This is an area devoted to knitting:

Want to Learn to Knit?

The guild offers beginners’ knitting and crochet instruction at two locations on Wednesdays:  9:00-12:00 at Western Watauga Community Center at 1085 Old US Hwy 421, Sugar Grove, NC 28679, and 1:00-3:00 at Lois Harrill Center, 132 Poplar Grove Rd, Boone, NC 28607. For more information, contact Janeene Ross,

Community meetups:

St. Luke’s Episcopal Knitting and Crochet group meets regularly on the third Sunday of each month in the Solar Shelter starting at 12:00 p.m. weather permitting. During unfavorable weather, we will meet in the Great Hall. Bring your own drink, lunch, and comfortable chair. Beginners are welcome and we are happy to teach anyone eight or older! For more information contact: Pat Kohles Carol Anderson or Yvonne Finne

The Yarn Circle meets weekly from 12:00-3:00 on Wednesdays at Watauga County Arts Council, 377 Shadowline Drive, Boone. We are a social/community group of experienced knitters.

Featured Artisan: Jeanne Lawrence

No challenge is too great for Jeanne when it comes to the fiber arts. She fearlessly tackles cables, lace, colorwork, even knitting with wire! A few examples of her work:

Jeanne Lawrence Work

In her words, “I moved here in 1982 to learn to weave and I have a BS in Art Production and Marketing/Fibers from Appalachian State University. I did my internship on the Navajo Reservation many moons ago, where I learned to shear and herd sheep, spin and weave Navajo way. After years of sewing, crochet, weaving, spinning, beading, I finally learned to knit when I was 50, thanks to the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild.  I was absolutely charmed by the work of Australian Artist, Fiona McDonald and that’s when I started knitting fairies.

“I work in the College of Business at ASU. One day I will retire and get my loom set up again, bang on my drums and learn to play the banjo.”

Don’t be intimidated by Jeanne’s expertise! With a bit of encouragement she will share her methods and resources with you generously.