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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Class Day


Class Time

Class Topic

Instructor

Experience Level

Class Length

Class Format

Class Numbers and Required Skills

Class Numbers:

Class #Discipline
100sWeaving
200sSpinning
300sDyeing
400sFelting
500sOther fiber arts
600sLectures

Class Formats:

Class FormatDescription
Hands-On: You will work along with the instructor.
Lecture/Demo: Lecture-style, and you may interact with the instructor using audio and video.
Webinar: See and hear the instructor, use chat and Q&A, but students will not be visible or audible to the instructor.
NOTE: Some classes are hands-on optional and are listed as both Hands-On and Lecture. Students may watch and learn even if they don't have the materials or equipment available, or if they plan to do the work later.
Other classes are Hands-On only and you must have the materials and equipment and do the prep work to participate.

Experience Levels:

Skill levelDescription
Open to AllNo experience necessary.
Beginner
Some experience with equipment and able to perform basic techniques—e.g. able to warp a loom and weave plain weave and twill; or able to use a wheel or spindle and spin a continuous yarn.
IntermediateComfortable with equipment; experienced in a variety of techniques; able to plan, draft, and design work—e.g. able to read a weaving draft and make a drawdown, has experience in several techniques; or comfortable with a wheel and learning to spin fine, medium, and heavy thread with some consistency in diameter.
AdvancedVery comfortable with equipment, skilled at a wide variety of techniques, willing to experiment—e.g. familiar with many weaving techniques and able to recognize weave structures; or very comfortable with a wheel and able to spin a range of fibers and produce a variety of plain and fancy yarns.

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