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 Spirit Trail Fiberworks at Blue Ridge Artisans

Distinctive, Sophisticated, & Inspired Yarns & Handspinning Fibers, Hand-dyed Silk Scarves, Hand-dyed & Hand-knit accessories

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Our current scheduled classes are:

In conjunction with the Rappahannock Artisans Trail’s Second Saturday events:

Saturday, February 11, 2017:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come by for a free 30-minute knitting lesson with the purchase a beginner’s knitting kit (includes gorgeous locally-dyed yarn in your choice of color, knitting needles, small tools, and pattern). Lessons will begin every half hour, and are available from 10 am - 4:00 pm.

Additionally, 10% discount off all Spirit Trail Fiberworks purchases made in-studio on February 11, 2017.

Saturday, March 11, 2017:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come by for a free 30-minute knitting lesson with the purchase a beginner’s knitting kit (includes gorgeous locally-dyed yarn in your choice of color, knitting needles, small tools, and pattern). Lessons will begin every half hour, and are available from 10 am - 4:00 pm.

Additionally, 10% discount off all Spirit Trail Fiberworks purchases made in-studio on March 11, 2017.

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I started Spirit Trail Fiberworks in January, 2003 after taking a dye workshop at a local studio. I had been searching for a new profession after retiring from my commercial real estate career in Washington, DC, when our son was born. I’ve been a knitter since I was a teenager, and have always loved the tactile process of creating something functional and wearable. I’ve also always been very attuned to the power of color, not only to its ability to affect and change one’s mood and daily outlook, but also to how differently and individually people experience color and are drawn to some colors more than others.

I’ve loved art, and color, for as long as I can remember (I’ve dabbled in ceramics, painting, pen and ink, and calligraphy, and have a minor in Fine Art as well as a BA in English Literature). I grew up surrounded by creativity: My Dad is an architect, and an absolutely fabulous artist, and my Mom is a wonderful seamstress and knitter. My Dad and I spent many fun evenings in art classes at the Smithsonian Institute in DC, and our family regularly visited museums and local artist studios.

I really wanted to do something that joined “my avocation and my vocation” (to quote Mr. Frost) and I happily found this union in the art and business of dyeing yarn and fibers.

Spirit Trail products are dyed in small, artisanal batches at my studio and home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, as “variegated,” “softly variegated” and “tonal solids.” I utilize various dye techniques to achieve the results I want, from kettle dyeing, to handpainting, speckling and other techniques. I hope my work will be the catalyst for creating beautiful knitted, crocheted, or woven objects.

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Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ studio is located at Blue Ridge Artisans, at the Sperryville Schoolhouse complex in Sperryville, VA, along with my partner is felting artist Dabney Kirchman, Fine Art Felt. Blue Ridge Artisans features our working studios, as well as a shop / gallery, and classroom space. We are open to the public by appoinment or by chance (with regular business hours in the future). Classes in felting, dyeing and other textile arts are also in the works! We look forward to your visit!


Blue Ridge Artisans studio is located on the lower level of the old one-room schoolhouse building in Sperryville, VA which we share with a beautiful gallery, Cottage Curator, on the upper level. Our entrance is on the left side of the building, down the sidewalk.

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Consignment/Retail, Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction, Public Art/Installations, Wholesale Production

Upcoming Events:

• Knitting in the Vineyard
   July 8, 2017



Contact:
Jennifer Heverly

Member of Trail Networks:
Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, site # 106

Phone:
703-309-3199

Email:
info@spirit-trail.net

Website:
http://www.spirit-trail.net

Hours:
By Chance and Appointment, with special events held monthly (check our website for open dates and special events, at http://www.blueridgeartisans.net)

Address:
12018 B Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740



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