MAFA 2021 Conference

Biennial fiber arts conference by the MidAtlantic Fiber Association.

Visit the MAFA website for more information about the conference to be held virtually in 2021.

CVFG Textile Museum of Canada Virtual Field Trip

Join us for a virtual tour of the Textile Museum of Canada

Join us for a virtual tour of the Textile Museum of Canada. 

Susan Fohr, Curator of Education, will provide a glimpse into the Textile Museum of Canada’s collection of over 14,000 textiles from around the world. She will share the history of the Museum since its founding in 1945, and discuss current directions in collecting and celebrating the work of contemporary textile artists.

See some of the museum’s collection here:

We are limited to 100 attendees on the tour, so sign up now. Please click here to register for the tour and get a Zoom link:

For more info, email

New Tapestry Classes announced at Joan Griffin Tapestry

Hello Fellow Guild Members…

The new year is the time we think about our creative directions and new ideas for the coming year. I am offering several tapestry sessions for anyone who is interested.
I think it is important to have a good foundation in the basics of tapestry weaving so that a student can then move on to a more personal expression using the techniques they have learned. The classes are held in a friendly, learning atmosphere in my studio in order to see a working studio as well as the opportunity to try various types and sizes of tapestry looms. Students also have access to a large library of tapestry books, different kinds of yarns and various approaches to designing.


The 2 day class concentrates on the basic techniques of tapestry weaving on a portable loom. We cover the basics of tapestry weaving such as warping the loom, finishing and various design shaping techniques. Tapestry weaving is a unique , timeless technique but can be adapted in a multitude of colorful ways to the challenges of contemporary designs. Each student will take home a tapestry sampler they completed during the weekend for future reference. Students may also take their loom home to continue work for a few weeks and then easily ship back to me if not local. Classes are 10-4 on Sat. and 10 – 4 on Sunday. $198 for both days and all supplies included. A student only needs to bring lunch each day. No previous tapestry experience is necessary. The classes are very very small so that each person has the necessary personal attention. contact me via email to register in advance (

Dates for early winter and spring:
February 3/4 or April 7/8 or June 2/3.

Consider trying tapestry!

Joan Griffin
Charlottesville VA