Okay, I am feeling uncharacteristically out of the fiber loop. (Ha.) Today, someone posted this to one of my Ravelry groups:
The Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association Weekend Workshops are being held at Gettysburg later this month (July 31 - August 2). I’m not sure what’s still available, but the roster includes weaving, spinning, felting and dyeing, among other things. The sessions are 3-day intensives, for a more in-depth experience with that particular subject… For more information, visit the MAFA website: www.mafafiber.org.
Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association? Meeting in GETTYSBURG?!???
I went to the website to read more. The meeting will actually be on the Gettysburg College campus (where I work). Late registration ended several weeks ago, so there’s no way for me to sign up for anything. Plus, I’m leaving for Portland and the impossible-not-to-be-awesome Sock Summit on 8/2. However, on Friday, I might just conveniently be loitering outside the rooms where some of these classes are being taught. Plus, there’s a marketplace! I’m all over that. Anyone familiar with these vendors?
- Just Our Yarn -- Falls Church, VA -- www.justouryarn.com/
- Lunatic Fringe -- Apalachicola, FL
- Fireside Fiberarts -- Butler, PA -- www.firesidelooms.com/
- Annapaca Farms -- Boonsboro, MD (at MAFA 2007) -- www.annapaca.com
- Forestheart Studio -- Woodsboro, MD -- www.forestheart.com
- Serendipity Farms -- Suffolk, VA (at MAFA 2007) -- www.fibertoolsonline.com
- Bearlin Acres Farms -- Western PA -- www.bearlinacres.com
It turns out that to be a MAFA member, you have to be a member of a MAFA guild. The one nearest me is the Central Pennsylvania Guild of Handweavers, which meets at The Mannings in East Berlin. So that’s why it’s not on my radar - I don’t weave. Plus, in general, I find that these guilds tend to meet weekdays during the days – not suitable for people who work fulltime. Very old school.
Well. I shall lurk at MAFA09 and report back.