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.

When can I deliver my workshop equipment to my classroom?

First, starting at Noon, check in at registration in the Marketplace in the SMC to get your name badge (and goody bag). Then you may proceed to your classroom building to unload equipment, or check in at the dorm to get your conference card and room key.

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

Yes, and there will be helpers on hand to assist you with unloading equipment from your car, as well as building guides to help you find your classroom. All the classroom buildings have elevators or ramps to reach the classrooms. (And speaking of volunteers–if you can help others as a building guide, please sign up when the call for volunteers goes out!)

What are the class hours?

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?

Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center has offered to rent looms and spinning wheels. Please contact Sara Bixler directly: RedStoneGlen@gmail.com.

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


All LevelsNo experience necessary
BeginnerAble to use a wheel or spindle and spin a continuous yarn
IntermediateComfortable with a wheel or spindle 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


All LevelsNo experience necessary
BeginnerSome experience with equipment and able to perform basic techniques—e.g. able to warp a loom and weave plain weave and twill
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
AdvancedVery comfortable with equipment, skilled at a variety of techniques, able to recognize weave structures' willing to experiment

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 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, 2023. If you have not heard from your workshop instructor by then, please contact the Education Chair 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.