Free events

    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, 67 Broadway Street Asheville, NC 28801

    Amanda Thatch 
    Weaving in the Present Tense: Textiles Commissioned for Penland

    In 2017, Penland School of Crafts commissioned 48 textile pieces from six different artists who were affiliated with the school and working in hand weaving. The pieces were featured as centerpieces at the annual auction, and demonstrate a wide range of approaches to contemporary hand weaving. from different ages and backgrounds, the artists who completed the commission have engaged with Penland as students, instructors, staff, and community members. All have the Penland weaving studio in common as a place of discovery, and are participating in the traditions of hand weaving while introducing innovations and uniquely personal sensibilities. This talk will examine what happens when weavers’ creativity is supported by a commission, and focused on benefiting a place that is meaningful to them.

    Amanda Thatch is the studio coordinator for Textiles and Drawing/Painting at Penland School of Crafts. She works in textiles, drawing, and artist books, and is grateful/amazed to be among the group of remarkable weavers who participated in the 2017 Penland centerpiece commission.

    • 02 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11

    Asheville batik & tie-dye artist Jessica Kaufman returns from her 1.5 month exploration into the rich batik & dye traditions of the Kutch region in western India. Kutch is responsible for providing India with most of its wax-resist and thread-resist fabrics. Small, family-run, 5th generation dyehouses are still operational today, many of which produce hundreds of meters of cloth per day with rudimentary tools and inherited designs. Join us on the evening of April 2 at Local Cloth to see Jessica’s slideshow of her time living and studying with the artists themselves, and oooh-ahhh over the pile of fabrics she brought back!

    Asheville Area Arts Council doors are locked at 5 PM.

    Please RSVP so that we can send you the door code the day before the event.

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • WNC Farmer's Market

    Fiber Feel Day

    WNC Farmer's Market

    June 2, 2018

    Meet your local fiber farmer!

    Fiber Feel Day is in its 5th year and celebrates the annual harvest of fiber from local farms. While focusing on fleece, mostly newly shorn from sheep, angora goats and rabbits, alpaca and llama, you may also find value added products from yarn to hand sewn bags, and natural dyes. Many vendors also demonstrate in their booths.

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Warren Wilson College DeVries Gym

     June 9, 2018

    Anything Fiber Sale will return to the DeVries Gym at Warren Wilson College the 2nd weekend in June.

    • 07 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11

    Spinners, Shepherds, & Wannabees gather to spin.

    All welcome.

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Asheville, NC 28815

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Asheville, NC 28801

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