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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  • Wil Opio Oguta
     
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  • 30th Anniversary – Celebrating SAQA’s Presidents!
    In 2019, SAQA is celebrating our 30th Anniversary! In honor of this milestone, we’re taking the opportunity to remember our wonderful Presidents.   The first President was Yvonne Porcella who served from 1989-2000. “Taking the Train to Bakersfield” by Yvonne Porcella , 1986 (74.5″ x 70″) Katie Pasquini Masopust was SAQA’s 2nd President, serving from 2000-2007. While Yvonne Porcella had focused on getting the organization up and running, Katie concentrated on growing the membership. Under her leadership, SAQA grew from around 500 members to more than 1,700!   “Rio Hondo” by Katie Pasquini Masopust, 1994 (54” x 80”) Collection of: John M. Walsh, III Photo: Hawthorn Studio SAQA’s 3rd President was Judith Content, who served from 2007-2009. Judith’s focus was on expanding and improving SAQA’s exhibitions program. She served as the first Chair of the Exhibition Committee and worked with Peg Keeney, Karey Bresenhan, Linda Colsh, Rose Hughes, and others to develop a strong program.   “Indigo Ice” ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on February-11-2019By Lucy Shaiken
    1 week ago
  • All for One
    Gina Telcocci’s concept for this installation workshop centers around the creativity of individuals and the transformative possibilities of collaboration. In this workshop, participants will spend time working on individual woven, reed elements, which will then be brought together in the space to create a larger collaborative piece. Participants will be guided through a series of weaving and assemblage techniques, enabling beginners and more experienced weavers to experiment with forms, textures, and ideas. Students will learn basic weaving techniques such as stake & strand weaving, and twining with reed; and possibly some wood assembly, collage, and plastering. They will be encouraged to explore free-association in creating and elaborating on their visions. ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on January-8-2019By Admin8
    1 month ago
  • Season after Season Debuts at the Texas Quilt Museum
    The SAQA Global Exhibition “Season after Season ” premieres at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas on January 7, 2019.  The exhibition will be on view until March 24, 2019. FOOD FOR THOUGHT (ODE TO JOY) by Nancy Bardach   “Season after Season” features the work of 32 SAQA artists who have chosen to share their interpretation of the term Season after Season. Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival. This exhibition offers creative explorations about these passages through time, from the seasonal changes in the world around us to the personal transitions ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on December-17-2018By Maria Shell
    2 months 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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  • 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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  • 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