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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The best textiles and fiber art on Etsy! Clothing, accessories, jewelry, softies, and supplies!

Artizan Made

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

Shop Artizan Made on Etsy

Over 2,000 handmade products! Textiles, clay, wood, clothing, jewelry and more!
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Select Member Facebook pages and TAFA’s Facebook page show up here: TAFA on Facebook.  Facebook is checked every hour for new posts.

Facebook Posts

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

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

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

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

Please go leave him a welcome on his profile!

7 hours ago

Artizan Made

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

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

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

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

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

12 hours ago

Surface Design Association

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

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

14 hours ago

Artizan Made

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

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

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

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

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

16 hours ago

Artizan Made

Denise finds the most exquisite stones and fossils for her work! She does a lot of shows, so sometimes her shop on Etsy gets low. Don't hesitate to ask her if she has something similar to sold items or a photos of past work. Each one is different, but some can get pretty close... More photos on her page: Lilygirl Original Wearable Art by A. Denise Rollings-Martin

Learn more:
artizanmade.com/portfolios/lilygirl-original-wearable-art/Lilygirl Original Wearable Art by A. Denise Rollings-Martin works with fine gemstones, fossils and other interesting minerals from her studio in Alabama.

“To me, handmade means that this item was made with extraordinary care by an artisan; it means completely losing track of the time as I hammer out and manipulate the Sterling to fit the vision in my head; it means cutting, re-cutting, shaping, buffing and polishing a stone; it means becoming intimately involved with the piece I am creating.” -A. Denise Rollings-Martin +++++ Feature on Artizan Made:
artizanmade.com/jewel-behind-lilygirl-original-wearable-art/
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Denise finds the most exquisite stones and fossils for her work! She does a lot of shows, so sometimes her shop on Etsy gets low. Dont hesitate to ask her if she has something similar to sold items or a photos of past work. Each one is different, but some can get pretty close...  More photos on her page: Lilygirl Original Wearable Art by A. Denise Rollings-Martin

Learn more:
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/lilygirl-original-wearable-art/

Virginia artist, Jenna Pynn of @calicooldlace creates stunning garments using quilting techniques like trapunto and Seminole patchwork.
Calico-and-Lace-Black-Trapunto-Jacket-700x694

www.tafalist.com/profile/calico-and-old-lace/
Follow TAFA on Instagram www.instagram.com/tafalist

#tafalist curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
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Virginia artist, Jenna Pynn of @calicooldlace creates stunning garments using quilting techniques like trapunto and Seminole patchwork.
Calico-and-Lace-Black-Trapunto-Jacket-700x694

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/calico-and-old-lace/
Follow TAFA on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/tafalist

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

24 hours ago

Craft in America

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

Have you visited our sister site, Artizan Made? Most of the textile artists there are also members of TAFA, but we also have ceramics, wood, mixed media and much more. We're at around 60 shops and the quality is superb! I wanted to point you out to Texas artist, Bryan of Nelsonwood as he makes stunning yarn bowls and ergonomic crochet hooks. Check out this album and then visit his profile on Artizan for more info:

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

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

artizanmade.com/portfolios/nelsonwood/
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Have you visited our sister site, Artizan Made? Most of the textile artists there are also members of TAFA, but we also have ceramics, wood, mixed media and much more. Were at around 60 shops and the quality is superb! I wanted to point you out to Texas artist, Bryan of Nelsonwood as he makes stunning yarn bowls and ergonomic crochet hooks. Check out this album and then visit his profile on Artizan for more info:

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

1 day ago

Artizan Made

Karen of Clay Lick Creek Pottery uses a majolica technique on her ceramics, basically using stains over an opaque glaze. She is extremely prolific and her humor, design choices and love of color never ceases to amaze! Flowers, bugs, snot nosed yarn bowls, elegant mosaics... what's next? Learn more:

artizanmade.com/portfolios/clay-lick-creek-pottery/Clay Lick Creek Pottery bears the name of a creek that flows through Karen Fiorino’s property in Illinois, USA. Her majolica designs are inspired by nature and by the critters living in the forest and in her home. Vibrant colors and a fun sense of humor shape her signature designs for her bowls, mugs and yarn bowls.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/clay-lick-creek-pottery/ +++++ Featured on Artizan Made:
artizanmade.com/interview-karen-fiorino-artist-behind-clay-lick-creek-pottery/
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Karen of Clay Lick Creek Pottery uses a majolica technique on her ceramics, basically using stains over an opaque glaze. She is extremely prolific and her humor, design choices and love of color never ceases to amaze! Flowers, bugs, snot nosed yarn bowls, elegant mosaics...  whats next? Learn more:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/clay-lick-creek-pottery/

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To add...mason stains on an opaque raw Majolica base glaze..

Despina

1 day ago

Artizan Made

Some pig talent..... 🙂

Animalkind Stories
Who knew pigs could paint?! 🐷🤷‍♀️
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The new Pigcasso 🙂

Lynda Bell check out this talented piggie....

Helen Gray

2 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Artwork: Tribe by Maria Shell

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

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

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

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

Craft in America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 days ago

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art

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

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

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

5 days ago

Craft in America

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

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

5 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

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

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

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

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

1 week ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

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

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

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

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts

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

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

1 week ago

Craft in America

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

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

#craftinamerica #craftinamericapbs #THREADSepisode #ManoMade #craftinamericacenter #pstlala Pacific Standard Timewww.craftinamerica.org. Fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Artist Talk on December 2, 2017 for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists...
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Gorgeous embroidery on this Turkmen chyrpy! $220

www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-falseVintage Turkmen Chyrpy, Tekke False Sleeve Mantle, Turkman, Turkoman Robe by Afghan Tribal Arts $220

www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-false

Description:

Many Asian cultures have garments that have false sleeves, normally worn over the shoulders and symbolizing elite status, not needing to work or really wear sleeves. This garment is actually a mantle or head covering worn by Tekke Turkmen women. There is a wonderful discussion on TurkoTek that looks at various samples, including one that is very similar to this one. One quote is especially interesting:

"Women's mantles which are pulled over the head and serve as veils. Cotton with silk embroidery. The mantles form part of the costume of married women. The mantles of young women have a black ground,of middle aged women a yellow ground and women over sixty a white ground. The rear side shows the dummy sleves which are typical of Turkestan women's costume." www.turkotek.com/salon_00108/s108t3.htm

According to this, then, our garment here would belong to a young woman.

Unfortunately, this piece somehow got wet and mildewy. I washed it in a machine to see how it would hold up and there is definitely damage. Because of this, we have seriously discounted the price. We thought about cutting it up and selling the embroidery as remnants as that is all intact, but it just seemed like an awful thing to do. Hopefully, someone out there can repair this or make use of it as is.

The embroidery, silk, is intact. The problem is in the background fabric (a silk/cotton blend) which has deteriorated in many places. It is hard to see in the photos, but if you look very closely, you will see the black fabric separating and lighter fabric showing through. This happens in many places, so know that upfront. One sleeve also needs a seam repaired and underneath the armpit. Both of those would be pretty easy to fix, but the other damage would be harder.

The lining is Soviet era rayon that is in very good shape and still vibrant.

Estimated age: 1970's

Dimensions:
Shoulders: 21" (53 cm)
Sleeves: 25" (64 cm)
Center back length 42" (107 cm)

Afghan Tribal Arts is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Abdul for his support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin'!
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Gorgeous embroidery on this Turkmen chyrpy!    $220

https://www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-false

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

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

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  • Textile Artist, Workshops

    Elena Ulyanova has a passion for eco and botanical dye processes and has taught her methods in many European countries. Originally from the Ukraine, she now lives in Poland. She sells upcycled garments and accessories that she dyes on Etsy.

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  • Textile Artist

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

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  • Weaving- Home Textiles and Fashion Accessories

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

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  • Patterns

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

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  • Artist

    Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts: Festival schedule and a nice display of what's available in her Etsy shop.

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  • Web Shop, Designer, Importer

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

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  • Artist, Teacher

    Jane Dunnewold is an artist, teacher and author of surface design techniques. She teaches and lectures internationally and at her studio in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • School, Workshops

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

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  • Retail Gallery, Etsy Shop

    CulturalPatina Gallery sells tribal art from around the world, with a special focus on SouthWestern Navajo rugs and Native American pottery. Holiday sale through December 22, 2015!

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    Folt Bolt is Kriszta Kemény’s exceptional effort at promoting artists and the handmade community. She runs curated collections on her website and has developed an active and successful community through her Facebook page.

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  • "Being connected, through TAFA , with fiber artists from all around the world and feeling like a part of something bigger, helps me to go ahead whenever doubt comes over me. I’m so happy to meet wonderful people through this great community. People who do their best every day to bewitch our world with art that celebrates the joy of living and the beauty around us."  Visit Ariane's Shop    

    Ariane Mariane
  • "I wish I could relate to fellow fiber artisans what I have witnessed since joining TAFA. This site, this concept, this group was born from the mind of one extraordinary visionary and has grown to become so much more under her watchful eye. I have been amended, improved, astounded and amazed by the energy and knowledge embodied in TAFA.

    There is NO other place online that will work harder to help expand your reach, enhance your online impact or improve your understanding of what to do and how to do it to improve your fiber-related business. I am proud to be a member AND a sponsor for TAFA and will continue long after other of my memberships is gone!"  Visit Cat's Shop

    Cat Brysch Creations Studio