Austin Fiber Artists


March S. Austin meeting Mudcloth

For ‘March Mudness’ with Molly Martin, we will look at many examples of bogolanfini, the Malian textiles known as mudcloth. We will discuss the origins, creation, designs and traditional uses. Finally we will mention current trends expressed in art and...
A Tabard Makes A Great Fiber Art Surface

A Tabard Makes A Great Fiber Art Surface

AFA challenges everyone to make and decorate a tabard. Tabards have been worn for centuries; the dictionary defines it as a coarse sleeveless garment worn as the outer dress of medieval peasants and clerics, or worn as a surcoat over armor. These simple garments make...
Button Jewelry Doubles as a Memento

Button Jewelry Doubles as a Memento

Button jewelry is fun and easy to make by stringing interesting buttons onto cording and braiding or weaving the cords. It becomes even more special if the buttons come from a sentimental source, like a grandparent’s memorable cardigan or dress. These are all...