Johnson City Press: Overmountain Weavers Guild will host its annual Fiber Fair this weekend
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Overmountain Weavers Guild will host its annual Fiber Fair this weekend

Contributed • Mar 11, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton will come alive once again on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for its annual Fiber Fair, presented by the Overmountain Weavers Guild from Exchange Place in Kingsport.

It is part of the guild’s mission to keep alive the time-honored skills of the fiber arts.

On that day, many of the most talented fiber artists of the region will come together to share their talents and their wares. Weavers will throw their shuttles, spinners will ply their yarns, and botanists will transform tough plant stalks into silky fibers.

Visitors will be invited to try their hand at a loom or a spinning wheel! Knitters and crocheters will answer questions and give helpful hints about their craft. Hands-on opportunities for children will be available.

In addition, many area vendors will be selling fine hand-made items throughout the event. Examples of items that will be for sale include natural yarns, handwoven items, beautiful jewelry, hand-made scarves, house-wares, mittens and hats, goat milk soap and related products, and roving.

For visitors interested in learning to weave, guild members will offer a chance to sign up for a beginning weaving classes during August 2019. The classes will be held each Saturday and Sunday in August. A sign-up sheet will be at the OMWG information desk at the Fiber Festival.

Admission is free and all are welcome. 

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