Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
April 19-20, 2013
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Join us for this interactive arts event connecting the community with fiber arts activities. The festival will include fiber animal exhibitions, marketplace of vendors, classes, educational demonstrations of spinning, weaving, needlecrafts, dyeing, and many other fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, local artists' work and fiber craft supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.
Vendors and classes, as well as special events for the 2013 festival, will be posted as they are confirmed, so please check back often.
Demonstration Days 2013
Townsend Visitor Center, Exhibit Room, 9:00-5:00
A variety of fiber arts will be demonstrated, including crochet, lace making, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, and more. Demonstrations are free of charge. Many of the demonstrators will have their products for sale.
Friday, April 12 –
Carol McBride, Rug Hooking; Susan Mason, Weaving; Lynn Hash, Spinning.
Saturday, April 13 -
Vickie Walker, Lace Making and Basic Kumihimo Braiding; Carol McBride, Rug Hooking; Susan Mason, Weaving.
Sunday, April 14 -
Vickie Walker, Lace Making and Basic Kumihimo Braiding.
Monday, April 15 –
Sue Ann Tippitt, Felt Appliqué; Deborah Adams, Drop Spindle Spinning, Spinning Wheel and Weaving on a Ashford table loom; Jo Anne Neary and Darlene Laverdure, Drop and Wheel spinning.
Tuesday, April 16 -
Sue Ann Tippitt, Felt Appliqué; Deborah Adams, Drop Spindle Spinning, Spinning Wheel and Weaving on a Ashford table loom.
Wednesday, April 17 -
Sue Ann Tippitt, Felt Appliqué; Carol Larsen and Debb Allore, Spinning.
Classes, more Demonstrations, and a Marketplace of Fiber Artist Vendors take place at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, April 18, 19 and 20, 2013. Fiber Art classes begin April 18.
Marketplace hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 19 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
We're delighted this year to welcome you to the 2013 version of SMFAF. This year's event will take place in one location that's familiar to some of you - the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. Here in the shadow of the Great Smokies, you'll find fiber arts classes and demonstrations, vendor shopping, great food, good friends and a memorable experience in an unforgettable setting.
This event celebrates all things Fiber Arts, beginning with the raw materials (catch the sheep herding and sheep shearing demonstrations while you’re here), through the creative processes (check out the classes and non-animal demonstrations at both locations), and finally, the end product (visit a great collection of vendors who will fill your every supply and project need)!
Townsend is the peaceful side of the Smokies, and a place you’ll find far different from other communities near the national park. We hope you’ll enjoy your visit here – we look forward to seeing you in April!
--The SMFAF 2013 Committee
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Special lodging rates for the Fiber Arts Festival are offered by Tuckaleechee Retreat Center.
For more lodging information, click here: Townsend Accommodations.