Delectable Hills Farm - Jewel S. Tumas

Juried Artisan

A traditional handweaver. Handwoven home decor.

By Appointment Only.

Member of Trail Networks:
Bedford Artisan Trail (site #94)

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Demonstrations, Exhibition

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A traditional handweaver, living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, weaving rugs, throws, table linens and other items for the home.

I am a traditional handweaver. My heritage is from Scotland and my ancestors were involved in traditional fiber crafts.

I weave in the traditions of the Southern Highlands where I reside using local materials as much as possible as well as raising some of my own materials such as wool, flax and willow..

All of my products are created solely by me on hand looms using natural fibers of cotton, linen or wool. I use traditional and historic weaving drafts to create my home décor items.

I weave and sell handwoven rag rugs, sofa throws, pillows, towels and table linens such as runners and placemats.

Also I do Historical Reproduction weaving by commission, primarily in 100% linen.

My handwoven Ruanas, a garment typical of the mountains of South American, are woven in soft yarns and muted colors. They are a joy to wear.

All of my handwoven items are utilitarian in nature and meant to be useful and functional.

My work involves the strategic use of fiber and color as well as meticulous attention to details and technique.

I have been weaving for over 30 years and enjoy doing weaving demonstrations and Colonial era re-enactments.

Juried member of the Southern Highland Crafts Guild

Juried member of the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Craftsmen.

Professional Member of the Handweavers Guild of America.

2019 Show Schedule

March 30 - Celtic Festival at Sedalia - Sedalia VA

April 27 - Powhatan Festival of Fiber - Powhatan VA

May 11-12 - Crozet Arts and Crafts - Crozet VA

June 21-22 - Demonstration at Folk Art Center - Asheville NC

July 4 - Poplar Forest 4th of July

Aug 16-17 - Demonstration at Folk Art Center - Asheville NC

Sept 14-15 - Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair - Mt. Vernon VA

Oct 4-6 - The Waterford Fair - Waterford Va

Oct 17-20 - Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Asheville NC

Nov 16 - Bedford Womens Club Arts Crafts and More - Bedford VA


Jewel S. Tumas




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