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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  • Afghan Tribal Arts
     

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

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

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Over 2,000 handmade products! Textiles, clay, wood, clothing, jewelry and more!
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Thinking about renewing or subscribing to Art Quilt Quarterly? Act fast to ensure that you are included on the mailing list for Issue#10, available next month. Additional details at www.saqa.com/aqq. ... See MoreSee Less

Thinking about renewing or subscribing to Art Quilt Quarterly? Act fast to ensure that you are included on the mailing list for Issue#10, available next month. Additional details at www.saqa.com/aqq.

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Do I need to be a member of SAQA to subscribe to the magazine? I am confused. If the magazine comes with the membership why did I a non member get this offer to purchase a subscription? I can't get anywhere on the website past just putting it in my cart.

5 hours ago

Artizan Made

Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis has an extensive portfolio within the printmaking field. She sells through Etsy and ArtFinder, making her home in Denmark after many years in Spain. She also makes torn paper collages like this one and pillows.

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Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis has an extensive portfolio within the printmaking field. She sells through Etsy and ArtFinder, making her home in Denmark after many years in Spain.  She also makes torn paper collages like this one and pillows.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/mariann-johansen-ellis/

7 hours ago

Artizan Made

Sue Canizares - Fine Art Ceramics embodies a feminine expression of Nature designs achieved through a combination of techniques, including Sgraffito. Her vines, flowers and animals come to life as she carves through colored slip to reveal the clay body beneath it.

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Sue Canizares - Fine Art Ceramics embodies a feminine expression of Nature designs achieved through a combination of techniques, including Sgraffito. Her vines, flowers and animals come to life as she carves through colored slip to reveal the clay body beneath it.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sue-canizares-ceramics/

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Amazing work!

My Modern Met
These dolls, handmade by artist Michael Zajkov, are incredibly lifelike. Watch a master at work.
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Julie Pishny Textiles TAFA member on Instagram, follow us: www.instagram.com/tafalist

Eco Print silk yardage.
Learn more - www.tafalist.com/profile/julie-pishny-textiles/

Julie Pishny Textiles has evolved from a love for crochet, embroidery, knitting, and sewing to dyeing and printing natural fibers with plants. Julie uses wildflowers, vines, grasses, leaves, nuts, berries & roots to naturally dye and embellish her canvases, garments, accessories and yarn.

#tafalist curated on instagram by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories #botanicalprint
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Julie Pishny Textiles TAFA member on Instagram, follow us: http://www.instagram.com/tafalist

Eco Print silk yardage.
Learn more - https://www.tafalist.com/profile/julie-pishny-textiles/

Julie Pishny Textiles has evolved from a love for crochet, embroidery, knitting, and sewing to dyeing and printing natural fibers with plants. Julie uses wildflowers, vines, grasses, leaves, nuts, berries & roots to naturally dye and embellish her canvases, garments, accessories and yarn.

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

I usually feature Jane Porter Fashion's hand dyed scarves here, but she also knits! And, with the cold we have been having, these would be great under the coat, with a bigger, thicker one over it!

www.jporterfashion.com/product-category/hand-knit-scarves/

While there, check out the hand-dyed ones, too. They are lovely!

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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I usually feature Jane Porter Fashions hand dyed scarves here, but she also knits! And, with the cold we have been having, these would be great under the coat, with a bigger, thicker one over it!  

https://www.jporterfashion.com/product-category/hand-knit-scarves/

While there, check out the hand-dyed ones, too. They are lovely!

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/

Explore our member profiles:
http://www.tafalist.com/tafa-members/

17 hours ago

Artizan Made

Carla Trujillo is a mixed media artist who creates assemblages, jewelry and other art objects. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Favorite themes include historical references and religious icons.

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Carla Trujillo is a mixed media artist who creates assemblages, jewelry and other art objects. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Favorite themes include historical references and religious icons.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/carla-trujillo/

New member on TAFA! North Carolina artist, Kathy King Jewelry, creates exquisite beadwork designs that stem from her love of mathematics. She teaches workshops, has tutorials on her shop on Etsy, has published a book on her technique and has appeared in numerous publications.

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New member on TAFA!  North Carolina artist, Kathy King Jewelry, creates exquisite beadwork designs that stem from her love of mathematics. She teaches workshops, has tutorials on her shop on Etsy, has published a book on her technique and has appeared in numerous publications.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/kathy-king-jewelry/

21 hours ago

Artizan Made

The Oshiwa Designs stamps are available individually or in sets. Prices have been figured by the square inch and the sets end up being about 15% cheaper than buying one by one. These textile stamps are perfect tools for surface design. Use on fabric or paper and imprint into clay, soap and even cookie dough!

artizanmade.com/portfolios/oshiwa-designs/
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The Oshiwa Designs stamps are available individually or in sets. Prices have been figured by the square inch and the sets end up being about 15% cheaper than buying one by one. These textile stamps are perfect tools for surface design. Use on fabric or paper and imprint into clay, soap and even cookie dough!

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/oshiwa-designs/

23 hours ago

Craft in America

The schedule for our symposium this Saturday with LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art is available online.

Please note: this event takes place at the Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Get your free tickets online here: www.lacma.org/event/craft-california-mexico
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The schedule for our symposium this Saturday with LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art is available online.

Please note: this event takes place at the Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Get your free tickets online here: http://www.lacma.org/event/craft-california-mexico

1 day ago

Artizan Made

Jannelle Olmstead’s bags and jewelry are availabel on her SomeThing Else Studio shoppe on Etsy, inspired by historical medieval and renaissance items, yet given to her interpretation and imagination. She hand painted wood for this necklace.

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Jannelle Olmstead’s bags and jewelry are availabel on her SomeThing Else Studio shoppe on Etsy, inspired by historical medieval and renaissance items, yet given to her interpretation and imagination. She hand painted wood for this necklace.

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

2 days ago

Craft in America

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood gave advice to students when they visited the "Mano-Made" exhibition at the Craft in America Center. "Mano-Made" is on view until January 20, 2018 and is part of #PSTLALA Pacific Standard Time #craftinamericacenter #manomade #craftinschools youtu.be/LfcRvM_OjWkwww.craftinamerica.org. Consuelo Jimenez Underwood gives advice to students when they visited the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists" exhi... ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you received our latest journal yet?

Piece is from Jennifer Drinkwater, titled “The Childfree Life" from our Winter EIP Journal.

Subscribe today at www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Have you received our latest journal yet? 

Piece is from Jennifer Drinkwater, titled “The Childfree Life from our Winter EIP Journal. 

Subscribe today at https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

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The Winter Journal is wonderful!

#TrunkShowTuesday for January 16, 2018
In this #TrunkShowTuesday presentation, we are sharing great artwork created by SAQA members Cindy Brendzel, Claudia Dias, Sandra Lounsbury, Pamela Munday, Beth Schillig, Sandra Teepen, Sally Westcott, and Hope Wilmarth.

Check out ALL the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show art quilts and get details on how to bring a Trunk to your community on our website: saqa.com/trunkshow
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#bullterrier #EnglishBullTerrier #dogsofinstagram #dogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend ... See MoreSee Less

#bullterrier #EnglishBullTerrier #dogsofinstagram #dogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend

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Awww... He is just so beautiful and sweet!

3 days ago

Craft in America

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood speaks to students about her "Undocumented Border Tracks" installation for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists" exhibition at the Craft in America Center.

"Mano-Made" is on view at the Craft in America Center until January 20, 2018 (open noon-6pm).
Pacific Standard Time #PSTLALA #ManoMade #craftinamericacenter youtu.be/TCcb_2FsDbUwww.craftinamerica.org. Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on her "Undocumented Border Tracks" installation for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Art...
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Wow!

Nerdbot
Stone Wall Building Level: 9000!
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OMG!

What?!!! Lol

5 days ago

Craft in America

Images from Consuelo Jimenez Underwood's Mano-Made exhibition are now available for viewing on craftinamerica.org.

Underwood's objects are so detail oriented that we really recommend seeing these in-person if you have a chance. Her exhibition is on view through Saturday (1/20/18).

Pictured: Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Basket from Undocumented Tortilla Happening
#pstlala #pstinla #manomade #craft #craftinamerica Pacific Standard Time
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Images from Consuelo Jimenez Underwoods Mano-Made exhibition are now available for viewing on craftinamerica.org.

Underwoods objects are so detail oriented that we really recommend seeing these in-person if you have a chance. Her exhibition is on view through Saturday (1/20/18).

Pictured: Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Basket from Undocumented Tortilla Happening
#pstlala #pstinla #manomade #craft #craftinamerica  Pacific Standard Time

Science Lovers
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the problem with how society views knowledge and learning. Share if this inspired you!
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We have several sets of remnants in the shop! These are great to add on to other projects (jean jackets, bags, etc.). Here's the link for this one: www.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beadedwww.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beaded from Afghan Tribal Arts $50

This set of remnants contains one large and two small ''Gul I Peron'' tribal disks/patches, as well as a textile remnant. The beaded disks have been salvaged from a garment or other piece. Called "Gul I Peron", which means "dress flower", patches like this one are used by the Kuchi and other nomadic people in Afghanistan as a design element in their clothing. It might be sewn on to a dress or vest or on to another textile. There is cardboard between several layers of fabric which gives support to the beadwork.

The textile remnant is cotton satin stitch embroidery on pieced cotton. the stitch work and size is very similar to some of the apron front dress yokes like this one: www.etsy.com/listing/173275653/vintage-dress-yoke-afghanistan-textile? It is completely hand stitched.

Estimated age: 1980's

Afghan Tribal Arts is both a TAFA Member and Sponsor and we thank Abdul Wardak for his support!
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We have several sets of remnants in the shop! These are great to add on to other projects (jean jackets, bags, etc.).  Heres the link for this one:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/173460042/vintage-tribal-talisman-kuchi-beaded

We loved the fun and excitement of the Spotlight Auction in Lincoln this past April! Join us in San Antonio, Texas this April for the 2018 SAQA Conference - TEXtiles! Registration is now open. Get all the details at saqa.com/conference ... See MoreSee Less

We loved the fun and excitement of the Spotlight Auction in Lincoln this past April! Join us in San Antonio, Texas this April for the 2018 SAQA Conference - TEXtiles! Registration is now open. Get all the details at saqa.com/conference

The call is now open for the 2018 SDA members exhibition, The Art of Labor.

Apply today at: bit.ly/2mueTfW
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The call is now open for the 2018 SDA members exhibition, The Art of Labor. 

Apply today at: http://bit.ly/2mueTfW

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1 week ago

Aid to Artisans

ATA Peninsula Mexico Ingles
See what Aid to Artisans México is up to in the #Yucatan peninsula in #Mexico! For more information visit: www.aidtoartisans.org/where-we-work/ata-in-yucatan-mexico/

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Cristy Cabada ya conocías a esta organización?

1 week ago

HAND/EYE Magazine

Good morning! Our coverage of Artisan Resource 2018 starts today. Today's feature focuses on Mexico's Red Transidisciplinaria de Desarollo Suste (RetDes) project that honors the indigenous culture and artistry of pottery through upgrades that promote both physical and fiscal health for its artisan community. To read more take a peek:

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Good morning! Our coverage of Artisan Resource 2018 starts today. Todays feature focuses on Mexicos Red Transidisciplinaria de Desarollo Suste (RetDes) project that honors the indigenous culture and artistry of pottery through upgrades that promote both physical and fiscal health for its artisan community. To read more take a peek: 

http://handeyemagazine.com/content/sylvan-appeal

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I don’t know how you do this your pieces are amazingly life like

Molly Bannon

Your creations keep getting more and more realistic while holding onto the whimsical quality you always include. Your work is amazing.

Brilliant!

Did this sell already? I didn't see it in your shop and will post on TAFA tomorrow. I have a friend who has two corgis. Maybe she will be interested...

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1 week ago

Aid to Artisans

Beautiful handwoven baskets from Djibouti! Find out more about how Aid to Artisans is making an impact for women in the communities of Djibouti.

www.aidtoartisans.org/where-we-work/ata-in-djibouti

#AidToArtisans #ExportHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Djibouti #WomenEmpowerment #Handmade
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Beautiful handwoven baskets from Djibouti! Find out more about how Aid to Artisans is making an impact for women in the communities of Djibouti.

http://www.aidtoartisans.org/where-we-work/ata-in-djibouti

#AidToArtisans #ExportHandmade #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #Djibouti #WomenEmpowerment #Handmade

Works for me! I always feel better when I go walking in trees with my dog.... It's one reason I moved to Kentucky!

World Economic Forum
Need a boost? This is the power of a walk among the trees. Read more: wef.ch/2nWtXUR
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Same here... everyday out in the Vienna woods with my dog! <3

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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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    MarketPlace: Handwork of India, empowering women and breaking the cycle of poverty! Fair Trade and handmade, long-lasting elegance!

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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

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