The Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild

Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists

Weaving, spinning, knitting, rug hooking, basketry


study groups


When you just need to know more, handle more fiber, get more involved, this is a good list of places to go and people to see.

Judi Jetson

Spinning, shibori dyeing, batik, printing on fabric, and papermaking.




Check here for details and application forms on upcoming workshops.

Candler, NC

HWFA Weaving Study Group on 1st Tuesday

HWFA Rug hooking - 1st Sat 9:30 to 12

HWFA Gathering Spinners - 2nd and 4th Tues 1-3

HWFA Inkle weaving - 3rd Tues 1-3

HWFA Gathering of knitters - 1st & 3rd Wed, 1-3

​HWFA Punch Needle Study Group - 2nd Friday.

Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists

Tryon, NC

Weave/Study Group of Seneca, SC

Irene Heckel-Volpe

Needle Felting


Clyde, NC

The Woolroom

Mary Jo Lanik

weaving, spinning, needle felting, dyeing wool/cotton



Blue Ridge Spinners

Fiber Friends

SOFA (South of Asheville Fiber Association)

Hendersonville, NC

Fletcher, NC

Tryon Arts and Crafts


828-859- 8323

Pickens, SC

French Broads Weavers

Pat Brown

Beginning weaving (at the Community Center)


Black Mountain, NC

Fiber Friends -3rd Thursday, 1 pm, at The Folk Art Center. Ursula Powers is the contact.

Shepards, spinners, and wanna-bes



You want to learn how to weave, spin, dye, knit, or make paper? Who do you turn to?

Here is a list of people and organizations that offer instruction - privately or as part of a class.

Teena Tuenge

Weaving: Rigid heddle, floor loom, tapestry


Joyce Carpenter

Knitting: Instruction in finishing, advanced techniques,

general help.


Eileen Hallman

Cotton: spinning, weaving, natural/dyeing, specialty is indigo.


Asheville, NC

Cate Hall Weavers, Tryon, NC

828-859- 8323