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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  • 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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  • April 2018 in Review
    TEXtiles—The Conference April started with a flurry of plane rides—SAQA members traveled from all over the world to gather in San Antonio, Texas for TEXtiles, our annual SAQA conference. Here are a few comments from our participants: The presentations were so inspirational and encouraged me to want to return to the studio with fresh energy and Jane Dunnewold’s keynote talk gently pushed us out the door and back to our own worlds of creativity and wonder. My first SAQA conference – AWESOME! met so many wonderful artists, some of whom I’ve known in cyber-space. others who I’ve admired from afar. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! This was my first conference. I’ve been part of SAQA for 2 yrs. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways, encouraging, accepting, challenging, etc, Probably the best conference of any kind that I’ve attended. The event included lectures, interactions with the art and artists of Texas, critique sessions, and so ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on May-7-2018By Maria Shell
    2 months ago
  • French Randing Variations: Blocks, Zigzags, and Floats
     Enjoy this article by Flo Hoppe and Cynthia Taylor: ” As we kept digging for examples, analyzing baskets, and looking at weave structures from different perspectives, we were a bit amazed by all the variations that could be classified under “French randing”. The names we’ve chosen for the types presented in this article are mostly descriptive, based on the visual appearance of the weave: French-randed block weave; zigzag French randing; and French randing with oats. For more background information, review our previous basketry terminology articles, “Herringbone French Randing” (NBO Quarterly Review, Fall 2011) and “English Randing and French Randing” (NBO Quarterly Review, Spring 2011), where we discussed basic French randing, twill French randing, right- slant and left-slant French randing, the use of color with French randing, and the more complex Herringbone French Randing.” Download or view the entire article here:   French Randing Variations Shown above:  Work by Katherine Lewis, photo by Steven Lospalluto ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on April-6-2018By Admin8
    3 months ago
  • Call for Artists – page 2
    Calls for Artists are from juried art shows looking for more fine artists to exhibit at their art fairs. Click the art show web sites below to learn more and use this list to plan your art fair exhibition schedule.    [If your Art Fair would like more artists to apply, advertise your Call for Artists with us here.] Note:  Artists, occasionally art fairs accept applications past their deadlines. It is often worth an inquiry. Click below and give them a call. 2018 July 6 & 7Muskegon, MichiganLakeshore Art FestivalDeadline: February 1Learn more: http://www.lakeshoreartfestival.org/Apply: zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6024 July 6-8Denver, ColoradoCherry Creek Arts FestivalDeadline: December 1Learn more: CherryArts.orgApply: http://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/artist-application/ July 6-8Breckenridge, Colorado35th Annual July Art FestivalDeadline: March 31Learn more: http://www.mountainartfestivals.com/Apply: zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6148 July 6-8Toronto, Ontario, CanadaToronto Outdoor Art ExhibitionDeadline: March 6Learn more & apply: www.torontooutdoor.art July 7 & 8Ludington, MichiganWest Shore Art FairDeadline: February 28Learn more: ludingtonartscenter.org/wsaf3.htmlApply: zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5992 ... read more
    Source: Calls For ArtistsPublished on January-30-2018By Connie Mettler
    5 months ago
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  • Artist

    Ann Ridge sews and sells vintage textiles on Etsy. She specializes in a Korean technique, Chogapko, and her own crazy quilt style. Ann lives in Spain and welcomes commissions.

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  • Artist

    Hand-dyed, knit and sewn scarves by Jane Porter. Jane works with a fair trade weaving group in India who provide her with many of the scarves she dyes.

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  • Publication, Organization

    Fiber Art Now is an exciting print & digital magazine for contemporary textiles & fiber arts. The Network offers opportunities for exhibition, education and more!

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  • Fair Trade

    HoonArts is a Fair Trade effort representing hand-crafted gifts and accessories from Tajikistan and other Central Asian Silk Road countries.

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  • Patterns

    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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  • Artist, Organization

    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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  • Artist

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

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  • Web Shop, Designer, Importer

    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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  • Artist, Teacher

    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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  • School, Workshops

    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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  • Retail Gallery, Etsy Shop

    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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  • Marketing

    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