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Local Cloth Interest Groups groups provide a space to be in community with like-minded fiber friends. Interest Groups come in different shapes and sizes, ranging from study groups on fiber topics to hands-on circles where you bring your work-in-progress to group dye labs and more! Most groups meet monthly and some meet multiple times each month.

Interest group-related emails are automatically sent to Local Cloth members who have selected the name of the specific interest group in their member profiles. Please log in and update your member profile if you would like to be on one of these mailing lists. If you are not a member, click here to learn more about Local Cloth memberships. 


Listed below are the current Local Cloth Interest Groups, including a brief description, general meeting schedule and contact information.

For the schedule of upcoming Interest Group meetings, check the Local Cloth Calendar at the bottom of the page.


Dye Lab | First Thursdays (1pm - 4pm)

You don't need a chemistry degree for the Local Cloth Dye Lab, but some experience is required and a desire to have some fun with color and fiber! The Dye Lab Interest Group is for advanced beginners and beyond, meeting on the first Thursday of every month from 1pm to 4pm at Local Cloth. Hosted by Beth Sellars and Judi Jetson, this group takes on different dye-related topics and areas every time, covering low water immersion, steaming and crockpot dyeing. You can bring magazine pages or photos with images that you like and the Dye Lab experts will help you mix dye colors to match. The cost is $10 for Local Cloth members and $20 for non-members, with space limited.

For questions, email Beth Sellars.


Handwork Circle | Thursdays (1pm - 3pm)

Love coffee (and/or) tea + conversation + handwork? This is the group for you! Bring your knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, weaving, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project and work while enjoying fellowship with fiber friends. Hosted by Susette Shiver, the Handwork Circle meets weekly, alternating in-person meetings on the first and third Thursday of every month and virtual meetings during the remaining Thursdays. All meetings take place between 1pm and 3pm. All you need to bring is yourself, a mug and your work in progress. This group is free for Local Cloth members (and $5 for non-members). Please sign up at least two days in advance to receive the registration information (and any links).

For questions, email Susette Shiver.


Mending Matters | First Monday (10am - 12pm) + Second Tuesday (6pm - 8pm)

Do you have holes in your socks in need of darning? Do you have clothing items that you love but that are worn and need some help? Already mend everything and want to share your passion for it? Interested in gathering with others to do some mending, share techniques, and explore ways that mending might apply to more than just our clothes? If your answer to any of these questions is "yes," then Mending Matters is for you! The group meets twice each month with the option to attend either or both as fits with your schedule. All sessions are facilitated by Elizabeth Schell, co-owner of Purl's Yarn Emporium and a life-long sewer, mender, maker and re-maker. Mending Matters is free for Local Cloth members and $5 for non-members.

For questions, email Elizabeth Schell.

Natural Dye Interest Group | Last Sunday (1pm - 4pm)

Curious about dyeing fabric with plants? The Natural Dye Interest Group meets monthly to explore (and have fun dyeing with) natural dyes of all kinds. The group has tackled dyes originating from the inner bark of a tree: Brazilwood (Caesalpina echinata) and African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon); cochineal; weeds and invasive plants; carrots; lichen and yellow and orange flowers. Generally, the Natural Interest Group meets the last Sunday of the month from 1pm to 4pm, but varies on occasion. Check the Local Cloth Calendar for the next meeting date. The cost is $5 for Local Cloth members ($8 for non-members) and space is limited.

For questions, email Joyce Tromba.


Night Knitting Circle | Wednesdays (5pm - 8pm)

Knitters arise! Want to carve out creative space in your hectic routine? Looking for a fun and friendly space to connect with others? Co-hosted by Judi Jetson and Mary Euler, the Night Knitting Circle meets weekly. While this is not a class (basic knowledge of knitting is expected), we suspect you will learn something along the way. There are experienced knitters in the group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice. Please bring whatever project(s) you are working on, including the materials you need, items for show and tell, yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. The Night Knitting Circle is free for Local Cloth members and $5 for non-members.

For questions, email Mary Euler.


Spinning Study Group | Third Sunday (1pm - 4pm)

The main goal of the Spinning Study Group is to facilitate the experience of joy that comes with hand spinning. Hosted by Judi Jetson, the Spinning Study Group meets every third Sunday at 1pm. All skill levels are welcome, from the professional spinner to the beginning spinner (some basic knowledge of spinning is required as this is not a group for beginners to learn how to spin). Group members are expected to bring their own supplies and fiber. Some fiber may be available to share, but it is not guaranteed at each meeting. The Spinning Study Group is free for members ($5 for non-members).

For questions, email Judi Jetson.


Stitch + Stab Circle | First, Second and Fourth Mondays (1pm - 3pm)

Bring your needles and grab your fiber! Hosted by Peggy Newell on Mondays at Local Cloth at 1pm (except for the third Monday of the month), the Stitch and Stab Circle is for all stitching- and stabbing-related fiber arts from knitting, crocheting and embroidery to needle felting. Although this is not a class (some basic knowledge of your chosen craft is expected), we suspect you'll learn something along the way. All skill levels are welcome! It is expected that group members will bring their own supplies and current works in progress. The group will supply extra inspiration from our fiber library, yarn for sale in the shop, and coffee and tea. The circle is free for Local Cloth members ($5 for non-members).

For questions, email Peggy Newell.

Tapestry Study Group | Third Tuesday (9am - 12pm)

Calling all tapestry weavers and anyone who loves tapestry weaving! The Tapestry Study Group meets on the third Tuesday from 9am to 12pm. Hosted by Betty Hilton-Nash, the group focuses on engaging in good discussion and exchanging ideas about tapestry. Please bring a project you are working on, and/or a finished piece to share with the group, and any questions you may have about materials, techniques, etc. Please note that this is not an introductory class, so there will be no instruction, but by sharing ideas and experiences, we will all learn from each other. The Tapestry Study Group is free for Local Cloth members ($5 for non-members).

For questions, email Betty Hilton-Nash.


Textile Study Group | Second Thursday (6pm - 8pm)

The Textile Study Group meets monthly, offering an opportunity for fiber lovers to get together and share studies, rabbit holes, obsessions, curiosities, techniques, research, and explorations. The Study Group also features special in-depth presentations from local subject matter experts, covering topics from the cultural identity of Harris Tweed to the historical development of Ikat. Co-hosted by Melanie Wilder, Instructor at Warren Wilson College, and Beth Ross Johnson, weaver, teacher and workshop leader living in Black Mountain, North Carolina, the Textile Study Group meets on the second Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. It is free for Local Cloth members ($5 for non-members). 

For questions, email Beth Ross Johnson.

UPCOMING INTEREST GROUPS

    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 25 Apr 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.



    • 29 Apr 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters! Crocheters! Needlefelters! Let's get together with your needles or hooks and make stuff. This is not a class- you should know something about your chosen craft but my suspicion is that you will learn something along the way. Knitters, needlefelters and crocheters are just like that. We do have some experienced folks in our group so you can count on getting some advice too.

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library for perusal, lots of yarn for sale in the shop and we have tea and coffee available. 

    Skill level: This is not a beginner's class. You should have some knowledge of your craft, but all skill levels are welcome!

    This is a free event for members but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Hosted by Peggy Newell


    • 01 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 02 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 5
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab 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. with consultation from an experienced leader Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert

    Host: Beth Sellars and Judi Jetson bio 


    • 02 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver and Ceil Jensen 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive registration information ahead of time.



    • 06 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register


    MENDING MATTERS:

    A space for helping us each be accountable to our ever growing piles of holey items in need of mending; a space to get advice and inspiration and technique sharing on ways to mend items of all kinds; a space to also share with one another insights gleaned from our mending.

    Mending Matters sessions will be facilitated by Elizabeth Schell, but with all gathered teaching and learning from one another. Some tools and materials will be available to pull from at each session to help with your mending. Elizabeth Schell is co-owner of Purl's Yarn Emporium, and a life-long sewer, mender, maker and re-maker.

    You may notice two sections of this group--a morning sections on the first Monday of the month and an evening section on the second Tuesday of the month. You are welcome to come to either or both as fits with your schedule! 

    • 06 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters! Crocheters! Needlefelters! Let's get together with your needles or hooks and make stuff. This is not a class- you should know something about your chosen craft but my suspicion is that you will learn something along the way. Knitters, needlefelters and crocheters are just like that. We do have some experienced folks in our group so you can count on getting some advice too.

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library for perusal, lots of yarn for sale in the shop and we have tea and coffee available. 

    Skill level: This is not a beginner's class. You should have some knowledge of your craft, but all skill levels are welcome!

    This is a free event for members but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Hosted by Peggy Newell


    • 08 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 09 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.



    • 09 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register


    Allie Dudley (they/them) is a weaver and textile artist currently working as the Textiles & Natural Fibers Coordinator at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. A student of historical weaving techniques, their weaving takes many forms, including disparate media such as weft-faced tapestry and overshot coverlets. Allie will share their weaving lineage, their journey from beginning weaver to teacher, and the ways that the environment of the Southeast and beyond, local craft school histories, and their weaving traditions have influenced their work.


    • 13 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters! Crocheters! Needlefelters! Let's get together with your needles or hooks and make stuff. This is not a class- you should know something about your chosen craft but my suspicion is that you will learn something along the way. Knitters, needlefelters and crocheters are just like that. We do have some experienced folks in our group so you can count on getting some advice too.

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library for perusal, lots of yarn for sale in the shop and we have tea and coffee available. 

    Skill level: This is not a beginner's class. You should have some knowledge of your craft, but all skill levels are welcome!

    This is a free event for members but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Hosted by Peggy Newell


    • 14 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register


    MENDING MATTERS:

    A space for helping us each be accountable to our ever growing piles of holey items in need of mending; a space to get advice and inspiration and technique sharing on ways to mend items of all kinds; a space to also share with one another insights gleaned from our mending.

    Mending Matters sessions will be facilitated by Elizabeth Schell, but with all gathered teaching and learning from one another. Some tools and materials will be available to pull from at each session to help with your mending. Elizabeth Schell is co-owner of Purl's Yarn Emporium, and a life-long sewer, mender, maker and re-maker.

    You may notice two sections of this group--a morning sections on the first Monday of the month and an evening section on the second Tuesday of the month. You are welcome to come to either or both as fits with your schedule! 

    • 15 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 16 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver and Ceil Jensen 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive registration information ahead of time.



    • 19 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot St, Ashveille, NC
    • 10
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. 


    Supplies: Participants must bring their own spinning wheels and fiber. Some fiber may be available to share but is not guaranteed at each meeting.


    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to spin. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of spinning is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Host: Judi Jetson



    • 19 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    • 10
    Register

    This month's special event is all  about getting your dye garden ready. for the season.  We will have dye plants and seeds for sale and we will plant indigo, dyer's coreopsis and weld in the Local Cloth dye garden. We will have some free seeds for those who help out with the planing. Please bring garden gloves and a small trowel.

    If you have questions or you have plants to sell please contact Elizabeth Bell at hobbyknobfarm@gmail.com


    • 21 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register

    Open to all tapestry weavers, or tapestry weaver wannabes.  We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9am-12pm.

    Supplies: Please bring a project you are working on, a finished piece to share with the group, any questions you may have
    about materials, techniques, etc.  We are looking for a good discussion and sharing of ideas about tapestry.


    Skill level: This is not an introductory class so will be no instruction, but by sharing ideas and experiences we will all learn from each other.

    Led by: Betty Hilton-Nash


    • 22 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 23 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.



    • 27 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters! Crocheters! Needlefelters! Let's get together with your needles or hooks and make stuff. This is not a class- you should know something about your chosen craft but my suspicion is that you will learn something along the way. Knitters, needlefelters and crocheters are just like that. We do have some experienced folks in our group so you can count on getting some advice too.

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library for perusal, lots of yarn for sale in the shop and we have tea and coffee available. 

    Skill level: This is not a beginner's class. You should have some knowledge of your craft, but all skill levels are welcome!

    This is a free event for members but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Hosted by Peggy Newell


    • 29 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 30 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive your Zoom log-in information ahead of time.



    • 03 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register


    MENDING MATTERS:

    A space for helping us each be accountable to our ever growing piles of holey items in need of mending; a space to get advice and inspiration and technique sharing on ways to mend items of all kinds; a space to also share with one another insights gleaned from our mending.

    Mending Matters sessions will be facilitated by Elizabeth Schell, but with all gathered teaching and learning from one another. Some tools and materials will be available to pull from at each session to help with your mending. Elizabeth Schell is co-owner of Purl's Yarn Emporium, and a life-long sewer, mender, maker and re-maker.

    You may notice two sections of this group--a morning sections on the first Monday of the month and an evening section on the second Tuesday of the month. You are welcome to come to either or both as fits with your schedule! 

    • 03 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters! Crocheters! Needlefelters! Let's get together with your needles or hooks and make stuff. This is not a class- you should know something about your chosen craft but my suspicion is that you will learn something along the way. Knitters, needlefelters and crocheters are just like that. We do have some experienced folks in our group so you can count on getting some advice too.

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library for perusal, lots of yarn for sale in the shop and we have tea and coffee available. 

    Skill level: This is not a beginner's class. You should have some knowledge of your craft, but all skill levels are welcome!

    This is a free event for members but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Hosted by Peggy Newell


    • 05 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab 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. with consultation from an experienced leader Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert

    Host: Beth Sellars and Judi Jetson bio 


    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
    Register

    Members! Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork.  Suggestions: knitting, crocheting, hand sewing, sock darning, embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat!  The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the first and third Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm.

    Bring. Yourselves, a mug, and your ongoing work. Also optional: bring a piece of your finished work to show others what your interests are.

    Hosted by Susette Shiver and Ceil Jensen 

    Sign up at least 2 days in advance to receive registration information ahead of time.



    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street
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    MENDING MATTERS:

    A space for helping us each be accountable to our ever growing piles of holey items in need of mending; a space to get advice and inspiration and technique sharing on ways to mend items of all kinds; a space to also share with one another insights gleaned from our mending.

    Mending Matters sessions will be facilitated by Elizabeth Schell, but with all gathered teaching and learning from one another. Some tools and materials will be available to pull from at each session to help with your mending. Elizabeth Schell is co-owner of Purl's Yarn Emporium, and a life-long sewer, mender, maker and re-maker.

    You may notice two sections of this group--a morning sections on the first Monday of the month and an evening section on the second Tuesday of the month. You are welcome to come to either or both as fits with your schedule! 

    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
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    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: This is not a group for beginners to learn how to knit. All skill levels are welcome, but some basic knowledge of knitting is required.

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler



    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Local Cloth via Zoom
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