Calendar of Events - October 2016

October 1-16

American Craft Week

All Day

October 8

DAFA Board Meeting

Saturday, October 8, 2016

10am - Noon

C.C. Young

October 15-16

October 16

October 24

DAFA Members Meeting

Monday, October 24, 2016 

5:30pm - 9pm

C.C. Young

Mini Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm



Deborah Boschert

Deborah  Boschert will be leading the Mini Workshop for October. There is no kit fee for this month. She will walk us through creating a tiny fun foam stamp and we'll each print a small piece of fabric to use in our own art quilt collage. You may want to bring an apron.








Deborah Boschert will be showcasing and signing her new book Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch. Deborah will have artwork from the book so we can compare real-life to the print version. She'll talk about the process of writing the book and answer all your questions!


Deborah will bring books to sell and sign. She will accept cash, checks, and credit cards for payment at the book signing.


6:45- pm - 9 pm

James Thurman - Thurmanite® Paper & Resin

James Thurman is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas' College of Visual Arts & Design, where he coordinates the 3D Core program as well as teaches in the Metals & Jewelry area. More than ten years ago, James began experimenting with the combination of paper and resin, which would become the material he somewhat humorously named "Thurmanite®".


Coming from a background in Sculpture, he had always been interested in a wide range of processes and materials. even while working on his MFA in Metalsmithing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, his final body of work was a series of vessels that incorporated woodturned components and spun metal. He now incorporates Thurmanite® in nearly all of his studio work, from jewelry to tableware to furniture.


Visit James Thurman to learn more and see a video of his process at









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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