Archive: February 2021

Exhibits Opening

Even though MAFA 2021 is going virtual, we are planning a fashion show and exhibit, fiber art exhibit, and towel exchange....

All About Japanese Temari

Learn all about the Japanese art of embroidered thread balls. Sponsored by Long Thread Media....

Effective Use of Materials and Color

Do you have yarn in various colors, textures, weights, yarn types that you are not sure what to do with? Sponsored by Handweavers Guild of America....

Living in Creative Community

A strong creative community supports its members and bears witness to the power of making as a source of sustenance and joy. Sponsored by Heddlecraft....

Hemp Fibers and Textiles

Why should fiber artists be interested in this amazing plant? Sponsored by Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild....

Spräng: What is it? What can you do with it?

Learn about the history of spräng from the Bronze Age to the 1800's as well as ideas for modern practical uses. Sponsored by Westfield Weavers Guild....

KINDLE, New Beginnings Basket. Part 1 of 2

Prepared willow bark and finely sized yellow cedar lay out a foundation of natural materials that yield softly to classical basketmaking techniques....

KINDLE, New Beginnings Basket. Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 a 1-day, 2-session class. See Other 517, KINDLE, New Beginnings Basket, for full details....

Hardworking Hue, Enigmatic Intensity and the Beauty of Color Relationships. Part 1 of 2

Learn about color theory from the new perspective of developing a personal "color constant"....

Let’s Talk Basketry: Growing, Harvesting, Weaving from Nature

There are so many plants you know, or grow, that yield wonderful soft and supple, strong and stable, sensational weaving materials!...

Hardworking Hue, Enigmatic Intensity and the Beauty of Color Relationships. Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of a 1-day, 2-session class. See Other 501, Hardworking Hue, for full details....

Blue in Baltimore

Join us for a talk and discussion about Blue Light Junction, the Indigo Shade Map project, and the Baltimore Dye Initiative by Kenya Miles and Rosa Chang. Sponsored by TATTER....

Spräng Twining

This workshop will introduce you to colorful spräng surface designs....

Introduction to Spräng Lace: Making Holes on Purpose

Discover ways to make holes in spräng cloth on purpose....

Classic Hems for Your Machine Knitted Sweater

Classic hems are a great foundation for single bed machine knitting....

CANCELED ~ Saori Clothing Construction: A Primer

This class has been canceled. Find the joy and fun in learning that we each have the ability to design our own unique wearables, regardless of sewing experience....

CANCELED ~ Saori Clothing Construction: A Primer (Repeat)

This class has been canceled. Find the joy and fun in learning that we each have the ability to design our own unique wearables, regardless of sewing experience....

Color and Inspiration

Build color confidence no matter your favorite fiber technique....

FULL ~ Leftovers Again? From Leftovers to Gourmet. Part 1 of 2

Piece together all those handwoven scraps, knitted swatches and leftovers into something wonderful....

Lattice Braids of Kongō Gumi: 16-element Braiding on a Foam Disk

Bring your round foam braiding disk, key rings and yarns to learn the movements of Kongō Gumi braiding on the foam disk....

FULL ~ Pattern Draft a Boxy Tee/Drapey Tunic. Part 1 of 2

Cal will teach you how to draft a pattern for a simple woven top that can easily be customized in myriad ways....

FULL ~ Tai Chi for Weavers

Join me in this natural, gentle exercise set to recharge and revitalize your weaving time!...

Garment Closures without Buttonholes

Robyn will share different ideas and techniques to create closures that don’t require a buttonhole in your garment or fashion accessory....

Create the Mystical “Swirl” Temari

One of the most iconic patterns in Japanese temari is the “swirl” ball, and we are going to unlock its secrets together....