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    • 26 Jan 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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 (from 6 - 6:30pm) to get acquainted and request some help. Our meetings will be held in person at the Local Cloth studio, and members who wish to attend virtually will receive a Zoom link.



    • 29 Jan 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
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    Members! Join us via Zoom for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

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

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

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


    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    • 5
    Register

    With the ecological challenges our world is facing, now more than ever, mushrooms are a vital and relevant queendom to understand, cultivate, and forage. Mushrooms are a great alternative to cellulose-based paper. Using polypore mushrooms and DIY paper making techniques participants will make their own mycopaper in addition to learning how to find, and ethically forage, for paper-friendly mushrooms. There will be a pre-recorded material prep segment and a live papermaking virtual session.

    Members: $22

    Non Members: $27

    Instructor: bio Nica Rabinowitz

    No material fee. Participants must purchase/collect their own.

    Will need to have: wooden picture frame, mesh screen, industrial stapler


    • 05 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
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    Members! Join us via Zoom for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

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

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

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


    • 06 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    • 10
    Register

    The class explores Stranded Colorwork Knitting…including Fair Isle motifs and techniques. This is a beginning class for knitters who are fascinated with what can be accomplished using only two colors per one round. Warning: this is an extremely addictive form of knitting!


    Covered in class:

    Brief history of stranded colorwork knitting

    Holding yarns on two hands

    Read ing charts

    Catching long floats

    Adding new yarns, securing old yarns

    Yarn dominance

    Homewor:

    Cast on 80 sts with light color yarn. Join to knit in round.
    Knit 3 rounds.

    Handouts provided before class.

    Supplies Students Need: 2 colors...one light, one dark. Worsted or DK weight yarn... solid or tonal colors, no novelty

    2-24" circular needles OR 1-16" circular needle OR 1 set double pointed needles in appropriate size for yarn selected.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials you'll need:  Handouts will be provided before class.

    Registration: Members $30, Non-members $40

    Instructor: Varian Brandon



    • 07 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    Discover the magic of the folded paper hinge to create fun pop-up wonders, adding real 3D depth to your art, drawings, photographs, poetry, collage, and more. We'll build a range of amazing structures, from clever cards just in time for Valentine's day, to a multi-layered, accordion-fold diorama within its own hard book cover. All skill levels welcome.

    Level: Beginning

    Registration: Members $70, Non-members $90

    Instructor: Jen Swearington 

    Materials list:  SwearingtonPopUpClassFeb2021.pdf


    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 3
    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 


    • 12 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

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

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

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


    • 19 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

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

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

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


    • 21 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    This class continues our journey into stranded colorwork knitting. We will be working on a headband with a classic Fair Isle motif which can be expanded into a hat for those who just can’t stop this addictive form of knitting.

    Covered in class:

    Pattern overview

    Reading charts - review

    Adding new yarns, securing old yarns - review

    Adapting classic Fair Isle motifs

    Color placement

    Homework:

    Cast on 140 sts. Join to knit in round. Knit 3 rnds.

    Materials

    Handouts provided before class.

    Supplies Students Need

    3 colors...Main Color (MC) 70 yds, Contrast Color (CC) 50 yds, Accent Color (25 yds). DK weight yarn...solid or tonal colors, no novelty
    2-24" circular needles OR 1-16" circular needle OR 1 set double pointed needles in appropriate size for yarn selected.

    Registration: Members $30, Non-members $40

    Instructor: Varian Brandon



    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us via Zoom for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  Every Friday for the foreseeable future from 4-6pm.

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

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

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


    • 10 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 31 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    • 10
    Register
    Don’t know what to do with that beautiful piece of hand-dyed fabric? Maybe you have a vintage table runner that needs a new life. How about that partial skein of yarn that isn’t enough for a project, but is too beautiful to toss? Discover the art doll as a means of creative expression for textile and fiber lovers. In this class we will learn the basics of constructing a stump doll. We will explore design principles, sources of inspiration, and methods for adapting various materials to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind figure. These figures will be constructed primarily of cloth, but mixed-media options will be discussed. A working sewing machine and basic sewing skills are required.

    Level: Beginner

    Materials fee: $25 for Pattern, fabric for head and hands, stand, stuffing

    Registration: Members $60, Non-members $80

    Instructor: Ann Hord-Heatherley

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 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 


    • 08 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 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 


    • 13 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 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
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 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 


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