Austin Fiber Artists


September South – Making Stencils

September South – Making Stencils

Learn how to make your our unique stencils. We will be Exploring and using the Brother Scan and Cut machine to make stencils. This machine can also be used to create  appliqués for quilting, fiber arts, paper arts, etc. We’ll make our own stencil and use it to create a fabric panel. We’ll also discuss other cool methods of using stencils in fiber...
September North Meeting – Simple Monoprinting

September North Meeting – Simple Monoprinting

In September Amy Nelson will lead us in using simple monoprinting techniques using both paper and fabric.  If you have them, bring your brayer and pallet, some line drawings or stencils and the fabric or paper that you’d like to enhance.  Oh, and an apron, too.  The paints and printing plates and other supplies will be there for you to use.  Should be fun and productive- see you...
August North Meeting – Dye Discharge

August North Meeting – Dye Discharge

We’ll be using a bleach solution to discharge the dye from cotton fabrics, either by squirting or spraying.  Tshirts will be available to practice on, or bring your own cotton clothes or fabrics.  The above shirt was made by spraying bleach onto a scrunched up black T...
South January Meeting- SAORI with Laura Poll

South January Meeting- SAORI with Laura Poll

Come hear weaver Laura Poll speak on the Saori art form. What is Saori? SAORI is a contemporary hand-weaving philosophy. SAORI is completely intuitive. There are no patterns to follow, no guidelines to abide by. Through the creative use of colors, textures, and materials, SAORI practitioners are encouraged to express themselves through their work, without fear of making mistakes or pressure to conform to the expectations of others. SAORI is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, skill-level, or physical ability. By using the most basic of weaving structures as a foundation, practitioners can begin weaving and creating within minutes of sitting at the loom. Each SAORI weaving is one-of-a-kind, as unique as the person who made it, and should be considered a work of art. The following slogans represent the SAORI philosophy and way of living. Consider the differences between a machine and a human being Be bold and adventurous Look out through eyes that shine Inspire one another, and everyone in the group About the speaker: Laura Poll is a textile artist and SAORI practitioner. She is a certified SAORI instructor and her studio is a member of the SAORI Global Network. She was introduced to SAORI in New York City, where she studied the SAORI philosophy under the guidance of Yukako Satone and members of her studio. Laura brings over 500 hours of in-studio, hands-on SAORI experience and training to her studio practice. She has also received extensive instruction and training in Osaka, Japan. She is recognized by the governing body that certifies SAORI instructors in Japan, a unique honor that few instructors outside of Asia...
North May Meeting – Exploring Techniques

North May Meeting – Exploring Techniques

For our Round Rock May meeting, we’ll have several activity stations set up where you can explore different fiber techniques. Visit them all or stick with the one that fascinates you. Learn finger knitting, play with paper fabric, make some paper beads (see picture), play with fusing fabrics. See you...