Austin Fiber Artists


Stretched Threads – Copper Shade Tree Gallery

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 is coming soon. Hope you are getting your entries started. Online entry opens August 1, 2017. Objective: To promote and educate the general population in the diversity of fiber art. This exhibit will showcase the variety of fiber art and the depth of talent in the surrounding fiber community. Each piece of artwork is unique and represents the distinct voice of each artist. Juror: Selection committee 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 original and completed after January 1, 2015, and not have been part of a previous Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit. 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” depth. Any questions, contact Sherri Lipman McCauley at sherri.L@mccauley.net...
Author Stephen Yafa Speaks!

Author Stephen Yafa Speaks!

Stephen Yafa is coming to Austin to speak. Versatile author Stephen Yafa has written, produced and directed in a wide range of formats. His book “Big Cotton” explains “how a humble fiber created fortunes, wrecked civilizations, and put America on the map”. His most recent book, Grain of Truth, explores our addiction to food fads and separates out fact from fiction about wheat and gluten—the latest victims of overwrought health-related hyperbole. In both books, he traces the history of these commodities by describing how they changed how we live, contrasting the rewards we’ve gained with the price we’ve paid as we’ve perfected our ability to commercialize plants for the general population from field to factory to consumer. In addition to his non-fiction, Stephen has written screenplays for MGM, Columbia, Paramount and other major Hollywood studios. As a young novelist he wrote Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course, and as a playwright his work has been produced nationally at theaters including ACT in San Francisco, the Magic Theater, and on public television, among other venues; as a magazine writer he has been a frequent contributor to Playboy and magazines that include Details, American Heritage and Rolling Stone. He also created and edited the online weekly wine magazine, Uncorked, for Nomad Editions in New York, and contributed the lead story in the recent non-fiction book, Adventures in Wine from Travelers Tales.  A graduate of Dartmouth College, with an MFA from Carnegie-Mellon, he is married with three grown children and lives in Marin County, CA. Come hear about this fascinating fiber and socialize with fiber friends. Reception afterwards! RESERVE SEATS...
North January Meeting – Metaphoric Zentangles with Donna Bone

North January Meeting – Metaphoric Zentangles with Donna Bone

Zentangles are meditative doodles that can have designs or use repetitive patterns to fill available spaces. Donna Bone will show us her versions of them and lead us in a hands-on session. Bring a soft lead pencil, a fine tipped pen (.01), and any cards that you want to decorate. There will be paper to practice...
Round Rock Art Shows Include AFA Artists

Round Rock Art Shows Include AFA Artists

Main Street Round Rock is the place to see fiber art. AFA member Miranda Stewart has a one-woman show at the main library. Her punch needle pictures, 3D objects, and clothes are well-presented there. Across the street at ArtSpace, you can see one of her works as well as AFA’s Sherri McCauley’s displayed as part of the Red themed show. Stop by and check them...