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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  • Afghan Tribal Arts
     

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

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10 hours ago

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

If you are attending the NY NOW in February, be sure to look up Textiil who will be there with natural batiks and woven home goods from Indonesia. Sally's focus is on pillows, table cloths, napkins and yardage. Introduce yourself and tell her you saw her on TAFA!

See more of what Textiil has to offer: www.textiil.com/

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/

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Textiil - Booth #644 at NY NOW Winter MarketFeb 3, 9:00amJavits CenterTextiil will be exhibiting our artisan Javanese batik home goods in the HANDMADE® GLOBAL DESIGN category - Booth #644 in the River Pavilion at NY NOW - THE MARKET FOR HOME, LIFESTYLE + GIFT
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Textiil - Booth #644 at NY NOW Winter Market

Amy Meissner, Artist, lives in Anchorage, Alaska and uses the quilt form to explore the collision of personal history, family and inner fear.

www.tafalist.com/profile/amy-meissner-textile-artist/

Fossil No. 1

#fossil #anchorage #textile
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Amy Meissner, Artist, lives in Anchorage, Alaska and uses the quilt form to explore the collision of personal history, family and inner fear.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/amy-meissner-textile-artist/

Fossil No. 1

#fossil #anchorage #textile

12 hours ago

Artizan Made

The Woodissimo music boxes are handmade by Kata Asmany in Hungary. They are made with a fretsaw and play classical tunes. Relax your mind… HoldNapután Művészeti Műhely

artizanmade.com/portfolios/woodissimo/

Star Wars!! You can also buy more papers for different tunes.

#starwars #musicbox #hungary

HoldNapután Művészeti Műhely
Star Wars music box
woodissimo.etsy.com
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13 hours ago

Craft in America

Thank you to everyone that came to the symposium at @lacma and joined us for the closing of Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone that came to the symposium at @lacma and joined us for the closing of Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.

Last call to apply for our development internship opportunity! ACC is looking for an energetic person interested in learning about philanthropy work at a nonprofit. Find out more details and how to apply here: ow.ly/FVw230hAuIJ. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested. We start reviewing applications on Monday. ... See MoreSee Less

Last call to apply for our development internship opportunity! ACC is looking for an energetic person interested in learning about philanthropy work at a nonprofit. Find out more details and how to apply here: http://ow.ly/FVw230hAuIJ. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested. We start reviewing applications on Monday.

21 hours ago

Artizan Made

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. Cold where you are? This chunky cowl will keep you warm!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/jwrobel/
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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. Cold where you are? This chunky cowl will keep you warm!

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

23 hours ago

Artizan Made

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art lives in Jaffa, 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. This one is a naughty boy... 🙂

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Laura Lee Burch Textile Art lives in Jaffa, 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. This one is a naughty boy...  :)

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

Repost from tafa member on Instagram Sandra Caceres Simons - "In my ancestral and primitive territories exploration new ways of weaving appear with the first knots, the first lacing: the origins. I have returned to bring the magic of my trip... Happy new year to all with love. S. . ."
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Sandra Caceres Simons is a Peruvian textile artist who celebrates form and texture through alpaca and organic cotton. She creates large scale wall sculptures that focus on organic shapes, reminding us of the natural world. .
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#tafalist #textileinspiration curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
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Repost from tafa member on Instagram Sandra Caceres Simons - In my ancestral and primitive territories exploration new ways of weaving appear with the first knots, the first lacing: the origins. I have returned to bring the magic of my trip... Happy new year to all with love. S. . .
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https://www.tafalist.com/profile/sandra-caceres-simons/

Sandra Caceres Simons is a Peruvian textile artist who celebrates form and texture through alpaca and organic cotton. She creates large scale wall sculptures that focus on organic shapes, reminding us of the natural world. .
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 #tafalist #textileinspiration curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories

Watch as this artist builds realistic looking doll faces...

My Modern Met
These dolls, handmade by artist Michael Zajkov, are incredibly lifelike. Watch a master at work.
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Kingsley

Compared to what?

Amazing

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Amazing work!

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1 day ago

Artizan Made

Wassupbrothers offers cute, lovable, ethical toys from the heart of Russia. Olga sells on Etsy and ships all over the world!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/wassupbrothers/
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Wassupbrothers offers cute, lovable, ethical toys from the heart of Russia.  Olga sells on Etsy and ships all over the world!

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

2 days ago

Craft in America

Join Craft in America to celebrate the closing of our final Mano-Made exhibition and the catalog launch of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 20 from 4-7pm at the Center.
goo.gl/nvYWc1

#pstlala #manomade #craftinamerica
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Join Craft in America to celebrate the closing of our final Mano-Made exhibition and the catalog launch of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 20 from 4-7pm at the Center.
https://goo.gl/nvYWc1

#pstlala #manomade #craftinamerica

2 days ago

Fair Trade Federation

Winter 2018 Fair Trade GatheringFeb 5, 6:00pmGotham West MarketAre you in the NYC area or attending the NY NOW gift show? Join us for a fair trade gathering at Gotham West Market at 6pm on Monday, February 5 to network and relax after the show. ... See MoreSee Less

Winter 2018 Fair Trade Gathering

3 days ago

Rayela Art

Wonderful tiny house!The Gypsy Mermaid is undoubtably one of the most creative and artistic tiny house builds that we have visited to date. There are features in this home that I... ... See MoreSee Less

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Afghan Tribal Arts

Gorgeous video of how textile stamps are made. So much skill and patience goes into each one... We have a lot of vintage ones from Afghanistan and will eventually get them listed on Etsy. Meanwhile, contact us if you would like to buy in quantity. It takes too much time to photograph and list each one, but I could put together groupings of them.

Alchemiya
Turning a plank of wood into an intricately carved printing block. A highly skilled practice filmed by the V&A Museum as part of their Fabric of India Exhibition. Visit www.alchemiya.com to learn more.
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Seeing this makes me appreciate mine so much more!!!

Creativity

They get paid a pittance and we pay a small fortune.

Thinking about renewing or subscribing to Art Quilt Quarterly? Act fast to ensure that you are included on the mailing list for Issue#10, available next month. Additional details at www.saqa.com/aqq. ... See MoreSee Less

Thinking about renewing or subscribing to Art Quilt Quarterly? Act fast to ensure that you are included on the mailing list for Issue#10, available next month. Additional details at www.saqa.com/aqq.

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Do I need to be a member of SAQA to subscribe to the magazine? I am confused. If the magazine comes with the membership why did I a non member get this offer to purchase a subscription? I can't get anywhere on the website past just putting it in my cart.

It's pretty thrilling to see my work on the cover! Definitely a first for me! And I do feel honored by it because I love this magazine! It's jam packed with good art and good reading!

My Modern Met
These dolls, handmade by artist Michael Zajkov, are incredibly lifelike. Watch a master at work.
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4 days ago

Craft in America

The schedule for our symposium this Saturday with LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art is available online.

Please note: this event takes place at the Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Get your free tickets online here: www.lacma.org/event/craft-california-mexico
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The schedule for our symposium this Saturday with LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art is available online.

Please note: this event takes place at the Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Get your free tickets online here: http://www.lacma.org/event/craft-california-mexico

4 days ago

Craft in America

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood gave advice to students when they visited the "Mano-Made" exhibition at the Craft in America Center. "Mano-Made" is on view until January 20, 2018 and is part of #PSTLALA Pacific Standard Time #craftinamericacenter #manomade #craftinschools youtu.be/LfcRvM_OjWkwww.craftinamerica.org. Consuelo Jimenez Underwood gives advice to students when they visited the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists" exhi... ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you received our latest journal yet?

Piece is from Jennifer Drinkwater, titled “The Childfree Life" from our Winter EIP Journal.

Subscribe today at www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Have you received our latest journal yet? 

Piece is from Jennifer Drinkwater, titled “The Childfree Life from our Winter EIP Journal. 

Subscribe today at https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

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The Winter Journal is wonderful!

#TrunkShowTuesday for January 16, 2018
In this #TrunkShowTuesday presentation, we are sharing great artwork created by SAQA members Cindy Brendzel, Claudia Dias, Sandra Lounsbury, Pamela Munday, Beth Schillig, Sandra Teepen, Sally Westcott, and Hope Wilmarth.

Check out ALL the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show art quilts and get details on how to bring a Trunk to your community on our website: saqa.com/trunkshow
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#bullterrier #EnglishBullTerrier #dogsofinstagram #dogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend

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Awww... He is just so beautiful and sweet!

6 days ago

Craft in America

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood speaks to students about her "Undocumented Border Tracks" installation for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists" exhibition at the Craft in America Center.

"Mano-Made" is on view at the Craft in America Center until January 20, 2018 (open noon-6pm).
Pacific Standard Time #PSTLALA #ManoMade #craftinamericacenter youtu.be/TCcb_2FsDbUwww.craftinamerica.org. Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on her "Undocumented Border Tracks" installation for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Art...
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Nerdbot
Stone Wall Building Level: 9000!
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What?!!! Lol

Science Lovers
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the problem with how society views knowledge and learning. Share if this inspired you!
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We have several sets of remnants in the shop! These are great to add on to other projects (jean jackets, bags, etc.). Here's the link for this one: www.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beadedwww.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beaded from Afghan Tribal Arts $50

This set of remnants contains one large and two small ''Gul I Peron'' tribal disks/patches, as well as a textile remnant. 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. There is cardboard between several layers of fabric which gives support to the beadwork.

The textile remnant is cotton satin stitch embroidery on pieced cotton. the stitch work and size is very similar to some of the apron front dress yokes like this one: www.etsy.com/listing/173275653/vintage-dress-yoke-afghanistan-textile? It is completely hand stitched.

Estimated age: 1980's

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

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We have several sets of remnants in the shop! These are great to add on to other projects (jean jackets, bags, etc.).  Heres the link for this one:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beaded

We loved the fun and excitement of the Spotlight Auction in Lincoln this past April! Join us in San Antonio, Texas this April for the 2018 SAQA Conference - TEXtiles! Registration is now open. Get all the details at saqa.com/conference ... See MoreSee Less

We loved the fun and excitement of the Spotlight Auction in Lincoln this past April! Join us in San Antonio, Texas this April for the 2018 SAQA Conference - TEXtiles! Registration is now open. Get all the details at saqa.com/conference

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

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

Apply today at: http://bit.ly/2mueTfW

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Aid to Artisans

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See what Aid to Artisans México is up to in the #Yucatan peninsula in #Mexico! For more information visit: www.aidtoartisans.org/where-we-work/ata-in-yucatan-mexico/

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  • Did You Know?
    You can purchase back issues of the Quarterly Review Magazine in our online shop!  If you don’t see the one want, contact us! ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on January-17-2018By Admin8
    4 days ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for January 16, 2018
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TrunkShowTuesday-2018-01-16.mp4 In this #TrunkShowTuesday presentation, we are sharing great artwork created by SAQA members Cindy Brendzel, Claudia Dias, Sandra Lounsbury, Pamela Munday, Beth Schillig, Sandra Teepen, Sally Westcott, and Hope Wilmarth. Check out ALL the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show art quilts and get details on how to bring a Trunk to your community on our website! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on January-16-2018By Social Media Manager
    5 days ago
  • Register NOW for the 2018 SAQA TEXtiles Conference
    Last April, SAQA members gathered in Lincoln, Nebraska for a wonderfully fun and inspiring Conference created in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Over the course of four days, SAQA members took the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, have a behind-the-scenes tour of the IQSCM, listen to inspiring talks on many interesting topics, acquire Spotlight Auction artwork, and much more! The 2018 SAQA TEXtiles Conference planning committee has put together a terrific slate of activities for the upcoming Conference this April in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. Speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions, Spotlight Auction, exhibitions, and so much more. It’s sure to go down in SAQA history as a standout event. Get all the details and register today! See you there! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on January-11-2018By Social Media Manager
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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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  • 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, 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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  • Textile Artist, Workshops

    Transformative textile art, Threads of Awakening, based in Buddhist tradition. Online apprenticeships and commissions. Prints. Training. Your spiritual path. Your creative practice. Connected. Leslie's monthly newsletter.

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  • MarketPlace: Handwork of India

    MarketPlace: Handwork of India, empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty! Fair Trade and handmade, long-lasting elegance!

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  • Textile Artist

    Laura Lee Burch is an American artist and author living in Israel. Her current passion lies in needle felting animals and people with humor and sometimes, a message. She welcomes special commissions of her work.

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  • Web Shop, Designer, Importer

    Textiil 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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