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, we often do not know for sure which rooms we will have until shortly before the conference. At this time, however, we do expect that all dye classes will be in Breidenstine Hall.

Will I have to deliver my workshop equipment to my classroom by myself?

There will be volunteers on hand to assist you. (And speaking of volunteers–if you can help others with their looms, wheels and supplies, please sign up to help when you register online!)

What are the class hours?

DayHours
Friday9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

I need to rent a loom or spinning wheel – who should I contact?

The following people have offered to rent looms and spinning wheels. Please contact them directly:

  • Looms and spinning wheels: Contact Sara Bixler of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center at RedStoneGlen@gmail.com

What do the “skill levels” for the workshops mean?

SPINNING

Spinning 
NoviceNo experience necessary
BeginnerAble to use a wheel and is learning to spin a continuous yarn
IntermediateComfortable with equipment and is learning to spin fine, medium, and heavy thread with some consistency in diameter
AdvancedVery comfortable with equipment and able to spin a range of fibers and produce a variety of plain and fancy yarns

WEAVING

Weaving 
NoviceNo experience necessary
BeginnerAble to warp a loom and weave plainweave and twill
IntermediateAble to read a draft and make a drawdown; has experience in several techniques
AdvancedFamiliar with many techniques and able to recognize weave structures

What is a “Round Robin” workshop?

Round RobbinIn a Round Robin workshop, participants move around the classroom to work on each piece of equipment during the workshop time. In a weaving Round Robin, for example, each loom is set up differently, be it number of shafts, colors, threadings, fibers, etc. Students move around the classroom to weave a sample for themselves on each of the looms, including their own. The format enables students to have as many experiences and as many samples as there are participants.

Round Robins are most successful when all participants arrive with a loom dressed as per the directions by instructor and ready for weaving.

I have a question about a class. How do I contact the instructor?

Please address your questions first to the Education Chair at education@mafafiber.org since she may already have your answer. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will help you to get it.

When and how will I get the pre-workshop instructions and supply lists for my workshop?

Instructors will receive their roster of registered students in May. Instructors will contact their students and provide any instructions and information needed for their workshop prior to May 15, 2019. If you have not heard from your workshop instructor by May 15, 2019, please contact the Education Coordinator at education@mafafiber.org.

My workshop has a materials fee. How do I pay this fee?

Materials fees for workshops are due to the instructor on the first day of class. Please have exact change or checks made out to the instructor.