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Wai-Yuk Kennedy Textile Art creates richly embellished jewelry from her own machine embroidered fabric which she then painstakingly hand-finishes. Her inspirations are as diverse as her background: born in Hong Kong, she now makes her home in rural Cornwall, UK. For more, see - www.tafalist.com/profile/wai-yuk-kennedy-textile-art/

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Wai-Yuk Kennedy Textile Art creates richly embellished jewelry from her own machine embroidered fabric which she then painstakingly hand-finishes. Her inspirations are as diverse as her background: born in Hong Kong, she now makes her home in rural Cornwall, UK. For more, see - http://www.tafalist.com/profile/wai-yuk-kennedy-textile-art/

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Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis creates etchings, linocuts and pillows in her home studio in Denmark. These goat, sheep and cow etchings show some of her farm animals.

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Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis creates etchings, linocuts and pillows in her home studio in Denmark. These goat, sheep and cow etchings show some of her farm animals.

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The not PERFECT LINEN eco-friendly apron choices are all wonderful! Double washings have made them soft and comfortable. Based in Lithuania, capital of linen!

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The not PERFECT LINEN eco-friendly apron choices are all wonderful! Double washings have made them soft and comfortable. Based in Lithuania, capital of linen!

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Cheryl Rezendes of CherScapes Studios sells hand dyed scarves, fabric, garments, stencils and finished garments in her shop on Etsy. Bernardston, MA, United States

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Cheryl Rezendes of CherScapes Studios sells hand dyed scarves, fabric, garments, stencils and finished garments in her shop on Etsy. Bernardston, MA, United States

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Welcome to our newest art quilter, Floris Flam, from Bethesda, Maryland, USA! Floris uses her own hand dyed fabric and a variety of surface design techniques. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

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Welcome to our newest art quilter, Floris Flam, from Bethesda, Maryland, USA! Floris uses her own hand dyed fabric and a variety of surface design techniques. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

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The delightworthyn ART/wares upcyled hat collection features inspiration rooted in history with a modern twist. Delight gives new life to found materials.

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The delightworthyn ART/wares upcyled hat collection features inspiration rooted in history with a modern twist. Delight gives new life to found materials.

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Mothers have 'wings' upon which to shoulder everything that life can bring. Mother's Day is May 8, so give her the gift that gives back. The International Folk Art Alliance and IFAM | Online is offering the opportunity to support a sustainable future for folk artists by giving Mom something, not only beautiful, but meaningful this Mother's Day--the gift of handmade international folk art. Shop ifamonline.org #mothersday #gifts #folkart #ShopIFAMonline #SaturdayShopping #folkartalliance #folkartfan ... See MoreSee Less

Mothers have wings upon which to shoulder everything that life can bring. Mothers Day is May 8, so give her the gift that gives back. The International Folk Art Alliance and IFAM | Online is offering the opportunity to support a sustainable future for folk artists by giving Mom something, not only beautiful, but meaningful this Mothers Day--the gift of handmade international folk art. Shop ifamonline.org #mothersday #gifts #folkart #ShopIFAMonline #SaturdayShopping #folkartalliance #folkartfan

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Aline Santos BarbosaJoana-Boza, this photo-art it's beautiful! *_*

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The value of antique crockery sometimes seems to be hard-wired into us; the older the object, the more hands it has passed through and the number of dinners it may have witnessed or served are all prerequisites to its value. Read about Wasara -環境に優しく 美しい 紙の器 in the Delicate Issue; www.selvedge.org/shop/70-delicate ... See MoreSee Less

The value of antique crockery sometimes seems to be hard-wired into us; the older the object, the more hands it has passed through and the number of dinners it may have witnessed or served are all prerequisites to its value. Read about Wasara -環境に優しく 美しい 紙の器 in the Delicate Issue; http://www.selvedge.org/shop/70-delicate

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Marianne AdlerNo, we can choose 3 of 4 from: Imari, delft, oribe (intentionally wonky), or maiolica. My plan is to do all but oribe which I am not skilled enough to manage. Doubtful if I'm truly skilled enough to accomplish the other three! However, I do have 11 bowls thrown, and I cut feet on 10 of them. The Imari bowls are meant to be shallower and wider, so I will try early next week to throw two more to see if I can manage that shape. Also I need to buy moe white underglaze, and a few other colors to use to paint with. Of the 10 bowls due on May 12, we need a pair in each of three styles, and the remaining 4 can be anyone we want.

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'Beatrice Larkin’s work appeals to the weaver in me. I love the way the pattern is the structure and vice versa. I am particularly drawn to her monochrome collection where she plays with the scale.' Polly Leonard on the Pulse London exhibitors. ... See MoreSee Less

Beatrice Larkin’s work appeals to the weaver in me. I love the way the pattern is the  structure and vice versa. I am particularly drawn to her monochrome collection where she plays with the scale. Polly Leonard on the Pulse London exhibitors.

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On our #blog: filming Mark Mitsuda at @punahouschool for our upcoming #TEACHERS episode. Learn more about this unique #highschool #glassblowing program at www.craftinamerica.org/blog

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On our #blog: filming Mark Mitsuda at @punahouschool for our upcoming #TEACHERS episode. Learn more about this unique #highschool #glassblowing program at www.craftinamerica.org/blog

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Handmade Business magazine shared Happiness In Your Life's Artist Transforms Stones Into Enchanting Mandalas.

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Check out these incredibly gorgeous mandala stones created by Elspeth McLean .-artist-.!

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Sherry BaileyHow meticulous! Sea urchins...

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Ana Rosa González de la Cruz is a first-time Market artist who is part of this year's Campaign for Artist Sponsorship. She comes from many generations of Mayan weavers, inspired by her mother to start weaving at the age of eight. Ana honors her mother and other women in her community of Zincantán, Chiapas, Mexico, by preserving living folk art traditions.

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Ana Rosa González de la Cruz is a first-time Market artist who is part of this years Campaign for Artist Sponsorship. She comes from many generations of Mayan weavers, inspired by her mother to start weaving at the age of eight. Ana honors her mother and other women in her community of Zincantán, Chiapas, Mexico, by preserving living folk art traditions. 

Read more about Anas story and how her cultural heritage influences her journey as an artist here: http://ow.ly/4ncqjE 

#follkart #FolkArtistFriday #folkartalliance

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Lynn RidderSupport the IFAM, its amazing.

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The Windy City Gift Show is working with CRAFT to enhance the handmade in America offerings at their summer show, held August 12-14, 2016 in Rosemont, IL. This is now the largest wholesale gift show in the Chicago market.

As part of their support, Windy City is offering special booth pricing for CRAFT members. You will save $300 on a 10'x10' space!
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The Windy City Gift Show is working with CRAFT to enhance the handmade in America offerings at their summer show, held August 12-14, 2016 in Rosemont, IL. This is now the largest wholesale gift show in the Chicago market.

As part of their support, Windy City is offering special booth pricing for CRAFT members. You will save $300 on a 10x10 space!

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The 44th annual Warrens Cranberry Festival is just five months away. We are hard at work to bring you the berry best fall Festival held September 23-25, 2016 in Warrens WI. Be sure to share this e...

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Ben Cohen sharing the love.  He reminded us this morning that fair traders are the true multinationals - thank you for celebrating  #360fairtrade with us!

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Natalie BestWhat a great way to start the day😊 he shared some really great points. Charismatic and inspirational man.

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Tija Crochet developed her own tapestry crochet technique which she uses to create garments and accessories. Her designs are influenced by Latvia's nature. artizanmade.com/portfolios/tija-croc...

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Learn about our experiences filming #ThermanStatom for our upcoming #TEACHERS episode through our blog: www.craftinamerica.org/blog

Our crew visited #Statom in Omaha, Nebraska to catch his work with high school and preschool students. In Statom's words, he feels that he is "part #advocate, part #artist... #teaching is the highest form of advocacy you could do."

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Learn about our experiences filming #ThermanStatom for our upcoming #TEACHERS episode through our blog: www.craftinamerica.org/blog

Our crew visited #Statom in Omaha, Nebraska to catch his work with high school and preschool students. In Statoms words, he feels that he is part #advocate, part #artist... #teaching is the highest form of advocacy you could do.

#glass #AmericanCraft #craft #education #Nebraska #PBS

Happy #EarthDay from @craftinamerica! This year we look forward to our upcoming #NATURE episode, now in production.

Our team will be returning to Washington State to film with @prestonsingletarystudio in a couple weeks. Preston is a #Tlingit artist who carries on folk traditions through light-based expressions in glass. Learn more about Preston's work on our website at www.craftinamerica.org/artists

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Happy #EarthDay from @craftinamerica! This year we look forward to our upcoming #NATURE episode, now in production.

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  • Artizan Made Gifts for the Mother in Your Life
    Post from ArtizanMade Donna Biel reading to Rachel, 1962. “No more art!” My mother once told me when I asked her what she wanted for Christmas. It wasn’t that she didn’t like art. She just felt like she was running out of wall space, which she was. I’ve given my mother lots of beautiful handmade gifts over the years, sticking to functional things which she has used: tablecloths, pillows, placemats, mugs, scarves, socks, gloves, rugs, jewelry boxes and games. (We love to play board and card games as a family.) She is not big on jewelry, but if she had been, I would have given her more of that, too. Some things I made and others I bought. I have been fortunate to have a mother whom I can also count as a friend. We are very different from each other, but the basic skills that I have that allow me to navigate in the world came from her. The… ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on May-1-2016By Rachel
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  • SAQA Featured Artist: Sue Bleiweiss
    Sue Bleiweiss Editor’s Note: Sue Bleiweiss is an active member of SAQA, including recently serving a term as Regional Representative for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Region, and continuing to lead the SAQA Mentorship Program which is open to all members. Sue was awarded the inaugural Yvonne Porcella Volunteer of the Year Award in the Reps category at the 2016 SAQA Conference in Philadelphia. Sue Bleiweiss – Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA Artist Statement Working with my own hand dyed fabrics, my goal is to create vibrant colorful and whimsical fiber art collages that delight the eye of the viewer and draw them in for a closer look. Each piece I create begins in the pages of my sketchbook where I make several rough sketches of the imagery that I want to work with. Beginning with a small sketch gives me the freedom to explore combinations of the images and colors before cutting into any fabrics. My small sketches are enlarged… ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on May-1-2016By Cynthia
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  • INTERLUDES
    In the late spring of 2015 I helped to care for my dear father as he made his final journey from life here on earth to the unknown world beyond. The loss was a great one for me. “Interludes” is a collection of works that speak to the moments of understanding and peace that came to me in between the crushing and painful bouts of grief. Over time and with patience I have come to see the dark, hollow of grief pale in comparison to the vision of all he gave me. My Dad and I shared a great love for the complex beauty of the New England landscape. The imagery in these works was taken from the time I spent over the past 12 months wandering the woods near my home in search of the meaning of life and love. … ... read more
    Source: CherScapesPublished on April-30-2016
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    Ananse Village is a Fair Trade Shop from Fort Bragg, California, with a huge focus on African textiles. Get your indigo, batiks, wax prints, Kuba, and mudcloth here!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Thread painting is a technique where needle and thread act as coloring tools for a quilt. Jennifer Day teaches her Thread Stories technique at her studio in Santa Fe.

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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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  • "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    

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  • "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