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    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC

    To Celebrate the Indigo Ball, Local Cloth is teaming up with the Arts Council to offer Indigo Dye Days, an opportunity to come prepare your outfit for the ball in an Indigo Vat. 

    Local Cloth will be offering 3 sessions of indigo dyeing for all your Color Ball attire needs. Bring an outfit that needs some sprucing up. A dip into Indigo elevates any dress. Indigo works best on natural fibers, especially cottons, linens and silk. We will have all the indigo vats ready with knowledgeable instructors available to assist in the dyeing process. Cost will be based on the amount of clothing/ fabric being dyed $5-15 per person. 

    Please register to let us know you are coming.

    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave

    Instructor: Eileen Hallman

    Spinning, all levels

    Learn to spin cotton the easy way, on the spinning wheel developed for Gandhi.

    Members: $50.00

    Non members: $65.00

    Materials fee: $10.00, which includes Charkhas, cotton, handout

    Eileen has been obsessed with cotton for over 30 years. She spins on the charkha, weaves with her handspun singles, and dyes cotton with natural dyes. She is the owner of New World Textiles, LLC.She has been teaching charkha classes for 20 years, at SAFF, the Folk School, weavers' conferences and guilds.

    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC

    To Celebrate the Indigo Ball, Local Cloth is teaming up with the Arts Council to offer Indigo Dye Days, an opportunity to come prepare your outfit for the ball in an Indigo Vat. 

    Local Cloth will be offering 3 sessions of indigo dyeing for all your Color Ball attire needs. Bring an outfit that needs some sprucing up. A dip into Indigo elevates any dress. Indigo works best on natural fibers, especially cottons, linens and silk. We will have all the indigo vats ready with knowledgeable instructors available to assist in the dyeing process. Cost will be based on the amount of clothing/ fabric being dyed $5-15 per person. 

    Please register to let us know you are coming.

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave

    Instructor: Denise Seay

    This class  will cover the basics of hand quilting. A small piece will be produced using templates and rotary cutting, hand piecing, hand applique and hand quilting.

    Denise has been a sewer since childhood with a concentration on fiber arts and quilting since 1992, she also has 15 years' experience training in corporate environment.

    There is a materials fee of 15.00 that includes: Package of needles, thread, batting, templates, etc.

    Members: $100

    Non-Members: $120

    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10

    Class Description: In this class we will turn precious scraps of fabric into a useful zippered pouch. As fiber artists we all have little remnants of lovely fabric that we've woven, dyed, embroidered, batiked, eco printed, quilted or collected that are too small to do anything with. You can turn these little gems into very handy little pouches to store notions, make up, pencils or give as gifts. You will need just basic sewing skills and will learn how to insert a zipper, make a lining and "box" corners. Beginning skill level. Materials fee $5.

    Instructor Joyce Tromba: After living around the world for 30 years, Joyce is happily settled into life in lively Western North Carolina. Her travels have exposed her to many fiber traditions and enjoys sharing her skills to groups of fiber folk. 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60



    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8

    When you are needle felting, it's not a good idea to stab your needle into your foam felting board to store it, as you are damaging the foam and risk breaking the needle. Here's a great solution - your very own felted pin cushion! I always have mine next to me when I'm working, to keep needles, a PinPal, and straight pins handy. In this workshop, questions that many needle felters have will be answered - how to add and move wool and make specific shapes, how dense should your work be and why, correct terminology and safety tips. You'll learn the techniques needed to sculpt a form, and embellish your felted creation to make it fun, pretty, whimsical, cool, adorable - lots of ideas to choose from. AND... we'll add the secret element that keeps your pin cushion safe and sturdy!

    Instructor: Pat Pawlowicz

    Pat teaches classes and workshops all over the country and in Europe, at major fiber festivals, bead shows, shops, and for guilds and private groups. Her classes are fun and informative, tools and materials are always provided, and written and illustrated take-home instructions are included. 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Materials Fee: $15

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8

    Instructor: Karen Donde

    Twills provide a rich palette of pattern possibilities. Students will be introduced to a variety of twill patterns, weave samples of each and then weave a table runner of their own design in a modified round-robin format. This is a follow-up to Weaving 1 for novice or intermediate weavers who can warp a loom independently. Each student will bring a loom warped according to instructions and drafts provided by instructor prior to workshop. Day 1 will be spent weaving samples on all looms. On Day 2, participants will design and weave a runner on their own warps. Instructor's studio looms will be available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact her directly (karendonde@gmail.com) to reserve one and arrange a time to warp it.

    Weaving class, beginner - novice level 

    Materials fee: $8 which includes drafts & instructions provided in advance 

    Karen Donde has been weaving for 18 years and teaching beginners in Asheville since 2009. She also teaches advanced classes and workshops for guilds and conferences around the U.S., and writes about weaving and textiles for local and national publications.

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8

    Class Description: Even if you have never picked up a felting needle before, you can create the critter of your choice in just a few hours! Learn the correct terminology and safe techniques to sculpt a 3D animal, add eyes and blend colors and add fur. Fun and educational to watch all the other student's different animals come to life as well!

    Instructor: Pat Pawlowicz

    Pat teaches classes and workshops all over the country and in Europe, at major fiber festivals, bead shows, shops, and for guilds and private groups. Her classes are fun and informative, tools and materials are always provided, and written and illustrated take-home instructions are included. 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Materials Fee: $10

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 7

    Class Description: Weaving Sticks have been used for centuries by many cultures around the world. Such a simple hand-weaving tool, and the techniques used to create belts, pouches, jewelry, straps, headbands and even tapestries and household items are very easy to learn and work up quickly. There are so many possibilities with using these versatile sticks, and in this class you will be able to weave with 2,3,4 and 5 sticks for different effects. Create a bracelet of your own design to wear home proudly!

    Instructor: Pat Pawlowicz

    Pat teaches classes and workshops all over the country and in Europe, at major fiber festivals, bead shows, shops, and for guilds and private groups. Her classes are fun and informative, tools and materials are always provided, and written and illustrated take-home instructions are included. 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Materials fee: $10

    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 10

    Class Description: In this intermediate knitting class you will learn some basics of color work; color dominance, yarn management with two colors, how to achieve good floats and of course how to steek or cut your knitting in half! Materials fee $5.

    Instructor Joyce Tromba: After living around the world for 30 years, Joyce is happily settled into life in lively Western North Carolina. Her travels have exposed her to many fiber traditions and enjoys sharing her skills to groups of fiber folk. 

    Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120



    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8

    Instructor: Karen Donde

    Participants will be introduced to three different methods for weaving lacy, open fabrics in this modified round-robin workshop. Huck lace, Swedish lace and Atwater-Bronson Lace are all loom controlled laces with carefully planned floats on a tabby structure. One third of participants will thread each type of lace, and each participant will have a different threading. This is a follow-up to Weaving 1 for novice or intermediate weavers who can warp a loom independently. Day 1 will be spent weaving samples on all looms. On Day 2, participants will design and weave a runner on their own warps. Each student will bring a loom warped according to instructions and drafts provided by instructor prior to workshop. Instructor's studio looms will be available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact her directly (karendonde@gmail.com) to reserve one and arrange a time to warp it.

    Weaving class, beginner - novice level 

    Materials fee: $8 which includes drafts & instructions provided in advance 

    Karen Donde has been weaving for 18 years and teaching beginners in Asheville since 2009. She also teaches advanced classes and workshops for guilds and conferences around the U.S., and writes about weaving and textiles for local and national publications.

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 7

    Class Description: A cluster of needle felted holly leaves and bright red wool berries make this large, 3" diameter ornament truly jolly! Add bright ribbons to finish the festive effect, and you have created an heirloom-quality decoration sure to be an eye catcher. You can even add a drop of your favorite essential oils - pine, cinnamon, peppermint, etc. for a lovely fragrance. Learn how to use shapers to create the needle felted leaves, the techniques to get the perfect points and veins on each leaf, and how to produce felted balls for the berries. We'll make that beautiful ribbon embellishment and cord for hanging in the class as well!

    Instructor: Pat Pawlowicz

    Pat teaches classes and workshops all over the country and in Europe, at major fiber festivals, bead shows, shops, and for guilds and private groups. Her classes are fun and informative, tools and materials are always provided, and written and illustrated take-home instructions are included. 

    Registration: Members $50, Non-members $60

    Materials fee: $15

    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC
    • 8

    Instructor: Karen Donde

    Overshot is a classic weave, used traditionally for coverlets. This workshop will introduce theory and design, allowing participants to weave samples of several patterns in a modified round-robin format. Then they will design and weave a table runner on their own warps. This is a follow-up to Weaving 1 for novice or intermediate weavers who can warp a loom independently. Each student will bring a loom warped according to instructions and drafts provided by instructor prior to workshop. Instructor's studio looms will be available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact her directly (karendonde@gmail.com) to reserve one and arrange a time to warp it.

    Weaving class, beginner - novice level 

    Materials fee: $8 which includes drafts & instructions provided in advance 

    Karen Donde has been weaving for 18 years and teaching beginners in Asheville since 2009. She also teaches advanced classes and workshops for guilds and conferences around the U.S., and writes about weaving and textiles for local and national publications.

    Registration: Members $200, Non-members $240

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