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474 Haywood Road in West Asheville
We are a working studio with unposted hours,
but usually you can find us there most weekdays,
and sometimes more.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

50 years of dust...

sounds like the name of a good song. But its what we have been dealing with for the last three weeks! Finally the first layer of dirt is off, the shelves are scrubbed clean, and now the painting and building are about to begin, very exciting...Guess I should tell you what we are doing in here.
It seems like lately we have lost a lot of hand skills. People don't sew, or build, or make things like they used to. We are gonna be place where people can not only peruse the store's local and handmade goods, but also feel free to sit down and knit, or draw on the big community table, or just chat with folks. There will be a few studios, for now Overlap Sewing (that's me, Leigh Anne Hilbert), and The AyBeeCees (that's Jean Potter, an amazing bookmaker). We will have some swap shelves for old supplies you don't want, and eventually a full line-up of classes to get us all back to making stuff to use in our lives.

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