Welcome to Dallas Area Fiber Artists!!
Dallas Area Fiber Artists
October 23, 2017
6:45pm – 9:00pm
Laura Ingalls Gunn is our speaker for October. Her presentation is "Creating Historic Costuming with Everyday Items"
Laura Ingalls Gunn is an interior designer who appreciates the artistry and creativity found on vintage and antique linens.
Her paternal grandmother, Eleanor, ran an antique doll hospital for many years and created era authentic clothing for the dolls using repurposed doilies, tablecloths and handkerchiefs. Her influence led to Laura becoming a rescuer of old fabric as well as a happy hoarder of handmade lace and embroidery. When the piles of goodness became too great she began creating "Eleanor’s Aprons” from little bits of textile bliss.
You can see more of Laura’s creativity on her website.
In addition, Laura holds a degree in American history as well as art history. Seeking to recreate the beautiful gowns and dresses found in lovely paintings, but unable to find modern day materials, she began creating historically accurate costumes from everyday items such as vintage tablecloths, curtains and antique embroidered linens. She is absolutely influenced by Carol Burnett and her classic take on Scarlet O’Hara.
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
Learn more about DAFA at the Dallas Area Fiber ARTists Facebook page.
DAFA Postal Address
Dallas Area Fiber ARTists
PO Box 38077
Dallas, Texas 75238-0077