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.

The TAFA List has over 500 members from 44 countries.  We are diverse and we are international!

 

Our members are showcased in portfolios with information on what they do and where they are on the web. Visit The List for our member directory or explore visually here. Interested in joining us? TAFA Membership info. TAFA members are vetted in based on their professionalism and quality of work. It is an honor to get listed on TAFA!

 

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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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25 minutes ago

Artizan Made

Sir Raffles Art & History
artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/

"Asceticism for St. Anthony and others like him was never the end, only the means. Ward explains, "The aim of the monk's life was not asceticism, but God. "
- Norris J Chumley ," Be Still and Know: God's Presence in Silence "
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Sir Raffles Art & History
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sir-raffles-art-history/

Asceticism for St. Anthony and others like him was never the end, only the means. Ward explains, The aim of the monks life was not asceticism, but God.  
- Norris J Chumley , Be Still and Know: Gods Presence in Silence

2 hours ago

Artizan Made

Fiber Into Art by Heidi
artizanmade.com/vendor/fiber-into-art-by-heidi/

“After vindictive winter, apple blossoms seem all the more heaven-sent.
Among flashing forsythia and budding rose, dogwood and daffodil,
The allure of magnolia, azalea and wisteria to lovers’ dreams are lent.
Resolve is recompense as seedtime’s blush dispenses with the chill,
How sweet-scented is New England now as winter tempests are through.
My darling girl, the divinest bloom in cherry blossom time just happens to be you.”
― David B. Lentz, Sonnets from New England: Love Songs
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Fiber Into Art by Heidi
http://artizanmade.com/vendor/fiber-into-art-by-heidi/

“After vindictive winter, apple blossoms seem all the more heaven-sent.
Among flashing forsythia and budding rose, dogwood and daffodil,
The allure of magnolia, azalea and wisteria to lovers’ dreams are lent.
Resolve is recompense as seedtime’s blush dispenses with the chill,
How sweet-scented is New England now as winter tempests are through.
My darling girl, the divinest bloom in cherry blossom time just happens to be you.” 
― David B. Lentz, Sonnets from New England: Love Songs

2 hours ago

Aid to Artisans

June 27th has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Today we celebrate the creativity, the passion, and the deeply-rooted commitment to handmade traditions of the artisan enterprises that we work with around the world.

With artisan work as the second largest employer in developing countries, artisan enterprises have the potential to sustain growth for long-term development. Aid to Artisans remains committed to creating economic opportunities for these artisan enterprises in places where livelihoods, communities and craft traditions are marginal or at risk.

#ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Global #CulturalHeritage #Traditions
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June 27th has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Today we celebrate the creativity, the passion, and the deeply-rooted commitment to handmade traditions of the artisan enterprises that we work with around the world. 
 
With artisan work as the second largest employer in developing countries, artisan enterprises have the potential to sustain growth for long-term development. Aid to Artisans remains committed to creating economic opportunities for these artisan enterprises in places where livelihoods, communities and craft traditions are marginal or at risk. 

#ArtisanEnterprise #Livelihoods #EconomicEmpowerment #Artisans #AidtoArtisans #HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #Handmade #Create #Global #CulturalHeritage #Traditions

3 hours ago

Selvedge Magazine

Finding beauty in the details of the everyday is perhaps now one of the most clichéd approaches to art and design.
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Finding beauty in the details of the everyday is perhaps now one of the most clichéd approaches to art and design.
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3 hours ago

Artizan Made

Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis
artizanmade.com/portfolios/mariann-johansen-ellis/

great crested grebes

“Thoreau the “Patron Saint of Swamps” because he enjoyed being in them and writing about them said, “my temple is the swamp… When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most impenetrable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter a swamp as a sacred place, a sanctum sanctorum… I seemed to have reached a new world, so wild a place…far away from human society. What’s the need of visiting far-off mountains and bogs, if a half-hour’s walk will carry me into such wildness and novelty.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings
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Printmaking with Mariann Johansen-Ellis
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/mariann-johansen-ellis/

great crested grebes

“Thoreau the “Patron Saint of Swamps” because he enjoyed being in them and writing about them said, “my temple is the swamp… When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most impenetrable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter a swamp as a sacred place, a sanctum sanctorum… I seemed to have reached a new world, so wild a place…far away from human society. What’s the need of visiting far-off mountains and bogs, if a half-hour’s walk will carry me into such wildness and novelty.” 
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Wait, wait, wait.... It's worth it!

NTD Life
He just keeps amaze me like always! The painting looks magical!

Credit: Skech ART
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13 hours ago

Artizan Made

Sue Canizares - Fine Art Ceramics
artizanmade.com/portfolios/sue-canizares-ceramics/

“Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.”
― Shel Silverstein

In other words, confuse the chicken with a bird whistle!
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Sue Canizares - Fine Art Ceramics
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/sue-canizares-ceramics/

“Draw a crazy picture, 
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb. 
Do a loony-goony dance 
Cross the kitchen floor, 
Put something silly in the world 
That aint been there before.” 
― Shel Silverstein

In other words, confuse the chicken with a bird whistle!

Experience THE WORLD for FREE in Santa Fe July 14-16, 2017 with 150 folk artists from more than 60 countries. VOLUNTEER at the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. Join us by being an artist assistant, handy person, booth set up member or join the green team! Sign up at www.folkartalliance.org/volunteer/opportunities/Paul Schwalje talks about the wide range of volunteer opportunities available at the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, how volunteers make the Market... ... See MoreSee Less

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Annria Rossouw, kom ons doen dit een jaar.

Experience THE WORLD for FREE in Santa Fe July 14-16, 2017 with 150 folk artists from more than 60 countries. VOLUNTEER at the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. Join us by being an artist assistant, handy person, booth set up member or join the green team! Sign up at www.folkartalliance.org/volunteer/opportunities/Sonny Christopher Haquani shares a millennial perspective on volunteering at the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. He describes how volunteering is a... ... See MoreSee Less

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They say you eat with our eyes. Anuj Kothari, founder of No-Mad, shares a fond memory of his father based on this old saying... ow.ly/IWWv30cTgiT ... See MoreSee Less

They say you eat with our eyes. Anuj Kothari, founder of No-Mad, shares a fond memory of his father based on this old saying... http://ow.ly/IWWv30cTgiT

Every summer in Southern Ghana the streets are filled with festive fabrics during the annual Akwambo Festival.
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Every summer in Southern Ghana the streets are filled with festive fabrics during the annual Akwambo Festival. 
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2 days ago

Rayela Art

Check out the beautiful pillows we carry on Artizan Made! Handmade from around the world!Pillows are a great way to add spark and comfort to a space. Read more and find great handmade pillows on Artizan Made:

artizanmade.com/decorating-with-handmade-pillows/ .... and in our Market: artizanmade.com/product-category/home-and-office/pillows/
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Check out the beautiful pillows we carry on Artizan Made! Handmade from around the world!

This year, we're partnering with Everfest to offer you great deals and unique experiences at IFAM | Santa Fe! Members of Everfest Premium get access to 40% off early bird tickets, special VIP tours and more - check it out! bit.ly/2pGqEzL ... See MoreSee Less

This year, were partnering with Everfest to offer you great deals and unique experiences at IFAM | Santa Fe! Members of Everfest Premium get access to 40% off early bird tickets, special VIP tours and more - check it out! http://bit.ly/2pGqEzL

3 days ago

Craft in America

Installation view of Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained.

Come visit The Center!
Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm
8415 West Third Street 90048
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Installation view of Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained.

Come visit The Center! 
Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm
8415 West Third Street 90048

3 days ago

Craft in America

Help support Joe BenVenuto who has been diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain cancer by donating to the GoFundMe​ here: www.gofundme.com/UnitedForJoeB

Joe was featured in our most recent episode NATURE. You can watch a clip of him working and talking about the process of blowing glass with Preston Singletary​: www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmOOh2VbpQ&feature=youtu.be&t=6m41swww.craftinamerica.org. NATURE episode Preston Singletary segment. NATURE episode PBS premiere: Friday, April 21, 2017 (*check local listings) For more on Cr...
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burdock tea. supposed to help stop the growth of a tumor. or .....pau de arco tea

4 days ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Featured beads! $106 per strand
www.etsy.com/listing/199757952/carved-coral-strand-30-mm

"Look at the magnificent scene on these carved coral beads! A phoenix and dragon are head face to face in the sky among the swirling clouds. The scene wraps around the beads, and is framed on each end by a decorative border. The beads are dyed a deep brown color, which falls into the deeper areas of the carving and highlights the raised areas, adding dimension and depth to these textured beads."Afghan Tribal Arts
artizanmade.com/portfolios/afghan-tribal-arts/

“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.”
― R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver
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Featured beads!   $106 per strand
https://www.etsy.com/listing/199757952/carved-coral-strand-30-mm

Look at the magnificent scene on these carved coral beads! A phoenix and dragon are head face to face in the sky among the swirling clouds. The scene wraps around the beads, and is framed on each end by a decorative border. The beads are dyed a deep brown color, which falls into the deeper areas of the carving and highlights the raised areas, adding dimension and depth to these textured beads.

New Market Artist Profile: Juan García Mendoza weaves palm baskets for use in Mexico. The dried palm fiber is sourced locally in communal lands surrounding the Mixtec villages. Geometric zigzag designs on the basket symbolize water or the sacred plumed serpent. In 2010, he began the Arte Palma cooperative with goals of conservation, collaboration and improvement of quality of life, specifically in Oaxaca’s Mixteca and Cañada regions, for women and the elderly. Meet him at IFAM | Santa Fe June 14-16, 2017! Buy your tickets here www.folkartalliance.org/tickets ... See MoreSee Less

New Market Artist Profile: Juan García Mendoza weaves palm baskets for use in Mexico. The dried palm fiber is sourced locally in communal lands surrounding the Mixtec villages. Geometric zigzag designs on the basket symbolize water or the sacred plumed serpent.  In 2010, he began the Arte Palma cooperative with goals of conservation, collaboration and improvement of quality of life, specifically in Oaxaca’s Mixteca and Cañada regions, for women and the elderly. Meet him at IFAM | Santa Fe June 14-16, 2017! Buy your tickets here www.folkartalliance.org/tickets

Take Your Dog to Work Day
It's Take Your Dog to Work Day, so we've got a little something special to share. Meet Gertie, Dolly, Sadie, Loretta, and Hazel - some of our favorite ACC office pals who help us champion craft. Enjoy!
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4 days ago

Handmadeology

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4 days ago

Handmadeology

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Working on a fun new piece for @ecojot Have a super creative week! #mixedmedia #penandink #watercolor #gouache #carolyngavin #pensandpencils #handmade #painting #handmadeology
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4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

We have had a last minute cancelation for this residential workshop with Susie Gillespie, 3-7 July... Snap it up here bit.ly/2tWVo0W

Residential 5 Day Creative Textile Course, Field To FabricJul 3, 10:00amYalberton Farm House, Yalberton Road, Paignton, DevonResidential 5 Day Creative Textile Course - Flax processing, spinning, weaving and natural dyeing host by Susie Gillespie, £875.

3rd-7th July, 10-4pm each day.

Susie’s workshop and studio are set in the orchards of a 15th Century cider farm in South Devon. Based here she will show you how to process and spin flax grown in her orchard to make a hank of linen. Susie will also show you how to colour your linen using natural dyes.

Susie plants the flax seed (also called linseed) in spring so it is ready to harvest around August. Susie will talk you through the process of rippling, retting and drying and you will be supplied with the flax stems from previous summers for you to start the next stages of processing the flax into linen yarn.

Firstly you will put the stems through a giant wooden crimp called a breaker to reveal the flax fibres. The remaining bits of hard pith that are left on the fibres are then removed with a wooden knife called a scutch.

To prepare the fibres for spinning, you will comb them through fine metal tines (prongs) called a hackle and they will begin to resemble the ponytail of a flaxen haired maiden.

The pony tail is then spread out on a table and wound onto a distaff. Susie will then show you how to tease the fibre off the distaff and onto the spinning wheel to produce the linen yarn.

Once you have a hank of your own linen yarn you can colour it using natural dyes and then move on to the weaving studio, where there are four large shaft floor looms, and begin the process of weaving the linen into cloth to produce your own cushion cover or artwork.

Susie will show you basic weaving techniques as well as her more unusual ideas in weaving. You can weave different textures and experiment with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay. You can also experiment with gesso, paint and earth pigments and (if you are making an art piece) distress, fray, stain, unravel, darn, stitch, cut and sew fragments together.

Suitable for complete beginners and experienced spinners and weavers, you will come away with your own linen cushion cover or piece of artwork designed and created by you.

Price includes five days tuition, all materials, accommodation in the Farm House and Barn House, breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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5 days ago

Craft in America

#FromTheShelves
Craft in America has a growing research library with amazing gems like this exhibition catalogue "Glass America, 1978." Come visit our collection!
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Want to listen to a fantastic podcast about Instagram- and specifically learn about shadowbans? Check out this episode by Artists Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio. Jump to 8 mins. in to get right to the start of the good stuff 🙂

www.blogtalkradio.com/artistshelpingartists/2017/05/11/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-instagram

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Instagram
Social Media changes every day. Sometimes these changes are good and sometimes they are not. On today's show we are going to talk about what's new with Instagram. We have the good which is an awesome and free app tool called Linktree. And we have the bad and ugly which is Shadow Banning. You don't w...
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7 days ago

Rayela Art

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Its henna time in Paducah! Message me if you would like to set up an appointment or have a party locally.

#TrunkShowTuesday for June 20, 2017
In this week's #TrunkShowTuesday, enjoy art quilts by Margaret Blank, Susan Callahan, Lisa Dodson, Olivia Keating, Regina Marzlin, Ruan Robertson, Norma Schlager, and Dorothy Tuma.

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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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  • 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, 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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    

    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