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Welcome to Dallas Area Fiber Artists!!

Calling all art quilters, doll makers, stampers, bead crazies and mixed-media maniacs. If you have fiber in your work, join us and come get your art on!

 

DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month around 6 pm at The Point, Center for the Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX. 

Fabric Collage Workshop

August 28, 2017, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

Does the idea of playing with hand dyed silk to create your own masterpiece sound inviting? Join Sherry Searcy as she teaches our next mini workshop using some of her hand dyed silks and other fabrics, along with various embellishment techniques to finish a mini-collage piece, 8" x 10". Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite piece of fabric or embellishment they wish to include in their collage.

 

Sherry has a fascination with painting on silk using fiber reactive dyes, fabric paints, and alcohol inks. Using these pieces for collage allows her to add additional elements with surface design embellishjments to her abstract art pieces.

 

Make plans to attend this special class and have some fun. Kit fee is $5. Exact change is appreciated and encouraged. Remember to bring your To-Go Kit just in case.

 

Don't forget to wear your handcrafted name badge for the evening. We look forward to seeing a lot of happy faces.

 

Sherry Searcy

 

My work is an abstract in nature and an emotional expression of experiences, places and things that more or inspire me. Although my formal training was in business rather than art, I took an oil painting class as an elective in my junior year in college and fell in love with creating art. My chance meeting with French artists Simon Dumont introduced me to painting on silk with tinfix dye and my fascination with this form creating art continues to fascinate me today.

 

I work on cloth, primarily with a variety of fiber reactive dyes, fabric paints and alcohol inks. Silk reacts well with many of traditional and experimental watercolor techniques. I love the sheen silk habatoi which shows through the day and the way dyes flows on wet silk. Although I can guide the process, the result is a natural development of the process itself. Collage allows me to add additional elements with surface design and embellishment.

 

My current work explores incorporating more textual elements in my surface design. The challenge is allowing the natural flow and sheen of the original fabric to show through the layers of design and texture. My current body of work is a form of abstract naturalism based on small elements of nature often overlooked.

 

DAFA is a non-profit organization with creative, enthusiastic members who promote fiber art through education, workshops and exhibitions.

 

Monthly programs include lectures and demonstrations on subjects such as thread and fabric painting, surface design, papermaking, mixed media collage, garment design, fiber jewelry, altered books and many other fiber techniques.

DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month, 5:30pm - 9pm at:

 

The Point, Center for

Arts and Education,

C.C. Young Retirement Community

4847 West Lawther Drive
Dallas, Texas

Learn more about DAFA at the Dallas Area Fiber ARTists Facebook page. 

DAFA Postal Address

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Dallas Area Fiber ARTists

PO Box 38077

Dallas, Texas 75238-0077

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