Eastern Tennessee Amazing Directory of Fiber Arts

Hey folks! The Eastern Tennessee Amazing Directory of Fiber Arts is a list of fiber art relevant sites and people in the Eastern Tennessee and Appalachian Areas. This part of the country has a rich fiber art tradition. Sitting just atop cotton country, the cold mountain winters favored staying indoors and making warm garments and blankets. So if you live here and need to find a fiber art something, or you’re visiting and want to plan fiber sites into your trip, you’re in the right place.

Would you like to be in this directory? Or do you see something that needs updating or correcting about your listing? Drop me a line via my contact form, and I’ll get about fixing that. This is a growing list so your help and suggestions make it better..

This list is the result of over a year’s worth of information gathering. To keep it up to date will require regular editing. If you’ve found value in this and would like to help me keep this going for years to come, you can help me out by donating, becoming a Patreon supporter, buying some of my artwork or knitting patterns. I’ll even rattle a nice tin cup if it will help keep this show rolling for ya.

One last thing if you’d like to help me keep this list findable, please stay for 60 seconds if you can. That tells google this page has good information.

Accessories

White Fox Beads – Knoxville, TN

They have over 8,000 items to choose from including seed beads, loads of knowledge to share, and a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
White Fox Beads Website

Artists

Deborah Adams Fiber Arts – Townsend, TN

Silk designs & wearables
deborahadamsfiberart (AT) gmail (dot) com

Sarazen AnYin (Me!) – Knoxville, TN

Fiber artist. I specialize in woolpaintings, knitting patterns, spinning, felting, garments and design, cosplay, teaching, demonstrations, writing. Hey, you’re on my website, stick around for a spell. Put your feet up. Check out my portfolio if you like.
Sarazen AnYin website <— lol, your exit strategy back to my home page.

Raeus Cannon – Knoxville, TN

Pin loom weaver, teacher, knitter. Her dragon coat has been in Vogue Knitting magazine.
Raeus Cannon Instagram

Bailey Earith of Bailey Fiber Art Studio – Maryville, TN

Fiber artist. Making art with heart. She is a teacher, designer, art coach and she does commissions and art lessons. She specialized in mixed media and fiber art.
Bailey Fiber Art Instagram
Bailey (AT) BaileyFiberArt.com

Geri Forkner – Sweetwater, TN

Weaver, felter, teacher. Geri has taught world wide and her work has won contests at the Handweavers Convergence.
Geri Forkner website

Teresa Hay Textiles Studio – Columbia, TN

Teresa specializes in non-traditional screen-printing fabric and crafting one of a kind artisanal wearable garments
Teresa Hay Textiles Studio website

David Heustess Follow the Spiral Studios – Nashville, TN

David is a potter, a bead weaver and a fiber artist. He has created a Covid Memorial Quilt Project and is working on a collection of Shibori fiber art.
David Heustess Follow the Spiral Studios website

The Longest Thread – Nashville, TN and Turkey

Artisanal machine woven turkish towels and hand woven lap blankets and scarves. Their items are made in both Turkey and Nashville.
The Longest Thread website

Vickie Vipperman Weaving Studio – Nashville, TN

Vickie specializes in slow cloth and wearable art. Her work is fully handwoven and much of it is hand dyed.
Vickie Vipperman Weaving website

Bridget Wilson Matlock Fiber Arts – Townsend, TN

bwmatlock (AT) comcast (dot) net

Williamsport Handwoven’s – Williamsport, TN

Williamsport Handwoven’s specializes in making custom handwoven textiles and teaching the art of hand weaving.
Williamsport Handwoven website

Wren Cottage Studio – Athens, TN

They specialize in handwoven heirlooms. Their work has been selected to be a part of the Early American Life Magazine.
Wren Cottage Studio website

Coaching

Sarazen AnYin (Me!) – Knoxville, TN

Fiber artist. If you are looking to start a career as an artist, especially a fiber artist, I can coach you in technique, getting your work shown publicly, starting your own business, how to build a website and entrepreneurship. I can also give private lessons on spinning, knitting or cosplay. If you’re interested, send me a message via my contact form.
Sarazen AnYin website <— lol, your exit strategy back to my home page.

Bailey Earith of Bailey Fiber Art Studio – Maryville, TN

Fiber artist. Making art with heart. She is a teacher, designer, art coach and she does commissions and art lessons. She specialized in mixed media and fiber art.
Bailey Fiber Art Instagram
Bailey (AT) BaileyFiberArt.com

Steve Prentice – Townsend, TN

Steve is a weaver and a spinner. He is open to coaching individuals and can make many spinning wheel repairs. He is also an organizer for the Birchwood Fiber festival.
sdprent (AT) gmail (dot) com

Understory Saori Studio – Knoxville, TN

Saori is a type of Japanese weaving where you focus on your innate creativity and bring that talent forward. There are no mistakes, just differences. Understory hosts classes and workshops, they sell looms and yarn an other saori materials. And they have sewing classes, either private or semi-private.
Understory Saori Studio website

Fiber sources and Fiber Farmers

Blue Ridge Fiberworks – North Western NC

A collective of several fiber and yarn producers they specialize in high quality Angora, Alpaca and custom yarns for retailers and designers.
Blue Ridge Fiberworks website

Beth’EL Ranch – Crossville, TN

A working farm specializing in raising Jacob and Suffolk Sheep.
Beth’EL Ranch contact

Buckmaster Family Farm – Mt. Pleasant, TN

A working farm specializing in raising Icelandic sheep. Their studio ship has wool products from their biannual hearings. They have supplies for spinning, tatting and weaving. They sell hand dyed thread and have a variety of fiber art classes.
Buckmaster Family Farm website
Buckmaster Family Farm Facebook

Leatherwood Creek Farm – Pulaski, TN

A working farm specializing in raising American Tunis and Shetland sheep, They sell both fiber, yarn, handwoven towels and sheep.
Leatherwood Creek Farm website
Leatherwood Creek Farm Etsy
Leatherwood Creek Farm Instagram

Mesa Trail Alpacas – Jacks Creek, TN

A working farm specializing in raising Alpacas, they have a farm story, tours and other events. They also do fiber Processing for Alpacas and other camelids
Mesa Trail Alpacas website

Namaste Farm – Kingston, TN

A working farm specializing in raising Katahdin meat sheep, and working Border Collies.
Namaste Farm website

Singing Sheep Wool – Woodbury, TN

This is a small farm that raises 100% shetland wool. They have rams and and ewes for sale. Contact them for info on fleeces.
singingsheepwool (AT) gmail (dot) com

Sourwood Fiber Farm – Fletcher, NC

They raise Shetland and Leicester Longwool sheep and Satin Angora rabbits that produce beautiful fiber for knitters, crocheters, felters and spinners.
Sourwood Fiber Farm website

Tennessee Sheep Producers Association

An organization whose purpose is to encourage and promote the sheep industry in Tennessee.
Tennessee Sheep Producers Association website

Three Creeks Farm – Charlotte, TN

This is a working farm in middle TN. They raise Shetland sheep, fainting goats and chickens. They also grow many natural dye plants. They have classes and workshops on everything from blacksmithing to spinning and felting. They also sell some spinning wheels and supplies.
Three Creeks Farm website

Two Ewes – Knoxville, TN

Specializing in undyed fiber and unique 1 skein yarns.
nps84 (AT) bellsouth (dot) net

Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill – Greenville, TN

A working farm specializing in raising fiber alpacas and a mill that produces a variety of yarns, roving, socks, hats, scarves, rugs and more.
Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill website
Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill Facebook

Fiber Festivals

Birchwood Fiber Festival – Birchwood, TN

This Fiber festival happens in early May. 2023 was their first year, and there were a lot of classes in everything from embroidery, peg loom weaving, beginning spinning, fiber prep, floor loom weaving and more.
Birchwood Fiber Festival website

Blue Ridge Fiber Fest – Sparta, NC

This Fiber festival happens in early June. Admission is free and class schedule is posted in January. There are farmers, vendors and other fiber artists. They have a wool, skein and garment competition
Blue Ridge Fiber Fest website
Blue Ridge Fiber Fest Facebook

Great Smoky Mountains Fiber Fair – Townsend, TN

This Fiber fair happens every April. It attracts many vendors and thousands of folks. There are classes, demonstrations, food and other activities.
Great Smoky Mountains Fiber Fair website

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival – Lexington, KY

This Fiber fair happens every May. It attracts many vendors. There are workshops, fleece and skein competitions, food and other activities.
Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival website

Southern Comforts Fiber Market – Charlotte, NC

The fiber market happens in early to mid August. There are classes and vendors in this new and growing fiber event.
Southern Comforts Fiber Market website

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) – Fletcher, NC

The largest fiber festival in the Appalachian area, this festival last for three days and includes livestock shows, workshops and classes, contests and a large area of vendors. This happens in October.
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair website.

Fiber Mills

Echoview Fiber Mill – Weaverville, NC

A mini-mill just outside of Asheville NC. It functions under strict environmental guidelines and makes yarn, home goods, and apparel from natural fibers.
Echoview Fiber Mill Facebook

Golden view Alpacas & Mini Mill – Kodak, TN

Originally a working farm specializing in raising Alpacas, they are now mostly focused on their fiber mill and teaching classes. Call ahead to schedule fiber processing.
Golden view Alpacas & Mini Mill website
Golden view Alpacas & Mini Mill Facebook

Mesa Trail Alpacas – Jacks Creek, TN

A working farm specializing in raising Alpacas, they have a farm story, tours and other events. They also do fiber Processing for Alpacas and other camelids
Mesa Trail Alpacas website

Shepherd’s Gate Fiber Processing Mill – Youngsville, NC

Shepherd’s Gate is a full service fiber mill. They are family owned and operated and they process a wide variety of fibers.
Shepherd’s Gate Fiber Processing Mill website

Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill – Greenville, TN

A working farm specializing in raising fiber alpacas and a mill that produces a variety of yarns, roving, socks, hats, scarves, rugs and more.
Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill website
Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill Facebook

Galleries

The Emporium – Knoxville, TN

The Emporium is the center for the arts in Knoxville. Organized and administered by the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance, it is an open gallery year round and often features fiber art.
The Emporium website
The Emporium Facebook

The Folk Art Center – Asheville, NC

The Folk Art center features some of the finest craft art and fiber art in the area. The two level building has a large shopping display of work from their membership and galleries of featured work as well as focused exhibitions.
The Folk Art Center website

Kingsport Renaissance Arts Center – Kingsport, TN

A facility dedicated to local arts and community activities, it is the site of the Overmountain Weavers Guild Gallery Show. It also has a dedicated gallery on the second floor which is operated by the Kingsport Art Guild. Fiber Art is often featured in their displays.
Kingsport Renaissance Arts Center website

Guilds and Groups

East Tennessee Arts Center – Sweetwater, TN

Established during Covid their mission is to bring arts to Monroe Co. and surrounding areas. They organize workshops and showcase local artists and craftspeople.
East Tennessee Arts Center website

Foothills Craft Guild – Knoxville, TN

The premier craft guild in Eastern TN, it has two shows a year centered around its juried members. There is a large group of fiber artists amongst the membership, including myself. You can find artist through their website.
Foothills Craft Guild website

Handweavers Guild of Nashville (TN)

This is a guild has regular meetings with fiber arts focussed programs. They also sponsor workshops each year and feature nationally recognized teachers along with the guild’s own members. This is an active group.
Handweavers Guild of Nashville website
Handweavers Guild of Nashville Facebook

Kingsport Art Guild – Kingsport, TN

This is a guild focused o local art of all types in and around the Kingsport area. They organize the gallery area of the Kingsport Renaissance Center and have featured fiber art. They have regular contests and juried shows featuring nationally recognized artists.
Kingsport Art Guild website

Knoxville Chapter, Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc

This is a guild focused on needle arts, particularly embroidery. They work to teach others these skills and to preserve the history of this traditional fiber art. They have regular monthly meetings and are a very active group.
Embroiderers’ guild website
Embroiderers’ guild Facebook

Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers

This group has monthly meetings from August through May. They have many hands-on activities and weaving equipment and a library is available. The membership demonstrates at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair every fall.
Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers website
Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers Facebook

MidAtlantic Fiber Association – New York to North Carolina

An organization of guilds or guild conglomerate, this is a good resource for instructors who want to travel and teach.
MidAtlantic Fiber Association website

Overmountain Weavers Guild – Kingsport, TN

The Overmountain Weavers Guild welcomes new members. They have weaving and spinning equipment available for members to rent and regular classes and events which they announce in their newsletter and calendar.
Overmountain Weavers Guild website
Overmountain Weavers Guild Facebook

Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild – Birchwood, TN

The Scenic Valley Handweavers guild has been meeting for over a decade. They meet monthly and have regular challenges, a lending library and workshops from time to time. This is an active group.
Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild website
Scenic Valley Handweavers Guild Facebook

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance – Chamblee, GA

SEFAA is a huge fiber and textile resource. They support fiber art in all forms and have classes, meetings, regular events, exhibitions, open studios and rentals.
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance website

Southern Highland Craft Guild – Asheville, NC

Formed by skilled artists and craftspeople from both Tennessee and North Carolina, the Southern Highland Craft Guild is a juried guild that serves to cultivate high quality craftsmanship and foster opportunities for creators to maintain a livelihood. They organize the sale of fine work, including fiber art at the Biltmore Village, the Folk Art Center, Southern Highland Craft Guild store on Tunnel Road, and at Moses Cone Manor. They also have regular membership shows. It is one of the oldest guilds in the United States.
Southern Highland Craft Guild website
Southern Highland Craft Guild Facebook

Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild – Knoxville, TN

The Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild is a group dedicated to promoting a greater interest in hand spinning and the fiber arts, providing a community for hand spinners in the Knoxville metropolitan area and offering educational and demonstration opportunities both within the guild and in our communities. This is a very active group
Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild Website
Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild Facebook
Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild Instagram

Townsend Artisan Guild – Townsend, TN

The Townsend Artisan Guild is a multi-discipline art guild. They do have a fair number of fiber artists and for many years were instrumental in running the Fiber Festival in Townsend. Today they focus more on their guild shop and gallery.
Townsend Artisan Guild website

Tuesday Weavers – Norris, TN

The Tuesday Weavers is an all levels weaving group. There are several master weavers who are great teachers, so this is good and supportive place to learn. This is a very active group.
Tuesday Weavers Website
Tuesday Weavers Facebook

Wilderness Weavers – Knoxville, TN

The Wilderness Weavers is a regional group who meet monthly. Their meetings can be short classes, demonstrations or show and tell by the members. They also sometimes take field trips and all levels of weavers are welcome. This is an active group.
Wilderness Weavers Facebook

Museums

Exchange Place, Living history farm – Kingsport, TN

A living history farm, Exchange Place is the meeting site of the Overmountain Weavers Guild. It also hosts a several events including the Fall Folk Arts Festival where there are both fiber art demonstrations and art available for sale.
Exchange Place website

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center – Townsend, TN

The Heritage Center offers a museum with hand-on activities and tours of vintage buildings and log cabins. Their programing includes a Fiber festival in April, and a new ‘Fiber Cabin’ for holding classes and studio space. The curator, Trevor Lanier, is a skilled weaver.
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center website

Knoxville Museum of Art – Knoxville, TN

Established to encourage life-long learning and engagement with the arts. the Knoxville Museum of Art focuses on the culture of Southern Appalachia. The permanent exhibit, Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee, spotlights visual arts from Knoxville and the surrounding region. Traveling exhibits and other collections include fiber art.
Knoxville Museum of Art website

Marble Springs State Historic Site – Knoxville, TN

Marble Springs was the home of Tennessee’s first governor John Sevier. There are tours and activities like the Loom House where kids can learn the basics of spinning, weaving and using plants for dyes. Reservations are required so be sure to plan ahead.
Marble Springs State Historic Site website

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum – Athens, TN

The Living Heritage Museum has many displays of preserved fiber work, vintage looms, and period garments with lace, ribbon an other well crafted details. They also host regular events and festivals with people demonstrating historic fiber crafts as well as some modern twists on those traditional techniques.
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum

Museum of Appalachia – Clinton, TN

A living history museum, this site depicts an Appalachian farm and village with multiple buildings and thousands of historic artifacts, including quilts, baskets and other fiber art. There are also gardens and farm animals. It is a Smithsonian Affiliate and education center for the the history and workings of this area.
Museum of Appalachia Website
Museum of Appalachia Instagram

Ramsey House – Knoxville, TN

Ramsey House is regarded as one of the best examples of a sophisticated home from the 1790s in Eastern Tennessee. It features pink marble and blue limestone. It also hosts regular events and some classes. There is a display of a vintage walking wheel and some other fine textiles of the time.
Ramsey House website

Schools

Appalachian Arts and Craft Center – Clinton, TN

Part learning center, part local art gallery, part weaving studio, and community gathering place, they will help you learn and send you home loaded up with local art.
Appalachian Arts and Craft Center Website
Appalachian Arts and Craft Center Facebook

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, TN

Arrowmont is an internationally recognized visual art education center, providing creative experiences year-round with weekend, one- and two-week workshops from March through November.
Arrowmont Website
Arrowmont X formerly called Twitter

John C Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC

The John C. Campbell Folk School has classes for adults in music, dance, crafts, writing, gardening and more. Fiber arts are a regular feature of their classes.
John C Campbell Folk School website

Berea College – Berea, KY

Berea is a work college. Every student works at an on-campus job many with a focus on traditional crafts. Berea is an inspirational place, that not only educates its students, but it also provides them the opportunity to learn use a traditional loom while they major in biology, etc.
Berea College website

Shops for Finished Art and Supplies

Appalachian Arts and Craft Center – Clinton, TN

Part learning center, part local art gallery, part weaving studio, and community gathering place, they will help you learn and send you home loaded up with local art.
Appalachian Arts and Craft Center Website
Appalachian Arts and Craft Center Facebook

Biltmore Village Guild Shop – Asheville, NC

This branch of the Southern Highlands Guild features fine crafts as well as artisan made garments, along with other examples of fiber art.
Biltmore Village Guild Shop website

Echoview Fiber Mill – Weaverville, NC

A mini-mill just outside of Asheville NC. It functions under strict environmental guidelines and makes yarn, home goods, and apparel from natural fibers.
Echoview Fiber Mill Facebook

The Folk Art Center – Asheville, NC

The Folk Art center features some of the finest craft art and fiber art in the area. The two level building has a large shopping display of work from their membership and galleries of featured work as well as focused exhibitions.
The Folk Art Center website

Local Cloth – Asheville, NC

Local cloth is a community of farmers, fiber artists, weavers, designers, teachers, suppliers and students committed to creating a thriving fiber art community in the Appalachian region. They have a shop, run a fashion show, have exhibits at local galleries, market local fiber art and focus on textile entrepreneurship, among many other things.
Local Cloth website

Moses Cone Manor Guild Shop – Asheville, NC

This branch of the Southern Highlands Guild features glassware and other crafts, with a small selection of fiber crafts work.
Moses Cone Manor Guild Shop website

R & M Yarns LLC – Georgetown, TN

Specializing in quality weaving yarns at competitive prices, they function mostly as an online store with select opening hours at their shop. They are very open to special visits if you call ahead. They are an excellent source of mill end yarns. Some equipment and classes are also available.
R & M Yarns LLC website

Smokey Mountain Spinnery Gatlinburg, TN

The Southeast’s Largest Spinning and Weaving Shop, the Smoky Mountain Spinnery is the place to go for big fiber art tools, like looms. It is also a paradise of fiber, yarn and fiber knowledge
Smokey Mountain Spinnery website

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance – Chamblee, GA

SEFAA is a huge fiber and textile resource. The support fiber art in all forms and have classes, meetings, regular events, exhibitions, open studios and rentals.
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance website

Sunshine Weaving – Lebanon, Tn

Sunshine weaving is a fiber art store focused on weaving, spinning and knitting supplies. They also have classes and events. You can order on-line or visit them at their shop in Lebanon.
Sunshine Weaving website

Townsend Artisan Guild Shop – Townsend, TN

The Townsend Artisan Guild is a multi-discipline art guild. They do have a fair number of fiber artists and for many years were instrumental in running the Fiber Festival in Townsend. Today they focus more on their guild shop and gallery.
Townsend Artisan Guild website

Tunnel Road Guild Shop – Asheville, NC

The Tunnel Road Shop is a smaller branch of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. It features a number of crafts and sells handwoven items and dyed garments.
Tunnel Road Guild Shop website

Understory Saori Studio – Knoxville, TN

Saori is a type of Japanese weaving where you focus on your innate creativity and bring that talent forward. There are no mistakes, just differences. Understory hosts classes and workshops, they sell looms and yarn an other saori materials. And they have sewing classes, either private or semi-private.
Understory Saori Studio website

The Woolery – Frankfort, KY

Established in 1981, the Woolery is fiber art supply paradise. They have full equipment lines for weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing, rug hooking and more. They also have a huge selection of yarns for weaving, knitting, crochet, you name it.
The Woolery website

Teaching

Local Cloth – Asheville, NC

Local cloth is a community of farmers, fiber artists, weavers, designers, teachers, suppliers and students committed to creating a thriving fiber art community in the Appalachian region. They have a shop, run a fashion show, have exhibits at local galleries, market local fiber art and focus on textile entrepreneurship, among many other things.
Local Cloth website

Bailey Earith of Bailey Fiber Art Studio – Maryville, TN

Fiber artist. Making art with heart. She is a teacher, designer, art coach and she does commissions and art lessons. She specialized in mixed media and fiber art.
Bailey Fiber Art Instagram
Bailey (AT) BaileyFiberArt.com

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance – Chamblee, GA

SEFAA is a huge fiber and textile resource. The support fiber art in all forms and have classes, meetings, regular events, exhibitions, open studios and rentals.
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance website

Sunshine Weaving – Lebanon, Tn

Sunshine weaving is a fiber art store focused on weaving, spinning and knitting supplies. They also have classes and events. You can order on-line or visit them at their shop in Lebanon.
Sunshine Weaving website

R & M Yarns LLC – Georgetown, TN

Specializing in quality weaving yarns at competitive prices, they function mostly as an online store with select opening hours at their shop. They are very open to special visits if you call ahead. They are an excellent source of mill end yarns. Some equipment and classes are also available. They also have classes and workshops.
R & M Yarns LLC website
R & M Class info

Three Creeks Farm – Charlotte, TN

This is a working farm in middle TN. They raise Shetland sheep, fainting goats and chickens. They also grow many natural dye plants. They have classes and workshops on everything from blacksmithing to spinning and felting. They also sell some spinning wheels and supplies.
Three Creeks Farm website

Understory Saori Studio – Knoxville, TN

Saori is a type of Japanese weaving where you focus on your innate creativity and bring that talent forward. There are no mistakes, just differences. Understory hosts classes and workshops, they sell looms and yarn an other saori materials. And they have sewing classes, either private or semi-private.
Understory Saori Studio website

Williamsport Handwoven’s- Williamsport, TN

Williamsport Handwoven’s specializes in making custom handwoven textiles and teaching the art of hand weaving.
Williamsport Handwoven website

Yadkin Valley Fiber Center – Elkin, NC

Dedicated to ongoing weaving instruction, they offer beginning instruction on four shaft, inkle, rigid heddle and tapestry looms. They host nationally known guest instructors and have a master weaving certification program.
Yadkin Valley Fiber Center website

Tools and Parts

Akerworks – Knoxville, TN

While they do not have a shop or open tours, Akerworks is based here in Knoxville. Their spinning parts and tools can be purchased directly from their website or via retailers in Pikeville, Nashville, Mountain City and Gatlinburg.
Akerworks website

Joe Campbell

Joe is a wood turner in the eastern TN/Knoxville area. He makes seam rippers, sewing needle cases, turned pin cushions, drop spindles and nostepinnes. He also makes yarn bowls and clappers for quilters. He can laser engrave on them as well. He may be able to make flyer parts for antique wheels. He is reachable at the emails below.
tennesseestargazer (AT) yahoo (dot) com
joe (AT) handcraftedbyme (dot) com
Joe Campbell’s website

Workshops and Studios

Appalachian Arts and Craft Center – Clinton, TN

Part learning center, part local art gallery, part weaving studio, and community gathering place, they will help you learn and send you home loaded up with local art.
Appalachian Arts and Craft Center Website
Appalachian Arts and Craft Center Facebook

Knoxmakers – Knoxville, TN

A membership based workshop it has everything from wood working tools, table saw, welding equipment, 3D printers, laser cutters and a generous fiber arts area. There are embroidery machines, sewing machines, large tables, dress forms, and more. There are also lots of classes and opportunities to teach.
Knoxmakers website

Local Cloth – Asheville, NC

Local cloth is a community of farmers, fiber artists, weavers, designers, teachers, suppliers and students committed to creating a thriving fiber art community in the Appalachian region. They have a shop, run a fashion show, have exhibits at local galleries, market local fiber art and focus on textile entrepreneurship, among many other things.
Local Cloth website

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance – Chamblee, GA

SEFAA is a huge fiber and textile resource. The support fiber art in all forms and have classes, meetings, regular events, exhibitions, open studios and rentals.
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance website

Understory Saori Studio – Knoxville, TN

Saori is a type of Japanese weaving where you focus on your innate creativity and bring that talent forward. There are no mistakes, just differences. Understory hosts classes and workshops, they sell looms and yarn an other saori materials. And they have sewing classes, either private or semi-private.
Understory Saori Studio website

Woodworking and Wheel Repair

Bobbin Boy

Alan and Milissa Dewey <— restorer of vintage flyers and maker of custom bobbins
bobbinboymail@gmail.com
Bobbin Boy on Facebook
Bobbin Boy on YouTube

Steve Prentice – Townsend, TN

Steve is a weaver and a spinner. He is open to coaching individuals and can make many spinning wheel repairs. He is also an organizer for the Birchwood Fiber festival.
sdprent (AT) gmail (dot) com

Spread the love
Verified by MonsterInsights