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General Meeting

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. 

5:30pm - 6:30pm
In October's workshop we will create a fall banner. Laura will be providing everything but she  asks that ya'll bring your scissors!








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

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Dallas Area Fiber ARTists

PO Box 38077

Dallas, Texas 75238-0077

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