JEWEL S. TUMAS


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Jewel S. Tumas, who has been weaving for more than 30 years, is descended from Scottish ancestors who worked in traditional fiber arts. Her weaving is in the tradition of the Southern Highlands, where she lives. She uses local materials as much as possible and produces some of her own wool, flax, and willow.

In her business, Delectable Hills Farm, Tumas produces rag rugs, sofa throws, pillows, towels, table runners, and placemats on hand looms based on traditional and historical weaving drafts. These items, all made from natural cotton, linen, or wool, are meant to be useful and functional.

She weaves some historical reproductions on commission, and she also creates Ruanas, a garment typical of the mountains of South America, woven in soft yarns and muted colors. All of her work involves the strategic use of fiber and color as well as meticulous attention to details and technique.

Tumas also enjoys demonstrating her weaving at the Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair, the Waterford Fair, and colonial-era re-enactments. She has been named several times to the Directory of Traditional American Crafts and is also a member of the Handweavers Guild of America.

Delectable Hills Farm
3402 Sharps Mountain Rd
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: 540-587-6776
Email: delectablehills@hotmail.com
Website: www.delectablehillsfarm.com/

You can meet the artist at the following shows:



August 3, 2018 to August 4, 2018: Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair in Burnsville, NC
August 10, 2018 to August 11, 2018: The Augusta Festival & Craft Fair in Elkins, WV
September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018: Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival in Kearneysville, WV
October 5, 2018 to October 7, 2018: The Waterford Fair in Waterford, VA
November 9, 2018 to November 11, 2018: YMCA Craft Fair in Blacksburg, VA
December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018: Fine Arts and Crafts Show in Leesburg, VA

Jewel S. Tumas has been selected for the following Directories:

2018
Year: 2018, 
				Category: Textiles
TEXTILES
2017
Year: 2017, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
Biography updated June 25, 2018   Photograph updated June 4, 2018  Contact information updated March 23, 2017
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