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Americana World Community Center Fiberworks Program

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About ACCFiberworks

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Rebuilding life through art

Americana Community Center serves greater Louisville Kentucky with free classes in citizenship, GED, English, youth programs, sports, Family Education, tax preparation, and more.
The Fiberworks program is open to women who would like a safe space to express themselves artistically, learn a profitable skill, practice English, build friendships, and make items to use at home. All of our materials and equipment are donated or purchased with grant money. The women receive 75% of the proceeds from selling their items; 25% goes back to the program to pay for shipping, marketing, and administrative costs.
The women who participate in Fiberworks are often refugees, immigrants, and/or survivors of traumatic events. For them, working creatively where there are no wrong answers provides a therapeutic outlet. All of us find common ground in our group projects, and personal needs are addressed in individual projects. We learn dying, embroidery, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and more!

Shop members

  • Rasha Hassan

    Owner, Fiberworks Artist Coordinator

    Rasha is from Basra, Iraq. She has a BS from Basra University and is getting an Associate's in Art here. She has lifelong experience in fabric arts, as her mother was a seamstress in Basra. She is passionate about empowering women through their art.

  • Asma

    Fiberworks Artist

    Asma came to the U.S. from Yemen with her husband and two sons. She didn't know anything about fiber arts before attending Fiberworks, but now she enjoys everything about the program. She says it has made her a stronger woman.

  • Amira

    Fiberworks Artist

    Amira has been attending Fiberworks for two months. Her favorite part of the program is gathering with all of her friends and making beautiful, detailed crafts. She has two sons and came to the U.S. from Egypt in 2009.

  • Eman

    Fiberworks Artist

    Eman came to the U.S. from Iraq and enjoys coming to Fiberworks when she has the opportunity. She has four-year-old triplets who keep her quite busy! She is very talented at crocheting, but she also makes pillows, handbags, and other items.

  • Alaa

    Fiberworks Artist

    Alaa has a son and two daughters who came with her to the U.S. from Iraq in February 2014. She has been part of the Fiberworks program for two months. She did not know anything about fiber arts before joining, but now she enjoys crocheting.

  • Aline

    Fiberworks Artist

    Aline is a keen crocheter, mother of 6, and eager Fiberworks participant. She makes beautiful table covers and is a leader in Family Ed. class.

  • Hiam

    Fiberworks Artist

    Hiam is from Iraq and has been involved in Fiberworks since March of 2010. She is very talented at sewing, knitting, and crocheting and often assists in teaching the newer members. Hiam is married and has two children, a daughter and a son.

  • Victorine

    Fiberworks Artist

    Originally from the Congo, Victorine has been in the U.S. for eleven years and has been active in Americana, which she describes as her “home,” the entire time. Bags of any kind are her favorite item to sew. She has five children in Louisville.

  • Wisam

    Fiberworks Artist

    After coming to the U.S. from Iraq 7 months ago, Wisam joined Fiberworks because it provides a sense of community. She likes all of the people in the program and she enjoys working on scarves and hats. She has two children.

  • Fabiola

    Fiberworks Artist

    The newest member of the Fiberworks program, Fabiola has three children. She came to the U.S. from Mexico ten years ago. She had an idea of how to sew before, but she is enjoying learning more, meeting new people, and discovering her talent.

  • El Zahraa

    Fiberworks Artist

    El Zahraa did not know anything about fiber arts before joining Americana Fiberworks two months ago, but she loves learning and now likes making everything. She came to the U.S. from Egypt in 2012. She has two girls with her here in Louisville.

  • Mah Mae

    Fiberworks Artist

    Mah Mae is originally from Burma and has three children, two boys and one girl. She has been involved in the Fiberworks program for over a year and enjoys making unique bags and clothes for her children.

  • Anwar

    Fiberworks Artist

    Although she has only been in the U.S. a short time, Anwar is an excited participant in the Fiberworks program. She enjoys making clothing, especially dresses.

Production partners

  • Alaa S.

    Louisville, KY

    Alaa came to Louisville from Iraq 4 years ago. As a mother of 3, she works with Fiberworks to support the family. She enjoys art and Fiberworks.

  • Amera J.

    Louisville, KY

    Amera came to Louisville from Iraq 2 years ago. As a mother of 2, she works with Fiberworks to support the family. She enjoys art and Fiberworks.

  • Americana Artisan

    Louisville, KY

    Fiberworks gives women the opportunity to learn & practice sewing & have an income for their family

  • Boshra J.

    Louisville, KY

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  • Eman A.

    Louisville, KY

    Eman came to the U.S. from Iraq and enjoys coming to Fiberworks when she has the opportunity. She has four-year-old triplets who keep her quite busy! She is very talented at crocheting, but she also makes pillows, handbags, and other items.

  • Eman Alghyaline

    Louisville, KY

    Eman came here from Jordan three years ago. She loves learning new things, and she has especially enjoyed learning to sew. She is a joyful mother of three and expecting her fourth child soon. Eman's specialty is designing beautiful pieces. She is quickly improving her knitting and sewing skills.

  • Fatima E

    Louisville, KY

    Fatima E is a member of Americana Fiberworks Program

  • Khadija F.

    Louisville, KY

    Khadija F. is from XYZ and has a family of 1235

  • Nimo

    Louisville, KY

    Nimo came to Louisville from Somali 4 years ago. she enjoyes Fiberwork.

  • Nwsrin S.

    Louisville, KY

    Nwsrin came to Louisville from Syria 9 months ago. As a mother of five, she works with Fiberworks to help her husband support the family.

  • Pinki

    Louisville, KY

    Fiberworks Participant

  • Rasha

    Louisville, KY

    Rasha learned to sew from her mother, who was a seamstress in Iraq. She has lived in Louisville for 14 years now. She loves having an outlet for her creativity. She focuses on her sewing and hand-stitched pieces. On the side, she designs whole experiences around weddings and parties.

  • Zohra

    Louisville, KY

    Zohra came from Afghanistan four years ago. She really enjoys sewing and especially loves being happy. She had a difficult time in the past, but she is delighted to be knitting together life in her new home here in Louisville. Zohra's specialty is sewing creative and carefully detailed works.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 16, 2014
Thank you for considering purchasing an ACC Fiberworks product! Your purchase directly benefits both the woman who made the product and the Fiberworks program at Americana Community Center. When you buy from our shop, you are empowering refugee and immigrant women as they build a new home in the Louisville community.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
We collect payment up front and ship within 1-5 business days. If for some reason it will take longer than that for us to ship your product, we will be in direct contact with you within 2 business days of your order. A 6% sales tax is included in the price of the product. If you would like to cancel your purchase, you must do so within 24 hours of making the purchase.
We use USPS for all of our shipping, and we ship at the normal rates. If you do not get your product within 3 weeks of the date that it was marked as shipped, please contact us.
Additional policies and FAQs
All sales are final. Although the Fiberworks artists are very talented and create beautiful items, some irregularities may exist within your product since Fiberworks is a space for our artists to learn, grow, and experiment. You can be sure, though, that your product was made with care and is a unique craft.