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Welcome to TVH

Thanks for visiting our guild! Our site and Facebook updates are currently “on pause” until we have a new web coordinator in place. In the meantime if you’d like to keep up to date with upcoming guild programs and news consider joining TVH to receive our monthly member newsletter.

Unless otherwise announced we meet the first Saturday of the month at the Fellowship Church in West Knoxville. Our goal is to be a community for Knoxville metro and regional hand spinners, coordinate opportunities for demonstrations in our area and offer a venue to members for socializing and learning.

We currently have over ninety dues paid members and are growing with every meeting. Our membership spans a wide range of ages, experience and interests. We love that our membership includes those who have been featured in Knitty and Spin-Off Magazine and who are a part of festivals, notable guilds and schools such as the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF), the Foothills Craft Guild, the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Membership is $10 per calendar year. Dues are payable each January or at the time a new member joins. Established dues-paid members can check out equipment and library resources at no cost from the guild such as one of our two guild spinning wheels and DVDs. They can also participate in hands on programs and demonstrations on topics such as batt making, dyeing, rigid heddle weaving and more.

While the guild does not offer formal classes there are many opportunities to learn. We organize regular programs and demonstrations that feature techniques and instruction that may be helpful in furthering your spinning journey. We also have a regular beginner spinning group that meets each month at the Fountain City library branch. And we may be able to connect students with a member teacher for one on one instruction if interested.

We have a number of members who are also fiber producers, independent dyers, fiber tool makers and fiber artists. Becoming a guild member opens the opportunity for producers and dyers to network within our community as well as opens access to promote their fiber-related businesses within the membership.

We hope you will consider visiting with us during a future meeting.