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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.

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We have a new classified ad on TAFA! Elena Ulyanova of Five Points Studio is an Ukrainian textile artist living in Poland. There, she has a studio for workshops, Creative Cultural House "Szary Ganek", and where she can also work on her own projects:

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Elena has taught her techniques in many countries around Europe and sells her work on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/FivePointsStudio

You can also learn about her techniques via her blog:
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We have a new classified ad on TAFA! Elena Ulyanova of Five Points Studio is an Ukrainian textile artist living in Poland. There, she has a studio for workshops, Creative Cultural House Szary Ganek, and where she can also work on her own projects:

http://www.tafalist.com/classifieds/show-ad/125/botanical-textile-art-by-elena-ulyanova/

Elena has taught her techniques in many countries around Europe and sells her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FivePointsStudio

You can also learn about her techniques via her blog:
http://pddblog.wordpress.com

Get seen on TAFA! Our ads are only $10/month or $110/year!

Happy Clay
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“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.”
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Happy Clay
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/happy-clay/

“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” 
― J.G. Ballard

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

Many thanks to Folt Bolt for promoting us on her page! With over a million followers on Facebook, this is definitely THE place to be seen! Learn about Folt Bolt's marketing opportunities for artists:

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Quilts, coiled rope baskets, clothesline baskets, mug rugs, table runners! Lots of functional items for the home and then gorgeous art quilts by Sally Manke: www.tafalist.com/profile/sally-mank...

Many thanks to Folt Bolt for promoting us on her page! With over a million followers on Facebook, this is definitely THE place to be seen! Learn about Folt Bolts marketing opportunities for artists:

www.foltbolt.com

Artizan Made shared Folt Bolt's photo.

Many thanks to Folt Bolt for promoting us on her page! Folt Bolt has many great marketing opportunities for artists at affordable prices. With over a million followers on Facebook, this is THE place to get seen!

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Razu Mikhina is a Russian Fashion Label created by designer Daria Razumikhina. Daria’s inspiration is rooted in folk costumes made for contemporary use. Garments are made to order and ship from Lond...

Many thanks to Folt Bolt for promoting us on her page! Folt Bolt has many great marketing opportunities for artists at affordable prices. With over a million followers on Facebook, this is THE place to get seen!

Learn more:  www.foltbolt.com

A story, a person, a culture behind every fiber. Fabricadabra sources fabric from around the world and makes them into pillows. She also sells finished textiles and yardage fabric.

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A story, a person, a culture behind every fiber. Fabricadabra sources fabric from around the world and makes them into pillows. She also sells finished textiles and yardage fabric.

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/fabricadabra/

PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries
Rutongo Embroideries
artizanmade.com/portfolios/rutongo-embroideries-pax-rwanda/

PAX Rwanda donated this embroidery "Young Gorilla" to the Cincinnati Zoo in memory of Harambe.

www.boredpanda.com/gorilla-shot-boy-zookeeper-explains-harambe-amanda-odonoughue-cincinnati-zoo/
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PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries
Rutongo Embroideries
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/rutongo-embroideries-pax-rwanda/

PAX Rwanda donated this embroidery Young Gorilla to the Cincinnati Zoo in memory of Harambe. 

http://www.boredpanda.com/gorilla-shot-boy-zookeeper-explains-harambe-amanda-odonoughue-cincinnati-zoo/

Rose Hughes - Quilt Artist
artizanmade.com/portfolios/rose-hughes-quilt-artist/

“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.”
― Pam Brown
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Rose Hughes - Quilt Artist
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/rose-hughes-quilt-artist/

“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” 
― Pam Brown

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Textiil lurik pillows work well with the Tulip Parade and Diamond runners in Sand. (And the ghost ginkgo leaf bowl from Japan). Textiles handcrafted in Indonesia. All products sewn and finished in Lancaster, PA. Visit for the full collection: www.textiil.com/

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Textiil is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Sally Weinberg for her support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin'!
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Textiil lurik pillows work well with the Tulip Parade and Diamond runners in Sand. (And the ghost ginkgo leaf bowl from Japan). Textiles handcrafted in Indonesia. All products sewn and finished in Lancaster, PA.  Visit for the full collection: http://www.textiil.com/

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Textiil/
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Textiil is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Sally Weinberg for her support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin! 
Become one, too! http://www.tafalist.com/tafa-sponsors/

Explore our member profiles:
http://www.tafalist.com/tafa-members/

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Eileen Flanagan Doughty

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“All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
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Eileen Flanagan Doughty

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/doughty-designs/

“All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.” 
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Lifes Journey

Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts imports vintage textiles, carpets, ethnographic crafts, tribal art and beads, helping support people in Afghanistan.

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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.

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/afghan-tribal-arts/

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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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Congratulations to all of the fantastic artists included in the SDA Member's show, Shifting Landscapes, at Santa Fe's form & conceptt!
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`We're pleased to announce the featured artists in our upcoming exhibition, Opening: Shifting Landscapes. The juried show features artists from across the globe who are members of the Surface Design A...

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Andra Fischgrund StantonCongrats to all!

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

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Piece from Jodi Stuart, titled “Forma Futura."
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Have you subscribed to our quarterly journal yet?

Piece from Jodi Stuart, titled “Forma Futura.

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Meet Faith Ringgold, the only 86-year-old artist with an app on the App Store: bit.ly/2lKwIbV #DisruptAging

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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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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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We are sending our love on Valentines Day to the amazing artisans and farmers who make fair trade products sold here in the U.S and Canada ❤️️

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Congratulations to Rachel Mayer for winning the SDA Outstanding Student Award for the the piece Scarred from the Idaho State University!

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Happy Valentine's Day, Handmade Business readers! This is this morning's agenda - final proofing the May issue of HB and a nice, hot cup of coffee. Enjoy your day, and thanks for your continued support.
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Happy Valentines Day, Handmade Business readers! This is this mornings agenda - final proofing the May issue of HB and a nice, hot cup of coffee. Enjoy your day, and thanks for your continued support.

SAQA #TrunkShowTuesday for February 14, 2017
View wonderful art quilts from the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show in this #TrunkShowTuesday presentation. Check back each Tuesday for more Trunk Show goodness brought to you by our talented members!

We're now accepting reservations to host a Trunk. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for details.

The Trunk Show will debut at the joint SAQA- International Quilt Study Center & Museum Conference in April. (Get details here: saqa.com/conference)

Artwork this week from: Rhonda Bourke Baldwin, Diane Beirwagen, Chris Beardsley, Toni Bergeon, Helen Beaven, JennyBacon Quilts, Sharon Bass, and Nancy Bardach
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2 months of work in 1 minute by MARCEL WITTE

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Craft in America in Venice, California.

Today the Craft in America crew visited muralist Judy Baca's beautiful home studio. #BORDERSepisode #NEIGHBORSepisode #murals #judybaca #sparc #sparcart #sparcinla SPARC ART
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Today the Craft in America crew visited muralist Judy Bacas beautiful home studio. #BORDERSepisode #NEIGHBORSepisode #murals #judybaca #sparc #sparcart #sparcinla SPARC ART

Congratulations to the artists accepted for SAQA exhibition Textile Posters!

Click through to see the entire list of artists and artwork titles.

The exhibition will debut at International Quilt Festival in Houston this coming November!

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Congratulations to the artists accepted for SAQA exhibition Textile Posters! 

Click through to see the entire list of artists and artwork titles.

The exhibition will debut at International Quilt Festival in Houston this coming November! 

http://saqa.com/textileposters

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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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  • Textile Posters Artists Announced
    We are pleased to announce that the artists for the new SAQA exhibition Textile Posters have been selected! The exhibition will debut at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November 2017. Textile Posters will then travel to International Quilt Festival, Chicago in spring 2018. Textile Posters is available for travel. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for more information. Congratulations to the artists! Regina Benson (Colorado, USA) – Underwater Christina Blais (Connecticut, USA) – Chien Blond Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) – I will Not Be Silenced Shannon Conley (Oklahoma, USA) – Mammals of Oklahoma Vicki Conley (New Mexico, USA) – Reach for the Sky Jayne Gaskins (Virginia, USA) – Shadow Louise Hall (Florida, USA) – Pardon Snowden Michele Hardy (Colorado, USA) – Elements #12: Blue River Anne Hiemstra (Michigan, USA) – Je Suis ma Soeur Trish Hodge (Florida, USA) – Women’s March on Washington Susanna Hotchkiss (Florida, USA) – ONE PULSE Michelle Jackson (New Mexico, USA) – I am the Face ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on February-13-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • 2017 NBO Conference Sponsors
    Please join with us in thanking and supporting these fine organizations for sponsoring the 2017 Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX Conference:   CONFERENCE SUPPORTER Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Arrowmont offers beginning to advanced workshops in contemporary and traditional basketry techniques. Other media offerings include: fiber, clay, metals, wood, painting, glass, sculpture, photography, papermaking and printmaking. One, two-week and weekend sessions in the beautiful Smoky Mountains during the spring, summer and fall. Housing and meals available on campus. Visit galleries, art supply store and resource center. BASKET ENTHUSIAST KnotMore KnotMore is proud to be the North American distributor of Settanyl brand cord from Linhas Setta. We have all 75 colors of Settanyl cord in stock and ready to ship. Cord for knotters, basketmakers, textile sculptors, fiber jewelry artists and more. Kamm Teapot FoundationThe world’s largest teapot collection. In 2004, Sonny and Gloria Kamm established the Kamm Teapot Foundation to administer their teapot collection. The Foundation is a charitable trust, ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on February-8-2017By Admin8
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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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  • 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. Leslie's monthly newsletter.

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  • Artist

    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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  • Gallery, Wholesaler

    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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  • Marketing

    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