TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership association of handmade traditional and contemporary textiles and fiber businesses. TAFA’s members may exhibit, sell, and teach.
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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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  • Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts
     
  • Boisali Biswas
     
  • The Loaded Trunk
     
  • Roxanne Lasky
     
  • Las Rancheritas
     
  • Wil Opio Oguta
     
  • Floris Flam
     
  • Threads of Peru
     
  • Peggy Brown Art
     
  • Louise Schiele
     
  • Michelle Kingdom
     
  • Afghan Tribal Arts
     

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Our TAFA Members on Etsy

The best textiles and fiber art on Etsy! Clothing, accessories, jewelry, softies, and supplies!

Artizan Made

TAFA's Sister Site, a collective of 70+ handmade shops. Shop the Market!

Shop Artizan Made on Etsy

Over 2,000 handmade products! Textiles, clay, wood, clothing, jewelry and more!
TAFA Social

Instagram feed from select TAFA Members. See the full feed here.

Select Member Facebook pages and TAFA’s Facebook page show up here: TAFA on Facebook.  Facebook is checked every hour for new posts.

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Rob Greenfield
We need a composting program like this in every major city across the USA! From Garbage To Garden!
via Sustainable Media

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Artizan Made

Jurga Felt Life
artizanmade.com/portfolios/jurgafeltlife/

What a beautiful blue! Perfect for someone who loves indigo and the moon... You can have Jurga add rubber soles to any of her felt slippers so that they can be worn outside, too. Jurga lives in Lithuania where feltmaking is a tradition going back for centuries!
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Jurga Felt Life
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/jurgafeltlife/

What a beautiful blue!  Perfect for someone who loves indigo and the moon...  You can have Jurga add rubber soles to any of her felt slippers so that they can be worn outside, too.  Jurga lives in Lithuania where feltmaking is a tradition going back for centuries!

Wedding season is coming up, right? Wouldn't this scarf look great on the bridesmaids? Jane Porter Fashion hand dyes all of her scarves using natural dyes and she can create a batch out of the same dye light in the wedding colors... An accessory that can be treasured while being worn over and over!

www.jporterfashion.com/shop/hand-dyed-violet-silk-organza-wedding-wrap/

Description: This silk organza wrap is dyed with Logwood natural dye to create a violet color. It is perfect to accessorize wedding attire. The cotton balls are woven into the silk and add texture. Very soft, comfortable, washable, and colorfast.

Dimensions: 80″ Long, 18″ Wide $45

Jane is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank her for her support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin'!
Become one, too! www.tafalist.com/tafa-sponsors/

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Wedding season is coming up, right? Wouldnt this scarf look great on the bridesmaids? Jane Porter Fashion hand dyes all of her scarves using natural dyes and she can create a batch out of the same dye light in the wedding colors...  An accessory that can be treasured while being worn over and over!

https://www.jporterfashion.com/shop/hand-dyed-violet-silk-organza-wedding-wrap/

Description:  This silk organza wrap is dyed with Logwood natural dye to create a violet color.  It is perfect to accessorize wedding attire.   The cotton balls are woven into the silk and add texture.  Very soft, comfortable, washable, and colorfast.

Dimensions:  80″  Long, 18″ Wide   $45

Jane is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank her for her support! Our sponsors keep TAFA tickin! 
Become one, too! http://www.tafalist.com/tafa-sponsors/

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http://www.tafalist.com/tafa-members/

Quilt and Fiber Art by Christine Predd lives in Indiana and has been making quilts since 1986. She has an interest in figurative and abstract themes. She has also taking up weaving and felting, always working on something new!

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Quilt and Fiber Art by Christine Predd lives in Indiana and has been making quilts since 1986. She has an interest in figurative and abstract themes. She has also taking up weaving and felting, always working on something new!

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/christine-predd/

17 hours ago

Artizan Made

Bonny Claith
artizanmade.com/vendor/bonny-claith-by-cally-booker/

Cally lives in Dundee, Scotland, where she teaches weaving and creates designs inspired by her life there. She has such depth and uses a wide range of palettes, creating an ever interesting body of work! Her available pieces for sale are in her shop on Artizan Made.
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Bonny Claith
http://artizanmade.com/vendor/bonny-claith-by-cally-booker/

Cally lives in Dundee, Scotland, where she teaches weaving and creates designs inspired by her life there. She has such depth and uses a wide range of palettes, creating an ever interesting body of work!  Her available pieces for sale are in her shop on Artizan Made.

23 hours ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

The SAQA exhibition Concrete and Grassland is currently touring Great Britain and Ireland. You can see the exhibition at the following venues.
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, London, UK: March 1- 4, 2018
Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK: August 9 -12, 2018
Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London, UK: October 11-14, 2018
Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin, Ireland: November 8-11, 2018
Knitting & Stitching Show: Harrogate, UK: November 22-25, 2018

You can see more of the work in the show by following this link. www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?cat=8&ec=3&ex=55> Work featured here from left to right--Celebrating Communities by Elizabeth Davison, New York Subway by Donna Brennan, and Electric Fields by Elizabeth Barton.
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The SAQA exhibition Concrete and Grassland is currently touring Great Britain and Ireland. You can see the exhibition at the following venues. 
The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, London, UK: March 1- 4, 2018
Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK: August 9 -12, 2018
Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London, UK: October 11-14, 2018
Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin, Ireland: November 8-11, 2018
Knitting & Stitching Show: Harrogate, UK: November 22-25, 2018

You can see more of the work in the show by following this link. http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?cat=8&ec=3&ex=55> Work featured here from left to right--Celebrating Communities by Elizabeth Davison, New York Subway by Donna Brennan, and Electric Fields by Elizabeth Barton.

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Is some of your work there?

2018 American Craft Show in St. Paul
Last day, Twin Cities! Hurry on over to Saint Paul RiverCentre to meet all these incredible artists in person! Sunday hours are 11-5. Thanks to Baigelman Glass for this fun look at the American Craft Show in St. Paul in action!
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1 day ago

Artizan Made

Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery
artizanmade.com/portfolios/gone-rustic-studio-gallery/

As we move into warmer weather here in the US, Australia gets chillier as winter approaches. Rita has been busy eco dyeing a bunch of woolen finds. She made this vest out of a sweater and shared that the front are the sleeves upside down. Isn't that smart? She is always coming up with something new and interesting! Her shop is loaded, so do visit!
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Gone Rustic Studio + Gallery
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/gone-rustic-studio-gallery/

As we move into warmer weather here in the US, Australia gets chillier as winter approaches. Rita has been busy eco dyeing a bunch of woolen finds. She made this vest out of a sweater and shared that the front are the sleeves upside down. Isnt that smart?  She is always coming up with something new and interesting! Her shop is loaded, so do visit!

1 day ago

Craft in America

We’re thrilled to announce that art historian Mary Miller of Yale University has been appointed as the next director of the Getty Research Institute. She assumes her role in January 2019 from Professor Thomas Gaehtgens, who is retiring in May after 11 years at the Getty. Miller was the first woman to serve as dean of Yale College and currently directs the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to uniting scholarship and conservation work. A specialist in the art of the ancient New World, she has also curated exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art and written pioneering texts on ancient Maya art and architecture.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Miller and welcoming her to the Getty and to Los Angeles! bit.ly/2HcpQva
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Artizan Made

HoonArts is taking part in the Fashion Revolution week. Do you know where your clothes are made? This video tells the story of one bag. 🙂

artizanmade.com/portfolios/hoonarts-fair-trade/

HoonArts
Travel the Great Silk Road to learn the story of our new hand-embroidered suzani tote bag from Armughon Handicrafts of Tajikistan, featuring the anor (pomegranate) pattern. #fairtradefashion #suzani #handembroidery #Tajikistan #silkroadfashion #consciousconsumer #red #totebags #artisanmade
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Threads of Peru purchases textiles from women’s weaving cooperatives in remote Andean villages. They pay the women for their work up-front and at a fair market price. They also work with them on designs and training. They have a sale going on now through the end of the month. Make use of it!

www.tafalist.com/profile/threads-of-peru/
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Threads of Peru purchases textiles from women’s weaving cooperatives in remote Andean villages. They pay the women for their work up-front and at a fair market price.  They also work with them on designs and training. They have a sale going on now through the end of the month. Make use of it!

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/threads-of-peru/

Happy Earth Day! Today, let's celebrate the work of fair trade businesses, and especially growers, on the front lines of climate change. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Earth Day! Today, lets celebrate the work of fair trade businesses, and especially growers, on the front lines of climate change.

2 days ago

Craft in America

Mary Little will be speaking shortly about her work. Hope you can join us at the Craft in America Center for her talk and opening reception. ... See MoreSee Less

Mary Little will be speaking shortly about her work. Hope you can join us at the Craft in America Center for her talk and opening reception.

Some seriously cool cross-stitching by the talented Emma McKee! Even Hip-Hop artists have taken notice.

Great Big Story
You know the number three stitched on the back of Chance The Rapper denim jacket? How about the bright bomber worn by Lil Yachty? They’re all crafted at the hands of Emma McKee, hip-hop’s first (and only) cross-stitch artist.
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Kate Dunn wow

Jackie Todd Lauren

#beagle #huntingDog #Stella #dogsofinstagram #dogart #mansbestfriend #needlefelting #stellalovedyou ... See MoreSee Less

#beagle #huntingDog #Stella #dogsofinstagram #dogart #mansbestfriend #needlefelting  #stellalovedyou

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You are so talented!!

I love your dogs !!

Tastemade Home
Braided rugs are a staple of American home decor, but do you know how they’re made? Watch how Capel Rugs Stores, a family-owned business, makes their classic braided rug.
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I find it interesting that they need so many machines to create a ‘truly handmade’ product

That’s so amazing! Seeing the threats being braided and the braids turning into rugs feels like symphony!

Linda Stevens, see how they are made!

Beautiful. Love it!

Wow!

I love't ..thanks a lot

Beautiful 😍

Debbie Wykosky. Interesting, but a bit different from ours.

Maria Eduarda Altenburg, Dieter Altenburg

Maxine Cordelia Clark

Olivia Dunkley

Christen T. Schmeling

Suzete Henderson

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4 days ago

Craft in America

Mary Little installation, part 1! Opening Saturday at 4pm ... See MoreSee Less

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this video would be better with less ladders in it and more of the installations.

4 days ago

Aid to Artisans

Using "Palo de brasil" or longwood, @FutsiMadi in Tlaxcala, Mexico creates a variety of natural vibrant colors during their product production. From the raw materials you use, to everyday business practices, you can be eco-friendly, green and sustainable! Learn how to make your business environmentally and socially aware at the Market Readiness Program this August.


Reserve your space now!

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Green #Sustainable #MarketReadinessProgram

www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/
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Using Palo de brasil or longwood, @FutsiMadi in Tlaxcala, Mexico creates a variety of natural vibrant colors during their product production. From the raw materials you use, to everyday business practices, you can be eco-friendly, green and sustainable! Learn how to make your business environmentally and socially aware at the Market Readiness Program this August. 

 
Reserve your space now!

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Green #Sustainable #MarketReadinessProgram 

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

Pattern is our Spring 2018 Journal if you haven't checked it out it yet!

To learn more, visit: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Pattern is our Spring 2018 Journal if you havent checked it out it yet! 

To learn more, visit: https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

This Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day! Join us in celebrating by adding our #LiveFair frame to your profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day! Join us in celebrating by adding our #LiveFair frame to your profile picture.

Did you miss the 360° Fair Trade Conference & Expo? Check out our video below to hear from this year's attendees! Also, visit our recent blog post for an overview of the conference speakers and content: ftfconference.org/highlights-2018/.This is "Fair Trade Federation" by The Invisible Lens on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

www.selvedge.org/collections/events-exhibitions/products/07-april-2018-09-january-2018-voor-de-dr... ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Missing any of your Selvedge collection?... buy back issues here- www.selvedge.org/collections/magazines ... See MoreSee Less

The staff at Handmade Business survived Blizzard Evelyn, and after a "snow day" yesterday (in April?!) we are back in the office. Midwestern makers, show us your snow shots! ... See MoreSee Less

The staff at Handmade Business survived Blizzard Evelyn, and after a snow day yesterday (in April?!) we are back in the office. Midwestern makers, show us your snow shots!

6 days ago

Rayela Art

I love this!! Can we do something similar here in Paducah? Please? Pretty please?CALLING ALL TRASH ART!
Do you make artwork out of trash and found materials? 11:11 and friends have some cool opportunities coming up as part of a Zero Waste movement as well as art mentorship for students. comment below or email Erin@1111acc.org!
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I love this!!  Can we do something similar here in Paducah?  Please? Pretty please?

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my entry in our local recycling art exhibition a few years ago

7 days ago

Craft in America

This detail image more clearly shows the process of Mary Little, whose exhibition opens this Saturday at the Center. For her work, Little creates a pattern and cuts strips of artist's canvas. She then sees them together very precisely. In this particular piece, she is working with horizonal strips.

#marylittle #theshapeofcloth #craftinamerica #Craft #handmade
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This detail image more clearly shows the process of Mary Little, whose exhibition opens this Saturday at the Center. For her work, Little creates a pattern and cuts strips of artists canvas. She then sees them together very precisely. In this particular piece, she is working with horizonal strips.

#marylittle #theshapeofcloth #craftinamerica #Craft #handmade

Happy Monday!

This piece is from June Lee, titled “Bystander,” from our Spring 2018 Journal, Pattern!

Discover more about our quarterly journals at: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Happy Monday!

This piece is from June Lee, titled “Bystander,” from our Spring 2018 Journal, Pattern!

Discover more about our quarterly journals at: https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

7 days ago

Aid to Artisans

Thank you to all the wonderful entrepreneurs who attended our Market Readiness Program in Tunisia! We had a packed week of training, and were blessed to see the many inspiring handicrafts from Tunisia. A special thank you to our implementing partner Institut du Développement Humain, and our trainers Alex Bates, Stacy Spivak, Annie Waterman and Lauren Barkume!

#HandmadeIsModern #MarketReadinessProgram #Tunisia #Handicrafts #Artisan

Photo Credit: Annie Waterman

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Thank you to all the wonderful entrepreneurs who attended our Market Readiness Program in Tunisia! We had a packed week of training, and were blessed to see the many inspiring handicrafts from Tunisia. A special thank you to our implementing partner Institut du Développement Humain, and our trainers Alex Bates, Stacy Spivak, Annie Waterman and Lauren Barkume!

#HandmadeIsModern #MarketReadinessProgram #Tunisia #Handicrafts #Artisan

Photo Credit: Annie Waterman

https://www.facebook.com/org.IDH/

1 week ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

This is Abdul Wardak's new gallery in Paducah, conveniently located in the Downtown main street, 626 Broadway. Follow the local news by liking its page: Beads & Rugs By ATA

Beads & Rugs By ATA
We have extended our hours from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm for the weekend of the quilt show .
Big sale on beads and rugs, see you !!
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We need a shop like this in Australia.

1 week ago

Jennifer Day - Art Quilter

My two latest Fiber Art pieces are very diverse. I recently returned from my third trip to Havana Cuba to photograph Cuban Cars. This 1951 Chevy Styline Deluxe is completely covered in thread and framed. The Mondrian Flower is a piece in which I cut the art and placed the pieces in a shadow box. This is based on the art of Piet Mondrian. I am now concentrating on creating a large collection of Cuban Cars. If you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico, please stop by Tresa Vornberg Goldsmith Gallery on Canyon Road to see my work! ... See MoreSee Less

My two latest Fiber Art pieces are very diverse.  I recently returned from my third trip to Havana Cuba to photograph Cuban Cars.  This 1951 Chevy Styline Deluxe is completely covered in thread and framed.  The Mondrian Flower is a piece in which I cut the art and placed the pieces in a shadow box.  This is based on the art of Piet Mondrian.   I am now concentrating on creating a large collection of Cuban Cars.  If you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico, please stop by Tresa Vornberg Goldsmith Gallery on Canyon Road to see my work!

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Beautiful work Jennifer! Where do you stay when you go to Havana?

AWESOME!

Love your work!

Love!

Inspirational!

Exquisite fiber art!

Your art is amazing! Just gorgeous!

Beautiful!

漂亮美拍

Beautiful art work

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1 week ago

Rayela Art

Idea for a Flower Power Club house...

wp.me/p2tMDN-x5Transform the side of a shed or garage by painting a tree and attaching some birdhouses!
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Idea for a Flower Power Club house...

https://wp.me/p2tMDN-x5

1 week ago

Craft in America

Thank you to all who came to view our exhibition "The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation" and made it our most attended exhibition ever! It speaks wonders to the level of work in the exhibition including Sonya Clark's pieces "Rooted" and "Uprooted," in which thread is braided so masterfully that it seems like hair. The work speaks to the artist's ability to trace her European ancestry but not her Black heritage because of the slave trade.

We are open until 6pm if you have a chance to catch the show before it closes today.
#sonyaclark #thread #hair #art #hairart #craft #handmade #craftinamerica #circuitryofjoycejscott
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Thank you to all who came to view our exhibition The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation and made it our most attended exhibition ever! It speaks wonders to the level of work in the exhibition including Sonya Clarks pieces Rooted and Uprooted, in which thread is braided so masterfully that it seems like hair. The work speaks to the artists ability to trace her European ancestry but not her Black heritage because of the slave trade.

We are open until 6pm if you have a chance to catch the show before it closes today.
#sonyaclark #thread #hair #art #hairart #craft #handmade #craftinamerica #circuitryofjoycejscott

1 week ago

Handmade Business magazine

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  • SAQA Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018
    SAQA, as an organization, is eternally grateful for the volunteer work done by its members. From exhibitions to education volunteerism makes things happen. Every year, SAQA solicits nominations from its membership for the annual Yvonne Porcella Volunteer of the Year Awards (VOY). There are two categories—Outstanding Non-Rep and Outstanding Rep/Co-Reps. You can read about all of the nominations in the latest SAQA Journal, now arriving in mailboxes for our members. Nominees for Volunteer (non-Rep): Nancy Turbitt, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Linda Syverson Guild, Maryland/District of Columbia/West Virginia Sandy Snowden, Europe/Middle East Maya Schonenberger, Florida Shoshi Rimer, Europe/Middle East Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix, Europe/Middle East Jennifer Landau, Northern California/Northern Nevada Betty Busby, New Mexico Nominees for Outstanding Rep/Co-Rep: Maggie Vanderweit, Central Canada Christine Seager, Europe/Middle East Ellen Lindner & Karol Kusmaul, Florida Carol Kimble, Montana/Idaho Karen Hansen & Mary Kay Fosnacht, Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma Julia Graber, Arkansas/Alabama/Louisiana/Mississippi Susie Goodman & Lisa Dodson, Indiana Sonja Campbell, Northern California/Northern Nevada ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-4-2018By Maria Shell
    3 weeks ago
  • Tips for Attending a SAQA Conference
    With the SAQA TEXtiles conference happening next weekend, I thought it might be fun to share some information about how to get the most out of your conference experience.  THE ESSENTIALS Preparing for the conference is important. Bringing the right things (including the right mindset) can make all the difference. Some of the things listed here are truly obvious and some are esoteric, but they are all worthy of thinking about. Bring your absolutes. Recently I went on spring break with my family and forgot my eye glasses!  I survived by wearing my contacts a lot. This is not ideal. I decided to create a short list of what I absolutely needed for travel. Here is my list. Contacts and eye glasses Wallet with ID and favorite form of money Phone and charger Medicine What are your absolutes? Define them and make sure that you do not leave the house without them. Beyond the essentials what ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on April-1-2018By Maria Shell
    3 weeks ago
  • Featured Region: Texas–The Lone Star State Shines Brightly
    The largest state among the lower forty-eight is a place of contrasts— from sweeping ranch land and longhorns to Austin’s ultra-hip SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. Tradition is revered here, yet in several cities, the space industry and high-tech worlds flourish. In this southern state, the art quilt scene thrives, not despite, but alongside traditional quilting. SAQA Texas region reps Sherri McCauley (Lakeway), Annie Smith (The Woodlands/Houston), and Jaye Dodds (Fort Worth) respect that tradition even as they push artistic boundaries. Community underscores their explorations, despite the challenges posed by distance in the vast state they represent. SAQA Texas has built systematically on the enthusiasm and the work of those who have gone before (the three previous Texas reps were Deborah Bright, Kim Buchmann, and Teresa Wong). The result: a vibrant art quilting community that takes advantage of every possible community-making possibility. When the Gulf is Clear by SAQA Texas Regional Rep Annie Smith If you conjure a vision of ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on March-27-2018By Maria Shell
    4 weeks ago
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    Folkwear Patterns are based on authentic ethnic and vintage garments, used by theatre and dance costumers, historic reenactors, art-to-wear aficionados, and anyone who enjoys dressing up.

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  • Artist, Supplies

    Based in Sacramento, California (USA) Barbetta Lockart Contemporary Art – ITSA Studio showcase mixed media art by Barbetta and a rich assortment of supplies from around the world. ITSA Studio has a large selection of ethnic and tribal beads and textiles.

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  • Artist

    Ann Dunbar has developed her own technique of embroidery on water color paper. She lives near Paris and is inspired by landscapes, flowers, and city lights.

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    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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  • Textile Artist, Workshops

    Elena Ulyanova has a passion for eco and botanical dye processes and has taught her methods in many European countries. Originally from the Ukraine, she now lives in Poland. She sells upcycled garments and accessories that she dyes on Etsy.

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  • Textile Artist

    Laura Lee Burch is an American artist and author living in Israel. Her current passion lies in needle felting animals and people with humor and sometimes, a message. She welcomes special commissions of her work.

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  • Weaving- Home Textiles and Fashion Accessories

    Mayamam Weavers, a fair trade cooperative of women in Cajolá, Guatemala, specializes in home textiles and fashion accessories.

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    Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts: Festival schedule and a nice display of what's available in her Etsy shop.

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    Textiil designs modern, global, home decor from traditional wax resist block batiks crafted in Java, Indonesia. Our pillow covers and table linens are cut and sewn in Pennsylvania. All fabrics are small production North American exclusives.

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    Jane Dunnewold is an artist, teacher and author of surface design techniques. She teaches and lectures internationally and at her studio in San Antonio, Texas.

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    The Pacific Northwest Art School offers workshops and classes in Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography. Whidbey Island, Washington, USA.

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    CulturalPatina Gallery sells tribal art from around the world, with a special focus on SouthWestern Navajo rugs and Native American pottery. Holiday sale through December 22, 2015!

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    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