TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List | 2015 New Members on TAFA, April – June: Thread Painting, Surface Design, and Art Quilts

2015 New Members on TAFA, April – June: Thread Painting, Surface Design, and Art Quilts

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September 12, 2015
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TAFA’s membership is currently at 542, (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. The TAFA Members page changes daily as we move member profiles from the bottom to the top.

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.


Helen Cowans Arts

Helen works with a variety of surface design techniques to create cloth which she then transforms into wearable art or textiles. Helen works from her studio in Wooler, Northumberland, in the UK.

Helen Cowans handmade tunic dyed patchwork


Eileen Hoffman Wire Tapestries

The color pink has great significance for Eileen and is often dominant in her textiles. She has created her own signature with the textured and sculptural forms that she incorporates into her designs. Pipe cleaners are a favorite material! Eileen lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Eileen Hoffman Wire Tapestries - Inherited Blooms, wall sculpture, chenille craft stems, knotting, mixed media, pink - textile artist


Lynne Brotman Fiber Art

Wrapping fabric into tubes and then creating a dimensional piece is one of Lynne’s recognizable techniques. She lives in Austin, Texas, USA.

Lynne Brotman Fiber Art - Blue Purple Green Dots - fiber artist


Art Quilts By Sharon

Sharon makes both abstract and figurative art quilts. Drawn by color, her designs are bold, often softened by the use of batiks. She lives in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

Art Quilts by Sharon - Forest


Not Yet Listed:

People get busy and I can’t get them up on our site until they send me their info…  :(

These new members will hopefully get their info to me soon. Once they do, they will show up on The List (our Directory). Meanwhile, enjoy a small preview:


Austin, Texas, USA

PFAU - Handwoven indigo and ethnic textiles


Sharon Bottle Souva Fabric Handworks

Syracuse, New York, USA

Sharon Bottle Souva Art Quilt - Spring Eclipse


Eliza Brewster

Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA



Long Walk Home Studio

Freeland, Washington, USA

Debra Calkins Soft Sculpture - Yes


Trisha Hassler

Portland, Oregon, USA

Trisha Hassler textile artist "Tell Me Only The Truth" - detail

Matter Prints


Matter Prints hand printed wrap pants


Shannon Weber

Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA

Shannon Weber - Assemblage woven ball


Tanya Brown

Sunnyvale, California, USA

Tanya Brown Textile Artist- Why Knot Art Quilt

Sally Sellers Textile Art

Vancouver, Washington, USA

Sally Sellers Textile Ar Quilt - houset


Fisherman’s Daughters Studios

Kingston, Washington, USA

Fisherman's Daughters felted top




I've been working with the arts and craft world in many capacities since 1988. Handmade textiles have been my core focus since launching TAFA in 2010.

My hope is to contribute to the economic development potential the arts bring to the world, along with the intrinsic beauty shown in the work. May the world become a friendlier place for artists and nature!

Arrived in Kentucky after a childhood in Brazil, college in Minnesota and 20 years in Chicago. It's been a ride!


on 2015 New Members on TAFA, April – June: Thread Painting, Surface Design, and Art Quilts.
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    Wow – I’m amazed by the beautiful work of these new Tafa members. A warm welcome to all and thank you Rachel to bring us together!

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      Aw, thank you, Ariane! But, it is really because of the group as a whole – that is really the attraction. All of you are amazing!!!!

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