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2 hours ago

Artizan Made

Mother Mary Inmaculada Santos Carving, Central America, 1920-40 brought to you by Sir Raffles Art & History
artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/

Charles collects Santos from around the world along with other ethnographic carvings and crafts. He describes this one:

General: 14.75" in height. Carved wood and polychrome.

Condition: Glass eyes. The polychrome is almost entirely present. Loss to tips of fingers. Please look over the photos.

Comments: Probably Guatemala, towards the end of the period when hand carved saints were still the usual. Around WWII plaster and later plastic saints pretty much ruined the market for devotional artists. Luckily, there has been growing push back in this area. In any event, this is a very colorful Mary that displays well. A very nice piece for the price.

Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting santos figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued.

$350

#santo #guatemala #vintagecarving #catholic
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Mother Mary Inmaculada Santos Carving, Central America, 1920-40 brought to you by Sir Raffles Art & History
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/

Charles collects Santos from around the world along with other ethnographic carvings and crafts. He describes this one:

General: 14.75 in height. Carved wood and polychrome. 

Condition: Glass eyes. The polychrome is almost entirely present. Loss to tips of fingers. Please look over the photos.

Comments: Probably Guatemala, towards the end of the period when hand carved saints were still the usual. Around WWII plaster and later plastic saints pretty much ruined the market for devotional artists. Luckily, there has been growing push back in this area. In any event, this is a very colorful Mary that displays well. A very nice piece for the price.

Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting santos figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued.

$350

#santo #guatemala #vintagecarving #catholic

Nautilus Fiberarts specializes in katazome and makes silk garment yardage, art quilts, linen noren, pillows, runners, and indigo cottons for quilters.

www.tafalist.com/profile/nautilus-fiberarts/

Waiting for the Sun Worshippers
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Nautilus Fiberarts specializes in katazome and makes silk garment yardage, art quilts, linen noren, pillows, runners, and indigo cottons for quilters.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/nautilus-fiberarts/

Waiting for the Sun Worshippers

3 hours ago

Artizan Made

Hand Turned Exotic Angle Cut Zebrawood and Bloodwood Wooden Crochet Hook Made in USA by TX Artist Bryan Nelson of Nelsonwood
artizanmade.com/portfolios/nelsonwood/

Do we have any crocheters in our audience? Bryan has become well known for his stunning ergonomic hooks. He also sells beautiful pods where they can rest when not in use, serving as a lovely sculpture. Here is his description (referring to the red tipped one):

This beautiful hand turned crochet hook made from Exotic Zebrawood and Bloodwood. The Zebrawood is cut at an angle, which darkens and changes the grain direction. This hook is shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand. Because this hook is hand made there will be variation in appearance, grain and color.

This crochet hook measures 5 3/4" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at it's widest. General guidelines are sizes K 6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4" to 6 1/4" long. Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 3/4" to 7 1/4" long. Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/2" to 8" long. Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the Ergonomic advantage, is maintained each hook is uniquely it's own. You can request a specific length please contact me before ordering a custom length.

Hook size can be marked on the hook but only on request. Just make a note to seller when checking out, there is no charge for this service.

Zebrawood is heavy, hard and strong wood of Microberlinia, also known as Zebrano, is imported from Central Africa, (Gabon, Cameroon, and Congo). The heartwood is a pale golden yellow, distinct from the very pale color of the sapwood and features narrow streaks of dark brown to black. Zebrawood can also be a pale brown with regular or irregular marks of dark brown in varying widths. It is almost always quartersawn to get the exciting alternating color pattern. It is a heavy and hard wood with a somewhat coarse texture, often with an interlocked or wavy grain. The interlocked grain of this wood, like that of many tropical woods, can make it difficult to work.

Bloodwood's heartwood has various shades of rich, lustrous gray-red to deep red with golden luster and variegated yellow and red stripes. The sapwood is yellowish-white and sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Texture is fine to coarse and the grain is straight. Bloodwood is very hard, strong and heavy.

$60
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Hand Turned Exotic Angle Cut Zebrawood and Bloodwood Wooden Crochet Hook Made in USA by TX Artist Bryan Nelson of Nelsonwood
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/nelsonwood/

Do we have any crocheters in our audience? Bryan has become well known for his stunning ergonomic hooks. He also sells beautiful pods where they can rest when not in use, serving as a lovely sculpture.  Here is his description (referring to the red tipped one):

This beautiful hand turned crochet hook made from Exotic Zebrawood and Bloodwood. The Zebrawood is cut at an angle, which darkens and changes the grain direction. This hook is shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand. Because this hook is hand made there will be variation in appearance, grain and color.

This crochet hook measures 5 3/4 to 8 long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4 to 1 in diameter at its widest. General guidelines are sizes K 6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4 to 6 1/4 long. Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 3/4 to 7 1/4 long. Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/2 to 8 long. Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the Ergonomic advantage, is maintained each hook is uniquely its own. You can request a specific length please contact me before ordering a custom length.

Hook size can be marked on the hook but only on request. Just make a note to seller when checking out, there is no charge for this service.

Zebrawood is heavy, hard and strong wood of Microberlinia, also known as Zebrano, is imported from Central Africa, (Gabon, Cameroon, and Congo). The heartwood is a pale golden yellow, distinct from the very pale color of the sapwood and features narrow streaks of dark brown to black. Zebrawood can also be a pale brown with regular or irregular marks of dark brown in varying widths. It is almost always quartersawn to get the exciting alternating color pattern. It is a heavy and hard wood with a somewhat coarse texture, often with an interlocked or wavy grain. The interlocked grain of this wood, like that of many tropical woods, can make it difficult to work.

Bloodwoods heartwood has various shades of rich, lustrous gray-red to deep red with golden luster and variegated yellow and red stripes. The sapwood is yellowish-white and sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Texture is fine to coarse and the grain is straight. Bloodwood is very hard, strong and heavy.

$60

Passport to Folk Art Trips...a life-changing opportunity to meet master folk artists in their home countries, experience rich histories and traditions firsthand, and connect with the artists that are creating a better future for their communities through folk art. www.folkartalliance.org/passport/

Cuba: January January 12 – 22, 2018...Only Two Spots Left!!
Indonesia: Java & Bali, September 17-29, 2018

Visit www.folkartalliance.org/passport/ and book your trip today! #wanderlust #passportfolkart #folkart15 #folkartfan
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Passport to Folk Art Trips...a life-changing opportunity to meet master folk artists in their home countries, experience rich histories and traditions firsthand, and connect with the artists that are creating a better future for their communities through folk art. https://www.folkartalliance.org/passport/  

Cuba: January January 12 – 22, 2018...Only Two Spots Left!! 
Indonesia: Java & Bali, September 17-29, 2018 

Visit https://www.folkartalliance.org/passport/  and book your trip today! #wanderlust #passportfolkart #folkart15 #folkartfan

6 hours ago

Craft in America

We would like to thank everyone that joined us at our opening reception for Gerardo Monterrubio.

If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, the exhibition is on view through November 25, 2017 at the Center.

#pstlala #gerardomonterrubio #craftinamerica #manomade #ceramics @ Craft in America
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We would like to thank everyone that joined us at our opening reception for Gerardo Monterrubio. 

If you havent had a chance to see it yet, the exhibition is on view through November 25, 2017 at the Center.

#pstlala #gerardomonterrubio #craftinamerica #manomade #ceramics @ Craft in America

New journal alert! Our Fall 2017 Journal, Color is out now. Become a member today to receive our quarterly journals. Cover image is from Jesse Harrod, titled “Rangers–Blue One.”

To learn more visit: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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New journal alert! Our Fall 2017 Journal, Color is out now. Become a member today to receive our quarterly journals. Cover image is from Jesse Harrod, titled “Rangers–Blue One.”

To learn more visit: http://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

9 hours ago

Artizan Made

Brown Velvet Embroidered Cowl Scarf by Jane Porter Fashion

www.jporterfashion.com/shop/brown-velvet-embroidered-cowl-scarf/

This silk velvet infinity scarf was created by a fabric embroidered with an 18th century design by M Guegain & Sons in northern France. It is lined with aqua silk crepe fabric to compliment the embroidery on the brown silk velvet. Cut on the bias to ensure a fantastic drape, the scarf can be washed and dried on a delicate cycle. The double twist allows one to arrange the colors in different ways.

Just put it on and go.

The cowl can also be worn as a headband for a chic look. Comfortable, easy care, and travel friendly for the woman who wants to look great with minimal effort. It makes a wonderful gift, too.

Silk Velvet: 18% Silk, 82% Rayon, Silk Crepe

$45

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Explore Jane's other scarves when you are on her site! Affordable, elegant and one of a kind! Jane is an Artizan sponsor and we appreciate her support.

#scarf #teal #velvet
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Brown Velvet Embroidered Cowl Scarf by Jane Porter Fashion

https://www.jporterfashion.com/shop/brown-velvet-embroidered-cowl-scarf/

This silk velvet infinity scarf was created by a fabric  embroidered with an 18th century design by M Guegain & Sons in northern France. It is lined with aqua silk crepe fabric to compliment the embroidery on the brown silk velvet.  Cut on the bias to ensure a fantastic drape, the scarf can be washed and dried on a delicate cycle.  The double twist allows one to arrange the colors in different ways.   

Just put it on and go.

The cowl can also be worn as a headband for a chic look.  Comfortable, easy care, and travel friendly for the woman who wants to look great with minimal effort.  It makes a wonderful gift, too.

Silk Velvet:  18% Silk, 82% Rayon, Silk Crepe

$45

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Explore Janes other scarves when you are on her site! Affordable, elegant and one of a kind! Jane is an Artizan sponsor and we appreciate her support.

#scarf  #teal  #velvet

Prayer to Monet 2014 by Ann Dunbar Mixed media.
www.artmajeur.com/en/artist/threads/collection/jardins-des-reves-at-monets-garden-summer-2014/155...

Ann has developed her own technique of stitching on paper. Her water colors often depict nature scenes and urban views in France. This piece:

30x40 cm ~ Painting, Watercolor ~ Paper

Monet's lake in its full glory in the summer of 2014
Embroidery on water colour. Ann version and sensory emotions contemplating at the lac borders.

Framed in hard wood oak and mounted in archival, museum quality card/anti UV anti refelective glass 2mm

This artwork is framed (Edge, Wood, Other)

$1,121

There are many other works for sale in her shop, so look around. She keeps her Facebook page updated. Follow her to see new work!

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Ann is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank her for her support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin'!
Become one, too! www.tafalist.com/tafa-sponsors/

Explore our member profiles:
www.tafalist.com/tafa-members/
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Prayer to Monet 2014 by Ann Dunbar Mixed media.
https://www.artmajeur.com/en/artist/threads/collection/jardins-des-reves-at-monets-garden-summer-2014/1553110/artwork/prayer-to-monet/8029048

Ann has developed her own technique of stitching on paper. Her water colors often depict nature scenes and urban views in France. This piece:

30x40 cm ~ Painting, Watercolor ~ Paper

Monets lake in its full glory in the summer of 2014
Embroidery on water colour. Ann version and sensory emotions contemplating at the lac borders.

Framed in hard wood oak and mounted in archival, museum quality card/anti UV anti refelective glass 2mm

This artwork is framed (Edge, Wood, Other)

$1,121

There are many other works for sale in her shop, so look around. She keeps her Facebook page updated. Follow her to see new work!

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Ann is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank her 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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Magnificent work and colours.

Love this! Breathtaking

10 hours ago

Artizan Made

Turquoise, Sterling, Fine Silver and 18K Gold Pendant by
Lilygirl Original Wearable Art by A. Denise Rollings-Martin
artizanmade.com/portfolios/lilygirl-original-wearable-art/

Denise's work has a feminine and intricate quality that is easily recognizable once familiar with her style. Her shop on Etsy has just a few items as she is in her show season, but look through past sales and contact her to see if she has something similar in stock. This piece in her words:

I purchase all my Turquoise from the miners who mine it and this piece is no exception. This lovely piece of sky blue Turquoise is from the Cripple Creek mines in Colorado. It shows the pale red Quartz matrix on the front and back. I prefer to leave Turquoise as natural as possible with as little polishing and removal of material as the design allows. I've dressed it with hammered and formed swirls, boules and flourishes of Sterling, Fine Silver and 18K Gold. It's topped with 3 hammered and formed Fine Silver caps. The pendant measures 1 5/8" wide x 2 5/16" tall, plus a 5/16" bail large enough to accommodate a substantial chain or leather cord.

$235

All my Jewelry Art is one of a kind and handmade by me. I use only natural gemstones, fossils, Freshwater and South Sea Pearls, Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, 14K and 18K Gold - no glass, acrylic or man-made stones. This one of a kind pendant comes with a fine leather cord and a signed Lilygirl tag listing all the materials used. Turn around time is 2 days from receipt of the order and your Turquoise, Sterling and Fine Silver Pendant will be shipped USPS Priority shipping, insured and beautifully wrapped for gift giving.
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Turquoise, Sterling, Fine Silver and 18K Gold Pendant by 
Lilygirl Original Wearable Art by A. Denise Rollings-Martin
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/lilygirl-original-wearable-art/

Denises work has a feminine and intricate quality that is easily recognizable once familiar with her style. Her shop on Etsy has just a few items as she is in her show season, but look through past sales and contact her to see if she has something similar in stock.  This piece in her words:

I purchase all my Turquoise from the miners who mine it and this piece is no exception. This lovely piece of sky blue Turquoise is from the Cripple Creek mines in Colorado. It shows the pale red Quartz matrix on the front and back. I prefer to leave Turquoise as natural as possible with as little polishing and removal of material as the design allows. Ive dressed it with hammered and formed swirls, boules and flourishes of Sterling, Fine Silver and 18K Gold. Its topped with 3 hammered and formed Fine Silver caps. The pendant measures 1 5/8 wide x 2 5/16 tall, plus a 5/16 bail large enough to accommodate a substantial chain or leather cord.

$235

All my Jewelry Art is one of a kind and handmade by me. I use only natural gemstones, fossils, Freshwater and South Sea Pearls, Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, 14K and 18K Gold - no glass, acrylic or man-made stones. This one of a kind pendant comes with a fine leather cord and a signed Lilygirl tag listing all the materials used. Turn around time is 2 days from receipt of the order and your Turquoise, Sterling and Fine Silver Pendant will be shipped USPS Priority shipping, insured and beautifully wrapped for gift giving.

#TrunkShowTuesday for October 17, 2017
In this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday presentation, we feature artwork by SAQA members Pamela Burns, Robynne Cole, Sarah Entsminger, Julia Graber, Lynda Mariani, Denise Oyama Miller, Sonya Prchal, and Alison Schwabe.

Check out the entire #TrunkShow and learn how YOU can host a trunk: saqa.com/trunkshow

Stop back each Tuesday for more art quilt inspiration!
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We had so many great comments when we had our trunk show in Sheridan, WY. It was wonderful exposure for art quilts.

14 hours ago

Selvedge Magazine

Fast forward to next summer... and you could be basket weaving at Chateau Dumas with Annemarie O'Sullivan. Take a look at this beautiful video by Alun Callender of O'Sullivan at work... To find out more visit our website: bit.ly/2yrwc6bFollowing artist Annemarie O’Sullivan from cutting her willow at the start of the year in the midst of winter to the summer at her studio in East Sussex where… ... See MoreSee Less

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Wendy Mamattah of Braid and Stitch creates African inspired quilt patterns.
Learn more:
www.tafalist.com/profile/braid-and-stitch/
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Braid and Stitch Quilt and Fiber Art

She sells African fabric in her Etsy shop. This Art Quilt is also available there.

Artist Statement
1. This artwork is raw edge, machine appliqued and machine quilted with Kente prints as fabric of choice. Background fabric is hand dyed Turquoise batik.

2. Quilt has a Magenta color binding and hanging sleeve attached at the back.

3. Art piece was created using the combined technique of Applique, Silhouette, Fabric manipulation, Embroidery and intense thread painting technique.

Dimensions
72" Wide and 40" Long.

This is an Original piece of art created in August of 2016.

#tafalist curated by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
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Wendy Mamattah of Braid and Stitch creates African inspired quilt patterns.
Learn more:
https://www.tafalist.com/profile/braid-and-stitch/
Follow TAFAList on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tafalist
Braid and Stitch Quilt and Fiber Art

She sells African fabric in her Etsy shop.  This Art Quilt is also available there.

Artist Statement
1. This artwork is raw edge, machine appliqued and machine quilted with Kente prints as fabric of choice. Background fabric is hand dyed Turquoise batik.

2. Quilt has a Magenta color binding and hanging sleeve attached at the back.

3. Art piece was created using the combined technique of Applique, Silhouette, Fabric manipulation, Embroidery and intense thread painting technique.

Dimensions
72 Wide and 40 Long.

This is an Original piece of art created in August of 2016.

#tafalist curated by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories

Although Textiil is selling these as tablecloths, these textiles sew up beautifully and are a nice weight for quilts. Matching napkins are now available, too. "The batik cloths are crafted from plant based dyes using the traditional block batik wax resist process."

www.textiil.com/tabletop/

Sally is currently traveling in Indonesia, meeting with artisans and placing orders for next year. Keep up with her news on her Facebook page!

Textiil is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Sally for her support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin'!
Become one, too! www.tafalist.com/tafa-sponsors/

Explore our member profiles:
www.tafalist.com/tafa-members/
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Although Textiil is selling these as tablecloths, these textiles sew up beautifully and are a nice weight for quilts. Matching napkins are now available, too.  The batik cloths are crafted from plant based dyes using the traditional block batik wax resist process.

https://www.textiil.com/tabletop/

Sally is currently traveling in Indonesia, meeting with artisans and placing orders for next year. Keep up with her news on her Facebook page!

Textiil is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Sally 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/

2017 ACC Emerging Artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk​
Meet this year's ACC Emerging Voices Artist award winner, Jennifer Ling Datchuk. Full profile and video: ow.ly/G8W130fVjJH.
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3 days ago

Craft in America

Gerardo Monterrubio's work is painted around the abstract forms he creates; the imagery wraps around each piece and interacts with the forms (making his work extremely difficult to photograph).

Join us in person for the full 3D experience this afternoon from 4-6pm at the Center for Monterrubio's opening reception.

Pacific Standard Time #clay #pottery #vessel #mural #painting #pstlala #craftinamerica #manomade
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Gerardo Monterrubios work is painted around the abstract forms he creates; the imagery wraps around each piece and interacts with the forms (making his work extremely difficult to photograph).

Join us in person for the full 3D experience this afternoon from 4-6pm at the Center for Monterrubios opening reception.

Pacific Standard Time #clay #pottery #vessel #mural #painting #pstlala #craftinamerica #manomade

3 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Have you subscribed to our FREE email publication Fiber Art Friday?

Yesterday's edition featured news of art quilt exhibitions, and a great selection of artwork eye candy, too! Check it out!

www.saqa.com/resources.php?cat=36
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Have you subscribed to our FREE email publication Fiber Art Friday? 

Yesterdays edition featured news of art quilt exhibitions, and a great selection of artwork eye candy, too! Check it out!

http://www.saqa.com/resources.php?cat=36

Comment on Facebook

Your sign up form asks for a zip code of 5 numbers. UK postcodes are longer and include letters - fortunately it accepted 12345

Hmmm...I wasn't asked for my zip/postal code, but for my e-mail address. All seemed to go well, and I was told I'd get an e-mail with a link to double-confirm *my* e-mail address...but it hasn't come (that was over an hour ago...).

4 days ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

I love these square beads! We usually have several shades of green jade but right now just have the emerald ones listed. Only $22 a strand!

Check them out:
www.etsy.com/listing/153572360/emerald-square-bead-strand-8-mm-squareAfghan Tribal Arts
artizanmade.com/portfolios/afghan-tribal-arts/

Wonderful square jade beads that were hand cut!
Average Dimensions:

Bead Size: 8 mm
Strand Length: 15 inches (37 centimeters)

These beads are emerald jade, a deep forest green, almost looks black. $22 per strand

Jade Properties: (JewelrySupplier.com)

Mental Healing
According to followers of the New Age, Jade encourages practicality, wisdom, mental peace and tolerance of others. They also believe it can rejuvenate during periods of stress, reduce fears, banish negative thoughts and increase a person’s capacity for giving and receiving love. Jade makes a good worry stone and is often used in rosaries.

Spiritual healers attribute different abilities to each color of Jade. They recommend blue for aid in meditation, brown when entering a new phase in life, green for the management of passionate feelings, lavender for repairing a broken heart, red for generating emotional energy, white for problem-solving, yellow for people with a lack of energy.

Physical Healing
Crystal healers associate Jade with ailments of the immune system, thymus, heart, kidney and nervous system. Nephrite is actually derived from the Greek word for kidneys and is still a remedy among healers for Nephritic Colic. The crystal healing followers also believe it can stimulate white blood cell and adrenaline production, which could account for its long association with sports. Eastern athletes believe it can darken in times of superior fitness and lighten when illness comes.

Chakras
Crown Chakra
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Afghan Tribal Arts specializes in handcut, unpolished beads from Afghanistan and the region. Working with artisans directly in the Peshawar region, your purchase helps support small workshops who work in traditions established over centuries in the Silk Road. Afghanistan has great wealth in its natural resources, including an endless variety of semi-precious stones. Unpolished stones take in the oils of the skin with wear and develop a deep patina over time.
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I love these square beads! We usually have several shades of green jade but right now just have the emerald ones listed. Only $22 a strand!

Check them out:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/153572360/emerald-square-bead-strand-8-mm-square

Amazing sculpting process!

Juliana Lepine Sculptures
A little bit of the process of sculpting Freddie Mercury <3
Music by Gary Smyth:
www.facebook.com/GaryFSmyth/
Sculpting products:
JLS Store
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4 days ago

Craft in America

Just a tiny taste of Gerardo Monterrubio's new body of work, opening tomorrow from 4-6pm at the Craft in America Center (8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles CA 90048). Hope to see you there!

#ManoMade #craftinamericacenter #PSTLALA Pacific Standard Time
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Just a tiny taste of Gerardo Monterrubios new body of work, opening tomorrow from 4-6pm at the Craft in America Center (8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles CA 90048). Hope to see you there!

#ManoMade #craftinamericacenter #PSTLALA Pacific Standard Time

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Terrific Work!!!!

4 days ago

Fair Trade Federation

Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook.
2. Make sure to like and tag us!

See prize details and sweepstakes rules at www.fairtradefederation.org/fairtrademonth-giveaway/.
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Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook. 
2. Make sure to like and tag us! 

See prize details and sweepstakes rules at www.fairtradefederation.org/fairtrademonth-giveaway/.

4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

The Selvedge team brings a curated collection of merchants and makers to Charleston House for the first time. Our exhibitors will sell a range of rare vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skillfully handmade textile treasures. The fair offers the perfect opportunity to meet makers, catch up with old friends, and pick up that special something. Enjoy a guided walk in the South Downs with our free map, relax with a cup of tea or a delicious lunch made with seasonal British produce in the Outer Studio Cafe, tour the house and learn about the lives of the Bloomsbury Group - or paint a lampshade with Cressida Bell. We hope to see you there.

Find out more about the event at bit.ly/2eZp0cq
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The Selvedge team brings a curated collection of merchants and makers to Charleston House for the first time. Our exhibitors will sell a range of rare vintage fabrics, covetable haberdashery and skillfully handmade textile treasures. The fair offers the perfect opportunity to meet makers, catch up with old friends, and pick up that special something. Enjoy a guided walk in the South Downs with our free map, relax with a cup of tea or a delicious lunch made with seasonal British produce in the Outer Studio Cafe, tour the house and learn about the lives of the Bloomsbury Group - or paint a lampshade with Cressida Bell. We hope to see you there. 

Find out more about the event at bit.ly/2eZp0cq

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Sounds like a great event and venue!

Love this idea. Wish I was closer.

5 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Every year, Selvedge hosts several all-inclusive craft workshops at Chateau Dumas, a private estate with 18th century interiors, a large pool glorious panoramic views - set on a hill in peaceful, rolling countryside. During the workshop week there is a visit to the nearby, atmospheric Sunday morning food and craft market in St Antonin-Noble-Val, the medieval town where the films Charlotte Gray and The Hundred Foot Journey were filmed. We've added more workshops for 2018 including Painting Cloth with Sarah Campbell.

Find out more about our residential workshops in France:
www.selvedge.org/collections/workshops-at-chateau-dumas
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Every year, Selvedge hosts several all-inclusive craft workshops at Chateau Dumas, a private estate with 18th century interiors, a large pool glorious panoramic views - set on a hill in peaceful, rolling countryside. During the workshop week there is a visit to the nearby, atmospheric Sunday morning food and craft market in St Antonin-Noble-Val, the medieval town where the films Charlotte Gray and The Hundred Foot Journey were filmed. Weve added more workshops for 2018 including Painting Cloth with Sarah Campbell. 

Find out more about our residential workshops in France: 
www.selvedge.org/collections/workshops-at-chateau-dumas

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ouch! and I thought the courses at West Dean were expensive!

Amazing workshops .. shame Australia is so far away 💖

John Tanner.... you should definitely do this

Sounds wonderful x

!!!

How about it Anna Meikle Kathryn Koon Myfanwy Walters?

Nicky Harwood

Sarah Lowes

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5 days ago

Rayela Art

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Real life watercolor art? 🌊
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New journal is on the horizon, but here's one from our Summer 2017 Journal, Making our Mark. Have you subscribed yet?

Piece is from Magda Soboń, titled Venus.
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New journal is on the horizon, but heres one from our Summer 2017 Journal, Making our Mark. Have you subscribed yet? 

Piece is from Magda Soboń, titled Venus.

5 days ago

Aid to Artisans

Are you ready? Do you want to introduce your products at a major U.S. wholesale market but don’t know first steps to take? Join us at the 2018 Winter Las Vegas Market - January 28th – February 1st, 2018. Become an exhibitor at the nation’s fastest growing trade show for gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace, Be part of two pre- market interactive webinars, and on-site individual mentoring and coaching from Aid To Artisans consultants and make your LVM experience a success!

Reserve your spot today!

www.aidtoartisans.org



#AidToArtisans #LVMkt #ExportHandmade #DiscoverHandmade #HandmadeIsModern
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Are you ready? Do you want to introduce your  products at a major U.S. wholesale market but don’t know first steps to take? Join us at the 2018 Winter Las Vegas Market - January 28th – February 1st, 2018. Become an exhibitor  at the nation’s fastest growing trade show for gift and home décor market and  the leading furniture marketplace,  Be part of  two pre- market interactive webinars, and on-site individual mentoring and coaching from Aid To Artisans consultants and  make your LVM experience a success!
 
Reserve your spot today!

www.aidtoartisans.org
 
 

#AidToArtisans #LVMkt #ExportHandmade #DiscoverHandmade #HandmadeIsModern

6 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Lampshade painting with Cressida Bell
This Saturday at the Selvedge Fair at Charleston Cressida Bell will be running a series of lampshade painting workshops. Spaces still available, to avoid disappointment pre-book here www.selvedge.org/collections/hosted-workshops/products/6-may-2017-lampshade-painting-with-cressid...
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Bridget Geiser here's a new project for your mother!

Bravaaaaaaaaaa!

Lisa W. Walsh

Bonnie Russell

6 days ago

Craft in America

Join us for the opening of Mano-Made: Gerardo Monterrubio this Saturday at the Center from 4-6pm

8415 West Third Street 90048

Pacific Standard Time #pstlala Ceramics Monthly #ceramics #art #mural #porcelain #craftinaerica
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Join us for the opening of Mano-Made: Gerardo Monterrubio this Saturday at the Center from 4-6pm

8415 West Third Street 90048

Pacific Standard Time #pstlala Ceramics Monthly #ceramics #art #mural #porcelain #craftinaerica

Do you love fair trade? Work for a fair trade business! Check out our job board for current openings: www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board ... See MoreSee Less

Do you love fair trade? Work for a fair trade business! Check out our job board for current openings: www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board

1 week ago

Craft in America

Please join us at the Craft in America Center for a talk by ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio on Saturday, October 28 at 4pm.

Monterrubio, who is featured in Mano-Made and Craft in America: NEIGHBORS, is a master storyteller and illustrator who gives new relevance to the ancient tradition of the decorated ceramic vessel. Melding stylistic elements of Mexican mural painting with his artistic origins as a graffiti artist, Monterrubio breathes new life to clay forms.

Monterrubio was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. After obtaining a BFA in Ceramic Arts from California State University, Long Beach, he received his MFA from UCLA and currently teaches at Long Beach City College. His work is in the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA) and a few select private collections.

Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

This event is free and open to the public. Please reserve your seat: rsvp@craftinamerica.org

Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048

Gerardo Monterrubio Artist TalkOct 28, 4:00pmCraft in AmericaPlease join us at the Craft in America Center for a talk by ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio on Saturday, October 28 at 4pm.

Monterrubio, who is featured in Mano-Made and Craft in America: NEIGHBORS, is a master storyteller and illustrator who gives new relevance to the ancient tradition of the decorated ceramic vessel. Melding stylistic elements of Mexican mural painting with his artistic origins as a graffiti artist, Monterrubio breathes new life to clay forms.

Monterrubio was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. After obtaining a BFA in Ceramic Arts from California State University, Long Beach, he received his MFA from UCLA and currently teaches at Long Beach City College. His work is in the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA) and a few select private collections.

Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

This event is free and open to the public. Please reserve your seat: rsvp@craftinamerica.org

Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Gerardo Monterrubio Artist Talk

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Check out videos on the Craft in America website, featuring Gerardo Monterrubio and his work. www.craftinamerica.org/shorts/gerardo-monterrubio-on-his-puno-de-tierra/

#TrunkShowTuesday for October 10, 2017
We now return you to our regularly scheduled #TrunkShowTuesday presentation!

This week we feature artwork by Julea Boswell, Maya Chaimovich, Gerrie Congdon, Linda Filby-Fisher, Ellen Lindner, Patricia Porter, June Robertson, and Kate Schneider-Braus.

Check out the entire #TrunkShow on the website: saqa.com/trunkshow
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These vintage beaded pieces look great on jean jackets, bags, and anywhere you need a spot of handmade color!

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts?section_id=6557370Afghan Tribal Arts
There are several of these sets on the Afghan Tribal Arts Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts?section_id=6557370

The beaded disks have been salvaged from a garment or other piece. Called "Gul I Peron", which means "dress flower", patches like this one are used by the Kuchi and other nomadic people in Afghanistan as a design element in their clothing. It might be sewn on to a dress or vest or on to another textile.

Estimated age: 1980's

Afghan Tribal Arts is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Abdul for his support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin'!
Become one, too! www.tafalist.com/tafa-sponsors/

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These vintage beaded pieces look great on jean jackets, bags, and anywhere you need a spot of handmade color!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts?section_id=6557370

1 week ago

Fair Trade Federation

Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook.
2. Make sure to like and tag us!

See prize details and sweepstakes rules at www.fairtradefederation.org/fairtrademonth-giveaway/.
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Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook. 
2. Make sure to like and tag us! 

See prize details and sweepstakes rules at www.fairtradefederation.org/fairtrademonth-giveaway/.

1 week ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Registration is now open!

The 2018 Conference will be held April 5-8, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas

Our organizing committee is planning a full schedule of fun activities, including local tours, regional exhibitions and a river cruise!

Speakers include Jane Dunnewold and Meg Cox
Breakout sessions on design basics, tips for teachers, and artistic journeys PLUS Critique Workshop
Local artist panel discussions and the return of the popular Lightning Talks
Opening of the TEXtiles regional exhibition (SAQA Texas) - includes gallery talk right at the hotel
Vendor Marketplace (Thursday only) with a great selection of beautiful items
Opportunities to connect with other members at Friday Night Out and Saturday banquet
Tours of San Antonio's creative side and art museums
And much more!

Join our Conference FB Group to interact with other attendees!

2018 SAQA Conference: TEXtiles!Apr 5, 12:00pmDrury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk 105 South St Mary's Street San Antonio, TX 78205Registration is now open!

The 2018 Conference will be held April 5-8, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas

Our organizing committee is planning a full schedule of fun activities, including local tours, regional exhibitions and a river cruise!

Speakers include Jane Dunnewold and Meg Cox
Breakout sessions on design basics, tips for teachers, and artistic journeys PLUS Critique Workshop
Local artist panel discussions and the return of the popular Lightning Talks
Opening of the TEXtiles regional exhibition (SAQA Texas) - includes gallery talk right at the hotel
Vendor Marketplace (Thursday only) with a great selection of beautiful items
Opportunities to connect with other members at Friday Night Out and Saturday banquet
Tours of San Antonio's creative side and art museums
And much more!

Join our Conference FB Group to interact with other attendees!
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2018 SAQA Conference: TEXtiles!

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I can't wait! Community is the BEST part of being a SAQA member! <3

We think so too! Thanks Cynthia. 😁

Ei Len just to get an idea

Omg, this little puppet video is wonderful!
www.facebook.com/JuniperTreePuppets/posts/10155836605683024

UNC-TV
In the mountains of North Carolina, one puppeteer brings nature to life... enchanting children & adults alike.
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Wow... He is amazing!!!

Cool!

Juliana Lepine Sculptures
A little bit of the process of sculpting Freddie Mercury <3
Music by Gary Smyth:
www.facebook.com/GaryFSmyth/
Sculpting products:
JLS Store
“To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com”
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Amazing!

Marie Runestam

Simultaneously creepy and amazing!

Love him

Unbelievable

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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for October 17, 2017
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TrunkShowTuesday-2017-10-17.mp4 In this week’s presentation, we feature artwork by Pamela Burns, Robynne Cole, Sarah Entsminger, Julia Graber, Lynda Mariani, Denise Oyama Miller, Sonya Prchal, and Alison Schwabe. Check out the entire #TrunkShow and learn how YOU can host a trunk: saqa.com/trunkshow Don’t forget to Subscribe to our blog (at top left) so you don’t miss any upcoming posts! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on October-16-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • Finding Focus
    Home and studio, in Autumn.My word, I’ve been away from this blog for a long time, so it is time to remedy that.   It is mid-October, getting to be late autumn in the WI Northwoods. Autumn color.After a couple brief periods of unusually warm temps for this time of year, we have now settled down into cool, crisp days, and frost warnings some nights.   The cooler temps are a reminder that snow is coming and there is outdoor work to be done,  including splitting wood for the kitchen woodburning range, before the snows arrive. View from the lakeside porch.Back in February I had cataract surgery on my right eye, followed by a few restrictions, in the dead of winter,… no snow shoveling, no carrying wood, no chopping ice, which was then followed by inflammation and more drops.  This was over a couple months.  A new right lens in my glasses and I was told my vision was 20/20.  I could ... read more
    Source: Janice Zindel – Shuttle Works StudioPublished on October-12-2017By janicezindel
    5 days ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for October 10, 2017
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TrunkShowTuesday-2017-10-10.mp4 We now return you to our regularly scheduled #TrunkShowTuesday presentation! This week we feature artwork by Julea Boswell, Maya Chaimovich, Gerrie Congdon, Linda Filby-Fisher, Ellen Lindner, Patricia Porter, June Robertson, and Kate Schneider-Braus. Check out the entire #TrunkShow on the website: saqa.com/trunkshow ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on October-10-2017By Social Media Manager
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