Jewel Tumas  

Weaver, soapmaker, goat farmer, gardener at

Delectable Hills Farm.

Delectable Hills Farm is a small farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

For 30 years I have been a traditional handweaver. My Scottish ancestors were involved in traditional fiber crafts.

 
Each of my textiles are created solely on hand looms using natural fibers of cotton, linen or wool, and woven in historic weaving drafts.


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


Rag rugs, towels, table runners, placemats, blankets, throws and coverlets are textiles woven for the home.​
 

I enjoy doing weaving demos at fairs and historical re-enactments.

Delectable Hills Farm is also home to our herd of registered Toggenburg Dairy Goats.

We raise our goats for milk and breeding stock and often have kids to sell in spring.

Our Goat Milk Soaps are handmade from their goat's milk, natural oils and essential oils. 

  • Juried Member of The Southern Highland Crafts Guild

  •  Professional Member of The Handweavers Guild of America.​

  •  Juried Member of the Virginia Artisan Trail Network.

  •  Juried  member of the 2020 Directory of Traditional American Crafts by Early American Life Magazine.

  • Member of the American Dairy Goat Association.

  • Featured in the July 2015 & 2016 issues of Early American Life Magazines

  • 2018 Fine Craft Merit Award -60th Annual Roanoke Sidewalk Art Sale

  • National ARC Exhibition - 3 gallery pieces at Appalachian Regional Art offices - Washington DC - thru June 2020

  • National Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition - Bower Art Center, Bedford VA -2019

  • New Members Exhibition -Southern Highland Craft Guild - Folk Art Center - Asheville NC  - Sept 28, 2019 to Jan 20, 2020.


 



 


 

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