Workshops at a Glance

MAFA 2017 workshops collageHere you will see classes listed by class number, showing instructor, title, and category.

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Learn how to weave on a floor or table loom.
Participants will begin by dressing their loom, gain understanding of the interaction of warp and weft on the looms, and then weave a series of samples to … Continue reading 

Weaving

Learn the art of pictorial weft ikat.
Weaving
Round RobbinStudents explore classic and nontraditional rep.
Weaving
Three tablet weaving techniques: Regular double-faced, double-faced 3/1 broken twill, and “missed hole.”
Weaving
Explores hand weaving in the Saori way.
Weaving
Play with blended or combined colors on a twill threading.
Weaving
Warp manipulation, warp wrapping and weft patterning on warp faced cloth.
Weaving
Sapma and thrima, the supplementary weft techniques used to create kushutara–the sumptuous single-faced brocade.
Weaving
Weave a sampler of popular art weaves–Halvkrabba, Krabba, Rölakan, Dukagång and Munkabälte.
Weaving
Round RobbinWeave samples, study drafts and learn how to create a parallel threading.
Weaving
Learn a variety of inlays for different textures by creating samplers on a linen warp.
Weaving
Learn a simple threading to weave different structures.
Weaving
Round RobbinParticipants will complete a notebook of samples that illustrate different shrinkage techniques for wool and cotton.
Weaving
Weave a small sample and discuss ways to incorporate technique into more than just rugs.
Weaving
Learn to blend color in commercially-dyed yarns and increase color range using a finite number of color choices.
Weaving
Explore many of the design options available with Huck Lace.
Weaving
Develop a practical understanding of blocks and profile drafts–and how to use them.
Weaving
Create fabric with permanently crimped designs that hold their memory even when washed.
Weaving
Round RobbinLearn a variation of doubleweave for total contrast between two or more colorways on as few as four shafts.
Weaving
Weaving unique to early French Canada and Louisiana: couverture de mariage, a la planche, boutonne, cordonne.
Weaving
Learn to design drafts, play with blocks, and manipulate colors for exciting results.
Weaving
Round RobbinExplore and expand spinning skills with new millennium fibres.
Weaving
Learn hands-on techniques to weave the seat and complete a bench using braided cotton cord.
Weaving
Learn color and shading techniques for both warp direction techniques–hachure hatching, crenellation–and weft direction–chené, mélange, color fade pick and pic. Read more
Weaving
Discover the historical craft of hand carding and spinning on a spinning wheel.
Spinning
Learn corespinning while adding elements into yarns – halos, beehives, knots and add-in’s like sequins, feathers, fabrics, and tailspinning plus traditional plying techniques.
Spinning
Learn how to get the best spin from a fleece.
Spinning
Make yarns that are on the far ends of the woolen-worsted continuum as well as many versions in between.
Spinning
Break flax and learn to dress a distaff and begin to plan projects for the yarns.
Spinning
Create a unique, felted vest with dyed fibers, patience and lots of work.
Felting
Learn how to make a nuno butterfly art tunic or a beautifully draped skirt or shawl by making super light nuno felt.
Felting
Learn to dye with leaves and other plant materials in this introduction to contact printing with plants.
Dyeing
Dye in several different methods on different fibers to illustrate the different dye take-up, learn to adjust color, spin.
Dyeing
Learn basics of dyeing – safety, application of dyes, and processes needed to set the dyes for color fastness.
Dyeing
Learn how to prepare and dye a warp in one or more colors for weaving at home.
Dyeing
Participants will try their hands at a dozen or more off-loom beading stitches.
Beadwork
Learn to create baskets inspired by an old Shaker technique.
Basketry