Jewel Tumas  

Weaver, soapmaker, goat farmer, gardener and basketmaker at

Delectable Hills Farm.

Delectable Hills Farm is a small mountain farm in Bedford County Virginia.

We raise Toggenburg dairy goats, English Basket willow, Asian Pears, Raspberries, Blueberries,  chickens and a small market garden.

Also 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 using local materials as much as possible as well as raising some of my own materials.

All of my products are created solely on hand looms using natural fibers of cotton, linen or wool, using traditional and historic weaving drafts.

Rag rugs are woven in historical patterns using cotton fabric.  They are finished with a bound hem or twisted fringe.

I also weave towels, table runners and placemats and small blankets or throws.

I have been weaving for over 30 years and enjoy doing weaving demos at fairs and historical re-enactments.

Delectable Hills Farm is 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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