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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. 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 10 days prior to the start of your workshop.

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    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave
    • 0
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    Enhance your wearables with personalized buttons! It's easier than you think and so affordable in polymer clay. You'll learn the very basics of working with polymer, the do's and don'ts and a variety of techniques. The only workshop prerequisites are to bring your imagination and design intention. Students are welcome to make as many buttons as time allows. This is a beginner class, no experience necessary.. Workshop fee $50.

     Barbara has been an industry professional in the polymer medium for over 25 years. She has taught online, on TV, at conferences, resident schools, guilds clubs and local craft stores.

    Materials fee: 10 dollars which covers all tools, textures, transfers and clay.  

    • 04 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave
    • 1
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    Enhance your wearables with personalized buttons! It's easier than you think and so affordable in polymer clay. You'll learn the very basics of working with polymer, the do's and don'ts and a variety of techniques. The only workshop prerequisites are to bring your imagination and design intention. Students are welcome to make as many buttons as time allows. This is a beginner class, no experience necessary.. Workshop fee $50 members, $60 non-members.

     Barbara has been an industry professional in the polymer medium for over 25 years. She has taught online, on TV, at conferences, resident schools, guilds clubs and local craft stores.

    Materials fee: $10 which covers all tools, textures, transfers and clay.  

    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave
    • 15
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    In this class we will explore  abstract application of fabric using wool, cotton and silk to a base. Seams will be embroidered, embellished and appliquéd to produce a block which can become part of a quilt or a wall art piece. We will enjoy a relaxed exploration of fabrics and hand-stitching The techniques learned can be added to any quilt or textile art. No experience or sewing machine needed.

    Denise is a native South Carolinian. She has been a sewist since childhood and a hand quilter since 1992. She is an accomplished fiber artist and has taken classes with Hollis Chatelain, Karen Kay Buckley, Martin House and Jan Smiley to name a few.

    Member registration, $100,   Non-member $120

    Materials fee: $10 , which includes kit of needles, backing, batting and thread.

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 0
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    Class Description: Learn to weave pictures and shapes on a simple frame loom using classic tapestry weaving techniques. Warped looms and yarn will be provided for your day of weaving, and you will take home a completed sampler on which you will have practiced techniques such as meet-and-separate, hatching, weaving diagonals and rectangular shapes, as well as learning to follow a design cartoon.

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Materials Fee: $10

    Instructors: Karen Donde weaves garments, fashion accessories and home textiles for sale and teaches beginning-advanced weaving classes and assorted workshops for guilds and conferences. Teaching credits include HGA’s Convergence, Southeast Fiber Forum, Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association and Florida Tropical Weavers Conference. Living in Western North Carolina, she has taught locally at weaving and yarn shops and currently offers classes at Local Cloth. Donde is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, graduated in 2013 from Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts-Fiber program and earned HGA’s Level 1 Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving.


    Betty Hilton-Nash has been weaving tapestry for 25 years. Her tapestry career started at Pam Patrie Studios in Portland, OR, where she worked as a contract weaver for a year on a large commission. Betty has studied with leading tapestry weavers, such as Archie Brennan, Jean Pierre Larochette, and Phillip Playe from the Gobelin in Paris. She has won awards from the American Tapestry Alliance, Handweavers Guild of America, Blue Ridge Fiber Show, and the Australian Tapestry Workshop. She is currently president of Tapestry Weavers South.

    Butterfly Garden by Betty Hilton-Nash

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave
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    Create fabrics that are unique and complex using the vibrant color palette of natural dye extracts that completely dissolve in water.  This one-day workshop will introduce you to the many possibilities the natural dye palette offers- yellows, orange, reds, and purple.  Learn about proper mordanting and experiment with surface design techniques on your silk fabric including stamping, block printing and silk screening. Different simple methods for color effects and patterns will be explored; including applying different mordants and natural dyes.

    All levels welcome.

    Donna Brown is a fiber artist from Denver, Colorado.  A natural dyer with over 25 years of natural dyeing and teaching in venues across the US and abroad including Penland School of Crafts, and John C Campbell Folk School.  She is the former owner of the Dyeworks – a natural dye company and is currently their sales representative. Donna is an active Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms volunteer who helped start the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden.

    Materials Fee:   $50 per student.  This includes 2 yards of silk broadcloth, Natural Dye extracts, auxiliary chemicals, and instructional handout



    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 9
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    You'll start this play day by spinning unique singles from a wide variety of materials, and then core spin art yarns using batts for added texture and fullness. Then you'll turn them into coils and beehives, and ply with silk and cotton thread for added stability.  These yarns add texture to scarves and hats, be used to embellish sweaters and blankets, or you can even make necklaces with it!

    Your instructor Judi Jetson encourages you to bring materials to share, otherwise there is a $10 materials fee. For experienced spinners only.

    Member registration, $50,   Non-member $60


    • 31 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 6
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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 or alpaca wool and/or roving pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and  dye to share.  If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll dye colors to match.

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