Why Master Fiber Labs?
Fiber With A Cause facilitates fiber arts labs that offer artists the ability to expand their fiber techniques with affordable classes. All of our Master Teachers have over 15 – 20 years of experience in their craft and run fulltime fiber art businesses. Our focus will be on crochet, knitting, and weaving. Students will complete custom wearable products in each lab. At the end of the fiber labs, FWAC can showcase and market the students’ wearable works in a summer fiber market.
OUR MISSION is to advance and expand the fiber arts practice, skill, heritage, and education by building a sustainable and scalable fiber arts craft economy of women entrepreneurs in the DC Metropolitan area. OUR IMPACT. FWAC labs, partners, and community collaborate to teach women fiber artists how to design products that produce a profit. FWAC equips these artists with the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to permanently transitions a passion into a business.
All Fiber Labs and the Market will take place at New Community ArtSpace in DC 20001 in Shaw neighborhood. Metro Accessible – Shaw-Howard U with parking available in the back. New Community ArtSpace fiber arts program has been running for 20 years. They will be donating yarn to the students. Crochet hooks and knitting needles will be supplied during the labs.
New FWAC Master Labs coming January 2022. Sign up for future information below!