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

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7 hours ago

Artizan Made

Based in the hills of Western Massachusetts, Cher Rezendes of CherScapes Studios dyes cloth and creates garments, scarves, fabric, and accessories from it. She authored a book on surface design, so make sure to look for that in her Etsy shop!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/cherscapes/
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Based in the hills of Western Massachusetts, Cher Rezendes of CherScapes Studios dyes cloth and creates garments, scarves, fabric, and accessories from it. She authored a book on surface design, so make sure to look for that in her Etsy shop!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/cherscapes/

9 hours ago

Artizan Made

Fairly Worn uses ethnic vintage textiles and fairly produced materials to create colourful, exotic and one-of-a-kind handbags and home accessories. Valerie Ley also sells beautiful vintage kantha quilts.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/fairlyworn/

Vintage Kantha quilt.
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Fairly Worn uses ethnic vintage textiles and fairly produced materials to create colourful, exotic and one-of-a-kind handbags and home accessories. Valerie Ley also sells beautiful vintage kantha quilts.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/fairlyworn/

Vintage Kantha quilt.

dbk design arts: hand painted and hand felted silk wearable art clothing by Debrah Block Krol of Milburn, New Jersey.

www.tafalist.com/profile/dbk-design-arts/
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dbk design arts: hand painted and hand felted silk wearable art clothing by Debrah Block Krol of Milburn, New Jersey.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/dbk-design-arts/

11 hours ago

Artizan Made

Gilgulim: rolling, metamorphosis and transfiguration. Hagar Arnon Elbaz does exactly that in her Jerusalem studio, rolling fabric to make beautiful jewelry! גילגולים- התכשיטים הרכים של הגר

artizanmade.com/portfolios/gilgulim/
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Gilgulim: rolling, metamorphosis and transfiguration. Hagar Arnon Elbaz does exactly that in her Jerusalem studio, rolling fabric to make beautiful jewelry!  גילגולים- התכשיטים הרכים של הגר

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/gilgulim/

Janet Brandt is an exceptional embroiderer, using stumpwork to create folk characters, lively scenes, and her dimensional Casket Chronicles. Indianapolis. She just finished a new casket piece. Watch the video posted in the comments and you will be amazed!!

www.tafalist.com/profile/janet-brandt/
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Janet Brandt is an exceptional embroiderer, using stumpwork to create folk characters, lively scenes, and her dimensional Casket Chronicles. Indianapolis.  She just finished a new casket piece. Watch the video posted in the comments and you will be amazed!! 

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/janet-brandt/

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Video of how the casket opens up. Gorgeous!! youtu.be/kr0B__p5wnI

Das ist ja eine Augenweide. Total schön auch weil es so viel zu sehen gibt.

Wow- I love this. You are so talented- and patient too.

Maria Castaña Castaña

Beautiful!

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13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Working out of her studio in Seattle, Washington, the Sarah Bak Pottery aesthetic embraces femininity and Nature inspired design. Sarah makes porcelain table top pieces like bowls, mugs, jugs, along with a fun line of buttons. Function with beauty!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/sarah-bak-pottery/

Ginko spoon rest.
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Working out of her studio in Seattle, Washington, the Sarah Bak Pottery aesthetic embraces femininity and Nature inspired design. Sarah makes porcelain table top pieces like bowls, mugs, jugs, along with a fun line of buttons. Function with beauty!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sarah-bak-pottery/

Ginko spoon rest.

#TrunkShowTuesday for July 25, 2017
Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday! In this week's presentation, enjoy artwork created by Rebecca Hosta, Catherine Kleeman, Alison Laurence, Francie Mewett, Casey Pike, Bonnie Jo Smith, Rhoda Taylor, and Christine Wilson.

Don't forget, you can see ALL the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show art quilts on our website! www.saqa.com/trunkshow-all.php
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16 hours ago

Craft in America

Now on display from our permanent collection, the work of 15 different artists featured in past episodes. Come visit us! ... See MoreSee Less

Now on display from our permanent collection, the work of 15 different artists featured in past episodes. Come visit us!

San Francisco: Next week, the American Craft Show in San Francisco opens for three days celebrating all things handmade by 230 incredible artists. Preview some of the beautiful work you'll see August 4-6 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and grab your tickets today at craftcouncil.org/sf. ... See MoreSee Less

18 hours ago

Artizan Made

Lin Keeling specializes in coiled basketry using unusual materials. Music drives her designs! She lives in El Paso, Texas. Check out her available works in our Artizan Market:

artizanmade.com/vendor/lin-bentley-keeling/
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Lin Keeling specializes in coiled basketry using unusual materials. Music drives her designs! She lives in El Paso, Texas. Check out her available works in our Artizan Market:

http://artizanmade.com/vendor/lin-bentley-keeling/

19 hours 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

2 days 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

2 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

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

2 days 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

Luis Costa

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4 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.

5 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!

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.

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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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?

artizanmade.com/portfolios/rayela-art/
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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

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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3 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

3 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/ 

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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.

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Cute, but where's Bernie? 😜

How long does it take you to do complete one?

Perfecto Felicitaciones

A pleasure, Laura!

4 weeks ago

Handmadeology

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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!

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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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!

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1 month ago

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art

I love this pottery!💥CLOSED💥

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I love this pottery!

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Ewww.... Me, not so much! 😀

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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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8 months ago

Jennifer Day - Art Quilter

Ingrid – Beautiful

Ingrid - Her voice from the past is revealed through the layers of Forensic Reconstruction.

She is 41-47 years old and was found at the excavation 'Hole in the Market' in Vlaardingen , Holland. She died approximately 1100 years ago. The goal of reconstruction is to take a skull of an unknown person and recreate the face so that the person can be identified. So many times, people are lost and their bones are discovered under suspicious circumstances or maybe found after thousands of years. By using the reconstruction process, their musculature is recreated and it is possible to discover what they looked like and who they are after the final touches to the skull. This sculpture shows the beginning and the end of the process in another form of art – thread painting. I have applied over seventy colors of thread to the sculpture, bringing her to life. The blending of the colors is integral to the process.

This art is framed with a fabric matte. The quilt has exposed raw edges, allowing the viewer to see the layers of the quilt. The ragged edges echo the passage of the years since Ingrid passed away. Ingrid is now alive through this thread painting for all to see.
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Ingrid – Beautiful

Ingrid  - Her voice from the past is revealed through the layers of Forensic Reconstruction.  

She is 41-47 years old and was found at the excavation Hole in the Market in Vlaardingen , Holland. She died approximately 1100 years ago.  The goal of reconstruction is to take a skull of an unknown person and recreate the face so that the person can be identified.  So many times, people are lost and their bones are discovered under suspicious circumstances or maybe found after thousands of years.   By using the reconstruction process, their musculature is recreated and it is possible to discover what they looked like and who they are after the final touches to the skull.  This sculpture shows the beginning and the end of the process in another form of art – thread painting.  I have applied over seventy colors of thread to the sculpture, bringing her to life.  The blending of the colors is integral to the process.  

This art is framed with a fabric matte.  The quilt has exposed raw edges, allowing the viewer to see the layers of the quilt.   The ragged edges echo the passage of the years since Ingrid passed away.  Ingrid is now alive through this thread painting for all to see.

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Stunning work of art

I live in Vlaardingen! Where did you find the picture?

Amazing

Stunning

Oh Jennifer, what a tribute!

WOW

Oh, wow! Fascinating!

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11 months ago

Tija Crochet

Tija Viksna explores color and design through tapestry crochet. Highly influenced by her natural surroundings in Latvia, she sells her scarves, hats, sweaters and home decor products on Etsy as Tija Crochet.

www.tafalist.com/profile/tija-crochet/
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que trabajos tan bonitos y originales!!!