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Experience the four seasons of Local Cloth. We are located in the heart of Asheville's River Arts District, nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Our Studio is part of the mile-long River Arts District Artists (RADA) which includes 26 buildings with more than 280 working artists. There are also restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and several breweries all within walking distance, and parking is free throughout the RADA district. 

Local Cloth's Retail Shop is open daily from 11am to 5pm. We host Workshops and Interest Groups at our Studio every month and events in the community throughout the year. Need directions on how to find us? Visit our Contact page to see us on the map!

As you plan your visit to the River Arts District, Local Cloth can help you curate your experience from hosting private events to creating custom workshops and coordinating studio and fiber farm tours. Check out below the different ways you can engage Local Cloth on your trip.


Local Cloth private events are the perfect way to learn a new skill and celebrate the heritage of the Appalachian Mountains! From birthday celebrations to team-building to retreats, Local Cloth’s farm and studio events offers a customized experience for your group. Local Cloth’s unique offering of fiber arts classes range from learning to prepare fleece and spinning yarn, to dyeing yarns and fabrics, and using these fibers to create functional and beautiful art pieces using felting, weaving, sewing, embroidery, knitting and more. All private events come with a skilled, experienced teacher, materials for your selected project, access to the classroom and dye lab (if needed), time to shop in the our Retail Store, and the option to add on a tour of a local fiber farm.

Request a private event today by completing this form. The Local Cloth Program Coordinator will contact you within 48 business hours following submission of the form.


Add a Local Cloth Workshop to your stay! Workshops are open to everyone, and span the full spectrum of fiber arts from weaving to felting, sewing, jewelry making, knitting, basket-making, crocheting, paper-making, dyeing, spinning and more! We offer half-day, full-day and multi-day options. It's the perfect way to spend your day while visiting the area, and while you're here you'll have access to the Local Cloth Retail Shop. All in-person workshops, unless otherwise noted, take place at the Local Cloth Studio.

Visit the Local Cloth Workshop Calendar to see the list of upcoming Workshops.


Local Cloth hosts events for the community throughout the year. Most Local Cloth events occur at our Studio and are free and open to everyone. Our Fibershed Artisan Market in the Spring and Holiday Artisan Market in December are wonderful shopping events for the entire family and support local fiber farmers and artists. Our popular Anything Fiber Sale in July is the fiber yard sale for fiber people. Looking for local fiber for your upcoming projects? Visit us in April for the FiberFest at the WNC Farmer's Market or stop by during the May WNC Yarn Crawl! Combine your apple picking this October with a trip to see us at the annual multi-day fiber festivals at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair and the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

Visit Local Cloth's Events page to help plan your visit.


Stop by the Local Cloth Retail Shop as you meander through Asheville's River Arts District. The Retail Shop is open daily from 11am to 5pm and features handcrafted work and homegrown fiber from over 60 Local Cloth fiber arts and farmers. The Shop carries hand-sewn and hand-dyed garments, totes and accessories, home decor, art, books, fiber supplies and yarn, and unique gifts for every occasion. You'll also find our Limited Edition Blue Ridge Blankets. All purchases from our Retail Shop support both the fiber artists and farmers and the work of Local Cloth, enabling us to continue providing programming and events that strengthen our local fiber economy. 

Click here to learn more about Local Cloth's Retail Shop.



Local Cloth is one of the River Arts District Artists. When you visit Local Cloth, you can also see more than 280 working artists a variety of disciplines in their studios located within 26 buildings throughout the mile-long River Arts District. See artists at work and take home local, handcrafted creations. Check out the map and upcoming events by visiting RADA's website.


Explore Asheville is a great go-to resource to help plan your trip from finding events and things to do, to where to eat and hike, and places to stay. It is also a helpful resource for planning your events, including weddings, reunions or just a simple weekend away. It's the perfect way to plan around your Local Cloth visit! Learn more by visiting the Explore Asheville website (or downloading the app). 


Local Cloth is one of the stops on the Blue Ridge National Heritage Trail, collection of sites scattered throughout Western North Carolina mountains reflecting the history and culture of the area. Categories to explore include music and the arts, Cherokee history, agricultural traditions, natural wonders and 24 designated historic sites devoted to telling the stories of Native Americans, explorers, mountaineers, revolutionaries, entrepreneurs, and more. To learn more and download the Trail Map, visit the Blue Ridge National Heritage Trail website.

Local Cloth, Inc.

408 Depot Street, #100

Asheville, NC 28801

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