Dyeing with Fresh Leaf Indigo

309 Southridge Rd 309 Southridge Road, Jamestown, NC 27282, Jamestown, NC, US

Explore several methods for dyeing with fresh-leaf Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) with textile artist Bethany Hebbard.In this workshop we will explore several methods for dyeing with fresh-leaf Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria): the "blender" cold-water extraction method and the salt-rub method, as well as techniques for leaf-pounding and stenciling. We will also discuss how to make […]

2024 NC State Fiber Hemp Field Day

Caswell Research Farm 2415 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504, Kinston, NC, US

Register today for NC State's 2024 Fiber Hemp Field Day!We are excited to host the third annual NC State Fiber Hemp Field Day! This year's event will be in the Coastal Plain at the Caswell Research Farm in Kinston, North Carolina.We will cover results from the 2023 field season and highlight this year's trials, which […]

Lace Weaving on a Panel Loom

612 Trent Dr 612 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27705, Durham, NC, US

An introduction to small scale lace weaving with weaver and textile artist Kathryn Gauldin.Join us for an easy Saturday to weave a lacy panel that lets sunlight through! Using a frame tapestry loom, dress the loom with threads, weave and twist them to make light and intricate lace patterns. Students will take home a small […]

Intro to Wool Felting

7425 Haywood Oaks Dr 7425 Haywood Oaks Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613, Raleigh, NC, US

This is a basic wet felting class in which you will explore the process of wet felting from layout to final product.Wool, yarn, bamboo and other fibers will be available to give you lots of options for colors and textures as you create a 12" x 10" inch (approximately) piece of sturdy felt. Your felted […]