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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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April 17th ART Program; Marina May – Hand Painted Rocks

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Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2pm

Rowlett Community Centre • 5300 Main, Rowlett

Marina May – Hand Painted Rocks

Turn the common into something unusual and artistic

Marina May is an IT professional and lives and works in Dallas. Five years ago she discovered an incredible form of art – Painting on Rocks. Now it is her passion, her hobby and her part time business.

To Marina, rock painting is an especially good technique for rediscovering your dormant abilities. With a little guidance, people of all levels of ability can experience the magic of “bringing stones to life”. She uses natural, non-manufactured rocks and acrylic paints to create realistic paintings on smooth rock “canvases,” giving this style of painting a truly unique creativity.


at this Demo/Workshop; Members FREE and guests $5.00.

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To contact Marina; paintingonrocks@yahoo.com, or her web site at; http://www.paintingonrocks.net.

You are welcome to bring your own rock, though all materials will be supplied. Please bring a snack to share, and if you are interested in joining  A.R.T., we would love to have you as a member. ALL visual art medias are accepted and demonstrated, including painting and drawing media, photography, 3D – sculpture, pottery, etc, art jewelry, and digital art. Please go to our web site to download membership form, or call Donna Monroe at: 214-914-7411.

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