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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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56 minutes ago

Selvedge Magazine

The flax for weaver Susie Gillespie’s artwork cushions was grown, processed, spun into linen and then handwoven at her workshop in Devon. We have one of her unusual and organic designs to give away, worth £300.
Visit our website to enter the competition: bit.ly/2vRRcUf
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The flax for weaver Susie Gillespie’s artwork cushions was grown, processed, spun into linen and then handwoven at her workshop in Devon. We have one of her unusual and organic designs to give away, worth £300. 
Visit our website to enter the competition: bit.ly/2vRRcUf

8 hours ago

Artizan Made

Sir Raffles Art & History
www.etsy.com/listing/522684360/antique-saint-sebastian-early-martyr

This is a 7.5" tall carved wood depiction of St. Sebastian. It was produced in Central America in the 18th century. The saint is in his traditional pose, tied to a tree and with arrows once embedded in his flesh. $375

Condition: The saint has lost his right arm above the elbow. The arrows that once pierced his body are also missing. The losses to the polychrome are evident. The twine is much more recent.

Comments: Santos carvings of St. Sebastian, while fairly common, are quite popular due to the striking imagery and his personal story. He is sometimes known as the saint that was martyred twice as he managed to survive the ordeal depicted in this image. He was later clubbed to death by agents of the Emperor Diocletian. He is called upon for intercession by scholars, athletes, soldiers and those seeking reprieve from serious pestilence. He is credited with saving Rome from an outbreak of plaque in 680AD.

This particular piece of folk art is especially well done and from the arguably the most important era of Christianity in that area. Just a great, small piece.

Charles is an Artizan Made sponsor and we appreciate his support!

#santos #folkart #icon #carving
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Sir Raffles Art & History
https://www.etsy.com/listing/522684360/antique-saint-sebastian-early-martyr

This is a 7.5 tall carved wood depiction of St. Sebastian. It was produced in Central America in the 18th century. The saint is in his traditional pose, tied to a tree and with arrows once embedded in his flesh.    $375

Condition: The saint has lost his right arm above the elbow. The arrows that once pierced his body are also missing. The losses to the polychrome are evident. The twine is much more recent.

Comments: Santos carvings of St. Sebastian, while fairly common, are quite popular due to the striking imagery and his personal story. He is sometimes known as the saint that was martyred twice as he managed to survive the ordeal depicted in this image. He was later clubbed to death by agents of the Emperor Diocletian. He is called upon for intercession by scholars, athletes, soldiers and those seeking reprieve from serious pestilence. He is credited with saving Rome from an outbreak of plaque in 680AD. 

This particular piece of folk art is especially well done and from the arguably the most important era of Christianity in that area. Just a great, small piece.

Charles is an Artizan Made sponsor and we appreciate his support!

#santos   #folkart   #icon   #carving

9 hours ago

Artizan Made

AllThingsPretty
artizanmade.com/portfolios/allthingspretty/

Debra describes this beautiful cuff she made with love, from Australia:
"This pretty, lightweight bracelet is made with layered vintage silk chiffons, beads, flowers, sequins and lots of hand stitched ruching. It fastens with a vintage faded purple button and purple loop. Lined with vintage silk brocade in lilac and gold colours. It suits a size small to medium wrist. (A good fit would be a 6.5" - 7" wrist).

This bracelet, lying flat, measures approx. 7.5" including loop."
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AllThingsPretty
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/allthingspretty/

Debra describes this beautiful cuff she made with love, from Australia:
This pretty, lightweight bracelet is made with layered vintage silk chiffons, beads, flowers, sequins and lots of hand stitched ruching. It fastens with a vintage faded purple button and purple loop. Lined with vintage silk brocade in lilac and gold colours. It suits a size small to medium wrist. (A good fit would be a 6.5 - 7 wrist).

This bracelet, lying flat, measures approx. 7.5 including loop.

11 hours ago

Craft in America

Jaime Guerrero breaking blown glass for his exhibition that opens this Saturday at the Center from 5-7pm.

#pstlala #glass #glassblowing #blownglass
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12 hours ago

Artizan Made

Jwrobel
artizanmade.com/portfolios/jwrobel/

A hooked lavender heart sachet from Jess: "This beautiful heart shaped sachet is hand hooked and filled with cotton and a bit of organic lavender for a light scent. Perfect as a bowl filler, bedside table ornament, or powder room decoration, this little piece of primitive style hand work is sure to delight."

Backed with wool, usually vintage. Signed and dated. Measures about 7.5″ wide and 9.5″ tall.
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Jwrobel
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/jwrobel/

A hooked lavender heart sachet from Jess:  This beautiful heart shaped sachet is hand hooked and filled with cotton and a bit of organic lavender for a light scent. Perfect as a bowl filler, bedside table ornament, or powder room decoration, this little piece of primitive style hand work is sure to delight.

Backed with wool, usually vintage.  Signed and dated.  Measures about 7.5″ wide and 9.5″ tall.

Applications for our emerging artists program are now open! Looking to break into the craft show circuit? Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Learn more and apply for 2018 at craftcouncil.org/hippop ... See MoreSee Less

Applications for our emerging artists program are now open! Looking to break into the craft show circuit? Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Learn more and apply for 2018 at craftcouncil.org/hippop

14 hours ago

Artizan Made

Laura Lee Burch Textile Art
artizanmade.com/portfolios/laura-lee-burch-textile-art/

We have a purple theme going right now in our posts and this purple witch on a stick just fits the bill perfectly! Laura enjoys making puppets, animals, famous people.... Halloween is not that far away, so grab the witch while you can! You'll find her in Laura's shop on etsy.
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Laura Lee Burch Textile Art
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/laura-lee-burch-textile-art/

We have a purple theme going right now in our posts and this purple witch on a stick just fits the bill perfectly! Laura enjoys making puppets, animals, famous people....  Halloween is not that far away, so grab the witch while you can! Youll find her in Lauras shop on etsy.

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#TrunkShowTuesday for August 22, 2017
This week's #TrunkShowTuesday presentation features artwork by Susan Bianchi, Sonja Campbell, Monica Danielsson Bichsel, Linda Eads, Lisa Flowers Ross, Jane Gnoit, Debo Hysack, and Andrea Luliak.

Find out how YOU can host a trunk of these fabulous art quilts: saqa.com/trunkshow
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16 hours ago

Fair Trade Federation

FTF Conference reunion at NY Now with Raven + Lily & Anchal Project! ... See MoreSee Less

FTF Conference reunion at NY Now with Raven + Lily & Anchal Project!

17 hours ago

American Craft Council

Looking to break into the craft show circuit? Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Learn more at craftcouncil.org/hippop. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking to break into the craft show circuit? Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Learn more at craftcouncil.org/hippop.

19 hours ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Abdul is down at the Paducah Gallery today, Beads and Rugs. He brought lots of new beads and is rearranging things, pricing, etc. Stop by to see him! He will be there tomorrow, too.
626 Broadway, Downtown Paducah! 847-602-6651
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Abdul is down at the Paducah Gallery today, Beads and Rugs. He brought lots of new beads and is rearranging things, pricing, etc. Stop by to see him! He will be there tomorrow, too. 
626 Broadway, Downtown Paducah!  847-602-6651

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hopefully be in Friday! ❤ (do you still have my bracelet components?)

19 hours ago

Artizan Made

CulturalPatina Gallery
artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

This extraordinary Oil painting by artist Ron Stewart (1941-) entitled “Arizona Evening”. Signed lower left.

Dimensions: Size is 16 x 20 inches.

Condition: Excellent Condition for its age. The piece was painted in 2014.

CulturalPatina has an extensive collection of Native American paintings, pottery and rugs on Etsy, old and new.
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CulturalPatina Gallery
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/culturalpatina-gallery/

This extraordinary Oil painting by artist Ron Stewart (1941-) entitled “Arizona Evening”. Signed lower left.

Dimensions: Size is 16 x 20 inches. 

Condition: Excellent Condition for its age. The piece was painted in 2014.

CulturalPatina has an extensive collection of Native American paintings, pottery and rugs on Etsy, old and new.

20 hours ago

Selvedge Magazine

After working in the fastpaced fashion industry the photographer, designer and artist Birgitta de Vos decided to take some time out to travel. Out Of Fashion | The New Fashion tells the story of her decade-long adventure, its pages brimming with the nuances that tie together texture, textiles and travel. Venturing far away from the ‘more-for-less’ attitudes of the fashion highway, Birgitta met artisans who embrace time as a gift. Materials made from natural fibres are her focus: they age with dignity acting as a gentle marker by which to recognise – and appreciate – the passing of time.
Out Of Fashion | The New Fashion featured in Issue 78 Substance and available through Selvedge bit.ly/2v6yLIj
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After working in the fastpaced fashion industry the photographer, designer and artist Birgitta de Vos decided to take some time out to travel.  Out Of Fashion | The New Fashion tells the story of her decade-long adventure, its pages brimming with the nuances that tie together texture, textiles and travel. Venturing far away from the ‘more-for-less’ attitudes of the fashion highway, Birgitta met artisans who embrace time as a gift. Materials made from natural fibres are her focus: they age with dignity acting as a gentle marker by which to recognise – and appreciate – the passing of time.
Out Of Fashion | The New Fashion featured in Issue 78 Substance and available through Selvedge bit.ly/2v6yLIj

Stepping into Antoinette Poisson’s studio in Paris, you feel a serene and cosy atmosphere... ow.ly/Cwwa30eAp0A ... See MoreSee Less

Stepping into Antoinette Poisson’s studio in Paris, you feel a serene and cosy atmosphere... http://ow.ly/Cwwa30eAp0A

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Gorgeous image

Sharon Brown

Shikha

2 days ago

Craft in America

We are getting ready for our first Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition this Saturday, August 26, 5-7pm featuring LA native artist Jaime Guerrero.
#pstlala #glass #sculpture #immigration
@pacificstandardtime
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We are getting ready for our first Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition this Saturday, August 26, 5-7pm featuring LA native artist Jaime Guerrero.
#pstlala #glass #sculpture #immigration
@pacificstandardtime

2 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

The next #selvedgefair is going to be held in Lancashire, the county of cotton, where a huge history of textile production survives. For applications bit.ly/2rLJO8T and for tickets bit.ly/2qg8h8W. Do get in touch at events@selvedge.org with any questions.
THE PENDLE HERITAGE CENTRE, PARK HILL, COLNE ROAD, BARROWFORD, NR. BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE, BB9 6JQ
SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER
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The next #selvedgefair is going to be held in Lancashire, the county of cotton, where a huge history of textile production survives. For applications http://bit.ly/2rLJO8T and for tickets  http://bit.ly/2qg8h8W. Do get in touch at events@selvedge.org with any questions.
THE PENDLE HERITAGE CENTRE, PARK HILL, COLNE ROAD, BARROWFORD, NR. BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE, BB9 6JQ 
SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER

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Jill Whitham Kim Rowley do you fancy a trip to this? Could make a day of it and go for a walk there too? X

So excited!! Xx

Will try and work out a way to take part from Ireland...Can take a L'pool boat maybe...

Does anyone know who makes/supplies the floral printed linen in the last of this collection of photos?

Very very very exciting!

Oh yessssss x

Me gusta todo

The Witches of Pendle...

Kathryn Koon how about it?

Sandra Richardson Sarah Lowes Gill Moglione Sophie Green

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2 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

The flax for weaver Susie Gillespie’s artwork cushions was grown, processed, spun into linen and then handwoven at her workshop in Devon. We have one of her unusual and organic designs to give away, worth £300.
Visit our website to enter the competition: bit.ly/2vRRcUf
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The flax for weaver Susie Gillespie’s artwork cushions was grown, processed, spun into linen and then handwoven at her workshop in Devon. We have one of her unusual and organic designs to give away, worth £300. 
Visit our website to enter the competition: bit.ly/2vRRcUf

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Really beautiful, but surely really scratchy.

Really interesting Selvedge Craft Fair at Dovecot Studios on Saturday .

Fantastico!

This is stunning

Just amazing...

Miri Hinder

Karima Zouaoui

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2 days ago

Rayela Art

Beads and Rugs by Afghan Tribal Arts will be open tomorrow after the eclipse! 626 Broadway, downtown Paducah, Kentucky! Abdul will be there so come visit!Are you in Paducah for the eclipse? Or because you live here? 🙂 The gallery, Beads and Rugs by Afghan Tribal Arts, will be open tomorrow after the eclipse, into the evening. Abdul will be there through Wednesday, so you can get to meet him!
626 Broadway, Downtown Paducah, Kentucky

The gallery is downtown Paducah, so if you are going out to eat or walking around, be sure to stop in!

Here is a detail of a quilt made by one of our friends, Caryl Bryer Fallert. You can see this, too, at The National Quilt Museum!

#beads #tribalart #paducahshopping #paducah #eclipse
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Beads and Rugs by Afghan Tribal Arts will be open tomorrow after the eclipse! 626 Broadway, downtown Paducah, Kentucky! Abdul will be there so come visit!

2 days ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Are you in Paducah for the eclipse? Or because you live here? 🙂 The gallery, Beads and Rugs by Afghan Tribal Arts, will be open tomorrow after the eclipse, into the evening. Abdul will be there through Wednesday, so you can get to meet him!
626 Broadway, Downtown Paducah, Kentucky

The gallery is downtown Paducah, so if you are going out to eat or walking around, be sure to stop in!

Here is a detail of a quilt made by one of our friends, Caryl Bryer Fallert. You can see this, too, at The National Quilt Museum!

#beads #tribalart #paducahshopping #paducah #eclipse
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Are you in Paducah for the eclipse? Or because you live here?  :)  The gallery, Beads and Rugs by Afghan Tribal Arts, will be open tomorrow after the eclipse, into the evening. Abdul will be there through Wednesday, so you can get to meet him!   
626 Broadway, Downtown Paducah, Kentucky

The gallery is downtown Paducah, so if you are going out to eat or walking around, be sure to stop in!  

Here is a detail of a quilt made by one of our friends, Caryl Bryer Fallert. You can see this, too, at The National Quilt Museum!

#beads   #tribalart   #paducahshopping   #paducah   #eclipse

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That is a beautiful quilt!!!

That Quilt is Amazingly Beautiful!!!

This was the first machine quilted one to win.

Thank you for sharing!

Really special craftsmanship. It's a beauty!!

Good to know, I live here...

That's beautiful

beautiful

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FTF is at NY Now! Come see the Fair Trade Federation & World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) display in the northern registration hall, and look for our logos throughout the show to find verified fair trade companies. ... See MoreSee Less

FTF is at NY Now! Come see the Fair Trade Federation & World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) display in the northern registration hall, and look for our logos throughout the show to find verified fair trade companies.

4 days ago

Aid to Artisans

Today is the day! The Global Handmade section at the NY NOW market show is open! Come visit our booth 259 today to check out beautiful handmade products from #mexico #pakistan #tibet and #vietnam ! Don't miss out!

#handmadeismodern #buyhandmade #exporthandmade #discoverhandmade
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Today is the day! The Global Handmade section at the NY NOW market show is open! Come visit our booth 259 today to check out beautiful handmade products from #mexico #pakistan #tibet and #vietnam ! Dont miss out!

#handmadeismodern #buyhandmade #exporthandmade #discoverhandmade

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Hello, As an individual with a business idea, how can i apply for funds?

5 days ago

Craft in America

Join us as we wrap up our concert series by celebrating ten years of Craft in America on PBS! Our House Band will play pieces from the award-winning series along with pieces from their repertoire and previous Window Concerts.

Argenta Walther: vocals, alto recorder and drum
Melinda Rice: violin, keyboard and vocals
Terry de Castro: guitar and vocals
Morgan Smith: vocals

Special guests Katie and Ezra will perform a set of folk covers and original songs.

Window Concert: Craft in America House BandAug 25, 7:30pmCraft in AmericaJoin us as we wrap up our concert series by celebrating ten years of Craft in America on PBS! Our House Band will play pieces from the award-winning series along with pieces from their repertoire and previous Window Concerts.

Argenta Walther: vocals, alto recorder and drum
Melinda Rice: violin, keyboard and vocals
Terry de Castro: guitar and vocals
Morgan Smith: vocals

Special guests Katie and Ezra will perform a set of folk covers and original songs.
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Window Concert: Craft in America House Band

The latest piece from American Craft Inquiry is "A Legacy: Hair, Language, and Textiles," a powerful talk Sonya Clark gave at our "Present Tense" conference: ow.ly/A99E30ewlHa ... See MoreSee Less

The latest piece from American Craft Inquiry is A Legacy: Hair, Language, and Textiles, a powerful talk Sonya Clark gave at our Present Tense conference: http://ow.ly/A99E30ewlHa

What eclipse? Do you have the Great 2017 SAQA Benefit Auction on your calendar yet?

September 15. Go ahead and write it down now while you're thinking about it! 😉

saqa.com/auction
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What eclipse? Do you have the Great 2017 SAQA Benefit Auction on your calendar yet? 

September 15. Go ahead and write it down now while youre thinking about it! ;)

saqa.com/auction

5 days ago

Craft in America

Jaime Guerrero's process has taken years to perfect. Beyond blowing the glass, joining the pieces is one of the most difficult parts of making the works. If the pieces are not all the same temperature when joining, they could shatter–making the finished works all the more impressive.
You can watch Jaime make the works in Mano-Made (opening August 26th) in the Craft in America episode NEIGHBORS airing nationwide on September 29th (*check local listings).

#ManoMade #JaimeGuerrero #pstlala #CraftinAmerica #glass #glassblowing #sculpture #craftinamericacenter #craftinamericapbs #NEIGHBORSepisode
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Jaime Guerreros process has taken years to perfect. Beyond blowing the glass, joining the pieces is one of the most difficult parts of making the works. If the pieces are not all the same temperature when joining, they could shatter–making the finished works all the more impressive.
You can watch Jaime make the works in Mano-Made (opening August 26th) in the Craft in America episode NEIGHBORS airing nationwide on September 29th (*check local listings).

#ManoMade #JaimeGuerrero #pstlala #CraftinAmerica #glass #glassblowing #sculpture #craftinamericacenter #craftinamericapbs #NEIGHBORSepisode

6 days ago

Craft in America

This event is free; an RSVP is strongly encouraged to rsvp@craftinamerica.org.

Please join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4pm for a discussion on child immigration with Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the UCLA Institute for Immigration, Globalization & Education, Dr. Carola Suárez-Orozco.

In conjunction with Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Jaime Guerrero, the Craft in America Center is hosting the next talk in our Craft in Action Lecture Series regarding the psychological development and identity formation of child immigrants. For this discussion, Dr. Suárez-Orozco will be presenting her research and leading a conversation with artist Jaime Guerrero focusing on youth immigration in Los Angeles. The discussion will provide insight into the experiences of these children and how we can best support their integration into the fiber of the Los Angeles community.

Dr. Suárez-Orozco is the the Co-Director at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education as well as the Senior Program Associate of the W.T. Grant Foundation. Her latest book is titled Transitions: The Development of Children of Immigrants (2015) which is the winner of the 2016 SRA Social Policy Award for Best Edited Book. Her research is focused broadly on the adaptation of immigrant families and youth. Areas of specialization include the educational achievement among immigrant origin youth, immigrant family separations, the role of the “social mirror” in identity formation, the role of mentors in facilitating youth development, gendered experiences of immigrant youth, unauthorized status and development, and immigrant emerging adults in community college settings.

This event is the third talk in Craft in America's initiative: Craft in Action, a series of talks using art as a channel to build awareness and activate for social good. Stay posted for more events taking place in coming months.

Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latin Artists

Craft in Action: Child Immigration and Social ResponsibilityOct 7, 4:00pmCraft in AmericaThis event is free; an RSVP is strongly encouraged to rsvp@craftinamerica.org.

Please join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4pm for a discussion on child immigration with Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the UCLA Institute for Immigration, Globalization & Education, Dr. Carola Suárez-Orozco.

In conjunction with Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Jaime Guerrero, the Craft in America Center is hosting the next talk in our Craft in Action Lecture Series regarding the psychological development and identity formation of child immigrants. For this discussion, Dr. Suárez-Orozco will be presenting her research and leading a conversation with artist Jaime Guerrero focusing on youth immigration in Los Angeles. The discussion will provide insight into the experiences of these children and how we can best support their integration into the fiber of the Los Angeles community.

Dr. Suárez-Orozco is the the Co-Director at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education as well as the Senior Program Associate of the W.T. Grant Foundation. Her latest book is titled Transitions: The Development of Children of Immigrants (2015) which is the winner of the 2016 SRA Social Policy Award for Best Edited Book. Her research is focused broadly on the adaptation of immigrant families and youth. Areas of specialization include the educational achievement among immigrant origin youth, immigrant family separations, the role of the “social mirror” in identity formation, the role of mentors in facilitating youth development, gendered experiences of immigrant youth, unauthorized status and development, and immigrant emerging adults in community college settings.

This event is the third talk in Craft in America's initiative: Craft in Action, a series of talks using art as a channel to build awareness and activate for social good. Stay posted for more events taking place in coming months.

Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latin Artists
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Craft in Action: Child Immigration and Social Responsibility

6 days ago

Handmade Business magazine

Today's inspiring word of the day- hustler. Does this fit your mind set? #handmadebusinessmagazine ... See MoreSee Less

Todays inspiring word of the day- hustler. Does this fit your mind set? #handmadebusinessmagazine

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Sorry but it only makes me think of that bad magazine.

Today over on the SAQA blog, check out what our SAQA Affiliate Members are up to!

www.saqa.com/weblog/?p=3085

SAQA's Affiliate Membership program was created to provide support to organizations in learning about the art quilt, how it plays a role in contemporary exhibitions and art organizations, and how members can grow their organization by integrating the art quilt into their own programming.
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Today over on the SAQA blog, check out what our SAQA Affiliate Members are up to! 

http://www.saqa.com/weblog/?p=3085

SAQAs Affiliate Membership program was created to provide support to organizations in learning about the art quilt, how it plays a role in contemporary exhibitions and art organizations, and how members can grow their organization by integrating the art quilt into their own programming.

6 days ago

Rayela Art

ATTN:
Norway has a brilliant way to get people to recycle more.
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The Week in Craft - Terrarium lamps, new episodes from Craft in America, an interview with Kristin Beeler, and more: ow.ly/pjxh30esdBe ... See MoreSee Less

The Week in Craft - Terrarium lamps, new episodes from Craft in America, an interview with Kristin Beeler, and more: http://ow.ly/pjxh30esdBe

Artists: Friday the 18th is your last chance to apply to join us for the 2018 show season. Why apply? Jeweler Dennis Ray 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." Learn more at craftcouncil.org/apply. ... See MoreSee Less

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Susan, time to make travel plans?

I sent in my app for Sanfrancisco!!!!!!

Emiko Shinozaki, you're in this video.

PhilipandMandy Dexheimer?!

1 week ago

International Folk Art Alliance

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2017 Market Memories brought to you by one of our official photographers, Gabriella Marks!

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A great thing to go to if you can.

The photos are wonderful!

Mark your calendars for 2018 ... July 13-15 in Santa Fe!

#TrunkShowTuesday for August 15, 2017
Here's another #TrunkShowTuesday... just for you! This week, we are sharing art quilts by SAQA members Mirjam Aigner, Marcia Baraldi, Marge Bresel, Mary Gerken, Mei-Hui Lin, Myania Moses, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, and Marion Shimoda.

Wouldn't you like to be part of a creative organization with members like these? Click over to saqa.com/join for all the details!
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Here's a sweet photo from Abdul's gallery in Pendleton, South Carolina. If you are in the area, be sure to visit!

Follow their page at Beads at Sturee Tribal Village!Sturee Tribal Village is located in Pendleton, South Carolina, USA. The gallery focuses on tribal rugs, textiles, and ethnographic products from Afghanistan and Asia. There is also a bead area with semi-precious stones and a nice collection of African tribal art. Beads at Sturee Tribal Village

www.tafalist.com/profile/sturee-tribal-village/
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Heres a sweet photo from Abduls gallery in Pendleton, South Carolina. If you are in the area, be sure to visit!  

Follow their page at Beads at Sturee Tribal Village!

Have you subscribed to our quarterly journals yet?

This piece is from Aram Han Sifuentes, titled “We Are Seeds" in our Summer 2017 Journal, Making our Mark.
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Have you subscribed to our quarterly journals yet? 

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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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    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, 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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  • Weaver, Mixed Media Artist, Marketer

    Bonnie Clark of Dakini Dreams primarily works in fibers and textiles, along with mask making, printmaking, collage, assemblage, ceramics, and polymer clay. Through her practice she expands on age-old cultural themes relating to personal growth, empowerment, and transformation.

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    Transformative textile art, Threads of Awakening, based in Buddhist tradition. Online apprenticeships and commissions. Prints. Training. Your spiritual path. Your creative practice. Connected. Leslie's monthly newsletter.

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  • MarketPlace: Handwork of India

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

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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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  • Web Shop, Designer, Importer

    Textiil sells artisanal fabrics, and creates modern global home decor and accessories from batik, ikat and songket sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia. They have a growing stock of sustainably made plant based dye batiks and natural dye silks.

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

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  • Textile Artist, Clothing Designer

    Mary Hertert hand dyes fabric and uses it in her garments and home decor products. She has a great shop on her site with one of a kind tops, vests, pants and capes. Based in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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  • Art Quilter

    "Windows into Time" series, glimpsing out into what is our amazing earth, art quilts for sale by Clairan Ferrono of Fabric8tions.

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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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    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    

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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

    Cat Brysch Creations Studio