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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

Upcoming events

    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    April Guild Meeting and Program: Nanette Davidson of John C. Campbell Folk School will present her life as a rug weaver inspired by the Shakers


    • 9 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    May Guild Meeting and Program:  Gregg Johnson, former Penland weaving studio manager will present the women’s co-op of Sefrou, Morroco, & their hand made thread buttons for traditional robes 

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    June Guild Meeting and Program:  Tracy Woodward of Covered in Cotton – Culivated & Crafted in The Carolinas will present her story of five generations of growing, processing and manufacturing beautiful cotton textiles.

    *Cotton products will be on hand for sale after the presentation. 

    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    July Guild Meeting and Program:  Lorraine Cathy, Fiber Artist/Teacher and a member of the Southern Highland Guild


    Lorraine will present her life as a fiber artist and show her work of needle felting with wool and wet felting.  Her inspiration comes right here in view of the mountains of North Carolina and the beautiful vistas of the valleys. 

    • 8 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    August Guild Meeting and Program:  Convergence Experience – We’ll hear from members who went to Convergence 2020 in Knoxville  

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    September Guild Meeting and Program:  Roberta Platt, knitter extraordinaire, will share about her life with knitting; following a 3 hour knitting workshop in the afternoon.

    • 20 Sep 2020

    During this special Sunday event, Robyn will present ways to make your fiber art projects more intriguing, different ways to incorporate fiber into other projects, find simple ways to improve your projects and set yourself apart as a fiber artist.

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 22 Sep 2020

    Hate to warp, but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a workshop for you!

    In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threading and perform an extreme makeover. Weaving it many different ways from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced.

    At the same time, participants will be presented with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave a number of different weaves. Concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on opposites, and echo treading will be discussed. 

    Four-shaft loom required. (Note:This is not a round robin workshop-bring your own loom) Level: Beginner to Advanced  Fee $135.00  

    Contact Ruth Howe at ruth272nc@aol.com. Make checks out to WNCFHG and note on check “Workshop.” Please mail checks to Ruth Howe, 209 Banner Farm Road, Mills River, NC  28759.

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    October Guild Meeting and Program:  Guild Retreat – Gathering of members sharing their love of fiber arts with each other. Fun afternoon! 

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM

    November Guild Meeting and Program:  Election of new officers.  Discuss Winter Project, BRUNCH (last gathering till February 2021) 

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