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WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If your notice of withdrawal is received at least 14 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 14 days before the start of your workshop. We 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.
  • To cancel a registration or for questions, email workshops@localcloth.org.

WORKSHOPS

    • 24 Feb 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • 25 Feb 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 0
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    Katazome is a Japanese stencil dyeing technique. It is a rice flour resist paste. And it is a unique and fairly old process used to dye cloth. This dyeing technique utilizes natural materials – paper, rice paste and indigo. Katazome means ‘repeat dyeing”, referring to the use of a stencil to create a repetitive pattern. Traditional Katazome designs feature natural motifs, such as flowers and birds

    We will spend the first day learning how Katazome is made. And then we will create patterns onto fabric. You are encouraged to bring natural fiber clothing or cloth from home. Each person can bring up to 4 items. We should have plenty of materials. I will also provide white fabric from upcycled cotton sheets to practice on. 

    We will use stencils and kitchen spatulas to apply the kataxome paste onto the fabric. And then it needs to dry overnight. So we will resume the following day to dye our clothes/cloth. 

    Day 2, I will mix up an indigo vat which you all are encouraged to participate in. We will mix up a new vat so you can see the process. And I will have a ready-made vat too so we can jump right in. I will have disposable gloves available for some easy indigo dyeing. But if you would like to bring more sturdy gloves, there’s a better chance you won’t become blue. 

    By the end of day 2, you will be able to take home your items. We will wash and spin them enough to transport them home. But you will want to wash them again at home. 

    MATERIALS FEE: 15 dollars for  the paste and indigo

    LEVEL: Beginner

    REGISTRATION: Members: $100 , Non-members $120 

    INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Woodruff

    WHAT TO BRING / HOW TO DRESS: Bring up to four white clothes/sheets/fabric, etc from home. As long as the material is made of a natural fiber: cotton, linen, wool (fabric), silk, etc

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    Interested in a Local Cloth scholarship? Apply here!

    • 27 Feb 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    Circular Weaving offers a wonderfully meditative weaving practice as you travel around the loom. Curious about this type of weaving or new to weaving? This full-day Introduction to Circular Weaving class covers the basic techniques of weaving on a circular loom. During the class, we’ll cover how to create yarn butterflies for weaving, how to warp a hoop loom, and some of the basic circular weaving techniques, including tabby, soumak, inlay and free form, which you can use in all types of weaving projects. You’ll leave the class with your very own circular weaving! This intro class is perfect for beginners and individuals with some weaving experience.

    Level: Beginning 

    Instructor: Courtney LaCaria  bio 

    Members: $100

    Non Members: $120

    Materials fee: $30

    Materials provided by instructor: Circular Weaving Kit includes: 10” Hoop Loom, cotton yarn for warp, 6 colors of yarn and 2 colors of roving for weft (*customizable), tapestry needle, and weaving pick.

    Students should bring: Scissors

    • 28 Feb 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    In this class you will complete a 5" x 7" picture, that is ready to frame. You can chose your landscape scene from several options that are available.

    Level: Beginning 

    Instructor: Claudia Lemacks

    Members: $50

    Non Members: $60

    Materials fee: $10

    Materials provided by instructor:  Prefelt, foam work surface, needles and various wool colors.

    Students should bring: nothing

    • 02 Mar 2024
    • 03 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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     Join Leigh Hilbert, one of the founders of Open Studio Patterns, in a two day workshop focusing on the construction of their Shop Pant. With a fitted high waist, roomy thigh, tapered leg, and plenty of deep pockets, these pants will quickly become your favorites. Together the class will tackle the challenges of fitting and a zip fly, so that students will leave confident in building future pants. 


    Level: Confident beginner: Students should have solid knowledge of the sewing machine, and be confident with basic skills such as sewing straight lines, darts, and buttonholes.


    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Leigh Hilbert  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor: none

    Materials students should bring: All students should purchase the Open Studio Shop Pant in their size (https://openstudiopatterns.com/patterns/p/shop-pant) and put the pattern together or have it printed at a copy shop. All materials listed on the instruction sheet, including button, zipper, and thread. Stone Mountain and Daughter and Village Fabrics are both good sources for canvas. Sewing machine and basic sewing tools.

    Interested in a Local Cloth scholarship? Apply here!

    • 10 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    In this half day class we will explore the beautiful but simple technique of paste paper. Paste paper is a traditional surface design technique dating back to the 16th century. Using simple tools and materials you can create endless patterns on paper. Use your paper for bookmaking, collage or any other paper craft.

    Level: Beginning 

    Instructor: Joyce Tromba

    Members: $50

    Non Members: $60

    Materials fee: $15

    Materials provided by instructor: paper, paint, paste, tools

    Students should bring: Two large sponges, a roll of paper towels, apron

    • 12 Mar 2024
    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 0
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    Katazome is a Japanese stencil dyeing technique. It is a rice flour resist paste. And it is a unique and fairly old process used to dye cloth. This dyeing technique utilizes natural materials – paper, rice paste and indigo. Katazome means ‘repeat dyeing”, referring to the use of a stencil to create a repetitive pattern. Traditional Katazome designs feature natural motifs, such as flowers and birds

    We will spend the first day learning how Katazome is made. And then we will create patterns onto fabric. You are encouraged to bring natural fiber clothing or cloth from home. Each person can bring up to 4 items. We should have plenty of materials. I will also provide white fabric from upcycled cotton sheets to practice on. 

    We will use stencils and kitchen spatulas to apply the kataxome paste onto the fabric. And then it needs to dry overnight. So we will resume the following day to dye our clothes/cloth. 

    Day 2, I will mix up an indigo vat which you all are encouraged to participate in. We will mix up a new vat so you can see the process. And I will have a ready-made vat too so we can jump right in. I will have disposable gloves available for some easy indigo dyeing. But if you would like to bring more sturdy gloves, there’s a better chance you won’t become blue. 

    By the end of day 2, you will be able to take home your items. We will wash and spin them enough to transport them home. But you will want to wash them again at home. 

    MATERIALS FEE: 15 dollars for  the paste and indigo

    LEVEL: Beginner

    REGISTRATION: Members: $100 , Non-members $120 

    INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Woodruff

    WHAT TO BRING / HOW TO DRESS: Bring up to four white clothes/sheets/fabric, etc from home. As long as the material is made of a natural fiber: cotton, linen, wool (fabric), silk, etc

    Optional: Katazome kits will also be available for sale for $50. These kits include ingredients for making Katazome, tea towel, stencil, spatula, and ingredients for a small indigo vat. These kits are not required for the class but an option to take home the materials to keep honing your skills!

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    Interested in a Local Cloth scholarship? Apply here!

    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    As a moving meditation, the process of weaving has a magical way of helping us to get out of our heads to simply “be,” and experience flow when working the loom. For me, weaving has helped me to see firsthand the connection between my mind and body and how one impacts the other. It has also helped me to slow down and enjoy the process just as much, if not more, than the piece of art that I create. The goal of this class is to share this magic with you!

    This Introduction to Weaving class covers the basics of how to weave using a lap loom (which you can take anywhere!) and incorporates elements of mindfulness. We’ll start with a weaving gratitude practice that will serve as the inspiration for our woven projects. Then, we’ll warp our looms and start weaving our designs, incorporating several basic weaving techniques, including twining, tabby, soumak, free-form and rya. Finally, we’ll learn how to clean the backside of our weaving project and finish them off using a hanging rod. You’ll leave with a hanging tapestry (designed by you!) and a weaving gratitude practice that you can continue on your own after the class.

    Don’t have a loom or weaving materials? The Complete Weaving Kit has everything you need to get started!

    Level: Beginning 

    Instructor: Courtney LaCaria  bio 

    Members: $100

    Non Members: $120 dollars

    Materials fee: $95 for a Complete Weaving Kit (16" x 20" Handmade Wooden Lap loom that will be used in class; cotton warp thread; six colors of yarn, two colors of roving and rope for fringe for weaving (*can customize); shuttle; shed stick; comb; needle; and wooden rod to hang your weaving). Please note that if you have your own loom and yarn you do not have to purchase the kit. Please email Courtney(courtney@localcloth.org) to check that you have the needed materials.

    Materials provided by instructor: see above

    Students should bring: If you choose the kit with yarn, you only need to bring a sharp pair of scissors. If you already having weaving supplies or will purchase your own weaving supplies, please bring what is listed in the materials section as well as scissors, a strong cotton yarn for the warp and assorted yarn for the rest of the weaving.

    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
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    Make a cute wooly owl in this class! No previous experience needed. You will be able to create an owl that you will bring home. Several designs are available. The teacher will supply everything you will need. The supplies are yours to keep and include a foam felting pad, needles and wool, as well as informational handouts.

    Level: Beginning 

    Instructor: Claudia Lemacks

    Members: $50

    Non Members: $60

    Materials fee: $5

    Materials provided by instructor:  All materials provided! Foam work surface, needles and various wool colors.

    Students should bring: nothing

    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 0
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    In this 2 day class you will learn how to warp a loom. Basic tapestry techniques will be taught which include weaving geometric and curved shapes and how to blend colors on the loom. We will talk about tapestry terminology and the tools, equipment and yarns used in tapestry weaving. You will be weaving from the back of the loom in traditional Aubusson technique. You will take the loom home for a week and return for the 2nd day of class so we can review any new techniques you want to explore and also talk about designing a tapestry, making a cartoon and how to mount and present the finished piece. You should leave the class with the basic tools you need to further explore the wonderful medium of tapestry.


    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Betty Hilton-Nash

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: Warp, weft, printed instructional handout, looms are available at Local Cloth. If you have your own loom that you want to use, please get in touch with Betty first.

    Materials students should bring:  Scissors, a tapestry beater (heavy kitchen fork), ruler, a small hand or stand mirror is possible, the instructor will have some.

    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 1
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    If you have been interested in natural dyeing but are overwhelmed by all the terminology, preparation and techniques this class is for you. Learn all about natural dyes, mordants, pH, how to prepare your fiber for dyeing as well as how the indigo vat works. 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 one of the study groups or take a hands on natural dye class.

    Members: $35

    Non members: $45


    Instructor: Joyce Tromba

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor: Handout

    Materials students could bring: Notebook

    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    Register

    Do you have a collection of cherished buttons that you're looking to give a new purpose? Combine your favorite and unique buttons with a touch of macramé to create a truly mesmerizing necklace that holds sentimental value.

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Skill level: Beginner



    Instructor: Julie Bagamary bio 

    Materials fee: $10

    Materials provided by instructor: Button Reamer, Fray Check, Glue & Masking tape

    Materials students should bring: Four 8 foot pieces of Braiding Cord, 70 - 80 Buttons, 20 - 30 beads with opening to thread through braiding cording.

    • 24 Mar 2024
    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street
    • 7
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    In this workshop, students will be utilizing intermediate needle-felting techniques to craft a small hummingbird ornament. We will be using some more advanced techniques such as color blending in order to capture the immense range of colors found in the feathers of these dazzling little birds. Ideally students will have some previous experience with needle-felting and feel comfortable creating basic 3D shapes, and applying details.

    Level: Intermediate

    Member: $150

    Non-Member: $180

    Instructor: Daniel Baron

    Material Fee: $20

    Materials provided by teacher: Wool, and back rings

    Students must bring: Felting Needles, and a felting block

    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 3
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    Whether you're attracted to the natural colors of wool, the bright colors of dyed braids or just want to learn to make the yarn you've drooled over in the store, this is the class for you. Or perhaps you have sheep and want to learn how to use their wool, learning to spin your own yarn can be is a game changer. Imagine having the perfect yarn for every weaving or knitting project. Now, imagine having that option at a much more economical cost. Game changer! Suitable for both complete beginners and as well as those not-so-new who need a little more guidance, this class will cover the types and parts of a spinning wheel and which may be right for you. Other topics include tools, cost, drafting, plying, carding and finishing. Most of the time will be spent working on the wheels and learning to use fiber tools. Once everyone is comfortable at the wheel and practicing, I will work one-on-one with students. My goal is to send you home with a plied skein of yarn. Judi recommends that you  practice treadling a spinning wheel - both forward and backwards - prior to the class.

    Students should bring: Bring your own spinning wheel, if you have one. If you have clean fleece, or a braid you want to try spinning, you can bring that, too

     Materials Fee : 5 dollars: You'll receive a variety of animal fibers - wool, mohair, alpaca - in both natural and dyed colors. We can loan you a wheel for the class if you don't have one.

    Level: Beginner


    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor bio: Judi Jetson & Elizabeth Strub


    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    Interested in a Local Cloth scholarship? Apply here!


    • 31 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    • 12
    Register

    Explore the incredible diversity of North American waterfowl through needle-felting! This course is ideal for those both interested in learning about our native ducks, loons, grebes and other water-associated bird species, and learning beginner felting techniques. Students will work with the instructor to create small (no more than 2-3 in. long), three-dimensional bird sculptures. In addition, participants will receive bountiful unsolicited facts about our local birds from the instructor!

    Level: Beginning

    Member: $100

    Non-Member: $120

    Instructor: Daniel Baron

    Material Fee: $25

    Materials provided by teacher: Wool, felting needles and workpad.

    Students must bring: Felting pads and needles if they already have them. If so, materials fee is $15. If students are looking to get their own needles or work pads, both Local Cloth and Earth Guild have stock. I recommend getting at least one of each of the individually packaged needles from Earth Guild. The foam block at either Earth Guild or Local Cloth will be sufficient for learning but students could also purchase pads from online stores. The felted wool working pads are the best but are only sold online and are pricier.

    • 05 Apr 2024
    • 07 Apr 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 4
    Register

     Take a deep dive into Natural Dyeing on cellulose and protein fibers.   Learn to successfully use natural dyes to produce clear, long lasting colors on a variety of fibers. You will learn the important steps of fiber preparation: scouring and mordanting that is so important in achieving good results with natural dyes. We will the extract our dyes from the raw plant materials, dye the fibers and finally explore post dye modification and over dyeing which extends the range of hues from our primary colors. We will make 12 different dye baths to get a rainbow of colors.

    This series requires some knowledge of the chemistry of natural dyeing. If you are a beginner please take the Introduction to Natural Dyeing offered the week before this class.

    We will provide all the materials, dyes, adjuncts and equipment as well as a detailed handout.

      Level: Informed Beginners (see above)

    Members: $300

    Non members: $360

    Instructor: Joyce Tromba and Denise Arcuri bio 

    Materials fee: $50-60 dollars, we will calculate the exact amount at the end of the series.

    Materials provided by instructor: Cotton and silk fabric, wool yarn, plants, extracts, equipment, mordants, modifiers, detailed instructions

    Materials students should bring: Dye plants (optional), . Please contact instructors if you have questions about what to bring.



    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 14 Apr 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    Register

     Join Leigh Hilbert, one of the founders of Open Studio Patterns, in a two day workshop focusing on the construction of their Shop Pant. With a fitted high waist, roomy thigh, tapered leg, and plenty of deep pockets, these pants will quickly become your favorites. Together the class will tackle the challenges of fitting and a zip fly, so that students will leave confident in building future pants. 


    Level: Confident beginner: Students should have solid knowledge of the sewing machine, and be confident with basic skills such as sewing straight lines, darts, and buttonholes.


    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Leigh Hilbert  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor: none

    Materials students should bring: All students should purchase the Open Studio Shop Pant in their size (https://openstudiopatterns.com/patterns/p/shop-pant) and put the pattern together or have it printed at a copy shop. All materials listed on the instruction sheet, including button, zipper, and thread. Stone Mountain and Daughter and Village Fabrics are both good sources for canvas. Sewing machine and basic sewing tools.

    Interested in a Local Cloth scholarship? Apply here!

    • 16 Apr 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 4
    Register


    Let's play in my fabric bin and create an original 4" x 6" Textile Art Miniature Landscape. We will explore design, color placement, basic embroidery, using fusible web, and writing on fabric. It is the perfect size to frame for yourself or gift to a friend.


    Members: $50

    Non members: $60

    Instructor: Julie Bagamary bio 

    Materials fee: $15

    Materials provided by instructor: Fabrics, fusible web, iron, needles, embroidery floss, pen for fabric, stabilizer and prefused backing cut to size.

    Materials students could bring: OPTIONAL: bring your favorite fabrics, flat embellishments and embroidery floss colors.

    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
    Register


    This full-day Introduction to Weaving class covers the basics of weaving through the process of creating handmade bookmarks on a small lap frame loom (which you can take anywhere!). During the class, we’ll cover how to load a shuttle, warp a loom, and some of the basic weaving techniques, including twining, tabby, twill and weaving in ends, which will help set you up for future weaving projects. We'll start by creating a fun color block bookmark (designed by you!) and follow it with a second bookmark using the elegant twill pattern. You’ll leave the class with two of your very own bookmarks! New to weaving? Don’t have a loom or weaving materials? No worries! This intro class is the perfect entry point to dip your toe. And, my Beginner’s Lap Loom Weaving Kit has everything you need to get started! Learn more in the Materials Section.

    Members: $100

    Non members: $ 120

    Instructor: Courtney LaCaria bio 

    Materials fee:  $75 or 0. Please see details below

    $75, if purchasing my handmade Beginner’s Lap Loom Weaving Kit. Here’s what is included: 10” x 15” Handmade Wooden Lap loom; cotton warp thread; 5 colors of yarn (customizable*), shuttle; comb; and needle.

    $0, if providing your own supplies and yarn

    If you purchase the Beginner’s Lap Loom Weaving Kit, you only need to bring scissors. If you opt to bring your own weaving supplies and yarn, you’ll need to supply your own frame loom (at least 10” by 15” that will allow for 4 warp ends per inch), shuttle, comb, needle, strong cotton thread for warp and assorted yarn for bookmark (fingering weight, sock, light, DK, light worsted weight work best).  

    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    Register

    Learn how to paint on various fabric surfaces to include cotton, silk, poly, canvas, denim, leather and even felt! In this two full day workshop you will explore how to create one of a kind designs using different paints, tools and techniques. Learn how to paint simple flowers, design motifs, and even abstract patches of background color. You will gain a better understanding of color, design and even drawing skills to give your ideas a new life. The first day we will work on design ideas ,techniques, tools, brushes and how to use the paint and mediums. You will have time to practice this on paper before we work on cotton, poly ,silk and felt. At the end of each day you will have several completed pieces. Day two ,we will work on denim, canvas and leather as well as your own pieces of apparel and accessories. It’s fun, easy to learn and you will leave with everything from wearable Art to a fabric painting suitable to frame or hang. Challenge your creativity ,play and enter the world of Art and Design.. No limit to what you can do!  


    Level: Beginner

    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Camille Daunno bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: Extra fabric, poly, silk, denim pieces, practice paper, texturing tools, paint, brushes, resist medium, water containers, mixing trays, fabric boards, and design resource.

    Materials students should bring:   Lunch or snack for the break. Something take completed pieces home in,. An apron and any accessory or fabric you want to work with: leather or final bag, shoes, existing apparel(denim shirt, jeans, jacket) felted scarf

    • 04 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    As a moving meditation, the process of weaving has a magical way of helping us to get out of our heads to simply “be,” and experience flow when working the loom. For me, weaving has helped me to see firsthand the connection between my mind and body and how one impacts the other. It has also helped me to slow down and enjoy the process just as much, if not more, than the piece of art that I create. The goal of this class is to share this magic with you! This Introduction to Weaving class covers the basics of how to weave using a lap loom (which you can take anywhere!) and incorporates elements of mindfulness. We’ll start with a weaving gratitude practice that will serve as the inspiration for our woven projects. Then, we’ll warp our looms and start weaving our designs, incorporating several basic weaving techniques, including twining, tabby, soumak, and rya. Finally, we’ll learn how to clean the backside of our weaving project and finish them off using a hanging rod. You’ll leave with a hanging tapestry (designed by you!) and a weaving gratitude practice that you can continue on your own after the class. Don’t have a loom or weaving materials? My Complete Weaving Kit has everything you need to get started!

    Level: Beginning 

    Instructor: Courtney LaCaria  bio 

    Members: $100

    Non Members: $120 dollars

    Materials fee: $100 for a Complete Weaving Kit

    Materials provided by instructor: Complete Weaving Kit (16" x 20" Handmade Wooden Frame Loom that will be used in class; handmade shuttle, shed stick and comb; tapestry needle; cotton warp thread; six colors of yarn, one color of roving and rope for fringe for weaving (*can customize colors ahead of class); and wooden rod to hang your finished weaving)

    Students should bring: If you choose the kit with yarn, you only need to bring a sharp pair of scissors. If you already having weaving supplies or will purchase your own weaving supplies, please bring what is listed in the materials section (need similar size loom) as well as scissors, a strong cotton yarn for the warp and assorted yarn and roving for the rest of the weaving.

    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Camille Daunno's Home in Weaverville: Directions provided in registration confirmation
    • 5

    Color explosion! We are surrounded by color in every part of life. In this class you will learn what the color wheel is, how to mix each color, the relationship and of color to each other. Did you know that color has a temperature? Learn how to make a gray scale and measure the intensity to it. Create a monochromatic scale using a tint, tone and shade of each color. You will learn how to use neutrals to include warm or cool neutrals. This is just some of the exciting ways to learn about color. Come and explore so much more with me. This is an important learning step to creating beautiful fiber related works. Do you know how to tone down a vibrant color or what colors don’t mix well. If your colors become’ muddy’ learn how to avoid making those mixing mistakes. At the end of this class you will have a completed color wheel, gray scale, a set of monochromatic colors, analogous colors, as well as a set of neutrals and create a mood using color. Do you know the difference between a monotone and monochromatic colors? Come find out while having fun learning. You will pick the colors of your choice and we will paint a silk or cotton piece of fabric to add to your collection. 

    This class will be hosted off-site at the home of the instructor. Directions to the home will be provided after registration.

    Instructor: Camille Daunno

    Skill Level: All

    Members: $200

    Non-members: $240

    All materials will be supplied: set of brushes, watercolor paper, practice paper, pencil, eraser, water container, set of gouache paint, color wheel, glue stick, small scissors, handout on color

    Materials Fee: $20

    • 06 Sep 2024
    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Camille Daunno's Home in Weaverville: Directions provided in registration confirmation
    • 5

    One Stroke Decorative Painting

    The term “decorative painting” applies to any technique where a surface is painted to make it look more attractive. Decorative painting can be done on a specific surface (like tole painting), to achieve a specific look (like faux painting), or to achieve a result using a specific technique (like one stroke painting). In this surprisingly easy, four-week class, Camille Daunno will teach you how to paint flowers and foliage with realistic shading, highlighting, and blending using simple, one stroke painting techniques. In Week 1, you’ll learn how to “double load” a paint brush and create leaves, tendrils, and petals using the one stroke method. In Week 2, you’ll combine one stroke techniques to paint a simple flower. In Week 3, you’ll progress to painting more complex flowers, such as an iris, tulip, and cabbage rose. And, finally, in Week 4, you’ll put everything together to paint a full bouquet. You’ll leave the course with a beautiful piece of frameable wall art and the knowledge to apply your painting skills to pretty much any surface, including fabric (e.g., shoes, bags), metal (e.g., mailboxes, watering cans), wood (signs, boxes)

    This class will be hosted off-site at the home of the instructor. Directions to the home will be provided after registration.

    Instructor: Camille Daunno

    Skill Level: All

    Members: $200

    Non-members: $240

    Materials & Tools Needed: All materials supplied. 

    Materials Fee: $20

    • 04 Oct 2024
    • 01 Nov 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Camille Daunno's Home in Weaverville: Directions provided in registration confirmation
    • 5

    In this 4 week class you will learn how to draw flowers, leaves, twigs and tendrils in pencil and ink. I will teach you how to create texture, contrast and composition using line and shading. This can be applied to your textile, fabric skills ,embroidery, sewing, fiber art, layering and much more. This class is designed for beginners, so no experience is necessary. Come learn a new technique or improve on your drawing skills.

    This class will be hosted off-site at the home of the instructor. Directions to the home will be provided after registration.

    Instructor: Camille Daunno

    Skill Level: All

    Members: $200

    Non-members: $240

    Materials & Tools Needed: All supplies will be given out at the first class

    Materials Provided by instructor: Pencils, ink markers, erasers, paper, practice paper, Art resource to draw from, drawing vellum, tracing paper, practice drawing pad and Art handouts.

    Materials Fee: $15

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Asheville, NC 28801



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