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    • 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
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    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
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    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

    • 06 Sep 2021
    • 29 Oct 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC


     

    • 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).  

    • 26 Sep 2021
    • 23 Jan 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
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    This month we will be experimenting with the sawdust from the tree Dalbergia melanoxylon, a very hard wood from Africa. We were generously gifted this from our friends at Earth Guild who in turn received it from a flute maker.  Although I couldn't find anything in the literature about its' dyeing potential, my initial experiments with it showed it produced a reddish color. So we will be doing testing on both protein and cellulose fibers and we can share our results and add to the collective wisdom about natural dyeing.


     If you haven't joined the us for the study group we pick one topic each month which is led by one of the natural dyer's in our group. This is not a class and does assume a basic familiarity with natural dyeing. We do recommend that you have taken a class or done some research so you can  have a  satisfactory experience.


    What to Bring: Small samples of protein or cellulose fiber; mordanted and unmordanted. Old or new pantyhose

    Hosted by Joyce Tromba

    Social distancing and mask wearing will be observed.  

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
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    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.



    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
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    This month we will be focusing on a tree that is native to Western North Carolina and is one that is so lovely and abundant on all our mountain trails: Rhododendron.

    The leaves can be used to dye fiber as well as a good source of tannin. We will experiment with both these properties.

    Please do some research on your own before the study group so we can share and discuss our findings. There is some down time while we wait for the dye pots to simmer so bring some handwork along if you like.

    If you haven't joined the us for the study group we pick one topic each month which is led by one of the natural dyer's in our group. This is not a class and does assume a basic familiarity with natural dyeing. We do recommend that you have taken a class or done some research so you can  have a  satisfactory experience.


    What to Bring: Small samples of protein or cellulose fiber; mordanted and unmordanted. Rhododendron leaves (please bring as many as needed to dye or mordant the fabric you are bringing)

    Hosted by Joyce Tromba

    Social distancing and mask wearing will be observed.  

    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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    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
    • 0
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    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
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    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
    • 7
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    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 - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
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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 


    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
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    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.



    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 4
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    These little needle felted penguin babies are so adorable you'll want to make one for everyone that you know! Get a jump on holiday decorating and learn the art of needle felting, or add on to your current needle felting skills. During this class you will learn to sculpt the shape, add the top coat and even braid a little scarf for them. We will have time to make more than one plus we will work on some other little ornaments for the holidays. This class is for beginners and intermediate students. 

    Level: All Levels

    Instructor will supply: core wool, dyed wool, felting needles and felting foam.

    Materials Fee: $30 

    Students should bring: nothing required

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio Beth Sellars

    CDC Safety Regulations

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


    • 15 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Local Cloth


    • 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
    • 1
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    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
    • 5
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    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
    • 2
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     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
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    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
    • 3
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    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
    • 1
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    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 - 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.



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


    • 16 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.




    • 23 Dec 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.



    • 30 Dec 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.



    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 23 Mar 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
    Register

    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).  

    • 14 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    • 8
    Register

    Whose Got The Button? You do. Learn to make buttons that can enhance your knits, adorn your wovens, add appeal to your dresses and pop on your purse. We will make Dorset buttons, Classic Shirtwaist buttons, and if we have time, Death's Head buttons. We will use floss, but after you have a few under your belt (or on it) you can use ribbon, yarn, almost anything to create one of kind buttons.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $10.00  

    Teacher supplies: floss, rings, molds, sandpaper, patterns, needles

    Student should bring You do not need to bring anything, but if you have a floss/thread you'd like to try, bring it. Also, if you have small embroidery scissors, bring them 

    Members: $50

    Non Members: $65

    Instructor: bio Lynne Noble

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Jan 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 7
    Register

    Weave your own painted warp! In this class you will start with a pre-warped loom. Day one you will design and paint your warp. Day two you will weave your project and then take it home! The warp is 100% cotton approximately 40” long by 7” wide. It can make a great scarf or wall hanging. 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $25

    Instructor provided materials: Looms, Warp, weft material, fabric paint, bobbins, shuttles.

    Student should bring: Lunch, drinks, paper or sketch pad, pencil.

    Members: $ 200

    Non Members: $ 2400

    Instructors: bio Judith Henry and Robin Brooks

    • 22 Jan 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville, NC
    • 2
    Register

    This is an intuitive, spontaneous way of quilting that requires no pre-planning, exacting cuts or precise ¼ inch seams and the best part is you can use up scraps of fabric, recycle old clothes or shop for fabric at second hand shops (men’s cotton shirts are great). This way of working leads to zero waste and uses up clothes and fabric scraps that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Because the fabric is sewn onto a foundation of cotton, you can also use almost any kind of fabric and you don’t need to worry about grain. (the photo is a close up of a linen and silk queen sized quilt) The log cabin is my go to design, but other designs work well: Roman Stripe, Courthouse Steps for example.  Make a quilt, tote bag, table runner, project bag….once you have the technique you can apply it to many  projects.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $0

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    • 18 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
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    Experience the centuries old process of floating paint on a thick gel. Draw designs, lay paper on it and voila, the design is frozen!! You learn many historic patterns found in old books and Bibles. By the end of the day, you will have acquired the skills to repeat and create a scarf, bandanna, or cotton fabric for your own accessory, quilt fabric, or stretched fabric art work.

    Level: Beginners 

    Instructor: Pam Granger Gale  bio 

    Materials fee: $30

    Materials provided by instructor: size, trays, paints, tools, paper, silk, cotton

    Participants should bring any papers they would like to try. 


    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5

    Experience the centuries old process of floating paint on a thick gel. Draw designs, lay paper on it and voila, the design is frozen!! You learn many historic patterns found in old books and Bibles. By the end of the day, you will have acquired the skills to repeat and create a scarf, bandanna, or cotton fabric for your own accessory, quilt fabric, or stretched fabric art work.

    Level: Beginners 

    Instructor: Pam Granger Gale  bio 

    Materials fee: $30

    Materials provided by instructor: size, trays, paints, tools, paper, silk, cotton

    Participants should bring any papers they would like to try.