TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership association of handmade traditional and contemporary textiles and fiber businesses. TAFA’s members may exhibit, sell, and teach.
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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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Jane Dunnewold is a leader in the surface design world, having written books that have become classics. She teaches and builds community around dyeing and printing.

www.tafalist.com/profile/art-cloth-studios-with-jane-dunnewold/

New work at a recent show...
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Jane Dunnewold is a leader in the surface design world, having written books that have become classics. She teaches and builds community around dyeing and printing.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/art-cloth-studios-with-jane-dunnewold/

New work at a recent show...

3 hours ago

Artizan Made

Jess of Jwrobel has many talents including rug hooking, knitting and sewing. She and her husband often take vintage finds and remake them into new home decor items. Her Americana aesthetic takes on a modern and contemporary feel. She sells patterns to many of her designs, too.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/jwrobel/Jess of Jwrobel has a passion for textiles. She knits, hooks rugs and delights in finding new uses for thrifted finds. Sustainability with style, fair trade, the Primitive aesthetic are all driving forces.

Jess collaborates with her husband, Dave, on salvaged furniture pieces and has a baby line of her knitwear.

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Jess of Jwrobel has many talents including rug hooking, knitting and sewing. She and her husband often take vintage finds and remake them into new home decor items. Her Americana aesthetic takes on a modern and contemporary feel. She sells patterns to many of her designs, too.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/jwrobel/

11 hours ago

Artizan Made

First of all, Laura Lee Burch Textile Art has a sense of humor. You can see it in her needle felted animals, her puppets and her kid's patterns. This is a joy for life that invites us all to celebrate what is wonderful about being alive! Learn more:

artizanmade.com/portfolios/laura-lee-burch-textile-art/American Artist, Laura Lee Burch Textile Art, lives in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she creates needle felted dogs and other creatures. Laura has a special interest in pit bull rescue and education. She also designs children’s costumes.

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First of all, Laura Lee Burch Textile Art has a sense of humor. You can see it in her needle felted animals, her puppets and her kids patterns. This is a joy for life that invites us all to celebrate what is wonderful about being alive!  Learn more:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/laura-lee-burch-textile-art/

13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Olga's creatures appeal to the child in each of us! A vegan Russian artist, her Wassupbrothers owls, turtles, sheep, deer and other animals will whisper sweetly in your dreams... From tiny ones to big huggable ones, these are your plushy friends!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/wassupbrothers/“Recycled and handmade things are not only ethical, they have a unique story and person behind them. They keep the warmth of human hands, have soul and beautiful imperfections. It’s magical to see how small pieces of fabric, vintage buttons, sweaters or old dresses turn into soulful creations. I love to give new life to the useless and old things.”
-Olga from Wassupbrothers

Moscow, Russia

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Olgas creatures appeal to the child in each of us! A vegan Russian artist, her Wassupbrothers owls, turtles, sheep, deer and other animals will whisper sweetly in your dreams... From tiny ones to big huggable ones, these are your plushy friends!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/wassupbrothers/

Today’s the day, Baltimore! Join us now through Sunday for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade at the American Craft Show in Baltimore. Come shop craft like you’ve never seen before from more than 650 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists. Show hours are 10-8 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday. We also have special admission price tonight: $5 after 5 p.m. Learn more at craftcouncil.org/baltimore. ... See MoreSee Less

Wrapture by Inese knits wraps and garments from her home studio in Latvia. Watch her inspiring presentation at TEDxRiga! She also sells yarn and has an eco-shopping bag and rag rug line.

www.tafalist.com/profile/wrapture-by-inese/
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#tafalist curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
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Wrapture by Inese knits wraps and garments from her home studio in Latvia. Watch her inspiring presentation at TEDxRiga! She also sells yarn and has an eco-shopping bag and rag rug line.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/wrapture-by-inese/
Follow TAFA on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/tafalist

#tafalist curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories

We have a new member on TAFA! Owen Brush Textiles grew up with a mother who spun and wove. At the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design he was pursuing ceramics when he wandered into a weaving studio and was hooked! His scarves emphasize the natural beauty of wool and are available for purchase on his website. He also teaches weaving locally and online.

www.tafalist.com/profile/owen-brush-textiles/

Please go leave him a welcome on his profile!
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We have a new member on TAFA! Owen Brush Textiles grew up with a mother who spun and wove. At the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design he was pursuing ceramics when he wandered into a weaving studio and was hooked! His scarves emphasize the natural beauty of wool and are available for purchase on his website. He also teaches weaving locally and online.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/owen-brush-textiles/

Please go leave him a welcome on his profile!

1 day ago

Artizan Made

Charles of Sir Raffles Art & History has had a great love for carvings since he was a boy. This grew as he traveled the world and he now focuses on collecting old Santos from many countries. I find them so moving... Several are hundreds of years old. Imagine the stories they could tell! The petitions they have heard... Charles is also a baseball fan and has a fun business on eBay selling original cards that look old.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/Sir Raffles Art & History reflects a deep interest in Colonial and tribal art from Europe and Asia, currently focused on old, hand carved Santos.

Charles Mandel has traveled around the world but has a special love for religious antiques from the Philippines.

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Charles of Sir Raffles Art & History has had a great love for carvings since he was a boy. This grew as he traveled the world and he now focuses on collecting old Santos from many countries. I find them so moving...  Several are hundreds of years old. Imagine the stories they could tell! The petitions they have heard...  Charles is also a baseball fan and has a fun business on eBay selling original cards that look old.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/

1 day ago

Surface Design Association

The call for The Art of Labor is still open! Apply today!The call is now open for the 2018 SDA members exhibition, The Art of Labor.

Apply today at: bit.ly/2mueTfW
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The call for The Art of Labor is still open! Apply today!

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Artizan Made

Bryan of Nelsonwood is an artist who absolutely loves wood... He is a talented wood turner from Texas and works diligently to keep his shop on Etsy stocked with these beauties! Those of you who crochet or knit might just drool over his yarn bowls and ergonomic hooks... Stunning!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/nelsonwood/Bryan Tyler Nelson, wood turner from Texas.
Nelsonwood

"I search every day for the inner spirit of the woods I turn, finding hidden treasures from Mother Nature, releasing beauty with my hands, eyes, a massive lathe and yes, sometimes blood and tears. Contentment and peace of mind comes. I have spoken for the trees through my hands, for all eyes to see."

artizanmade.com/portfolios/nelsonwood/
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Bryan of Nelsonwood is an artist who absolutely loves wood...  He is a talented wood turner from Texas and works diligently to keep his shop on Etsy stocked with these beauties! Those of you who crochet or knit might just drool over his yarn bowls and ergonomic hooks...  Stunning!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/nelsonwood/

2 days ago

Craft in America

Installing the work of Teresa Sullivan including for the opening this Saturday including this amazing peyote-stitched piece "Wanted on Six Planets." Sullivan is taking iconography from female-centric comic books and idolizing them in her wearable artwork.
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"The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: An Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation" opens this Saturday from 4-7pm at the Center.
#comics #craftinamerica #bead #beadwork #craft #handmadejewelry #handmade
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Installing the work of Teresa Sullivan including for the opening this Saturday including this amazing peyote-stitched piece Wanted on Six Planets. Sullivan is taking iconography from female-centric comic books and idolizing them in her wearable artwork.
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The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: An Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation opens this Saturday from 4-7pm at the Center.
#comics #craftinamerica #bead #beadwork #craft #handmadejewelry #handmade

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Thanks for showing us Teresa's work, she's an amazing artist!

3 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Artwork: Tribe by Maria Shell

Included in SAQA Presents: Modern Inspirations - Art Quilts from the 1970's through today.
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Artwork: Tribe by Maria Shell

Included in SAQA Presents: Modern Inspirations - Art Quilts from the 1970s through today.

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Maria "the Stitcher" Shell!

#TrunkShowTuesday for Feberuary 20, 2017
In this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday presentation view beautiful artwork created by SAQA members Lynda Christiansen, Kathleen Hughes, Chawne Kimber, Chris Mullaney, Nancy Ryan, Anne Severn, and Sylvia Weir.

Find out how to bring a 2017 SAQA Trunk Show Trunk to YOUR community! Get the details: saqa.com/trunkshow
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3 days ago

Craft in America

We are currently installing for our upcoming exhibition: "The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation."
It opens this Saturday, February 24 from 4-6pm. We hope you can join us.

Pictured: Joyce J. Scott, Nightmare #1, glass beads and thread.
#craftinamerica #joycescott #joycejscott #threads #beads #beadwork #circuitry @ Craft in America
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We are currently installing for our upcoming exhibition: The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation. 
It opens this Saturday, February 24 from 4-6pm. We hope you can join us.

Pictured: Joyce J. Scott, Nightmare #1, glass beads and thread.
#craftinamerica #joycescott #joycejscott #threads #beads #beadwork #circuitry  @ Craft in America

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Joyce J. Scott is so inspiring!

Yekaterina Mokeyeva's piece “Stinging Waves” is from our Winter EIP Journal! Learn more about our quarterly journals at: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/ ... See MoreSee Less

Yekaterina Mokeyevas piece “Stinging Waves” is from our Winter EIP Journal! Learn more about our quarterly journals at: https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

This piece by Theresa May just sold in the Collector's Choice auction! We still have some beautiful pieces available for just $100. But act fast as today is the last day of bidding! All the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

This piece by Theresa May just sold in the Collectors Choice auction! We still have some beautiful pieces available for just $100. But act fast as today is the last day of bidding! All the details at saqa.com/choice

5 days ago

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art

Animalkind Stories
Who knew pigs could paint?! 🐷🤷‍♀️
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Lisa Jepson we've got competition!!

They have to wait, "Year of the pig" is 2019!

Remember Arnold the pig in Greenacres. This ones smart too.

6 days ago

Craft in America

Final day to see all of Corinna Cotsen's #Valentines at the Center!

We are open until 6pm.
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Final day to see all of Corinna Cotsens #Valentines at the Center!
 
We are open until 6pm.

6 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Current bid price is $250 for the Collector's Choice auction. Don't miss out - we still have a number of beautiful pieces still available. All the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

Current bid price is $250 for the Collectors Choice auction. Dont miss out - we still have a number of beautiful pieces still available. All the details at saqa.com/choice

We have a number of interesting positions currently on the FTF job board, including a few Executive Director opportunities. See details at www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board/! ... See MoreSee Less

We have a number of interesting positions currently on the FTF job board, including a few Executive Director opportunities. See details at http://www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board/!

1 week ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Happy Valentine's Day from Afghan Tribal Arts! We hope your day was filled with love!

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts"I admire the talent of the Afghani people so much! The older I get, the more I understand how important it is to preserve their history and to give them new opportunities to continue making their creative works. "
-Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts

Afghan Tribal Arts imports textiles, beads, carpets and artifacts from Afghanistan. Abdul Wardak started the business in the mid-1980’s and travels a route between Chicago and Florida. Abdul is also a poet! Follow his poetry page, The Writings of Abdul Wardak.

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts

www.artizanmade.com/portfolios/afghan-tribal-arts/
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Happy Valentines Day from Afghan Tribal Arts! We hope your day was filled with love!

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

1 week ago

Craft in America

Congratulations to Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on receiving a 2018 American Craft Council Fellow Award!

Underwood's artist talk is now available at www.craftinamerica.org/talks/consuelo-jimenez-underwood-artist-talk

#craftinamerica #craftinamericapbs #THREADSepisode #ManoMade #craftinamericacenter #pstlala Pacific Standard Timewww.craftinamerica.org. Fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Artist Talk on December 2, 2017 for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists...
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  • Jacinthe LeCornu
    I weave natural fibers to create baskets to gather provisions for life. Baskets were once used in our shared human history to collect more while foraging or for storing food for winter use. I connect to this history by participating in the rhythms of weaving passed down through generations.  I connect to the earth and my fellow beings through the roots and bark of spruce and cedar. More about Jacinthe at her website: Jacinthe LeCornu ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on February-21-2018By Admin8
    2 days ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for February 20, 2018
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/TrunkShowTuesday-2018-02-20.mp4 In this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday presentation view beautiful artwork created by SAQA members Lynda Christiansen, Kathleen Hughes, Chawne Kimber, Chris Mullaney, Nancy Ryan, Anne Severn, and Sylvia Weir. Find out how to bring a 2017 SAQA Trunk Show Trunk to YOUR community! Get the details. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on February-20-2018By Social Media Manager
    3 days ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for February 13, 2018
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TrunkShowTuesday-2018-02-13.mp4 In this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday presentation we are sharing artwork created by SAQA members Giselle Burningham, Julie Haddrick, Nancy Mirman, Wen Redmond, Stephanye Schuyler, Karen Stalgren, Lee Vause, and Libby Williamson. See more Trunk Show art quilts! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on February-12-2018By Social Media Manager
    2 weeks ago
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  • Artist, Organization

    Silvia Piza-Tandlich has exhibited her work around the world and runs Galeria Octagono in Costa Rica. Community oriented, all of her work is made by hand, often inspired by themes drawn on from Latin American mythology.

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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

    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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  • Weaving- Home Textiles and Fashion Accessories

    Mayamam Weavers, a fair trade cooperative of women in Cajolá, Guatemala, specializes in home textiles and fashion accessories.

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  • Patterns

    Folkwear Patterns are based on authentic ethnic and vintage garments, used by theatre and dance costumers, historic reenactors, art-to-wear aficionados, and anyone who enjoys dressing up.

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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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  • Web Shop, Designer, Importer

    Textiil designs modern, global, home decor from traditional wax resist block batiks crafted in Java, Indonesia. Our pillow covers and table linens are cut and sewn in Pennsylvania. All fabrics are small production North American exclusives.

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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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  • School, Workshops

    The Pacific Northwest Art School offers workshops and classes in Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography. 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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    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