Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10 am – 4 pm
Have you ever watched the skillful hands of an expert spinner and marveled at how the fiber flowed so swiftly through those fingers to become thread? Has a weaver ever mesmerized you by the rhythmic passing of the shuttle back and forth, back and forth, creating beautiful cloth?
Have you ever wanted to experience spinning or weaving for yourself? Maybe you need some tips on knitting or crocheting? Perhaps you want to buy some beautiful yarn.
If so, come to the 11th annual Fiber Fair on March 15 at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton, TN. and meet these amazing artisans. The Fair is open from 10:00 to 4:00 and is hosted by The OverMountain Weaver’s Guild.
Guild members will be on hand all day to answer questions or provide helpful hints for all fiber lovers. Educational exhibits will show native dyes, fiber made from native plants, and the “Baatny Goat” project from Roan Mountain. Demonstrations will be given on floor looms and inkle looms, on drop spindling and spinning on a wheel, and on the art of Japanese braiding known as Kumihimo.
A wide assortment of vendors will offer hand-made items including scarves, placemats, table runners, quilts, mittens, jewelry and more. Fleeces, yarn and equipment will also be available. Live alpacas will greet visitors at the door!
Once again Powers’ Coffee will provide delicious hot food and beverages for breakfast, lunch or snacks.
Fiber Fair is a wonderful, free event for the entire family. Come and join the OverMountain Weavers for a fun, educational day.