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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.

wORKSHOPS

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8
    Register
    Learn how to create yarns that shift from one color into another or from a light hue to a super saturated one. We'll help you mix dyes and show you how to add speckles to create skeins of yarn that fade gradually from one to the next. Throughout the afternoon there will be some down time while the yarn is steaming, cooling, drying, etc. so please bring your WIPs to work on and any finished projects for show and tell. Knitters and crocheters are encouraged to bring patterns along to reference or discuss and weavers should come prepared to design your own custom piece. To allow for individual guidance, only 8 spaces are available.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $5 for Acid dyes, citric acid & vinegar

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Judi Jetson

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 9
    Register
    This natural dyeing class will be geared to knitters and dyeing wool. We will explore 5 different natural dyes, with the possibility of extending the color range with overdyeing and post dye modification. You will come away from the class with a sample card of at least 10 different colors as well as a mini skein set that totals 436 yards. Its up to you how you want to divide up your skein: mini skeins for a multi colored project or just a few of your favorite colors. The class is flexible so everyone can choose what works best for them. The plants and colors we will explore are: Walnut: rich brown Weld: clear yellow (great for overdyeing) Cochineal: pinky-red Indigo: blue and green if overdyed with weld Woad seeds: silvery grey The class will be very approachable if you are a beginner and if you have some experience already, you can go deeper in your experimentation. The idea in this class is to come away with enough yarn to make a project as well as a sample card for future reference.

    Skill level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: $20 for 1 100 gram skein of 4 ply fingering, non superwash wool, pre scoured and mordanted. All dye materials and post mordanting reagents, handout with instructions for dyeing with each of the plants

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Joyce Tromba

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Learn plying techniques for hand dyed, multicolored rovings that will highlight the colors in the yarn.  Learn chain plying, fractal plying, thick and thin, core spinning.

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee:  $20 for Hand dyed rovings wool, silk, directions

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Resident Artist Joan Berner
    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8
    Register
    Make a simple felted vest with a commercial material back. In this two day class you will make two large pieces of felt for the two fronts. A muslin pattern will be fitted to you for cutting out the two fronts and the commercial fabric back. You will sew the garment together, learning some of the easy techniques for sewing with felt.


    Skill level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $50 for felting supplies, fiber, prefelt, decorative silks

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    Instructor: bio

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 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

    • 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

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 7
    Register
    Learn to direct warp your rigid heddle loom and get weaving in one day! We will be focused on learning the direct warping method for rigid heddle, threading and basic beginning weaving techniques. You will leave with a warped loom, ready for weaving!
    Note: You will need to bring a rigid heddle loom to participate in this workshop. If you do not have one, but would like to rent or purchase one, please contact Karen Donde, who will have a limited supply available first-come, first served.

    Level: All levels welcome

    Materials Fee: $25 for yarn

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Deanna Lynch

    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8
    Register
    Learn how to create yarns that shift from one color into another or from a light hue to a super saturated one. We'll help you mix dyes and show you how to add speckles to create skeins of yarn that fade gradually from one to the next. Throughout the afternoon there will be some down time while the yarn is steaming, cooling, drying, etc. so please bring your WIPs to work on and any finished projects for show and tell. Knitters and crocheters are encouraged to bring patterns along to reference or discuss and weavers should come prepared to design your own custom piece. To allow for individual guidance, only 8 spaces are available.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $5 for Acid dyes, citric acid & vinegar

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Judi Jetson

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 9
    Register

    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.

    Level: All

    Materials Fee:  $20 for Felting tools, prefelt, resist materials, fiber, plastic

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Instructor: Resident Artist Joan Berner

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