Growing together is what we do best! We grow skills, we grow friendships, and we plant seeds that sprout new textile enthusiasts. Working together we nourish creativity and spread our love of all things fiber. Here are just a few examples:

  • Sarah is a weaver and a knitter who regularly attends Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sarah says, “I love SEFAA because I am surrounded by people interested in textiles and fabric. We have interesting discussions and it’s a supportive, non-confrontational environment. I enjoy the variety of workshops and I have expanded my techniques and broadened my skills. There is a lot of diversity in the types of people that I meet through the organization”. 
  • Irene recently traveled from her home in North Carolina to teach a 2-day  Needle Felt a Gnome with Character class at the SEFAA Center. She says, "I had a wonderful experience teaching at SEFAA! The facility was beautiful, but more importantly, the people there were warm and welcoming." 
  • Carmen is interested in all aspects of textiles (including history and culture) and enjoys working with her hands - especially knitting and sewing. She thoroughly enjoys the diversity of SEFAA classes and activities, actively participating in monthly virtual Book Club meetings and periodic docent-led tours of SCAD exhibits. This year, her interests in gardening and natural dyeing led her to suggest and help organize our new HomeGrown Dye Garden Project.

Whether you are young, old, maker, artist, student, instructor, or appreciator, and whether your textile passion is applique' or weaving, you are part of our community of textile-focused individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Your participation makes our community unique and vibrant. Your financial contribution spreads our common love of all things fiber.  Please give generously today so that together we can continue to grow classes, exhibitions, and events in 2023! You can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation by clicking the blue "Donate" button on this page, or you can volunteer or donate textile supplies/equipment by emailing Every contribution helps!