Jennythreads print parties for charity, Dec. 10 and 17


Press release from Jennythreads:

Announcing the 7th Annual Print-Your-Own T-shirt Party at Jennythreads Studio in West Asheville on two Saturdays: December 10 and December 17 from 10am to 6pm. All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina and Appalachian Wildlife Rescue.

How it works:
On two Saturdays December 10 & 17, Jennythreads Studio is open from 10am to 6pm; anyone is welcome to drop in and print. Bring your own t-shirts, tanks, totes, etc. on which to print, and $6 per item includes all materials, assistance, and use of the Jennythreads image library. Printable items can be any color, don’t have to be new, no limit on quantity. Kids must be supervised, and adults can BYOB. Jennythreads Studio Shop will also feature an exclusive sale with limited-time discounts on handmade apparel and accessories and 50-75% off year-end clearance items.

Now in its 7th year, repeat participants come back every year, with armfuls of t-shirts and long gift lists to knock out all in one day. Others pull their first print and experience a magical moment. Their eyes light up at the bold, crisp, graphic image they just printed, and they realize that like potato chips, one print is just not enough. With this in mind, Jennythreads Studio has plenty of blank, American-made t-shirts and tanks for sale in the studio so people can keep on printing.

For more than six years, Jennythreads’ founder/designer Jen Swearington has combined her passion for fabric printing with her love of trail running. How so? In 2010, Jen held the first print party to celebrate the opening of Jennythreads Studio in West Asheville, the same year her energetic puppy Rosco was turning her into an avid trail runner. Three years later, she read an article about hundreds of grade school girls running the Girls on the Run 5K in Asheville. Inspired by the organization’s mission to empower girls through running, she donated the print party’s proceeds to the organization, and has volunteered as a coach for the past five seasons.

Additionally, with new wildlife illustration prints in her Jennythreads line of apparel and accessories, Jen has felt a responsibility to give back to nature. “When I’m on the trail, I see incredible creatures, and I’d like to help ensure their survival as their habitat is diminished with development.” Therefore, Appalachian Wildlife Rescue has been added as a second print party charity. Right on time, considering it is currently fundraising for a new home facility in Candler.

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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