Supporting the Fiber Art Community
AFA sponsors fiber arts related workshops, exhibits, and performs community service in the Austin area.
AFA Offers Many Benefits
‘Packed with Color’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be displayed at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), Austin, Texas from May 22-August 31, 2017.
Online Submissions March 1, 2017 to April 15, 2017
Eligibility: Current members of the Austin Fiber Artists (AFA) and non-members may enter three (3) pieces of art for this selected show. Artwork must be 3D and free standing.
Watercolor painting/dyeing on silk!
Learn how to use dyes to achieve watercolor-like effects while painting on silk fabric. We will prepare the fabric and dyes then learn different techniques to achieve interesting effects and vivid images. Beverly will explain how to set the dyes and you may leave your work to be set or take it with you. Beverly will discuss design principles and help you create effective pieces.
Location is the Stitching Studio on Hymeadow, off Research near Lakeline Mall. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members, materials included. You will paint scarves like those pictured. 11:30- bring your lunch!
Friday, March 17, 2017
- workshop starts at 11:00 goes until 3:00 pm,
- bring your lunch- fridge and microwave available
Memberships run from June 1 through May 31st — time to renew your membership! Or join for the first time and get involved with members creating all kinds of fiber art from weaving to felting to wearable art!
Right here in Austin Texas! Our workshops offer an intensive experience on a variety of fiber related topics. All levels of of knowledge and skill are addressed.
We have workshops from nuno-felting to Shibori to dyeing on silk scarves. The class sizes are kept small to allow maximum workshop experience!
Now two meeting locations! The south location takes place on the third Wednesday of the month. The satellite meeting is north in Round Rock on the second Tuesday of the month. Join AFA and come to either or both meetings!
Meeting topics vary from month to month and also by location. So be sure and check this website for the latest information!
And remember, if you’re a member you can add your art images to the gallery.
Just send your newest images to Communications@AustinFiberArtists.org.
Come to an AFA Meeting
Share your talents, learn new skills, have fun!
Well, along comes AFA…the meetings, exhibits, member’s wall and more. What great creativity opportunities the group provides! Learn, go, create, exhibit. Celebrate your individuality.
Oh, and if you are longing for a nice social group, we are a friendly bunch. Community service provides work to share while socializing and we have to pat ourselves on the back for those efforts, too!