Local Cloth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing the fiber supply chain in Western North Carolina and enhancing the lives of those who make their living in fiber industries.
Fiber and textile art enthusiasts can plunge their hands into luscious locally raised alpaca, sheep or mohair fleeces; fondle yarns and products produced from them; and learn how to incorporate more local fibers into their knitting, spinning, weaving, felting or crocheting projects at Fiber Feel Day 2017, 9 am-2 pm, Saturday, June 3, at the WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC.
“People in our region are passionate about finding local food to put in their bodies. We want them to start thinking about finding local sources for what they put on their bodies — where those fibers were raised and processed, where the cloth was woven or knitted, and where the clothing they wear and home textiles they touch every day were made,” said Judi Jetson, chairman and CEO of Local Cloth.
The annual fiber tailgate market presented by Local Cloth Inc. will feature
Farmers will answer questions about the characteristics of the individual fibers and how they perform alone, or in blends with other fibers.
Artisans will demonstrate fiber crafts like spinning, weaving, knitting and felting.
This event is designed to educate local fiber artisans and hobbyists, allow them to purchase local animal fibers in their raw state and provide local resources for turning that fleece into the roving, yarn or cloth they need. Fiber
Sponsor for Fiber Feel Day 2017 is WNC Communities.
Follow up your visit to Fiber Feel Day this year by planning to shop at the Anything Fiber Sale, an annual event moved to June this year. Located in the gym at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, on Saturday, June 10, 10 am-2pm.