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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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    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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

    • 05 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 0
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    In this class we will learn about the Chemistry of Natural Dyes:  mordants, pH, pigments, dyes, stains, lakes, redox reactions, light and wash-fastness and why they're important in natural dyeing. We will also look at a comparison of natural and synthetic dyes. This is an informational session that is recommended as a prerequisite to the hands on Natural Dye series: Heritage Dyes: madder, Weld and Indigo, if you are a beginning dyer.

    Materials Fee: $0

    Registration: Members $25, Non-members $30

    Instructor: Joyce Tromba

    • 06 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 11
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    Stitch resist, or nui shibori, involves needle and thread to stitch patterns onto cloth, then gathering the stitching threads to resist the dye. With stitching, you can make shapes and pictures. We will explore the various stitch types on several different cloths using both hand and machine stitching. We will dye them in the Local Cloth indigo vat.

    All levels welcome

    Materials Fee: $15 includes fabrics, needles, thread

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Eileen Hallman

    • 12 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 3
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    Learn to weave pictures and shapes on a simple frame loom using classic tapestry weaving techniques. In this follow up to the intro class offered in February, we will start with warping a frame tapestry loom. It is NOT necessary to have taken the Tapestry Weaving intro class to participate in this one. Once the looms are warped and prepped for weaving, we will split the group up based on experience. Beginners will learn basic techniques, like meet-and-separate, hatching and weaving diagonals, while those ready to move on will explore design, working with cartoons and building shapes. Participants will take warped looms home to continue practicing.

    Participants may bring their own tapestry looms or rent one of ours for a small fee. Those renting looms will be asked to return them within the next month. A $25 (cash or check) loom rental fee will be refunded when loom is returned. If you would like purchase or build a tapestry loom before this class, contact instructors for suggestions.


    Level: Beginner

    Materials Fee:  $10

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120

    Instructor: Karen Donde, Betty Hilton-Nash

    • 13 May 2018
    • 26 May 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 5
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    Woven 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 19  Madder
    May 26  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

    • 20 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 13
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    Spend an afternoon with friends up to your elbows in an indigo vat!

    Materials Fee: $0.50 per ounce

    Registration: $10


    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
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    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

    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 12
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    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
    • 10
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    Printing 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
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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

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 7
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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

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10
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    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
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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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