Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network

Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network

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A wonderful history of sheep on an island in Maine, and the family that maintains the traditions.

I was at the studio today and got a shot of our newest member 'Jenny'. She was donated to Local Cloth by Melanie Wilder and is looking forward to trying on all of your creations while at the studio! Thanks Melanie!!!
If you're new to Ice Dyeing and looking for a little help getting started, I invite you to attend this online workshop:
Virtual Dye Lab - Basic Ice Dyeing with Live Q&A
Online at Zoom - Wednesday & Thursday - September 23 & 24
In this interactive demonstration, you'll influence the outcome by voting on the projects, designs, techniques and colors.
After the gathering, you'll receive access to the full recording (and a supply list) so you can work along with the video at home.
Sign yourself up for the good times here:
I'm wondering what you all think... I have had a dirty fleece or two (really can't remember... but it's one box) stored for possibly 20 years... maybe 15. I'm sure the lanolin is hard but would the wool still be good and would anyone want it? I'm happy to hand it over to anyone who can pick it up at my home in Charlotte.
I was super pleased with the results of this ice dyeing experiment. Using the same fold, and the same three colors, I tested four different ways of applying the powdered dye. If you'd like to give it a try, here’s a link to a tutorial video: https://youtu.be/0V876ti2Fw4
Although the Anything Fiber Sale had to be cancelled, there is going to be a yard sale this Saturday, June 27 from 8-12. We have having the yard sale at the Local Cloth Studio at 207 Coxe Ave. It is a fiber sale and all of the proceeds go to Local Cloth. We have had very generous donations of great fiber items and we hope to see you there (teaser pics added for fun).
Upcoming event on Saturday April 4 from 2-2:30PM
FREE STUDIO TOUR using Zoom Meetings:
Sandy Hartmannsgruber, like many of us, has her hands in multiple craft disciplines. An art and German major 15 years ago, she now focuses on knitting, natural dyes, and spinning llama fiber. She also loves weaving, collage, and printmaking. For the tour she will reveal some of her textile collection from the Andes. Join us Saturday April 4th at 2pm to visit her small studio near downtown Asheville. Feline assistants will be present -- without any allergy risk!
Free Studio Tours through Zoom Meeting will begin this coming Saturday, April 4th at 2pm, hosted by our Local Cloth Treasurer, Sandy Hartmannsgruber. These will be held as webinars and are open to anyone. When you host a Studio Tour, you and your work will also be featured on our website as "Artist of the Month!" If you would like to be featured and host a segment of your very own, please contact [email protected].
Hello! If there's a better group for me to post this, please let me know. I'm looking for help learning how to warp my new (old) Leclerc floor loom. I have experience weaving, but not warping. Anyone have any leads?
hi Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network ! Come visit us downtown TODAY!
https://www.facebook.com/events/830831914056377/
COLLECTION Pop-Up Shop!

Don’t miss this exciting pop-up shop featuring COLLECTION, a brand of ethical essentials produced entirely in North Carolina. Collection is committed to advancing a method of production that does right by its workers, consumers, and the environment: producing high quality, lasting essentials, maintaining an ethical production line, and providing stable, good-paying jobs.

Considering the local nature of COLLECTION, the timing and location of this pop-up shop couldn’t be more perfect since the City of Asheville proclaimed the week of Valentine’s as Love Asheville, Go Local Week in partnership with the Asheville Grown Business Alliance (AGBA). AGBA encourages locally owned, independent business owners to celebrate together during Go Local Week.

COLLECTION (www.createthecollection.com) was launched with support from The Industrial Commons (www.theindustrialcommons.org), a Morganton-based nonprofit organization that works to ensure industrial workers have reliable jobs as well as voice, agency and dignity. COLLECTION is premised on the belief that these strategies are key to revitalizing local communities and manufacturing.

The pop-up shop will be hosted by Hip Replacements at 72 N. Lexington Ave. in Asheville on Thursday, February 13 from 4:00–7:00pm. Stop by to meet the designer, see the products in person, shop local with 10% off, and show your support for workers who are your neighbors.

Local Cloth is a nonprofit focused on growing the fiber economy. We encourages and support collaboration among textile artists, designers, fiber farmers, suppliers and small businesses to sustain a thriving local textile economy and bring locally grown and made fiber products to consumers within and beyond the Blue Ridge.

Operating as usual

02/26/2021

It’s a rainy day. Why not stay inside and do a little fiber art? There’s still time to sign up for today’s 4pm Virtual Handwork Circle. More information at localcloth.org/workshops. #fiberart #knitting #embroidery #crochet #localclothinc

02/22/2021

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Silkscreen and stamping this morning making leaves and branches to appliqué on linen curtains. #susetteshanddyedart #silkscreen #woodenstamps #leavesandbranches #fabricdesign #linenfabric

02/19/2021

Dye Lab: Painting Protein Fiber with Acid Dye, March 11, 1-4pm.

Join us for a fun afternoon in the studio, working on your own projects. This Lab 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. with consultation from an experienced leader @curlyfurr - to get the result you want. Check out localcloth.org/workshops for more info. #localclothinc #fiberart #aciddye #creative

02/18/2021

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Tons of Wooly Bun Crumbs waiting to be packaged up. Fingers have been busy! #curlyfurr #felting #fiber #spinning #roving #etsy

02/15/2021

Turn your Valentines bouquet into a work of art with Fiberhouse Collective’s Flower Dyeing Kit, now available through Shop Local Cloth!

Turn those valentines flowers into flower prints with Fiberhouse Collective Flower Dyeing Kit. This DIY kit includes dried flowers from their Asheville dye garden, mordants, used rubber bands from past classes and projects, and a piece of fabric to imprint with flowers.

When you plant the seed-embedded packaging wild flowers will sprout — we recommend using these flowers to create even more natural floral prints. Each purchase also includes a link to the Sprouting Color video that will take you step by step through the flower dyeing process.

02/15/2021

Don’t know what to do with that beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric? Discover the art doll as a means of creative expression for textiles and fiber lovers. This virtual four part class, taught by @hordheatherley will teach you the basics of constructing a stump doll. Wednesdays, March 10- 31, 11am - 12pm. Check out localcloth.org/workshops for more information. #fiberart #localclothinc #textiles #naturaldyeing #creative

02/14/2021

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Handdyed, handspun Cormo LLW from Sebette Hamil at Wooly Ridge Farm in Leicester NC #localcloth #localclothinc #wncmountains #spinningyarn @susetteshanddyedart #fiberarts #ashevilletextiles #wnctextiles #handspunyarn

02/08/2021

Interesting in Stranded Colorwork Knitting? In this class you can make a multicolored headband which could be continued into a hat. With all this snow it sounds like a good idea to us!

February 21, 1-3pm via Zoom. Check out localcloth.org/workshops for more info. #localclothinc #knitting #strandedknitting #fairisleknitting #fiberart #creative

02/08/2021

In celebration of the day of love, we celebrate Denise Arcuri's ecoprinted scarf – made in the mountains with love. Check out more wearable art at shoplocalcloth.org

With Valentines Day right around the corner we cannot think of a better gift (for yourself or a loved one!) than Denise Arcuri’s ecoprinted scarves.

Denise has a selection of ecoprinted gems for sale, including masks, bags, and scarves available exclusively through Shop Local Cloth. Denise uses tannin rich leaves foraged in the Blue Ridge Mountain region to create her works of wearable art.

02/05/2021

@susetteshanddyedart has a new blog post. Check it out at localcloth.org/blog today! #localclothinc #fiberart #fiberfarm #spinningyarn #creative

02/05/2021

Shop local this Valentine’s Day with shoplocalcloth.org !

Shop local this Valentines Day with Shop Local Cloth and the farmers, makers, and designers in our Blue Ridge Mountain Fibershed💙 From scarves, to handmade journals, to bags, yarn, and DIY kits we have a gift for all the loved ones in our lives — from our home to yours.

02/04/2021

Alyssa from The Patchwork Underground is another amazing Blue Ridge Mountain Fibershed maker. Shop customizable journals and much more at shoplocalcloth.org

Choose a size + pages and customize the perfect journal or sketchbook for you or a loved one with Shop Local Cloth. Alyssa from @thepatchworkunderground is another amazing Blue Ridge Mountain Fibershed maker. Each Journal is stitched with intention to hold your thoughts, inspirations, sketches or whatever you need to get on paper. Individually crafted, hand stitched journals include covers made from artist-made plant based papers or naturally dyed upcycled fabrics.

02/02/2021

We are’s excited to announce the launch of Shop Local Cloth 🐏 our new online marketplace!

Meet the goats behind your roving and yarn. Out in Jupiter Farm produced this soft sport weight yarn using the fleece of their grey angora goats, Reuben and Gracie. Shop local and support Ann + Trish and their flock of angora goats grazing their pastures in Weaverville, NC. Head over to @shoplocalcloth to take a closer look at their yarn and roving.

02/02/2021

Check out this class and all of our other February offerings at localcloth.org/workshops.

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An intricate #birthday card for my Taupe Dawg @ghosfacekillough a while back. Make clever cards with me in “Pop-Up Delights” ONLINE February 7, just in time for #valentinesday Register: https://localcloth.wildapricot.org/event-4121300
#localclothinc #fiberart #papercrafts #creative

01/29/2021

Interested in an Intro to Stranded Knitting? The class explores Stranded Colorwork Knitting…including Fair Isle motifs and techniques. Its a beginning class for knitters who are fascinated with what can be accomplished using only two colors per one round. Warning: this is an extremely addictive form of knitting!

February 6, 1:00-3:00 via zoom. Check out localcloth.org/workshops for more info. #localclothinc #fiberart #knitting #strandedknitting #creative

01/27/2021

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These Jacob almost yearlings, 3 year old and her ram lamb are available . The lambs look a little rugged as they still have their lamb fleece. Not register, pet, fiber or grazers. Add hardy genetics to your flock #woolsheep#heritagebreed

01/26/2021

@susetteshanddyedart has a new blog post! Check it out at localcloth.org/blog.

Also if you missed her musical performance at the Annual Meeting last night it was 👌🏻. #localclothinc #blog #fiberart #creative

01/23/2021

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Weaver friends // great job opportunity for weaving resident artist @johnccampbellfolkschool
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Gearing up for 2021 means expanding our team! Browse our website to see the possibilities of how you can be part of the Folk School's staff. We have some exciting things coming up, and we'd love for you to be part of them.

Positions available:
Resident Artist in Weaving, Rugs, Thread Art, Lace & Beading
Community Programs Manager
Special Programs Manager
Studio Coordinator in Wood
Studio Manager

For more details on how to apply, visit our Employment Opportunities page on our website-link in bio!

Please share this post with anyone you know who might be interested!

#johnccampbellfolkschool
#jccfs
#folkschool


01/21/2021

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Wanna make cards that WOW? Join me for “Pop-Up Paper Delights” online February 7-just in time for #valentinesday Register now! https://localcloth.wildapricot.org/event-4121300 #popupcards #bestvalentinesever #onlinelearning #popup @localclothinc

01/18/2021

Like what you see? Join us for a virtual Beginning Dyeing: Plant Fibers with Fiber Reactive Dye class on Jan 22 at 3:30pm. We’ll cover everything you need to know about dying plant fibers – cotton, linen, tencel, rayon, hemp and silk using fiber reactive dyes. For more information check out localcloth.org/workshops. #localclothinc #fiberart #naturaldyeing #fiberartist #naturaldyersofinstagram

01/15/2021

Bootie call!
Learn to knit a pair of baby booties at the end of this 1hr virtual class you’ll have a bootie and the skills to make its mate. Check out localcloth.org/workshops for more information. #localclothinc #fiberart #knitting #knit

southarts.org 01/14/2021

Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships

$12,000 fellowships available for tradition craft artists - apply by January 29th.

southarts.org This South Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship program contributes $9,000 to tradition-bearers from Central Appalachian counties to pursue training, research, or lifelong learning.

01/08/2021

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https://etsy.me/38lv33B More heavy linen napkins that double as placemats on my Etsy shop @susetteshanddyedart! Hand dyed linen with decorative stiching and fringe. More colorways coming to the shop soon. #susetteshanddyedart #linens #napkins #linennapkins #tablesetting

01/06/2021

@susetteshanddyedart has a new blog post available. Check it out at localcloth.org/blog. #localclothinc #fiberart #blog #fiberfarmers

01/04/2021

Thinking about a sewing project or want to learn a new skill like papermaking? We have virtual classes in January to make that happen for you! For more details check out localcloth.org/workshops.

V-Make an A-Line Skirt with a Perfectly Installed Invisible Zipper
17 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM via Zoom
Learn to make a simple and flattering skirt that will become a wardrobe staple perfect for every season.

https://localcloth.org/event-4073893

V - Drawing with Thread Virtual class
10 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom
We will explore how to use free motion stitching to create these simple images.

https://localcloth.org/event-4066458

V - Mycopaper: Papermaking with Mushrooms
30 Jan 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM via Zoom
Using polypore mushrooms and DIY paper making techniques participants will make their own mycopaper in addition to learning how to find, and ethically forage, for paper-friendly mushrooms.

https://localcloth.org/event-4066409

V - Make a Single Pamphlet Book with your Mycopaper
31 Jan 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM via Zoom
Turn your mycopaper into a single pamphlet book in this beginning bookmaking class.

https://localcloth.org/event-4078711

#localclothinc #fiberart #sewing #papermaking #mycopaper #virtualclasses #diy


12/30/2020

There’s still time to check out “Botanical Journeys: Dyeing and Printing with Plants” on display until Friday, January 8 at @therefineryavl. Email us at [email protected] to set up a viewing appointment for an upcoming Tuesday or Sunday. #fiberart #botanicalart #textileart #ecoprinting #naturaldyeing #fiberfarm #localclothinc

12/29/2020

Interested in Dyeing and Felting? We have virtual classes for you! January is all ab being creative from home. Visit localcloth.org/workshops for more information.

V- Beginning Dyeing - Animal Fibers with Acid Dye
12 Jan 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom
Acid dyes may sound scary to beginners, who imagine that the dyes themselves are caustic strong acids. Acid dyes are used to dye animal or protein fibers such as wool, mohair, alpaca, cashmere and silk.

https://localcloth.org/event-4073532

Beginning Dyeing - Plant Fibers with Fiber Reactive Dye
22 Jan 2021, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM via Zoom
We'll cover everything you need to know about dyeing plant fibers - cotton, linen, tencel, rayon, hemp and silk - using fiber reactive dyes.

https://localcloth.org/event-4073665

V - Introduction to Natural Dyeing
24 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM via Zoom
If you are interested in learning about getting beautiful color from plants and fungi, this class will give you the basics.

https://localcloth.org/event-4072035

V- Making Felt with Wool and Water
09 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM via Zoom
You'll learn about the various ways to make felt, and then will wet felt a mug rug.

https://localcloth.org/event-4051332

V - Valentine Gnome
16 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ via Zoom
This Valentine gnome will help you learn some basics of needle felting that will allow you to get ready for more detailed projects.

https://localcloth.org/event-4066408

#localclothinc #felting #dyeingyarn #fiberart #creative #naturaldye #asheville

12/28/2020

Attention all spinners & knitters! January is going to be a good month for you. We have classes both beginning and intermediate to keep your hands busy during this cold winter month.

V-Intermediate Spinning I
02 Jan 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM via Zoom
This class will explore several different techniques: long draw, inch worm, from the fold and various drafting techniques.

https://localcloth.org/event-4073509

V- Intermediate Spinning II
16 Jan 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM via Zoom
This workshop will teach you how to spin using different methods of plying, and we'll discuss when to use them.

https://localcloth.org/event-4073520

V- You Bought a Fleece, Now What?
23 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM via Zoom
In this class you'll learn how to skirt, scour/wash and dry, pick and flick, card and comb.

https://localcloth.org/event-4072074

V- One Round. Two Colors: Intro to Stranded Colorwork Knitting
06 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom
This is a beginning class for knitters who are fascinated with what can be accomplished using only two colors per one round.

https://localcloth.org/event-4073777

V - Bootie Call
25 Jan 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM via Zoom
Learn to Knit - Make a Pair of Baby Booties.

https://localcloth.org/event-4092559

#localclothinc #fiberart #fiberart #knittersofinstagram #spinningyarn #textileart #asheville

12/24/2020

This is the essence of our community:

12/22/2020

Don’t want to go out? No problem! January is full of virtual classes. Check out localcloth.org/workshops for all the details. #localcloth #fiberart #virtualclasses #felting #spinningyarn #weaving #sewing #naturaldyeing #knitting

12/17/2020

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Cashmere fingerless gloves are so soft and lush and are extremely warm. They are nearly sold out but there is time to put an order in for Christmas! ❤
#fingerlessgloves #cashmereisawesome #cashmere #armwarmers #ecofashion #upcycledartistry #repurpo #splendorfulstudios

12/14/2020

@susetteshanddyedart has a new blog available! Check it out at localcloth.org/blog. #localcloth #fiberart #blog

12/10/2020

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Through January 8, 2021, @localclothinc, a textiles nonprofit, presents "Botanical Journeys: Dyeing and Printing with Plants", an exhibit focused on natural dyers and eco-printed fiber art.

Both finished and in-progress works will be on display, including unspun fiber and yarn, garments and rugs, handmade paper that has been eco-printed and made into books, and naturally dyed fabric and sewn garments.

12/09/2020

Our members are at it this time of the year! Consider reaching out to that artist you know for your Holiday shopping. Everyone appreciates a handmade gift.

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Finished! “New World” carousel pop-up book of my tidal marshland home. Plus lower price on handprint bandanas at Jennythreads.Etsy.com coupon code FOLLYDAY2020 for 15% off orders over $50. #etsyshopsofinstagram #carouselbook #paperart #charlestonlocal #coastalart #lowcountryartist #fiberart

12/05/2020

The gangs all here! Come see us at @therefineryavl 12-5pm. #fiberart #localartist #localclothinc #asheville #felt #fiberfarm #vintage #naturaldye #ecoprinting

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We are a non-profit organization that encourages and supports collaboration among textile artists, designers, fiber farmers, suppliers and small businesses to sustain a thriving local textile economy and bring locally grown and made fiber products to consumers within and beyond the Blue Ridge.

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Welcome to the Local Cloth Movement A group in Western North Carolina has organized to work on growing the fiber economy by supporting and sustaining the region’s rich and varied natural resources and strong textile arts economy and professions. We’re doing this through collaboration, education and innovation. As textile artists, family farmerss, emerging fiber mills and small processors, we hope to connect and develop the fiber economy within our “fibershed,” a 100-mile radius around Asheville.

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