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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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1 hour ago

Aid to Artisans

Then & Now: MRP Alumni Success Stories

Each year, dozens of participants graduate from Aid to Artisans’ Market Readiness Program, well prepared to take the next steps to build their business and reach their goals. Where are they now and how did the MRP help them get there?

Meet Maribel Cedillo and Dalia Lerner the founders of Artemateria, a successful artisan enterprise supporting Mayan artisans in Chiapas, Mexico. Maribel and Dalia attended the 2013 MRP, and through in-depth training in business, product development, and marketing, they gained the skills necessary to grow their enterprise. Since then, Artemateria has made great strides. The company sells their artisan made products to top retailers like Sundance, as seen featured in this photo! Join us this August for a proven, hands-on training experience for all those hoping to develop and expand their artisan enterprises!

Apply Today! www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #NYNOW #MarketReadinessProgram #Artisans #AidToArtisans #Market #USRetailMarket #Handmade #GlobalHandmade #FairTrade
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Then & Now: MRP Alumni Success Stories
 
Each year, dozens of participants graduate from Aid to Artisans’ Market Readiness Program, well prepared to take the next steps to build their business and reach their goals. Where are they now and how did the MRP help them get there?
 
Meet Maribel Cedillo and Dalia Lerner the founders of Artemateria, a successful artisan enterprise supporting Mayan artisans in Chiapas, Mexico. Maribel and Dalia attended the 2013 MRP, and through in-depth training in business, product development, and marketing, they gained the skills necessary to grow their enterprise. Since then, Artemateria has made great strides. The company sells their artisan made products to top retailers like Sundance, as seen featured in this photo! Join us this August for a proven, hands-on training experience for all those hoping to develop and expand their artisan enterprises!
 
Apply Today! http://www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #NYNOW #MarketReadinessProgram #Artisans #AidToArtisans #Market #USRetailMarket #Handmade #GlobalHandmade #FairTrade

Bonnie Tarses is a textile designer specializing in one-of-a-kind and custom handwoven textiles since 1960. She offers workshops at her Montana studio and travels to teach. Bonnie's specialty is on customer commissions, working closely with the client to co-create the perfect textile.
Weaving Peace-Weaving Together

www.tafalist.com/profile/bonnie-tarses/

This photo of Bonnie made me smile!!
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Bonnie Tarses is a textile designer specializing in one-of-a-kind and custom handwoven textiles since 1960. She offers workshops at her Montana studio and travels to teach. Bonnies specialty is on customer commissions, working closely with the client to co-create the perfect textile.
Weaving Peace-Weaving Together

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/bonnie-tarses/

This photo of Bonnie made me smile!!

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I love the vivid colours!

3 hours ago

Artizan Made

Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts lives in Reston, Virginia, USA, and often participates in juried summer festivals. Her contemporary quilts are glorious explorations of color and design.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/cindy-grisdela-art-quilts/
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Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts lives in Reston, Virginia, USA, and often participates in juried summer festivals. Her contemporary quilts are glorious explorations of color and design.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/cindy-grisdela-art-quilts/

Artist and social activist, Susan Shie Turtle Moon Studios, of Wooster, Ohio, teaches week-long, live-in Turtle Art Camps. She also teaches classes around the US and abroad.

www.tafalist.com/profile/susan-shie-turtle-moon-studios/

"This is a selfie drawing I made for an in-person class I taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design at QSDS earlier this month. I merged the selfie with another class assignment, Chickens, and came out with "Why did the Beatles cross the road?" "
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Artist and social activist, Susan Shie Turtle Moon Studios, of Wooster, Ohio, teaches week-long, live-in Turtle Art Camps. She also teaches classes around the US and abroad.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/susan-shie-turtle-moon-studios/

This is a selfie drawing I made for an in-person class I taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design at QSDS earlier this month. I merged the selfie with another class assignment, Chickens, and came out with Why did the Beatles cross the road?

13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Vintage Silk Kimono Scarf Mint Green by Jane Porter Fashion, $40.00

www.jporterfashion.com/shop/vintage-silk-kimono-scarf-mint-green/

Coral and mint green flowers on vintage silk kimono fabric are made into a scarf that can go with navy, cream, white and pink fashions. Versatile, it can be tied in several ways to create different looks. Washable, soft, comfortable and easy care. Great for spring, summer and resort/cruise wear.
Dimensions: 65″ Long, 5.5″ wide

Jane's main focus is hand dyeing beautiful silks so make sure to check out her other scarves. Lots of lightweight fabrics for summer! Jane is an Artizan Made sponsor and we appreciate her support!
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Vintage Silk Kimono Scarf Mint Green by Jane Porter Fashion, $40.00

https://www.jporterfashion.com/shop/vintage-silk-kimono-scarf-mint-green/

Coral and mint green flowers on vintage silk kimono fabric are made into a scarf that can go with navy, cream, white and pink fashions.  Versatile, it can be tied in several ways to create different looks.  Washable, soft, comfortable and easy care.  Great for spring, summer and resort/cruise wear.
Dimensions: 65″ Long, 5.5″ wide

Janes main focus is hand dyeing beautiful silks so make sure to check out her other scarves. Lots of lightweight fabrics for summer!  Jane is an Artizan Made sponsor and we appreciate her support!

WoolWalker.com, formerly known as Ekohaus, is the work of Dovile Sirmulyte who lives in Lithuania. She was inspired by her grandmother who also worked in felt.

www.tafalist.com/profile/wool-walker/
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WoolWalker.com, formerly known as Ekohaus, is the work of Dovile Sirmulyte who lives in Lithuania. She was inspired by her grandmother who also worked in felt.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/wool-walker/

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lovely

Kim

Kimberly Olivia Ramsey

Sue Evans

15 hours ago

Artizan Made

Chicago artist, Brenda Abdullah Designs, brings her passion for color and design to an environmentally friendly line of clothing and accessories which have been repurposed from sweaters and other garments.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/brenda-abdullah-designs/

For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere:
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Chicago artist, Brenda Abdullah Designs, brings her passion for color and design to an environmentally friendly line of clothing and accessories which have been repurposed from sweaters and other garments.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/brenda-abdullah-designs/

For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere:

17 hours ago

Artizan Made

Afghan Tribal Arts imports textiles, beads, carpets and artifacts from Afghanistan. Abdul Wardak travels a show route between Wisconsin and Florida.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/afghan-tribal-arts/

The beauty of jade!
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Afghan Tribal Arts imports textiles, beads, carpets and artifacts from Afghanistan. Abdul Wardak travels a show route between Wisconsin and Florida.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/afghan-tribal-arts/

The beauty of jade!

1 day ago

Aid to Artisans

Through the Sichuan Market Development project, funded by USAID and implemented by Creative Associates International, ATA is currently working to strengthen the Tibetan artisan sector in the southwestern Sichuan province. Through product development workshops, business trainings and linkages to broader markets with a particular emphasis on the Chinese market, the project aims to increase the entrepreneurial skills of ethnic Tibetan artisans and enhance their overall competitiveness in local, regional, and international markets. So far, the project has benefited over 161 artisans over whom 50% are women. Pictured here is one of these beneficiaries.

#SichuanMarketDevelopment #China #SichuanProvince #ProductDevelopment #BusinessTrainings #MarketLinkage #Tradition #IndigenousPeople #ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Culture #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Trade #Global #CulturalHeritage
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Through the Sichuan Market Development project, funded by USAID and implemented by Creative Associates International, ATA is currently working to strengthen the Tibetan artisan sector in the southwestern Sichuan province.  Through product development workshops, business trainings and linkages to broader markets with a particular emphasis on the Chinese market, the project aims to increase the entrepreneurial skills of ethnic Tibetan artisans and enhance their overall competitiveness in local, regional, and international markets. So far, the project has benefited over 161 artisans over whom 50% are women. Pictured here is one of these beneficiaries. 

#SichuanMarketDevelopment #China #SichuanProvince #ProductDevelopment #BusinessTrainings #MarketLinkage #Tradition #IndigenousPeople #ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment  #Culture #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Trade #Global #CulturalHeritage

Food for Thought Opening ReceptionJul 27, 5:00pmMulberry Cultural CenterJoin us in celebrating the opening of SAQA's "Food for Thought" exhibit. "Food for Thought" features juror selected studio art quilts from around the world examining the many aspects that food plays in our daily lives.

All are welcome to the exhibit opening, and admission is free. The evening features a first look at the temporary display, complimentary refreshments, as well as beer and wine for a suggested donation.
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Food for Thought Opening Reception

Kim Kyung Soo’s Full Moon Story takes this traditional Korean garment, which has evolved over 1,600 years, and captures it at its most refined in images that have a calm, lyrical quality.
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Kim Kyung Soo’s Full Moon Story takes this traditional Korean garment, which has evolved over 1,600 years, and captures it at its most refined in images that have a calm, lyrical quality.
http://ow.ly/zVpm30dRKIZ

1 day ago

Handmadeology

#Repost @imagineacookie
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#fidgetspinner shaped cookie cutter 🌸
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#Repost @imagineacookie
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#fidgetspinner shaped cookie cutter 🌸

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Why would anyone want a cookie that looks like a toy for mentally ill children

Nooooo... please say it ain't so!

2 days ago

Handmadeology

Hey!!! I'm popping in to give everyone an update on my ninja journey! If you have not heard I have put my building skills to the test and have built a ninja warrior course in my back yard! My goal is to try out for the show in 2018!!! Here is the latest video of me trying out some new obstacles. Thanks for all your support so far! I would love for you to follow Ninja Hub as well here on fb and insta!

Ninja Warrior Hub
Trying out new obstacles ... the wing nuts are fun and a bit sketchy!
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Ziad Mamdouh Ammar

3 days ago

Handmadeology

Amazing vid!! Nice work @lucuscraft
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Carving out the bowl of a coffee scoop. It holds about 2 tablespoons. Definitely one of the more satisfying of processes to spoon carving. Nice sound🎶🎶🏂 🌲🌲wood is Elm.
🌲🌲wood is Elm
🌲🌲wood is Elm
🌲🌲wood is Elm
🌲🌲wood is Elm
🌲🌲wood is Elm
🔪Tool is called a Twca Cam
🔪Tool is called a Twca Cam
🔪Tool is called a Twca Cam
🔪Tool is called a Twca Cam
🔪Tool is called a Twca Cam
🔪Tool is called a Twca Cam
🔪Tool is called a Twca Cam from @belzeboocrafts
As far as sharpening, I don't do anything different than with a normal straight knife. I use water stones. Except I wrap sand paper around a wooden dowel for the inside of the blade. #handmadeology #handmade
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Omg how sharp this tool is?

Hell thats sharp

Variation of a traditional tool called a scorp.

cuts like it was basswood...or less

Tyler Holt

Lauren A Stillman

Josh Cook

Pavel Hooijdonk

Royful Miah

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3 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Tana Lawn is the speciality of Liberty of London. The pure combed or carded cotton has an exceptionally high thread count, giving a silky feel despite the crisp crease resistant texture: it is still processed in Lancashire without added chemicals or allergens.
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Tana Lawn is the speciality of Liberty of London. The pure combed or carded cotton has an exceptionally high thread count, giving a silky feel despite the crisp crease resistant texture: it is still processed in Lancashire without added chemicals or allergens.
http://ow.ly/ceVc30dPwNT

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if only I could purchase yardage here in the u.s. I would be a happy girl.

Have been loving and using Tana Lawn since the 70s, apart from a period of 80s fashion madness. Last Fall I was in Liberty and bought some beautiful Tana Lawn that looks like a summer meadow and had a dress, based on an Old Avoca dress I had, made. It's spectacular . . . Guess I need to take some photos.

I have always loved Tana lawn and was very nicely surprised when I recently learned that the name comes from the fact that the original cotton fields were on the banks of the Tana River in my beautiful Kenya! 😍

Just purchased some yesterday at Liberty of London. Will make my new granddaughter a dress!

Ooh, I have this design in my stash (the liberty factory shop used to be about 6 miles away from me!)

Amanda Poindexter this is the textile your top is made out of. Liberty cotton, the best.

I love Liberty's fabrics......the problem when you are there is to pick just one or two.....😉

YES. Mrs Clemmens made them. Nana got the material when she went to Europe, right!

Comparto

My fave!

Still got some. Never seems to wear out

YAY! Thank you everyone 1 - 🙂 I'm going shopping 🙂

I have some which I bought from Liberty in the early 1960s

Mary Howard Feder your fave

Robyn Woods Shapiro

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4 days ago

Craft in America

Thanks to Carolina Miranda at Los Angeles Times for the Datebook mention of "Ten Years of Craft in America: Selections from the Permanent Selection" opening this Saturday, July 22 at the Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-datebook-mier-gallery-elizabeth-axtman-20170...
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Thanks to Carolina Miranda at Los Angeles Times for the Datebook mention of Ten Years of Craft in America: Selections from the Permanent Selection opening this Saturday, July 22 at the Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048. 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-datebook-mier-gallery-elizabeth-axtman-20170719-htmlstory.html

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Did someone say checkerboard?

is the exhibition on third Street or Robertson Boulevard

Can we go next time? 😃

American Craft Shows: Dennis Ray
What makes our craft shows special? Jeweler Dennis Ray of Nature's Creations says: "The ACC is such a unique organization. We take care of each other. American Craft Council is very different from a lot of other shows that are just about making money. This is about keeping the American craft dream alive. You feel like you’re part of the family, you have a lot of nurturing people, the staff is amazing - you’re not alone here." If you know Dennis, you know he speaks from the heart. Be part of our talented craft show family at the 2018 American Craft Shows by applying today at craftcouncil.org/apply.
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So when will you be coming down to Austin Texas? If you're interested let me know and I would love to assist in this promotion.

4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

A documentary following Chris Ofili’s lengthy journey making The Caged Bird’s Song, a magnificent large-scale tapestry recently unveiled at London’s National Gallery, is now available to watch on BBC.
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A documentary following Chris Ofili’s lengthy journey making The Caged Bird’s Song, a magnificent large-scale tapestry recently unveiled at London’s National Gallery, is now available to watch on BBC.
http://ow.ly/AvdC30dO4AL

5 days ago

Craft in America

Ten Years of Craft in America:
Selections from the Permanent Collection

July 22-August 12, 2017

Craft in America celebrates ten years of the documentary series with an exhibition at the Center. Ten Years of Craft in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection features key artworks from the seventeen episodes of Craft in America. These objects were created by artists whose stories were captured in the series. Each of these artists push materials to new heights and also expand tradition into new realms. Craft in America is proud to have created a family of artists that continue to engage communities and to inspire through their mastery.

www.craftinamerica.org/exhibits/ten-years-of-craft-in-america-selections-from-the-permanent-colle...
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Ten Years of Craft in America:
Selections from the Permanent Collection

July 22-August 12, 2017

Craft in America celebrates ten years of the documentary series with an exhibition at the Center. Ten Years of Craft in America: Selections from the Permanent Collection features key artworks from the seventeen episodes of Craft in America. These objects were created by artists whose stories were captured in the series. Each of these artists push materials to new heights and also expand tradition into new realms. Craft in America is proud to have created a family of artists that continue to engage communities and to inspire through their mastery.

http://www.craftinamerica.org/exhibits/ten-years-of-craft-in-america-selections-from-the-permanent-collection/

We are so excited for the 2018 SAQA TEXtiles conference in San Antonio, Texas. Do you know anyone who would make a great presenter? We would love to consider their proposal! Please share this link with them: www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3366. Hope to see you in Texas! ... See MoreSee Less

We are so excited for the 2018 SAQA TEXtiles conference in San Antonio, Texas. Do you know anyone who would make a great presenter? We would love to consider their proposal! Please share this link with them: http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3366. Hope to see you in Texas!

5 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Win a Boro shawl from Maku textiles
'Boro' is a double-layered hand-quilted kantha shawl by Maku Textiles. Its one side has an array of hand-woven khadi fabrics collected over one year and patched together according to colour.
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Win a Boro shawl from Maku textiles
Boro is a double-layered hand-quilted kantha shawl by Maku Textiles. Its one side has an array of hand-woven khadi fabrics collected over one year and patched together according to colour.
http://ow.ly/85kZ30dMwG8

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It was ... That one is beautiful though - a year!!! Hope all well with you. Loving your work with the swifts - will message you x

Stunning <3

Gorgeous !

Magnifique!!! Marvelous!!! I want one.

great one

Yes please 😁😁😁

mmmm luv it 💕

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Included in the amazing Sacred Threads exhibition (on display until this Sunday - don't miss it!) is a wonderful tribute to SAQA founder Yvonne Porcella.

Sacred Threads Quilts
Enjoy this little video walk through the Live Your Brightest Life tribute exhibit in honor of our beloved Yvonne Porcella.
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Thank you for posting.

Wonderful! I wish there was a catalogue of the collection.

6 days ago

Craft in America

"One of only a few sculptors creating large-scale figures in blown glass, Guererro makes heartfelt, expressive works about identity and humanity."
-American Craft on Jaime Guerrero's upcoming exhibition at the Center (opening August 26).
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6 days ago

Surface Design Association

Our Summer 2017 Journal is out now! Cover image is by Angela Hennessy.

www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Our Summer 2017 Journal is out now! Cover image is by Angela Hennessy.

http://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

Post-Market goodness from one of our amazing Board members. We're already planning our 15th Anniversary next year on July 13-15, 2018. Join us! #folkartfan ... See MoreSee Less

Post-Market goodness from one of our amazing Board members. Were already planning our 15th Anniversary next year on July 13-15, 2018. Join us! #folkartfan

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Rosemary Allen are you in?

1 week ago

Aid to Artisans

Through Aid to Artisans’ Artisanal Textiles of Tlaxcala project in Mexico, artisans are working with a local natural dye expert to explore new dyeing techniques, color palettes and thread for their textile production.

In collaboration with the state of Tlaxcala, the 7-month project aims to make the textiles of the artisans in Tlaxcala more competitive in international markets by introducing contemporary designs and color trends while maintaining their traditions and original techniques.

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Artisans #AidToArtisans #Global #NaturalDye #Textiles #CulturalHeritage #Traditions #Tlaxcala #Mexico
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Through Aid to Artisans’ Artisanal Textiles of Tlaxcala project in Mexico, artisans are working with a local natural dye expert to explore new dyeing techniques, color palettes and thread for their textile production. 

In collaboration with the state of Tlaxcala, the 7-month project aims to make the textiles of the artisans in Tlaxcala more competitive in international markets by introducing contemporary designs and color trends while maintaining their traditions and original techniques.

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Artisans #AidToArtisans #Global #NaturalDye #Textiles #CulturalHeritage #Traditions #Tlaxcala #Mexico

1 week ago

International Folk Art Alliance

The 14th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is officially in the history books. We'd like to thank all of our guests for supporting more than 150 artists from 60 countries. Make your plans now to join us for our 15th Anniversary, July 13-15, 2018. #folkartfan #simplysantafe #howtosantafe #sharethemarket ... See MoreSee Less

The 14th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is officially in the history books. Wed like to thank all of our guests for supporting more than 150 artists from 60 countries. Make your plans now to join us for our 15th Anniversary, July  13-15, 2018. #folkartfan #simplysantafe #howtosantafe #sharethemarket

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This is truly the most beautiful market in existence. Every single booth housed amazing craftsmanship. Thank you for a wonderful event!

Such wonderfully talented and friendly artists. I love this market.

This was our first time attending. It was a wonderful experience!

It was amazing and hope to be a volunteer next year!

I would really love to be there next year. Have started saving.

Looks like it was interesting, fun, and successful.🎉

Such an exciting event! Congrats on success!

Congratulations on a job well done

Debra. What a marvelous event!!!

Best

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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for July 18, 2017
    Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you automagically see the new presentation every week. In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Diane Born, Maureen Cole, Connie Marie Fahrion, Elaine Jones, Cheryl LaRobadiere, Alicia Merrett, Alison Muir, and Stephanie Nordlin. You can still reserve a trunk! Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for all the info! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-18-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • SAQA Featured Artist: Maggie Dillon
    Maggie Dillon Maggie Dillon – Sarasota, Florida, USA Artist Statement My work reawakens a calm moment that is simultaneously ordinary and meaningful. I choose images that have photojournalistic qualities and celebrate natural, honest situations. Piecing different shades and textures together, the fabric creates an open-ended story, encouraging the viewer to imagine the subjects as if they were characters in a book. I primarily work in the decades ranging from 1930s to 1950s based on candid moments – a girl’s day at the lake, a picnic in a poppy field, reading a bible in the wee hours of the morning. There is something humbler about those eras. People were less aware of the camera. Vintage images seem purer, even elegant in their simplicity. Because of this, I work in a nostalgic, subdued palette like old film. Interview (Click images to enlarge) SAQA: When did you begin making art with fabric? Do you work in other media as well? Lincolnville ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-15-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for July 11, 2017
    Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you get all the art quilt goodness each week! In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Shelly Burge, Hsiu-Hsing Chang, Stephanie Dahl, Susie Goodman, Lisa Jenni, Mary Madison, Kathryn Pellman, and Barbara Schneider. What is the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show all about? Get answers to all your SAQA Trunk Show questions here! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-11-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • Textile Artist, Clothing Designer

    Mary Hertert hand dyes fabric and uses it in her garments and home decor products. She has a great shop on her site with one of a kind tops, vests, pants and capes. Based in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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  • Art Quilter

    "Windows into Time" series, glimpsing out into what is our amazing earth, art quilts for sale by Clairan Ferrono of Fabric8tions.

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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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  • 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