Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 67 Broadway Street Asheville, NC 28801

    Barbara Zaretsky

    Pattern and the Subconscious:

    Design Path to Cloth

    Pattern : an underlying structure that organizes surfaces or objects in a consistent, regular manner.

    Barbara Zaretsky has researched the history of pattern in art and design with a focus on how people see and react to patterns they observe everyday. In this presentation she will share her discoveries and show examples from her collection of imagery and patterned textiles.

    Always fascinated by pattern, Barbara Zaretsky has created surface designed textiles for more than forty years. Her work can be spontaneous and random or sometimes deliberate and exacting. Named one of the top five designers in Asheville by Southern Living magazine, Barbara creates textiles for home and wardrobe and is the Director of Cloth Fiber Workshop. She has exhibited internationally, and has work in private collections across the U.S. and abroad.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    5:30 pm
    Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
    67 Broadway Street
    Asheville, NC

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville

    Why swap?

    The statistics of the amount of clothes that end up in landfills is sobering: according to a Newsweek article Americans throw away up to 14 tons of clothes, that’s 80 pounds per person each year. You can take your unwanted items to Goodwill or other sites but most of those clothes will end up in landfills as well. Check out this article to learn more about the cost of fast fashion: here.

    So, why not ‘shop’ for free and support the environment at the same time.

    1. Go through your closet and pick out those gently worn items that you aren’t wearing

    2. Set them out for viewing

    3. ‘Shop’ from other stashes, taking whatever you want

    Some guidelines

    Please bring clean items, no underwear unless it’s new, there is no minimum but don’t bring more than 25 items, jewelry, purses, accessories are all welcome.

    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Community Dye Studio

    Come gather in community to share and learn. Spend a few hours each month getting to know other Local Cloth members, and be inspired by the creativity others are engaged in.

    This gathering will include a light pot-luck lunch, a slide and trunk show, and some hands on activity.

    Eileen Hallman will present a slide show of her trip to India to visit textile artisans and will bring some of the textiles she collected. Then we will stamp or print our name tags on paper or cloth.

    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Community Dye Studio

    Shetland - the Wool, the Week and the Fiber

    Come gather in community to share and learn. Spend a few hours each month getting to know other Local Cloth members, and be inspired by the creativity others are engaged in.

    Judi Jetson will show images from her visit to the 2017 Shetland Wool Fest, teach spinning techniques she learned using the fleece she brought home, and show 2-color knitting tips for those interested. Bring your wheel, a flicker and 2 contrasting colors of yarn with appropriate-sized needles. She  will provide a tam (hat) pattern.
    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The North Carolina Arboretum
    • 150


    There is a growing demand for natural dyes for use in the textile, cosmetic, and food industries. This conference is for professionals in the farming, herb, and textile industries and for anyone interested in the fascinating history and potential of natural plant-based dyes. The symposium is hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with Local Cloth with the purpose of bringing awareness about issues and opportunities in plant dyes in order to encourage a sustainable natural dye industry in western North Carolina. In addition to presentations, the symposium will feature vendors, demonstrations and exhibits. For more information click here.

    For questions please contact ejohnson@ncarboretum.org

    Register  through the Arboretum website.

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Local Cloth, Inc.
PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815

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Community Dye Studio

207 Coxe Ave, #11
Asheville, NC 28801

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