Current & Upcoming

Pandemic Progress Exhibition

Aug 03, 2021 10:00AM—Oct 14, 2021 2:00PM

Pandemic Progress is an exhibition of small textile pieces that Lois Benedict completed during her coronavirus lockdown. Early on she committed to finishing her collection of technique samples and complete them she did! Please drop in and enjoy the variety, the whimsy, and the colors in this pop-up exhibition during Lunchtime Fiber (Tuesdays and Thursdays…

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Hand Printing on Cloth with Natural Dyes

Sep 18, 2021 1:00PM—Sep 19, 2021 5:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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Explore the exciting possibilities of natural dye print pastes in this part demo, part hands-on class. Day 1 will include observing dye extraction and paste production followed by using pre-mixed pastes made from traditional natural dye substances to screen and/or block print, paint, and stencil on a variety of cloth samples. Day 2 will focus on processing…

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September Book Club Meeting

Sep 21, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Please join us for our September Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy. Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been…

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September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 21, 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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September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 23, 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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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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Creative Mending

Sep 26, 2021 11:00AM—5:30PM

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Why mend? For many reasons: To care for your textiles, the people you love, and our planet. To express yourself creatively. To use what you have, to embrace imperfections, and to repair rather than replace. And, just as there are many reasons to mend, there are many ways to mend. In this class, you’ll explore a variety of…

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September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 28, 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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September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 30, 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

Oct 06, 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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Speak of Sheep

Oct 08, 2021 6:30PM—8:00PM

SEFAA Center

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Martha Owen has a lifetime of sheep stories to tell. She can tell stories about keeping sheep, sheep personalities, songs and stories with sheep, interesting wool, and her sheep friends. Your questions will guide the stories Martha chooses, so we’re sure to have a wooly entertaining evening. Please join us! Martha Owen is the John C. Campbell…

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One Pot Magic: Surprising and Satisfying Natural Dye Rainbows

Oct 09, 2021 9:30AM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

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Beautiful, coordinating fleece and yarn can be dyed in one pot. The process is easy: Just layer multiple natural dyestuffs with the materials to be dyed, add a bit of water, cook, cool, and then reveal your one-of-a-kind colorway. It’s the easy way to create unique, natural color combinations! In this hands-on class. you’ll explore the process…

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October Book Club Meeting

Oct 19, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Please join us for our October Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects by Glenn Adamson. Curator and scholar Glenn Adamson opens Fewer, Better Things by contrasting his beloved childhood teddy bear to the smartphones and digital tablets children have today. He laments that many children and adults…

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Nuno Felt Scarf

Nov 06, 2021 10:00AM—4:30PM

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Nuno or laminated felt offers endless possibilities for creating unusual lightweight fabrics by taking advantage of the different shrinkage properties of wool and silk. The “tools” are simple – bubble wrap, hot water, and soap – and the technique is as close to instant gratification you can get in the fiber world. Start exploring this limitless technique by…

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Beginning Silk Painting

Nov 13, 2021 1:00PM—Nov 20, 2021 4:00PM

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Try your hand at two different silk painting techniques in this two-session class for beginners! You’ll start session 1 with an overview of silk dyes and a quick painting demonstration. Then you’ll use a resist to draw or trace a design onto a small piece of silk, heat set it with an iron, and add glorious…

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November Book Club Meeting

Nov 16, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Please join us for our November Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing Expressive Stitches: A ‘no-rules’ guide to creating original textile art by Jan Dowson. Discover Jan’s unique sketchbook process, where she stores and collects natural items, and explores different patterns, textures, media, and markings to cultivate her final design. See her simple yet effective…

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Past | Archive

September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 16, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Online

September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 14, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Online

The Fabric of Civilization

Sep 12, 2021 2:00PM—4:00PM

September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 09, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Online

September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 07, 2021 10:00AM—2:00PM

Online

Stitching Time

Sep 01, 2021 7:00PM—8:00PM