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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

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 5
    Register
    Log cabin, houndstooth, Glen Urquhart check, pinwheel and shadow weave are all woven patterns that result when specific color orders in warp and weft combine with a weave structure to yield designs that could not be achieved by the structure or color order alone. This is the fourth in a series of classes exploring the rich collection of woven patterns possible in a class of weaves called color-and-weave effects. This class focuses on 8-shaft twills with color-and-weave effects, including the wide variety of pinwheel patterns. Lecture and design practice only. No demo loom. Laptop with weaving software suggested but not required.
    Click the Instructor link below to contact Karen to receive a draft in advance of class.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $4 for Handout with weaving draft, a warped demo loom, all yarn and weaving tools needed for class.

    Registration:

    Members $50

    Non-members $60

    Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde


    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 6
    Register
    Log cabin, houndstooth, Glen Urquhart check, pinwheel and shadow weave are all woven patterns that result when specific color orders in warp and weft combine with a weave structure to yield designs that could not be achieved by the structure or color order alone.
    This is the last in a series of classes exploring the rich collection of woven patterns possible in a class of weaves called color-and-weave effects. This class focuses on a thick-and-thin technique for enlarging color-and-weave motifs on four or more shafts. Lecture only. No demo loom. Laptop and weaving software suggested, but not required.


    Level: Advanced

    Materials fee: $4 forHandout with sample weaving drafts in WIF form for weaving software.

    Registration:

    Members $50

    Non-members $60

    Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde


    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 3
    Register
    Broken, point, extended point, M & W, advancing and herringbone all are examples of an almost endless variety of twill weaving patterns possible on four shafts. The best way to learn about these patterns is by weaving a gamp or sample blanket. Start with a warp divided into sections of different twill threadings. Apply a 2/2, 1/3 or 3/1 twill tie-up and then treadle the patterns in the order threaded. The resulting gamp illustrates how each threading looks when woven with itself, PLUS many more examples of how they look woven with each other. This is the first of a series of three classes guiding participants through development and weaving of a twill gamp, using lecture, hands-on demos and, if desired, at-home practice. This first class focuses on how twill works and how to plan the warp for a twill gamp.


    Level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $5 for Handout with drafts, warped demo loom and all materials and tools used in class.software.

    Registration:

    Members $50

    Non-members $60

    Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde


    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 5
    Register
    Broken, point, extended point, M & W, advancing and herringbone all are examples of an almost endless variety of twill weaving patterns possible on four shafts. The best way to learn about these patterns is by weaving a gamp or sample blanket. Start with a warp divided into sections of different twill threadings. Apply a 2/2, 1/3 or 3/1 twill tie-up and then treadle the patterns in the order threaded. The resulting gamp illustrates how each threading looks when woven with itself, PLUS many more examples of how they look woven with each other. This is the second of a series of three classes guiding participants through development and weaving of a twill gamp, using lecture, hands-on demos and, if desired, at-home practice. This class focuses on weaving the twill gamp, varying tie-up and treadling for multiple patterns.


    Level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $5 for Handout with drafts, warped demo loom and all materials and tools used in class.

    Registration:

    Members $50

    Non-members $60

    Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde


    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 6
    Register
    Broken, point, extended point, M & W, advancing and herringbone all are examples of an almost endless variety of twill weaving patterns possible on four shafts. The best way to learn about these patterns is by weaving a gamp or sample blanket. Start with a warp divided into sections of different twill threadings. Apply a 2/2, 1/3 or 3/1 twill tie-up and then treadle the patterns in the order threaded. The resulting gamp illustrates how each threading looks when woven with itself, PLUS many more examples of how they look woven with each other. This is the last of a series of three classes guiding participants through development and weaving of a twill gamp, using lecture, hands-on demos and, if desired, at-home practice. This class focuses on how to combine patterns from the twill gamp to create original weaving designs.


    Level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $5 for Handout with drafts, finished woven gamp for discussion and all materials and tools used in class.

    Registration:

    Members $50

    Non-members $60

    Instructor: Resident Artist Karen Donde


    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 17 Mar 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 9
    Register
    Combine woven shibori, a loom controlled patterning system using temporary gathering threads, with silk noil and Lanaset dyes to create samples or a scarf. Bring your 4-8 harness loom dressed with a dummy warp 180 ends sett at 12epi (instructions and threading drafts will be provided) ready to tie on silk.  In addition to the aforementioned loom, participants will need to bring 2 shuttles, bobbins, warp separator (paper or sticks), scissors, seam ripper and other tools for weaving. A pickup stick longer than 15" is optional. Manual bobbin winders will be available. Learn the process. Handouts will support taking your new skills to your home studio.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Materials fee: $35 for silk noil warps (one per participant), silk weft, embroidery floss, dyes (including vinegar and sodium alginate), handouts, woven shibori samples, miscellaneous tools (plastic containers, brushes, cross holders, etc.)

    Registration: Members $300, Non-members $360

    Instructor: Neal Howard

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 9
    Register
    An introductory course that will provide students with the necessary tools to begin exploring the magical world of eco printing. Fabric preparation, mordants, tannins, modifiers and plant selection will be explored. After a series of sampling with different techniques and methods, students will print a 14 x 72" silk scarf as their final project.

    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee: $20 covers silk for sampling, a 14 x 72" silk scarf for each participate, mordants, dyes, modifiers and everything else necessary for successful results!

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Patricia Spangler

    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 9
    Register
    Eco Printing--The Next Generation is a follow-up to the introductory workshops. In this class, students will learn techniques for creating colored backgrounds to enhance the effects of eco printing. We will work with natural dyes including cochineal, logwood and osage orange, and also explore the dramatic impact various tannins have on botanical prints. Tannins explored will include oak gall nut, pomegranate and sumac. Eco printing experience is highly recommended.

    Level: Intermediate

    Materials Fee: $25 covers all natural dye and tannin materials and all other supplies necessary to facilitate successful prints . Prepped mordanted fabrics for "blankets" (carrier cloths) and silk sampling fabric as well as one 14" x 72" 8mm silk scarf for a final project.

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Patricia Spangler

Past events

17 Jan 2019 Color-and-Weave With More Than Two Colors
15 Jan 2019 Textured Felt
10 Jan 2019 Color-and-Weave: Houndstooth & Other 4-shaft Patterns
09 Jan 2019 Natural-Dye & Weaving Workshop
03 Jan 2019 Color-and-Weave: Log Cabin and Other Plain-Weave Effects
30 Dec 2018 Dye Your Fade, Ombre or Gradient Yarn
01 Dec 2018 One Day Rigid Heddle!
03 Nov 2018 Eco Printing - Playing with Nature's Colors
23 Oct 2018 Simple Felted Vest
20 Oct 2018 Plying Techniques for Multicolored Rovings
08 Sep 2018 Warp it! Paint it! Weave it!
18 Aug 2018 Medium Print: Eco Print with color
11 Aug 2018 Introduction to Eco Print
04 Aug 2018 Beginning Weaving Intensive/Refresher
21 Jul 2018 Kudzu Fiber Workshop
22 Jun 2018 Learn to Spin
27 May 2018 Indigo Dye Day
13 May 2018 Heritage Colors: Madder, Weld and Indigo
12 May 2018 Tapestry Weaving Techniques 2
05 May 2018 Chemistry of Natural Dyes
15 Apr 2018 Intro to Shibori: Clamping, Tying, and Pole Wrap
04 Mar 2018 Silk Painting using Natural Dye Extracts
03 Mar 2018 Surface Design with Natural Dye
24 Feb 2018 Tapestry Weaving Techniques
18 Feb 2018 Handmade buttons
04 Feb 2018 Handmade buttons
03 Feb 2018 Handmade buttons
16 Dec 2017 Hand Painted Yarn or Roving
02 Dec 2017 Weaving 2: Overshot - Stars, Roses & Tables
21 Oct 2017 Weaving Sticks Workshop
14 Oct 2017 Felt Your Way into the Roaring 20's
08 Oct 2017 Create a Nuno Felted Scarf
09 Sep 2017 Basic Hand Quilting
27 Aug 2017 Indigo Dye Days
26 Aug 2017 Learn to Spin Like Gandhi
22 Aug 2017 Indigo Dye Days
19 Aug 2017 Indigo Dye Days
11 Aug 2017 Eco Printing
06 Aug 2017 Eco Printing
15 Jul 2017 Three warps, Three Towels, Session 3
09 Jul 2017 Introduction to Indigo: Four Paths to Beautiful Color
07 Jul 2017 Learn to Felt
07 Jun 2017 The New Landscape of 3-Dimensional Felt
02 Jun 2017 Three warps, Three Towels, Session 2
06 May 2017 Growing Your Dye Garden
05 May 2017 Three warps, Three Towels Session 1
22 Apr 2017 Lucet Weaving
01 Apr 2017 Shibori Your Undies
19 Feb 2017 Getting Started With Natural Dyes
06 Jan 2017 Floor-Loom Weaving: Three Warps, Three Towels - Session III
17 Dec 2016 Basics of Wet Felting
09 Dec 2016 Creating Garments that Fit
04 Dec 2016 Embroidered Observations
02 Dec 2016 Floor-loom Weaving: Three Warps, Three Towels - Session II
19 Nov 2016 Sewing Techniques for Handwovens
11 Nov 2016 Getting the Yarn You Want from the Fiber and Wheel You Have
06 Nov 2016 The Natural Dye Rainbow Pot
04 Nov 2016 Fiber, Nature and Texture: An Introduction to Eco-print dyeing
28 Oct 2016 Floor-Loom Weaving: Three Warps, Three Towels, Session I
22 Oct 2016 Stitched Shibori with Natural Dyes
14 Oct 2016 Make Your Own Spindle and Learn to Spin Wool
08 Oct 2016 Dye Cotton Sliver with Natural Dyes
24 Sep 2016 Tupperware Party! Ice water indigo
17 Sep 2016 Tupperware Party! Stitched Shibori

Mailing Address

Local Cloth, Inc.
PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815

Community Dye Studio

207 Coxe Ave, #11
Asheville, NC 28801

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