South Austin Meetings
We start our meetings with a show and tell segment. Members show current works that are in progress or have been completed. Many members use this time as an opportunity to get feedback about works in progress or ask for possible solutions when they encounter a technical difficulty that they want to overcome. Then we have a short business meeting. The current group president leads the meeting and current board members give brief monthly reports as needed. Our program and workshop chairs update the group on future events or workshops in the planning stages. This part of the meeting typically lasts no longer than 30 minutes. Then the monthly program begins. The program can be on a variety of topics of interest to fiber artists. One program involved a talk with fiber artists was an expert on lace making, another one was from an artist who was an expert on book binding and making. Our program chair is always open to suggestion for future topics that might be of interest to the group.
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 fashion.read more
Marinda Stewart will show her work while talking about her experiences writing books and creating sample pieces.She is the author of "Basic Ribbon Embroidery", "A Garden of Ribbons", "Easy, Elegant Punchneedle" and more! Marinda will focus on ribbon embroidery and...read more
South will start the new year off with a presentation on social media. Juliann Krute will lead us through the ins and outs of the latest way to promote your art and stay on top of what’s in right now/today. While we watch that presentation, we will have a...read more
Eco dyeing has become popular and Anita Mester and Mary Macaulay know why. It’s amazing, easy, and you already have what you need to print plant materials in your home. Come to the November South meeting and see for yourself how cool this form of printing on fabric...read more
Boro Explained If you've been wondering what all the hype is about come to the AFA South meeting on October 17! Hint: SASHIKO刺し子is the quilting work in Boro pieces We'll start with a short lecture and visual presentation by AFA member Naomi, then you will become...read more
AFA meeting will feature Saori weaving with Kathleen Utts from Wimberly. She spent the summer weaving yardage on her Saori loom and is now fashioning garments with her creations. She will have a loom and demonstrate the ease of weaving Saori. The philosophy is very...read more