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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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winter Classes & Holiday Party

There is a lot happening at the shop. We've rearranged the retail and studio spaces and expanded our class area and it feels so much more roomy in here! We just finished our full-to-the-brim Winter Class Schedule and we're excited to have so many different types of workshops available to people of all ages and skill levels. The new classes begin at the very beginning of December, so here's a JPEG version of the class brochure. We'd love to see you at our Holiday Party from 4-7 on Saturday, December 8 for community, ornament-making, snacks and beverages, and general crafty mayhem.
If you don't see your ideal workshop here, let us know and we'll try to put something together for you!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Readers,

Ryan-Ashley here. It's been a while, but I'm happy to announce I moved my studio back into The DryGoods Shop about 2 months ago after a long hiatus from the beautiful shared space, and I am so happy to be back. There’s just nothing like spending time in a space with other artists who want to do the same thing you want to do–fill this world with beautiful hand-made art. It’s so nice to hear the buzzing of sewing machines, the clicking of needles, and the general chatter that spills over from the class area. I wasn’t really able to dig in again right away because of the campaign I was working on, but I’m back and teaching tons of classes. Leigh Anne and I both have a few classes on the schedule. In addition to what's below, you can follow us on to get updates about workshops and general happenings. Our first quarterly workshop guide brochure will be coming out at the end of November and it will be filled with lots of fun activities for folks of all ages!

Even if you're not a 'class' person, we've got gift certificates, and gifting the opportunity to learn a skill is a perfect gift for the friend, lover, or family member who seems to have it all already.


Sew It All
Saturdays 2-4 pm
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
This is a great class for all you sewers out there who want to learn how to do more. We will cover many of the basics that will lead you into new terrain with your skills, including dyeing, quilting, zippers, leather straps and their hardware, and basic patterning, based around four fun projects…
*ombre dyed tea towel
*market tote bag with leather straps
*mod quilted pot holder
*zippered pillow cover

$75 includes all materials. Please bring your sewing machine, pins, needles, scissors and seam rippers. We also have sewing machines available if you do not have one.

Beginning Sewing & Alterations
Wednesdays 6-8 pm
Nov 7, 14, 21
We will go over all the basics of sewing, including basic hand stitches and how the a sewing machine works with all its nifty gadgets. Yes, you will learn how to use that zipper foot. The last class will be devoted to alterations, so you will be able to bring in all those trouble garments that have been hanging around in your closet! $75 includes all materials. Please bring your sewing machine, pins, needles, scissors and seam rippers. We also have sewing machines available if you do not have one.

Beginning Knitting Fingerless Gloves
Sundays 7-9 pm
Nov 11, 18, 25
Now is the time to learn to knit! In this class you will learn to Cast on, Bind off, knit, fix simple mistakes, read a basic pattern, and seam. By the third class you should have a complete set of fingerless gloves, a pattern to take with you, and enough knowledge to go make pairs for all your friends for the holidays!

$75 includes all materials. Please let me know if you have an allergy to wool.

Beginning Nov. 12, the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month, 11-1 pm
Have you come to a tough spot in your knitting and just don’t know where to go from there? Has a mistake halted your progress? Do you want to get started on a pattern but find it difficult to translate? Maybe you just want to learn some new techniques… Whatever the situation, come by the Knitting Clinic and we’ll put you back on track! This is a great way to meet other knitters, learn some new things, and have some fun. $10 sliding scale for two hours of help/instruction

November 13, 20, 27
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm
In this class we are going to learn two different i-cord techniques–one using double pointed needles, and one using a tool that creates a knitted tube–to create long thin tubes of colorful ‘knitted’ i-cords that we will transform into warm, layerable scarf-like neck pieces, simple bracelets, and elegant necklaces. We will use simple hand-sewing techniques to complete the projects during the last class. This technique will be applicable to all sorts of projects. I-cords are often required in sweater, hat, and various accessories patterns!

$75 includes all materials: set of double pointed needles, i-cord tool, and yarn

Please pre-register by e-mailing or calling the shop at (828) 505-8595.

Stay warm. Stay tuned. We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We're back!

Has it really been this long since I have posted here? Wow. Life has been traveling by so quickly lately. We have a baby Jack now, who is 11 months old. Everywhere I look I see change and growth and that also goes for the shop! We are full to the brim with studios now, which is very fun for me since I am not just going loony in here by myself now. Sadly, we lost our Jean to the Northeast, and hers are impossible shoes to fill. However, we have some very talented people not only working here, but some great new things in the shop as well! Here's a glimpse: