Fiber Art Classes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

When you visit Smoky Mountain Spinnery, you are visiting a center for the fiber arts! Throughout the week we offer classes in spinning, weaving, knitting, rug hooking and more! Classes fit up to 10 people at a time in our studio space. Give us a call or fill out the form below to reserve your spot today!
 

MARCH

4: RUG HOOKING with Rhonda thistlethwaite from 10:00 - 4:00. Class fee $50 plus your choice of kit to hook. (Beginner kits start at $55.00) Bring your own frame and hook or use one of ours for the class for free.

7: HANG OUT AND HOOK: Free 10:00 - 4:00. Bring your rug hooking project or pick out a new one. Enjoy rug hooking with our group in the studio.

7: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

11: KUMIHIMO BRAIDING with Victoria Walker. 11:30-4:00. You will cover making the warp. setting up the disk, reading charts and practice basic kumihimo sequences. No experience required. Class fee is $50.00 plus the materials purchased from SMS.

14. SPIN IN: 1-4
FREE... Bring your wheel or drop spindle and a project. Enjoy lots of tips and encouragement from the spinners.

14: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of fiber enthusiast!

28: SPIN IN: 1-4 Free Bring your wheel or drop spindle and a project. Enjoy the company and encouragement of the spinners.

28: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of fiber enthusiasts!
 

APRIL

1: RUG HOOKING with Rhonda thistlethwaite from 10:00 - 4:00. Class fee $50 plus your choice of kit to hook. (Beginner kits start at $55.00) Bring your own frame and hook or use one of ours for the class for free.

4: HANG OUT AND HOOK: Free 10:00 - 4:00. Bring your rug hooking project or pick out a new one. Enjoy rug hooking with our group in the studio.

4: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

5: Rigid Heddle, Continuos Weaving Class with Cam Sabo, Class fee $75.00 plus purchase of yarn for the class. Bring your own rigid heddle loom, or rent one of ours for $20.00 for the day.
rental fee may be applied toward the purchase of the loom on your class date. 9:30-4:00

8: CROCHET 201 with Victoria walker. You've mastered the basics stitches, now what? this class introduce decorative stitches that use combination of the basic stitches and placement for textural effects. Abbreviations and symbols for these stitches will be reviewed. Students will work on a sampler of stitches for future reference, Class requires proficiency in the following basic stitches: chain, single, half double, and double crochet. Yarn must be purchased at SMS. If you do not own an appropriate sized hook, they will be available for purchase.

11. SPIN IN: 1-4 FREE... Bring your wheel or drop spindle and a project. Enjoy lots of tips and encouragement from the spinners.

11: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

21-23: SMOKY MOUNTAIN FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL: We will have a fantastic booth at this awesome and fun festival, as well as still being open in our shop. Please call the shop for more detail or visit www.smokymountainfiberartsfestival.org

25. SPIN IN: 1-4 FREE... Bring your wheel or drop spindle and a project. Enjoy lots of tips and encouragement from the spinners.

25: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

29: RUG HOOKING with Rhonda thistlethwaite from 10:00 - 4:00. Class fee $50 plus your choice of kit to hook. (Beginner kits start at $55.00) Bring your own frame and hook or use one of ours for the class for free.


 
 

MAY

2: HANG OUT AND HOOK: Free 10:00 - 4:00. Bring your rug hooking project or pick out a new one. Enjoy rug hooking with our group in the studio.

2: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

9. SPIN IN: 1-4 FREE... Bring your wheel or drop spindle and a project. Enjoy lots of tips and encouragement from the spinners.

9: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

9-13: WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK: Leconte Center in Pigeon Forge. We will be set up during this festival, Tues., May 9-Sat. May 13, as well as keeping the shop open. Lots of folks demonstrating weaving, spinning and rug hooking in our booth. Wed., May 10th Frances Fox will give a presentation on "Mountain Weaving Cottage Industry" from 10:30-11:30. On Thursday, May 11th, Smoky Mountain Spinnery's Nancy Thompson will give a presentation, "from Sheep to Shawl" a history and spinning demonstration. 10:00-11:00 am.
Come join us for a great week! For more information call the shop at 865-436-9080 or visit http://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/wilderness-wildlife-week/.

16: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

20: KUMIHIMO BRAIDING with Victoria Walker. 11:30-4:00. You will cover making the warp. setting up the disk, reading charts and practice basic kumihimo sequences. No experience required. Class fee is $50.00 plus the materials purchased from SMS.

23. SPIN IN: 1-4 FREE... Bring your wheel or drop spindle and a project. Enjoy lots of tips and encouragement from the spinners.

23: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

27: Rigid Heddle, Continuos Weaving Class with Cam Sabo, Class fee $75.00 plus purchase of yarn for the class. Bring your own rigid heddle loom, or rent one of ours for $20.00 for the day.
rental fee may be applied toward the purchase of the loom on your class date. 9:30-4:00

30: SIT AND KNIT: 4-7 Free...Bring any fiber project and relax in our creative fun weekly get together. Bring a dish and meet lots of other fiber enthusiasts!

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