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Call for Entries: Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show

Jan 01, 2021—Apr 29, 2021

You are encouraged to enter this fun, free exhibition of small-format textiles. Have fun creating a small something – it doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, your level of expertise, what textile technique (or techniques) you prefer, or whether or not you are a SEFAA member. But don’t delay, the April 29th deadline to…

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Kimono Project + Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show

Jan 27, 2021 8:00AM—Apr 29, 2021 6:00PM

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Kimonos were donated to SEFAA with the stipulation that they be used to make art. So, let’s start using some of the fabric to make entries for our upcoming Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show. Claim your package with five small pieces of kimono fabrics and get creative! The packages are free if you pick them up…

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Intro to Temari

Apr 23, 2021 5:00PM—8:00PM

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Temari (te = hand, mari = ball) is an addictive form of Japanese embroidery stitched on a geometrically-divided, spherical base. In this class, you’ll learn basic temari techniques and start your journey of transforming thread into complex, beautiful designs and myriad geometric shapes. Start by wrapping a core before class and then focus on the other…

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April Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Apr 27, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM

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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. So, drop in when you can and stay for as long as you’d like. Since the SEFAA Center is still closed, fire up your computer, tablet, or phone and…

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April Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Apr 29, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM

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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. So, drop in when you can and stay for as long as you’d like. Since the SEFAA Center is still closed, fire up your computer, tablet, or phone and…

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Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show Opening Reception

May 01, 2021 2:00PM—4:00PM

Please join us to enjoy a wide variety of fiber art – from applique to weaving and most things in between. The entries are small (no larger than 12″ x 12″ for 2D work or 12″ x 12″ x 12″ for 3D work), but there’s nothing small about their design, their execution, or their impact. So,…

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Stitching Time

May 05, 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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Felt Fabulous Flowers!

May 16, 2021 1:00PM—4:00PM

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Learn how to wet felt a beautiful flower in this fun online class. Then, wear your flowers in your hair, pin them to your outfit, or create an everlasting bouquet. The possibilities are endless! Start by laying out your wool roving and embellishment materials. Then use water, soap, and a bit of agitation to turn your roving…

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May Book Club Meeting

May 18, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Please join us for our May Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing Drawn to Stitch: Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile Art by Gwen Hadley. When used effectively, line—an essential component of textile art—can convey texture, tone, form, movement, and mood. Drawn to Stitch offers embroiderers a structured series of exercises designed to explore the technique’s potential…

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Spring Goddess Dolls

May 22, 2021 11:00AM—May 29, 2021 12:00PM

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Honor your creativity by making a Spring Fiber Goddess to celebrate renewal, nurture your spirit, grace your projects, and protect your workspace. Session 1 (from 11 am to 12 pm on Saturday, May 22nd) will cover design and headdress suggestions plus embroidery stitch practice. Session 2 (from 11 am to 12 pm on Saturday, May…

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Stitching Time

Jun 02, 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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The Elements and Principles of Art for Textile Artists

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

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Every single work of art you see is a composition of various elements – texture, shape, line, color, and value – arranged according to principles – balance, unity, and focal point to name just a few. Whether you think about them consciously or design intuitively, these are your tools. Using them will help you create work you love, help you…

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June Book Club Meeting

Jun 15, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Please join us for our June Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy by Rebecca Burgess. Almost a decade ago, weaver and natural dyer Rebecca Burgess developed a project focused on wearing clothing made from fiber grown, woven, and sewn within…

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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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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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Make a Leather Handbag (Rescheduled)

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

April Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Apr 22, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM

April Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Apr 20, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM

April Book Club Meeting

Apr 20, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

April Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Apr 15, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM

April Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Apr 13, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM

April Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Apr 08, 2021 10:00AM—12:00PM