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Dec 14 – End of Year Party!

Baca Center Round Rock 301 W Bagdad Bldg #2, Round Rock

It's time to party like a pandemic is over! Meet at the Baca center for fellowship, food, fun and fiber.

January- Barbara Attwell

Fiber artist Barbara Attwell. Barbara, who has has a felted exhibition in the glass column displays at ABIA over the holidays, will show us her felted animals and talk about how she has promoted habitat awareness through her work. She has created animal habitats using a variety of techniques, and uses art to promote environmental conservation with the city of […]

February – Rebecca Switzer, woven hearts

Zoom Meeting On-line, Everywhere!

In honor of Valentine's Day, member Rebecca Switzer will show us how to make puffy woven hearts. These simple but clever little weavings can be decorations or be used to hold little treats or presents. Make them in your two favorite colors!

March – Juliann Krute- Japanese paper dyeing

Zoom Meeting On-line, Everywhere!

Member Juliann Krute will lead a dye activity. Traditionally done with soft paper, fabric can also be used to create various mirrored patterns. To participate, gather Absorbent paper (calligraphy paper from DAISO is the best, but thin watercolor paper or newsprint also work) Food coloring or other liquid dyes (I use liquid food coloring but anything water soluble will work) […]

April – Justine Nolt – fun yarn worms and more!

Zoom Meeting On-line, Everywhere!

Join us to hear Justine Nolt talk about her lovely silly colorful crocheted worms, as well as her yarn boards, embroidery, wood work, and other projects. Justine loves color and it leads her artistry into cheerful and interesting directions. See more at her website.

May – Wendy Mitchel, stuffed animal rescuer

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall - South Austin 4622 S Lamar Blvd, Austin

This May, come to an in-person meeting in south Austin to see and hear about Wendy Mitchel's heroic efforts to save beloved stuffed animals. Wendy runs the Stuff Animal Rescue Foundation, that both repairs and rehomes stuffed animals. See more at her website.

June – North- Linda Miles Demonstrates Punch Needle

Baca Center Round Rock 301 W Bagdad Bldg #2, Round Rock

Linda Miles creates items using yarn and punch needles when she isn't quilting. She's been doing it long enough to have a nice collection of pillows and mats to show us, then she will demonstrate how the punch needle works and give tips for creating even and effective work. Join us in person at the Baca center or via zoom.

July – South – Open House Summer Party

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall - South Austin 4622 S Lamar Blvd, Austin

The Austin Fiber Artists invite you over for our annual Open House. Time for fun with fiber with others who have the same interests! Quilting, knitting, crochet, paper crafts, beading, sewing, dyeing, spinning, weaving- fiber artists do it all! Join us for…. ACTIVITIES: • Make puffy woven hearts that can be hung as ornaments or contain a small item. • […]

August – No Meeting!

Baca Center Round Rock 301 W Bagdad Bldg #2, Round Rock

We're taking the month off to stay in the shade and beat the heat. But we'll be back in September, so keep on creating and show off what you've made at the fall meeting.

Sept at Mueller HEB- Kakii Keenan and her Cardboard Creatures!

Mueller HEB 1801 E 51st Street, Austin

Our September speaker is going to be Kakii Keenan. Please join us on September 17th 10-12 at the Mueller H.E.B. community room. Kakii will be speaking about her journey through various mixed medias and how this journey has landed her at this amazing stop. She will be bringing some samples and showing off some of her techniques. I’m sure her […]

October at Mueller HEB- Joyce Hazlerig, Needlefelting

October's speaker will be Joyce Hazlerig. Joyce started Needle Felting in 2008 and in 2010 she won Living Felt’s Alice in Wonderland contest with her psychedelic Cheshire cat, who glows under black light! She teaches needle felting and fiber art workshops across the country. Most recently she has become a Sarafina Certified Instructor and her original winged dragon tutorial, “Here […]

November at Mueller- Canvas Bags

Mueller HEB 1801 E 51st Street, Austin

Join us, fiber artists, in a great opportunity to focus our craft techniques onto a single item and elevate its status in the community of utilitarian objects. The Canvas Shopping Bag. We are going to be creating canvas bag works of art. In your studios start digging, selecting and thinking what and how can I recycle, reimagine, bedazzle, paint, embellish, […]