Welcome to Southwest Women's
Fiber Arts Collective

Our Mission:

Celebrate fiber art and realize its economic potential; nurture and empower both novice and skilled fiber artists; enrich the community by fostering opportunities to experience, learn, and earn.

Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of stimulating and supporting successful cottage industry in the Southwest. It provides communication and information among artisans, guilds, art & craft shows, sales, classes, teachers, and others in Fiber Arts. By creating a networking structure we improve opportunities for all working in Fiber Arts to gain skills and financial independence.



The Common Thread, a gallery of unique, handmade fiber art, wearables, home decor, and more, created by members, will close December 31, 2015 after almost ten years of operation. However, the Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective will CONTINUE as a non-profit organization, dedicated to our mission as described above. As 2016 progresses we invite you to watch for new initiatives, special fiber arts events, classes and workshops, and more.