf or a cami at the same time. You will finish by 3 on the second day.

    Level: beginner

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Beth Sellars  bio 

    Materials provided by instructor: Ice and a kit of fiber reactive dyes, soda ash, tray and a paintbrush.

    Materials students should bring: An old shirt that you don't care if you get stain on. Cotton canvas tennis sneakers and a couple of other cotton items that you might want to practice on.

    Materials fee: $20


    • 10 Jun 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 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 


    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street Asheville
    • 7
    Register

    If you are interested in learning about getting beautiful color from plants and fungi, this class will give you the basics. We will explore different types of pigments in natural dyes, natural dye chemistry, and how to prepare your fiber to get the best results on both cellulose and protein fibers. You will also learn about some easy natural dye plants to grow in your garden and what equipment and supplies you need to get started on your natural dye journey. This is a lecture only class, you will not be dyeing, but after this class you will be prepared to join the Natural Dye study groups or take a hands on natural dye class.

    Mask wearing and social distancing will be observed.

    Members: $22

    Non Members: $27

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    Introductory course for people curious about machine sewing. We will explore your machine's capabilities, how to work stitches, needle options, threading, tension settings, bobbin winding and more. Upon completion, students will be ready for beginning sewing projects of all kinds.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Rachel Stone  bio 

    Materials provided by instructor: None

    Materials students should bring: Students should bring their sewing machine, spool(s) of "sew-all" thread, bobbin(s), scissors, scrap fabric(s) and an extension cord. All supplies can be purchased locally at Asheville Cotton Co. or Joanne Fabrics and Crafts. Second hand sewing machines can be found at yard sales, thrift stores, on Craigslist and Ebay.

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


    • 12 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 13 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    Register

    On the first day of this class you will learn how to prepare paper for eco printing and use leaves and flowers to make beautiful permanent prints. We will make small samples of our books structures while we wait for our papers to steam. On day two we will use the our papers to make 6  simple book forms: 2 options of the pamphlet stitch book, an accordion book, a star book and a Japanese stab binding.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $8

    Instructor provided materials: Stonehenge printing paper for covers, mordants and modifiers, plant material, book making supplies

    Student should bring: Paper for pages (any text weight paper about 50 pieces), decorative paper odds and ends or card stock for sample books, acid free glue stick, sharp pencil, plant material (list of suitable plants will be sent), long see thru ruler, x-acto knife, bone folder if you have one, awl, scissors, tapestry needle, waxed linen thread or embroidery floss. Optional: buttons, ribbon, cording for closures. 

    Members: $ 150

    Non Members: $ 180

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    • 15 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 3
    Register

    In this full day class students will explore the world of block printing on fabric and paper. We will design and carve print blocks and experiment with printing them on different materials. Students will learn how to print blocks using one or more colors. There are so many wonderful things that can be created! Students are encouraged to bring some ready made objects (napkins, tea towels) so they can leave with a completed project. The goal for this class is for students to feel comfortable with the basics of printing on fabric and paper so they can continue printing at home.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Krista Skrede  bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: Ink, linoleum cutter, print blocks, paper, small amount of cotton fabric, some ready made items, note cards and handouts.

    Materials students should bring: Enough fabric (cotton, linen, knit) to experiment with printing. Please bring cellulose fabric, cotton and linen. This is to make sure you can heat set the fabric properly. Fabric should be lighter in color, tighter in weave (not gauzy) and not overly textured. Preprinted fabric is OK, but not ideal. Please make sure your fabric has been washed and ironed. Students should also bring T pins, tape, ruler (clear quilting ruler is best), pencil, scissors, X-acto knife, sharpie marker, inspiration material. Some ready made objects like t-towels, napkins, cards, etc. to print on.


    • 17 Jun 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.



    • 18 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 8
    Register

    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.



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

    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. 


    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 8
    Register

    Are you curious about all the methods of spinning and when to use them? This class will explore several different techniques: long draw, inch worm, woolen vs worsted, spinning from the fold and short forward draw. We will also discuss several types of fiber preparation and how to spin to a desired weight for lace, socks, a sweater or a hat.

    Level: Intermediate

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Judi Jetson  bio 

    Materials provided by instructor: all yarn will be supplied by the instructor. Handcards, combs, a drumcard and hackle will be available for students to try.

    Materials students should bring: Students must bring a working spinning wheel, and are encouraged to bring their favorite fiber prep tools.

    Materials fee: $25


    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    • 5
    Register
    Natural Dye Workshop with Michel Garcia | HandEye

    The Natural Dye  Study Group is back. We are so excited to be able to meet again in person and we are starting off with three fabulous Indigo  topics. In June we will explore a clay paste resist that will be used in combination with an indigo vat. This results in a blue and white textile known as "blue calico". ( photo from http://handeyemagazine.com/content/natural-dye-workshop-michel-garcia).

    In July and August we will be using fresh indigo, check the listings for the details.

    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 independent research so you can have a satisfying experience.


    What to BringParticipants can review recipe 32 in Catherine Ellis’s book, as well as the description on page 95 in  The Art and Science of Natural Dyes. Bring washed cellulose fiber to make samples. Stencils, stamps silkscreen and /or stiff paint brush will be used to make the resist pattern.

    Hosted by Denise Acuri

    Social distancing and mask wearing will be observed.  

    • 24 Jun 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.



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

    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.




    • 27 Jun 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
    Register

    This workshop will teach you how to spin using different methods of plying, and we'll discuss when to use them. Spinning from a center pull ball, navajo or chain plying, cabled yarn, and singles will be discussed, in addition to the more traditional 2-ply and 3-ply. We'll also discuss how to finish your handspun, including thwacking.

    Level: Intermediate

    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Judi Jetson  bio 

    Materials provided by instructor: fleece and roving

    Materials students should bring: a working spinning wheel, a niddy noddy, lazy kate, ball winder

    Materials fee: $25


    • 01 Jul 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.




    • 03 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 7
    Register

    Introductory course for people curious about leather work. The class will cover leather types, sourcing, cutting, finishing, beveling/burnishing edges and basic assembly with rivets and Chicago screws. Student will gain an understanding of how to make a variety of strap leather accessories - belts, pet collars/leashes, keychains and more.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Rachel Stone  bio 

    Materials fee: $20 for full kit

    Materials provided by instructor: All materials supplied by instructor - naked vegetable tanned leather (Wickett & Craig 8-10oz. tooling), buckle (hand made stainless steel or brass), gum tragacanth, finishing wax, wool for buffing, rivets and/or Chicago screws. Instructor's tools will be available for use in class. Students may also bring their own buckle, leather and/or assembly hardware. Hand stitching will not be covered in his class.

    Materials students should bring: Nothing required. If students bring their own supplies, the material fee can be adjusted/waived.


    • 06 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 408 Depot St
    • 6
    Register

    Learn how to use a knitting machine in this introduction to flat bed knitting. The students will have an opportunity to do a number of simple projects on a mid-gauge knitting machine. Students will learn to cast-on, knit, bind off and do short rows on the machine. All materials will be supplied. No knitting experience needed. 

    Level: Beginner

    Materials fee: 20

    Students do not need to bring anything

     

    Registration:

    Members $200 Non-members $ 240

    Instructor:  Bio Lori Helms

    • 08 Jul 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 Jul 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    Register

    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 having a pattern that is balanced on each side, Cut Strand weaving is different. The technique of weaving over and under is the same, however you use on stand of year for each row. This is a great way to use up your leftover yarn. You can mix and match your yarns for a colorful, very unique triangle scarf. There still is no elaborate planning or warping yarns. You weave as you go. The process is simple to learn and is enjoyable for adults and children of any age. Basic continuous weaving experience is helpful, but not necessary.

    Level: Intermediate

    Instructor: Marilyn Haas-Haseman  bio 

    Materials fee: $5

    Students should 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 than follow directions above 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).

    • Crochet or weaving hook- preferably 5.25 mm/6-inch size or larger and one small one to crochet at edges. Amazon • Scissors • Hair Pic • Blunt needle (like used in darning)

    • Comfortable shoes (you will initially be standing as you weave and then later sitting).

    • Bring a lunch, drink, and snack.



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

    Making a pattern from your favorite knit top or tunic. It’s your favorite knit top and you'd love to have it in different colors and prints. You know it fits you. Maybe you just want it a little longer or shorter. Choose a garment that has no more than five pattern pieces. Front , back , sleeve and maybe cuff and neck band. This class is focused on the techniques and steps to copying your favorite knit top or tunic. Students will have a finished pattern at end of class. There is no sewing construction in this class. Information on different types of knits and suggestions for what types would work well for each students pattern will be covered in class. Please send Denise (deniseacuri@msn.com)a picture of the top you want to copy before the class.

    Level: Beginners 

    Instructor: Denise Acuri  bio 

    Materials fee: $5

    Materials provided by instructor:  brown paper

    Participants should bring: Garment knit top or tunic you would like to copy French curve (wawak.com described as 4 in 1 styling design ruler). Can also be bought at Joanns Thin clear straight edged ruler ( wawak.com described as westcott 2”x 18” beveled plastic ruler). Can also be bought at Joanns dritz Needlepoint tracing wheel can be obtained at Wawak.com Straight pins A dozen sharpened pencils White eraser Tape measure


    • 15 Jul 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.



    • 17 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
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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. 


    • 18 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 8
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