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

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Over 2,000 handmade products! Textiles, clay, wood, clothing, jewelry and more!
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1 hour ago

Fair Trade Federation

During Fashion Revolution Week, consumers are asking brands who made their clothes. Check out our fair trade fashion show for transparent, sustainable fair trade fashion brands that support the Fashion Revolution. #LiveFair #FTFfashion #WhoMadeMyClothes ... See MoreSee Less

During Fashion Revolution Week, consumers are asking brands who made their clothes.  Check out our fair trade fashion show for transparent, sustainable fair trade fashion brands that support the Fashion Revolution. #LiveFair #FTFfashion #WhoMadeMyClothes

3 hours ago

Artizan Made

Wassupbrothers
artizanmade.com/portfolios/wassupbrothers/

Hector the owl is ready to ship! Olga tells his story:

Hector is a book lover, coffee drinker and cloud watcher. He has movable wings jointed with buttons.

Owl's height is 34cm (13,3 '') from head to toes and cm 27cm (10,6'' ) when he sits.

Owl is an unique creature made without patterns from a variety of recycled, vintage and new materials that came from different places and times.

Owl contains small parts and is not suitable for small children!
The Owl is collectible art doll, great for display, home decoration, for owl lover collection.
Dolls also can be a travel companions, but need love and care, they are not for the rough play.
My creatures are mostly designed for adults who are still kids at heart .
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Wassupbrothers
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/wassupbrothers/

Hector the owl is ready to ship!  Olga tells his story:

Hector is a book lover, coffee drinker and cloud watcher. He has movable wings jointed with buttons. 

Owls height is 34cm (13,3 ) from head to toes and cm 27cm (10,6 ) when he sits.

Owl is an unique creature made without patterns from a variety of recycled, vintage and new materials that came from different places and times. 

Owl contains small parts and is not suitable for small children!
The Owl is collectible art doll, great for display, home decoration, for owl lover collection. 
Dolls also can be a travel companions, but need love and care, they are not for the rough play.
My creatures are mostly designed for adults who are still kids at heart .

We're thrilled to be premiering Dessa's new video today for her song “5 out of 6” off of her new solo album Chime. “Every so often, a listener will send me an image of something they’ve sewn, drawn, or painted that features one of my lyrics,” she says of the inspiration behind the video. Always flattered and impressed by these handmade works of art, she thought it would be fun to invite fans to make pieces for a new lyric video. Read more and check it out at bit.ly/2JsWRnn. #5outof6

Dessa
Big news, craft squad.
It’s finally time to unveil the lyric video for “5 out of 6.” (#5outof6)

This video was an epic collaboration between crafty people around the country (and some even further afield). We received hundreds of images—from knitters, bakers, wood workers, painters, and embroiderers. Poring through the submissions was nuts; you guys make some seriously impressive stuff. The video mastermind Adam J Dunn managed to collect all of these varied images into a seamless animation. (Serious shouts to Mr. Dunn. Talented dude, kind guy, committed artist.)

Okay, without further ado, here is the 5 OUT OF 6 LYRIC VIDEO (made, in part, by you).

In selecting the images for inclusion in the video, we tried to include those that could showcase the breadth of the projects. But there are a buuuunch of other rad images to check out; and we should have a full gallery up & running very soon.

Thanks to everyone who spent some time crafting. You slayed it.

And a thank you to the American Craft Council for the premiere: bit.ly/2JsWRnn
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5 hours ago

Artizan Made

Sir Raffles Art & History
artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/

This is an old, old, old carving! Over 350 years! Just think of all that has happened since then and what it took to survive this time.. Here is the story:

Antique St. John the Baptist Santo Carving, c. 1650, Spain

Condition: A good deal of the polychrome remains. Heavy with gold leafing on intricately carved garment. The size is 19.125" in height. Glass eyes. $1,750

Comments: An excellent, detailed carving in a large size. In addition to those attributes, the extensive gold leafing is testament that this was created for a church or other place of public worship. The Baptist is depicted as young, holding a book upon which rests the Lamb. Spanish work, circa 1650.

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.
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Sir Raffles Art & History
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/

This is an old, old, old carving! Over 350 years!  Just think of all that has happened since then and what it took to survive this time..  Here is the story:

Antique St. John the Baptist Santo Carving, c. 1650, Spain

Condition: A good deal of the polychrome remains. Heavy with gold leafing on intricately carved garment. The size is 19.125 in height. Glass eyes.   $1,750

Comments: An excellent, detailed carving in a large size. In addition to those attributes, the extensive gold leafing is testament that this was created for a church or other place of public worship. The Baptist is depicted as young, holding a book upon which rests the Lamb. Spanish work, circa 1650.

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.

10 hours ago

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

Rebecca Mezoff's Tapestry Studio - This is part of a much larger piece called Inscription that she wove 6 years ago.

www.tafalist.com/profile/rebecca-mezoff-tapestry-studio/

It was inspired by the thoughts of Anni Albers. This panel utilized a green gradation with the pink color being constant (simultaneous contrast anyone?).

TafaList curated on Instagram by Feltwerker - Upcycled Accessories
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Manitobagifts is a partnership between Debra Gangelhoff (embroidered pin cushions, pillows and more) and her partner, Jim, who hand tools leather bags. They live in Long Lake, Minnesota.

www.tafalist.com/profile/manitobagifts/
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Manitobagifts is a partnership between Debra Gangelhoff (embroidered pin cushions, pillows and more) and her partner, Jim, who hand tools leather bags. They live in Long Lake, Minnesota.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/manitobagifts/

14 hours ago

Artizan Made

Ceylon Oak and African Blackwood Turned Hollow Form Wooden Vessel by Nelsonwood

artizanmade.com/portfolios/nelsonwood/

Bryan's vessels are so elegant! I love everything about this one!! Here's his description:

Hollow Form vessel made from Indonesian Gum-Lac Ceylon Oak, African Blackwood, African Padauk and Satinwood. Each of my bowls are signed, numbered and dated (year). They are finished with a friction polish that's applied while still on the lathe.

This bowl measures 4 3/4 " across and is 10" high.

Ceylon Oak is from Indonesia....that's about all I know about this wood!
Gum-Lac is a term to describe wood that was attached by a lac insect. In Australia it called "Gummy". It gives the wood resinous pockets, giving the wood a unique look.

Lac is the scarlet resinous secretion of a number of species of lac insects, of which the most commonly cultivated species is Kerria lacca.

Cultivation begins when a farmer gets a stick (broodlac) that contains eggs ready to hatch and ties it to the tree to be infested.[1] Thousands of lac insects colonize the branches of the host trees and secrete the resinous pigment. The coated branches of the host trees are cut and harvested as sticklac.
The harvested sticklac is crushed and sieved to remove impurities. The sieved material is then repeatedly washed to remove insect parts and other soluble material. The resulting product is known as seedlac. The prefix seed refers to its pellet shape. Seedlac which still contains 3-5% impurities is processed into shellac by heat treatment or solvent extraction.

Burl (British bur or burr) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Burls are the product of a cambium. A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be environmental or introduced by humans. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Such burls sometimes appear as groups of bulbous protrusions connected by a system of rope-like roots. Almost all burl wood is covered by bark, even if it is underground. Insect infestation and certain types of mold infestation are the most common causes of this condition.
In some tree species, burls can grow to great size. Some of the largest occur in redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens); when moisture is present, these burls can grow new redwood trees.
Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, one prized for its beauty by many; its rarity also adds to its expense. It is sought after by people such as furniture makers, artists, and wood sculptors.

There are a number of well-known types of burls (each from a particular species); these are highly valued and used as veneers in furniture, inlay in doors, picture frames, household objects, automobile interior paneling and trim, and woodturning. The famous birdseye maple superficially resembles the wood of a burl but is something else entirely. Burl wood is very hard to work in a lathe or with hand tools because its grain is misshapen and not straight.

$325
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Ceylon Oak and African Blackwood Turned Hollow Form Wooden Vessel by Nelsonwood

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

Bryans vessels are so elegant!  I love everything about this one!!  Heres his description:

Hollow Form vessel made from Indonesian Gum-Lac Ceylon Oak, African Blackwood, African Padauk and Satinwood. Each of my bowls are signed, numbered and dated (year). They are finished with a friction polish thats applied while still on the lathe.

This bowl measures 4 3/4  across and is 10 high.

Ceylon Oak is from Indonesia....thats about all I know about this wood!
Gum-Lac is a term to describe wood that was attached by a lac insect. In Australia it called Gummy. It gives the wood resinous pockets, giving the wood a unique look.

Lac is the scarlet resinous secretion of a number of species of lac insects, of which the most commonly cultivated species is Kerria lacca.

Cultivation begins when a farmer gets a stick (broodlac) that contains eggs ready to hatch and ties it to the tree to be infested.[1] Thousands of lac insects colonize the branches of the host trees and secrete the resinous pigment. The coated branches of the host trees are cut and harvested as sticklac.
The harvested sticklac is crushed and sieved to remove impurities. The sieved material is then repeatedly washed to remove insect parts and other soluble material. The resulting product is known as seedlac. The prefix seed refers to its pellet shape. Seedlac which still contains 3-5% impurities is processed into shellac by heat treatment or solvent extraction.

Burl (British bur or burr) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Burls are the product of a cambium. A burl results from a tree undergoing some form of stress. It may be environmental or introduced by humans. Most burls grow beneath the ground, attached to the roots as a type of malignancy that is generally not discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Such burls sometimes appear as groups of bulbous protrusions connected by a system of rope-like roots. Almost all burl wood is covered by bark, even if it is underground. Insect infestation and certain types of mold infestation are the most common causes of this condition.
In some tree species, burls can grow to great size. Some of the largest occur in redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens); when moisture is present, these burls can grow new redwood trees.
Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, one prized for its beauty by many; its rarity also adds to its expense. It is sought after by people such as furniture makers, artists, and wood sculptors. 

There are a number of well-known types of burls (each from a particular species); these are highly valued and used as veneers in furniture, inlay in doors, picture frames, household objects, automobile interior paneling and trim, and woodturning. The famous birdseye maple superficially resembles the wood of a burl but is something else entirely. Burl wood is very hard to work in a lathe or with hand tools because its grain is misshapen and not straight.

$325

Sara Lechner uses a combination of sewing, embroidery, felting, crochet, knitting, drawing, printing, dyeing (with chemical and natural dyes) to make art. She lives in Argentina, but has children in Austria and travels extensively, teaching workshops.

www.tafalist.com/profile/sara-lechner/
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Sara Lechner uses a combination of sewing, embroidery, felting, crochet, knitting, drawing, printing, dyeing (with chemical and natural dyes) to make art. She lives in Argentina, but has children in Austria and travels extensively, teaching workshops.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/sara-lechner/

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This is simply precious.

Kristina- påminner om 2017 års bates och Blixt uppdrag!

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18 hours ago

Artizan Made

Clay Lick Creek Pottery
artizanmade.com/portfolios/clay-lick-creek-pottery/

What a masterpiece! Karen is so prolific and also has a lot of yarn bowls ready to fire. Check her page here on Facebook as she has loads of new work!
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Clay Lick Creek Pottery
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/clay-lick-creek-pottery/

What a masterpiece! Karen is so prolific and also has a lot of yarn bowls ready to fire. Check her page here on Facebook as she has loads of new work!

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With the yarn bowls I'm planning to do a Shop Update, announcing a specific time when all are listed on Etsy.

19 hours ago

Craft in America

This isn't your mother's hat-making workshop, BUT IT COULD BE!

Make a hat for your mother or buy her a spot at the workshop!

Serve looks and turn eyes with your own custom headpiece.

You know, fascinators! Think Kentucky Derby, think church, think the Royal Weddings, think I Love Lucy, think fashion...
Sign up now.

www.craftinamerica.org/events/sculptural-millinery-headpieces-fascinators-workshop/
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This isnt your mothers hat-making workshop, BUT IT COULD BE!

Make a hat for your mother or buy her a spot at the workshop!

Serve looks and turn eyes with your own custom headpiece.

You know, fascinators! Think Kentucky Derby, think church, think the Royal Weddings, think I Love Lucy, think fashion...
Sign up now.

http://www.craftinamerica.org/events/sculptural-millinery-headpieces-fascinators-workshop/

Crazy Quilts and Crazy Stories by SAQA Member Jane Dunnewold < www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuR5pCaEILw&utm_source=Jane+Dunnewold+Subscribers&utm_campaign=46ccbb1741...youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Artizan Made

CulturalPatina
artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

Native American Vintage Acoma Wedding Jar, by Grace Chino, 1977 $450

Dimensions: 2" x 2"

Condition: Excellent for its age

Grace T. Chino (1929-1994)

Grace was a highly respected potter who made traditional Acoma pottery, using native clay, temper, slips, and paints. Grace's vessels were consistent in wall thickness and her designs were painted with utmost care. Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

Truly a beautiful piece of Acoma history!
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CulturalPatina
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

Native American Vintage Acoma Wedding Jar, by Grace Chino, 1977      $450

Dimensions: 2 x 2

Condition: Excellent for its age

Grace T. Chino (1929-1994)

Grace was a highly respected potter who made traditional Acoma pottery, using native clay, temper, slips, and paints. Graces vessels were consistent in wall thickness and her designs were painted with utmost care. Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

Truly a beautiful piece of Acoma history!

2 days ago

Craft in America

"In conversation between Alejandro de Ávila Blomberg & Jim Bassler" is now available online if you missed this wonderful event in December.

#craftinamerica #BORDERSepisode #NEIGHBORSepisode
El Pueblo Historical Monument
youtu.be/-XZ10YlB438www.craftinamerica.org. In Conversation: Alejandro de Ávila Blomberg with Jim Bassler at the Biscailuz Gallery, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument....
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2 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

The Artist of the Week is Alice Neel. She is known for her incredible portraits. You can read more about Neel on her wikipedia page < en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Neel> The documentary about her and her work is also very insightful. < www.aliceneelfilm.com/> ... See MoreSee Less

The Artist of the Week is Alice Neel. She is known for her incredible portraits. You can read more about Neel on her wikipedia page < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Neel> The documentary about her and her work is also very insightful. < https://www.aliceneelfilm.com/>

Something special from Surabhi Ghosh, titled “Draupadi Draped and Squaring Circles,” from our Spring 2018 Journal, Pattern!

For more info visit: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Something special from Surabhi Ghosh, titled “Draupadi Draped and Squaring Circles,” from our Spring 2018 Journal, Pattern!

For more info visit: https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

2 days ago

Handmadeology

I had the chance to interview Darin from Cherokee and Texas.... this guy has some serious talent and a huge heart for handmade!

Cherokee and Texas
We value amazing, homemade products. We're passionate about taking on other people's challenges and solving them. What can we create for you?
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#TrunkShowTuesday for April 24, 2018
Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday presentation! This week enjoy art quilts by SAQA members Gina Gahagan, Tracey Herre, Kathi Jahnke, Karin Lusnak, Anne Morrell Robinson, Parísina Ribeiro, Mary Schwarzenberger, and Jean Wells Keenan.

Head over to our website to see all the artwork included in the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show! saqa.com/trunkshow
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Parísina Éris Ilíade Tameirão Ribeiro

Whoa!

Great Big Story
In Trinidad and Tobago, there's no better way of celebrating Carnival than getting up high and busting a move.
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#bear #grizzlybear #teddybear #needlefelting #wildanimals #woolart #woolart ... See MoreSee Less

#bear #grizzlybear #teddybear #needlefelting #wildanimals #woolart #woolart

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Amazing and fabulous!

Wow! That's awesome, Laura. 😀

You are so talented.

Rob Greenfield
We need a composting program like this in every major city across the USA! From Garbage To Garden!
via Sustainable Media

www.garbagetogarden.org
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2018 American Craft Show in St. Paul
Last day, Twin Cities! Hurry on over to Saint Paul RiverCentre to meet all these incredible artists in person! Sunday hours are 11-5. Thanks to Baigelman Glass for this fun look at the American Craft Show in St. Paul in action!
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Happy Earth Day! Today, let's celebrate the work of fair trade businesses, and especially growers, on the front lines of climate change. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Earth Day! Today, lets celebrate the work of fair trade businesses, and especially growers, on the front lines of climate change.

5 days ago

Craft in America

Mary Little will be speaking shortly about her work. Hope you can join us at the Craft in America Center for her talk and opening reception. ... See MoreSee Less

Mary Little will be speaking shortly about her work. Hope you can join us at the Craft in America Center for her talk and opening reception.

Some seriously cool cross-stitching by the talented Emma McKee! Even Hip-Hop artists have taken notice.

Great Big Story
You know the number three stitched on the back of Chance The Rapper denim jacket? How about the bright bomber worn by Lil Yachty? They’re all crafted at the hands of Emma McKee, hip-hop’s first (and only) cross-stitch artist.
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Kate Dunn wow

Jackie Todd Lauren

#beagle #huntingDog #Stella #dogsofinstagram #dogart #mansbestfriend #needlefelting #stellalovedyou ... See MoreSee Less

#beagle #huntingDog #Stella #dogsofinstagram #dogart #mansbestfriend #needlefelting  #stellalovedyou

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You are so talented!!

I love your dogs !!

7 days ago

Craft in America

Mary Little installation, part 1! Opening Saturday at 4pm ... See MoreSee Less

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this video would be better with less ladders in it and more of the installations.

7 days ago

Aid to Artisans

Using "Palo de brasil" or longwood, @FutsiMadi in Tlaxcala, Mexico creates a variety of natural vibrant colors during their product production. From the raw materials you use, to everyday business practices, you can be eco-friendly, green and sustainable! Learn how to make your business environmentally and socially aware at the Market Readiness Program this August.


Reserve your space now!

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Green #Sustainable #MarketReadinessProgram

www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/
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Using Palo de brasil or longwood, @FutsiMadi in Tlaxcala, Mexico creates a variety of natural vibrant colors during their product production. From the raw materials you use, to everyday business practices, you can be eco-friendly, green and sustainable! Learn how to make your business environmentally and socially aware at the Market Readiness Program this August. 

 
Reserve your space now!

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Green #Sustainable #MarketReadinessProgram 

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

This Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day! Join us in celebrating by adding our #LiveFair frame to your profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day! Join us in celebrating by adding our #LiveFair frame to your profile picture.

Did you miss the 360° Fair Trade Conference & Expo? Check out our video below to hear from this year's attendees! Also, visit our recent blog post for an overview of the conference speakers and content: ftfconference.org/highlights-2018/.This is "Fair Trade Federation" by The Invisible Lens on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. ... See MoreSee Less

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The staff at Handmade Business survived Blizzard Evelyn, and after a "snow day" yesterday (in April?!) we are back in the office. Midwestern makers, show us your snow shots! ... See MoreSee Less

The staff at Handmade Business survived Blizzard Evelyn, and after a snow day yesterday (in April?!) we are back in the office. Midwestern makers, show us your snow shots!

1 week ago

Rayela Art

I love this!! Can we do something similar here in Paducah? Please? Pretty please?CALLING ALL TRASH ART!
Do you make artwork out of trash and found materials? 11:11 and friends have some cool opportunities coming up as part of a Zero Waste movement as well as art mentorship for students. comment below or email Erin@1111acc.org!
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I love this!!  Can we do something similar here in Paducah?  Please? Pretty please?

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my entry in our local recycling art exhibition a few years ago

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  • About NBO
    The National Basketry Organization is a non-profit organization that unites people interested in basketry to provide education and to promote basket making. Founded in the late 1990’s, the organization now has ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on April-25-2018By Admin8
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  • SAQA Benefit Auction 2018 by Maria Shell
    CONNECT & LEARN One of my favorite things about SAQA is the 12’’ x 12’’ Benefit Auction. When I first became a member, I would spend hours looking at the SAQA auction pieces, visiting the artists’ websites, and planning my bidding strategy. Leigh Layton’s 2018 Benefit Auction Quilt It was as if I had opened the gate to some sort of magical kingdom where eye candy was a top priority. I now have a collection of more than 36 pieces. Each one is special to me for a different reason. When I taught in China, I took my collection with me. My students were wowed by the potential of our medium. It really is a great way to learn more about the artists and artwork of the members of SAQA. SHARE YOUR WORK It took me several years to get up the nerve to donate to the auction, but I am very glad I did. Donating a quilt ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-24-2018By Maria Shell
    2 days ago
  • SAQA Artists @ Art Quilt Elements
    Art Quilt Elements is a highly selective biennial held at the Wayne Art Center located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The exhibition runs from March 16 – April 28, 2018. This year’s show is exceptional and features the artwork of many of our SAQA members.   In conjunction with Art Quilt Elements, the Pennsylvania SAQA region, led by Peggy Hracho and Meredith Armstrong, held a one day Symposium as part of the opening weekend activities. Attendees enjoyed a day filled with informative presentations and connected with other fiber artists. Along with the Symposium, there was a fiber bombing in the front of the center. The opening and the symposium were well attended. SAQA member Cindy Friedman has been active in making this exhibition happen for twenty years. The Wayne Art Center is known for its excellent exhibition space.   Here are just a few pieces of the selected pieces. If you would ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-19-2018By Maria Shell
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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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  • 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