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May 6, 2017

Faces in Fiber and Textile Art: quilted, woven, mixed media, sewn, embroidered…

Leonard Cohen leads in the background as we look at faces in Fiber and Textile Art: quilted, woven, mixed media, sewn, embroidered...

February 27, 2017

Pichinku Naturally Dyed Peruvian Yarn

Dana Blair is taking the experience she has had with Threads of Peru to a new, sustainable social enterprise: Pichinku naturally dyed yarns. Her Kickstarter campaign funded the initial phase and yarns are expected to hit the market by October 2017.

February 15, 2017

TAFA’s Gift Guide: Hats and Gloves

Find handmade hats and gloves on TAFA! Sewn, knitted, felted, beaded.... and vintage, too!

February 13, 2017

TAFA Celebrates the Number Seven!

TAFA celebrates its seventh birthday and has some fun with showing off the number 7 through videos and member's works. What does the number 7 mean to you?

February 6, 2017

Roma and Banjara: Untamed Stories

The Banjara have typically been a nomadic herding group of people in India. They wear bright clothing with lots of shisha mirrors, patchwork and applique designs. Flowing skirts, jangly jewelry! Guess who is related to them? The Roma share the same genes! Formerly known as gypsies (now considered pejorative), the two groups have hosted gatherings. Learn a bit about their history in this post.

February 2, 2017

Thread Painting Tutorial by Jennifer Day – Cuban Ballerina

In this thread painting tutorial, Jennifer Day shows how she chose thread colors to create her "Cuban Ballerina", inspired from a photo she took in Havana.

February 2, 2017

TAFA Members with Green Projects

Go green! Using our waste to make art helps our earth and keeps stuff out of our landfills. Check out a few examples of how our TAFA members have used worn textiles in their work.

December 24, 2016

A TAFA Christmas: We Three Kings

TAFA's textiles and fiber art illustrate the old, old Christmas song of "We Three Kings".

December 22, 2016

2016 New Members on TAFA, July-September: Australia, Bahrain, Tajikistan, and more!

A brief intro on new textile artists and fiber businesses who joined TAFA from July to September, 2016. A diverse group, felt, embroidery, dyeing, and other techniques brought to us from the far corners of the world! Argentina, Australia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Tajikistan, Germany and the USA come together.

November 2, 2016

2016 New Members on TAFA, January – June: Indigo, Brains, Leaves

Introducing our new members on TAFA who joined between January and June, 2016. Quite the eye candy! Some indigo, leaves and brains along with exceptional felt work, stitching and art quilts. Temari balls play with a couple of saints. Meaning and mindfulness throughout!

February 21, 2016

The Refugee Crisis and My Art

Uta Lenk lives in Germany where issues of refugees and migration have changed lives and impacted world views. Living in close contact with refugee families and volunteering to assist them impacted her creativity, bringing these themes into her art quilts. Uta shares some of her experiences and work in this post.

February 5, 2016

Images of Love in Textiles

Images of Love in Textiles features works of the heart showing love for the child, family, community and pets. It also acknowledges suffering that goes hand in hand with our human condition.

January 22, 2016

2015 New Members on TAFA, October – December: Mixed Media, Embroidery and More!

2015 New Members on TAFA, October - December features mixed media, embroidery, and other techniques use by textile artists who have joined TAFA. We also welcome two new members who work with vintage ethnic textiles.

November 5, 2015

TAFA’s Print and Dye Photo Contest – November 2015

Our Print and Dye Photo Contest is part of TAFA's monthly, themed photography competitions where we feature textile and fiber art techniques. Runs November 5-12, 2015. All are welcome to participate!

November 5, 2015

Printing and Dyeing on Fabric: Chemistry 101

Printing and Dyeing on Fabric covers a very basic introduction to surface design techniques used to mark textiles: a bit on the chemistry behind paint and dye adhesion and then videos showing some of the methods used.

November 2, 2015

2015 New Members on TAFA, July – September: Felt, Embroidery, Art Quilts and More!

New Members on TAFA from July - September, 2015 features felt, embroidery, art quilts, rug hooking, crochet and more! A wonderful mix of abstract textiles along with figurative interpretations in fiber.

October 4, 2015

TAFA’s Felt Photo Contest – October 2015

Our Felt Photo Contest is part of TAFA's monthly, themed photography competitions where we feature textile and fiber art techniques. Runs October 5-12, 2015.

September 13, 2015

Relocation from the Ukraine to Poland: Elena Ulyanova

The Soviet annexation of the Crimea has displaced many, including Elena Ulyanova, who has chosen relocation from the Ukraine to Poland in order to continue as a textile artist. As one of our members, we support her appeal for funds to establish a new studio in Gdansk.

September 5, 2015

TAFA’s Weaving Photo Contest – September 2015

Weavers! Check out TAFA's weaving photo contest! It runs from September 5-12 and all are welcome to participate. You can submit photos or vote. Join in the fun!

August 4, 2015

TAFA’s Quilted Photo Contest – August 2015

Join the fun! Our quilted photo contest is part of a monthly effort that TAFA hosts to build community involvement. Each month a different theme and our August them is all about quilting.

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