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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.


    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 3
    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

    • 20 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11

    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.

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    August's gathering will focus on walnuts. Its time to gather them while they are still green, this gives the best color. We will do our regular sampling but also plan to do some dyeing as well. To make sure we have enough time for dyeing please bring your walnuts hulled already (discard the nut or use for something else, we will only use the green hulls) its best to store them in the freezer unless you are doing this right before the meeting. Don't forget to wear gloves when handling walnuts, they will dye your skin a lovely brown color!

    Walnuts are a substantive dye, which means you do not need to mordant your fiber.

    So bring walnuts and fiber to dye, we will have the material for the sample book. You should estimate about 100 % weight of goods for the amount of hulls. If you don't have a tree in your yard, chances are your neighbor does and they will be happy for you to pick them up. We'll have some extras if you can't source them yourself.

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11

    All things indigo!

    From growing to processing to dyeing techniques--if it has to do with indigo, we will study it.

    In July we will revive part of the Local Cloth vat; bring something to dye.

    Always feel free to bring your ideas and your show & tell.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 3
    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

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 12
    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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