Calendar of Events - February 2017

February 3

Materials Hard and Soft Show

February 9

The Stitchers will meet at the Audelia Library, at the corner of Audelia Road and Church Road in Dallas.


Thursday, February 9th, 10am-2pm


The Stitchers are members of DAFA and all DAFA members are welcome. Bring your handwork.


For more information, call 214-348-5275.

February 11

DAFA Board Meeting

Saturday, February 11, 2017

10am - Noon

C.C. Young

February 25

Member Skills Workshop

February 25, 2017

9am - 5pm

9-10 am - Set up

10 am - 4 pm - Workshops

4-5 pm - Tear down 

February 27

DAFA Members Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:30pm - 9pm

C.C. Young

Mini Workshop, 5:30 pm

Feathered Headband


"Oh, Chapeau! The Secrets of Millinery Fibers” 

Bring and wear a hat for our Mini Workshop and Program.


There will be a $5 kit fee. Exact change is appreciated and encouraged. Members, please remember to bring your Go Kit. Needle nose pliers are also needed. Make sure you have black thread, a few needles, and scissors in your kit. Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for our workshop. We look forward to seeing many excited members learning how to work with feathers.


We will work with millinery feather bundles by Marianne Lewis, owner of Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery.


Feathers are one of the most commonly used fibers in millinery trim.  They naturally come in all shapes, colors and sizes…and through a bit of lady (or man)- made magic, they can take on so many more variations.  


Join us to work with commonly used feathers and learn some of their secrets.  You will leave with “feather bundles” that can be used to trim a hat, tuck into a vase, pin to your coat, or just admire. 


Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for everyone to experiment with, plus learn some tricks of the trade.


Program, 6:45pm - 9 pm 

Marianne Lewis, the Hat Lady


Our speaker, Marianne Lewis, will give a presentation on hats. The Board will provide tea and cookies for the event, along with cups and saucers, napkins, sugar and cream.


Marianne Lewis is a milliner, owner and designer of Charming Lady Designs and works from her home studio in Allen, TX. She has been studying and creating hats of all designs for the past four years and has learned from master milliners, online tutorials, classic books and workshops like this. 


Marianne has a love of textiles and jewelry from all eras and corners of the globe.  She is inspired by La Belle Epoch, Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements, and the clean lines of the Mid- 20th century.  She is currently fascinated with the construction of historical clothing and the social expectations associated with historical fashion.



Hat and Tea Party!



This will be a fun meeting, one not to be missed!

Below more beautiful hats galore ...









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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