On display September 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019, 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 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 2018 show is entitled “Fiber Connections.” The North Carolina Arboretum provides a beautiful setting to highlight the connections between artists, their fiber and their work. Emerging and experienced fiber art artists, as well as junior exhibitors are invited to enter in the categories of accessories, yardage, tapestries, garments and home decor. Work may be created by weaving, spinning and felting, creating a broad range of work for a compelling and comprehensive international fiber exhibit.