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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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#TrunkShowTuesday for Feberuary 20, 2017
In this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday presentation view beautiful artwork created by SAQA members Lynda Christiansen, Kathleen Hughes, Chawne Kimber, Chris Mullaney, Nancy Ryan, Anne Severn, and Sylvia Weir.

Find out how to bring a 2017 SAQA Trunk Show Trunk to YOUR community! Get the details: saqa.com/trunkshow
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Artizan Made

We have a new member on Artizan Made! Barbetta Lockart Contemporary Art is a mixed media artist who works with lots of different materials, creating wall art, sculptural pieces and pretty much resisting being boxed into a "type". She also sells supplies and tribal textiles and beads through ITSA Studio. Barbetta is actively involved in her local community in Sacramento, California, as well as other art communities online. Visit her shiny new profile to learn more:

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We have a new member on Artizan Made!  Barbetta Lockart Contemporary Art is a mixed media artist who works with lots of different materials, creating wall art, sculptural pieces and pretty much resisting being boxed into a type. She also sells supplies and tribal textiles and beads through ITSA Studio. Barbetta is actively involved in her local community in Sacramento, California, as well as other art communities online. Visit her shiny new profile to learn more:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/barbetta-lockart-contemporary-art-itsa-studio/

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Craft in America

We are currently installing for our upcoming exhibition: "The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation."
It opens this Saturday, February 24 from 4-6pm. We hope you can join us.

Pictured: Joyce J. Scott, Nightmare #1, glass beads and thread.
#craftinamerica #joycescott #joycejscott #threads #beads #beadwork #circuitry @ Craft in America
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We are currently installing for our upcoming exhibition: The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott: A Group Exhibition of Collaboration and Innovation. 
It opens this Saturday, February 24 from 4-6pm. We hope you can join us.

Pictured: Joyce J. Scott, Nightmare #1, glass beads and thread.
#craftinamerica #joycescott #joycejscott #threads #beads #beadwork #circuitry  @ Craft in America

Karen D. Miller Studio: Hooked-Fibre Artist in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Karen's work is often inspired by Northern landscapes, including Iceland, and her children.

www.tafalist.com/profile/karen-d-miller-studio/

"A Mother's Worry"
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Karen D. Miller Studio: Hooked-Fibre Artist in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Karens work is often inspired by Northern landscapes, including Iceland, and her children.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/karen-d-miller-studio/

A Mothers Worry

7 hours ago

Artizan Made

Jannelle sews and paints while Joe is a woodworker. Between the two, they create accessories and garments inspired by historical costumes. They are SomeThing Else Studio!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/something-else-studio/Jannelle Olmstead and Joe Guarnere of SomeThing Else Studio have combined their sewing and woodworking skills to create a wonderful business that makes reference to historical costumes while finding a place in today's world.

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Jannelle sews and paints while Joe is a woodworker. Between the two, they create accessories and garments inspired by historical costumes. They are SomeThing Else Studio!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/something-else-studio/

Yekaterina Mokeyeva's piece “Stinging Waves” is from our Winter EIP Journal! Learn more about our quarterly journals at: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/ ... See MoreSee Less

Yekaterina Mokeyevas piece “Stinging Waves” is from our Winter EIP Journal! Learn more about our quarterly journals at: https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

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Artizan Made

Excellence in jewelry design! Chuck as Down to the Wire Designs has as his main fare, wedding bands, but he also enjoys mechanical pieces that serve a function while being interesting.... Learn more:

artizanmade.com/portfolios/down-to-the-wire-designs/Down to the Wire Designs

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Excellence in jewelry design!  Chuck as Down to the Wire Designs has as his main fare, wedding bands, but he also enjoys mechanical pieces that serve a function while being interesting....  Learn more:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/down-to-the-wire-designs/

Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen Her tapestries explore what she describes as the "inner landscapes" of her mind, the "inner wolf". Sometimes disturbing, her work seeks to resolve the tension between beauty and the horrid.

www.tafalist.com/profile/anne-marie-nygaard-eilertsen/
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Bonfires of internal affairs
Politecense to kill 2017 160x120cm

#tafalist curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
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Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen Her tapestries explore what she describes as the inner landscapes of her mind, the inner wolf. Sometimes disturbing, her work seeks to resolve the tension between beauty and the horrid.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/anne-marie-nygaard-eilertsen/
Follow TAFA on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/tafalist

Bonfires of internal affairs
Politecense to kill 2017 160x120cm

#tafalist curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories

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21 hours ago

Artizan Made

The August Phoenix Hats look back at history and forward to the future, recycling discarded materials into elegant head wear. Learn more about this wonderful artist from Seattle:

artizanmade.com/portfolios/august-phoenix-hats/Heather Daveno of August Phoenix Hats works out of her studio in Seattle, Washington, USA.

She describes her method: “I craft my hats from textiles and found objects that I glean from thrift stores, rummage sales, and other people’s cast-offs, using tools handed down to me from my grandmothers. Many of my hat patterns, embroidery stitches and techniques date back several centuries. Working with “old timey” tools, techniques and textiles gives me a sense of reclaiming history, while giving a contemporary use to previously discarded objects.”

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The August Phoenix Hats look back at history and forward to the future, recycling discarded materials into elegant head wear. Learn more about this wonderful artist from Seattle:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/august-phoenix-hats/

Lisa Lackey Artist lives in New York City, an environment which has led her to explore the relationship between what is public and private in her textiles.

www.tafalist.com/profile/lisa-lackey-artist/

"Gotcha!"
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Lisa Lackey Artist lives in New York City, an environment which has led her to explore the relationship between what is public and private in her textiles.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/lisa-lackey-artist/

Gotcha!

23 hours ago

Artizan Made

Irith has a great interest in history and you can see it in her Rioritajewelry designs. She is drawn to interesting stones, old coins, weathered glass and textured surfaces. Learn more:

artizanmade.com/portfolios/rioritajewelry/Irith Mashiah of Haifa, Israel, is a metalwork jewelry designer inspired by the sea. She uses silver, gold, copper and brass in Rioritajewelry designs, along with semi precious stones, sea glass, Roman glass and ancient coins.

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Irith has a great interest in history and you can see it in her Rioritajewelry designs. She is drawn to interesting stones, old coins, weathered glass and textured surfaces. Learn more:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/rioritajewelry/

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She has the most beautiful designs on Etsy - love her work! 💕

Wowzers! She has it down! Versatile design with so many options...

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Thank you for sharing! Had been looking for instructions like this!

Fabulous

Ann Ashworth, if they have these again at Harrogate Knitting & Stitching show this November I might get myself one xx

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This piece by Theresa May just sold in the Collector's Choice auction! We still have some beautiful pieces available for just $100. But act fast as today is the last day of bidding! All the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

This piece by Theresa May just sold in the Collectors Choice auction! We still have some beautiful pieces available for just $100. But act fast as today is the last day of bidding! All the details at saqa.com/choice

2 days ago

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art

Animalkind Stories
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Lisa Jepson we've got competition!!

They have to wait, "Year of the pig" is 2019!

3 days ago

Craft in America

Final day to see all of Corinna Cotsen's #Valentines at the Center!

We are open until 6pm.
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Final day to see all of Corinna Cotsens #Valentines at the Center!
 
We are open until 6pm.

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Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Current bid price is $250 for the Collector's Choice auction. Don't miss out - we still have a number of beautiful pieces still available. All the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

Current bid price is $250 for the Collectors Choice auction. Dont miss out - we still have a number of beautiful pieces still available. All the details at saqa.com/choice

We have a number of interesting positions currently on the FTF job board, including a few Executive Director opportunities. See details at www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board/! ... See MoreSee Less

We have a number of interesting positions currently on the FTF job board, including a few Executive Director opportunities. See details at http://www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board/!

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Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

These two pieces by Noriko Endo just sold in the Collector's Choice auction! Bid price is now $350 - all the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

These two pieces by Noriko Endo just sold in the Collectors Choice auction!  Bid price is now $350 - all the details at saqa.com/choice

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Afghan Tribal Arts

Happy Valentine's Day from Afghan Tribal Arts! We hope your day was filled with love!

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts"I admire the talent of the Afghani people so much! The older I get, the more I understand how important it is to preserve their history and to give them new opportunities to continue making their creative works. "
-Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts

Afghan Tribal Arts imports textiles, beads, carpets and artifacts from Afghanistan. Abdul Wardak started the business in the mid-1980’s and travels a route between Chicago and Florida. Abdul is also a poet! Follow his poetry page, The Writings of Abdul Wardak.

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Happy Valentines Day from Afghan Tribal Arts! We hope your day was filled with love!

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7 days ago

Craft in America

Congratulations to Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on receiving a 2018 American Craft Council Fellow Award!

Underwood's artist talk is now available at www.craftinamerica.org/talks/consuelo-jimenez-underwood-artist-talk

#craftinamerica #craftinamericapbs #THREADSepisode #ManoMade #craftinamericacenter #pstlala Pacific Standard Timewww.craftinamerica.org. Fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Artist Talk on December 2, 2017 for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists...
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7 days ago

Craft in America

Joyce J. Scott, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016, is an acclaimed artist working in a multitude of media who has had a profound influence on various communities of artists through her outspoken beaded art jewelry and more. Circuitry, for Scott and this exhibition, is approached in four ways: through the physical construction of her pieces; as a connection to the past; as a hard-wiring to the national and global present; and finally, via Scott's network of artists and friends. Scott and the other artists included in this exhibition push and expand the potentiality of what sculpture and wearable art can be, where they intersect, and affect each other. This exhibition features a dialogue with works by artists including Sonya Clark, Oletha DeVane, William Rhodes, Joyce J. Scott, and Teresa Sullivan.

Her art reflects her take on all aspects of American politics, social consciousness, hierarchies, heritage, and the conflicts in the immediate world that surround her.

More information about the exhibition here: www.craftinamerica.org/exhibits/joyce-scott-circuitry/

The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott Opening ReceptionFeb 24, 4:00pmCraft in AmericaJoyce J. Scott, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016, is an acclaimed artist working in a multitude of media who has had a profound influence on various communities of artists through her outspoken beaded art jewelry and more. Circuitry, for Scott and this exhibition, is approached in four ways: through the physical construction of her pieces; as a connection to the past; as a hard-wiring to the national and global present; and finally, via Scott's network of artists and friends. Scott and the other artists included in this exhibition push and expand the potentiality of what sculpture and wearable art can be, where they intersect, and affect each other. This exhibition features a dialogue with works by artists including Sonya Clark, Oletha DeVane, William Rhodes, Joyce J. Scott, and Teresa Sullivan.

Her art reflects her take on all aspects of American politics, social consciousness, hierarchies, heritage, and the conflicts in the immediate world that surround her.

More information about the exhibition here: www.craftinamerica.org/exhibits/joyce-scott-circuitry/
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The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott Opening Reception

Have you seen our Winter EIP Journal yet?

This piece is from Shea Wilkinson, titled “Digital Phantoms” is in our latest journal.

Learn more at: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Have you seen our Winter EIP Journal yet? 

This piece is from Shea Wilkinson, titled “Digital Phantoms” is in our latest journal. 

Learn more at: https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

Gorgeous embroidery on this Turkmen chyrpy! $220

www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-falseVintage Turkmen Chyrpy, Tekke False Sleeve Mantle, Turkman, Turkoman Robe by Afghan Tribal Arts $220

www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-false

Description:

Many Asian cultures have garments that have false sleeves, normally worn over the shoulders and symbolizing elite status, not needing to work or really wear sleeves. This garment is actually a mantle or head covering worn by Tekke Turkmen women. There is a wonderful discussion on TurkoTek that looks at various samples, including one that is very similar to this one. One quote is especially interesting:

"Women's mantles which are pulled over the head and serve as veils. Cotton with silk embroidery. The mantles form part of the costume of married women. The mantles of young women have a black ground,of middle aged women a yellow ground and women over sixty a white ground. The rear side shows the dummy sleves which are typical of Turkestan women's costume." www.turkotek.com/salon_00108/s108t3.htm

According to this, then, our garment here would belong to a young woman.

Unfortunately, this piece somehow got wet and mildewy. I washed it in a machine to see how it would hold up and there is definitely damage. Because of this, we have seriously discounted the price. We thought about cutting it up and selling the embroidery as remnants as that is all intact, but it just seemed like an awful thing to do. Hopefully, someone out there can repair this or make use of it as is.

The embroidery, silk, is intact. The problem is in the background fabric (a silk/cotton blend) which has deteriorated in many places. It is hard to see in the photos, but if you look very closely, you will see the black fabric separating and lighter fabric showing through. This happens in many places, so know that upfront. One sleeve also needs a seam repaired and underneath the armpit. Both of those would be pretty easy to fix, but the other damage would be harder.

The lining is Soviet era rayon that is in very good shape and still vibrant.

Estimated age: 1970's

Dimensions:
Shoulders: 21" (53 cm)
Sleeves: 25" (64 cm)
Center back length 42" (107 cm)

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Gorgeous embroidery on this Turkmen chyrpy!    $220

https://www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-false

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    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

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