Workshops & Events

Workshop Descriptions & Registration Options

Mending 101

Mending 101

Make the items you already own last longer! Visible and invisible mending are great skills to help make your wardrobe more sustainable. We will cover basic repairs for knits and woven fabrics, invisible and visible mending, what to do for repairs to seams versus repairs to the fabric itself (think sock heels and knees or that time when your sweater got caught in the door and ripped). Participants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of mending tools and leave class with a sampler of techniques for different fabric types and weights. You will also take home with you all the things you need to start your own mending kit! Please bring anything you need to repair from home, too.

In the event of inclement weather the make up date for this workshop will be January 25.

Saturday, January 18
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: all levels
Instructor: Deanna Lynch
Fee: $100 + materials

Registration options:

  • Online via PayPal:
  • By phone. Call Cloth at 828.273.7454

Stitch & Witch (series of workshops)

Stitch and Witch

Join Melanie Hayes (Experiments in Bliss), magickal maven, author, personal alchemy guide + advisor in a series of workshops weaving together the magick of witchcraft and fiber craft.

At each workshop there will be a mini tarot reading available for each student as well as libations, snacks and other goodies. Each participant will also receive some special swag to carry the magickal vibe home.

All levels of fiber skill are welcome for these workshops. No prior witchy experience necessary. Class size is limited to please register early to ensure your space.

There is no materials fee for any of the workshops. Bring a work in progress or your own embroidery supplies. Fabric, thread, hoops and patterns provided.

Workshop 1: Imbolc (February 1)

In this workshop you will learn about the holiday called Imbolc celebrated on the 1st of February which was traditionally observed as the first day of Spring. We will meet in Sacred Circle to learn about the traditional crafts, rituals, symbols and associations of this arcane holiday while stitching away on Imbolc-inspired projects. Seasonally themed embroidery patterns will be provided.


Saturday, February 1
Hours: 5 pm – 8 pm
Fee: $82

Workshop 2: Ostara (March 21)

In this workshop you will learn about the holiday called Ostara celebrated around the 21st of March, also known as they Vernal Equinox. We will meet in Sacred Circle to learn about the traditional crafts, rituals, symbols and associations of this arcane holiday while stitching away on Ostara-inspired projects. Seasonally themed embroidery patterns will be provided.


Saturday, March 21
Hours: 5 pm – 8 pm
Fee: $82

Making a Mini Quilt

Mini Quilts

Detail of quilt by Deanna Lynch.

In this workshop you’ll be using favorite fabrics and hand stitching to create a mini quilt. Though not inherently quicker to make, small quilts are a wonderful way to sample pattern and technique and can be a great tool if you plan to venture into larger format quilting.

Exploring quilt block patterns, a few tricks Deanna's grandmother taught her, and a relaxed approach, you'll incorporate hand-stitching and a variety of fabrics to create your quilt. Minimal sewing experience required!

We'll have plenty of fabric on hand but feel free to bring your stash!

In the event of inclement weather the make up date for this workshop will be February 25.

Saturday, February 15
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: all levels
Instructor: Deanna Lynch
Fee: $100 + materials

Registration options:

  • Online via PayPal:
  • By phone. Call Cloth at 828.273.7454

Cloth Basics: Patterned Resist Dyeing in Organic Indigo

(Part of the Skill-Building Series with Amy Putansu)

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In this brief six-hour introduction to resist dyeing students will prepare fabric samples for a pre-made organic indigo vat using the most basic shibori resist methods of stitching, binding and fold & clamp. Tools and techniques will be introduced and students will dye their own fabrics in organic indigo, leaving with at least three cotton handkerchiefs.

Saturday, March 7
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: all levels / beginner
Instructor: Amy Putansu
Fee: $100 + materials

Registration options:

  • Online via PayPal:
  • By phone. Call Cloth at 828.273.7454

Cloth Basics: Beginning Knitting

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This is a 2-day deep dive into everything you will need to know to get you started on what is sure to be a long and wonderful journey into wide world of knitting. You will learn basic techniques such as casting on, knit & purl stitches and casting off. You will learn to read a pattern and how to fix mistakes (you don’t need to ‘frog’ a whole project! You will also learn what ‘frogging’ means). The first day of the workshop will involved making a basic washcloth and by the second day you can choose whether to make a scarf or a hat. The instructor will provide beginner patterns and the most sumptuous starter kit of natural fiber yarn, knitting needles and other knitting accessories that will enable you to take off and make anything your heart desires from that point forward.

Saturday & Sunday, March 14 - 15
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: beginner
Instructor: Margaret Dugger
Fee: $150 + materials

Registration options:

  • Online via PayPal:
  • By phone. Call Cloth at 828.273.7454

Cloth Fundamentals: A Primary Rainbow

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This class will explore the rainbow of colors that can be obtained through the use of just 3 natural dyes: madder, weld and indigo. We will learn a variety of mordant recipes for cotton and wool, prepare the dye and experiment with overseeing to expand our color potential. This course is designed for folks with a little bit of natural dyeing experience but beginners are welcome!

Saturday & Sunday, March 21 - 22
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: intermediate but beginners welcome!
Instructor: Melanie Wilder (Wild Earth Textiles)
Fee: $200 + materials

Registration options:

  • Online via PayPal:
  • By phone. Call Cloth at 828.273.7454

Cloth Basics: Applique

Mending 101

Detail of appliqué by Rebecca Porche.

In this one-day workshop we’ll learn fast ways to apply curvilinear shapes to cloth, how to achieve impeccable hand-turned appliqué and how to make your own templates. This class is designed for all skill levels and great for beginners.

Saturday, March 28
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Level of Expertise: all levels
Instructor: Rebecca Porche
Fee: $100 + materials

Registration options:

  • Online via PayPal:
  • By phone. Call Cloth at 828.273.7454
Cloth Fiber Workshop  |  Riverview Station [South]  |  191 Lyman Street, Studio 115 • Asheville, NC 28801  |  t: 828.273.7454  |  e-mail Cloth