Handwoven Textiles, Wearable Art
Barefoot Weaver's Studio
500 East Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun Valley Cluster, Stop #18
About the Artist
Beth started weaving in 1992 when her husband gave her a birthday gift of a beginning weaving class. She learned to weave on a four shaft tabletop loom, which started her journey into the fascinating world of weaving. Multishaft looms have opened the door to incredible designs, but Beth insists there is nothing more gorgeous than plain weave. After years of weaving with various fibers, Beth prefers the look of fine linen, cotton, tencel, cottolin, and the fabulous luster and drape of rayon chenille. From reproduction Shaker towels and table linens to timely tencel and rayon chenille pieces, Beth enjoys working with folks to produce custom pieces designed for them. In addition to the weaving process, Beth has become extremely knowledgeable with the evolution of looms and has just as much fun restoring and repairing them as she does weaving on them. Barefoot Weavers Studio houses many looms most from the mid 20th century and a couple from the late 1700s and early 1800s, as well as looms from Sweden — all provide many hours of happy weaving! In an effort to share her passion for weaving, Beth teaches weaving in her Barefoot Weaver's Studio in Purcellville VA. Classes are for the novice to the experienced, covering a wide range of weave structures while using the finest threads available. Beth is the founding member and past President of the Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers Guild. She is a member of the Central PA Guild of Handweavers, the Colonial Coverlet Guild of America, and Potomac Fiberarts Guild. Beth is the Educational Chair for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association Conference. Beth was the weaver for the BRSWG's Rockin' Bobbins, an award winning Sheep to Shawl Competition team at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in 2005. In 2008, Beth's entry of a woven, wool blanket in the Mamie Francis Blanket Competition won first prize in its category and took the Grand Prize for the Best Blanket at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I look forward to your visit during the tour to Barefoot Weavers Studio — weaving timeless traditions with contemporary twists.
Offering on tour: Handwoven items — scarves, shawls, napkins, table runners, hand towels, tablecloths, blankets, etc. Weaving demonstrations and light refreshments.
Directions to Barefoot Weaver's Studio:
From Route 7, exit south onto Route 287. At the circle, exit west on Main Street toward town. The studio is on the left at the corner of 12th Street.
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