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MarketPlace: Handwork of India is an innovative, non-profit fair trade organization that has provided economic opportunities for low-income women in India since 1986. By organizing and managing their own cooperatives, the artisans learn about design, production, quality control, and finances. To learn more, see - www.tafalist.com/profile/marketplace-handwork-of-india/

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MarketPlace: Handwork of India is an innovative, non-profit fair trade organization that has provided economic opportunities for low-income women in India since 1986.  By organizing and managing their own cooperatives, the artisans learn about design, production, quality control, and finances. To learn more, see - http://www.tafalist.com/profile/marketplace-handwork-of-india/

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Any vintage collectors over here on TAFA? Sir Raffles Art & History is one of our Artizan Made sponsors and I thought I would introduce you to his passion for religious and ethnographic artifacts. Charles has collected wooden carvings since he was a boy and as he grew older and traveled, he spent a lot of time in SouthEast Asia. His special interest is in old, weathered Santos, mostly from the Philippines, but he also keeps an eye out for other cultures as well.

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Any vintage collectors over here on TAFA? Sir Raffles Art & History is one of our Artizan Made sponsors and I thought I would introduce you to his passion for religious and ethnographic artifacts. Charles has collected wooden carvings since he was a boy and as he grew older and traveled, he spent a lot of time in SouthEast Asia. His special interest is in old, weathered Santos, mostly from the Philippines, but he also keeps an eye out for other cultures as well. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SirRafflesArtHistory

This one is a Virgin Mary from the 18th Century, Philippines.

Earth Balance Craft
artizanmade.com/portfolios/earth-balance-craft/

“When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it -- delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel.

It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful.

And sometimes it is enough.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
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Earth Balance Craft
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“When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it -- delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel.

It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful.

And sometimes it is enough.” 
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

CulturalPatina Gallery
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“The world is beautiful and we are going to put the spirit into it.”
― Hasteen Klah, Navajo Creation Myth

Vintage Navajo Double Saddle Blanket, Ca 1950's
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CulturalPatina Gallery
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

“The world is beautiful and we are going to put the spirit into it.” 
― Hasteen Klah, Navajo Creation Myth

Vintage Navajo Double Saddle Blanket, Ca 1950s

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Deborah Kruger works uses encaustic techniques to create mixed media art. She also runs a free artist's residency in Mexico.

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Deborah Kruger works uses encaustic techniques to create mixed media art. She also runs a free artists residency in Mexico.

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/deborah-kruger/

Learn more about the residency here:
http://360xochiquetzal.com/free-residency-overview/

Kiln House Pottery
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“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”
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Kiln House Pottery
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sandy-kreyer-pottery/

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.” 
― Oscar Wilde

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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Artizan Made shared NTD Television's video.

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Visit our ceramic artists on Artizan Made!

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Fair Trade Federation with Washington Fair Trade Coalition and 10 others.

Today on #WorldDayofSocialJustice, FTF and our partners in the fair trade community have come together to share what #TrueFairTrade is: truly a movement for all. www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-a-movement-for-all
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Today on #WorldDayofSocialJustice, FTF and our partners in the fair trade community have come together to share what #TrueFairTrade is: truly a movement for all.  www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-a-movement-for-all

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Congratulations to Trey Gehring for winning the SDA 2016 Outstanding Student Award from Kent State University in Ohio.

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art shared 5-Minute Crafts's How to draw perspective without a ruler.

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Draw like a pro with this simple trick.✍️😉 bit.ly/2kJW59T

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Welcome to Edeavour! The March/April issue looks at hard working textiles bit.ly/2lZV95p

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Welcome to Edeavour! The March/April issue looks at hard working textiles http://bit.ly/2lZV95p 

Katrin Thormann wearing Bottega Veneta and Kristy Kaurova wearing Valentino photographed by Alexi Lubomirski

Selvedge Magazine updated their cover photo.

Welcome to Edeavour! The March/April issue looks at hard working textiles bit.ly/2lZV95p

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Welcome to Edeavour! The March/April issue looks at hard working textiles http://bit.ly/2lZV95p 

Katrin Thormann wearing Bottega Veneta and Kristy Kaurova wearing Valentino photographed by Alexi Lubomirski

Selvedge Magazine updated their profile picture.

Welcome to Edeavour! The March/April issue looks at hard working textiles bit.ly/2lZV95p

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Welcome to Edeavour! The March/April issue looks at hard working textiles http://bit.ly/2lZV95p 

Katrin Thormann wearing Bottega Veneta and Kristy Kaurova wearing Valentino photographed by Alexi Lubomirski

Afghan Tribal Arts shared TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List's photo.

Featured on TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List!

This and other vintage textiles are available in our shop on Etsy:
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Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts imports vintage textiles, carpets, ethnographic crafts, tribal art and beads, helping support people in Afghanistan. www.tafalist.com/profile/afghan-tribal-a...

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Received these beautiful roses from #wholefoodsmarket today...we are thrilled to partner again with such a great company! #folkart #howtosantafe ... See MoreSee Less

Received these beautiful roses from #wholefoodsmarket today...we are thrilled to partner again with such a great company! #folkart #howtosantafe

Surface Design Association shared form & concept's video.

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Fair Trade Federation with Raven + Lily and 2 others.

Fair trade leaders from Serrv, Anchal Project, and Raven & Lily will be speaking at the upcoming 360° Fair Trade Conference: www.fairtradefederation.org/plenary-speakers-announced/

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Saundra GoodmanFaith Ringgold's journey as an artist is so inspiring! ❤️

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See images of the "Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein" exhibition installed in our beautiful McGregor Gallery Artist talk Saturday, Feb 18- 3-4pm.

Craft in America in Venice, California.

The Craft in America crew visited Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), a non-profit community arts center based in Venice, CA, co-founded by Judy Baca. Today we filmed the SPARC artists painting a mural that will be installed at a middle school in Watts. #BORDERSepisode #NEIGHBORSepisode #murals #judybaca #sparcinla #sparcart SPARC ART
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  • Spotlight Auction Deadline Extended
    Due to member request, the deadline for the Spotlight Auction has been extended. You now have until March 15 to submit your artist participation form, and March 22 is the receive by date. With a size of only 6” x 8” (either portrait or landscape orientation), these tiny artworks are much faster to create than larger work and offer a perfect opportunity to experiment with something new. The Spotlight Auction takes place at the SAQA Conference. It’s a fun-filled and exciting silent auction, with stiff competition for exquisite small art quilts created and donated by our members! It’s both a great opportunity to acquire artwork by some of your favorite artists, as well as have your artwork acquired by art quilt collectors. The Spotlight Auction was a highlight of last year’s SAQA Conference. These are just a few of the beautiful art quilts that were available in Phildadelphia. 2016 Spotlight Auction 2016 Spotlight Auction 2016 Spotlight Auction 2016 Spotlight ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on February-19-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • SAQA Featured Artist: Melody Money
    Melody Money Melody Money – Boulder, Colorado, USA Artist Statement For me what makes a piece of art sing is a combination of the details, and the quality of the light. I try to celebrate everyday moments. The wind through the grass, birds in flight, the way the light makes snow shimmer, light reflected on water, the musicality of starlight are all images full of radiance. I love the process of many small details coming together to form an essence of a place in time. The journey is as important as the finished piece. I am motivated to take a medium that is traditionally worked on a smaller scale and expand it to a larger vision. I welcome the opportunity to go over the top with detail. The use of textiles has enabled me to incorporate texture into my paintings. The fabric softens the edges and warms the final piece. But mostly for me, it is about the shimmer ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on February-14-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for February 14, 2017
    Watch this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday slideshow. Make sure to subscribe to our blog or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any coming up! We are now accepting reservations to host a trunk. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for more details. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on February-13-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • MarketPlace: Handwork of India

    MarketPlace: Handwork of India, empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty! Fair Trade and handmade, long-lasting elegance!

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  • Textile Artist

    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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  • Web Shop, Designer, Importer

    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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  • School, Workshops

    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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  • Retail Gallery, Etsy Shop

    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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  • Fair Trade, Online Sales, Product Development

    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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  • Textile Artist, Workshops

    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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  • Weaver, Mixed Media Artist, Marketer

    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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  • Artist, Teacher

    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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  • Art Quilter

    "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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  • Weaver

    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

    Cat Brysch Creations Studio