Christine K. Miller, weaver, fiber artist and Plano high school art teacher, was DAFA’s guest artist at the meeting on March 24. She presented a talk on “The Future of Fibers,” a slide show originally prepared for the Contemporary Handweavers of Texas.
Christine’s talk reflected her long-time interest in basketry, knitting, crochet, sewing, needlework, and most recently, weaving with wire. She exhibited recent works made with woven metal cloth. She also shared thoughts about a forward-looking personal project that she hopes will shine light on fiber as an art form.
The mini-workshop for March was led by DAFA member Beth Swider, who taught participants how to do straw weaving.
Christine’s PowerPoint presentation took an over-arching look at fiber, showing its presence in everything from our brains to our pop culture. Christine is shown at right.
Left to right: Lu Peters and Christine discuss dreams about a new informational project on the subject of fiber. Sue’s woven wire dress sculpture. Sue’s hut sculpture made of woven metal cloth.
Left to right: Mini-workshop participants trying their hands at straw weaving. Beth Swider (right) helps Early Irwin with her project. Wearing a striking straw-woven necklace and belt, Beth explains the process.
-- Posted by Carolyn Skei