WAXON’s new location is ready for you!

WAXON’s new location is ready for you!

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We've finished moving everything in and have already begun teaching folks batik, tie-dye, and ice-dyeing in the new space. It's so cute and wonderfully laid out! Come check out the new workflow and see all our ready-to-wear garments like never before. If you visited the old studio on Mulvaney Street, we especially want YOU to walk in our new doors and tell us what an amazing change it is! While we are very very grateful for the 18 months we spent growing the business in the industrial, tucked-away artists' warehouse next to the Swannanoa River, it's an absolute blessing to be in the heart of West Asheville, rocking a brick & mortar storefront of our own. Come visit! Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm. We are closed on…
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Upcoming weeklong class

Upcoming weeklong class

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Photo by Nicole McConville (www.nicolemcconville.com) Would you like to spend a whole week in the beautiful mountains at the westernmost point in NC? Join me at the John C. Campbell Folk School the second week of April for 6 fabulous days of batiking, eating wonderful food, walking the hills, learning in an amazing environment! Check out the article interview I did with the Folk School here.
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Doing dye demos downtown

Doing dye demos downtown

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Yesterday was Xpand Fest downtown, and I got to bring along the DIY tie-dye booth as well as my regular vending booth. It was a lot of fun to just hang out at a folding table in my booth and dye shirts for people to watch… It made me realize I've never just demoed before! I've taught for years and years, and I love teaching in festival settings, but yesterday was the first day I just made things and let people watch. I loved it. Here's my assistant (also Jess) hanging out in the booth. we were lucky to be mostly in the shade all day!
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Back from Belize… next up, India!

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(yes, I took that photo... with my phone!!)I just had a really rewarding 2.5 weeks "off," hanging out in the jungles, mountains, and beaches of Belize. What a treasure of biodiversity that little country is. And somehow, miraculously, even though there wasn't as much sun as I hoped and I am covered in itchy bug bites, my brain was still able to turn off the near-constant anxiety and worry that I had been experiencing before I left. I'm grateful to have been able to save up enough to go, and I'm grateful to my travel companions for being cool with my artist's budget! (we saw a lot of Mayan ruins.) Now I have 5 nights in the States to prepare for the BIG trip to India to study traditional textiles!!…
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