Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network

Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network

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Is there a list of vendors who will be selling at the Fiber Farmers Day on Saturday?
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!
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Local Cloth is a nonprofit focused on growing the fiber economy. We feature textile artists, designers, fiber farmers, suppliers and small businesses working 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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Timeline Photos 07/23/2021

While strolling in the River Arts District on August's Second Saturday Art Walk stop into our new space for Farmer's Spotlight. We will be joined by Elke of Wellspring Farm from 11:00am - 2pm. Shop and chat with Elke about her farm and pick up some of her farm fresh fiber.

About Wellspring Farm:

Elke Amenda-Spirakis operates Wellspring Farm in Burnsville, NC. She raises Merino, Jacob and Tunis sheep along with llamas. Elke sells breeding stock, spinners flock animals, offers spinning lessons and does tours and workshops on the farm. She will be offering yarn, roving, fleeces, and handmade goods in Shop Local Cloth for the month of August.

While strolling in the River Arts District on August's Second Saturday Art Walk stop into our new space for Farmer's Spotlight. We will be joined by Elke of Wellspring Farm from 11:00am - 2pm. Shop and chat with Elke about her farm and pick up some of her farm fresh fiber.

About Wellspring Farm:

Elke Amenda-Spirakis operates Wellspring Farm in Burnsville, NC. She raises Merino, Jacob and Tunis sheep along with llamas. Elke sells breeding stock, spinners flock animals, offers spinning lessons and does tours and workshops on the farm. She will be offering yarn, roving, fleeces, and handmade goods in Shop Local Cloth for the month of August.

Made in NC Awards | Our State 07/23/2021

Made in NC Awards | Our State

Let's all submit our work to Our State!

Made in NC Awards | Our State We’re celebrating the astounding talent of people (like you!) who make North Carolina so special. Enter your product in the 2020 Made in NC Awards for a chance to win.

07/22/2021

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New stock alert ✨ Stop by 408 depot st and check out our new kids T-shirts and onesies by @freehandfiber and @susetteshanddyedart for the stylin’ babes in your life .
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#indigo #blueridgemountainfibershed #naturaldye #shoplocal #shoplocalcloth #babieswithstyle #shibori

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New stock alert ✨ Stop by 408 depot st and check out our new kids T-shirts and onesies by @freehandfiber and @susetteshanddyedart for the stylin’ babes in your life .
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Timeline Photos 07/17/2021

Get ready for Felting 101!
Wednesdays, 21 Jul 2021 - 11 Aug 2021, 6-9pm
This class is a comprehensive, four session introduction to wet felting. Participants will learn felting basics - layout, felting, fulling, shaping where appropriate.

Week 1 - flat felt or small card pouch
Week 2 - small vessel
Week 3 - small bag
Week 4 - felt flower

Students will learn basic wet felting techniques for flat and 3D pieces and have a chance to explore simple design ideas using various embellishing materials. We will use different types of wool as well. For more info or to sign up visit: http://ow.ly/g0dt50FxJnz

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #felting #wool

Get ready for Felting 101!
Wednesdays, 21 Jul 2021 - 11 Aug 2021, 6-9pm
This class is a comprehensive, four session introduction to wet felting. Participants will learn felting basics - layout, felting, fulling, shaping where appropriate.

Week 1 - flat felt or small card pouch
Week 2 - small vessel
Week 3 - small bag
Week 4 - felt flower

Students will learn basic wet felting techniques for flat and 3D pieces and have a chance to explore simple design ideas using various embellishing materials. We will use different types of wool as well. For more info or to sign up visit: http://ow.ly/g0dt50FxJnz

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #felting #wool

07/16/2021

Repost @craftguild with @make_repost
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It's LIVE!! Join us now through Sunday! Link in bio to get to the Fair!

Repost @craftguild with @make_repost
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It's LIVE!! Join us now through Sunday! Link in bio to get to the Fair!

Timeline Photos 07/14/2021

For July's Natural Dye Interest Group we will be using fresh #indigo to get a range of blue and green colors on silk. In addition to indican, the indigo and indirubin precursor, Japanese indigo contains kaempferol, a yellow dye also known as indigo yellow. Bring your freshly harvested Japanese indigo leaves and a few pieces of silk to explore blues, greens, and yellows that you can get from fresh indigo leaves with a simple blender method using one bath, with temperature changes but without adding chemicals to the bath. July 25th, 1 - 4pm led by Eileen Hallman

If you haven't joined the us for the study group we pick one topic each month which is led by one of the natural dyer's in our group. This is not a class and does assume a basic familiarity with natural dyeing. We do recommend that you have taken a class or done some research so you can have a satisfactory experience.
For more info visit: http://ow.ly/lIaW50Fp9L6

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #naturaldye #japaneseindigo
#studygroup #plants

For July's Natural Dye Interest Group we will be using fresh #indigo to get a range of blue and green colors on silk. In addition to indican, the indigo and indirubin precursor, Japanese indigo contains kaempferol, a yellow dye also known as indigo yellow. Bring your freshly harvested Japanese indigo leaves and a few pieces of silk to explore blues, greens, and yellows that you can get from fresh indigo leaves with a simple blender method using one bath, with temperature changes but without adding chemicals to the bath. July 25th, 1 - 4pm led by Eileen Hallman

If you haven't joined the us for the study group we pick one topic each month which is led by one of the natural dyer's in our group. This is not a class and does assume a basic familiarity with natural dyeing. We do recommend that you have taken a class or done some research so you can have a satisfactory experience.
For more info visit: http://ow.ly/lIaW50Fp9L6

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #naturaldye #japaneseindigo
#studygroup #plants

Timeline Photos 07/12/2021

Make Your Own Vegetable Tanned Leather Belt
July 24th 10am - 4pm
This is an introductory course for people curious about leather work. The class will cover leather types, sourcing, cutting, finishing, beveling/burnishing edges and basic assembly with rivets and Chicago screws. Student will gain an understanding of how to make a variety of strap leather accessories - #belts, pet collars/leashes, keychains and more. Instructor: Rachel Stone
To sign up visit: http://ow.ly/kcoB50Fp8T8

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #leatherwork

Make Your Own Vegetable Tanned Leather Belt
July 24th 10am - 4pm
This is an introductory course for people curious about leather work. The class will cover leather types, sourcing, cutting, finishing, beveling/burnishing edges and basic assembly with rivets and Chicago screws. Student will gain an understanding of how to make a variety of strap leather accessories - #belts, pet collars/leashes, keychains and more. Instructor: Rachel Stone
To sign up visit: http://ow.ly/kcoB50Fp8T8

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #leatherwork

Timeline Photos 07/10/2021

Its Second Saturday here in the River Arts District! This afternoon we will be joined by Susan Proctor of Windy Wool Windings from 1:30 - 2pm to talk about her farm and farm products. Then hop over to Shop Local Cloth to pick up some farm fresh fiber and chat with Susan about her #Montadales and #Romeldales.
#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #fiberfarm #sheep

Its Second Saturday here in the River Arts District! This afternoon we will be joined by Susan Proctor of Windy Wool Windings from 1:30 - 2pm to talk about her farm and farm products. Then hop over to Shop Local Cloth to pick up some farm fresh fiber and chat with Susan about her #Montadales and #Romeldales.
#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #fiberfarm #sheep

Timeline Photos 07/09/2021

Ready to get out and socialize? Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork. Suggestions: #knitting, #crocheting, hand #sewing, sock darning, #embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat! The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the FIRST AND THIRD Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm. To sign up visit: localcloth.org/workshops

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #weaving

Ready to get out and socialize? Join us for coffee or tea, conversation, and quiet handiwork. Suggestions: #knitting, #crocheting, hand #sewing, sock darning, #embroidery or any other portable project you have going lending itself to a get together. Let’s exchange ideas and chit-chat! The Handwork Circle will now be in person at our new studio on the FIRST AND THIRD Thursday of every month and on Zoom for the remaining Thursdays of the month from 1 - 3pm. To sign up visit: localcloth.org/workshops

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #weaving

07/08/2021

Some of our members are getting ready for @craftguild!

#Repost @majikstudios207 with @make_repost
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My inspiration comes from the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Frequent hikes on the trails give me the rejuvenation I need before heading into the studio. Often, my photographs become the color base for many marbling sessions.⁠

Buckeye scarf seen above is one example of a nature inspired pattern.⁠

Mark your calendars for July 15th-18th and visit, shop, chat, and learn about each of the skilled craftspeople showing their work.⁠

My online shop will feature scarves with special color palettes and inspiration from nature hikes!!⁠
Click on the link below to peruse my offerings👌🏼⁠

https://www.southernhighlandguild.org/member/pamgranger/⁠

#shcg #marbledproducts #silkscarves #mensneckties #mensbowties #bowtie #floatingpaint #watermarbledbeauties #pantonecolors #perfectgift #perfectfit #weddingattire #treatyourself ⁠
#majikstudios207 #shcgvirtualfair #localartist #regionalartists #allmedia #marbling #marbled #julyshow #juried #natureinspired #craftguild.tunnelroad #craftguild.mosescone #craftguild.biltmore #avlcrafter

Some of our members are getting ready for @craftguild!

#Repost @majikstudios207 with @make_repost
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My inspiration comes from the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Frequent hikes on the trails give me the rejuvenation I need before heading into the studio. Often, my photographs become the color base for many marbling sessions.⁠

Buckeye scarf seen above is one example of a nature inspired pattern.⁠

Mark your calendars for July 15th-18th and visit, shop, chat, and learn about each of the skilled craftspeople showing their work.⁠

My online shop will feature scarves with special color palettes and inspiration from nature hikes!!⁠
Click on the link below to peruse my offerings👌🏼⁠

https://www.southernhighlandguild.org/member/pamgranger/⁠

#shcg #marbledproducts #silkscarves #mensneckties #mensbowties #bowtie #floatingpaint #watermarbledbeauties #pantonecolors #perfectgift #perfectfit #weddingattire #treatyourself ⁠
#majikstudios207 #shcgvirtualfair #localartist #regionalartists #allmedia #marbling #marbled #julyshow #juried #natureinspired #craftguild.tunnelroad #craftguild.mosescone #craftguild.biltmore #avlcrafter

Timeline Photos 07/07/2021

Ever wanted to make a pattern from your favorite knit top or tunic?It’s your favorite knit top and you'd love to have it in different colors and prints because you know it fits you. Maybe you just want it a little longer or shorter. On July 11th we have the class for you! We'll focus on the techniques and steps to copying your favorite knit top or tunic. Students will have a finished pattern at end of class. There is no sewing construction in this class. Instructor: Denise Arcuri
For more info visit: http://ow.ly/wLfV50Fp7vU

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #sewing #patternmaking

Ever wanted to make a pattern from your favorite knit top or tunic?It’s your favorite knit top and you'd love to have it in different colors and prints because you know it fits you. Maybe you just want it a little longer or shorter. On July 11th we have the class for you! We'll focus on the techniques and steps to copying your favorite knit top or tunic. Students will have a finished pattern at end of class. There is no sewing construction in this class. Instructor: Denise Arcuri
For more info visit: http://ow.ly/wLfV50Fp7vU

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #sewing #patternmaking

Timeline Photos 07/07/2021

Cut Strand Triangle Weaving - July 10th, 8:30 - 4:30pm
Using your stash yarns, learn how to weave a triangle scarf using one yarn strand at a time, using the basket weave. Unlike continuous strand weaving where you weave one continuous yarn and the pattern is balanced on each side, Cut Strand weaving is different. The technique of weaving over and under is the same, however you use one strand of yarn for each row. This is a great way to use up your leftover yarn. You can mix and match your yarns for a colorful, incredibly unique triangle scarf. There still is no elaborate planning or warping yarns. You weave as you go! The process is simple to learn and is enjoyable for adults and children of any age. Basic continuous weaving experience is helpful, but not necessary. Instructor: Marilyn Haas - Haseman
To sign up visit: http://ow.ly/CWKB50Fp6H0

#localclothin #fiberart #textileart #weaving #triangleweaving #yarn

Cut Strand Triangle Weaving - July 10th, 8:30 - 4:30pm
Using your stash yarns, learn how to weave a triangle scarf using one yarn strand at a time, using the basket weave. Unlike continuous strand weaving where you weave one continuous yarn and the pattern is balanced on each side, Cut Strand weaving is different. The technique of weaving over and under is the same, however you use one strand of yarn for each row. This is a great way to use up your leftover yarn. You can mix and match your yarns for a colorful, incredibly unique triangle scarf. There still is no elaborate planning or warping yarns. You weave as you go! The process is simple to learn and is enjoyable for adults and children of any age. Basic continuous weaving experience is helpful, but not necessary. Instructor: Marilyn Haas - Haseman
To sign up visit: http://ow.ly/CWKB50Fp6H0

#localclothin #fiberart #textileart #weaving #triangleweaving #yarn

Timeline Photos 07/06/2021

There's a Dye Lab coming up on July 8th! Join us for a fun afternoon, 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 Beth Sellars of Curly Furr felted creations - to get the result you want. For more info and to sign up visit: http://ow.ly/gSzw50Fp59m

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #naturaldyeing #wool #alpaca #silk #dyelab

There's a Dye Lab coming up on July 8th! Join us for a fun afternoon, 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 Beth Sellars of Curly Furr felted creations - to get the result you want. For more info and to sign up visit: http://ow.ly/gSzw50Fp59m

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #naturaldyeing #wool #alpaca #silk #dyelab

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

Nature's Color: Using Botanicals to Naturally Dye Fiber
July 18th 10am - 4:30pm
This is a class for people who are interested in learning how to use plants to dye all kinds of #naturalfibers. We will use #plants that you probably have in your #garden or can easily find in the wild. You will learn the essential information about how to prepare your fiber using mordants to get the most vibrant, long lasting color.
Instructor: Joyce Tromba
For more information and to sign up visit: http://ow.ly/bzZr50Fp8Du

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #naturaldye

Nature's Color: Using Botanicals to Naturally Dye Fiber
July 18th 10am - 4:30pm
This is a class for people who are interested in learning how to use plants to dye all kinds of #naturalfibers. We will use #plants that you probably have in your #garden or can easily find in the wild. You will learn the essential information about how to prepare your fiber using mordants to get the most vibrant, long lasting color.
Instructor: Joyce Tromba
For more information and to sign up visit: http://ow.ly/bzZr50Fp8Du

#localclothinc #fiberart #textileart #naturaldye

07/03/2021

Take me home, please

Take me home, please

Photos from Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network's post 07/03/2021

Mr Kokopelli had good success shopping today at the estate sale

Photos from Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network's post 07/02/2021

It’s all happening!! There are some great finds at the studio sale today. We’ll be here til 5pm today and 9am -5pm tomorrow. 408 Depot St.
#localclothinc #fiberart #fibersale #textileart #studio #yardsale #art @riverartsdistrictasheville

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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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