January 14-May 3, 2023
Tapestry Weavers South presents Follow the Thread at the Folk Art Center
Asheville, NC – The Southern Highland Craft Guild opened its first Main Gallery exhibition of 2023 on Saturday, January 14. Featuring work by members of Tapestry Weavers South, Follow the Thread features a variety of woven art: geometric tapestry weavings, woven bowls, and postcards, framed scenic textiles, and three-dimensional faces. Walking through the exhibition of woven art invites the eye to follow the threads within each frame.
Location: Second Level of the Folk Art Center, Main Gallery Exhibition
Folk Art Center is located at 382 Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville, NC
Hours: Open Daily 10am-5pm
Tapestry Weavers South is an organization dedicated to advancing the art and craft of tapestry weaving. In 1996 eighteen people interested in tapestry attended a retreat in Dahlonega, Georgia, that became the initial meeting for a regional organization of tapestry weavers. From that meeting Tapestry Weavers South (TWS) was formed. TWS supports the goals of the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA), a national organization. Their membership includes tapestry weavers of all skill levels, primarily in the southeastern states. However, membership in TWS is open to all individuals with an interest in tapestry.
For tapestry weavers, or those who want to become a tapestry weaver or simply enjoy and appreciate the art of tapestry weaving and are interested in becoming a member of TWS, contact their membership chair at [email protected].
Follow the Thread can be viewed at the Folk Art Center until May 3, 2023. Admission to the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, a craft shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild is a non-profit, educational organization established in 1930 to bring together the crafts and craftspeople of the Southern Highlands for the benefit of shared resources, education, marketing and conservation. The Southern Highland Craft Guild is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of Interior.