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Fiber Flea Market 2021 – Vendor Registration

Jun 09, 2021 12:00AM—Jul 10, 2021 11:59PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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A fun and cheap way to clear out and make sure your textile goodies go to an appreciative new home. Just reserve a table, sell your stash, and keep ALL your sale proceeds! Tables are 6′ x 2.5′ and include up to 2 chairs. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through 11.55…

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June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 22, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

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Please join us for Lunchtime Fiber open studios! There will be plenty of time for show and tell, sharing of ideas and tips, problem-solving, and having fun. You can come hang out with us at the SEFAA Center or you can join us virtually, whichever suits you best. So, drop in when you can and stay for…

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June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 24, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

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Please join us for Lunchtime Fiber open studios! There will be plenty of time for show and tell, sharing of ideas and tips, problem-solving, and having fun. You can come hang out with us at the SEFAA Center or you can join us virtually, whichever suits you best. So, drop in when you can and stay for…

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June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 29, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

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Please join us for Lunchtime Fiber open studios! There will be plenty of time for show and tell, sharing of ideas and tips, problem-solving, and having fun. You can come hang out with us at the SEFAA Center or you can join us virtually, whichever suits you best. So, drop in when you can and stay for…

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Stitching Time

Jul 07, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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If you hand stitch, this fun, free, monthly virtual gathering is for you. Share your work(s) in progress, seek and share creative and technical advice, and enjoy time with others who share your stitch passion. Sign up to receive the Zoom link and then grab your beverage of choice on the first Wednesday of each…

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Incredible Ice Dye

Jul 10, 2021 12:30PM—4:30PM

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Explore an incredibly beautiful way to dye cellulose (plant-based) fabrics without mixing or weighing any dyes at all. You’ll use two different ice dye methods (“on the rack” and “in the muck”) and learn dozens of ways to manipulate your fabric and garments before applying dye. You’ll also receive in-depth information about the chemistry of the dyes,…

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Simple Shibori

Jul 11, 2021 12:30PM—4:30PM

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Shibori techniques create resist patterns that are revealed only after dyeing. There are many different styles of Shibori, but tie-dyeing is one of the simpler, faster ways to produce an amazing variety of Shibori patterns. In this class, you’ll clamp, bind, fold, or wrap your plant-based fabrics before immersion dyeing them with fiber reactive dyes. Experiment with…

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Fiber Flea Market 2021

Jul 17, 2021 10:00AM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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A fun and cheap way to stock up on textile supplies at amazing prices. Search for bargains on yarn, thread, fiber, fabric, notions, tools, patterns, books, magazines, tools, and equipment at this textile-only sale. Our vendors are bringing treasures, one-of-a-kind finds, and plenty of too-good-to-leave-behind/I-will-use-this-someday goodies. Entry is absolutely free. There will be a drawing…

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July Book Club Meeting

Jul 20, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Please join us for our July Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing The Indigo Girl: A Novel by Natasha Boyd. The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family’s three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in…

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Sakiori Weaving

Aug 07, 2021 9:30AM—4:00PM

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Convert old silk kimonos, silk ties, or silk/rayon skirts into woven items that honor the Japanese tradition of weaving with repurposed materials. Known as sakiori, from the word saku (to tear) and oru (to weave), this technique takes recycling to a new artistic level! Warp your rigid heddle or 4-harness loom prior to the workshop (using…

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Acadian Spinning

Aug 29, 2021 11:00AM—5:30PM

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Learn to spin cotton like a Cajun in this one-day class! You’ll start by carding cotton to prepare for spinning and then you’ll learn to spin cotton singles like the Acadians of Southern Louisiana – sitting alongside your wheel (instead of facing it) and spinning off the point of a quill. With some practice, you’ll…

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The Fabric of Civilization

Sep 12, 2021 2:00PM—4:00PM

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Textiles are taken for granted today, but they are one of humanity’s oldest and most influential commodities. From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture. Drawing on her widely praised new book The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, author Virginia Postrel will take…

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Design Your Own Crochet Border

Sep 25, 2021 1:00PM—3:00PM

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What better way to find the perfect border for your next crochet or knit project than to design your own? Mix and match a variety of crocheted elements, or choose an element from your fabric and expand on it. Learn how borders can enhance a project, how to deal with corners and curves, and how…

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Make a Leather Handbag

Oct 11, 2021 9:30AM—Oct 14, 2021 4:30PM

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Nothing adds spice to an outfit more than a leather handbag and now you can handcraft one that matches your own unique style. In fact, you’ll make several bags during this four-day workshop. You’ll start by learning about bag design and materials and how to use a portable industrial sewing machine, and you’ll practice by…

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Past | Archive

June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 17, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 15, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

June Book Club Meeting

Jun 15, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 10, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

June Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Jun 08, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

The Elements and Principles of Art for Textile Artists

Jun 05, 2021 10:00AM—Jun 12, 2021 1:00PM