Join resident artist Karen Donde in the Local Cloth Studio on Thursdays for small-group weaving classes tailored to your experience level. Maximum three students at a time. No minimums. Students at all levels may be in the studio together, which creates a great environment for cooperative learning. Book 6-hour packages, 18-hour packages, or if you need help with a specific subject, by the hour. You may bring your own loom to take home each day or use one of Karen’s. If using Karen’s looms, 6-hour packages must be completed in two weeks, and 18-hour packages must be completed in 6 weeks. Contact Karen about what you’d like to learn and scheduling availability, then purchase your class package here.
Materials fee: $5 for handouts + $ for yarn purchase as needed
Materials fee: $5 for Handout with weaving draft, a warped demo loom, all yarn and weaving tools needed for class.
Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde
Did you know you can use materials like dirt, insects, and plants to dye yarn, string, and cloth? The Center for Craft has teamed up with Asheville-based weaver Danielle Burke and Local Cloth for an exciting hands-on experience! Drop in to Local Cloth’s studio for an evening of natural-dye and weaving tutorials. A collaborative weaving project will be on-site for participants to contribute to with their very own hand-dyed yarns!
This program is co-presented by the Center for Craft and Local Cloth, Inc. in conjunction with the exhibition In Times of Seismic Sorrows, on view August 21, 2018 - January 26, 2019 at the Center for Craft.
Pay at the door: $1-10 sliding scale, all ages welcome
No preregistration required, just drop in, but if you want to register, sign up here.
Instructor: Resident Artist Danielle Burke
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There are many textures that can be made as you make felt. We will investigate the use of resists, prefelts, and covering prefelts with silks. The pieces of felt can be incorporated into a purse, garment or neck scarf.
Materials Fee: $20 for Felting tools, prefelt, resist materials, fiber, plastic
Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60
Materials fee: $4 for Handout with weaving draft, a warped demo loom, all yarn and weaving tools needed for class.
Anywhere from general interest to scholarly investigative reading welcome, this club is meant to foster discussion and thought.
January Meeting: The Shape of Craft by Ezra Shales
Summary from the publisher:
Today, the word ‘craft’ is linked to a vast array of items, from handmade objects to microbreweries. The term ‘artisanal’ is so overused that it can strain our credulity. But this also reveals that the value of craft remains compelling in modern life. In this cogently argued book, Ezra Shales explores some of the key questions about craft: who makes it, what we mean when we think about a craft object and how that shapes our understanding of what craft is. Along the way, he continually upends our definitions and typical expectations of what we think is handcrafted or authentic.
Shales’s discussion ranges widely across people and objects: from potter Karen Karnes to weaver Jack Lenor Larsen, glass sculptor Dale Chihuly to Native American basket-maker Julia Parker, as well as younger makers such as Sopheap Pich and Maarten Baas, and to the porcelain and cast-iron sanitary ware produced by the Kohler Company, the pottery made in Stoke on Trent and the people in Asia today who weave beautiful things for IKEA.
Engaging, pertinent and direct, the book ultimately encourages us to feel the shape of craft in our own lives."
Members: Free, but Please Register: The building is locked at 5 pm and you will be added to the mailing list to receive the door code.
Convened by Resident Artist Danielle Burke
Materials fee: $4 forHandout with sample weaving drafts in WIF form for weaving software.
Materials fee: $5 for Handout with drafts, warped demo loom and all materials and tools used in class.software.
Materials fee: $5 for Handout with drafts, warped demo loom and all materials and tools used in class.
Materials fee: $5 for Handout with drafts, finished woven gamp for discussion and all materials and tools used in class.
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