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The Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

Who are we?

Organized in 1974, and incorporated in 1976, the Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild was founded to promote and encourage participation in and appreciation of fine craftsmanship as related to textile arts. 

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Interest Groups

Blue Ridge Spinners a group of hand spinners who have been meeting for over 40 years and have been meeting at the Folk Art Center for around 30 years. Our purpose is to spread the joy of spinning to the visiting public. We have no officers or dues, we just want other spinners to come spin with us. We meet at 1 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month, weather permitting. All are welcome to bring their wheels or a fiber project and have fun with us.

Cate-Hall Weavers  are a part of the Fiber Arts Program at Tryon Arts and Crafts School.  We welcome intermediate weavers and above every Tuesday from 9:30 to 3:30.  A fee of $35 is collected monthly and goes to the school not Cate Hall Weavers.  Membership in the school is not mandatory but recommended.  A beginning weaving class is offered through the school.  

Designer Divas is a wearable art group that meets in Asheville in Local Cloth's classroom at 10 AM the third Monday of the month with the exception of December.  Members and guest speakers share their passion and knowledge for creating special garments through fabric choices, couture sewing techniques, and embellishments. Brief business meeting at 10:30, followed by scheduled presentation/demo and show and tell.  People interested in our group are encouraged to come and see what we are about.  First meeting is free . Annual Dues are $20 

French Broad Weavers is a study group in Brevard. Due to space, the group is limited to 15. We meet weekly on Tuesday morning at the Shuttle Shack on Williamson Creek Road to study, share, and discuss detailed and advanced techniques of weaving. Our mentor is Barbara Miller.

 Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists (Hendersonville)

Local Cloth (Asheville)

South of Asheville Spinners  (Hendersonville)

Spinners, Shepherds,  & Wannabees  (WNC)

Warped Fiber Artists meet from 10am until noon on the first Wednesday of each month at Lofty Fiber in Easley, South Carolina.  Our purposes are to enjoy each others' company, chat and inspire each other in our weaving efforts, the highlight of each meeting is show and tell. All types of fiber artists are welcomed and encouraged.


Recent Announcements


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

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

We usually meet at

The Historic Johnson Farm

2nd Saturday of each month 10 AM - 12 PM

February through November

There are exceptions, please visit the Meetings page to verify.

Become a member

Experience the rich variety of fiber arts in Western North Carolina by becoming a member of the Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild.

Membership is open to anyone interested in weaving, dyeing, spinning, felting, knitting, basketry and other textile arts.

Join us

Learn more

Check out the following pages for more information about what's going on in the guild.

Upcoming events

Board Members


 Rusti Nichols


Vice President:


Karen Rouse



Linda Schultz


Ann Baker

 Member at Large:

 Pat Brown

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