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DAFA Fiber Arts Exhibit in Irving

SkeiC1Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA) presents a Fiber Arts Exhibit through March 24th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. 

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Gallery hours Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. – 1-4pm Tues 10:30am-3:00pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

The types of works include Shibori (dyed cloth), art quilts, mixed media and felting.

Participating artists; Deborah Boshert, Lisa Covert, Traci Hutton, Julia Maudlin, Brenda McKinney, Lu Peters, Sherry Searcy, Carolyn Skei, Rebecca Shewmaker, April Soncrat, and Sherrie Tootle. Price list: Fiber Arts Exhibit price list

For more about DAFA, see the website:  http://www.dallasfiberartists.org/

DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month around 6 pm at The Point, Center for the Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX.

Monthly programs include lectures and demonstrations on subjects such as thread and fabric painting, surface design, papermaking, mixed media collage, garment design, fiber jewelry, altered books and many other fiber techniques.

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Dallas Area Fiber Artists Meeting Feb. 27


DAFA Members Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:30pm – 9pm

Location: The Point, Center for
Arts and Education,
C.C. Young Retirement Community
4847 West Lawther Drive
Dallas, Texas


Mini Workshop, 5:30 pm

Feathered Headband

“Oh, Chapeau! The Secrets of Millinery Fibers”

Bring and wear a hat for our Mini Workshop and Program.

There will be a $5 kit fee. Exact change is appreciated and encouraged. Members, please remember to bring your Go Kit. Needle nose pliers are also needed. Make sure you have black thread, a few needles, and scissors in your kit. Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for our workshop. We look forward to seeing many excited members learning how to work with feathers.

We will work with millinery feather bundles by Marianne Lewis, owner of Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery.

Feathers are one of the most commonly used fibers in millinery trim.  They naturally come in all shapes, colors and sizes…and through a bit of lady (or man)- made magic, they can take on so many more variations.

Join us to work with commonly used feathers and learn some of their secrets.  You will leave with “feather bundles” that can be used to trim a hat, tuck into a vase, pin to your coat, or just admire.

Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for everyone to experiment with, plus learn some tricks of the trade.

Program, 6:45pm – 9 pm

Marianne Lewis, the ​Hat Lady

Our speaker, Marianne Lewis, will give a presentation on hats. The Board will provide tea and cookies for the event, along with cups and saucers, napkins, sugar and cream.

Marianne Lewis is a milliner, owner and designer of Charming Lady Designs and works from her home studio in Allen, TX. She has been studying and creating hats of all designs for the past four years and has learned from master milliners, online tutorials, classic books and workshops like this.

Marianne has a love of textiles and jewelry from all eras and corners of the globe.  She is inspired by La Belle Epoch, Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements, and the clean lines of the Mid- 20th century.  She is currently fascinated with the construction of historical clothing and the social expectations associated with historical fashion.



Hat and Tea Party!



This will be a fun meeting, one not to be missed!

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DAFA 2016 Member Art Show reception April 25


DAFA Annual Member Art Show
Monday, April 25, 2016
at CC Young, 6:00 pm

The art is hung so get ready for ooohs and ahhhs from the DAFA members and visitors. This meeting will be a special celebration marking the Annual Member Art Show at The Point.

The reception will begin at 6 pm. DAFA members are asked to provide delicious finger food for the reception.  Beverages, paper plates, cups, napkins and utensils will be provided by board members.

Fifteen DAFA artists have a total of 30 pieces of art hanging in the show.

Art shows are an often unrecognized effort. Thanks to Patricia Dillingham and her crew for all their effort, and to the artists who share their work.

Prizes will be awarded and the juror, Suzane Morgan, will comment on the art.

–from the DAFA website

Location: The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, in Dallas.

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2016 DAFA Annual Membership Show entries due March 10


More information at http://www.dallasfiberartists.org/shows-events/

Exhibit dates: April 6-26, 2016


The Point, Center for Arts and Education, C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas, 75214

Fee $10 for three pieces, $5 for each additional piece with a limit of five items

Exhibit Juror/Judge:   Suzanne Morgan, nuno felting innovator, fabric colorist and nationwide teacher

Each entrant must be a member in good standing 30 days prior to submission of show entry forms.

Exhibit / Entry timeline:

  1. March 10, 2016: Images of entries due to pdillingham-art@sbcglobal.net in jpg format, sized 4X6 at 300 dpi, one overall photo and one close-up of each piece, with an additional photo of the back of any 3-dimensional or wearable item. Files should be labeled (title).jpg, (title)_detail.jpg and (title)_back.jpg  (if necessary).
  2. March 22, 2016: Participants will be notified of pieces accepted into the show.
  3. March 28, 2016: Submissions and paperwork are due at the March meeting, including artist biographies and artwork descriptions. Those unable to deliver their pieces during the meeting may make other arrangements at pdillingham-art@sbcglobal.net.
  4. April 6, 2016: Opening day of the Annual Show.
  5. April 26, 2016: A 6-9 p.m. reception and awarding of prizes replace the regularly scheduled meeting.
  6. April 26, 2016: All artwork to be picked up at the close of the April meeting. Those unable to do so must make other arrangements prior to this date.

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Fiber Arts Holiday Show in Forney



Gallery of the Arts is proud to present a special holiday show featuring artworks by The Dallas Area Fiber Artists group on display now through January 11, 2016 at Crumbzz European Bistro in Downtown Forney!

Crumbzz European Bistro
212 S. Bois D’Arc
Downtown Forney



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