10th annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival happening soon


Ever wonder how the wool from a sheep eventually becomes blankets or clothing? You can learn that and more at the upcoming 10th annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival. 

Susan Cooper with the Townsend Artisan Guild stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side studios to share more. 

The event will be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center (GSMHC) and the Visitors Center in Townsend, and it will include classes and demonstrations for visitors of all ages.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Sheep to Shawl,” and visitors will learn about how animal felts are made into fibers, goods and products from interactive classes, shows, exhibitions and demonstrations, including carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, felting, tatting and knitting.  

There will also be an animal exhibit displaying the different kinds of felts from sheep, llama and goats.

Admission is free. 

Again, the festival is happening April 12 – 14 at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr. Townsend, TN 37882.

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