WAXON Batik & Dye Studio is proud to be open for business in Asheville’s historic Little River Arts Studio, 4 Mulvaney Street, located conveniently near Biltmore, Tunnel Road, and the River Arts District.
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We provide the materials and experience needed to create one of a kind, professional batik & hand dyed items. We welcome you to our world of color and fabric.
Learn more about us in our video below, made in our first studio:
Schedule ahead of time (by calling, emailing, or signing up for a class). We can work with you to fit your schedule. Once here, choose which garment(s) you’d like to dye, which colors you want to use, and what patterns or designs you’d like to try. You’ll be given enough assistance to create an amazing work of art!
With a retail area featuring all of the beautiful hand-dyed clothing and home goods from our Etsy store, you can learn, make, AND shop all in one. We want to be your homebase for all things dyed in Asheville.
CONTACT US TO TAKE A CLASS OR A STUDIO TOUR
We take groups, families, couples, schools, and teams.
WAXON Studio is owned and operated by Jessica Kaufman, Asheville resident since 2004.
I learned batik, tie-dye, and shibori while working at Gwynn Valley Camp, and I came back year after year to continue my studies in the crafts programs there. Eventually I was hired to head up the crafts department (as it were), and was so inspired by what I was doing, that in 2008 began working towards my Masters degree in Crafts Education at Prescott College in Arizona. I learned so much about how we learn as makers, what crafting does to our brains and to our self-esteem, and about the handmade movement specifically in Southern Appalachia in the last century. All of this, plus my undergrad degree in teaching theatre arts, means that I can give you an entertaining, in-depth, and well-paced course full of insight and experience. -Jess, WAXON Studio founder and owner.
Preview Jess’s teaching style here!
The mission of our studio is to provide a fun, inspiring, colorful studio space for groups and individuals in Asheville; to support the community of professional crafts studios in Asheville by providing maker space to the general public; to mentor amateur fabric artists by offering workshops, classes, and apprenticeships.
We aim to be one of Asheville’s top destinations for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, crafty baby showers, and other private event spaces, as well as a gathering space for parents of homeschool groups and afterschool group outings.