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Fibers Show & Sale

March 12, 2022 - March 13, 2022

Fibers Show and Sale
with the Overmountain Weavers Guild
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Saturday, March 12 from 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, March 13 from 11 am – 4 pm

The Fibers Show and Sale will feature Guild demonstrations of weaving, spinning, and knitting
throughout the weekend.  Guild members and other local fiber artists will have a variety of
natural fibers, handspun yarn, handwoven items and knitted products available for
sale.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with area fiber artists, observe them
using fibers to create yarn and apparel, and try their hands at these heritage crafts.

The Overmountain Weavers Guild was founded in 1972 to teach, stimulate, and furnish
inspiration, information, and mutual assistance in the growth and development of handweaving,
spinning, dyeing, felting, basketry, and related fiber arts. The Guild hosts programs and
workshops for members throughout the year and educates the next generation of fiber artists
through their beginning and advanced weaving classes every August. The Guild is currently
working on a variety of projects including weaving drafts (patterns) from the mid-19th century
and growing a garden of plants to make natural dyes.  This event is free and open to the public.
New this year: Needle Felting Class taught by Jen Hanlon
Sunday, March 13 beginning at 12 pm –3:30 pm
Cost of Class: $65.00 – Includes all supplies (2 felting needles, needle holder, finger protectors,
skewer, foam felting surface, project template & handout, Core & Topcoat Fiber- enough to
complete project and more!
Minimum number of participants:  3    Maximum number:  10
Age restriction: 18+
In this Beginners level class you will be creating a little bird! If you have a special favorite bird,
bring a picture!
To Register: email- jenhanlon35@gmail.com – 50% of class fee is due upon registration
About the Artist: Jennifer Hanlon is a multimedia artist with a focus on fiber, especially needle felting.
Originally from Western North Carolina, she participated in several shows, galleries, and was secretary of
the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild for 3 years focusing on 2-dimensional works.  She took a break from
crafting after marrying and moving to Vermont for 3 years.  After moving back to the mountains here in
Johnson City, TN She has gotten back into crafting and discovered needle felting in 2020.  Needle felting
is a great craft that takes patience but is so worth the effort when you see the results. Please join her at
Sycamore Shoals!

The Guild meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 am at Exchange Place
in Kingsport, Tennessee. Its hand-spinners meet on the fourth Wednesday. More information
about the Overmountain Weavers Guild can be found on their website at omwg.net or by e-
mailing the Guild at OvermountainWeavers@gmail.com.  Information and the opportunity to

sign up for their classes will also be available during the event.

Visitors Center Hours:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday             1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Sunday
Closed for lunch 11 am – Noon – Monday – Saturday
Our Visitors Center is closed on most State holidays.
Park grounds are open from dawn until dusk.

In the event of extremely inclement winter weather, contact the park about program

cancellations and park office closings.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park – 1651 W. Elk Avenue- Elizabethton, TN 37643

423-543-5808

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March 12, 2022
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Phone:
423-543-5808
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