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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8

    The Refinery (the building in which Local Cloth is located) is open on the first Friday of each month to celebrate the exhibition in the gallery, and to allow people to stroll through the building.  Local Cloth will be open, too.  From 5:00 – 8:00, all members are invited to come and meet up.  Some of you may wish to tackle UFOs.  Others may have items for show and tell.  And everyone can snack and chat.

    We’d love to fill the studio with all our fiber friends.  Come for some of the time, or all of the time.  Bring a snack to share, or just bring yourself, and of course, whatever you’d like to work on.

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 4
    Combine woven shibori, a loom controlled patterning system using temporary gathering threads, with silk noil and Lanaset dyes to create samples or a scarf. Bring your 4-8 harness loom dressed with a dummy warp 180 ends sett at 12epi (instructions and threading drafts will be provided) ready to tie on silk.  In addition to the aforementioned loom, participants will need to bring 2 shuttles, bobbins, warp separator (paper or sticks), scissors, seam ripper and other tools for weaving. A pickup stick longer than 15" is optional. Manual bobbin winders will be available. Learn the process. Handouts will support taking your new skills to your home studio.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $35 for silk noil warps (one per participant), silk weft, embroidery floss, dyes (including vinegar and sodium alginate), handouts, woven shibori samples, miscellaneous tools (plastic containers, brushes, cross holders, etc.)

    Registration: Members $300, Non-members $360

    Instructor: Neal Howard

    • 28 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 2
    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 - Judi Jetson and/or 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


    • 04 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register

    Learn to insert a zipper and make a useful pouch at the same time. You can choose a pencil case, toiletry bag, project bag, etc. The process is the same and once you learn the technique you can make lots of different pouches for yourself or as gifts.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $5 includes thread, needles, cutting mats, supplies

    Registration: Members $55, Non-members $65

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    • 12 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register

    Learn the basics of bookmaking structures and stitches in this introductory class. You will leave with 5 sample books and the knowledge to make many more books on your own.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $5 includes thread, needles, cutting mats, supplies

    Registration: Members $55, Non-members $65

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    • 17 Jan 2020
    • 16 Oct 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 17
    Register

    Learn all about natural dyes, mordants and ph, and how to prepare your fiber as well as how the indigo vat works. This is a lecture only class, you will not be dyeing, but after this class you will be prepared to join one of the study groups or take a hands on natural dye class.

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: $20 for each class.  Includes all dye materials, mordants, and modifiers. Participants in the workshop will provide a notebook and a small amount of wool or silk to dye.

    Registration: Members $15, Non-members $20

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba and Eileen Hallman

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register

    Learn to knit and purl, and then make a hat. You'll leave the class with a new skill and a warm head!

    Local Cloth studio supplies yarn and needles or participants can bring their own.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $0

    Registration: Members $55, Non-members $65

    Instructor: bio Lynne Noble

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register

    This Class will be a sampler of three felting techniques for beginners. We'll wet felt a coaster or two, nuno felt a small bag, and needle felt a small picture. We're sure that one of these types of felt making (or maybe all three) will be your next obsession.

    The instructor will provide all needed supplies. Students may bring a photo for inspiration.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $10

    Registration: Members $55, Non-members $65

    Instructor: bio Lynne Noble

    • 16 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 20
    Register

    Dyeing fibers with natural plant dyes is a fun, safe, and ecologically sustainable way of obtaining beautiful colors for your textiles. Learn how to do it yourself! We will go through the dyeing process step-by-step, and discuss the materials and the tools of the trade. We will also discuss various ways of obtaining your dyes: harvesting them from the wild, growing them in your garden, picking them up at your grocery produce aisle, or ordering them online. In this class, we'll dye some wool and silk, and participants get to bring samples home.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $20

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: bio Mari Stuart

    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 05 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11, Asheville NC
    • 0



    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 12 Apr 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11, Asheville NC
    • 0



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