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Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance launches as new organization for fiber arts

Textile artists have a new resource and advocate. The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education about fiber arts and to promoting and preserving them. The group hopes to develop an art center in Atlanta devoted to the medium, which encompasses weaving, knitting, embroidery and all manner of art that makes use of textile and its materials.

“It is our goal to provide one location for meetings, classes, workshops, library collections, gallery sales and exhibitions, and to serve all segments of the fiber arts community — individuals, organizations, businesses and educators,” says Suzi Gough, SEFAA president.

The group, which is looking for space to lease, hopes to begin offering classes and establish a sales gallery this year. It is a membership organization, with graduated fees, from individuals to large organizations. The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild and the Atlanta Knitting Guild are founding members.

SEFAA will hold its first board meeting and informational session, open to the public, on February 22 at 1 p.m. at the North DeKalb Cultural Center, Room 1. Its Web site is not yet operative. For information, email info@fiberartsalliance.org.

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