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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Karen L Howard uses wood in her whimsical folk art pieces to tell a story. She works from her studio in Ferndale, California, USA, and has created characters for over 40 years. Her animals and people are delightful!

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Karen L Howard uses wood in her whimsical folk art pieces to tell a story. She works from her studio in Ferndale, California, USA, and has created characters for over 40 years. Her animals and people are delightful!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/karen-l-howard/

Dennis Brining of CulturalPatina Gallery has collected ethnic and tribal art for decades. Much of his collection is of museum quality, with a special focus on the American SouthWest: Navajo rugs, Native American pottery, vintage etchings, bronze sculptures and more. He also has an extensive collection of Naga beadwork and textiles, all available in his shop on Etsy.

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Dennis Brining of CulturalPatina Gallery has collected ethnic and tribal art for decades. Much of his collection is of museum quality, with a special focus on the American SouthWest: Navajo rugs, Native American pottery, vintage etchings, bronze sculptures and more. He also has an extensive collection of Naga beadwork and textiles, all available in his shop on Etsy.

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/culturalpatina-gallery/

Vintage Konyak very Old Small Collar with Bells and Shell Sections

Janiemmcdonaldart is a textile and mixed media artist from Wales, living and working in Cornwall.

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Janiemmcdonaldart is a textile and mixed media artist from Wales, living and working in Cornwall.

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Rayela Art shared BBC Three's video.

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Emma's a graphic designer who can't write or draw because of Parkinson's disease. A new invention has just changed Emma's life ❤️ (via BBC Stories)

Artizan Made shared HoldNapután Művészeti Műhely's Brother Sun, Sister Moon.

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The Woodissimo music boxes are handmade by Kata Asmany in Hungary. They are made with a fretsaw and play classical tunes. Relax your mind… HoldNapután Művészeti Műhely

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Carla Trujillo is a mixed media artist who creates assemblages, jewelry and other art objects. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Favorite themes include historical references and religious icons.

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Carla Trujillo is a mixed media artist who creates assemblages, jewelry and other art objects. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Favorite themes include historical references and religious icons.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/carla-trujillo/

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Leah Day Quilting specializes in teaching quilting techniques online. She has a website chock full of designs and tips, an online shop with supplies, video tutorials, a blog and much more!

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Leah Day Quilting specializes in teaching quilting techniques online. She has a website chock full of designs and tips, an online shop with supplies, video tutorials, a blog and much more!

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/leah-day/

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Ehren Tool and Jeff Oestreich are two of nine ceramic artists exhibiting at the Scripps 73rd Ceramic Annual at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. The exhibition opens this Saturday with a lecture on the artists at 4pm and reception from 7-9pm.

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Ehren Tool and Jeff Oestreich are two of nine ceramic artists exhibiting at the Scripps 73rd Ceramic Annual at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. The exhibition opens this Saturday with a lecture on the artists at 4pm and reception from 7-9pm. 

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Hammock Boutique is a socially responsible organization committed to the sustainable development of indigenous Mayans in Mexico.

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Hammock Boutique is a socially responsible organization committed to the sustainable development of indigenous Mayans in Mexico.

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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/

International Folk Art Alliance added 3 new photos.

Thrilled to be hosting a Pop-Up Boutique at the Junior League Winter Leadership conference in Tampa, Florida this weekend! #folkartfan
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Thrilled to be hosting a Pop-Up Boutique at the Junior League Winter Leadership conference in Tampa, Florida this weekend! #folkartfan

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Rollin RessegieuHappy New Year !

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For my latest creation...steampunk eyeballs! Made by moi, with Sculpty, baked, hand painted, blood vessels of red silk thread, 2 coats of resin. Voila, a believable eyeball ready to be used for an a...

A peek at some stunners in our next exhibition, "The Craft School Experience: Outcomes and Revelations" opening this Saturday. Opening Reception & Jean McLaughlin talk 1/28, 4pm.

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A peek at some stunners in our next exhibition, The Craft School Experience: Outcomes and Revelations opening this Saturday. Opening Reception & Jean McLaughlin talk 1/28, 4pm. 

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Installation in progress for "The Craft School Experience: Outcomes and Revelations" opening this Saturday at the Craft in America Center. Opening Reception & Jean Wallace McLaughlin talk Jan 28, 4pm. Please rsvp@craftinamerica.org.

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Installation in progress for The Craft School Experience: Outcomes and Revelations opening this Saturday at the Craft in America Center. Opening Reception & Jean Wallace McLaughlin talk Jan 28, 4pm. Please rsvp@craftinamerica.org.

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Congratulations to Janet Tran for winning the SDA 2016 Outstanding Student Award with Tinker with my Ballocks from the University of Hawaii! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Janet Tran for winning the SDA 2016 Outstanding Student Award with Tinker with my Ballocks from the University of Hawaii!

Hannah Jenkinson Knitwear cuts a modern silhouette in January's uniform of the casual sweatshirt, reformulated using labour-intensive, luxurious techniques.
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Hannah Jenkinson Knitwear cuts a modern silhouette in Januarys uniform of the casual sweatshirt, reformulated using labour-intensive, luxurious techniques. 
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Diana Mary Francisi would be very honoured to own one of these.

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Handmade Business magazine added a new photo to the album: For the Love of Handmade.

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The 62nd annual MOCA Boardwalk Art Show Virginia MOCA, presented by PNC Bank, is the longest running outdoor fine art show on the eastern seaboard, consistently ranked in Sunshine Artists Magazine’s Top 40 fine art shows.

This four-day festival, June 15-18, is a Father’s Day weekend tradition featuring close to 300 artists presenting an eclectic mix of fine arts and contemporary crafts, family events, specialty foods, and live music along the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront. MOCA juries the show and presents over $20,000 in awards to artists.

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The 62nd annual MOCA Boardwalk Art Show Virginia MOCA,  presented by PNC Bank, is the longest running outdoor fine art show on the eastern seaboard, consistently ranked in Sunshine Artists Magazine’s Top 40 fine art shows. 

This four-day festival, June 15-18, is a Father’s Day weekend tradition featuring close to 300 artists presenting an eclectic mix of fine arts and contemporary crafts, family events, specialty foods, and live music along the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront. MOCA juries the show and presents over $20,000 in awards to artists. 

Application deadline is Jan 31st . Apply now and save $5 with 2017ART.

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Natural Dyeing: Madder and Weld

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Irene has been absorbed in the world of colour since childhood and delights in sharing the ancient art of natural dyeing with textiles students and practitioners. Based in Cornwall at Falmouth Univers...

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Laura Lee Burch Textile Art shared Bored Panda's video.

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Sculpting a dragon from glass by CMOG

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Monica Albasiniartes de fuego, una maravilla !!!

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Interested in working for SAQA? We are looking for a Marketing Outreach Coordinator to join our fun and creative team. This part-time paid position allows you to work remotely from home (requires computer and reliable internet access). For more details: http://www.saqa.com/hotnews.php?ID=443

If you are attending gift shows this season, see where 360° fair trade companies are exhibiting this winter: www.fairtradefederation.org/giftshows/. ... See MoreSee Less

If you are attending gift shows this season, see where 360° fair trade companies are exhibiting this winter: http://www.fairtradefederation.org/giftshows/.

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Opening this Saturday, the North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh, NC) is exhibiting and celebrating 100 years of Jugtown Pottery (featured in the ORIGINS episode.)

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Opening this Saturday, the North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh, NC) is exhibiting and celebrating 100 years of Jugtown Pottery (featured in the ORIGINS episode.) 

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Laura Lee Burch Textile Art shared You're Gorgeous's This artist sculpts tiny babies.

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This artist sculpts tiny babies. 👶 Via: Camille Allen instagram.com/camilleallensculptures, facebook.com/camilleallensculptures

Congratulations to Helen Bressler for winning the SDA Award of Excellence for her Angel Wings Vest piece from Lakewood. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Helen Bressler for winning the SDA Award of Excellence for her Angel Wings Vest piece from Lakewood.

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There's still time for you to check out our Fall 2016 Journal. This beautiful piece is from Henry Hussey, titled “Locking Horns.” Made from damask, cotton, linen, embroidery, digital printing, dyeing and dip dyeing. ... See MoreSee Less

Theres still time for you to check out our Fall 2016 Journal. This beautiful piece is from Henry Hussey, titled “Locking Horns.” Made from damask, cotton, linen, embroidery, digital printing, dyeing and dip dyeing.

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Congratulations to Grace Anna Kubilius from Virginia Commonwealth University for winning the SDA 2016 Outstanding Student Award!

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17th - 19th March 2017 Join us with Irene Griffin (based out of Falmouth University) as we explore Madder and Weld over 3 days for the first in a series of workshops from Selvedge Magazine As well a...

Using responsibly-sourced materials and natural colours, Odgaard’s work is all at once vibrant and sophisticated.
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Using responsibly-sourced materials and natural colours, Odgaard’s work is all at once vibrant and sophisticated.
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  • SAQA Featured Artist: Cuauhtémoc Q. Kish
    Cuauhtémoc Q. Kish Cuauhtémoc Q. Kish – San Diego, California, USA Artist Statement People are always asking me why I became a fabric artist and the short answer is because I enjoy the medium. I take great pleasure in quilting and working with fabric. Additionally I love the challenge of capturing an image or an idea and then reducing it to a singular fabric canvas. Having been a writer (theatre critic, playwright, et. al.) I was accustomed to writing pages upon pages to tell my story and/or inform the reader, but with fabric art I discovered I could do this with one single ‘page’ of fabric. My art is both abstract as well as representational, principally utilizing a fused appliqué technique. Fabric, metals, and other materials morph into form as I use my artist’s brush (a quilting needle) to execute my design. I enjoy telling a story with my art or rendering a social commentary as ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on January-14-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • H2OH! Details from the art quilts
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/h2oh-detail-video.mp4 Watch this fun video of details from the amazing art quilts selected by juror Linda Gass for the new SAQA exhibition H2OH! Learn more on the exhibition page, and be sure to watch for full images to be posted soon! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on January-10-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • H2OH! Artists Announced!
    Water – it’s everywhere! The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival. Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops survive or fail, based on rain or the lack thereof. Every living thing depends on water to survive, and life hangs in the balance when shortages persist. This exhibition encouraged the artist to interpret one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational. The exhibition was juried by SAQA Juried Artist Member Linda Gass, who is widely known for her environmental activism on land and water use issues in California. H2OH! will premiere at the the National Quilt Museum, in Paducah, Kentucky on June 23, 2017. Click to see the complete list of included artists and ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on January-7-2017By Social Media Manager
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    Textiil sells artisanal fabrics, and creates modern global home decor and accessories from batik, ikat and songket sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia. They have a growing stock of sustainably made plant based dye batiks and natural dye silks.

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    The Pacific Northwest Art School offers workshops and classes in Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography. We are located on Whidbey Island, Washington, USA.

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    CulturalPatina Gallery sells tribal art from around the world, with a special focus on SouthWestern Navajo rugs and Native American pottery. Holiday sale through December 22, 2015!

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    Threads of Peru is a not-for-profit social enterprise that connects the world to handmade treasures of the Andes, helping to strengthen ancient craft techniques and empower artisans. Visit our online shop for garments, accessories and home textiles!

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    Laura Lee Burch is an American artist and author living in Israel. Her current passion lies in needle felting animals and people with humor and sometimes, a message. She welcomes special commissions of her work.

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    Elena Ulyanova has a passion for eco and botanical dye processes and has taught her methods in many European countries. Originally from the Ukraine, she now lives in Poland. She sells upcycled garments and accessories that she dyes on Etsy.

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    Transformative textile art, Threads of Awakening, based in Buddhist tradition. Online apprenticeships and commissions. Prints. Training. Your spiritual path. Your creative practice. Connected. Leslie's monthly newsletter.

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    Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts: Festival schedule and a nice display of what's available in her Etsy shop.

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    Bonnie Clark of Dakini Dreams primarily works in fibers and textiles, along with mask making, printmaking, collage, assemblage, ceramics, and polymer clay. Through her practice she expands on age-old cultural themes relating to personal growth, empowerment, and transformation.

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    Jane Dunnewold is an artist, teacher and author of surface design techniques. She teaches and lectures internationally and at her studio in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Textile Artist, Clothing Designer

    Mary Hertert hand dyes fabric and uses it in her garments and home decor products. She has a great shop on her site with one of a kind tops, vests, pants and capes. Based in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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    "Windows into Time" series, glimpsing out into what is our amazing earth, art quilts for sale by Clairan Ferrono of Fabric8tions.

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    Ann Robinson Textiles weaves beautiful handwoven accessories and dyes the fibers she uses to create fabrics. Her woven art complements classic wardrobes as well as contemporary home and office settings.

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    Afghan Tribal Arts Beads and Textiles, natural gemstones from Afghanistan and vintage textiles, following a regular show route in Southeastern USA.

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    Folt Bolt is Kriszta Kemény’s exceptional effort at promoting artists and the handmade community. She runs curated collections on her website and has developed an active and successful community through her Facebook page.

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  • "Being connected, through TAFA , with fiber artists from all around the world and feeling like a part of something bigger, helps me to go ahead whenever doubt comes over me. I’m so happy to meet wonderful people through this great community. People who do their best every day to bewitch our world with art that celebrates the joy of living and the beauty around us."  Visit Ariane's Shop    

    Ariane Mariane
  • "I wish I could relate to fellow fiber artisans what I have witnessed since joining TAFA. This site, this concept, this group was born from the mind of one extraordinary visionary and has grown to become so much more under her watchful eye. I have been amended, improved, astounded and amazed by the energy and knowledge embodied in TAFA.

    There is NO other place online that will work harder to help expand your reach, enhance your online impact or improve your understanding of what to do and how to do it to improve your fiber-related business. I am proud to be a member AND a sponsor for TAFA and will continue long after other of my memberships is gone!"  Visit Cat's Shop

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