Monthly Archives: March 2015

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