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.