2015 New Members on TAFA, April – June: Thread Painting, Surface Design, and Art Quilts
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.
Jennifer Day is a master thread painter, a quilting technique that uses threads to fill in and color fabric. She uses her photos as a base and teaches this technique at her studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). She posted a detailed tutorial in our blog that shows her step by step process with thread and design choices.
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.
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.
Wrapping fabric into tubes and then creating a dimensional piece is one of Lynne’s recognizable techniques. She lives in Austin, Texas, USA.
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.
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
Sharon Bottle Souva Fabric Handworks
Syracuse, New York, USA
Honesdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Long Walk Home Studio
Freeland, Washington, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA
Sunnyvale, California, USA
Sally Sellers Textile Art
Vancouver, Washington, USA
Fisherman’s Daughters Studios
Kingston, Washington, USA
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