Fibers Show & Sales with the Overmountain Weavers

Saturday, March 28 from 10 am to 4 pm

Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers Show - Fleece to ShawlFiber artists will gather on March 28th at Sycamore Shoals State Park to demonstrate their skills and sell unique handcrafted items during the 12th Annual Overmountain Weavers Guild Fiber Show and Sale. The fiber fair will be open from 10am to 4pm and is a free event for the entire family.

Live alpacas and llamas will be on display, door prizes will be awarded, and delicious food and drink will be available for purchase. Visitors will be able to try their hand at weaving or spinning under the helpful guidance of Guild members.

Demonstrations include weaving on various types of looms, fiber preparation and carding, yarn spinning and Japanese braiding known as Kumihimo. Guild members will answer questions on ???????????????????????????????weaving, spinning, dyeing, using natural fibers, knitting, crocheting, and felting. There will be an opportunity to buy a wide assortment of handmade items including, jewelry, handspun yarn, handwoven items, as well as sheep and alpaca fleeces.

The Fiber Show and Sale is a wonderful way to appreciate weaving, spinning, and fiber art skills that go back hundreds of years, and are still used by fiber artists today.

The Overmountain Weaver’s Guild meets monthly at Exchange Place in Kingsport for weaving skill development and sharing. The guild also participates in various local events and offers a beginner weaving class in August each year.

 

For more information on Fiber Show and Sale contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

1651 W. Elk Ave Elizabethton, TN 37643 423-543-5808

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

www.tnstateparks.com/SycamoreShoals/

 

For more information on the Overmountain Weavers Guild contact:

http://www.omwg.net

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Final Liberty Audition scheduled for Sat., March 7 at 4:30 pm

Passionate about our heritage? Interested in performing in Tennessee’s official outdoor drama? Audition for this fun and unique interpretation of the American Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands. This performance takes place here at Sycamore Shoals, the last three weekends of July.

Auditions take place in our community room, the Gathering Place, in the park Visitors Center. You may bring a narration to read or will be given a small portion of last year’s script.

If you would like to register as a non-speaker, either portraying a settler or Cherokee, you may sign up at this time.

Need information? Please call Jennifer at 423-543-5808 Ext 102.

 

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Carter Mansion Tuesday Winter Tours Update for Tomorrow the 17th

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17th, we will not be hosting afternoon tours of the Carter Mansion due to sickness and the weather.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please call the park Visitors Center at 423-543-5808 to confirm tours next week, Tuesday, February 24th.   Our Visitors Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 1 pm – 4:30 pm

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