21 Apr 2019
Overmountain Weavers Guild was established in 1972 and has earned a reputation for being a group of friendly, creative, and talented weavers and spinners. We are all individuals, with our own interests and abilities in weaving and other fiber arts. Our members use their knowledge to help others learn and improve their skills. If you are interested in joining us, we meet at Exchange Place in Kingsport, TN on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 10:00 am.
Exchange Place is a National Historic Registry restored farm and community from 1826 to 1850. Buildings are either the actual farm buildings, period buildings from local sites, or period recreations. The farm has ongoing activities and maintains a small number of farm animals for educational purposes. There are seasonal festivals with exhibits and demonstrations of farm activities and crafts. Tours are available most weekends from May through October and for groups by appointment. Visit the Exchange Place website for more information.
In return for using the facilities at Exchange Place, we participate in their festivals by showing our wares and demonstrating our crafts. Also, during the month of August, Guild members act as weekend tour guides for the Exchange Place. As a service to various organizations in the region, members volunteer their time and abilities to demonstrate and teach fiber arts.
If you are interested in learning to weave, see our Weaving Classes page.
Overmountain Weavers Guild welcomes new members; please fill out the membership application (PDF) and attend the next meeting.
Overmountain Weavers Guild provides various weaving and spinning equipment that members can rent for a nominal fee.