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Registration for the special interest groups start at $5 per session. Each group sets its own fees for supplies.

Registration for Meetups is free.

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

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Join us as we knit scarves, hats, socks, sweaters and more to keep warm and share tips and tricks. Build skills, socialize and enjoy a soup supper. Bring snacks and treats to share.

    All skill levels (including beginners) welcome. 

    Leaders:  Sandy Hartmannsgruber, Lynne Noble, Joyce Tromba and Judi Jetson

    There  is no charge for participating, but please RSVP so that you receive the door code, so that we can contact you if there are changes, and so that we can track the success of our programming.

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 4
    Register

    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 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 3
    Register

    This month we will explore the dye potential of fruit trees either apple or anything in the Prunus species: cherry, plum, peach, almond or apricot. We will try both bark (which gives more interesting colors: pinks and purples) and leaves (mostly yellows). If you have access to bark from windfall or twigs then trim the bark from the twig or limb and strip off the outer bark and save the inner bark which will give clearer colors. Soak the inner bark in water ideally for at least a week. Tree bark does not need a mordant because of the tannin present. We will have small samples of cotton, linen, silk and wool. If you want to dye your own fiber bring that along as well.

    Looking forward to exploring color with you.

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    All things indigo!

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

    March we will explore arashi techniques, and as always feel free to bring your show & tell.



    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Join us as we knit scarves, hats, socks, sweaters and more to keep warm and share tips and tricks. Build skills, socialize and enjoy a soup supper. Bring snacks and treats to share.

    All skill levels (including beginners) welcome. 

    Leaders:  Sandy Hartmannsgruber, Lynne Noble, Joyce Tromba and Judi Jetson

    There  is no charge for participating, but please RSVP so that you receive the door code, so that we can contact you if there are changes, and so that we can track the success of our programming.

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Join us as we knit scarves, hats, socks, sweaters and more to keep warm and share tips and tricks. Build skills, socialize and enjoy a soup supper. Bring snacks and treats to share.

    All skill levels (including beginners) welcome. 

    Leaders:  Sandy Hartmannsgruber, Lynne Noble, Joyce Tromba and Judi Jetson

    There  is no charge for participating, but please RSVP so that you receive the door code, so that we can contact you if there are changes, and so that we can track the success of our programming.

    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Join us as we knit scarves, hats, socks, sweaters and more to keep warm and share tips and tricks. Build skills, socialize and enjoy a soup supper. Bring snacks and treats to share.

    All skill levels (including beginners) welcome. 

    Leaders:  Sandy Hartmannsgruber, Lynne Noble, Joyce Tromba and Judi Jetson

    There  is no charge for participating, but please RSVP so that you receive the door code, so that we can contact you if there are changes, and so that we can track the success of our programming.

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    APRIL 24th

    Walter Benjamin: Traces of Craft by Ester Leslie

    Tools and Their Stories: The Spinning Wheels of Vermont Quaker Samuel Morison by Nora J. Rubinstein (Textile History Forum, 2018)

    Email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles

    Download the 2019 spring, summer, fall listing

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    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

    • 22 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    MAY 22

    Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    Email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles

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    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    JUNE 26

    Uplifting the Southern Highlander: Handicrafts at Biltmore Estate Industries by Kelly H. L’Ecuyer

    “What on Earth Are You Going to Do with Al This Yarn?” Outwork Weavers in Eastern Connecticut, 1810-1820 by Mary Sherman Lycan (Textile History Forum, 2018)

    Fulling Mills, Woolen Finishing, and Changing Systems of Cloth Production on the Brandywine, 1789-1823 by Eliza West (Textile History Forum, 2018)

    Email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles

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    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    JULY 24

    The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker

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    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    AUG 28

    The Devil’s Blue Eye: Indigo and Slavery by Jean M. West

    From Calpixqui to Corregidor: Appropriation of Women's Cotton Textile Production in Early Colonial Mexico by Margaret A. Villaneuva

    Email Dani Burke for PDFs of articles

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    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC 28801

    Join us in our Refinery Studio as we make and mend beloved clothes that will last!
    Feel free to bring a sewing machine. Or, come to work on your pattern drafting, cutting, closures, handwork, and any other other sewing projects up your sleeve.

    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. 

    This event is free and open to the public.

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    SEPT 25

    2 articles from Cloth and Human Experience, to be determined

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    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    OCT 23

    Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert

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    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30pm.

    Free to all.

    Each month explore a different book or article(s), from scholarly to general interest, with an emphasis on thoughtful discussion.

    Image by Irving Amen. “Reading Black Beauty” 2005

    NOV 13**2nd Wednesday

    The Materialists by Jenelle Porter (Fiber : Sculpture, 1960 to Present)

    About 10 Years: From New Tapestry to Fiber Art by Jenelle Porter (Fiber : Sculpture, 1960 to Present)

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PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815

Community Dye Studio

207 Coxe Ave, #11
Asheville, NC 28801

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