This feed showcases our TAFA and Artizan Made Facebook posts, along with select member and resource pages. Enjoy!

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11 hours ago

Artizan Made

Sandy Kreyer Pottery’s distinctive floral designs add elegance and charm to any setting. Food safe and functional, Sandy’s plates, mugs, vases and other work make great wedding and housewarming gifts! Kiln House Pottery

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Sandy Kreyer Pottery’s distinctive floral designs add elegance and charm to any setting. Food safe and functional, Sandy’s plates, mugs, vases and other work make great wedding and housewarming gifts!   Kiln House Pottery

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sandy-kreyer-pottery/

11 hours ago

Artizan Made

Based in Seattle, Washington (USA), Jen Hardwick Mixed Media brings new and recycled materials to life through her assemblage art. Robots, crows, owls and other creatures are favorite themes for both the wall and as wearable art. Visit her shop on Etsy and you will surely smile! redhardwick

artizanmade.com/portfolios/jen-hardwick-mixed-media/

Jen has a sale going on! She says, "CHRISTMAS IN JULY! ~ All items in my shop are now 50% off with FREE U.S. Shipping! All sales are final, no returns, no exchanges, no refunds. Shipping will be with USPS or UPS Ground. Use code 50OFF2017 at checkout. Offer good from July 1st, 2017 through July 31st, 2017."
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Based in Seattle, Washington (USA), Jen Hardwick Mixed Media brings new and recycled materials to life through her assemblage art. Robots, crows, owls and other creatures are favorite themes for both the wall and as wearable art. Visit her shop on Etsy and you will surely smile!  redhardwick

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/jen-hardwick-mixed-media/

Jen has a sale going on! She says, CHRISTMAS IN JULY! ~ All items in my shop are now 50% off with FREE U.S. Shipping! All sales are final, no returns, no exchanges, no refunds. Shipping will be with USPS or UPS Ground. Use code 50OFF2017 at checkout. Offer good from July 1st, 2017 through July 31st, 2017.

11 hours 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

Tyler Holt

Josh Cook

Rutongo Embroideries supports and promotes the work of SAVANE RUTONGO, a group of self-taught artisans in Rwanda. These women work as a collective to produce museum-quality full-size embroideries that depict images of Rwandan culture.
PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries

www.tafalist.com/profile/rutongo-embroideries/
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Rutongo Embroideries supports and promotes the work of SAVANE RUTONGO, a group of self-taught artisans in Rwanda. These women work as a collective to produce museum-quality full-size embroideries that depict images of Rwandan culture.
PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/rutongo-embroideries/

13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Cheryl Wolff Ceramics, Stoneware and Porcelain Handmade in California: Everything I create is handcrafted in my home studio in Northern California where I am surrounded by redwood trees, nature and wildlife, all of which have influenced me in designing simple, elegant pieces for the home and table.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/cheryl-wolff-ceramics/
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Cheryl Wolff Ceramics, Stoneware and Porcelain Handmade in California: Everything I create is handcrafted in my home studio in Northern California where I am surrounded by redwood trees, nature and wildlife, all of which have influenced me in designing simple, elegant pieces for the home and table.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/cheryl-wolff-ceramics/

13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Check this out!

The Crooked Feather
Back to basics with this little black number 😉
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15 hours ago

Artizan Made

Located in Thailand, Siamese Dream Design recycles vintage Hilltribe textiles into shoes, garments, and home decor items. Siamese Dream Design has a wide selection of footwear, beautiful home accents, and garments for adults and children.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/siamese-dream-design/
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Located in Thailand, Siamese Dream Design recycles vintage Hilltribe textiles into shoes, garments, and home decor items. Siamese Dream Design has a wide selection of footwear, beautiful home accents, and garments for adults and children.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/siamese-dream-design/

Hammock Boutique operates in Yucatan, Mexico and Washington DC, USA, structured as a fair trade cooperative representing over 500 Mayan families of weavers. Fundación Cielo is the non-profit arm of Hammock Boutique, providing further services and empowerment to the weavers.

www.tafalist.com/profile/hammock-boutique/

Some of the kids they work with:
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Hammock Boutique operates in Yucatan, Mexico and Washington DC, USA, structured as a fair trade cooperative representing over 500 Mayan families of weavers. Fundación Cielo is the non-profit arm of Hammock Boutique, providing further services and empowerment to the weavers.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/hammock-boutique/

Some of the kids they work with:

24 hours 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.

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

Still got some. Never seems to wear out

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

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2 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

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.

2 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

3 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!

3 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.

3 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Fusing the skills of the Colombian Wayuu people with a vibrant and eclectic style, London-based designer Sophie Anderson has designed a new line of handwoven bags.
The Chakra issue: ow.ly/lORs30dM0SL
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Fusing the skills of the Colombian Wayuu people with a vibrant and eclectic style, London-based designer Sophie Anderson has designed a new line of handwoven bags.
The Chakra issue: http://ow.ly/lORs30dM0SL

3 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

With a powerhouse of contemporary artists taking part from countries the world over, Mastery will exhibit new, bold and large-scale works by twelve master quilters including Crow herself.
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With a powerhouse of contemporary artists taking part from countries the world over, Mastery will exhibit new, bold and large-scale works by twelve master quilters including Crow herself.
http://ow.ly/mkDh30dM0I5

3 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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4 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?

#TrunkShowTuesday for July 18, 2017
And a very good #TrunkShowTuesday to you!

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!
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6 days 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

7 days 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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The Dragons of the World have arrived! Meow Wolf #folkartfan #folkartalliance #simplysantafe #sharethemarket #howtosantafe ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Have you seen how they decorate buses, taxis, carts and bicycles in India, Mexico and other countries? Bright colors, tassels, lots of bling? They did that in Afghanistan, too, and bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles were as beloved as camels (also decked out in textiles!), so they got special seat covers like this one. We have several in our shop and these are truly collectible items. Silk embroidery on silk fabric. These are not functional as they are very old, but should be framed or displayed as a textile.

This link will take you to what we have on Etsy:

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts?search_query=bicycleAfghan 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/

Vintage bicycle seat cover!
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Have you seen how they decorate buses, taxis, carts and bicycles in India, Mexico and other countries? Bright colors, tassels, lots of bling? They did that in Afghanistan, too, and bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles  were as beloved as camels (also decked out in textiles!), so they got special seat covers like this one. We have several in our shop and these are truly collectible items. Silk embroidery on silk fabric. These are not functional as they are very old, but should be framed or displayed as a textile. 

This link will take you to what we have on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts?search_query=bicycle

1 week ago

Rayela Art

One of my upcycled necktie scarves featured on Artizan Made! 🙂

(Available on Etsy... www.etsy.com/listing/192376214/recycled-pompom-necktie-scarf-vintage)Rachel Biel, AKA Rayela Art, recycles dog food bags into purses and pursues a variety of textile art techniques. She also sells vintage finds in her Etsy shop. How about a necktie scarf?

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One of my upcycled necktie scarves featured on Artizan Made! :)

(Available on Etsy...  https://www.etsy.com/listing/192376214/recycled-pompom-necktie-scarf-vintage)

Save the date for next year's 360° Fair Trade Conference & Expo, March 27-29, 2018 in the Denver / Boulder area. ... See MoreSee Less

Save the date for next years 360° Fair Trade Conference & Expo, March 27-29, 2018 in the Denver / Boulder area.

Check this out! Kudos to Sesame Street! Puppetry has a long and rich history in many cultures and is extremely effective as a teaching tool for both kids and adults.

NowThis
This new Sesame Street character will teach kids about gender equality
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Love the girl muppets in hijab. I think this would get a lot more shares is the girl muppet in hijab was featured in the primary photo here. But love it all, fantastic!

2 weeks ago

HAND/EYE Magazine

The exquisite work of Indian embroidery expert and designer Asif Shaikh will be on view at Santa Fe's William Segal Gallery from July 17 through Aug 1. If you're in town, the show, titled Akansha, is something to see. (We took a sneak peek yesterday at the work before it installation!) ... See MoreSee Less

The exquisite work of Indian embroidery expert and designer Asif Shaikh will be on view at Santa Fes William Segal Gallery from July 17 through Aug 1. If youre in town, the show, titled Akansha, is something to see. (We took a sneak peek yesterday at the work before it installation!)

2 weeks ago

Rayela Art

Slideshow "Metamorphosis"
In honor of Frida Kahlo's 110th birthday
#110Frida
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2 weeks ago

Aid to Artisans

Through the Promise Pathways Project in Morocco, ATA is working with local artisan groups to create new product lines that preserve traditional techniques and respond to current local, regional, and international market demand. The handwoven raffia shoes pictured here are some of these new designs. The overall aim of the project, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and implemented by Creative Associates International, is to assist youth of legal working age in securing decent work and provide household members (age 18 and older) with opportunities for improved livelihoods in rural and peri-urban areas of Morocco.

The raffia fiber used for these shoes comes from the raffia palm native to many tropical regions of Africa, particularly Madagascar. It has enormous leaves that can grow as large as 80 feet long with as many as 100 leaflets. The fibre is soft, pliable, and extremely durable. After the raffia is pulled from the underside of each individual frond leaf and then dried in the sun, the raffia takes on a tan hue. Oftentimes it is dyed other colors. The raffia is then woven into a wide variety of products, including baskets, placemats, hats, textiles, and of course, shoes like these ones!

#Raffia #Handwoven #Morocco #Tradition #Culture #IndigenousPeople #Youth #ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Culture #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Trade #Global #CulturalHeritage #PromisePathwaysProject
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Through the Promise Pathways Project in Morocco, ATA is working with local artisan groups to create new product lines that preserve traditional techniques and respond to current local, regional, and international market demand. The handwoven raffia shoes pictured here are some of these new designs. The overall aim of the project, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and implemented by Creative Associates International, is to assist youth of legal working age in securing decent work and provide household members (age 18 and older) with opportunities for improved livelihoods in rural and peri-urban areas of Morocco. 

The raffia fiber used for these shoes comes from the raffia palm native to many tropical regions of Africa, particularly Madagascar. It has enormous leaves that can grow as large as 80 feet long with as many as 100 leaflets. The fibre is soft, pliable, and extremely durable. After the raffia is pulled from the underside of each individual frond leaf and then dried in the sun, the raffia takes on a tan hue. Oftentimes it is dyed other colors. The raffia is then woven into a wide variety of products, including baskets, placemats, hats, textiles, and of course, shoes like these ones!
 
#Raffia #Handwoven #Morocco #Tradition #Culture #IndigenousPeople #Youth #ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Culture #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Trade #Global #CulturalHeritage #PromisePathwaysProject

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Beautiful!

Beats all the plastic shite in Kmart!

I love my raffia shoes I bought in Morocco.....comfy and colourful

I can't stop watching this!

Wondros
Cool. Wanna do this today instead?
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2 weeks ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Interested in Afghan music? This page, Afghan Singers, promotes the music industry in Afghanistan. Hop on over and give it a like!

Afghan Singers
Farhad Shams & Ramin Atash - Afshaari - ✨Eid 🌙 Release ✨ @farhadshams_oip @raminatashmusic @walizadahpictures #afghansingers #afghannewsong2017 #afghanneweidsong2017
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Bahram Saba Hashim Saba

2 weeks ago

Aid to Artisans

Don't miss out on this opportunity to engage with experts and take your business to the next level! During the Market Readiness Program, you will have the opportunity to experience one of the most important trade shows in the US retail market, accompanied by an industry mentor. Each participant at the MRP receives a one-on-one product mentoring session with our team of experts such as Rhea Alexandra, faculty at the Parson School of Design in NYC.

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

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade
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Dont miss out on this opportunity to engage with experts and take your business to the next level! During the Market Readiness Program, you will have the opportunity to experience one of the most important trade shows in the US retail market, accompanied by an industry mentor. Each participant at the MRP receives a one-on-one product mentoring session with our team of experts such as Rhea Alexandra, faculty at the Parson School of Design in NYC. 

Register Today! http://www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/ 

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade

3 weeks ago

Aid to Artisans

The back strap loom, pictured here, is a type of loom used to weave cloth and tapestry, still used today by artisans in parts of Central and South America, as well as Asia. Usually, the loom consists of sticks, rope and a strap that encircles the weaver’s waist or backside, making the weaver’s body an integral part of the weaving process as he or she moves forward or backward to tighten and loosen the tension against the threads.

Due to its simple technology, the loom is inexpensive and can be set up almost anywhere, giving weavers the mobility to work in or outside of the home.

This photo was taken in the municipality of Ixtenco in Tlaxcala, Mexico, where artisans create beautiful textiles using the back strap loom. Aid to Artisans is committed to preserving traditional techniques and art forms such as the back strap loom through its programming.

#BackStrapLoom #Loom #Tradition #Culture #IndigenousPeople #ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Mobility #Culture #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Global #CulturalHeritage
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The back strap loom, pictured here, is a type of loom used to weave cloth and tapestry, still used today by artisans in parts of Central and South America, as well as Asia. Usually, the loom consists of sticks, rope and a strap that encircles the weaver’s waist or backside, making the weaver’s body an integral part of the weaving process as he or she moves forward or backward to tighten and loosen the tension against the threads. 

Due to its simple technology, the loom is inexpensive and can be set up almost anywhere, giving weavers the mobility to work in or outside of the home.

This photo was taken in the municipality of Ixtenco in Tlaxcala, Mexico, where artisans create beautiful textiles using the back strap loom. Aid to Artisans is committed to preserving traditional techniques and art forms such as the back strap loom through its programming. 

#BackStrapLoom #Loom #Tradition #Culture #IndigenousPeople #ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Mobility #Culture #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Global #CulturalHeritage

3 weeks ago

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art

Thanks for making this cute video Rachel Biel!!!

Artizan Made
American Artist, Laura Lee Burch Textile Art, lives in Jaffa, Israel, where she creates needle felted dogs and other creatures. Laura has a special interest in pit bull rescue and education. She also designs children’s costumes.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/laura-lee-burch-textile-art/
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Cute, but where's Bernie? 😜

How long does it take you to do complete one?

Perfecto Felicitaciones

A pleasure, Laura!

3 weeks ago

Handmadeology

#Repost @sproutlinen
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#morning #flowers #breakfast #healthyfood #naturalliving #organic #coasters #linen #lovelinen #healthylifestyle #beautiful #grapes #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #handmade #tabledecor #tablesetting #lifestyle #love #goodmorning #healthychoices #healthymind #natural #fabric #homedecor #summervibes #pictureoftheday
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#Repost @sproutlinen
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#morning #flowers #breakfast #healthyfood #naturalliving #organic #coasters #linen #lovelinen #healthylifestyle #beautiful #grapes #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #handmade #tabledecor #tablesetting #lifestyle #love #goodmorning #healthychoices #healthymind #natural #fabric #homedecor #summervibes #pictureoftheday

Thanks to The Little Market team and FTF Board Member Caitlin Beas for the tour of their new warehouse! Loved seeing their beautiful products and discussing the details of their fair trade work. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to The Little Market team and FTF Board Member Caitlin Beas for the tour of their new warehouse! Loved seeing their beautiful products and discussing the details of their fair trade work.

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Thank you so much for coming to visit!

4 weeks ago

Aid to Artisans

June 27th has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Today we celebrate the creativity, the passion, and the deeply-rooted commitment to handmade traditions of the artisan enterprises that we work with around the world.

With artisan work as the second largest employer in developing countries, artisan enterprises have the potential to sustain growth for long-term development. Aid to Artisans remains committed to creating economic opportunities for these artisan enterprises in places where livelihoods, communities and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.

#ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Global #CulturalHeritage #Traditions
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June 27th has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Today we celebrate the creativity, the passion, and the deeply-rooted commitment to handmade traditions of the artisan enterprises that we work with around the world. 
 
With artisan work as the second largest employer in developing countries, artisan enterprises have the potential to sustain growth for long-term development. Aid to Artisans remains committed to creating economic opportunities for these artisan enterprises in places where livelihoods, communities and craft traditions are marginal or at risk. 

#ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Global #CulturalHeritage #Traditions

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is there any number for communication??

4 weeks ago

Handmadeology

#Repost @myartofgold
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#craftsposure #EtsyVideo #craftcurate #creatorslane #craftsfeed #hellosmallshop #smallbusinesslove #smallshoplove #thehandmadesociety #handmadeisbetter #walnuthollow #woodsliceart #pyrographyart #pyrography #woodburningart #woodburn #watercolorpainting #floraldesign #flowerstagram #timelapse #timelapseart #artshub #artsamazingz #roses
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4 weeks ago

Handmadeology

#Repost @carolynj
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Working on a fun new piece for @ecojot Have a super creative week! #mixedmedia #penandink #watercolor #gouache #carolyngavin #pensandpencils #handmade #painting #handmadeology
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Want to listen to a fantastic podcast about Instagram- and specifically learn about shadowbans? Check out this episode by Artists Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio. Jump to 8 mins. in to get right to the start of the good stuff 🙂

www.blogtalkradio.com/artistshelpingartists/2017/05/11/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-instagram

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Instagram
Social Media changes every day. Sometimes these changes are good and sometimes they are not. On today's show we are going to talk about what's new with Instagram. We have the good which is an awesome and free app tool called Linktree. And we have the bad and ugly which is Shadow Banning. You don't w...
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We are very excited to help welcome the Waupaca County Board of Supervisors to Jones Publishing this morning! It's great to have our leaders out and about exploring the commerce and opportunity that's bustling in their neighborhood. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Handmade Business magazine

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Thanks for the kind words, Michael Strange! Donald Clark is our longtime columnist of 'Just Ask.' Have a question you'd like to ask Donald? Let us know!

Received via email: "Hello. I have been a subscriber for many years and just wanted to say thank you to Don Clark. If he were the only section in your magazine I would still subscribe! I have found over the years that every issue carried salient words of wisdom from Don that had a direct impact on my actions. Its a privilege to have such knowledge so readily available. Again, Thanks, Mike Strange (Strange Turnings).
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1 month ago

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art

I love this pottery!💥CLOSED💥

Cranky Kevin Giveaway
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3. Share this post (additional shares = additional entries)
4. Like the Turkey Merck page
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The giveaway winner will be chosen from the list of shares of this post. Additional shares = additional entries.
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Drawing will be held on Friday, June 16th. Two winners total...one winner from Instagram and one winner from Facebook will be chosen. Enter on both accounts to increase your odds of winning. Free worldwide shipping. Your Facebook account must be set to 'public' in order for me to see your shared post(s).
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The Cranky Kevin limited release is this Tuesday, June 13th...EARLY BIRD SPECIAL only available during this first release. Visit link in bio for details. Thanks for the support!!
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I love this pottery!

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Ewww.... Me, not so much! 😀

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#RamadanKarim #Jaffa #Israel

3 months ago

Jennifer Day - Art Quilter

I am now being represented in a gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico!! Santa Fe is the second largest art market in the United States.The emphasis this month is Cosmos flowers. These three pieces include the flowers. Oreo - the new Bull calf was born at our ranch in New Mexico a month ago. I am now covering the entire art in thread with no free motion quilting. I am also incorporating metallic and silk threads to give a shimmer to the image. My art is now framed. My next piece will be covered in art resin with a metallic paint. It is wonderful to have a new direction in my fiber art!! ... See MoreSee Less

I am now being represented in a gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico!!  Santa Fe is the second largest art market in the United States.The emphasis this month is Cosmos flowers.  These three pieces include the flowers.  Oreo - the new Bull calf was born at our ranch in New Mexico a month ago.  I am now covering the entire art in thread with no free motion quilting.  I am also incorporating metallic and silk threads to give a shimmer to the image.  My art is now framed.  My next piece will be covered in art resin with a metallic paint.  It is wonderful to have a new direction in my fiber art!!

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Beautiful!!

Jennifer Day, your work is just amazingly beautiful! Love them all.

Bravo!!!

Beautiful!

Which gallery? I will be in Santa Fe next week.

Beautiful!

WOW

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

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