Local Cloth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing the fiber supply chain in Western North Carolina
and enhancing the lives of those who make their living in fiber industries.
The Asheville Surface Design Group meets monthly (the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 pm). The international organization of the SDA (Surface Design Association) defines what we do as "the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking". At present, our group focuses on activities that involve paints onto fabrics and we have members that are interested in art quilts and wearable art. We have a show and tell followed by a demo and an activity that everyone takes part in.