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Fiber Farmer Listening Session - Local Cloth

  • 01 Mar 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Local Cloth Studio, 408 Depot St, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801
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Calling all FIBER FARMERS of the Blue Ridge Fibershed:

If you are a fiber farmer, located within a 100 mile radius of Asheville, NC, it's time to gather! We want to put YOU on the map.

The Fiber Farmer Listening Sessions are an opportunity to:

* Become part of a new online map and database of fiber farmers in our region
* Discuss what resources you need to be successful and grow your market
* Contribute fiber samples to a sample book that will be shared with our region's fiber artists and designers
* Drop off a sample of your washed fiber for assessment with a micron tester and learn about its potential for value-added goods
* Learn about the possibility of selling fiber to Local Cloth for the Blue Ridge Blankets

This event is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

About the location: The Local Cloth Studio is a multi-use space, featuring a retail shop of local fiber crafts, workshop space, residential studio space, a dye lab and natural dye garden.

Guest Speakers: Dana Brown: WNC AgOptions Grants; Julie Wilson: Agritourism, Grant Recipient

What to Bring: 

  • Come prepared to share about your farm: the fiber type you raise, how you are selling and processing your fiber, resources you have for scouring, shearing and skirting, what mills you are using, etc.

  • Bring your questions, needs and dreams for your fiber farm. 

  • A notebook and pen to take notes. 

  • If you’d like to have a sample of your fiber assessed with a micron tester, please bring a washed, clean sample (no VM), with a small sample from shoulder, rib and britch for an overall reading, in a labeled zip lock bag.  $5/sample. 5 or more = $3/sample. Samples will be processed at the Fiber Farmers Day on April 22nd and reports will be emailed shortly after.  

  • If you’d like us to include your fiber in our regional fiber sample book, please bring 2 oz of your washed fiber. 

Local Cloth, Inc.

408 Depot Street, #100

Asheville, NC 28801

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