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    • 18 Dec 2021
    • 20 Nov 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
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    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 to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 04 Jan 2022
    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 51 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 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


    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 16 Mar 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 1
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    Sewing is probably a skill you learned in Middle School and it is time for a refresher to show off the wonderful fabrics you create. This class in general will last for one day a week for 8 weeks. By the end of this class you will be able to produce a professional looking garment that you have sewn. The structure of the class will usually include demonstrations, your practice at completing a page for a notebook on that topic, and sewing this technique on a piece of your own. There are youtube videos of most techniques to help remind you of steps. Sewing Techniques Explored: - understanding body shapes and what looks best - garment shaping - developing a muslin for fitting and make modifications - layout and cutting - edge finishing - appropriate seams - interfacing and facings - ironing and pressing techniques and tools - sleeves - closures - collars - hems At this point you will have learned most techniques needed to sew successful and beautiful garments and accessories.

    $640 Member or  $800 Nonmember

    Level: Beginner 

    Instructor: Joan Berner  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor:Examples of all sewing samples, youtube videos of techniques 

    Students should bring: Sewing machine ( we have machines in the studio for you to use if you don't have your own), thread, pins, handsewing needles, cloth marker (or chalk), good cutting shears, paper shears, notebook for samples, hem gauge, if available a rotary cutter and ruler, serger if you have one, booklet that came with your sewing machine if you have one, tape measure

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here



    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 24 Nov 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC




    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Local Cloth 408 Depot St
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    In this single session we will introduce the basic elements of needle felting, different types of wool and techniques for application using landscape photos for inspiration. A simple technique, needle felting is a dry method of creating non-woven fabric by interlocking wisps of dyed wool fiber using a barbed needle. The organic textures and impressionistic colors of blended wool offer a very painterly approach to textiles, especially suited to landscape imagery. All levels are welcome in this class, anyone from a hobbyist with a short attention span to a professional artist can have fun and be impressed with themselves as we learn to “build” the landscape from background and shadow to the highlights of the surface. All necessary materials are provided with the $40 material fee, due in class. These include a kit for each student with a collection of dyed wool roving in the landscape palette, felting needles, acrylic felt pinned to a foam block and printed materials outlining tools, fibers and resources. Additionally, each student will have use of an adjustable Ott light to mimic natural daylight for best color accuracy and clarity while working and multi-needle blending tools. 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $40.00  

    Teacher supplies: A kit for each student with a collection of dyed wool roving in the landscape palette, felting needles, acrylic felt pinned to a foam block and printed materials outlining tools, fibers and resources.floss, rings, molds, sandpaper, patterns, needles

    Student should bring You do not need to bring anything.

    Members: $50

    Non Members: $65

    Instructor: bio Jaana Mattson

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    • 03 Feb 2022
    • 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.




    • 03 Feb 2022
    • 10 Mar 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
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    This class will teach you the basics of embroidery and beyond. It is open to beginners as well as those with experience. We will learn about types of fabric and thread as well as the common embroidery stitches and some very different ones. Hopefully we will finish, a small pillow or something to be framed. 

    This class will be taught in person and on zoom so you can access it in the studio or at home.



    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Martha Brandon  bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: A sample pack that includes plastic canvas, project canvas, needles, thread and patterns to start your adventures. 

    Materials students should bring:  Small, sharp thread scissors, thimble (if you prefer), magnifier or reading glasses if needed, extra work light, pencil and paper for notes. 

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    • 06 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville NC
    • 4
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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. 

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    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

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 08 Feb 2022
    • 22 Feb 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Local Cloth 408 Depot St
    • 2
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    C'mon, learn to crochet! During our first meeting, we will learn the basic stitches of crochet. In our second meeting we will use those stitches and learn to read instructions - making a small bowl or a granny square. In our last meeting you will begin a project of your choice. 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $0 

    Teacher supplies: handouts

    Student should bring Bring a light colored skein of sport, DK or worsted weight yarn, and a crochet hook sized as suggested on the yarn information wrapper

    Members: $100

    Non Members: $130

    Instructor: bio Lynne Noble

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 240 Clingman Ave Ext.
    • 5
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    Attention Local Cloth Members! Join us to tour SewCo's new studio and shop in the River Arts District.

    Owner Libby O'Bryan will tell the origin story of Sew Co, share the company's values and models, give a tour of the factory, share about her Rite of Passage clothing line and talk about their move to the RAD.   

    SewCo is located at 240 Clingman Ave Ext. We will meet at Local Cloth at 8:45am and walk over together (about 5 blocks) or attendees can meet there.

    She can accommodate a maximum of 12 people.  If the event fills, sign up for the waiting list and we'll schedule a second tour in the near future.

    Check out their website - https://www.wcsewco.com/


    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 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 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 7
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    Starting a business can be both exciting and terrifying. We will explore pricing, business cards, hang tags, photography, benefits of YOUR product, content of ads, approaching a gallery, getting feedback, sales methods and costs, how to display, and more of your questions. We will NOT be discussing taxes in this class.

    $100 Member or  $120 Nonmember

    Level: Beginner 

    Instructor: Joan Berner  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor: Copy of notes

    Students should bring: Bring one of your products (if easy to transport) any cards, tags. photographs that you use for marketing. 

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here



    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
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    Join us on Saturday, February 12th at 2pm for Mohair in the Mountains, the first Farmer's Spotlight of the year! We'll be highlighting Ann and Trish Hord-Heatherley who raise angora goats on Out in Jupiter Farm near Weaverville, NC.

    They sell raw fleeces, roving, locks and yarn, both 100% mohair as well as a variety of roving and yarns blended with other fibers.  Their yarn weights range from fingering to worsted.

    In addition to their mohair products, Ann is a figurative artist and member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Her creations, which are embellished with mohair locks from their goats, are on display at Ariel Gallery and at the farm.

    • 13 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville, NC
    • 1
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    Curious about spinning? This class is designed for the new spinner, or someone who needs a refresher on the basics. Learn about the workings of a spinning wheel and tools like the niddy noddy and lazy kate. Practice the motions of drafting (pulling) fiber and spinning it into yarn. Plying and finishing yarn will also be covered, if there is time. You'll leave this class with a skein of yarn from what you've spun. All tools provided, or bring your own wheel if you have one.


    Level: Beginner
    Materials Fee: $10 for fleece, use of handcards, niddy noddy, other tools. Spinning wheels available to rent.

    Students should bring: a working spinning wheel

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Judi Jetson

    CDC Safety Regulations

    • 17 Feb 2022
    • 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.




    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 3
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    This workshop will  focus on basic nuno feltmaking techniques. Students will learn how to manipulate the material  to understand the process and how it works. Each student will make a simple scarf  using dyed silk and wool. Different colored fleece will be provided as well as design extras such as mohair, fancy yarns, metallics, etc. Students must be able to stand on their feet for a large part of the time


    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Vasanto  bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: silk fabric, wool, bubble wrap, plastic, ties, basins, soapins,soapins, washboards,wool, templates, bubblewrap, soap, ball brausers, basins, other misc fibers,

    Materials students should bring:  pen, towels

    • 24 Feb 2022
    • 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.



    • 03 Mar 2022
    • 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.




    • 05 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street Asheville
    • 4
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    If you are interested in learning about getting beautiful color from plants and fungi, this class will give you the basics. We will explore different types of pigments in natural dyes, natural dye chemistry, and how to prepare your fiber to get the best results on both cellulose and protein fibers. We will set up a natural dye pot and you will each get a silk scarf to take home.

    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. I will have some weld and indigo seeds for you to take home if you are interested in starting your own dye garden. After taking this class you will be prepared to join the Natural Dye study groups  take a more in depth natural dye class or plan your first natural dye garden.

    Mask wearing and social distancing will be observed.

    Members: $50

    Non Members: $65

    Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba

    Materials fee: 10 dollars

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here



    • 06 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville, NC
    • 7
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    This is a great class for anyone who already knows how to knit and purl and would like to create a project that looks complicated, but is truly delightfully simple to make. Together we will knit a sample so you can create triangle scarves and shawls of any size in the future! We will discuss various pattern options, using color and texture. We will learn/review how to make a stitch (increase), knit two together (decrease), and you’ll have the option of learning the picot bind-off to add extra flair to your triangle scarf. Beginners are welcome: it would be helpful if you can practice knitting and purling beforehand, or at least watch some knitting Youtube videos.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $0

    Teacher supplies: Handout, samples, and extra stitch markers.

    Students should bring: Please bring a pair of straight or round needles and yarn of at least two colors (same weight). Stitch-markers and scissors would also be helpful. Purls Yarn Emporium in Asheville has a great selection for any of your knitting needs.

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio Sandra Harmanssgruber

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here

    • 08 Mar 2022
    • 29 Mar 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 6
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    This class is designed to take the fear out of creating doll faces. We will explore various approaches to creating sewn heads as well as fully sculpted faces. As an ever evolving student herself, Ann will help you assess your current skills and interests, and determine the best path for you. 

    Level: All Levels

    Instructor will supply:Cloth, stuffing, air-dry clay, sculpting tools, color pencils.

    Materials Fee: $25 

    Students should bring:  Sewing machine, pins, small sharp scissors, needle and thread.

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    Instructor: bio : Ann Hord-Heatherly

    CDC Safety Regulations

    • 10 Mar 2022
    • 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 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 2
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    Show your love for books by learning to make a tiny book (1.75” x 2”) and turn it into a book necklace. We’ll make several different types of little books, all suitable for turning into book necklaces or putting on your tiny bookshelves. We will learn to tea dye the paper for the pages (that you can actually write on), add decorative end papers, use different colors of leather for binding, add tiny bookmarks, learn several ways to make closures and learn how to attach a chain or leather or ribbon for wearing.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $35

    Instructor provided materials: includes complete handouts, all paper, book boards, leather, glue, thread, decorative papers, jump rings, metal chains and use of tool kits. 

    Student should bring: Students need to bring: Sharp scissors for both paper and leather. If you are already a book binder, you may want to bring your favorite tool (put your name on everything)

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen

    • 13 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
    • 7
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    Most spinners have thought about buying a raw fleece, but are intimidated by the process. Or perhaps, like me, you bought a beautiful multi-colored one and sent it off to a mill, only to receive something back that looks like oatmeal. The purpose of this workshop is to de-mystify the process of preparing your own fleece and get you ready to buy, clean and card or comb a fleece with confidence. We'll go through each of these steps together: 1) skirting, 2) rinsing, 3) washing or scouring, 4) drying and 5) combing or carding. This month we start with wool - and have a Montadale fleece to work with that's been donated by local shepherd Susan Proctor. Susan is also chair of the North Carolina Sheep Producers Association, a SAFF winner for both her sheep and fleece, and wants us to all consider entering their "Make It With Wool" competition in November.     http://www.ncmakeitwithwool.com/ 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials Fee: $10  includes all materials

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Beth Sellars and Judi Jetson bio 

    What to bring/how to dress: Rubber gloves, bucket to take your damp fleece home in

    Suggested reading:

    https://spinoffmagazine.com/the-great-fleece-makeover/

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here


    • 17 Mar 2022
    • 21 Apr 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
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    What exactly is Gouache Flat pattern? In this class you will learn how to create designs and patterns using gouache( opaque watercolor)on paper. This method is used for printing your design on fabric, from florals, geometric patterns to designs used to create a printed woven. You can also use it to make computer designs . You will learn how to mix colors and paint with gouache as well as how to create a tossed pattern, a half drop, an all over and square design. Did you ever wonder how a motif is repeated? I’ll teach you the formula used to create one. This class will give you useful techniques while creating your own unique style. It can be used in whatever your chosen fiber field of interest is. You will become a seasoned designer in no time.No experience necessary…just a desire to learn something new. At the end of this class you will have several painted designs,a completed repeat pattern, a block print or silk screened print on fabric using one of your chosen designs. I’m so excited to teach this class and hope you will be part of this experience.


    Level: All Levels 

    Members: $200

    Non members: $240

    Instructor: Camille Daunno bio 

    Materials fee: $25

    Materials provided by instructor: I will give you everything you will needy include, Bristol vellum paper( or watercolor paper) your own set of brushes( mixing brush and 2 round brushes, a set of gouache paints, tracing paper, pencils, erasers, blocks for printing, rollers, fabric, inks for printing

    Materials students should bring:  An apron to wear while printing or clothes that may get ink on them

    • 17 Mar 2022
    • 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.




    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
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    Learn some basic wet felting when you make a small felt bag with your own surface design. Learn how to add other fibers and textures. Make a felt strap and learn how to attach it. Be prepared to stand on your feet for a while


    Level: Beginners 

    Members: $100

    Non members: $120

    Instructor: Vasanto  bio 

    Materials fee: $20

    Materials provided by instructor: wool, templates, bubblewrap, soap, ball brausers, basins, other misc fibers,

    Materials students should bring:  pen, scissors, towels

    • 23 Mar 2022
    • 18 May 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 3
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    After learning and mastering the basic sewing techniques, this class will specialize in some individualized advanced techniques/solutions for completed garment. The format will include, demonstrations, practice and making samples for your notebook. More emphasis will be placed on overall design criteria and techniques, individual solutions to your specific problems. Topics included: - Pattern development - modifications from muslin, sizing, copying a garment and draping - Using multiple materials for one garment - Design principles - Varied collars and necklines - Varied sleeves including: two part sleeves, sleeve closures and options for changing lengths - Modifying pattern pieces by combining pieces, dividing pieces - Modify pattern for bustline fit - Hems - Topstitching and hand picking.

    This course is offered at a 20% discount from our normal classes.

    $640 Member or  $800 Nonmember

    Level: Beginner 

    Instructor: Joan Berner  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor:Examples of all sewing samples, youtube videos of techniques 

    Students should bring: Sewing machine, serger - if you have one, if desired your own created material, 5 yards muslin, 5 yards blue gridded "interfacing", long quilting ruler

    Please find our COVID and cancellation policies here



    • 24 Mar 2022
    • 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.



    • 25 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 3
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    Prepare for the chilly winds of spring by making an incredible warm yet lightweight, fabulous Airy Fairy Hand felted Scarf. The instructor will hand dye the fine merino wool you will use in class and provide complete handouts to you can continue to make even more scarves larger and smaller at home if you wish. This class is a wet felting class, no nuno, just your hands and the wool itself. 

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $25

    Instructor provided materials: fine Merino wool (3 oz), hand dyed (by instructor), complete handouts, all felting tools-buckets, soap, tools, towels, plastic for tables, wetting tools, sponges, etc.

    Student should bring: Just waterproof Apron or clothing that can get wet (possibility), and an old hand towel 

    Members: $ 100

    Non Members: $ 120

    Instructor: bio Chad Alice Hagen

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 12
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    Handwovens present challenges in making stable closures. Bulk and fraying create impediments to good closures. A hands on sample class to make 4 kinds of buttonholes, how to appropriately sew on a button (so it does not pull threads on weaving),3 types of straps and button loops. Use closures as an accent to your garment to improve its wearability..


    Level: Beginner 

    Instructor: Joan Berner  bio 

    Materials fee: $0

    Materials provided by instructor: Handout

    Students should bring: Handwoven scraps (approx. 1/2 yd TOTAL of smaller scraps), sewing machine, thread, buttonhole attachment if your machine has one, sewing machine with buttonhole capability, pins, a two hole button (or one with a shank) thread, hand sewing needle, scissors, seam ripper



    • 30 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Asheville, NC
    • 10
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