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My Sweet Prairie Studio / Art by Monika Kinner-Whalen lives in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Her embroidery is inspired by the vistas that surround her. She has lots of info on her blog and sells on Etsy.

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Thrown on a kick-wheel in Central New York State, JanFairhurstPottery finds inspiration in the local landscape and in graceful lines.

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Share the love with handmade gifts for Valentine's Day! Free hand carved stone heart from Haiti with purchase! ifamonline.org/collections/handmade-gifts-for-valentines-day

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Artizan Made shared The Art of Wonderment's video.

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Fascinating footage of 1968 British production of wallpaper and fabric! The narration is so cute!
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A look back to some interior design processes of 1968... Filmed at Sanderson, Uxbridge, UK. We are able to spot some eye-popping designs featured in this short British Pathé film. Fascinating and f...

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List shared Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts's photo.

Glorious quilting by Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts! Swirls contrast nicely with her geometric designs.

Visit her website for some color eye candy! www.cindygrisdela.com It's changing to a new server soon, but last checked, all was well. (It may go offline for a few hours...)

Cindy sells her work on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/cindygrisdela

And has three pieces in our TAFA Shop: www.tafalist.com/shop/
Use coupon code valentine2016 there for 10% off through Valentine's Day.

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Another day of stitching. I'm really having fun with the improv free motion in this large section. The Baltimore Craft Show is just two weeks away!#artquilts #freemotionquilting #improvstitching #stud...

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Please drop by the gallery this month to take advantage of savings on jewelry, in-stock lamps and wine gifts. We love our customers, and we would love to see you.

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TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List with Therese May Art Quilts.

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All About Love is the theme for TAFA's monthly photo contest, celebrating Valentine's Day through textiles and fiber art. All are welcome to participate! Contest runs February 5-12, 2016.
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TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art ListThe contest is now live! :)

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Exciting news: Here's a sneak peek into the 2015 Emerging Voices Awards publication, which is now available for purchase! Thanks to our wonderful partner Mohawk, who helped us produce a gorgeous catalogue featuring stunning portraits of Jaydan Moore, Ashley Buchanan, Thaddeus Erdahl, Matt Hutton, Annie Vought, and T'ai Smith. You'll also find images of each artist's work, two essays by scholar T'ai Smith, and essays on the recipients. Get your limited-edition copy and watch Mohawk's behind-the-scenes video here: ow.ly/Y00Um. ... See MoreSee Less

Riverweave Studio: Handwoven garments and accessories by weaver Kathleen Aaker of LaCross, Wisconsin.

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Deborah StarkHannah Autumn Interesting...

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Hannah AutumnCozy hand made textiles!

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The MayaMam Weavers live in Cajolá, Guatemala, and use weaving as a source for generating income for their families. They sell accessories and home textiles on Etsy. These are some of the weavers.

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ACC Library Salon Series: Setting the Table with The Sioux Chef & Amy Thielen

Jun 8, 7:00pm

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The emergence of restaurants featuring local cuisine demonstrates just how much Minnesotans embrace their rich culinary history. From food systems developed by the original native peoples who settled ...

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ACC Library Salon Series: Heritage Manufacturing in Minnesota with Faribault Woolen Mill Co. & Nordic Ware

May 11, 7:00pm

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What does it take to be a heritage manufacturer in Minnesota? Longevity, tradition, and dedication to craft are just a few of the characteristics that not only describe heritage brands, but also many ...

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ACC Library Salon Series: In the Outdoors with Duluth Pack

Apr 13, 7:00pm

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Minnesota's lakes, forests, and hills make being outdoors a vital part of living in this state. Since 1882, Duluth Pack has been part of the outdoors experience. Join Ryan Hanson of Duluth Pack for a ...

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ACC Library Salon Series: Let's Talk Books with Coffee House Press & Graywolf Press

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The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as some of the most well-read places in America. A strong publishing community has contributed to our local literary landscape. Join Caroline Case...

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Rayela Art shared TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List's photo.

Valentine's Day is coming up so I put together a beautiful display of textiles showing acts of love. Come check it out!
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Images of Love in Textiles features works of the heart showing love for the child, family, community and pets. It also acknowledges suffering that goes hand in hand with our human condition. w...

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Selvedge Magazine added 3 new photos.

“La Boca”, a town famous for its colourful houses, Caminito tango clubs and Italian taverns, popular with the tourists. The Carnival issue features the bright home of Christina Ymaz; bit.ly/1gBfvFA
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Zo DevineLet me live there

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An eco dye studio and gallery in Tasmania, Australia, Rita Summers of Gone Rustic Studio & Gallery exhibits her work and features other artists. Workshops also offered.

They just had a major flood right where the studio is located. Check her Facebook page for photos. Luckily, there was minor loss and damage.

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Delight WorthynGood luck to you.

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Leslie Allen of Pea Pickle Farm Beeswax Candles makes natural candles from raw beeswax sourced in Michigan and Wisconsin. She sells through her shop on Etsy.

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February 8th is the last chance to see Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs at the Textile Museum of Canada. Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s 40th anniversary, Home Economics explores the unique stories and histories that have informed hooked rugs in Canada, the highly recognizable forms of folk art with roots in 19th-century North America. bit.ly/1NTXGzU
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Esra DegirmenciMine

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Pamela VipondA superb show from all points of view.

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Jenny ShamboThese are so engaging...

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Contemporary artists and designers have created a collection of global stories in their textiles. Exhibiting at the Australian Design Centre will be the works of various artists exploring the notion of textiles as carriers of multiple cultural influences, the exhibition Migrations will travel around Australia, United States and United Kingdom in 2015-16 bit.ly/1PWWflm
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Crafted by the Peruvian family cooperative Joyas Cachi , these silver earrings feature delicate floral designs accented with a bezel set Amazonite stone on tear-shaped drops. Approximately 2 inches long and just under ½ inch wide, they have been finished with a high polish.
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Copper links make this necklace one that will go with nearly any color. You can wear this necklace anywhere from a sporting event to the office.

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Kingfisher DesignsThank you for sharing!

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Linda Hugheswonderful!

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“While the subject of plus-size is prevalent in social media, blogs, and online media today, it is rarely treated within the academia and museums,” co-curator Ya’ara Keydar told Hyperallergic. “With this exhibition, we wanted to provide the plus-size woman in history the space that she seldom receives, and by doing so, start a conversation on this important subject.” bit.ly/1Ksh1gy
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Sue ErdreichBummer that the exhibition ended yesterday

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Andy RayLiking this shiz . more please Ms A

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Sarah Stringer"Designed for Chubbies" charming! : (

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Jill ChestersThe cubbies look pretty svelte!

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Georgia Ruiz DavisA sales lady told my mom to look in the chubbies patterns for me when I was about 9. I was so angry and hurt. That woman's face is imprinted in my brain forever.

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La vie de PraerieThe chubbies on the pattern envelope are everything but...! Look at those skinny legs

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Marie ZamarripaSome people open mouth, without thinking

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Elizabeth CasseroleIt is astounding how the world views plus-size women, how we're made to feel worthless. While plus-size men are considered big loving teddy bears. Makes me so mad! Right now there are almost no choices in plus-size stores, mainly because they've closed so many. There's only one left in my city. I almost don't like the choices because everything is polyester and other synthetics, which make me sweat! No cottons or linen anymore, which are my favorites. If they don't go back to selling decent plus-size clothes for women, I'm just going to go around town naked! Then they'll be sorry....;)

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Sarah GoughWhat exhibition is this from?

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Kjirsten GustavsonNice!

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Hilary Specht CoffeyThis is such an important issue to address! Period Corsets is launching a plus size line of gowns tailored specifically to combat this negative image. So if you want to get gussied up in gorgeous fabrics and silk, this is the place to check out. They design to show off your curves with your dream dress fitted to you. www.facebook.com/PeriodCorsets/posts/1054171814613214

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Mary PetersonWhy didn't you post this BEFORE the exhibit closed, so that those of us in NY could go to see it? Shame....

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Alice HoyleBeautiful

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Penelope JaneAnna Louise - my fabric 😊

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Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! In preparation for next week's celebrations, check out Craft in America's most recent blog post featuring behind the scenes filming from our most recent episode, CELEBRATION, when we visit the Chinese New Year Light Parade in San Francisco!

Find out more on our blog at www.craftinamerica.org/blog

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Exhibiting a mix of Colonial and Inca influences, these chandelier earrings blend ornate floral flourishes with naturally bright red and black huayruro seed beads. The huayruro seed is important in Peruvian culture, believed to bring its wearer positive energy and, at the same time, ward off evil. Crafted by the Peruvian family cooperative Joyas Cachi, the earrings are just over 2 inches long and are approximately 1 inch wide.

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Annette KeithThe silver detail with the beads make this such a beautiful set of earrings. atl

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Jennifer Day - Art Quilter added 4 new photos to the album: Donald in Light.

Donald is 86 years old. I have just entered this quilt in the SAQA exhibition tranquility. I took the photograph of him in an old barn in New Mexico at sunset. He has led an interesting life. His first war was the French Indonesian war in what is now vietnam in 1954. He has suffered three forms of cancer and is currently fighting lung cancer. I took the quilt to show him in its almost finished state. He was so pleased! Donald in Light is a photograph printed on fabric and thread painted using 49 colors of thread. The background is free motion quilting with less than ¼” between stitches.
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Donald is 86 years old.  I have just entered this quilt in the SAQA exhibition tranquility.  I took the photograph of him in an old barn in New Mexico at sunset.  He has led an interesting life.  His first war was the French Indonesian war in what is now vietnam in 1954.  He has suffered three forms of cancer and is currently fighting lung cancer.  I took the quilt to show him in its almost finished state.  He was so pleased!  Donald in Light is a photograph printed on fabric and thread painted using 49 colors of thread.   The background is free motion quilting with less than ¼” between stitches.

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Nedra Randallbeautiful Jennifer.

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Kerry SmithAmazing. And Donald is a cutie!

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Karen Smithwow

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Marilyn FromherzGorgeous! Stunning.

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Pam HessBeautiful! !!

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Sharon Flaster DvorakAbsolutely amazing!

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Phyllis WilliamsBeautiful and amazing, you have a wonderful talent!

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Toby Coursey LuckettAbsolutely beautiful! Your talent amazes me! Will you have this quilt displayed at Paducah AQS Show this year?

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Jacque Smith HickmanFabulous quilt!

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Cleuza Vieira BrunettiEspetacular!

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Sarah ThackerAmazing how you capture the very spirit of your subjects. I'm ready for another class with you.

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Jonathan HaggertyAbsolutely Beautiful

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Melba Wellsgreat work !!1

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Susan Hogue LawsonPhenomenal!

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Paul MallettI've always admired the work done by SAQA members, and make a point of visiting their gallery at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, UK, every year. This piece is simply amazing and I hope we'll be able to admire the real thing come August 2016!! What do you think, Charlotte Yde?!

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Valerie St Onge GeibWhat an awesome quilt Jennifer! Your work is amazing!

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Joyce Zimmermanwow amazing

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Sharon Ann SchindlerAwesome.... quilt Jennifer. Lots of hard work.

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Jackie AldenWOW

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Dana MorvantFantastic

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Anne-marie MiroBeautiful.

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Jacqueline BrownWow!

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Jennifer Stine CardonaFantastic! I love the back, too!

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Sharyn Floriani ColeAs always, your work is so inspirational.

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Linda Flaster TadayI love her work.. This is so good!

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This delightful double sided heart charm pendant will be the perfect addition to any necklace -- from a colorful strand of stones to a silver chain. Made by the Peruvian family cooperative Joyas Cachi, the cooperative carries on their father’s tradition of blending Inca, Colonial, Modern and Baroque styles and jewelry techniques.

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Come and see us for our LAST DAY at our NY Now booths 429 and 259. Our products are contemporary and beautiful, but still grounded in handmade tradition.
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  • Let’s Make: 2016 American Craft Show in Atlanta
    Meet this year's group of partners joining us in the Let's Make pavilion at the American Craft Show in Atlanta. ... read more
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  • Marvin Lipofsky’s Not-So-Subtle Sculptures
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  • ‘You Called”, a Love Poem by Abdul Wardak
    Post from ArtizanMade We have a poet on board Artizan Made! Abdul Wardak makes his living by selling hand carved beads, tribal jewelry, textiles and other handmade goods that he imports from his native Afghanistan and the region. On his time off, he writes. His poems are often about memory, longing, love, God, and nature. Most of us will relate to ‘You Called”, a love poem that captures a voice that invades the present, a love poem, bringing with it memories of time gone by. Steel Goat Studio Heart Folk Art, Mexico and Peru You called from the past,A familiar sound of yesterday,A music for tomorrow. You reignited the fireThat was covered beneath the ashes,A brightness that was needed.   You treasured our passion,A candle that burned forever,A temple of love filled with memories.   You hold the light to hope,A meaning which came to life,A dream which became so real,When you called me from the past.  … ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on February-3-2016By Rachel
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