Hand Woven, Knit, Crochet, Felted Textiles, Wearable Art, Felted Sculptures
Purcellville Train Depot Guest
200 North 21st Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun Valley Cluster, Stop #20
About the Artist
The Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers Guild began as a gathering of 10-15 friends in 2002 who shared their passion for fiber. To date, our membership exceeds 90. Members' interests run the gambit, whether raising fiber producing animals such as llamas, sheep, bunnies, goats, alpacas, and more, to processing the fiber for spinning or felting, to using the processed fiber to knit, weave, crochet or felt to create finished and commissioned goods. All are committed to putting forth their finest efforts in fiber products. In an effort to educate all in the various aspects of fiber, you will often see members of BRSWG at Fairs, Festivals, and Local Events demonstrating "a fleece to shawl or scarf." This involves a couple of spinners carding or combing the fiber, then spinning it to yarn for the weaver to use to weave a shawl or scarf. Sheep to Shawl competitions include the shearing of a sheep for the fiber to be spun. Several members of BRSWG have competed in local and national Sheep to Shawl contests, finishing in award winning positions. Many BRSWG members have award winning fiber animals and there are several members who have won awards for their finished goods. The BRSWG is proud to be a guest of the Purcellville Train Depot during the WLAST (where we also meet the last Wednesday of each month). There will be a lot to see and do during your visit with us and we look forward to meeting you!
Offering on tour: All aspects of fiber products will be available for purchase. Demos of weaving and spinning. Refreshments.