Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists

Through Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists’ (HWFA) collaboration with the Historic Johnson Farm and the Blue Ridge Mountain Heritage Area, the boarding house has been transformed into a fiber arts center.  As school children and the public tour the farm, they see and/or experience hands-on learning in fiber arts. This may include weaving, rug hooking, bobbin lace, spinning, or knitting.

HWFA is dedicated to preserving and sharing the Appalachian fiber crafts needed to support a homestead in WNC. Classes are offered in a wide range of fiber arts techniques. For more information visit the HWFA website. Feel free to watch the following videos to learn more about the organization as well.

 

HWFA members read a story to students.

HWFA members lead a program for a field trip.

Spinners and weavers working.

HWFA members spin and weave on the porch of the boarding house.