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.

The TAFA List has over 500 members from 44 countries.  We are diverse and we are international!

 

Our members are showcased in portfolios with information on what they do and where they are on the web. Visit The List for our member directory or explore visually here. Interested in joining us? TAFA Membership info. TAFA members are vetted in based on their professionalism and quality of work. It is an honor to get listed on TAFA!

 

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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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  • Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts
     
  • Boisali Biswas
     
  • The Loaded Trunk
     
  • Roxanne Lasky
     
  • Las Rancheritas
     
  • Wil Opio Oguta
     
  • Floris Flam
     
  • Threads of Peru
     
  • Peggy Brown Art
     
  • Louise Schiele
     

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  • Basketry: The Art of Willow Craft
    Book review by Lise Bech In 2007 Peter Juriga, a Slovak graphic designer and basketmaker published the book ‘Kosikarstvo’,- the culmination of many years of learning, practicing and writing about basketry. The book was of such a high standard that the Slovak Ministry of Education made it recommended reading. Many of us would have rejoiced in this level of achievement and left it at that, – but not Peter. He wanted it translated into English. He happened to meet NBO member Katherine Lewis at the World Festival of Wicker and Basketry in Poland, enrolled her assistance and allied himself with an international group of English speaking makers who were willing to help (and a professional translator). I agreed to edit the two pages of basket anatomy and terminology – which was more challenging than I had anticipated – and had virtually forgotten all about it when a weighty A4 hardback tome arrived at my door. “Basketry, the Art of Willow Craft” is ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on September-20-2018By Admin8
    7 hours ago
  • SAQA Seminar 2018
    SAQA Seminar, an annual online event organized by the SAQA Education Committee, is one of the many perks of being a SAQA member. Registration is still open until the end of October! What is SAQA Seminar? SAQA Seminar is a two month long virtual educational symposium that is available at no cost to SAQA members. Now in it’s third year, SAQA Seminar kicks off in early September and continues to the beginning of November. The theme for this year’s seminar is Visual Design. Every two weeks a new topic is introduced and discussed relating to Visual Design. By the end of the Seminar we will have discussed Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Design Processes, and Evaluation of Design. All the resources for the Seminar are online and you can view them on your own schedule at your own pace. SAQA Seminar Unit 1 The first unit of SAQA Seminar 2018 focused on Elements of Design and featured a ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on September-20-2018By Maria Shell
    13 hours ago
  • 2018 Benefit Auction – Week 1 Update
    Diamond Day is a success! The 2018 SAQA Benefit Auction has started off with eight Diamond Day sales. Each of the pieces below sold for $1000, raising a total of $8000 so far for SAQA’s exhibition and outreach programs.   Section 1 is open for bidding this week Starting Monday September 17th, only Section 1 quilts will be available for bidding, starting at $750 and further reduced throughout the week to a final price of $100. Prices change each day at 2pm EDT (GMT -4). Interested in adding a piece to your collection? Plan your bidding strategy by reviewing our Auction FAQs. But don’t wait too late or your favorites might be gone by the end of the week. We always love hearing about how our members are inspired so we asked our auction artists to share some stories behind the creation of their pieces.  We heard from the members below (click ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on September-17-2018By Jen Solon
    4 days ago
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  • Asian Folk Art

    Turkish Folk Art has an exceptional online shop featuring Central Asian textiles and crafts. While most are vintage, they also support village artisans working in traditional techniques.

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  • Artist

    Driven by colour and obsessed with her love/hate relationship with the creative process, Heidi lives to dye...and dies to quilt. She lives in Canada where she stirs up all kinds of fun! She also runs with scissors...

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  • Artist

    Gini Holmes is a mixed media artist who explores new technologies with traditional media. Her work seeks to provoke thought and discussion. She partners with artist Sandy Scott in a line of adornments for body and home, Venus d’Pyro.

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  • Artist

    Ann Ridge sews and sells vintage textiles on Etsy. She specializes in a Korean technique, Chogapko, and her own crazy quilt style. Ann lives in Spain and welcomes commissions.

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  • Artist

    Hand-dyed, knit and sewn scarves by Jane Porter. Jane works with a fair trade weaving group in India who provide her with many of the scarves she dyes.

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  • Publication, Organization

    Fiber Art Now is an exciting print & digital magazine for contemporary textiles & fiber arts. The Network offers opportunities for exhibition, education and more!

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  • Fair Trade

    HoonArts is a Fair Trade effort representing hand-crafted gifts and accessories from Tajikistan and other Central Asian Silk Road countries.

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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, Supplies

    Based in Sacramento, California (USA) Barbetta Lockart Contemporary Art – ITSA Studio showcase mixed media art by Barbetta and a rich assortment of supplies from around the world. ITSA Studio has a large selection of ethnic and tribal beads and textiles.

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  • Artist

    Ann Dunbar has developed her own technique of embroidery on water color paper. She lives near Paris and is inspired by landscapes, flowers, and city lights.

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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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  • 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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  • 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