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WELCOME BACK! Here are somethings you need to know:

All in studio classes will be at our new 408 Depot St. #100 location. 

Cancellation policy:

Effective 7/23/2021

- 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 workshopWe 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

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. 

All visitors must have a face covering regardless of vaccination status. Click here for more info regarding CDC guidelines for Buncombe or surrounding counties.

WORKSHOPS

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




    • 03 Aug 2021
    • 28 Dec 2021
    • 42 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Come and join me for a needle felting interest group called Felt Along. In this group we will work on our personal needle felting projects and share different techniques and ways of felting. It will be a great couple of hours each week in August to get together with other needle felters to discuss new ideas and just have fun felting along with other people who enjoy this wonderful fiber art. This is NOT a needle felting class and not for someone who has never felted before

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring your needle felting supplies-felting foam or other base, wool, needles-as well as a current or new project that you are working on.

    Materials supplied by organizer: none

    Hosted by Beth Sellars


    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    • 6
    Register

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

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

              What to Bring: a working spinning wheel, niddy noddy

    • 07 Sep 2021
    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot St
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • 08 Sep 2021
    • 03 Dec 2021
    • 20 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    This 10-week, 20 session course will provide instruction on various sewing techniques for apparel, accessories, costumes and interiors. It is based on the sewing course offered at Savannah College of Art and Design, taught by former SCAD Professor of Fashion. The first part of the course will cover techniques. The later portion will include three individualized projects selected by the student. Upon completion, participants will be able to perform a comprehensive set of skills suitable for a variety of projects and entry into professional sewing. No experience necessary. This course has been discounted 25% off the regular price for individual classes so it's a great deal and wonderful opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sewing that will allow you to make and alter your own clothes as well as make basic home furnishings. Please ask Rachel (lori4rachel@gmail.com) for full curriculum details.

    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $750

    Non members: $1000

    Instructor: Rachel Stone  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor: 

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

    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 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 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
    Register

    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



    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC





    • 06 Oct 2021
    • 07 Oct 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Local Cloth 408 Depot St Asheville
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn to set up and keep an organic indigo vat in this two part, hands on class. We will explore the biochemistry of the organic vat and learn how to set up, trouble shoot, adjust and maintain your vat. Each person will create a vat that they can keep going for years. In part one we will set up the starter jar, learn about the unique requirements of the Indigo Vat and wait for it to reduce overnight. The next day  we will test our vats, do some simple shibori and ombre dyeing and talk about maintenance and trouble shooting.

    Level: Beginning

    Students should bring: a 2 quart glass jar, a 5 gallon plastic bucket  (preferably white) with a tight fitting lid (you will be transporting your vat back home so the lid needs to seal),  a small jar with a tight fitting lid and 3 or 4 marbles or stones. Fabric, yarn or small items of clothing to dye. You can use any natural fiber but it should be scoured unless you have purchased "ready to dye" fiber from a dye supplier. Rubber gloves, an apron, plastic bags to take your wet fiber home.

    Please email me at joycetromba@gmail.com if you have any questions about what to bring or how to scour your fiber.

    Instructor will supply: Indigo, fructose, calcium hydroxide, pH paper,  materials for shibori resist, handout with step by step instructions

    Materials Fee: $20 

    Registration: Members $100 Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    • 07 Oct 2021
    • 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.




    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    Register

    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

    • 10 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
    Register

    The interesting texture of the Bubble Boa felted scarf is created by shape resist dyeing techniques. In this class you will learn to felt using merino needle punch batts, choosing colors and size of your 'bubbles' (created from different rocks) and how to dye with this resist method. 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $20

    Instructor provided materials: Australian fine Merino needle felt batts, all tools, rocks, plastic, rubber bands, all felting and dye equipment needed, handouts

    Student should bring: waterproof apron or clothes that could get wet during felting, 2-3 old towels, sharp, pointed scissors

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen

    • 14 Oct 2021
    • 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.



    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 3
    Register

    This is a relatively quick and simple way of making a cloche, beret or flared brim style felt hat. Students will style felt hat. Students will learn how to manipulate the material and to understand the process and how it works.

    Level: All Levels

    Instructor will supply: wool, design elements, washboards, basins, hat blocks

    Materials Fee: $25 

    Students should bring: 3 pair panty hose queen size, 2 towels, scissors, tape measure

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio Vansanto

    CDC Safety Regulations

    • 17 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville, NC
    • 3
    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 motions of drafting (pulling) fiber and spinning it into yarn. Plying and finishing yarn will also be covered, if there is time. You'll leave this class with a skein of yarn from what you've spun. All tools provided, or bring your own wheel if you have one.


    Level: Beginner
    Materials Fee: $10 for fleece, use of handcards, niddy noddy, other tools. Spinning wheels available to rent.

    Students should bring: a working spinning wheel

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Judi Jetson

    CDC Safety Regulations

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 15
    Register

    Take your new hand spun or your favorite yarn and work to design a knitted shawl, scarf, or wrap- an interesting a fabric design adventure. Martha will provide directions for a variety of shapes and constructions.  Each knitter has the option of working on one or all of these (you will finish them at home). There is a bonus at the end of the day: for those spinners who bring a wheel and some fiber to spin, we will focus and discuss wheel set up for smaller smaller smallest yarns for shawl knitting.

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Martha Owen  bio 

    Materials fee: $40

    Materials provided by instructor: handouts and  optional yarn for purchase at variable cost

    Materials students should bring: Bring a sampling of your new hand spun yarns that need a job, wool or wool blends preferred (by Martha), in colors and weights you like. Bring a variety of knitting needle sizes in double pointed and circular.  Hand towel that can get wet, a box of T pins. 

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth
    Register

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

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

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

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




    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 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.



    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 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.




    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    There are sketchbooks and sketchbooks, but this particular lovely book has become my favorite and will be yours too! It opens totally flat, it can be made from easy to find materials, and best of all, it features a textile cover and you made it! We'll be making a 6" x 6" sketchbook in class with hard covers and 120 pages of multi-media paper. Once you make this book in class, you'll know how to make larger and smaller version with whatever paper you want! You'll learn all the book making basics and then some...picking the paper, gluing, piercing, sewing, all the fabulous bits that go into making a well-made, useful and enjoyable sketchbook/journal. I will be bring a tool kit for you to use and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures. Medium weight, smooth woven cotton type fabrics work the best.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $40

    Instructor provided materials: handouts and patterns, use of book binding kit, 90# multi-media paper torn to size glues and brushes waxed linen extra fabrics if needed cutting boards SW glue sheets, cover boards, end sheets, etc. All supplies needed to make sketchbook 

    Student should bring: sharp regular sized sewing scissors Favorite pieces of cotton (smooth medium weight) textiles 15" x 15" or fat quarter 

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen



    • 06 Nov 2021
    • 07 Nov 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Local Cloth
    • 7
    Register

    We'll cover everything you need to know about dyeing plant fibers - cotton, linen, tencel, rayon, hemp and silk - using fiber reactive dyes. These dyes are readily available and can be purchased online from ProChem, Jacquard or Dharma, or locally from EarthGuild in Asheville. Or you can pay the materials fee and the instructor will mail them to you. We'll begin by soaking your pre-washed fabric, garments or yarn in a soda ash mixture and mixing your dyes with hot water and urea. You'll learn ways to fold, tie or clamp your fabric and then squirt or pour dye onto your materials, or simply place them in a pot. You will leave everything to soak for 24 hours, and on Day 2 we'll cover how to rinse, wash and set your newly-dyed fabric.

    Virtual option - participants supply all equipment, and may purchase dye from instructor, will need to be shipped 5 days before class begins.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $15

    Students should bring: Pre-washed fabric or yarn, a bucket for soaking, saran wrap, clamps, string, rubber bands, plastic bags, gloves, apron.

    Note: students who take this class in person only need to bring their fabric or yarn; all other supplies are available in the Local Cloth studio.

    Registration: Members $35, Non-members $45

    Instructor: Judi Jetson


    • 09 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville NC
    • 8
    Register

    Acid dyes may sound scary to beginners, who imagine that the dyes themselves are caustic strong acids. In fact, the dyes are non-caustic, are sometimes non-toxic, and are named for the mild acid (such as vinegar) used in the dyeing process, and for the types of bonds they form to the fiber. Acid dyes are used to dye animal or protein fibers such as wool, mohair, alpaca, cashmere and silk. ProChem, Jacquard and Dharma are common companies that sell these dyes, which are also sold at EarthGuild in downtown Asheville. We will prepare our fiber - which can be cloth, fleece, roving or yarn - by soaking in a vinegar bath, prepare the dye by dissolving powder in hot water, apply dye to the fiber and then let the magic happen. We will use a variety of application techniques including immersion dyeing, painting, and dip dyeing. After the fiber has steamed for at least 45 minutes, it will be allowed to cool gradually. Lastly, we will unwrap and unveil our dyed samples and admire the results, sharing successes and imagining how things might turn out differently on the next try.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $15

    Materials provided by instructor: citric acid and 3 colors of dye

    Note - students signing up to take the class in person only need to bring their fiber - all other supplies are available in the Local Cloth studio. for shipping materials - student must sign up at least 5 days in advance. 

    Registration: Members $35, Non-members $45

    Students should bring: wool cloth, fleece, roving or yarn to dye, thick plastic for covering table top, gloves, apron, saran wrap, stainless steel pot (not for food), stainless steel steamer, crockpot, measuring spoons, stir sticks, empty yogurt cups (or something similar) for mixing dyes. 

    Instructor: Judi Jetson


    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 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 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 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 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 


    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • 14 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801


    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth
    Register

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

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

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

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




    • 19 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 8
    Register

    Have you been interested in the world of Gelli Plate printing and don't know where to start? Perhaps you know a little bit about the Gelli Plate world but want access to more tools, space, and ideas to work with? If the answer is yes, then this workshop is for you. Come and explore the world of Gelli Plates, learn the basics and more as we experiment with this versatile printing matrix for a day. You will be provided with a Gelli Plate and have access to different paint, inks, paper, and tools to help you experiment and create with this diverse medium.

    Level: Beginner 

    Instructor: Krista Skrede  bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: 5x7 Gelli plate, paint, brayers, paper, blank cards, stencils, small stamping blocks to carve, leaves, items to create texture.

    Students should bring:

    Necessary items: tube of white acrylic paint, tape, paper to print on (I will have some for you, bring a mix of good quality and not good quality), xacto knife and cutting mat, things to create texture and stencils (I will have some), interesting leaves, rubber stamps. Look around for everyday objects that create texture. Things that you might like but are not essential: A larger or smaller Gelli plate, acrylic paint (I will have the basics for you), hot glue gun for making stencils, fabric to print on.



    • 20 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    Participants will learn how to wet felt a flat brim hat with a short flat crown using a template and wool batts. Learn to make a seamless hat using a resist, a washboard and a hat block for shaping. Supplies will be provided and will also be available for purchase. 



    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Vasanto  bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: wool, template, embellishing materials, gross grain ribbon, hat blocks, basins washboards

    Materials students should bring:  a towel, a sponge and sharp scissorsdesign fiber, e.g. silk, mohair, other wool (optional)

    • 27 Nov 2021
    • 28 Nov 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

     Experience the joy of the ancient art form of painting on silk… create amazing patterns and designs as the dyes flow across the silk. No previous experience necessary.

    Part One: Learn the principals and basics of painting on silk. We will create samples and complete 1-2 small scarves. 

    Part Two: Continue expanding your skills with Faux Batik technique using soy wax, alcohol, water and salt to create and finish 1-2 silk scarves 14”x72” 

    Materials fee: $30

    Instructor provided materials: Silk to sample, scarves, dyes, and professional steaming to finish the work.


    Student should bring: Your imagination, gloves preferred, apron and lunch 

    Members: $ 150

    Non Members: $ 180

    Instructor: bio Joanna White

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 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.




    • 05 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Madder has been used used to dye textiles for thousands of years. Textile fragments dyed with madder were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. In this class we will explore the range of red and oranges produced by this magical root. We will first learn the best way to prepare both cellulose and protein fibers and then dye our samples in roots from my garden as well as madder extract. We will also talk about how to grow this easy to cultivate plant in your own yard.

    Level: All Levels

    Instructor will supply: Samples of protein and cellulose fabric and yarn, mordants and modifiers, madder, handout and supplies to make sample cards.

    Materials Fee: $20 

    Students should bring: apron, gloves, pencil

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio : Joyce Tromba

    CDC Safety Regulations

    • 06 Dec 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Learn how to weave a scarf using one continuous strand of yarn.

    What is continuous strand weaving?

    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. The process is simple to learn and is enjoyable for adults and children of any age.

     

    Continuous strand weaving has no separate warp and weft but uses one continuous strand of yarn. This instruction is a basic class on continuous strand weaving and can be used as an entry to more advanced techniques such as twill, lace, double weaves, inlay, tartans, and other color sequences, and for the designer.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee:  $5.00 for Instructional handouts

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Marilyn Haas-Haseman

    • 09 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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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

    Host: Beth Sellars  bio