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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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Sturee Tribal Village is the retail gallery of Afghan Tribal Arts located in Pendleton, South Carolina, USA.
Most of their inventory is from Afghanistan and Central Asia, but also from Africa and the Far East. Sturee Tribal Village is stocked with tribal carpets and textiles, and other artisan crafts made from metals, wood, clay, and other materials. They have a sizable bead selection of fine semi-precious stones from Afghanistan and the region.
To learn more, see – www.tafalist.com/profile/sturee-tribal-village/
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Sturee Tribal Village is the retail gallery of Afghan Tribal Arts located in Pendleton, South Carolina, USA. 
Most of their inventory is from Afghanistan and Central Asia, but also from Africa and the Far East. Sturee Tribal Village is stocked with tribal carpets and textiles, and other artisan crafts made from metals, wood, clay, and other materials. They have a sizable bead selection of fine semi-precious stones from Afghanistan and the region.
To learn more, see – http://www.tafalist.com/profile/sturee-tribal-village/
#fiberart #fiberartist #fibreart #fibreartist #textileart #textileartist #textiles

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Selvedge Magazine

Trade Winds are the prevailing wind patterns that carried ships across oceans, establishing trade routes that changed the course of textiles forever.
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Afghan Tribal Arts

Coming to the AQS QuiltWeek® – Spring Paducah, Kentucky 2017? We have some evening entertainment for you! Enjoy the talents of our local belly dancer, Jessa Joy of LoveNut Studios who will dance for us from 6-9 on April 28th! Jessa has many talents, is fluent in Spanish and an accomplished photographer.

Don't forget! Friday night at 626 Broadway! Enjoy the quilt show, go out to eat and then come and relax with us. We are friendly, informal and look forward to having you as our guests!

This is a soft launch of our new gallery featuring Beads and Rugs from Afghan Tribal Arts. Abdul Wardak has been importing from Central Asia since the 1980's, specializing in gemstone beads for jewelry artists, tribal rugs and fine vintage home decor crafts from the region. He is also a poet! The Writings of Abdul Wardak

Like henna art? Get your favorite quilt block hennaed on your hand! Rachel Biel will be at the gallery with henna from 3-6pm each afternoon.

Not coming to Paducah? Well, you can still enjoy what we have in our Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/AfghanTribalArts
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Coming to the AQS QuiltWeek® – Spring Paducah, Kentucky 2017? We have some evening entertainment for you! Enjoy the talents of our local belly dancer, Jessa Joy of LoveNut Studios who will dance for us from 6-9 on April 28th! Jessa has many talents, is fluent in Spanish and an accomplished photographer. 

Dont forget! Friday night at 626 Broadway! Enjoy the quilt show, go out to eat and then come and relax with us. We are friendly, informal and look forward to having you as our guests!

This is a soft launch of our new gallery featuring Beads and Rugs from Afghan Tribal Arts. Abdul Wardak has been importing from Central Asia since the 1980s, specializing in gemstone beads for jewelry artists, tribal rugs and fine vintage home decor crafts from the region. He is also a poet! The Writings of Abdul Wardak

Like henna art? Get your favorite quilt block hennaed on your hand! Rachel Biel will be at the gallery with henna from 3-6pm each afternoon.

Not coming to Paducah? Well, you can still enjoy what we have in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AfghanTribalArts

Enjoy the inspiring work of Louise O'Hara Art, a UK textile artist who practices ‘Wabi Sabi’, the ethos of ‘beauty in imperfection’. Louise enjoys depicting rural landscapes and seaside cottages, using mixed media to enhance her textile art. Ruggedness contrasts with feminine touches such as lace, embroidery and soft palettes.

www.tafalist.com/profile/louise-ohara-art/
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Enjoy the inspiring work of Louise OHara Art, a UK textile artist who practices ‘Wabi Sabi’, the ethos of ‘beauty in imperfection’. Louise enjoys depicting rural landscapes and seaside cottages, using mixed media to enhance her textile art. Ruggedness contrasts with feminine touches such as lace, embroidery and soft palettes.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/louise-ohara-art/

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9 hours ago

Artizan Made

Bryan Tyler Nelson enjoys finding the beauty that lies hidden within the grains and textures of the wood he transforms into bowls, crochet hooks and other objects. Bryan has developed a following all around the world who eagerly collect his work.
Nelsonwood

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Ergonomic crochet hooks!
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Bryan Tyler Nelson enjoys finding the beauty that lies hidden within the grains and textures of the wood he transforms into bowls, crochet hooks and other objects. Bryan has developed a following all around the world who eagerly collect his work.
Nelsonwood

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

Ergonomic crochet hooks!

11 hours ago

Artizan Made

New hand dyed scarves in the making! Jane Porter Fashion uses natural eco dyes for her silk scarves and also supports a fair trade weaving group in India. Shop on her website:

www.jporterfashion.com

Lovely light weight scarves fro Spring and Summer! Jane is an Artizan Sponsor and we appreciate her support!
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New hand dyed scarves in the making! Jane Porter Fashion uses natural eco dyes for her silk scarves and also supports a fair trade weaving group in India. Shop on her website:

www.jporterfashion.com

Lovely light weight scarves fro Spring and Summer! Jane is an Artizan Sponsor and we appreciate her support!

13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Fumika Dubois designs home textiles based on her paintings. Her main focus is on linen pillows, but she also offers placemats and wall art. Fumika lives in Paris, France. Contact her for special commissions. AFFAIRES NOMADES

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Fumika Dubois designs home textiles based on her paintings. Her main focus is on linen pillows, but she also offers placemats and wall art. Fumika lives in Paris, France. Contact her for special commissions.  AFFAIRES NOMADES

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/affaires-nomades/

Thistle Rose Weaving weaves heirloom quality textiles, one at a time, on traditional floor looms. Martha Witcher lives in Metamora, Illinois, USA and sells on Etsy.

www.tafalist.com/profile/thistle-rose-weaving/

Wool floor rug.
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Thistle Rose Weaving weaves heirloom quality textiles, one at a time, on traditional floor looms. Martha Witcher lives in Metamora, Illinois, USA and sells on Etsy.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/thistle-rose-weaving/

Wool floor rug.

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So beautiful! How could you step on it?!

That is BEAUTIFUL work!!

15 hours ago

Artizan Made

Sprout Enterprise Network® is a network of artisans, designers and entrepreneurs creating sustainable livelihoods for rural communities with few economic alternatives. They have a gorgeous selection of handmade accessories and home decor items on their site’s shop. Lovely wovens, printed bedding, hand blown glass, ceramics, and paper.

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Sprout Enterprise Network® is a network of artisans, designers and entrepreneurs creating sustainable livelihoods for rural communities with few economic alternatives. They have a gorgeous selection of handmade accessories and home decor items on their site’s shop. Lovely wovens, printed bedding, hand blown glass, ceramics, and paper.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sprout-enterprise/

20 hours ago

Artizan Made

Philadelphia artist, Dianne Koppisch, transforms silks and other luxurious fabrics using various surface design techniques. Her scarves and garments have a modern, contemporary appeal.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/dianne-koppisch-hricko/
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Philadelphia artist, Dianne Koppisch, transforms silks and other luxurious fabrics using various surface design techniques. Her scarves and garments have a modern, contemporary appeal.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/dianne-koppisch-hricko/

23 hours ago

Handmadeology

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2 days ago

Handmadeology

Conquering the warped wall with a short run distance! I'll be back @mlabohio ! #ninjawarrior ... See MoreSee Less

On Earth Day, we are reminded how linked trade is to both climate and inequality. Today, let's celebrate fair trade's dedication to the Earth and it's people. ... See MoreSee Less

On Earth Day, we are reminded how linked trade is to both climate and inequality. Today, lets celebrate fair trades dedication to the Earth and its people.

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Love this Fair Trade Federation!

Getting ready to join us in Lincoln for the SAQA Creation to Curation Conference? Did you know you can add the Conference schedule to your Google calendar? Click over and check it out!

While you're at the Conference, tag your social media posts with #SAQALNK to have a chance for them to be shared on SAQA's social media channels!

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Getting ready to join us in Lincoln for the SAQA Creation to Curation Conference? Did you know you can add the Conference schedule to your Google calendar? Click over and check it out!

While youre at the Conference, tag your social media posts with #SAQALNK to have a chance for them to be shared on SAQAs social media channels!

http://www.saqa.com/members.php?ID=3419

3 days ago

Craft in America

A huge thank you to Tree People's Andy Lipkis for his informative and activating presentation at Craft in America Center last night. Andy put the themes of tonight's NATURE episode into the context of community action and environmental change. It was the ideal launch for our "Craft in Action" series. #treepeople #craftinamericacenter #NATUREepisode #andylipkis TreePeople ... See MoreSee Less

A huge thank you to Tree Peoples Andy Lipkis for his informative and activating presentation at Craft in America Center last night. Andy put the themes of tonights NATURE episode into the context of community action and environmental change. It was the ideal launch for our Craft in Action series. #treepeople #craftinamericacenter #NATUREepisode #andylipkis TreePeople

3 days ago

Craft in America

Patrick Dougherty on his work
"I see my work as being propelled by people's concerns about the environment... each of us is not trying to do anything wrong but as a whole we've started having a real impact." - Patrick Dougherty

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty speaks about his stickwork in this bonus video from Craft in America: NATURE, premiering on PBS starting tonight. Check your local listings.

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Aafke Swart Steenhuis...similar to those in the Children's Garden!

Too cool♥♥♥

Good episode

www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/tv/warm-tv-blog/article145711034.html Thanks to The News & Observer for the NATURE episode mention!

3 days ago

Jennifer Day - Art Quilter

I am now being represented in a gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico!! Santa Fe is the second largest art market in the United States.The emphasis this month is Cosmos flowers. These three pieces include the flowers. Oreo - the new Bull calf was born at our ranch in New Mexico a month ago. I am now covering the entire art in thread with no free motion quilting. I am also incorporating metallic and silk threads to give a shimmer to the image. My art is now framed. My next piece will be covered in art resin with a metallic paint. It is wonderful to have a new direction in my fiber art!! ... See MoreSee Less

I am now being represented in a gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico!!  Santa Fe is the second largest art market in the United States.The emphasis this month is Cosmos flowers.  These three pieces include the flowers.  Oreo - the new Bull calf was born at our ranch in New Mexico a month ago.  I am now covering the entire art in thread with no free motion quilting.  I am also incorporating metallic and silk threads to give a shimmer to the image.  My art is now framed.  My next piece will be covered in art resin with a metallic paint.  It is wonderful to have a new direction in my fiber art!!

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Beautiful!!

Jennifer Day, your work is just amazingly beautiful! Love them all.

Bravo!!!

Beautiful!

Which gallery? I will be in Santa Fe next week.

Beautiful!

WOW

Congratulations!

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3 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

The term ‘tapestry’ should not be confused with embroidery, needlework or needlepoint – these techniques involve sewing into an existing fabric and decorating it with stitches. - Fiona Rutherford Textile Artist, The 62 Group talk takes place at noon, Thursday 27 April at the Making Space Stand.

The Knitting & Stitching Show - Edinburgh will open in on Thursday with shopping, workshops, talks and exhibitions. Enjoy a discount on advance tickets by using the code SVG17 at the checkout.
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The term ‘tapestry’ should not be confused with embroidery, needlework or needlepoint – these techniques involve sewing into an existing fabric and decorating it with stitches. - Fiona Rutherford Textile Artist, The 62 Group talk takes place at noon, Thursday 27 April at the Making Space Stand.

The Knitting & Stitching Show - Edinburgh will open in on Thursday with shopping, workshops, talks and exhibitions. Enjoy a discount on advance tickets by using the code SVG17 at the checkout.

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林瑞鈴 ❤️❤️❤️

Claire Houlihan

4 days ago

Rayela Art

March for Science this Saturday!!! This is why:We offer this 4min video on “Science in America”, containing what may be the most important words Neil deGrasse Tyson has ever spoken. ------------- Redglass... ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Craft in America

In case you missed it the first time, PBS's Craft In America will re-broadcast the wonderful MUSIC episode on Friday, April 21st. (Be sure to check your local listings, as not all stations will air the re-broadcast.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Craig Keefner

4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

The new 3 year subscriber gift has arrived from @gudrunsjoden a set of 3 eco-cotton towels will be on making their way to the first 100! ... See MoreSee Less

The new 3 year subscriber gift has arrived from @gudrunsjoden a set of 3 eco-cotton towels will be on making their way to the first 100!

There's still time to subscribe to our Winter EIP Journal! This piece is from Kelsey Magnuson, titled “Anthony & Johnny.” ... See MoreSee Less

Theres still time to subscribe to our Winter EIP Journal! This piece is from Kelsey Magnuson, titled “Anthony & Johnny.”

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Sophie De Boer-Van Beeck! Het duurde even maar ik heb hem gevonden

4 days ago

Aid to Artisans

One of the most important and basic requirements necessary for a successful business is the establishment and continued management of deliberate and accurate costing and pricing practices. Learn how to properly calculate your costs and appropriate prices for your products at the Market Readiness Program this August!

Spots are filling up quickly! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

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

#DiscoverHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #ExportHandmade #AidToArtisans #ATA #Artisan #Handmade #Global #NYNOW #Handicraft #Cost #Price #Training #Artisans #MarketReadinessProgram #MRP
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One of the most important and basic requirements necessary for a successful business is the establishment and continued management of deliberate and accurate costing and pricing practices. Learn how to properly calculate your costs and appropriate prices for your products at the Market Readiness Program this August!
 
Spots are filling up quickly! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
 
http://www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/ 

#DiscoverHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #ExportHandmade #AidToArtisans #ATA #Artisan #Handmade #Global #NYNOW #Handicraft #Cost #Price #Training #Artisans #MarketReadinessProgram #MRP

5 days ago

Craft in America

This week, the Craft in America Center has two socially charged events in conjunction with the upcoming episode NATURE and #EarthDay.

Tomorrow at 7pm: TreePeople Founder/President Andy Lipkis gives the first in our Craft in Action Lecture Series on Urban Forestry and the Art of Sustainability. Free with RSVP: rsvp@craftinamerica.org #craftinaction

Saturday at 12:30pm (Earth Day): book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis gives instructions, demonstrations, and offers hands-on printmaking at Print & the Power of Protest: Inking Up! for environmental and social justice.

See you at the Center!

(image courtesy of Catherine Alice Michaelis)
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This week, the Craft in America Center has two socially charged events in conjunction with the upcoming episode NATURE and #EarthDay.

Tomorrow at 7pm: TreePeople Founder/President Andy Lipkis gives the first in our Craft in Action Lecture Series on Urban Forestry and the Art of Sustainability. Free with RSVP: rsvp@craftinamerica.org #craftinaction

Saturday at 12:30pm (Earth Day): book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis gives instructions, demonstrations, and offers hands-on printmaking at Print & the Power of Protest: Inking Up! for environmental and social justice.

See you at the Center!

(image courtesy of Catherine Alice Michaelis)

5 days ago

International Folk Art Alliance

Check out IFAM Online's new collection: Soma Artists of Turkey. Traditional 'Oya' or Turkish Lace Meets Contemporary Function Fun and Style!Traditional 'Oya' or Turkish Lace Meets Contemporary Function Fun and Style! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out IFAM Onlines new collection: Soma Artists of Turkey.  Traditional Oya or Turkish Lace Meets Contemporary Function Fun and Style!

5 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

You'll see even more wonderful art quilts from SAQA members than you imagined at the joint SAQA - @QuiltStudy Creation to Curation Conference next week in Lincoln, Nebraska!

Along with the premieres of Layered Voices and the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show, now on view in the Beavers Terrace Gallery is SAQA Nebraska exhibition Passages.

Also in Lincoln, Deeply Rooted a SAQA multi-region exhibition by members from Illinois/Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska, is on view at the Great Plains Art Museum on the UNL campus.

AND you even get a chance to bid on small art quilts in the Spotlight Auction and take one (or more!) home with you!"Passages" by Nebraska Regional Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. members is on display in the Beavers Terrace Gallery.
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Youll see even more wonderful art quilts from SAQA members than you imagined at the joint SAQA - @QuiltStudy Creation to Curation Conference next week in Lincoln, Nebraska! 

Along with the premieres of Layered Voices and the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show, now on view in the Beavers Terrace Gallery is SAQA Nebraska exhibition Passages.

Also in Lincoln, Deeply Rooted a SAQA multi-region exhibition by members from Illinois/Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska, is on view at the Great Plains Art Museum on the UNL campus.

AND you even get a chance to bid on small art quilts in the Spotlight Auction and take one (or more!) home with you!

This beauty from Sarah Comfort is at our member show Shifting Landscapes in Santa Fe, NM with form & concept. ... See MoreSee Less

This beauty from Sarah Comfort is at our member show Shifting Landscapes in Santa Fe, NM with form & concept.

5 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Are you a designer, maker or artist? Are you free on the 19th August? The Selvedge Fair is going to Edinburgh and we are looking for exhibitors, if you are interested or know a friend who would, you can email Ronja with questions - fair@selvedge.org or apply here: bit.ly/2oVrA5A ... See MoreSee Less

Are you a designer, maker or artist? Are you free on the 19th August? The Selvedge Fair is going to Edinburgh and we are looking for exhibitors, if you are interested or know a friend who would, you can email Ronja with questions - fair@selvedge.org or apply here: http://bit.ly/2oVrA5A

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Would like to see "credits" for grey dress. Is there a pattern available?

Have applied as Hazel Made it but not received an acknowledgement of application receipt, waiting to hear as very keen to be there.

Have tried to complete your form but it won't accept my website address, how do I apply please?

Are you still taking applications for Charleston?

Please bring the Selvedge Fair to the U.S.!

Dear Selvedge people where can I find the pattern for the coat in this image please? X

Catriona Stevenson

Becky Cody......

Shilpa Bhojani x

Rebecca Jackson

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6 days ago

International Folk Art Alliance

Big thanks to Meow Wolf and Chimera for hosting our volunteer happy hour! Sign up to volunteer today!! follkartalliance.org/volunteer ... See MoreSee Less

Big thanks to Meow Wolf and Chimera for hosting our volunteer happy hour! Sign up to volunteer today!! follkartalliance.org/volunteer

#TrunkShowTuesday for April 18, 2017
Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday! Each Tuesday we bring you gorgeous art quilts created by our members for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show.

This week enjoy artwork by: Carolyn Castaneda; Micaela Fitzsimmons; Judith Quinn Garnett; Betty Hahn; Patricia Joy; Stephanie Kimura; Michele Lea; and Jean Mau. The Trunk Show debuts next week at the SAQA Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. We can’t wait!

We are now accepting reservations to host a trunk. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for more details.
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1 week ago

Rayela Art

Hat ideas for the science march! Share yours in the comments...Here are some fun ideas from the web for hats for the science march. The easiest thing to do is to cover a hat you already have with tin foil and then hot glue some embellishments like obsolete tech stuff or planets. I like the tin foil idea because it reflects the sun and has to do with thought control against aliens. Well, we do have some aliens messing with our minds, so cover them up! 🙂

If you have a special hat you are making, share them in the comments. I've also seen some pretty cool knitted brains out there...
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Hat ideas for the science march! Share yours in the comments...

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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for April 18, 2017
    Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the gorgeous art quilts created for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show by our talented members! This week enjoy artwork by: Carolyn Castaneda; Micaela Fitzsimmons; Judith Quinn Garnett; Betty Hahn; Patricia Joy; Stephanie Kimura; Michele Lea; and Jean Mau. The Trunk Show debuts next week at the SAQA Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. We can’t wait! We are now accepting reservations to host a trunk. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for more details. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-18-2017By Social Media Manager
    6 days ago
  • SAQA Member Daren Redman Featured
    SAQA member Daren Redman of Indiana is featured in this video from the Washington Post. Daren speaks about the importance of NEA grants for artists. Watch for her (and some of her artwork) at the 1:40 mark. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-17-2017By Social Media Manager
    7 days ago
  • SAQA Featured Artist: Jill Kerttula
    Jill Kerttula Jill Kerttula – Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Artist Statement Jill’s work is a combination of photography and stitching. It is also strongly influenced by her backgrounds in graphic design and one-of-a-kind garment making. Inspiration comes from objects and colors found and photographed in both urban landscapes and the natural world, but the strongest influence is texture; the bark of a tree, the cool smoothness of ice, the graininess of concrete, the hard symmetry of brick work, the leaves as they change from summer soft to winter brittle, sticks. How textures are influenced and enhanced by changing light is an important consideration in her work. She is open to both the materials and the process. All is fair game. The specific materials and processes vary from piece to piece, but fabric, and other fiber materials, respond well to manipulation, layering, and create the tactile textures that are not present in photography. The direct manipulation of the materials very meaningful ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-15-2017By Social Media Manager
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    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

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