We are back to in-person workshops for MAFA 2o23!

  • All workshops are offered as single, 2-1/2 day, intensive sessions. Students will choose ONE workshop.
  • Find details about all our classes in the list below. Use the filters in the sidebar to refine the class list.
  • Have questions about workshops? Visit the Workshops FAQs, or email the Education Chair at education@mafafiber.org.
  • For classes that fill quickly, there WILL be a waitlist.

Click here for the list of 2023 Instructors

Click here for the Workshops FAQs


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2023 Instructor Information and Links

Instructors for MAFA 2023, here is a compilation of information and links that have been sent out by email as we got to each milestone. We thought it might help […]

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Handweavers Guild of America

HGA is an international membership association created to encourage excellence, inspire creativity, and preserve fiber arts traditions through education and community.

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The YarnSmith

Hand dyed yarn in merino, BFL, alpaca, and cotton-linen. Project bags to fit every project.

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Stackpole Books

Stackpole Books offers books on weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, and other fiber arts.

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Cottontail Farm

We offer handmade project bags and needle cases suited for every type of fiber artist.

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Naps & Nites Studio

Hand dyed silk Shibori scarves, ponchos, and many types of clothing, including kimonos, vests, ruanas and more.

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Instructor Travel Reimbursement Request

Fill out the form below completely for travel expenses you incurred for teaching at MAFA 2023. All expense fields are to be entered as dollar amounts except miles traveled which […]

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Claudia Hand Painted Yarn

Hand-dyed yarn for weaving and knitting.

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Allen B. Carr Works in Wood

Hand-crafted wood items for fiber artists – weaving, spinning, and knitting tools.

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Bauer Family Farm

Beautifully colored roving for spinning and felting, hand-crafted spinning tools.

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Cardinal Woodwork

Handmade tools for fiber artists.

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Flannel Cakes Fiber

Indie-dyed wool and wool blend combed top, dyed cellulose fibers, batts, rolags, handspun yarn, custom blended combed tops.

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Marling Originals

Marbled silk art garments.

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Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Looms – VIRTUAL

Tapestry and bead looms, loom accessories, yarn and yarn kits kits. VIRTUAL BOOTH!

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Serendipity Farm’s Studio

Looms, spinning wheels, fiber tools, yarn, and roving.

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Wheeler’s Chairs

Great Wheels, footstools, spinner’s chairs, rockers, tables, cutting boards and hand forged ironwork.

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MAFA 2023: Beta Tester Home Page

Beta testers, Thank you for helping review the draft 2023 Conference web pages! Please follow the links below from this page since not all are linked from the sidebar or […]

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MAFA 2023 Workshop Locations

Get acquainted with your workshop location and the Millersville University campus with this table and the campus map, which is here. (link coming in Spring 2023) Download the workshop locations […]

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Millersville University Campus Map 2023

Please note: this is the 2019 campus map, for information only. We will update this to the 2023 map when we have classroom buildings confirmed by MU. We will still […]

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Last Minute Information

Directions and Important Info for MAFA 2023 If you have questions after reading through the FAQ’s and links, email the Help Desk at help@mafafiber.org, or once we arrive at the […]

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Getting There

The MAFA 2023 conference will be held at Millersville University, Millersville, PA. This university campus is located in south-central Pennsylvania’s historic Lancaster County. Directions to Millersville University Download the directions […]

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Free Your Mind Interactive Exhibit

Our thanks to Touchstone Center for Crafts for their support of the Free Your Mind Exhibit   Free Your Mind – Public Textile Social Justice Art Project, an interactive exhibit […]

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MAFA 2023 Welcomes Day Trippers!

The Marketplace and Exhibits are open to the public, including for “Shop ’til You Drop” on Friday evening. In addition, you are welcome to attend the Open Studio Tour on […]

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Schedule & Events 2023

Spend the weekend—or spend a day—with fiber artists from around the world at MAFA 2023 MAFA 2023 is not only about the weekend-long workshops and shopping in the Marketplace. Other […]

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Workshop FAQs

Where will my workshop be located? Classroom locations will be posted on the website when they become available. Because classrooms are used by many groups at Millersville in the summer, […]

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Useful Information (FAQs)

You have questions. We have answers. MAFA has received lots of questions over the years, many of which are the same from conference to conference. This compilation is for those […]

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Housing and Dining Info

Housing and Dining Info: Housing Options Housing and Dining Questions Meal Questions and Costs for Day-trippers and Commuters What to Bring for the Dorm Room What housing options are available? […]

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Registration

What you need to know about registration for MAFA 2023 Registration Dates: Early Registration: February 4, 2023,  9 a.m. Eastern, for MAFA-affiliated Guild members and Associate members only. Open Registration: […]

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Towel Exchange 2023 – Project Info Form

Please fill out the Towel Exchange Project Info Form below to the best of your ability.  Info from this form helps us include your towel in the MAFA Sample Database. […]

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Kitchen Towel Exchange 2023 – Entry Form

Kitchen Towel Exchange Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: Show off your weaving and towel making skills by having a good old-fashioned kitchen towel exchange. Everyone who participates takes home a […]

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Kitchen Towel Exchange 2023

Our thanks to Long Thread Media for their support of the Towel Exchange. Show off your weaving and towel making skills by having a good old-fashioned kitchen towel exchange. Open […]

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Hat Exhibit – Entry Form

Hat Exhibit Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: MAFA conference attendees and members are invited to submit hats of all sorts, functional and artistic, appropriate to the theme Mad Hatter!  Entries to […]

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Hat Exhibit 2023 – Mad Hatters

View or download the 2023 Hat Exhibit eBook HERE.              *NEW* at the 2023 conference will be a Hat Exhibit featuring hats of all sorts, […]

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Fiber Art Exhibit – Entry Form

Fiber Art Exhibit Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: MAFA conference attendees and members are invited to submit non-wearable, artistic works with the theme Hands On: The Art of Making. Fiber […]

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Hands On: The Art of Making – Fiber Art Exhibit

View or download the 2023 Fiber Art Exhibit eBook HERE.              Our thanks to Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild for their support of the Fiber Art […]

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Fashion Show & Exhibit – Entry Form

Fashion Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: MAFA conference attendees and members are invited to submit original wearables. Consider choosing an item related to the 2023 Conference theme: Hands On. We […]

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Spotlight on Fashion

View or download the 2023 Fashion Exhibit eBook HERE.              Our thanks to Long Thread Media for their support of the Fashion Exhibit. The 2023 […]

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Exhibits and Exchange

MAFA 2023 brings us back to Millersville for an in-person conference, and we have added the ability for those who can’t attend to participate in our exhibits! We are planning […]

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2023 Advertiser Form

Fill out the form below to submit an advertisement for the MAFA 2023 Conference.  We will follow up with you to confirm placement of your ad, and for logos or […]

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Advertise at the Conference

Advertising Opportunities for MAFA 2023 Who are we? MidAtlantic Fiber Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer fiber arts organization consisting of 50+ member guilds from Connecticut to North Carolina, with a […]

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2023 Virtual Vendor Application Form Submitted

Thank you! We have received your Vendor Application for the 2023 MAFA Conference. If you have any questions, email the Vendor Coordinator at vendors@mafafiber.org.

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2023 Vendor Payment Form

If you have been approved as a 2023 vendor, please use this form to make payment for the booth space or page for which you have been accepted. The SUBMIT […]

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2023 Vendor Application Form

GOOD NEWS! We have a few Vendor booth spaces still available, so we are accepting new applications for the vendor hall at our 2023 Conference to be held Thursday, June […]

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Marketplace 2023

The Marketplace has convenient access to yarns, fiber, tools, and equipment related to weaving, spinning, dyeing and related fiber arts including many workshop-related items. The vendor list is here! MAFA […]

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Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center

Fiber arts equipment, tools and supplies, including yarns, dyes and fiber for spinning; books and digital video support products.

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Volunteer at MAFA 2023

The MAFA Conference is an all-volunteer effort, with many opportunities to get involved both before and at the conference.   At the Conference Signups to volunteer at the conference are […]

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MAFA 2023 Workshop Proposal Form – Extended Deadline

Submit one complete form for each workshop proposed

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MAFA 2023 Workshop Proposal Form

Submit one complete form for each workshop proposed

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MAFA 2023 Workshop Proposals

The MAFA 2023 Conference will be held June 22 – 25, 2023, at Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania (between Harrisburg and Lancaster). We are seeking proposals for workshops in weaving, spinning, […]

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MAFA 2023: June 22-25, 2023

MAFA 2023 – Back to In-person at Millersville University! Click here for the recording of the MAFA 2023 Opening Session (Note, these are completely un-edited, so you really get the […]

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Weaver House – VIRTUAL

Carefully curated specialty yarns and fibers sourced from around the world, looms and weaving equipment. VIRTUAL BOOTH!

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The Weaver / Henceforth Yarns

Hand-dyed, handwoven silk jackets and scarves, and skeined silk to weave, crochet or knit.

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Button Babes

Antique and vintage buttons, buckles, trim, and sewing related antiques

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Opalessence Fiber Studio

Hand-dyed yarn weaving kits, weaving patterns, warping helpers, handwoven items for the home and body.

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Mary M Waite, Weaver & Dyer

Pre-wound, hand-dyed weaving warps and skeins, hand made buttons, scarf pins, and orifice hooks.

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Nistock Farms – VIRTUAL

Cotswold fleeces, roving, curls, batts, and yarn, wool quilt batting, silk, handcrafted fiber tools, Oxford and UltraPunch products. VIRTUAL BOOTH!

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