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.

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2015 Fiber Arts Festival, Silver City, NM. July 17 & 18
Classes, Workshops, Events, Special Lecture & Artists Booths.
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Presented By SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective


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SWFAC operates The Common Thread, a gallery of unique, handmade fiber art, created by members. The Common Thread provides a professional venue for members to sell their work. SWFAC also participates in shows in Las Cruces and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Outreach programming includes a knitting program for adults with developmental disabilities as well as fiber arts activities for youth at the Silver City Recreation Center.

Ongoing classes are offered to the community for modest fees. By learning fiber art skills, these individuals will be able to earn an income through the venues established by SWFAC. Additionally, classes in business skills are offered.