On display October 1, 2016 – January 2, 2017 inside the Education Center, the Blue Ridge Fiber Show is an international, biennial competition in weaving, spinning and felting at The North Carolina Arboretum. The purpose of the show is to encourage and support these fiber artists at all levels and to increase public awareness of their work. The Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild sponsors the competition with cash awards and sales opportunities for entrants.
The 2016 show is entitled “Nature’s Colors,” particularly apt with The North Carolina Arboretum as the beautiful setting for the show. Fiber arts amateurs, professionals and junior exhibitors are invited to enter in categories of weaving, spinning and felting with subcategories such as accessories, yardage, tapestries, handspun garments and decorative felts. The broad range of work in the various subcategories allows for a compelling and comprehensive international fiber exhibit.
Additional information on The Western North Carolina Fibers Guild can be found here.