Free general admission to DMA

The Dallas Museum of Art has just announced that beginning January 21, 2013 the museum will do away with general admission fees and become free to the public. They will also launch an innovative new membership model available to public for free.

The new program, DMA Friends & Partners, approaches membership as a program of engagement that is intended to build long-term relationships with visitors and to emphasize participation over the transaction-based membership model that has become common practice among museums.… Read the rest

Continuous Threads exhibition

This amazing exhibit, by the Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, displays handwoven and handspun works ranging from clothing to scarves to table runners to wall hangings.

Be sure and take a look at the handmade items for sale in the market. There are many great holiday gifts!

The show runs from November 9 to December 8, 2012.… Read the rest

Thrift to Gift – inspiration

Looking for inspiration for this year’s Holiday Luncheon Gift Exchange?

Check out below links for re-purpose, re-cycle, re-do or re-new inspiration! – 94 Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind. Not all of them use fabric, but they’re great for inspiration.

My Recycled – Bags, totes and purses crocheted using recycled products, like plastic grocery bags, VHS tape, cassette tape, and re-claimed fabric.… Read the rest

ASG Holiday Luncheon – Thrift to Gift

Only 3.5 weeks to go till our annual Holiday Luncheon!

This year the Holiday Luncheon will take place on December 1 from 11:30am -2:00pm.

Lunch will be ‘Pot-Luck’ style and we will have our usual Gift Exchange Game. This year the theme is:

Thrift to Gift – it’s a material thing

Re-purpose, re-cycle, re-do or re-new a gently used textile(s) from your closet, attic or your favorite thrift store.… Read the rest

The best Thanksgiving projects

Check out these free Purlbee projects perfect for Thanksgiving!

Felted Thanksgiving Oven Mitts

From peeling potatoes to pureeing parsnips, these lovely Felted Thanksgiving Oven Mitts add to the pleasure of preparing the big feast!


  • Each Oven Mitt requires about 190 yards, or 2 skeins. For Oven Mitts like these you’ll need 2 skeins of each of the main colors and 1 skein of each of the contrast colors
  • A US #11, 16 inch circular needle
  • A set of US #11 double pointed needles
  • A stitch holder and stitch markers
  • The pattern


Fall Leaves Coasters

This set of Fall Leaves Coasters will last all year round!… Read the rest

Kid ‘n Ewe & Make it with Wool contest

Kid ‘N Ewe is Texas’s premier fiber arts festival for spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, and anyone else who enjoys the wide variety of fiber arts.

The 24th Annual Festival
November 9-10-11, 2012
Kendall County Fairgrounds
Boerne, Texas

Come shop for tools and supplies in our three vendor halls totaling over 30,000 square feet of nationally-known vendors who provide a wide variety of artisan made goods.… Read the rest

Annual Luncheon pictures

We had a wonderful time at the Annual Luncheon on Saturday. Shirley Cunningham gave a great presentation on how to use the elements of art in our sewing. Elements like canvas, lines, curves and angles, proportion, balance and color.

She showed us some of the amazing garments she has made in recent years.… Read the rest

The Eye Has To Travel

The documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever.

During her fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie O and coined some of fashion’s most eloquent proverbs such as “the bikini is the biggest thing since the atom bomb.”… Read the rest

‘Adinkra: Transforming Tradition’ Exhibition

The Arts gallery at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus (SCC) is scheduled to present the “Adinkra: Transforming Tradition” exhibition.

The exhibition will feature textiles created primarily by Gabriel Kwaku Boakye, a member of the internationally acclaimed family of adinkra printers in Ntonso, Ghana, West Africa. Ntonso is one of the historical and contemporary centers of Adinkra cloth, which has long been associated with funerals, kingships and wealth in traditional Ashanti culture.… Read the rest