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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!

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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.

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2 hours ago

Artizan Made

One of a kind Jewelry Art in sterling silver, natural gemstones, freshwater pearls and fossils, all handmade by A. Denise Rollings-Martin. Denise makes her home in Alabama, USA.
Lilygirl Original Wearable Art by A. Denise Rollings-Martin

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One of a kind Jewelry Art in sterling silver, natural gemstones, freshwater pearls and fossils, all handmade by A. Denise Rollings-Martin. Denise makes her home in Alabama, USA.
Lilygirl Original Wearable Art by A. Denise Rollings-Martin

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

Artist Carla J Fisher works as a studio artist focusing on encaustic works and free motion embroidery sculptures. She is actively involved with the Surface Design Association and in other local groups and orgs.

Learn more -
www.tafalist.com/profile/carla-j-fisher/
Find TAFA on Instagram www.instagram.com/tafalist

Shown here:
32"h x 24"w x 4"d
beeswax, damar resin, pigments, Robeson Anton rayon embroidery thread, wood shavings, wood chips, watercolor, Keurig coffee filters, packing material

#encaustic #tafalist curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
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Artist Carla J Fisher works as a studio artist focusing on encaustic works and free motion embroidery sculptures. She is actively involved with the Surface Design Association and in other local groups and orgs.

Learn more -
https://www.tafalist.com/profile/carla-j-fisher/
Find TAFA on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/tafalist

Shown here:
32h x 24w x 4d
beeswax, damar resin, pigments, Robeson Anton rayon embroidery thread, wood shavings, wood chips, watercolor, Keurig coffee filters, packing material

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

12 hours ago

Artizan Made

Clay Lick Creek Pottery bears the name of a creek that flows through Karen Fiorino’s property in Illinois, USA. This is Green Gal Gia, a snotty nosed yarn bowl! Ewww!!!! 🙂

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Clay Lick Creek Pottery bears the name of a creek that flows through Karen Fiorino’s property in Illinois, USA.  This is Green Gal Gia, a snotty nosed yarn bowl!  Ewww!!!!  :)

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

Melanie Shovelski is a felt artist living in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is very involved with the local art community, teaches workshops, and hopes to help develop a larger fiber art community in the region. She focuses on smaller wall art and tends to use a colorful palette influenced by her love for all that is Bohemian.

www.tafalist.com/profile/melanie-shovelski/
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Melanie Shovelski is a felt artist living in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is very involved with the local art community, teaches workshops, and hopes to help develop a larger fiber art community in the region. She focuses on smaller wall art and tends to use a colorful palette influenced by her love for all that is Bohemian.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/melanie-shovelski/

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Whoo Hoo - another Wyomingite - (yes, I live in Colorado, but my soul is in Wyoming).

Bello !

Puchka Peru Textile Tours introduces you to tapestry weaving, knitting, spinning, embroidery, braiding, and gourd carving from Lima to Machu Pichu! They have two tours that cater to textile artists and are happy to set up individual study or travel options for those who have special needs or interests.

www.tafalist.com/profile/puchka-peru-textile-tours/
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Puchka Peru Textile Tours introduces you to tapestry weaving, knitting, spinning, embroidery, braiding, and gourd carving from Lima to Machu Pichu! They have two tours that cater to textile artists and are happy to set up individual study or travel options for those who have special needs or interests.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/puchka-peru-textile-tours/

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I would love this!

Looks like my kind of travel!

Just beautiful!

Travelled with Puchka and I can wholeheartedly highly recommend their tours. Fantastic experience and wonderful memories.

16 hours ago

Artizan Made

Dennis Brining of CulturalPatina Gallery has amassed a stunning collection of indigenous pottery, rugs and tribal art, focused on the American Southwest.
Vintage Acoma Polychrome Wedding Vase by Marie Z. Chino, 1970's

artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

Dennis has an online auction coming up! Check his Facebook page for details: CulturalPatina
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Dennis Brining of CulturalPatina Gallery has amassed a stunning collection of indigenous pottery, rugs and tribal art, focused on the American Southwest.  
Vintage Acoma Polychrome Wedding Vase by Marie Z. Chino, 1970s

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

Dennis has an online auction coming up! Check his Facebook page for details: CulturalPatina

19 hours ago

Rayela Art

Wonderful tiny house!The Gypsy Mermaid is undoubtably one of the most creative and artistic tiny house builds that we have visited to date. There are features in this home that I... ... See MoreSee Less

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19 hours ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Gorgeous video of how textile stamps are made. So much skill and patience goes into each one... We have a lot of vintage ones from Afghanistan and will eventually get them listed on Etsy. Meanwhile, contact us if you would like to buy in quantity. It takes too much time to photograph and list each one, but I could put together groupings of them.

Alchemiya
Turning a plank of wood into an intricately carved printing block. A highly skilled practice filmed by the V&A Museum as part of their Fabric of India Exhibition. Visit www.alchemiya.com to learn more.
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Seeing this makes me appreciate mine so much more!!!

Creativity

They get paid a pittance and we pay a small fortune.

19 hours ago

Artizan Made

Beautifully made video showing how textile blocks are made. So much skill and patience goes into each one!

Alchemiya
Turning a plank of wood into an intricately carved printing block. A highly skilled practice filmed by the V&A Museum as part of their Fabric of India Exhibition. Visit www.alchemiya.com to learn more.
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Una maravilla

Que grande trabalho !!!!! Parabéns !!!!!!

Thinking about renewing or subscribing to Art Quilt Quarterly? Act fast to ensure that you are included on the mailing list for Issue#10, available next month. Additional details at www.saqa.com/aqq. ... See MoreSee Less

Thinking about renewing or subscribing to Art Quilt Quarterly? Act fast to ensure that you are included on the mailing list for Issue#10, available next month. Additional details at www.saqa.com/aqq.

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Do I need to be a member of SAQA to subscribe to the magazine? I am confused. If the magazine comes with the membership why did I a non member get this offer to purchase a subscription? I can't get anywhere on the website past just putting it in my cart.

It's pretty thrilling to see my work on the cover! Definitely a first for me! And I do feel honored by it because I love this magazine! It's jam packed with good art and good reading!

24 hours ago

Artizan Made

Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis has an extensive portfolio within the printmaking field. She sells through Etsy and ArtFinder, making her home in Denmark after many years in Spain. She also makes torn paper collages like this one and pillows.

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Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis has an extensive portfolio within the printmaking field. She sells through Etsy and ArtFinder, making her home in Denmark after many years in Spain.  She also makes torn paper collages like this one and pillows.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/mariann-johansen-ellis/

My Modern Met
These dolls, handmade by artist Michael Zajkov, are incredibly lifelike. Watch a master at work.
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2 days ago

Craft in America

The schedule for our symposium this Saturday with LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art is available online.

Please note: this event takes place at the Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Get your free tickets online here: www.lacma.org/event/craft-california-mexico
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The schedule for our symposium this Saturday with LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art is available online.

Please note: this event takes place at the Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Get your free tickets online here: http://www.lacma.org/event/craft-california-mexico

3 days ago

Craft in America

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood gave advice to students when they visited the "Mano-Made" exhibition at the Craft in America Center. "Mano-Made" is on view until January 20, 2018 and is part of #PSTLALA Pacific Standard Time #craftinamericacenter #manomade #craftinschools youtu.be/LfcRvM_OjWkwww.craftinamerica.org. Consuelo Jimenez Underwood gives advice to students when they visited the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists" exhi... ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you received our latest journal yet?

Piece is from Jennifer Drinkwater, titled “The Childfree Life" from our Winter EIP Journal.

Subscribe today at www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Have you received our latest journal yet? 

Piece is from Jennifer Drinkwater, titled “The Childfree Life from our Winter EIP Journal. 

Subscribe today at https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

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The Winter Journal is wonderful!

#TrunkShowTuesday for January 16, 2018
In this #TrunkShowTuesday presentation, we are sharing great artwork created by SAQA members Cindy Brendzel, Claudia Dias, Sandra Lounsbury, Pamela Munday, Beth Schillig, Sandra Teepen, Sally Westcott, and Hope Wilmarth.

Check out ALL the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show art quilts and get details on how to bring a Trunk to your community on our website: saqa.com/trunkshow
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#bullterrier #EnglishBullTerrier #dogsofinstagram #dogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend ... See MoreSee Less

#bullterrier #EnglishBullTerrier #dogsofinstagram #dogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend

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Awww... He is just so beautiful and sweet!

4 days ago

Craft in America

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood speaks to students about her "Undocumented Border Tracks" installation for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists" exhibition at the Craft in America Center.

"Mano-Made" is on view at the Craft in America Center until January 20, 2018 (open noon-6pm).
Pacific Standard Time #PSTLALA #ManoMade #craftinamericacenter youtu.be/TCcb_2FsDbUwww.craftinamerica.org. Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on her "Undocumented Border Tracks" installation for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Art...
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Wow!

Nerdbot
Stone Wall Building Level: 9000!
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OMG!

What?!!! Lol

6 days ago

Craft in America

Images from Consuelo Jimenez Underwood's Mano-Made exhibition are now available for viewing on craftinamerica.org.

Underwood's objects are so detail oriented that we really recommend seeing these in-person if you have a chance. Her exhibition is on view through Saturday (1/20/18).

Pictured: Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Basket from Undocumented Tortilla Happening
#pstlala #pstinla #manomade #craft #craftinamerica Pacific Standard Time
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Images from Consuelo Jimenez Underwoods Mano-Made exhibition are now available for viewing on craftinamerica.org.

Underwoods objects are so detail oriented that we really recommend seeing these in-person if you have a chance. Her exhibition is on view through Saturday (1/20/18).

Pictured: Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Basket from Undocumented Tortilla Happening
#pstlala #pstinla #manomade #craft #craftinamerica  Pacific Standard Time

Science Lovers
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the problem with how society views knowledge and learning. Share if this inspired you!
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We have several sets of remnants in the shop! These are great to add on to other projects (jean jackets, bags, etc.). Here's the link for this one: www.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beadedwww.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beaded from Afghan Tribal Arts $50

This set of remnants contains one large and two small ''Gul I Peron'' tribal disks/patches, as well as a textile remnant. The beaded disks have been salvaged from a garment or other piece. Called "Gul I Peron", which means "dress flower", patches like this one are used by the Kuchi and other nomadic people in Afghanistan as a design element in their clothing. It might be sewn on to a dress or vest or on to another textile. There is cardboard between several layers of fabric which gives support to the beadwork.

The textile remnant is cotton satin stitch embroidery on pieced cotton. the stitch work and size is very similar to some of the apron front dress yokes like this one: www.etsy.com/listing/173275653/vintage-dress-yoke-afghanistan-textile? It is completely hand stitched.

Estimated age: 1980's

Afghan Tribal Arts is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Abdul Wardak for his support!
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We have several sets of remnants in the shop! These are great to add on to other projects (jean jackets, bags, etc.).  Heres the link for this one:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beaded

We loved the fun and excitement of the Spotlight Auction in Lincoln this past April! Join us in San Antonio, Texas this April for the 2018 SAQA Conference - TEXtiles! Registration is now open. Get all the details at saqa.com/conference ... See MoreSee Less

We loved the fun and excitement of the Spotlight Auction in Lincoln this past April! Join us in San Antonio, Texas this April for the 2018 SAQA Conference - TEXtiles! Registration is now open. Get all the details at saqa.com/conference

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 is now open for the 2018 SDA members exhibition, The Art of Labor. 

Apply today at: http://bit.ly/2mueTfW

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1 week ago

Aid to Artisans

ATA Peninsula Mexico Ingles
See what Aid to Artisans México is up to in the #Yucatan peninsula in #Mexico! For more information visit: www.aidtoartisans.org/where-we-work/ata-in-yucatan-mexico/

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Margaret Scatena

Cristy Cabada ya conocías a esta organización?

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#corgi #pembrokeWelshCorgi #dogs #dogsofinstagram #royalcorgi #corgisofinstagram #needlefelteddog #needlefelted

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I don’t know how you do this your pieces are amazingly life like

Molly Bannon

Your creations keep getting more and more realistic while holding onto the whimsical quality you always include. Your work is amazing.

Brilliant!

Did this sell already? I didn't see it in your shop and will post on TAFA tomorrow. I have a friend who has two corgis. Maybe she will be interested...

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1 week ago

Aid to Artisans

Beautiful handwoven baskets from Djibouti! Find out more about how Aid to Artisans is making an impact for women in the communities of Djibouti.

www.aidtoartisans.org/where-we-work/ata-in-djibouti

#AidToArtisans #ExportHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Djibouti #WomenEmpowerment #Handmade
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Beautiful handwoven baskets from Djibouti! Find out more about how Aid to Artisans is making an impact for women in the communities of Djibouti.

http://www.aidtoartisans.org/where-we-work/ata-in-djibouti

#AidToArtisans #ExportHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Djibouti #WomenEmpowerment #Handmade

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  • Did You Know?
    You can purchase back issues of the Quarterly Review Magazine in our online shop!  If you don’t see the one want, contact us! ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on January-17-2018By Admin8
    2 days ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for January 16, 2018
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TrunkShowTuesday-2018-01-16.mp4 In this #TrunkShowTuesday presentation, we are sharing great artwork created by SAQA members Cindy Brendzel, Claudia Dias, Sandra Lounsbury, Pamela Munday, Beth Schillig, Sandra Teepen, Sally Westcott, and Hope Wilmarth. Check out ALL the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show art quilts and get details on how to bring a Trunk to your community on our website! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on January-16-2018By Social Media Manager
    3 days ago
  • Register NOW for the 2018 SAQA TEXtiles Conference
    Last April, SAQA members gathered in Lincoln, Nebraska for a wonderfully fun and inspiring Conference created in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Over the course of four days, SAQA members took the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, have a behind-the-scenes tour of the IQSCM, listen to inspiring talks on many interesting topics, acquire Spotlight Auction artwork, and much more! The 2018 SAQA TEXtiles Conference planning committee has put together a terrific slate of activities for the upcoming Conference this April in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. Speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions, Spotlight Auction, exhibitions, and so much more. It’s sure to go down in SAQA history as a standout event. Get all the details and register today! See you there! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on January-11-2018By Social Media Manager
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    Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts: Festival schedule and a nice display of what's available in her Etsy shop.

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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, 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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  • Textile Artist, Workshops

    Transformative textile art, Threads of Awakening, based in Buddhist tradition. Online apprenticeships and commissions. Prints. Training. Your spiritual path. Your creative practice. Connected. Leslie's monthly newsletter.

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  • MarketPlace: Handwork of India

    MarketPlace: Handwork of India, empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty! Fair Trade and handmade, long-lasting elegance!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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    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