Welcome to Dallas Area Fiber Artists!
Calling all art quilters, doll makers, stampers, bead crazies and mixed-media maniacs. If you've got fiber in your work, join us and come get your art on! See the calendar of upcoming programs here.
DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, in Dallas.
March Program: Christine Miller - "The Future of Fibers"
Christine K. Miller, weaver, fiber artist, and high school art teacher, is DAFA’s guest artist this month. At our meeting on Monday, March 24, she will speak about “The Future of Fibers,” a presentation she gave for the first time last year at the state conference of the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas. Christine not only does weaving, but also basketry, knitting, crochet, sewing, needlework -- and more recently, weaving with wire. She says her work “changed dramatically” as she began creating three-dimensional works with woven metal cloth.
Mini-workshop: DAFA member Beth Swider leads our 5:30 hands-on session: “Soda-Straw Weaving.” Watch here for more details.
Entry Deadline Is Coming for 2013-14 Challenge
Now that you have entered the Member Show it is time to get your entry ready for the DAFA Challenge, Textures of Indonesia. Entries are due at the March meeting, Monday, March 24. Join the fun and see what you can create with the challenge fabric. Click here for complete details and entry forms.
Board Members featured in Chrysalis Invitational
Now through April 30, the work of current and former board members is featured in the Chrysalis Invitational at the Texas Discovery Gardens. Curated by Janet Reynolds, these artists have embraced the use of fiber in nature and how it transforms their art, reflecting the versatility of mixed media. In nature, the chrysalis is not the beginning or the ending stage of an evolution, but the process in between. Visit the Shows and Events Calendar for all the details.