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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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  • Threads of Peru
     
  • Peggy Brown Art
     
  • Louise Schiele
     
  • Michelle Kingdom
     
  • Afghan Tribal Arts
     

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TAFA's Sister Site, a collective of 70+ handmade shops. Shop the Market!

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Over 2,000 handmade products! Textiles, clay, wood, clothing, jewelry and more!
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This year, we're partnering with Everfest to offer you great deals and unique experiences at IFAM! Members of Everfest Premium get access to 40% off early bird tickets, special VIP tours and more - check it out! bit.ly/2pGqEzL ... See MoreSee Less

This year, were partnering with Everfest to offer you great deals and unique experiences at IFAM! Members of Everfest Premium get access to 40% off early bird tickets, special VIP tours and more - check it out! http://bit.ly/2pGqEzL

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Artizan Made

HEra's textil arts
artizanmade.com/portfolios/heramade/

“She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.”
― Nikki Rowe
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HEras textil arts
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/heramade/

“She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.” 
― Nikki Rowe

Carrie Burckle is a California multi-media artist who makes social commentaries through her work.

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Carrie Burckle is a California multi-media artist who makes social commentaries through her work.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/carrie-ann-burckle/

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Artizan Made

The Loaded Trunk Check her page for kilim pillow sale!
artizanmade.com/portfolios/the-loaded-trunk/

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.”
John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
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The Loaded Trunk  Check her page for kilim pillow sale!
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/the-loaded-trunk/

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” 
― John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life

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Artizan Made

Pillows are featured! Gorgeous fabrics from around the world... Check our market on Artizan Made, too:

artizanmade.com/product-category/home-and-office/pillows/Pillows are a great way to add spark and comfort to a space. Read more and find great handmade pillows on Artizan Made:

artizanmade.com/decorating-with-handmade-pillows/ .... and in our Market: artizanmade.com/product-category/home-and-office/pillows/
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Pillows are featured! Gorgeous fabrics from around the world...  Check our market on Artizan Made, too:

http://artizanmade.com/product-category/home-and-office/pillows/

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Artizan Made

Yarndance Follow for eye popping kaleidoscopes!
artizanmade.com/portfolios/yarndance/

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.”
― Mark Twain
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Yarndance  Follow for eye popping kaleidoscopes!
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/yarndance/

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.” 
― Mark Twain

15 hours ago

Artizan Made

Nothingbutstring
artizanmade.com/portfolios/nothingbutstring/

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
― Albert Einstein

(I never thought of Einstein as a dancer!)
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Nothingbutstring
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/nothingbutstring/

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” 
― Albert Einstein

(I never thought of Einstein as a dancer!)

The Thread Studio™ is an online retail business established in 1995, based in Australia, but selling world-wide. They specialize in unusual and interesting embroidery threads and textile art supplies. Owner Dale Rollerson is a textile artist who focuses on surface design.

www.tafalist.com/profile/the-thread-studio/
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The Thread Studio™ is an online retail business established in 1995, based in Australia, but selling world-wide. They specialize in unusual and interesting embroidery threads and textile art supplies. Owner Dale Rollerson is a textile artist who focuses on surface design.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/the-thread-studio/

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Thanks very much for the share

Jo Grimmer check out the link too

Excellent product and service.

18 hours ago

Craft in America

Installation view of Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained.

Come visit The Center!
Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm
8415 West Third Street 90048
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Installation view of Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained.

Come visit The Center! 
Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm
8415 West Third Street 90048

20 hours ago

Craft in America

Help support Joe BenVenuto who has been diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain cancer by donating to the GoFundMe​ here: www.gofundme.com/UnitedForJoeB

Joe was featured in our most recent episode NATURE. You can watch a clip of him working and talking about the process of blowing glass with Preston Singletary​: www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmOOh2VbpQ&feature=youtu.be&t=6m41swww.craftinamerica.org. NATURE episode Preston Singletary segment. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings) For more on Cr...
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burdock tea. supposed to help stop the growth of a tumor. or .....pau de arco tea

2 days ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Featured beads! $106 per strand
www.etsy.com/listing/199757952/carved-coral-strand-30-mm

"Look at the magnificent scene on these carved coral beads! A phoenix and dragon are head face to face in the sky among the swirling clouds. The scene wraps around the beads, and is framed on each end by a decorative border. The beads are dyed a deep brown color, which falls into the deeper areas of the carving and highlights the raised areas, adding dimension and depth to these textured beads."Afghan Tribal Arts
artizanmade.com/portfolios/afghan-tribal-arts/

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”
― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver
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Featured beads!   $106 per strand
https://www.etsy.com/listing/199757952/carved-coral-strand-30-mm

Look at the magnificent scene on these carved coral beads! A phoenix and dragon are head face to face in the sky among the swirling clouds. The scene wraps around the beads, and is framed on each end by a decorative border. The beads are dyed a deep brown color, which falls into the deeper areas of the carving and highlights the raised areas, adding dimension and depth to these textured beads.

New Market Artist Profile: Juan García Mendoza weaves palm baskets for use in Mexico. The dried palm fiber is sourced locally in communal lands surrounding the Mixtec villages. Geometric zigzag designs on the basket symbolize water or the sacred plumed serpent. In 2010, he began the Arte Palma cooperative with goals of conservation, collaboration and improvement of quality of life, specifically in Oaxaca’s Mixteca and Cañada regions, for women and the elderly. Meet him at IFAM | Santa Fe June 14-16, 2017! Buy your tickets here www.folkartalliance.org/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

New Market Artist Profile: Juan García Mendoza weaves palm baskets for use in Mexico. The dried palm fiber is sourced locally in communal lands surrounding the Mixtec villages. Geometric zigzag designs on the basket symbolize water or the sacred plumed serpent.  In 2010, he began the Arte Palma cooperative with goals of conservation, collaboration and improvement of quality of life, specifically in Oaxaca’s Mixteca and Cañada regions, for women and the elderly. Meet him at IFAM | Santa Fe June 14-16, 2017! Buy your tickets here www.folkartalliance.org/tickets

Take Your Dog to Work Day
It's Take Your Dog to Work Day, so we've got a little something special to share. Meet Gertie, Dolly, Sadie, Loretta, and Hazel - some of our favorite ACC office pals who help us champion craft. Enjoy!
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2 days ago

Handmadeology

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Handmadeology

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2 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

We have had a last minute cancelation for this residential workshop with Susie Gillespie, 3-7 July... Snap it up here bit.ly/2tWVo0W

Residential 5 Day Creative Textile Course, Field To FabricJul 3, 10:00amYalberton Farm House, Yalberton Road, Paignton, DevonResidential 5 Day Creative Textile Course - Flax processing, spinning, weaving and natural dyeing host by Susie Gillespie, £875.

3rd-7th July, 10-4pm each day.

Susie’s workshop and studio are set in the orchards of a 15th Century cider farm in South Devon. Based here she will show you how to process and spin flax grown in her orchard to make a hank of linen. Susie will also show you how to colour your linen using natural dyes.

Susie plants the flax seed (also called linseed) in spring so it is ready to harvest around August. Susie will talk you through the process of rippling, retting and drying and you will be supplied with the flax stems from previous summers for you to start the next stages of processing the flax into linen yarn.

Firstly you will put the stems through a giant wooden crimp called a breaker to reveal the flax fibres. The remaining bits of hard pith that are left on the fibres are then removed with a wooden knife called a scutch.

To prepare the fibres for spinning, you will comb them through fine metal tines (prongs) called a hackle and they will begin to resemble the ponytail of a flaxen haired maiden.

The pony tail is then spread out on a table and wound onto a distaff. Susie will then show you how to tease the fibre off the distaff and onto the spinning wheel to produce the linen yarn.

Once you have a hank of your own linen yarn you can colour it using natural dyes and then move on to the weaving studio, where there are four large shaft floor looms, and begin the process of weaving the linen into cloth to produce your own cushion cover or artwork.

Susie will show you basic weaving techniques as well as her more unusual ideas in weaving. You can weave different textures and experiment with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay. You can also experiment with gesso, paint and earth pigments and (if you are making an art piece) distress, fray, stain, unravel, darn, stitch, cut and sew fragments together.

Suitable for complete beginners and experienced spinners and weavers, you will come away with your own linen cushion cover or piece of artwork designed and created by you.

Price includes five days tuition, all materials, accommodation in the Farm House and Barn House, breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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3 days ago

Craft in America

#FromTheShelves
Craft in America has a growing research library with amazing gems like this exhibition catalogue "Glass America, 1978." Come visit our collection!
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#BeTheFirst to be inspired by folk art innovation at Opening Night of the 2017 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe on Friday, July 14. For more info and tickets, visit www.folkartalliance.org/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

#BeTheFirst to be inspired by folk art innovation at Opening Night of the 2017 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe on Friday, July 14. For more info and tickets, visit www.folkartalliance.org/tickets

Want to listen to a fantastic podcast about Instagram- and specifically learn about shadowbans? Check out this episode by Artists Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio. Jump to 8 mins. in to get right to the start of the good stuff 🙂

www.blogtalkradio.com/artistshelpingartists/2017/05/11/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-instagram

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Instagram
Social Media changes every day. Sometimes these changes are good and sometimes they are not. On today's show we are going to talk about what's new with Instagram. We have the good which is an awesome and free app tool called Linktree. And we have the bad and ugly which is Shadow Banning. You don't w...
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3 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Ever wondered why we think of blue for boys or pink for girls, or why bows and floral designs are absent from boys’ clothing? These aspects of children’s clothing – along with the history of boys in dresses and the taboo of trousers – are just a few of the subjects which will be touched upon in a new talk entitled Made to Wear.
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Ever wondered why we think of blue for boys or pink for girls, or why bows and floral designs are absent from boys’ clothing? These aspects of children’s clothing – along with the history of boys in dresses and the taboo of trousers – are just a few of the subjects which will be touched upon in a new talk entitled Made to Wear.
http://ow.ly/H20U30cNXhw

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How about wearing the colors you LOVE and dressing children likewise without stereotype?

Blue is for women (water) while red is for men (fire)

smocks for ever ,unfashionable

Kirsty Nicolson

Here's a look at some of the artists who were featured at the VIP Preview Party for the International Folk Art Market | Collection at Dallas Market Center yesterday! ... See MoreSee Less

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International Folk Art Alliance

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4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Edinburgh Fair
We're making our way to Edinburgh this Summer, August 19 for the Selvedge Fair.
Buy 2-for-1 tickets when you book in advance using the code SVF17 on our site.
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4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Khadi & Co is a collection by Danish designer Bess Nielsen inspired by Mahatma Gandi's Swadeshi, a movement promoting Indian goods he started in 1918.
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Khadi & Co is a collection by Danish designer Bess Nielsen inspired by Mahatma Gandis Swadeshi, a movement promoting Indian goods he started in 1918.
http://ow.ly/1Cxv30cM0hS

4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

As giant, inexpensive homeware brands such as Ikea continue to grow worldwide, it’s not wholly uncommon for people’s living rooms to end up looking like a page ripped right out of the catalogue. As an antidote to this somewhat homogenous aesthetic, it’s not surprising that an increasing amount of forward-thinking consumers are opting for a more artisanal style of homeware to furnish their lives.
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As giant, inexpensive homeware brands such as Ikea continue to grow worldwide, it’s not wholly uncommon for people’s living rooms to end up looking like a page ripped right out of the catalogue. As an antidote to this somewhat homogenous aesthetic, it’s not surprising that an increasing amount of forward-thinking consumers are opting for a more artisanal style of homeware to furnish their lives.
http://ow.ly/BJSY30cLA1K

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And at the other end of the scale... there's me. Using second hand fabrics and second hand sewing machine to recover a second hand sofa. I'm not sure if it will work yet... but, it's definitely worth a try!

Couldn't agree more with this, what I call the 'high st' look. One of the reasons I gave up my soft furnishings business was because so many people had these rules in their heads they had to follow.

Can't say I find your comment of belittling the masses needing affordable furniture that doesn't fall apart particularly enamoring. Love the wares you sell but only ever window shopping. I like Ikea, I'd be happy post-girl for their wares. Doesn't matter if everyone else is too. I know artisan and handmade needs support, but so do many peoples wallets.

One of the reasons I retrained in textiles and started designing my own fabric which I sell through Spoonflower. It's so nice having fabric "not from the high street" www.spoonflower.com/profiles/peppermintpatty

I love to incorporate hand-made items in my home, however many people don't have confidence in their own sense of design, and basically use the catalogs as a personal decorator.

Yes, just like cheap, disposable clothing has crushed quality, IKEA has crushed the quality furniture business. It's a great time to buy anitiques here in the US, can't give them away.

Hand made in Lincoln Sustainable recycled timber products by Studio Mitate

I love using scraps and recycled materials for my textiles 😉 m.facebook.com/joannaweeninkdesigns/

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5 days ago

Rayela Art

It's henna time in Paducah! Message me if you would like to set up an appointment or have a party locally. ... See MoreSee Less

Its henna time in Paducah! Message me if you would like to set up an appointment or have a party locally.

#TrunkShowTuesday for June 20, 2017
In this week's #TrunkShowTuesday, enjoy art quilts by Margaret Blank, Susan Callahan, Lisa Dodson, Olivia Keating, Regina Marzlin, Ruan Robertson, Norma Schlager, and Dorothy Tuma.

Don't miss any of the fabulous artwork included in the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show. Follow us!
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5 days ago

Surface Design Association

We are obsessed with these swag bags from Dori Settles for our conference in August, Making our Mark! 😍

Early registration ends July 1st! Learn more and register at www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/conferences/conference2017/.

We can't wait to see everyone there!
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We are obsessed with these swag bags from Dori Settles for our conference in August, Making our Mark! 😍

Early registration ends July 1st! Learn more and register at http://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/conferences/conference2017/.                

We cant wait to see everyone there!

We are very excited to help welcome the Waupaca County Board of Supervisors to Jones Publishing this morning! It's great to have our leaders out and about exploring the commerce and opportunity that's bustling in their neighborhood. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Rayela Art

Interested in moving our world towards positive social change? Join the group I started as a response to the Trump administration: Common Ground Creatives in Action. We have had great discussions and sharing there and I'm working on the website for it. The goal is to create change through nonviolence and creative actions that turn down the hate.
www.facebook.com/groups/CommonGroundCreativesInAction/

We stand against this Administration but recognize that it is a reflection of the deep unhappiness and frustration that people feel on all sides. If we move away from blaming parties and start focusing on issues, tackling one problem at a time, we can use our common interests and gifts to create positive change. Let's make a difference!Calling all creatives interested in social change through nonviolence! Common Ground Creatives is a response to the Trump agenda: we are against it.

But, we believe that most of us have more in common than we think. Hate will not solve our problems and we need to find solutions that will allow all life on our planet to thrive. Common Ground Creatives documents positive actions that helps us live in harmony, challenge destructive behaviors and encourage dialog. We want to apply these actions to our own communities, wherever we live.

Join our group to brainstorm and find support:
www.facebook.com/groups/CommonGroundCreativesInAction/

Our website is coming soon and will have a shop for artists creating positive protest and resistance art. Trump is not the problem. He is just a manifestation of the deep discontent and social alienation we find in our society. Let's do some healing and make some changes!

Feel free to post your links about what you are doing on this post.
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Interested in moving our world towards positive social change?  Join the group I started as a response to the Trump administration: Common Ground Creatives in Action.  We have had great discussions and sharing there and Im working on the website for it. The goal is to create change through nonviolence and creative actions that turn down the hate. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommonGroundCreativesInAction/

We stand against this Administration but recognize that it is a reflection of the deep unhappiness and frustration that people feel on all sides. If we move away from blaming parties and start focusing on issues, tackling one problem at a time, we can use our common interests and gifts to create positive change. Lets make a difference!

Our conference, Making our Mark 2017 is just over a month away. There's some exciting speakers and panel discussions that will take place during the course of the week. Niek Pulles will join us to talk about how technology influences their creative practice, as well as their work with Portland-based apparel innovators Nike and Adidas.

Art installation / costume design by Niek Pulles for COMME des GARÇONS / Dover Street Market, Tokyo (Aoyama & Ginza), Kyoto, New York, London, Paris, 2014
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Our conference, Making our Mark 2017 is just over a month away. Theres some exciting speakers and panel discussions that will take place during the course of the week. Niek Pulles will join us to talk about how technology influences their creative practice, as well as their work with Portland-based apparel innovators Nike and Adidas.

Art installation / costume design by Niek Pulles for COMME des GARÇONS / Dover Street Market, Tokyo (Aoyama & Ginza), Kyoto, New York, London, Paris, 2014

6 days ago

Aid to Artisans

Building Buyer Relationships to Last is a key factor in the success of your company. An understanding of the US retail market and of your buyer's aesthetic and mission will shape these relationships. Market research, detailed product information, an overview of competitors, realistic pricing and dependable customer service are essential. Above all, open and frequent communication will ensure your buyer relationships are fruitful and long lasting.

Bring your relationship skills to the next level at the 2017 MRP! Spots are filling up fast. Don't miss this rich learning opportunity.

www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/

#ExportHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Handmade #Global #Connect #Collaborate #Commit #BuyerRelationships #Artisans #AidToArtisans #MarketReadinessProgram #NYNOW #NYC #Fairtrade #Handicraft #Art #Culture
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Building Buyer Relationships to Last is a key factor in the success of your company. An understanding of the US retail market and of your buyers aesthetic and mission will shape these relationships. Market research, detailed product information, an overview of competitors, realistic pricing and dependable customer service are essential. Above all, open and frequent communication will ensure your buyer relationships are fruitful and long lasting.

Bring your relationship skills to the next level at the 2017 MRP! Spots are filling up fast. Dont miss  this rich learning opportunity.

http://www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/

#ExportHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Handmade #Global #Connect #Collaborate #Commit #BuyerRelationships #Artisans #AidToArtisans #MarketReadinessProgram #NYNOW #NYC #Fairtrade #Handicraft #Art #Culture

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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for June 20, 2017
    Welcome to #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the amazing art quilts created for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show by our talented members! In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Margaret Blank, Susan Callahan, Lisa Dodson, Olivia Keating, Regina Marzlin, Ruan Robertson, Norma Schlager, and Dorothy Tuma. See these terrific works of art up close. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com to learn how to host a trunk and spread the news about art quilts! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-20-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • SAQA Featured Artist: Maria Shell
    Maria Shell Maria Shell – Anchorage, Alaska, USA Artist Statement Since 2011, I have been working in a series called Colors Grids. This has been a very satisfying explo-ration of patchwork as art. I love to layer pattern on top of pattern. Essentially, I am piecing, with my sewing machine, my own prints. These quilts are modern day tapestries of color, pattern, repetition, and stitch. According to Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, my Color Grid quilts are inspired by and related to the following quilt blocks–The Red Cross Quilt, Stone Mason’s Puzzle, City Streets, Squares and Square, and my favorite, Crossed Square. Limiting the structure of my work to the traditional quilt block has allowed me to go deep into color and print. How do I get color to vibrate? How do I get a self made print to read against another self made print? How can I stitch these elements together so that the viewer sees ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-15-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for June 13, 2017
    Welcome to #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the amazing art quilts created for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show by our talented members! In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Jay Dodds, Jean Grimes, Doris Hulse, Jennifer Landau, Judy Peterson, Mary Sawabini, Jennifer Solon, and Lynn Welsch. YOU can host one of these fabulous trunks! Contact exhibitions@saqa.com to learn how. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-13-2017By Social Media Manager
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    MarketPlace: Handwork of India, empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty! Fair Trade and handmade, long-lasting elegance!

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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