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  • Growing Indigo in South Carolina
    “Always in the big woods when you leave familiar ground and step off alone into a new place there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the Unknown, and it is your first bond with the wilderness you are going into.” Wendell Berry It’s Summer in South Carolina… The air temperature is 90 degrees on any given day with a humidity that hangs on you like an overbearing parent. The sun bakes everything in its scope. The indigo crop is thriving. When I moved to South Carolina about eight months ago, I had no idea about the heat or indigo. I knew it wouldn’t snow and I knew vaguely, and was pleased to be going where someone was farming and teaching about the indigo plant. I imagined myself, an indigo apprentice until I realized that Sea Island Indigo was two hours from our target… ... read more
    Source: TAFA’s BlogPublished on July-24-2015By Roxanne Lasky
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  • Day Two -24 Hours in Chicago
    Chicago lake view Day Two of the cross country adventure finds us spending 24 hours in Chicago. First thing on the list was a walking/subway tour of the skyscrapers in the city. There are wonderful examples of buildings from various eras–from the beginnings of tall buildings in Classic Chicago style designed in the 1800s, to the Art Deco Chicago Board of Trade, to the latest in postmodern technology. It was a gorgeous sunny day–not too hot with no humidity–a welcome change from Virginia. One of my favorite images is Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo” sculpture in front of one of the buildings on Federal Plaza designed by Mies Van Der Rohe. I love the contrast of the warm red against the stark black of the building. Apparently the sculpture wasn’t part of the original plan, but was installed after Mies’ death. It’s signed “AC 1973″ at the base of one of the legs. Calder “Flamingo” sculpture – Chicago Deep dish pizza for… ... read more
    Source: Cindy Grisdela Art QuiltsPublished on July-23-2015By Cindy
    5 days ago
  • Phillida Hargreaves Auction Donation
    Phosphorescence Clairan Ferrono interviewed Phillida Hargreaves about her 2015 Benefit Auction art work Phosphorescence. She shared her inspiration, materials and techniques used: Hargreaves: I am lucky enough to live by the water, so whenever I have a piece that suggests movement or has watery colours, I do interpret a water theme. This piece is no exception. However, my artistic colleagues were an equally important source of inspiration for this piece. I belong to a group where we  create a new small piece every two months in order to experiment with new techniques. The energy and support of this group keeps me creating. In Phosphorescence I used paper, some is hand made, and some is heavily scrumpled brown paper which was then painted. The quality I really enjoyed about these materials was how they tore. I particularly liked the lighter lines I got from tearing the brown paper. Some of the hand made paper had gold flecks in it, and these… ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-23-2015By Clairan Ferrono
    5 days ago
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Atelier Iona Loyola Textiles

“I've heard that men are like fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.”
― Jill Shalvis, Get A Clue
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Karen Hampton Textiles has shown her woven and stitched narrative artwork nationally since 1994 and has been teaching college since 2008.

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“He’s sitting casually at my kitchen table peeling the skin off an apple
with a pocket knife, a red apple that he has quite obviously appropriated from my fruit bowl, might I add.”
― L.H. Cosway, Tegan's Blood
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Eric Van Eimeren Pottery

“When our dreams were nothing more than pancake batter, I was there for her, making breakfast.”
― Jarod Kintz, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth
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TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List shared Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art's photo.

From the vault! Gorgeous photo shoot with Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art's shawl. See more on her site: www.elenarosenberg.com/

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Time to wrap luxury and glamour around your shoulders. When you are ready, find the "Ingrid" merino wool hand-knit wrap in grey and ivory here: bit.ly/HwvKb5 (photography by Ben Shaul)

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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.

  • Textile Artist, Workshops

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

  • 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.

  • MarketPlace: Handwork of India

    Keep up with MarketPlace: Handwork of India's news! The new catalog features fresh, airy styles, mix and match. Fair trade with elegance!

  • Artist

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

  • Designer, Importer, Retailer

    Textiil sells artisanal fabrics, and creates modern global home decor and accessories from batik, ikat and songket sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia. We have a growing stock of sustainably made plant based dye batiks and natural dye silks.

  • 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.

  • Marketing Consulting

    Bonnie Clark is the founder of Gypsy Wolf Marketing, a boutique marketing consultancy offering the latest in marketing and business techniques and strategies to artists and art galleries around the world.

  • "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
  • "I highly recommend TAFA and feel honored to be a part of this group. As a small business owner, it feels wonderful to be in community with my like-minded friends from around the world! TAFA is both a business resource and a source of personal empowerment."  Visit Georgianne's Website

    Georgianne Holland (Nestle and Soar)
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.