Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective participates in Weekend at the Galleries


SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) is pleased to participate in the Silver City Art Association’s 25th Weekend at the Galleries with the Holiday Fiber Arts Sale. This free annual event is a pop-up gallery and will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Murray Hotel in Downtown Silver City. Special fiber art demonstrations will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The work of 18 fiber artists will include hats, gloves, totes, rag rugs, scarves, purses, wall hangings, quilts, upcycled clothing, home décor, pine needle baskets, felt sculptures, tie dyed and silk painted garments, greeting cards, toys, and handwoven towels among a multitude of other handcrafted fiber items. The wide range of fiber mediums encompassed in this sale are knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, painting, dying, and sewing. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for a unique holiday gift and will support local fiber artists, keeping our local dollars local.

In keeping with SWFAC’s mission to educate, the sale provides fiber arts demonstrations on Saturday October 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm. It is a great way to learn about the different types of fiber art and ask questions directly of the members who are demonstrating.

The SWFAC welcome booth will have education boards on display that explain the different types of fiber art. New this year, the welcome booth with have a drawing for a beautiful hand knit shawl and felt pin.

Beverages and baked goods by Bev Bean will be available for sale in the lobby with plenty of room to sit and relax.

SWFAC was founded in 2005 and is a local, all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the economic development goal to stimulate and support successful cottage industry in the southwest. Both novice and skilled SWFAC artists enrich the community by nurturing and empowering one another fostering opportunities to gain new experience, expand talent and earn income from their art. Please visit SWFAC’s website at to learn more about the organization.

The sale will also feature Weaving for Justice, a non-profit that supports fiber artists in Chiapas. They will be selling handwoven and embroidered textiles.