DAFA Board Meeting
Saturday, August 13, 2016
10am - Noon
Austin Fiber Artist Show Entry Deadline
DAFA Members Meeting
Monday, August 22, 2016
at C.C. Young, 6pm - 9pm
* If you have an original handmade name tag, search out Traci Hutton and claim your prize!
* Who doesn't love jewelry combined with macrame? Bring your friends and share the fun!
Mini Workshops - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Macrame Bracelet
Tanya Bagashka, our speaker, will be giving
the mini workshop on creating a macrame bracelet. See picture.
Members only need to bring a smile along with scissors or their to-go kit which should include scissors. There is a kit fee of $5, exact change is appreciated.
Program - 6:45pm-9pm
Macrame: My Meditation
Macrame is a technique I learned as a child. I have since experimented with a number of creative activities, but jewelry making has remained my favorite. I love macrame because it gives you a lot of flexibility and freedom when it comes to texture, form, and color choices. I like experimenting with different styles. I like simple beauty and clean designs but also enjoy elaborate and intricate designs. My work continues to evolve as I like exploring new techniques and styles. I just love to create and make things by hand and will let the art speak for itself.
About Tanya Bagashka
Tanya Bagashka discusses her journey as an artist, how she balances her work as an artist with her career as a scientist, and the general health benefits of art and macrame in particular.
Tanya Bagashka was born in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, in 1979. Tanya learned the technique of macrame at an early age, in primary school in her hometown. Until she graduated from graduate school, she was primarily focused on her academic career. She holds BA degrees in Political Science and Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2008.
While Tanya does not have a formal art degree, art was always an important part of her life. She experimented with a number of art activities, focusing on macrame. In late 2013, she decided to start promoting her macrame jewelry and founded her company Lilliana Elysian. She has since participated in a number of art events in the Houston area and Austin.
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