TASA Events Brief: Fall, 2014

TASA will be sponsoring the following 2 events this fall. 

Friday, September 26:

“Brides of Anansi” tour at Spellman College, arranged by Michael Mack and co-sponsored with SEFAA.

Admission fees for TASA members paid for by TASA; $3 for guests.  See the sidebar for a link to the Spellman site.  Click here for TASA/SEFAA details.

TASA’s Fall Program: Saturday, October 25: 

Safekeeper Vest trunk sale and presentation by Junco Sato Pollack

Invitation will be coming soon.  10-1 PM at the home of Clara O’Shea.  Free to TASA members and friends.


Save the Date: TASA’s Summer Program – ClothRoads

On Saturday, June 21st, Marilyn Murphy of ClothRoads will lecture on Global Artisans’ Weaving Cooperatives and their Future Sustainability.  The program is jointly produced by TASA, SEFAA (Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance) and CHG (the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild).  Following the program, there will be a trunk show opportunity to purchase hand-crafted textiles from around the world.   This event is free for TASA members –if your dues ($10) for 2014 are paid up OR you pay in advance. ($10 to Anne Godsey, 1795 High Trail, Atlanta, 30339).  Money collected at the door ($10) will not go toward dues.

Marilyn Murphy is the former president of Interweave, where she worked side by side with Linda Ligon and other talented women for 16 years. Her pursuits of the fiber arts began during college. After which, Marilyn bought the Weaving Workshop in Chicago and founded the original Textile Arts Centre there in 1986. After 19 years of retail and teaching, she brought her leadership skills to Colorado, Interweave and now ClothRoads. Marilyn is the author of Woven to Wear: 17 Thoughtful Designs with Simple Shapes (Interweave, 2013).

Date: Saturday, June 21st
Time: Lecture begins at 10:45 a.m.
Location: SEFAA Center
Lecture Fee: $10





SEFAA 2013 Square Foot Fiber Pin-Up

The SEFAA annual Square Foot Fiber Pin-Up Show opened on Sunday 10 March. This year’s show has 54 pieces in a range of techniques. Quilting, silk painting, weaving, felting, printing, knit, and crochet are all represented. Several of the works feature recycled materials or materials that are usually discarded. At least two works employ handspun yarns. Visitors to the show are invited to cast a ballot for their three favorite pieces. The top 13 will be featured in the 2014 SEFAA calendar. Many of the works are also for sale — just bid on them in the silent auction. After Thursday 21 April, the show will travel to Shellman, GA. More information on the SEFAA website here.

Submitted by Jolie Elder