The Sheer Bliss Craft Center recently opened in Banner Elk. The center is named after and directed by gemologist Dot Bliss. Sheer Bliss is a non-profit corporation representing over fifty craftpersons. These men and women use the center to sell and market their crafts. In exchange, part of their profits go toward supporting the Sheer Bliss company. The center also functions as an educational center, where the Mayland Technical Institute offers instructional classes. Focusing on quality craftsmanship, consignors have developed a good working relationship with Sheer Bliss and rarely use written contracts between themselves and the center. A trusting relationship, therefore, has developed among all those involved in the Sheer Bliss Craft Center.