Welcome to MAFA Virtual!

Sign up for email updates and Movie Night reminders HERE.

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Our biggest takeaway from the MAFA 2021 virtual conference was the ability for all MAFA members to participate across our entire geographic area, many of whom cannot attend our in-person conferences. So, an important initiative for the board was to look for ways to keep ALL our members connected and engaged, as well as to bring new and more diverse members into the MAFA community and our guilds. We think MAFA can do that by offering virtual programs in addition to our in-person conferences.

What is MAFA Virtual, how does it work, what are the class signup policies? Click here for details.

Have questions, or want to help on the MAFA Virtual committee? Email virtual@mafafiber.org.

*NEW* Starting in September 2022, join us for MAFA Movie Nights every month on second Wednesdays, at 7 p.m. Eastern.

*NEW* Starting in October 2022, we will continue our Free Lecture Series with registration moving to Lessonface.

Interested in teaching or speaking online? Submit a class proposal. OR Submit a lecture proposal.

Upcoming MAFA Virtual Events

Our classes, lectures, and movie nights for the next few months are listed below. Click on the class or lecture title to go to Lessonface for full details and to register.

For Movie Nights, sign up for the email list for reminders with a Zoom link, or email movies@mafafiber.org for a Movie Night Zoom link. Find links to all the past videos HERE.

Date(s)Class TitleInstructor 
9/11/2022 -
CLASS - Japanese Garment Design & Sewing
FULL - Waitlist
John MarshallEvent-images - BR 179F4s Maple
9/14/2022MOVIE NIGHTDetails HERE.
10/12/2022MOVIE NIGHTDetails HERE.
10/16/2022 -
REPEAT CLASS - Japanese Garment Design & Sewing
Link will be posted after waitlist is cleared
John MarshallEvent-images - BR 179F4s Maple
10/25/2022FREE LECTURE - Shave 'Em to Save 'Em
(Signups open)
Cindra KersherEvent-images - Cindra St Croix Cropped
11/5/2022 -
CLASS - Weaving Landscape in Tapestry
FULL - Waitlist
Molly ElkindEvent-images - Elkind_WeavingLandscape
11/9/2022MOVIE NIGHTDetails HERE.
11/19/2022CLASS - Inspirational Fiber Blending
(Signups open)
Dia RobinsonEvent-images - Robinson_InspireBlend
11/22/2022FREE LECTURE - Weaving Connections Worldwide with WARP
Signups open
Kelsey WischircherEvent-images - WARP sq
12/7/2022CLASS - Beginning Doubleweave -
Signups open
Leslie FespermanEvent-images - doubleweave 01
12/10/2022CLASS - Weave a Small Tubular Bag -
Signups open
Leslie FespermanEvent-images - tubular 01
12/14/2022MOVIE NIGHTDetails HERE.
1/11/2023MOVIE NIGHTDetails HERE.
1/14/2023 - 1/15/2023CLASS - Weave a Doubleweave Jacket
(Signups open early-October)
Leslie Fesperman
1/17/2023LECTURE - Fiberworks - The Advantage of Using Software to Create Your Weaving Drafts
Signups open
Maryse GirouxEvent-images - giroux_fiberworks2 x
1/21/2023CLASS - Fiber Blending + Color Theory TBADia Robinson
1/24/2023FREE LECTURE - Making Yarn From the Ground Up
Signups open
Anne ChoiEvent-images - Anne Choi
1/28/2023 -
CLASS - Secrets of Shibori and Indigo
FULL - Waitlist
David HeustessEvent-images - Heustess_SecretsofShibori
2/8/2023MOVIE NIGHTDetails HERE.
2/25/2023CLASS - Woven Chenille for a Pile Rug
Signups open
Mary MandarinoEvent-images - Mandarino_rug x
3/8/2023MOVIE NIGHTDetails HERE.
3/9/2023 -
CLASS - Spinning for a project: How to plan and execute a project using your handspun with a commercial pattern
Signups open late-September
Alanna WilcoxEvent-images - Wilcox_Spinning for a project x
3/16/2023 -
CLASS - Weave a Twill Gamp with Color & Weave Effects
Signups open
Karen DondeEvent-images - Donde_Twill colorweave scarf x
3/25/2023 - 3/26/2023CLASS - Jogakbo - The Art of Wishing Happiness
Signups open
Youngmin LeeEvent-images - Lee_Jogakbo the art of wishing happiness
3/28/2023FREE LECTURE - Free Your Mind - Public Textile Social Justice Art ProjectTheda Sandiford
4/22/2023CLASS - Hand Sewing Primer
Signups open late-September
Sarah Woodyard
4/29/2023CLASS - Paint Two, Beam One
Signups open
Denise KovnatEvent-images - Kovnat_Paint_01 x
5/2/2023 - 5/23/2023CLASS - Learn to use Weaving Design Software (Fiberworks)
Signups open
Jen WeberEvent-images - Weber_Fiberworks_01
4/25/2023FREE LECTURE - Wild FibersLinda Cortright
9/26/2023FREE LECTURE - To Be Alive Is A Political Act: My journey as a Black Fiber Artist
Signups open in early-2023
Karen Hampton
11/28/2023FREE LECTURE - Crafting Dissent - craft, activism, and political engagement
Signups open in early-2023
Hinda Mandell