Welcome to MAFA’s New Website

MAFA is proud to welcome you to our newly-designed website. We hope it will help our members and other interested parties find nearby guilds and learn about what is happening in the fiber-world. We also look forward to our members sharing information about their activities,...

Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild

We may not be MAFA’s newest guild, but we are certainly the youngest! Founded in January 2018 through a merging of Charlottesville Fiber Arts Guild, Albemarle Handweavers, and Whirling Whorls Handspinners, our new guild is the Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild. Our mission is to bring...

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...

MAFA Grants Awarded for 2018

MAFA recently awarded two grants for 2018: Harmony Weavers Guild (DE, NJ and PA) for the project “17th, 18th and 19th Century Textiles – Workshops and Lectures” $1,000. What impressed us: The lectures, tours and workshop are all open to the public or to neighboring...