The 2017 MidAtlantic Conference may be over but the memories remain!
Check our Live from MAFA 2017 blog for wrap-ups and award winners.
And follow MAFA on Facebook–and take a virtual Open Studio tour.
Nearly 400 fiber artists took classes at MAFA 2017!
See Where We All Came From!
Spend a day with fiber artists from around the world at MAFA 2017!
Open and Free to the Public
The Marketplace will hum with fiber-related activities including quality fiber and equipment suppliers from 31 vendors, the Fashion Showcase and Sample Exchange exhibits, educational seminars, demonstrations, knit- and spin-ins and much more. Directions to Millersville University here.
|Day/Time||Demonstrations, exhibits and events||Location|
Thursday, July 20
|1 – 7 pm||Marketplace and Demonstrations Open||Marauder Court, SMC|
|1 – 2 pm||Set-up and Use of the Traditional “Barn” Looms, by Bobbin Boy||Demo||Marauder Court, SMC|
|3:30-4:30 pm||Using 18th and 19th Century Equipment, by Bobbin Boy||Demo||Marauder Court, SMC|
Friday, July 21
|7:30 – 8:30 am||Weave a Real Peace (WARP)||Meeting||Reighard Multipurpose Room, SMC|
|12 noon – 10 pm||Marketplace, Fashion Showcase, Sample Exchange Exhibit, and Demonstrations Open||Marauder Court, SMC|
|1 – 4 pm||Knit-in||Marauder Court, SMC|
|1 – 2 pm||History and Use of the Knitting Sheath and Belt, by Bobbin Boy||Demo||Marauder Court, SMC|
|2 – 3:30 pm||All Wools are Not Created Equal, by Gretchen Frederick, Solitude Wool||Demo||Marauder Court, SMC|
|3:45 – 4:45 pm||Surface Embellishment on the Rigid Heddle Loom, by Sara Bixler, Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center||Demo||Marauder Court, SMC|
|6 – 10 pm||Fiber Equipment Assessments and Answers, by Bobbin Boy||Q&A||Marauder Court, SMC|
|7 – 10 pm||Marketplace ‘Shop ‘til You Drop’||Marauder Court, SMC|
|7 – 8 pm||Spinning Games, hosted by Tom Knisley. Registration required!**||Marauder Court, SMC|
|7 – 9 pm||Book Signings||Marauder Court, SMC|
Saturday, July 22
|12 noon – 8 pm||Marketplace, Fashion Showcase, Sample Exchange Exhibit, and Demonstrations Open||Marauder Court, SMC|
|1 – 4 pm||Spin-in||Marauder Court, SMC|
|2:15 – 3:15 pm||The Traditional Double-Drive Wheel: Set-Up, Uses, and Single Drive Variations, by Bobbin Boy||Demo||Marauder Court, SMC|
|3:30– 4:30 pm||Not Just Plain Weave! Double Heddle and Supplemental Pick-up on the Rigid Heddle Loom, by Sara Bixler, Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center||Demo||Marauder Court, SMC|
|5 – 6 pm||Sheep and Wool in Story and Song, by Martha Owen and Melissa Weaver-Dunning||Musical||Reighard Multipurpose Room, SMC|
|6 – 8 pm||Fiber Equipment Assessments and Answers, by Bobbin Boy||Q&A||Marauder Court, SMC|
|7 – 9 pm||Open Studio, Self-guided walking tour of workshops. Click here for location map.||Breidenstine, Caputo, Hash-Bassler, Osburn, SMC, Byerly/Susan P. Luek Hall ‡.|
|**Watch for details on how to register.
‡ Byerly Hall is being renamed to Susan P. Luek Hall in 2017
The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) hosts the region’s premier fiber art workshop weekend and Marketplace event. Although registrations for workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, and/or other fiber-related arts are closed, join creative people from around the world and be inspired by their ideas and projects.
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