2015 New Members on TAFA, July – September: Felt, Embroidery, Art Quilts and More!
TAFA’s membership is currently at 535, (representing 44 countries!) with a core focus on studio artists from around the world. But, we also welcome other organizations, retailers, galleries, museums, schools, and any business working with handmade textiles and fiber art. We do have a selection process, looking for quality, a professional presentation, and we have a bias towards those whose work contribute to making the world a better place (eco-products, recycled, small fiber farms and so on).
If you are interested in joining TAFA, find information on our Membership Page. As you can see from this feature, we are diverse! Visit our Member Directory for an alphabetical list or TAFA Members for a visual portfolio of the profiles. It changes daily, so check back often for new inspiration!
Click on the titles or images to visit the profiles.
There you will find each member’s links and more information about what they do.
Heather Pregger is an art quilter living in Fort Worth, Texas. Inspired by color her art quilts explore the relationships between tension and harmony that can be created on an abstract surface.
Needle felted dogs and animals, costumes and masks for kids. Laura moved from Chicago to Jaffa, Israel, and has her studio in a historic building she rehabbed.
Lisa Toppin of Agnes and Cora embroiders animals, birds and insects as wall art and jewelry. Her embroidery is detailed and wonderful! Fife, Scotland.
Janet Brandt is an exceptional embroiderer, using stumpwork to create folk characters, lively scenes, and her dimensional Casket Chronicles. Indianapolis.
Anna Scott lives in Australia and has a wonderful blog showing progress work. Delightful crewel and dimensional embroidery of flowers, birds and other inspirations from nature.
Lisa Lackey Artist lives in New York City, an environment which has led her to explore the relationship between what is public and private in her textiles.
Jean Herman works in a series with her art quilts. Often they depict people captured in the moment: conversation, playing music, enjoying life. Denver, Colorado.
Fish Eye Sisters, Jen Manuell and Sandra Stetler, work out of Elmsdale, Ontario, Canada, creating home decor textiles, accessories and jewelry using folk art techniques like rug hooking and quilting.
Michele Soares avidly explores her many decorative interests through her shop, Michelebuttons. She paints, dyes, weaves, and explores many techniques, creating accessories, garments, and art. She lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.
Tija Viksna explores color and design through tapestry crochet. Highly influenced by her natural surroundings in Latvia, she sells her scarves, hats, sweaters and home decor products on Etsy as Tija Crochet.
Kseniia Li (Xenia) creates felted animals, jewelry, mittens and wall art using felt, beads and other quality materials. Originally from Russia, she lives in Sheffield, UK, with her Chinese husband.
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LBK Fiber Arts
Lin Bentley Keeling lives in El Paso, Texas and is very involved with the larger basketry community.
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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.View Profile
- 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.View Profile
Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts: Festival schedule and a nice display of what's available in her Etsy shop.View Profile
- 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.View Profile
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...View Profile
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.View Profile
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.View Profile
- Fair Trade
HoonArts is a Fair Trade effort representing hand-crafted gifts and accessories from Tajikistan and other Central Asian Silk Road countries.View Profile
- 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.View Profile
- MarketPlace: Handwork of India
MarketPlace: Handwork of India, empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty! Fair Trade and handmade, long-lasting elegance!View Profile
- Gallery, Wholesaler
Afghan Tribal Arts Beads and Textiles, natural gemstones from Afghanistan and vintage textiles, following a regular show route in Southeastern USA.View Profile
- 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.View Profile
- School, Workshops
The Pacific Northwest Art School offers workshops and classes in Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography. Whidbey Island, Washington, USA.View Profile
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.View Profile
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