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Basket Making Workshop June 24th

Basket Making Instructor : Cricket Rose Check out her baskets on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cricket.rose Date:  Sat. June 24 th Time:  10 to 4 (Be sure and bring your lunch!) Place:  Holy Cross Church. Gold painted house on the other side of the church. Max no of participants:  15. Min. 5 Cost $60 for members plus $15 for materials. Cost $65 for Non-members plus $15 for materials. Send a check to Austin Fiber Artists PO Box 90926 Austin, TX 78709 Please include the  registration form!  Download (DOC, 32KB) Or Purchase On-line Fee: $60.00 for members and $65.00 for non-members Purchase on-line: Members: $60 Non-members:...

‘Stretched Threads’

‘Stretched Threads’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Copper Shade Tree and Fine Home Galleries, 102 Schumann Lane, Round Top, Texas 78954 from October 25-November 11, 2017. Each piece must be primarily of textiles, but may incorporate other materials. Gallery restrictions dictate that all entries must be mounted on a stretched canvas, 12”x12” with 1.5” sides. Online entry open August 1-September 15,...

‘Celebrating Fiber’

‘Celebrating Fiber’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Austin Jewish Community Center, Dell Campus, Austin, Texas from December 4, 2017-January 15, 2018. Call for work will be for large wall hung fiber pieces. Online entry dates to be determined. Exhibit to be hung at Shalom Austin (formerly the Jewish Community Association of Austin) – on the Dell Jewish Community Campus at 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas...

May South Meeting – Marbling with Silvia Sarinen

San Antonio fiber artist Silvia Sarinen will demonstrate how to marble paper and fabric.  She will explain how to set up the thickened water on which the dyes float, and how to prepare the fabric and papers to accept the dyes.  We will have the opportunity to try it for ourselves, as...

May- Aug 2017: Packed with Color Show At ABIA Airport

The Austin Fiber Artists return to the Austin airport, this time in a front-and-center spot; the glass displays on the main terminal.  We are accepting 3D works until April 15- the show runs May 22-August 31, 2017. See more info at the on-line entry site...

Workshop March 17: Painting Dye on Silk- Bev Pedersen

Painting with Dye on Silk Workshop a Fun Success!   The eleven students in the dye painting workshop got a full dose of fun and information from Beverly Pedersen on March 17th.  If people weren’t wearing their St. Patrick’s green when they came into the room, there was enough of any bright color to cover them when they left. Beverly explained how to prepare the silk, mix the dyes and achieve different techniques, then let the class explore the color.  Students painted silk on freezer paper, silk stretched on frames, and used leftover dye to scrunch-dye fabric in plastic bags as part of cleanup.   Fun was had by all- just look at the smiles! Beverly, an artist from the pacific northwest, has been painting and teaching since she was a teen.  She has studied in art institutes in Pittsburgh, London, Paris and with artists in the San Francisco bay area and in...