Arrowmont and FF 2017: Update No. 2

Greetings SFFA members. Your Board hopes you had a wonderful holiday and wishes you all the best for 2017 - including a trip to Gatlinburg, TN for the 2017 Fiber Forum Conference!

Arrowmont has re-booked everyone who had already reserved a room and will be ready to take new bookings on January 2nd, 2017. They have triple rooms and dorm rooms available - and maybe a few others.

Hughes Hall and Wild Wing will not be ready for guests in April so they have provided us with a list of hotels just a few minutes walk from Arrowmont. You can call Arrowmont starting January 2nd or book a room at one of the hotels nearby.

Thank you for your patience and we will send updates as we receive them.

Happy New Year to you all and we look forward to seeing you at Arrowmont in a few short months!

Kristen Nicholas
SFFA Chair

P.S. In the meantime Arrowmont needs our help... They have been a good and loyal partner to SFFA, hosting Fiber Forum many, many times, and always working closely with us to make sure it is a great experience for us all. Please show them some love and loyalty in return by donating to their Rebuild Arrowmont Fund. Share the story on your Facebook page, send it out in a newsletter, tell your friends.

Thank you for your support of Arrowmont and SFFA, but mostly for your understanding and patience while we work through this.

Fiber Forum 2017

April 20 to 23, 2017

Join the Southeast Fiber Forum Association at the 2017 Fiber Forum on April 20, 2017 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in beautiful Gatlinburg Tennessee. On Thursday April 20, we will meet for dinner and the opening program. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. Friday morning, following a healthy delicious breakfast at the Dining Hall. Workshops are in session until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with breaks for lunch and dinner of course, and until 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Our keynote speaker on Friday night is noted tapestry artist Jon Eric Riis. His topic is Fifty Years of Tapestry Influence and Exploration. He is also teaching a workshop titled Unraveling Coptic Textiles. Read about his recent work in Atlanta Magazine

Click on the links below for general information about the weekend, including contact information for reserving your room, the schedule, information on the workshops offered, and the supply list, with instructor information, for each workshop. Unfamiliar with some of the instructors? Check out the link to examples of work by each instructor. Additional information, including links to the workshops and the registration form, can be found in the navigation panel at the top of the page.

Click here to scroll through examples of work done by our 2017 Instructors

Click here for 2017 Fiber Forum Conference Information

Click here for the supply list and instructor information

Click here for information on nominating a student for a scholarship to Fiber Forum 2017


Our host for this weekend of wonderful workshops in Gatlinburg TN is

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Fiber Forum 2017 is sponsored by

Southeast Fiber Forum Association


Updated 12/29/2016