Contribute to the Blue Ridge Blanket Project today!
Help us to mend a broken system and revitalize the textile economy in our region by supporting our Blue Ridge Blankets Project.
This project will develop a supply network that connects fiber farmers, processors, dyers and weavers together in order to produce yarn and blankets made from animals raised in Western North Carolina. Proceeds from blanket sales will be put back into the project, enabling us to continue to purchase wool, and pay for processing and weaving the next year’s clip.
Farmers will benefit as the market for their fiber increases. Dyers and weavers will benefit from fair compensation for their talents. Consumers will benefit from the ability to purchase beautiful locally sourced yarn and products. The Blue Ridge Fibershed will benefit from the opportunity to showcase a vibrant fiber economy.
In addition to supporting the Blue Ridge Blanket Project you are also helping us:
Educate with classes and exhibits at our community fiber space located at 408 Depot Street in the River Arts District of Asheville.
Connect consumers to regional producers with our retail space Shop Local Cloth, annual Anything Fiber Sale and our fiber tailgate market Fiber Feel Day.
Activate the local creative economy through classes, workshops, and interest groups at our community dye studio.
Celebrate our local farmers and fiber artists.
Support the growing number of regional farmers, artists, and textile lovers with ongoing programming, education, and networking opportunities.
Thank you for supporting us and your local fiber economy!
Thank you to all of our 2020 Sustaining Donors!
Katya Krenov - Hoke
Judy Levine Ott
Betty Ann Winter
Marilyn Haas - Haseman
Tom Wilson & Shay Stratford