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Cancellation policy:

If your notice of withdrawal is received at least 10 days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop cost, minus a $10 processing fee.

There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 10 days before the start of your workshop, unless there is a waitlist and someone can fill the spot. You will be refunded less the $10 fee. If there is no refund, we will gladly provide you with a receipt for your donation to Local Cloth.

If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment or an unforeseen circumstance with the instructor, you will be issued a full refund and be notified prior to the start of your workshop.

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    • 27 May 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 5
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    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.


    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 2
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    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

    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
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    All things indigo!

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

    In July we will revive part of the Local Cloth vat; bring something to dye.

    Always feel free to bring your ideas and your show & tell.



    • 04 Aug 2018
    • 05 Aug 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 5
    Register
    For students who cannot attend continuing classes on Thursdays, this intensive two-day workshop is designed for beginners with no knowledge of weaving or those looking to refresh their warping and weaving skills. Participants will work in teams of two/loom who are paired up based on experience level. Team members will take turns, so that each participant can practice warping and weaving skills, and we can keep the class moving along. Day 1 will be spent with a short lecture on project planning followed by winding warps on a warping board. The remainder of the day will be taken up with front-to-back warping: sleying the reed, threading heddles, beaming the warp and tying onto the front beam. Day 2, each participant will have a chance to weave plain weave, twill and patterned twill samples on their shared looms, and learn simple hemstitching. If time permits, we will swap looms to weave samples of other patterns. We will wrap up with a discussion about wet finishing. Each participant will take home his/her own samples.

    Level: Beginning

    Materials fee: $20 for handout, all yarn, equipment, tools

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 3
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    eco printPrinting onto fabric with only materials from nature—leaves, flowers, twigs, etc—is a magical experience. In this class students will learn the basics of eco printing including the importance of proper preparation, types of processing techniques. Students will also experiment with mordants, tannins and a variety of vegetation that will ultimately lead to successful printing. Although students are asked to bring a variety of leaves to class, we will also forage to identify and collect plants for printing. Emphasis will be placed on safety, best practice procedures, environmental factors and plant characteristics. The final project will be printing on a 14” x 72” silk scarf. This is a relaxed, fun-filled class so come prepared to experience the wonders of eco printing!

    This workshop is paired with the August 18 Medium Print: Eco Print with Color class. While it is not necessary to take both classes, they work well together giving students a full range of techniques in eco print dyeing.

    Materials Fee: $25 for 14 x 72” silk scarf. Various mordants including alum, modifiers, tannins.

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Patricia Spangler

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 7
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    Take the next step in eco-printing through the addition of color. In this second eco-printing workshop we will use both natural and commercial dyes and apply them to silk printed with botanicals. Participants will finish samples, a silk scarf and a large piece of raw silk. Students are encouraged to bring a variety of leaves and/or flowers for experimentation.

    This workshop is paired with the August 11 Intro to Eco print class. While it is not necessary to take both classes, they work well together giving students a full range of techniques in eco print dyeing.

    Materials Fee: $35 for silk scarf, raw silk noil yardage, additional silks, dyes, some botanicals, bundling materials

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: bio

    • 20 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
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    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.


    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 1
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    This class explores different methods of painting your warp using fabric paints. This spontaneous method of applying color to yarn can be used in either functional or non-functional pieces.

    Level: Students should have some knowledge of weaving and how to dress a loom. Limited instruction will be given on warping the loom; this will be specific to the warp painting process. Students will be working with 8/2 unmercerized cotton, sett at 24 EPI.

    Materials fee: $25includes: 2 warps, weft, paints, handouts, other misc. items used for this process

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    Instructor: Guest Artist Kathie Roig

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 12
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    For weavers comfortable warping and weaving basic weave structures, this class introduces pattern designs that result when color order in warp and weft interacts with weave structure. Students may choose three different color orders and will learn to warp specific color repeats and weave sample gamps in both plain weave and twill. They will then weave a small runner in the desired pattern as time allows. A few looms are available for rental, first-come, first served. Contact Karen. Rigid heddle weavers are welcome as long as they bring the loom and can warp it independently (plain weave samples only).

    Level: Intermediate; Novice weavers who can read a draft and warp a loom independently are welcome

    Materials fee: $10 for detailed handout, pre-workshop warping instructions, a few looms are available to rent.

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde

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