Calendar of Events - AUGUST 2016

August 13

DAFA Board Meeting

Saturday, August 13, 2016

10am - Noon

C.C. Young

August 19

Austin Fiber Artist Show Entry Deadline

August 22

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!

Macrame Bracelet

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. 

Owl Earrings


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. 











Brenda McKinney

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


Dallas Area Fiber ARTists

PO Box 38077

Dallas, Texas 75238-0077

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