Spinning and Weaving - Anne Allison

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Fine Handwoven Fabrics from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

E-mail: 1fiberlady@gmail.com

Telephone: 828-668-4885

Anne Allison, “weaver of wondrous things” is a fiber artist who has spent many years researching and practicing the arts of spinning, weaving and dyeing. Anne has mastered all facets of textile production, shearing, preparing the fiber, spinning, dyeing, weaving and tailoring a finished garment, beginning to end. 

Anne’s interest in history has led not only to her work with textiles but also to participating in many historical activities. These include re-enacting the French and Indian and Revolutionary War events and the Highland Games; Anne has traveled through out the southeast as well as to France to participate in these events. Anne has spent numerous hours volunteering at sites sharing her knowledge and love of history with the guests. 

Anne currently works with the Mountain Gateway Museum and Cultural Center in Old Fort as Director of Programs and with the Biltmore Estate as a Fiber Artist. During the State Fair Anne can be found at the antique loom (pre 1757) sharing her knowledge with the visitors and giving children an opportunity to help weave on the old loom. 

Anne is available for classes, lectures, living history demonstrations and fiber workshops.Anne’s experience with living history and actual use of colonial material has led to the production of textiles that are not only authentic but very functional. 

Anne hopes that youwill enjoy owning and using her woven items as much as she enjoyed the path that led to their creation. Anne continues to create tomorrow’s heirlooms today!

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