Intro to Natural Dyes (Virtual)

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If you've ever wanted to learn how natural dyeing works, this workshop is for you! This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of natural dyeing: equipment, dye materials, processes, preparing and mordanting different fibers, and responsible foraging. Participants will also learn about resources for learning more and acquiring materials. At the end of this […]

$15

The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton at Contempora Fabrics

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See how North Carolina cotton becomes American-made t-shirts and meet the people behind the process with The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton. The Harvest is sponsored by North Carolina sustainable apparel companies TS Designs and Solid State Clothing. On February 10, The Harvest features Alex Whitley, VP of Sales at Contempora Fabrics in Lumberton, […]

Natural Dyeing with Kitchen Waste (Virtual)

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Learn how to naturally dye fibers and textiles with common kitchen waste materials! Materials such as onion skins and avocado pits are inexpensive, non-toxic, locally-available sources of dye that have the added benefit of reducing food waste. In this hands-on virtual workshop, participants will learn how to make dye baths from yellow onion skins and […]

$25 – $35

Seed to Linen (Virtual)

Due to its durability, beauty, and versatility, flax has been cultivated to produce linen for more than 10,000 years. Honoring this deep history, we will discuss the growing needs of this fiber plant as well as processing steps and equipment required to get started growing and making your own linen fiber. This workshop will take […]

$30

The Harvest: Fabric Finishing at Carolina Cotton Works

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See how North Carolina cotton becomes American-made t-shirts and meet the people behind the process with The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton. The Harvest is sponsored by North Carolina sustainable apparel companies TS Designs and Solid State Clothing. On March 11, The Harvest features Stacey Bridges of Carolina Cotton Works, who will explain […]

Grow Your Dye Garden (Virtual)

This workshop is dedicated to the dye plants that can be cultivated in our region. We will talk about historical uses of these dyes and discuss what you need to know about planting and maintaining your color garden. When do you plant, how far do you space the plants, how much to plant, what parts of the plant give dye, etc.

$30

The Harvest: Sewing Garments at Opportunity Threads

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See how North Carolina cotton becomes American-made t-shirts and meet the people behind the process with The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton. The Harvest is sponsored by North Carolina sustainable apparel companies TS Designs and Solid State Clothing. On April 14, we head to Opportunity Threads, the largest US-based, worker-owned cut and sew […]

The Harvest: Garment Dyeing at TS Designs

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See how North Carolina cotton becomes American-made t-shirts and meet the people behind the process with The Harvest: Conversations for the Future of Cotton. The Harvest is sponsored by North Carolina sustainable apparel companies TS Designs and Solid State Clothing. Our last stop of "The Harvest" is TS Designs in Burlington, NC. TS Designs is […]

Working with Breed Specific Yarns

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Curious about breed specific yarns? This class will cover broad categories of sheep breeds and their characteristics - from silky shine to next to skin softness. Participants will have a chance to swatch with 4-5 breed specific yarns from our Fibershed.

$22 – $32

Fiber and Dye Plant Growers Meetup (Virtual)

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Do you grow plants for fiber or dye, or would you like to try? Hobby gardeners and professional (or aspiring) farmers alike are invited to join this virtual meetup and discussion session. We'll talk about plants we've grown and share experiences and advice. We will also share info about how you can sell your dye […]

Free

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