REGIONAL MEETINGS & FIBER RESOURCES

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 blueridgefiberfest@gmail.com 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.


THE YADKIN VALLEY FIBER CENTER

The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center is dedicated to broadening an understanding of the fiber arts, crafts such as weaving, spinning, felting, and fiber-based sculpture are explored  by participants from all over the country within the walls of our center, where we offer a variety of courses from local and visiting artists.  Visit their website for more information: https://yadkinvalleyfiberroom.com

 

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

     The spinners of the Mountain Homespun Fiber Guild, meet the 4th Tuesday of each month somewhere in Elkin, and usually at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room from 11 a.m. until about 2 p.m.  Notice is sent a week in advance of each get together as to place, etc. to the guild email list. 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: sglad1210@gmail.com

SANDHILLS HANDWEAVERS GUILD

This group meets every third Tuesday of the month.  "Where friends and fibers meet!"  contact Linda Harrison @ lhardison@hotmail.com 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 omwg.pres@omwg.net or join us for an upcoming meeting.  

Ol’ NORTH STATE KNITTING GUILD

Founded in 1990, the Ol' North State Knitting Guild's mission is three-fold: education, service, and the enjoyment of knitting. The Guild enables Triangle-area knitters to share the joys and challenges of the craft of knitting, to help knitters learn new skills and new ways to do things, and to use knitting for the betterment of our community. They get together the 2nd Monday of each month. Find them @ www.meetup.com/Ol-North-State-Knitting-Guild/