Local craft classes
Cloth Fiber Workshop hosts a workshop on Shibori Resists with MX Dyes, taught by Heather Hietala. “Working with natural fibers and stitching, clamping, and pole wrapping you’ll create controlled yet not, patterns of color,” says a description of the class. “MX dyes are translucent and work wonderfully over dyed fabrics adding another layer of pattern and color.” A rayon scarf will be provided and attendees can bring their own fabrics to work on. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All levels welcome. $175 plus materials. Find the materials list here. Register here.
Black Mountain Center for the Arts offers and array of private and group classes. While the year-round intermediate clay classes for adults are currently full, there are openings in the beginner-to-intermediate classes, which run for six weeks. Start on any Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Geoff Bird teaches. Registration allows for open studio time and costs $135 per session plus a $50 lab fee for clay, glazes and firing. Register at the BMAC office (25 West State St., Black Mountain).
Odyssey Ceramic Arts is currently enrolling for its late-summer classes. Learn to make hand-built tableware, stacking and nesting sets and functional tea sets; study wheel throwing, object photography, installation art and how to use Etsy. Classes range from $75 (Etsy) to $300 plus lab fees (ceramics). Class descriptions here. Register by calling 285-0210.
Want to learn about crafts and make new friends? Meetup.com lists a number of crafting groups. Join in card making and scrapbooking in Brevard, paper crafting in Hendersonville and the WNC chapter of the American Sewing Guild in Waynesville, among other options.