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May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
A most celebrated weekend of fiber will return to the Folk Art Center for Mother’s Day on May 11th and 12th with the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Fiber Weekend. For more than two decades, felters, quilters, weavers, knitters, tatters, spinners, and many more fiber makers convene at Milepost 382 to share handmade skills with visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway. This year more than two dozen Guild members and friends will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from 10am-4pm. This free event for the community invites visitors to get a close-up look at how fiber products are made and the stories of these makers.
Textile arts are known for building a sense of community, and to celebrate this, the Guild invites visitors to Fiber Weekend to bring their own handwork, whatever it may be. Weather permitting we would like to fill the hill behind the Folk Art Center auditorium with people engaged in fiber arts. Bring a blanket and enjoy a spring afternoon of craft!