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Registration for the special interest groups are RSVP only, without registration fees. Each group sets its own fees for supplies and space rental. Registration is necessary in order for you to receive the door code 24 hours before the group meeting time, and also to provide your contact information to the organizer so that supply lists and any other instructions can be sent to you.

Interest Groups

    • 21 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11

    The growing slow-fashion movement serves as an alternative to the fast fashion industry that is causing much harm to our environment and to garment workers worldwide. Slow fashion is our response that focuses on quality, sustainability, and fairness for consumers and producers. Join us every third Monday from 4 – 6 pm in our Refinery Studio to make, mend, and create loved clothes that will last. Bring your sewing machines if you are able. Otherwise, feel free to come and work on pattern drafting, cutting, mending, closures, handwork, and more.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    • 27 May 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Community Dye Studio
    • 7

    Many of the plants used for natural dyeing throughout history have also been used for medicine. This group brings together dyers, herbalists, and anyone interested in learning more about these multifaceted plants. Topics to be determined by the group's shared interests; each meeting will be part discussion and part experiments in dyeing both cellulose and protein fibers.

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 5

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab with guide Judi Jetson is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca  or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and  dye to share.  We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners

    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Community Dye Studio

    All things indigo!

    Group now forming-- take the poll here.

    From growing to processing to dyeing techniques--if it has to do with indigo, we will study it.

    Tentative first meeting date is Sunday afternoon June 24; registration will open after the poll closes and the date is solidified.

Mailing Address

Local Cloth, Inc.
PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815

Community Dye Studio

207 Coxe Ave, #11
Asheville, NC 28801

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