TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership association of handmade traditional and contemporary textiles and fiber businesses. TAFA’s members may exhibit, sell, and teach.

The TAFA List has over 500 members from 44 countries.  We are diverse and we are international!

 

Our members are showcased in portfolios with information on what they do and where they are on the web. Visit The List for our member directory or explore visually here. Interested in joining us? TAFA Membership info. TAFA members are vetted in based on their professionalism and quality of work. It is an honor to get listed on TAFA!

 

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TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership organization of fiber artists and textile businesses on the web. TAFA showcases member portfolios through its website, provides access to larger markets, offers business resources and fosters community.

These goals are achieved through this website, market accessibility, TAFA programs, technical assistance and disseminating member information.

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The Oshiwa Designs stamps are available individually or in sets. Prices have been figured by the square inch and the sets end up being about 15% cheaper than buying one by one. These textile stamps are perfect tools for surface design. Use on fabric or paper and imprint into clay, soap and even cookie dough!

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The Oshiwa Designs stamps are available individually or in sets. Prices have been figured by the square inch and the sets end up being about 15% cheaper than buying one by one. These textile stamps are perfect tools for surface design. Use on fabric or paper and imprint into clay, soap and even cookie dough!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/oshiwa-designs/

Puchka Peru Textile Tours introduces you to tapestry weaving, knitting, spinning, embroidery, braiding, and gourd carving from Lima to Machu Pichu! They have two tours that cater to textile artists and are happy to set up individual study or travel options for those who have special needs or interests.

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Current tour visiting at Maximo Laura's studio.
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Puchka Peru Textile Tours introduces you to tapestry weaving, knitting, spinning, embroidery, braiding, and gourd carving from Lima to Machu Pichu! They have two tours that cater to textile artists and are happy to set up individual study or travel options for those who have special needs or interests.

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/puchka-peru-textile-tours/

Current tour visiting at Maximo Lauras studio.

Karen Anne Glick Creative Design Studio works with a variety of techniques to make two and three dimensional art that explores the capturing of the essence of a moment. For more, see - www.tafalist.com/profile/karen-anne-glick-creative-design-studio/

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Karen Anne Glick Creative Design Studio works with a variety of techniques to make two and three dimensional art that explores the capturing of the essence of a moment.  For more, see - http://www.tafalist.com/profile/karen-anne-glick-creative-design-studio/

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Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. added 4 new photos.

Something amazing is happening! As of this moment, 208 beautiful art quilts created and donated by talented and generous SAQA members have been acquired by art collectors in the 2016 SAQA Benefit Auction.

These purchases have raised $50,900 for art quilt exhibitions and worldwide outreach. Can we get a collective WOW?!

And the most amazing thing of all is that there are STILL FABULOUS ARTWORKS AVAILABLE!

Click through to see all the Section 2 art quilts and collect your favorites.

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Something amazing is happening! As of this moment, 208 beautiful art quilts created and donated by talented and generous SAQA members have been acquired by art collectors in the 2016 SAQA Benefit Auction.

These purchases have raised $50,900 for art quilt exhibitions and worldwide outreach. Can we get a collective WOW?!

And the most amazing thing of all is that there are STILL FABULOUS ARTWORKS AVAILABLE! 

Click through to see all the Section 2 art quilts and collect your favorites.

http://www.saqa.com/auction-view.php?scat=60&s=0

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Cynthia WenslowI have acquired two of my favorites so far! One each from Section 1 and Section 2. It's an abundant, beauty-filled universe!

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Morgen Bardati’s surface designed textiles reflect her deep love for the natural world and are often inspired by the beautiful mountainous Kootenay region of Canada where she lives. Using layers of hand dyeing and printing techniques on cloth she creates wearable art, housewares and small art objects. Morgen always uses natural fibre cloth and much of her work is dyed with natural plant dyes.

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Morgen Bardati’s surface designed textiles reflect her deep love for the natural world and are often inspired by the beautiful mountainous Kootenay region of Canada where she lives. Using layers of hand dyeing and printing techniques on cloth she creates wearable art, housewares and small art objects. Morgen always uses natural fibre cloth and much of her work is dyed with natural plant dyes.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/morgen-bardati/

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Debra Dorgan of AllThingsPretty lives in Brisbane, Australia, and loves to give new life to old textiles and other things that she finds along the way. Her style is that of a Boho romantic with tribal overtones. A magpie would go crazy with delight in her studio!

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Debra Dorgan of AllThingsPretty lives in Brisbane, Australia, and loves to give new life to old textiles and other things that she finds along the way. Her style is that of a Boho romantic with tribal overtones. A magpie would go crazy with delight in her studio!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/allthingspretty/

Michele Soares avidly explores her many decorative interests through her shop, Michelebuttons. She paints, dyes, weaves, and explores many techniques, creating accessories, garments, and art. She lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

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Michele Soares avidly explores her many decorative interests through her shop, Michelebuttons. She paints, dyes, weaves, and explores many techniques, creating accessories, garments, and art. She lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/michelebuttons/

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MichelebuttonsThank you so much for sharing! 💕

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Dennis Brining of CulturalPatina Gallery has amassed a stunning collection of indigenous pottery, rugs and tribal art, focused on the American Southwest. He also has a great collection from the Naga in India and other tribal artifacts.

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Dennis Brining of CulturalPatina Gallery has amassed a stunning collection of indigenous pottery, rugs and tribal art, focused on the American Southwest. He also has a great collection from the Naga in India and other tribal artifacts. 

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

This one: Ao Tribe Womans Slice Shell Necklace with Carnelian Beads and Button

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CulturalPatinaThank you all.

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Nicky Perryman Textile Artist specializes in embroidery, both hand and machine, and silk painting. She loves using sequins and beads to embellish her work!

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Nicky Perryman Textile Artist specializes in embroidery, both hand and machine, and silk painting. She loves using sequins and beads to embellish her work!

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/nicky-perryman-textile-artist/

We're having tech issues on Artizan Made's site right now, but are working on it. Apparently, one of the plugins is causing problems... Sorry! :( ... See MoreSee Less

Artizan MadeThe site is back up, but some things are turned off as we are still working on it. There is a time zone difference between me and the tech guys, so it could take a while... but, most of it is accessible now.

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A lucky and excited @artjewelryforum visitor got to try on Nancy Worden's armor piece titled "Mantle for Textual Assault." Nancy is on the left. #politicallyspeakingjewelry #craftinamericacenter ... See MoreSee Less

A lucky and excited @artjewelryforum visitor got to try on Nancy Wordens armor piece titled Mantle for Textual Assault. Nancy is on the left.  #politicallyspeakingjewelry #craftinamericacenter

Thanks ART JEWELRY FORUM for visiting the Craft in America Center and our Politically Speaking jewelry exhibition today. A big thanks to the artists who spoke about their work: Sandra Enterline, Nancy Worden, Jana Brevick, Christina Smith... and to Ornament Magazine for donating magazines!

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Ornament MagazineGreat to see these pictures from today at the Craft in America Study Center for this important exhibition. Kudos to artists Sandra Enterline, Nancy Worden, Jana Brevick, and Christina Smith for their commentary. We can only imagine their perceptive insights about their work and contemporary jewelry. Thank you curator Emily Zaiden!

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@siennatrillaman wears a #SidrCraft blue #Bandhaniscarf, a #JoyasCachi #carvedgourd teardrop #pendant with leather Tibetan #Totebag by #LhasaVillages of #Nepal...we love this whole look from #IFAMOnline! #fashion #fashionaccessories #instafashion #style #handmade #artisangoods #folkart #wearableart #giveback @folkartalliance 📷: @ifamonline ... See MoreSee Less

@siennatrillaman wears a #SidrCraft blue #Bandhaniscarf, a #JoyasCachi #carvedgourd teardrop #pendant with leather Tibetan #Totebag by #LhasaVillages of #Nepal...we love this whole look from #IFAMOnline! #fashion #fashionaccessories #instafashion #style #handmade #artisangoods #folkart #wearableart #giveback @folkartalliance 📷: @ifamonline

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Afghan Tribal Arts featured today on Artizan Made!
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Ah, the beauty of wood... Roots plunging into mother earth, giving us our homes, furniture and so much! Our Artizan Made shops have new and old wood in their offerings. Visit: artizanmade.com...

Afghan Tribal Arts featured today on Artizan Made!
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Handmade Business magazine added a new photo to the album: For the Love of Handmade.

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Fair Trade Federation drinking Coffee with The Sentient Bean.

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Happy National Coffee Day! We hope you are enjoying your buzz with fair trade coffee today

Nominations for the Yvonne Porcella 2017 Volunteers of the Year are now being accepted!

Does your Regional Rep put in countless hours coming up with new ways for your SAQA Region to connect and grow? Has someone else gone above and beyond serving SAQA and our members?

SAQA members now have a way to acknowledge this dedication!

If your nominee is the honored recipient, they will receive a recognition certificate and a $100 gift certificate for the SAQA Store. This can be used for membership fees, entry fees, conference fees, auction quilts, or any item for sale.

The deadline for nominations is October 15!

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Nominations for the Yvonne Porcella 2017 Volunteers of the Year are now being accepted! 

Does your Regional Rep put in countless hours coming up with new ways for your SAQA Region to connect and grow? Has someone else gone above and beyond serving SAQA and our members?

SAQA members now have a way to acknowledge this dedication!

If your nominee is the honored recipient, they will receive a recognition certificate and a $100 gift certificate for the SAQA Store. This can be used for membership fees, entry fees, conference fees, auction quilts, or any item for sale.

The deadline for nominations is October 15! 

http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3337

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Cynthia WenslowThis is a tough decision. So many members give so much!

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In the capital city of Juba, 77 women representing 19 different South Sudan tribes are uniting in diversity, crafting a new nation in South Sudan, and forging a pathway of self-sufficiency for themselves and their extended families by participating in ROOTS Project of South Sudan. #socialentrepreneur #community #impact #donate #folkartalliance #opportunity #econdev #sustainability #education
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Founder and inspirational leader Anyieth D'Awol has empowered these courageous women to combat violence, civil war, displacement, and disparity through their thriving sales of traditional Sudanese beaded jewelry and clothing.
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ROOTS Project has participated in IFAA's economic and education opportunities like International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe for five years now. Their unprecedented folk-art earnings has equipped them, as they shared in their own words, "to change the narrative of their lives."
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We are honored to have ROOTS Project in our IFAA folk art family. We celebrated their excellence in community impact at the 2016 One World Awards Dinner during this year's International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. This artist cooperative was selected as recipient of the 2016 IFAA Community Impact Award.
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In the capital city of Juba, 77 women representing 19 different South Sudan tribes are uniting in diversity, crafting a new nation in South Sudan, and forging a pathway of self-sufficiency for themselves and their extended families by participating in ROOTS Project of South Sudan. #socialentrepreneur #community #impact #donate #folkartalliance #opportunity #econdev #sustainability #education
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Founder and inspirational leader Anyieth DAwol has empowered these courageous women to combat violence, civil war, displacement, and disparity through their thriving sales of traditional Sudanese beaded jewelry and clothing. 
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ROOTS Project has participated in IFAAs economic and education opportunities like International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe for five years now. Their unprecedented folk-art earnings has equipped them, as they shared in their own words, to change the narrative of their lives.  
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We are honored to have ROOTS Project in our IFAA folk art family. We celebrated their excellence in community impact at the 2016 One World Awards Dinner during this years International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. This artist cooperative was selected as recipient of the 2016 IFAA Community Impact Award.

Our friends at the University of Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design Fibers Program have a full time position available for an Arts Technician in Fibers. For more information and to apply, please visit jobs.unt.edu/. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fiona is an artist who doesn’t take her craft for granted. She knows her surroundings can impact on her work; she is aware that her moods and emotions may have influence, and she readily admits that she is always evolving.
Take part in Fiona's tapestry workshop in London on the 8th October here: www.selvedge.org/shop/8-october-tapestry-weaving-with-fiona-rutherford
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Fiona is an artist who doesn’t take her craft for granted. She knows her surroundings can impact on her work; she is aware that her moods and emotions may have influence, and she readily admits that she is always evolving.
Take part in Fionas tapestry workshop in London on the 8th October here: http://www.selvedge.org/shop/8-october-tapestry-weaving-with-fiona-rutherford

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We Love Wool – Symposium

Oct 14, 10:00am

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Join us to celebrate wool from all over the world at the Artworkers' Guild in London. Our day will begin with an introduction from Selvedge founder Polly Leonard. She'll pass over to our first speake...

We Love Wool – Symposium

Schiffer Publishing will be on-site at Present Tense to offer ...
We're thrilled that Schiffer Publishing is joining us next month at the Present Tense conference to sponsor our pop-up Library Lab, an engaging space for learning more about the collections of the ACC Library and Archives. Schiffer will also have the latest craft books and catalogues from its collection available for purchase. Book talks with Schiffer authors Gerhardt Knodel, Tien Chiu, Brigitte Martin, and Paul J. Smith will be taking place in the Library Lab during the conference as well. Register today at craftcouncil.org/conference.

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There is so much phenomenal artwork available in the 2016 SAQA Benefit Auction, that no matter your taste or decor, there is absolutely something for everyone.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing members who created and donated such a wonderful array of art quilts. Thanks, also, to the collectors who have purchased more than 166 artworks as of this update, raising a mind-blowing $42,500 for SAQA exhibitions and outreach programs.

And we're only halfway through Section 2!

Check out some of the gorgeous work still available in Section 2, and click through to see it all!

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There is so much phenomenal artwork available in the 2016 SAQA Benefit Auction, that no matter your taste or decor, there is absolutely something for everyone.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing members who created and donated such a wonderful array of art quilts. Thanks, also, to the collectors who have purchased more than 166 artworks as of this update, raising a mind-blowing $42,500 for SAQA exhibitions and outreach programs.

And were only halfway through Section 2! 

Check out some of the gorgeous work still available in Section 2, and click through to see it all!

http://www.saqa.com/auction-view.php?scat=60&s=0

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Cynthia WenslowThe first two on my list for this section are already gone. I'm crossing my fingers on the others! :)

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Join us to celebrate wool at the Artworkers' Guild in London.
Polly Leonard introduces us to the day, quickly followed by a series of talks from Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma, Adam Atkinson founder of Cherchbi and Hungarian artist Brigitta Varadi.
After a break for lunch we conclude the day with a 'Fibre Tasting' session where you'll learn the basics of hand spinning with fleece from different breeds. You can take home your yarn and spindle, so you can continue your yarn adventure.
14 October, Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
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Join us to celebrate wool at the Artworkers Guild in London.
Polly Leonard introduces us to the day, quickly followed by a series of talks from Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma, Adam Atkinson founder of Cherchbi and Hungarian artist Brigitta Varadi.
After a break for lunch we conclude the day with a Fibre Tasting session where youll learn the basics of hand spinning with fleece from different breeds. You can take home your yarn and spindle, so you can continue your yarn adventure.
14 October, Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
http://www.selvedge.org/events/we-love-wool-symposium-15-october/

The new works from the staff and students at Manchester School of Art tell new stories. Through linking and unlocking connections, the creative potential of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is revealed as a site for learning and looking.
At The Knitting & Stitching Show
Alexandra Palace, London 5 – 9 October &Harrogate 24 -27 November
www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com
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The new works from the staff and students at Manchester School of Art tell new stories. Through linking and unlocking connections, the creative potential of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is revealed as a site for learning and looking.
At The Knitting & Stitching Show
Alexandra Palace, London 5 – 9 October &Harrogate 24 -27 November
www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com
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Michelle CresswellKate Brokenbrow - after bumping in to you today! 😊

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Shameem BaigBeautiful and intricate, Lucy Calcott. I wish I was there to go with you if you were going!!

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Angela BeaumontVery Tailor of Gloucester! 🐭

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Rachel SimmondsTerrific - right up my street - need to get stitching :-)

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Volga Linen is a family-run, British company specialising in linen from Europe and Russia. This year their range is inspired by a collection of prints taken from a 19th century Russian archive, with influences from folklore and traditional design. They’re offering Selvedge readers the chance to win a tablecloth and set of six napkins worth £248
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Volga Linen is a family-run, British company specialising in linen from Europe and Russia. This year their range is inspired by a collection of prints taken from a 19th century Russian archive, with influences from folklore and traditional design. They’re offering Selvedge readers the chance to win a tablecloth and set of six napkins worth £248
Enter here: http://www.selvedge.org/community/competitions/

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Stella Rotger MartiBeautiful!!!!

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Leanne DavisBeautiful...love the patterns from what I can see and the texture of the linen.

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Becky UnderwoodI think I'd use these for clothing!

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Michelle WilmanI LOVE the patterns. Works so well with the linen fabric

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Visit master weavers and social entrepreneurs, Janet Nkubana & Joy Ndungutse & the economically empowered women of Gahaya Links Cooperative in Rwanda! #traveltuesday #folkartalliance
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The International Folk Art Market's #PassportToFolkArt trip to #Rwanda is scheduled for September 2017. Make your plans now to join us. www.folkartalliance.org/events-programs/travel-passport-to-folk-art-trips/
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Adam Family Vlog - Coming Soon
I am SUPER excited to announce the launch of our family vlog! I will be post right here on Handmadeology once per week. It will fun! I will be featuring artists, so be on the lookout for that!!
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Indigo. The very word brings up countless connotations, from the deep blue-violet hue to the nostalgic remembrance of bygone eras. This plant-derived dye has been in use for millennia all over the wor...

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See more great pieces like this in our Summer 2016 Journal. Piece is by Marga Weimanss, dress is from the “Wonderland” Collection.

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  • Handcrafted Wood: Contemporary Art and Historical Objects
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Harvey Biel, my grandfather who could restore antiques to their former glory. When I was in High School, I was the only girl to take the woodshop class.  We had several family members who worked with wood and I wanted to see what I could do with it, handle the tools and take a test drive. My grandfather, Harvey Biel, restored antique furniture on the side. He could bend and match broken legs, cane weave seats and backings that had gone to pieces (he is sitting on one of his restored rocking chairs in the photo. You can barely see the weave…) and he knew how to turn wood and carve, finishing with a variety of methods. One of his sons went into construction, with an eventual focus on building ornate staircases, fireplaces and other ornamental woodwork for big houses. My Dad, another son, had a ten-year carving stint where he made Biblical stories come to life. Two cousins turn ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on September-30-2016By Rachel
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  • Call to Entry: All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century
    Juried Exhibition ALL THINGS CONSIDERED 9American Art Company Tacoma, Washington July 20 – September 2, 2017 Sally D. Francisco GalleryPeters Valley School of Craft Layton, New Jersey TBA Society of Arts + Craft100 Pier 4Boston, Massachusetts TBA ENTRY DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2017 You are invited to submit work for the NBO biennial juried exhibition: All Things Considered 9. This traveling exhibition will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2017 Biennial Conference. The NBO All Things Considered exhibitions have become an important record of artistic work within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in traditional and sculptural basketry that demonstrate superior technique and original concept and design. NBO will produce a catalog of the exhibition and artists selected for the exhibition will receive one complimentary copy of ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on September-25-2016By Admin8
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  • The Value of Recycling in our Handmade Community
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our Artizan Shops are vetted in based on the quality of their products along with their professional presentation. But, we also have a great interest in promoting products that have sustainability at the core of their creation. I have always felt somewhat of a disconnect between what I do and what I believe in. Basically, I think that we should live with a lot less stuff. I am somewhat of a hoarder, as most artists tend to be. Supplies piled up for that obscure day when they will be made into something new…. When I moved from Chicago to Kentucky, I had a goal of reducing everything by 50% and I did it! I haven’t missed one thing that I left behind and now, nine years later, everything doubled again. I rarely buy anything, but when people threaten to throw “supplies” away, they come home with me… Then, I have things that have great significance to me because they remind ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on September-25-2016By Rachel
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