This Weekend! Saturday and Sunday, March 12 & 13
10 am – 4 pm on Saturday and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday
with the Overmountain Weavers Guild!
The Fibers Show and Sale will feature Guild demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and knitting throughout the weekend. Guild members and other local fiber artists will have a variety of natural fibers, handspun yarn, handwoven items and knitted products available for sale. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with area fiber artists, observe them using fibers to create yarn and apparel, and try their hands at these heritage crafts.
The Overmountain Weavers Guild was founded in 1972 to teach, stimulate, and furnish inspiration, information, and mutual assistance in the growth and development of handweaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketry, and related fiber arts. The Guild hosts programs and workshops for members throughout the year and educates the next generation of fiber artists through their beginning and advanced weaving classes every August. The Guild is currently working on a variety of projects including weaving drafts (patterns) from the mid-19th century and growing a garden of plants to make natural dyes. This event is free and open to the public.
New this year: Needle Felting Class taught by Jen Hanlon
Sunday, March 13 beginning at 12 pm –3:30 pm
Cost of Class: $65.00 – Includes all supplies (2 felting needles, needle holder, finger protectors, skewer, foam felting surface, project template & handout, Core & Topcoat Fiber- enough to complete project and more!
Minimum number of participants: 3 Maximum number: 10
Age restriction: 18+
In this Beginners level class you will be creating a little bird! If you have a special favorite bird, bring a picture!
To Register: email- email@example.com – 50% of class fee is due upon registration
About the Artist: Jennifer Hanlon is a multimedia artist with a focus on fiber, especially needle felting. Originally from Western North Carolina, she participated in several shows, galleries, and was secretary of the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild for 3 years focusing on 2-dimensional works. She took a break from crafting after marrying and moving to Vermont for 3 years. After moving back to the mountains here in Johnson City, TN She has gotten back into crafting and discovered needle felting in 2020. Needle felting is a great craft that takes patience but is so worth the effort when you see the results. Please join her at Sycamore Shoals!
The Guild meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 am at Exchange Place in Kingsport, Tennessee. Its hand-spinners meet on the fourth Wednesday. More information about the Overmountain Weavers Guild can be found on their website at omwg.net or by e-mailing the Guild at OvermountainWeavers@gmail.com. Information and the opportunity to sign up for their classes will also be available during the event.
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park –
1651 W. Elk Avenue- Elizabethton, TN 37643