Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Handweavers Guild of America Conference

Join the Handweavers Guild of America for their annual conference in July 2012 in Sunny California! for more information, please visit: www.weavespindye.org/

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jean Laman @ November Austin Fiber Artists

Jean B. Laman is a nationally and internationally renowned fiber artist.  Handmade paper has been her primary focus since it is felt that it offers her an exciting vehicle for personal expression.
She will be giving the program at the November Austin Fiber Artists. She will speak on her experience of heading the Fibers programs @ Texas State University @ San Marcos for 30 years, and be showing slides of student work over the last few decades.

She will also be giving a mini career retrospective of her own work in papermaking.


 We are very excited to have her with us on November 16th. For more information please visit the Austin Fiber Artists website @ austinfiberartists.org/

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Austin Lacemakers Guild @ Austin Bergstrom Int'l Airport

The Austin Lacemakers Guild is a charter member of the International Old Lacers, Incorporated.   They practice the art of making lace by using a pattern mounted on a pillow and manipulating bobbins holding the thread.  They also make lace using other techniques such as tatting, crochet, knit and needlelace. Formed in 1987, the membership is open to anyone who is interested in making, collecting or studying lace in its various forms.  The purpose of the organization is to stimulate interest in lace, to improve upon the quality of the workmanship, to develop and perpetuate the appreciation of artistic breaty in the finished product and to to instruct its members in the methods and techniques in all forms of lacemaking. www.lacebobbins.com/Austin Lace.htm

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FASA group show deadline extension

The call for entries for the annual group show of the Fiber Artists of San Antonio @ the Gallery Nord has been extended until September 30th, 2011. For more information, please visit:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Contemporary Handweavers of Houston

The 2011 Annual CHH Sale will be held at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on September 15-17, 2011. 

  • September 15: 6 pm - 9 pm
  • September 16: 10 am - 5 pm
  • September 17: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, August 21, 2011

DAFA August 22nd

Bark cloth expert Lesli Robertson to speak August 22


Monday, Aug. 22, at The
Point, Center for Arts and
Education on the campus
of C.C. Young.

Lesli Roberson, in Uganda working with Bark Cloth artisans

Lesli Robertson of the University
of North Texas will
present “Material Evolution:
Ugandan Bark Cloth” at
DAFA’s next meeting on Monday,
Aug. 22. Program chair
Linda Disosway says that Robertson
will describe a journey
that began in 2005, eventually
leading her back to Uganda four
more times.
Robertson, a senior lecturer of
fibers at UNT in Denton, will
introduce the people, places, and
textile arts that have been a part
of her continued research.
In addition to her teaching,
Robertson actively exhibits her
artwork nationally, while developing
community programs
and research links to the arts of
 For more information, please visit the website of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists @ www.dallasfiberartists.org/

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Materials: Hard and Soft

Greater Denton
Arts Council
400 East Hickory St.
Denton, Texas 76201
Phone: 940-382-2787

The juror for the 2012 competition will be Monica Moses, the editor-in-cheif of American Craft Magazine since 2011.  There will be $5,000 in prizes awarded, and this competition is open to any craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood and mixed media.

The deadline for entries is September 9th, 2011. This is not a postmark deadline.

for more information and/or a prospectus form, please visit www.dentonarts.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mary Ruth Smith stitching workshop in Austin

Mary Ruth Smith was in town this weekend teaching fiber artists in the Austin area her famous and incredible stitching techniques!

Monday, August 1, 2011

El Anatsui @ The Blanton!

On September 24, 2011, El Anatsui will be giving a career retrospective @ The Blanton Museum of Art from 2-3 pm. This is an unbelievable opportunity, and I am personally very excited to hear him speak.

El Anatsui:
When I Last Wrote to You about Africa
September 25, 2011 - January 22, 2012

The Blanton is the only southwest venue to present the first
career-retrospective for internationally acclaimed artist El Anatsui. Organized
by the Museum for African Art in New York City, the exhibition spans four
decades and includes approximately 60 works of different mediums drawn from both
public and private collections.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vermont SDA 1st group show!

Vermont SDA membership has organized its' FIRST ever group Exhibit!

"No Boundaries in Fiber ~ 
Surface Design Association Vermont Members Exhibit"
Featuring Innovative Art using diverse textile techniques

August 6 ~ September 17, 2011

Rae Harrell Gallery
90 Mechanicsville Road
Hinesburg, VT
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 - 4, and By Appointment

Join us for our Special Events!
Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 6, 5-9pm
ists' Walk-Through: Friday, August 19, 7-8:30pm.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SDA-Texas: Student Members On Display in 'Currents' @ Confluence

Currents Second Place Award Winner: Naomi Adams

Adams constructed "Envy" with machine quilting and adhesive out of hand dyed cotton batting and cotton fabric. She is in the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts @ The University of North Texas. Her professor is Amie Adelman.

Madeleine Boldt

"I Built You a City With My Foot" was machine stitched with a free motion foot, onto muslin after an image transfer her image of a city. She studies Studio Art Fabric Design @ with Dr. Ruth Smith in the BFA program @ Baylor University in Waco Texas.

"And Still Not Be Sure" was created by cutting through 5 layers of stitched cotton.

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Texas SDA Members @ The 2011 'Confluence'

Here are a few images of work from SDA members residing in Texas from the SDA Conference 'Confluence' that was held earlier this month in Minneapolis...Enjoy!

Naomi Wanjiku

Janie Stidham

Gay Ousley

Mary Ruth Smith

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

University of North Texas Fibers Show @ The Panhandle House

The Fibers Department @ the University of North Texas has been busy!!! I attended their show a few weeks ago at the Panhandle House in Denton, Texas. What an array of emerging talent and a unique venue! Each piece had its very own unique aesthetic, but all were united in the carefully quality which is standard in the UNT Fibers program under their professor, Amie Adelman.

Geode, Laura Jinks

Fence, Jaqueline O'Connor

Fence, Detail

Emergence III, Jacqueline O'Connor

Emergence III (Detail)

Plum, Sarah Jones Netek

Distortion, Morgan Thomas

Plum, (Detail)

Hot House Horse, Lindsay Norwick

Standard, Diedrick Brackens

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar, Amanda Kluck

Great to see such  great diversity and talent. Keep up the good work!