South Austin Meetings
Time & Location
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Except December, when we’re partying in Round Rock on the 2nd Tuesday!
4622 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
Directions: We’re on the south Lamar frontage road, south of West Gate but before Brodie. It’s directly across from the 290 on-ramp and across the highway from the Tony Berger center. Be careful or you’ll miss the entrance! (The second one is OK, too, but then you’ll walk back, past the church, to the fellowship hall.) If you miss them both, just U-turn at Brodie, go back to West Gate and U-turn again, and take another pass…
We start with a show and tell segment, so bring your works that are in progress or have just been completed and let us get to know you. Many members use this as an opportunity to get feedback and solutions for technical difficulties. Then comes a short business meeting where you’ll hear about future exhibitions, events, or workshops. Then on to the evening’s program, which can be a presentation from a fiber artist, a hands-on activity, or even a party! Our program chair is always open to suggestion for future topics that might be of interest to the group.
Monoprinting using a gelli-plate is an easy way to quickly create custom fabric with the colors and designs you need. Come to a hands-on session with AFA member Naomi; we'll provide what you need but if you want to use your special cloth or clothing, bring it!read more
Maggie deSart is a local fiber artist. She says "I work by mindfully considering each stitch and thread. I use hand dyed threads and fabrics, vintage and found textiles, and new mediums. By constantly striving to create in different ways with my art, my goal is to...read more
Masquerading under the alias Will Crochet and the cover of night, Jess Williams and her yarn crew crochet granny squares for social good. From rainbow hearts she hopes will “delight whoever sees them” to messages encouraging political participation, the colorful...read more
Danielle Anderson comes from generations of basket makers. Her work is creative and inspirational. Come hear her talk on October 16!read more
Niku Arbabi is a sewer of Many Things! She teaches stitching and will talk about her artistic as well as her business trajectory. Her Instagram is xostitches.read more
Color, whether vivid or missing, is choice that must be answered in every piece of work an artist creates. Irene Roderick, a painter, sculpture and quilter, has made works that run from all-white to full-spectrum. She will discuss color theory and practical...read more
July is summer party time! The north and south groups will combine at the south location - Holy Cross Lutheran Church - for fiber arts and fun. Open house! Bring your friends, bring recent projects! We'll have refreshments, show and tell, the AFA trunk show on...read more
In July, everyone heads south on the 3rd Wednesday for the summer party/open house! No meeting north this month.read more
Erin Butler will talk about her felted and eco-painted works with the south group in June. Erin is a former decorative painter who has rediscovered her creative spark amidst piles of wool, silk, and other color-filled felt-able fibers.read more
Melissa Knight will talk about the batik process, and bring some examples of the layering techniques she uses to get her color pallet for collage and weaving. She will talk about her journey with batik and collage. She will also talk about becoming a working artist as...read more