Blue Ridge Fiber Fest will be held in Sparta, North Carolina on June 2 and 3, 2018. The area of northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia is deeply steeped in the tradition of the fiber arts. Set among the mountains, just a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Sparta offers a small town quaintness, not far from bigger cities and a more metropolis-like atmosphere.
The festival will focus first upon the farmer. Animals will be on display for their beautiful fiber, surrounded by their shepherds who can speak for them and educate a curious public. We will provide services for farmers as well. From shearing to product photography, we are dedicated to the enhancement of your business and the growth of the family farm. If there is something you'd like to see us provide, send us an email and we will do our best to have it available.
The Mountain Homespun Fiber Guild is the fibery home of the organizers of Blue Ridge Fiber Fest.
Each with their own farm, Vivian Akers-Thompson, Deb Clemens, Denise Digh and Nancy Liebrecht had a little get together and decided to pool their knowledge and experience into one fiber festival that will bring together the shepard and the knitter (or weaver or spinner or crocheter or hooker or felter - you get the idea) and offer materials and education in all disciplines. We are delighted to have Laura Whitfield of Tennessee as our barn manager.
Please plan to join us on June 2nd and 3rd, 2018 at the fiber festival - and spend a few extra days in beautiful Alleghany County and the surrounding area!