Our primary mission at Blue Ridge Fiber Fest is to promote and preserve the textile arts, both modern and historic. The way that this is done is by having get togethers, usually through guilds, (although not always) to learn from each other. We feature on this page the meetings and get togethers that we know about, so people exploring this website can visit or inquire or learn something new! If you'd like more information about any of these meetings, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with a contact person.
The mountain homespun fiber guild
This group gathers somewhere each 2nd Tuesday of the month at various locations, and a program is presented. Annual dues are $10. Your annual dues will get you on the email mailing list, and provide tuition to an annual program, voted on by the membership, including supplies. Last year we had a dyeing workshop with silk scarves; all expenses paid for members.
KNITTING WITH FRIENDS, INDEPENDENCE, VA
This group of knitters meets each Tuesday at the conference room of the Independence Library; around 11:00 a.m. and they stay until about 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and your project. There are many expert knitters in this group and they are glad to help a new person! This is not restricted to just knitting. Any fiber art from embroidery to crochet is welcome.
SPINNING ON THE PORCH, ELKIN, NC
An "spin off" group (pun intended) of the Mountain Homespun Fiber Guild, this group of spinners meets the 4th Tuesday of each month on the front porch of the Arts Council building in Elkin, NC from 11 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Bring your lunch and your show and tell; learning to spin? come on and join the fun, we'll help you!
Triangle Weavers Guild
This guild meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC. To see guild programs and other information, visit the website at www.triangleweavers.org
HOTWHEELS SPINNING GUILD
This spinning guild meets is Hillsborough, NC at 2:30 on the 2nd Sunday of each month. For details and directions, email: email@example.com
SANDHILLS HANDWEAVERS GUILD
This group meets every third Tuesday of the month. "Where friends and fibers meet!" contact Linda Harrison @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Overmountain Weavers Guild (OMWG), Kingsport, TN
OMWG (www.omwg.net) meets the third Wednesday of each month from 10 am to noon in Roseland at the Exchange Place, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN. Following our business meeting, a fiber arts program is presented by one of our members or a regional fiber artist. The talents of OMWG members encompass a wide variety of fiber arts including handweaving, Inkle and card weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketry, knitting, crochet, and chair caning. A spinning subgroup meets the fourth Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Exchange Place. For more information, contact our President at email@example.com or join us for an upcoming meeting.