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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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    • 13 May 2018
    • 26 May 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 3
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    madder, weld, indigoWoven in the 1400’s, this tapestry still shows the brilliant colors of dyes used, including weld, madder and indigo. In this series of classes, we will explore how using just these three natural dyes we can create at least 9 different colors and almost limitless shades and hues. We will dye both protein and cellulose based fibers and keep a detailed record of our work. This is a class for those who want to deeply investigate these dyes and our products will be an extensive reference book with samples rather than yards of fabric or yarn.
    If you are new to natural dyeing please take the Chemistry of Natural Dyes class prior to this series.
    Each class in the series will focus on one of the plant dyes: weld, madder and indigo. We will experiment with modifiers, changes in pH and overdyeing.


     Each class in the series will focus on one of the plant dyes: weld, madder and indigo. We will experiment with modifiers, changes in pH and overdyeing
    May 13  Weld
    May 26 (morning)  Madder
    May 26 ( afternoon)  Indigo

    Level:  Beginner

    Materials Fee: $30 for the entire series

    Registration: Members $150 for the series, Non-members $180 for the series

    Instructor:Joyce Tromba

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

    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
    Register

    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.


    • 27 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 11

    New Date:   Sunday afternoon,  May 27

    Spend an afternoon with friends up to your elbows in an indigo vat!

    Materials Fee: $0.50 per ounce

    Registration: $10


    • 22 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 5
    Register

    learn to spin yarnExcited by Fiber Feel Day? – Learn to Spin. In two days we will learn basic spinning and fiber preparation techniques. Spinning is the most relaxing technique I know. Learn to create a stable, strong fiber and basic plying techniques.

    Level: All

    Materials fee: $20 for some spinning wheels, hand cards, wool, roving, notes, drum carder, yarn

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    Instructor: Resident Artist Joan Berner

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


    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register
    GO FELT A FISH!
    …or any other creature of your choice! This fun workshop is an introduction to 3-dimensional wet-felting, using resists to create hollow form sculptures. Students will learn the basics of wet felting with short fiber wools with an emphasis on seamless, consistent and durable walls- all of the elements necessary for “vessels” whether they be critters or baskets or bowls.
    Level: All

    Materials Fee: $25 for mats, soap, wool, some surface design materials

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Resident Artist Vicki Bennett

    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register

    learn to spin on a great wheelDede has spent many years spinning and demonstrating on her collection of Great Wheels. Students in this one-day hands-on class will enjoy the myths and legends which surround this wonderful style of spinning wheel as they learn it's ways.

    DeDe will cover:

    • Wool preparation: worsted, semi-worsted and woolen
    • The left hand long draw
    • Making new drive bands

    Ten wheels from the her private collection will be available to rent and use in the class, or you can bring your own Great Wheel.

    Level: All

    Materials Fee: $5

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Dede Styles

    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 12
    Register
    Overshot, commonly used for colonial American coverlets, is characterized by a plain weave ground structure over which softer, slightly heavier pattern wefts float in regular intervals. The floats form blocks of pattern that combine to produce a wide variety of motifs and designs. After getting a foundation in overshot theory and design, weavers will explore the versatility of an overshot threading on looms they have threaded in advance. Working at their own looms, each will weave an overshot sampler of the many different patterns that can be produced with treading and weft variations.

    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, limited number of looms for rent-first come, first served.

    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
    • 9
    Register
    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
    • 10
    Register
    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

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register
    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

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
    Register
    Make your very own favorite felt hat in this one day workshop. Designed to perfectly fit, wet felted of ultra fine and soft merino and dyed your favorite color, this will be your go-to hat for all seasons and all occasions. Students will learn basic wet felt techniques using prefelt. We will dye our hats using simple shibori methods and commercial dyes. Beginner hand sewing skills, a sharp pair of scissors, a dishpan and an apron are all you need! Max enrollment: 10 Materials fee: 30.00

    Materials Fee: $30 for prefelts, dyes, surface design materials, mats, soap

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Resident Artist Vicki Bennett

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 12
    Register
    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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PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815

Community Dye Studio

207 Coxe Ave, #11
Asheville, NC 28801

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