Category: 2019 Conference

MAFA 2019 Highlights

One conference attendee dubbed the MAFA 2019 conference a summer camp for fiber folks....

MAFA Grants Q&A Session

Coming to Millersville? Curious about MAFA Grants? Please plan to stop in at the Atrium (SMC upper level, opposite the Dining Hall) on Saturday evening, June 29 from 5:30 to 6:00 for a chance to talk with members of the Grants Committee and past Grant...

Millersville University Campus Map

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A Workshop Just For You

Registrations open Friday to the public for MAFA’s biennial conference, United in Fiber to be held June 27-30, 2019 at Millersville University in Millersville, Pa. (Until then, registrations are limited to members of MAFA-affiliated guilds in the Mid-Atlantic region.) And many workshops–all targeted to fiber...

Become a Conference Fellow

Now that you have registered for the 2019 conference, consider applying for a 2019 conference fellowship. Fellows help extend the benefits of MAFA workshops to non-attendees through articles, lectures, demonstrations, or outreach activities back home. After submitting a written report and photographs of their post-conference...

Sock Knitting Machine Mini-workshops

Sock Machine Drivers’ Ed: Learn to knit on antique and modern circular sock knitting machines. These short workshops are for absolute beginners and taught by Milissa Ellison Dewey of Bobbin Boy and Mountain Mama Weavers. Participants will make a knitted sampler and learn about the origins and...

MAFA 2019 Keynote Speaker: Tom Knisely

The Conference Committee is pleased to announce Tom Knisely as our 2019 keynote speaker. A local favorite with both spinners and weavers alike, Tom is much adored as a teacher and mentor in the fiber arts community. Tom has made his career from his interest...

Have table loom, will travel

Guidelines for preparing vintage table looms for travel Most table looms–especially the vintage variety–are portable, but portability is not their strong suit. And even though the loom may be relatively easy to transport, once a warp is on the loom, concerns focus on keeping the...