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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Our TAFA Members on Etsy

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

Artizan Made

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

Shop Artizan Made on Etsy

Over 2,000 handmade products! Textiles, clay, wood, clothing, jewelry and more!
TAFA Social

Instagram feed from select TAFA Members. See the full feed here.

Select Member Facebook pages and TAFA’s Facebook page show up here: TAFA on Facebook.  Facebook is checked every hour for new posts.

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1 hour ago

Artizan Made

Laverne Zabielski
artizanmade.com/portfolios/laverne-zabielski/

Excerpt from one of Laverne's writings:

"I made a fire this morning

not that it's cold outside

I just like the glow

and the little bit of heat

a small fire brings... "
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Laverne Zabielski
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/laverne-zabielski/

Excerpt from one of Lavernes writings:

I made a fire this morning 

not that its cold outside 

I just like the glow 

and the little bit of heat 

a small fire brings...

3 hours ago

Artizan Made

LoomOnTheLake
artizanmade.com/portfolios/loomonthelake/

“Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
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LoomOnTheLake
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/loomonthelake/

“Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.” 
― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

5 hours ago

Craft in America

Details of #murrine in Kazuki Takizawa's Minimalist Series.

On view through July 8 at the Craft in America Center.
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Details of #murrine in Kazuki Takizawas Minimalist Series.

On view through July 8 at the Craft in America Center.

5 hours ago

Artizan Made

Rioritajewelry Gorgeous amethyst ring!
artizanmade.com/portfolios/rioritajewelry/

“Stones of protection; amethyst, emerald, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and a male ruby.”
― Diana Gabaldon, Voyager
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Rioritajewelry   Gorgeous amethyst ring!
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/rioritajewelry/

“Stones of protection; amethyst, emerald, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and a male ruby.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Voyager

Darn Good Yarn is a premium source for high-quality, fair trade unique yarns from around the world. Our specialty is recycled silk yarn.

www.tafalist.com/profile/darn-good-yarn/
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Darn Good Yarn is a premium source for high-quality, fair trade unique yarns from around the world. Our specialty is recycled silk yarn.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/darn-good-yarn/

8 hours ago

Handmadeology

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10 hours ago

Artizan Made

MayaMam Weavers
artizanmade.com/portfolios/mayamam-weavers/

“Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them.”
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day
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MayaMam Weavers
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/mayamam-weavers/

“Sharing tales of those weve lost is how we keep from really losing them.” 
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

12 hours ago

Artizan Made

Mariposa Handwovens
artizanmade.com/portfolios/mariposa-handwovens/

“Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
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Mariposa Handwovens
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/mariposa-handwovens/

“Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien

14 hours ago

Selvedge Magazine

Today the more magical the image, the further away a genuine scene, character or imagination can seem as we rationally imagine laborious hours on a computer artificially conjuring up a fantastic scene, as if only to trick us. Or not – when the Ukrainian photographer Oleg Oprisco is on the credit.
The delicate issue: ow.ly/6Lgn30c0iyE
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Today the more magical the image, the further away a genuine scene, character or imagination can seem as we rationally imagine laborious hours on a computer artificially conjuring up a fantastic scene, as if only to trick us. Or not – when the Ukrainian photographer Oleg Oprisco is on the credit. 
The delicate issue: http://ow.ly/6Lgn30c0iyE

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her skin the flowers the whole lovely thing

17 hours ago

Selvedge Magazine

There was something for every horticulturalist in Mary Katrantzou's S/S 2012 collection. Horizontal bands of contrasting blooms defined simply tailored suits and recalled aerial photographs of tulip fields ready to harvest.
Read more in the Bloom Issue: ow.ly/dicr30bZWLP
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There was something for every horticulturalist in Mary Katrantzous S/S 2012 collection. Horizontal bands of contrasting blooms defined simply tailored suits and recalled aerial photographs of tulip fields ready to harvest. 
Read more in the Bloom Issue: http://ow.ly/dicr30bZWLP

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Reminds me of a Klimt painting

Wow.

17 hours ago

Selvedge Magazine

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open!
The flora and fauna of the countryside has always proved a source of inspiration. To celebrate the show we're looking back on our floral issues.
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open! 
The flora and fauna of the countryside has always proved a source of inspiration. To celebrate the show were looking back on our floral issues. 
http://ow.ly/gKvk30bZQSX

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Terrific show! Love the poses

1 day ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

African lost wax beads, brass. Photo credit: Southern Kissed ... See MoreSee Less

African lost wax beads, brass. Photo credit: Southern Kissed

1 day ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Loose beads. Photo credit: Southern Kissed ... See MoreSee Less

Loose beads. Photo credit: Southern Kissed

1 day ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Buddha beads! Photo credit: Southern Kissed ... See MoreSee Less

Buddha beads!  Photo credit: Southern Kissed

1 day ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Some of our loose beads. Photo credit: Southern Kissed ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our loose beads. Photo credit: Southern Kissed

1 day ago

Craft in America

The Craft in America team visited board member Carolyn Benesh and her Ornament Magazine team, Robert K Liu, and Patrick Benesh-Liu at their new office in San Marcos, California.

www.craftinamerica.org/visit-with-ornament-magazine/
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The Craft in America team visited board member Carolyn Benesh and her Ornament Magazine team, Robert K Liu, and Patrick Benesh-Liu at their new office in San Marcos, California. 

http://www.craftinamerica.org/visit-with-ornament-magazine/

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Wonderfull people and wonderfull magazine

Thank you for the visit Craft in America. Our missions are shared ones. AND a big thank you for NOT showing the boxes and piles of paper on the floor of our offices.

1 day ago

Rayela Art

Fun!

TED-Ed
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, after water.

So, where did this beverage originate, and how did it become so popular?
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#TrunkShowTuesday for May 23, 2017
In this week's #TrunkShowTuesday, enjoy artwork created by Judith Content, Giny Dixon, Suzanne Gummow, Lois Wilby Hooper, Cynthia Levis, Martha Ressler, Michele Sanandajian, and Mary Todd! Check back each Tuesday for a new selection of fabulous SAQA Trunk Show art quilts!
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Wow, watching full screen in the way to go! Great to be able to see more details.

Gudrun Sjödén has been designing vibrant clothing for over 40 years. To celebrate the opening of her exhibition Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design at London’s Fashion & Textile Museum 25 April – 7 May 2017, the first 100 three year subscribers who subscribe or renew after April 15th will receive a complimentary bale of towels designed by this renowned Swedish icon.
ow.ly/hoJY30bY27N
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Gudrun Sjödén has been designing vibrant clothing for over 40 years. To celebrate the opening of her exhibition Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design at London’s Fashion & Textile Museum 25 April – 7 May 2017, the first 100 three year subscribers who subscribe or renew after April 15th will receive a complimentary bale of towels designed by this renowned Swedish icon.
http://ow.ly/hoJY30bY27N

Join Polly Leonard in conversation with two of the UK’s foremost textile designers in collaboration with Clerkenwell Design Week- Founders of British design studio Wallace Sewell, Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell.
Thursday 25 May, 6 - 7:30
Wallace Sewell, 24 Lloyd Baker Street London WC1X 9AZ
Buy your tickets on our website (link in bio)
#textiles #talk #london #selvedgemagazine #inspirationalwomen
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Join Polly Leonard in conversation with two of the UK’s foremost textile designers in collaboration with Clerkenwell Design Week- Founders of British design studio Wallace Sewell, Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell.
Thursday 25 May, 6 - 7:30
Wallace Sewell, 24 Lloyd Baker Street London WC1X 9AZ
Buy your tickets on our website (link in bio)
#textiles #talk #london #selvedgemagazine #inspirationalwomen

Deadline for entry is coming to a close for Small Works: SDA at 40! Only a few weeks left to submit.

An exhibition of works by members of the Surface Design Association. All entries accepted.

OCAC - Oregon College of Art and Craft - Oregon College of Art and Craft​ - Oregon College of Art and Craft: August 1 – 15, 2017
Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2017

All submissions that meet the guidelines for 12×12” mounted works are accepted.

www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4329
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Deadline for entry is coming to a close for Small Works: SDA at 40! Only a few weeks left to submit. 

An exhibition of works by members of the Surface Design Association. All entries accepted.

OCAC - Oregon College of Art and Craft - Oregon College of Art and Craft​ - Oregon College of Art and Craft: August 1 – 15, 2017
Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2017

All submissions that meet the guidelines for 12×12” mounted works are accepted.

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4329

Want to see YOUR artwork in the ever-changing view of the SAQA Benefit Auction art quilts? You've only got until June 1 to get your donation art quilt to us! Details: saqa.com/auction

Thanks to all the artists who have created & donated already. The work just gets better and better every year!
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Want to see YOUR artwork in the ever-changing view of the SAQA Benefit Auction art quilts? Youve only got until June 1 to get your donation art quilt to us! Details: saqa.com/auction

Thanks to all the artists who have created & donated already. The work just gets better and better every year!

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I THINK I'm going to make it!

Sent mine last week!

Sent mine yesterday...

The third keynote speaker of our conference Making our Mark is Jane Lackey and she will be speaking about The Substance of Marks.

Over a number of years, visual artist Jane Lackey has used multiple processes, surfaces and mark making systems to summon invisible aspects of identity and connection. Her lecture will focus on the conceptual and material substance of marks as both individual and collective signifiers.

For more information about the conference this August, please visit www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/conferences/conference2017/.
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The third keynote speaker of our conference Making our Mark is Jane Lackey and she will be speaking about The Substance of Marks. 

Over a number of years, visual artist Jane Lackey has used multiple processes, surfaces and mark making systems to summon invisible aspects of identity and connection. Her lecture will focus on the conceptual and material substance of marks as both individual and collective signifiers.

For more information about the conference this August, please visit http://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/conferences/conference2017/.

4 days ago

Rayela Art

When other people can't tell the difference... ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Craft in America

Kazuki Takizawa speaking at his opening. His talk will be available online soon. ... See MoreSee Less

Kazuki Takizawa speaking at his opening. His talk will be available online soon.

4 days ago

Craft in America

Thank you for the love and hope to see you today at 4pm!

Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained is featured on
LAArtParty.com: laartparty.com/
L.A. Weekly Arts & Culture: www.laweekly.com/event/kazuki-takizawa-catharsis-contained-artist-talk-and-opening-reception-8145845
ForYourArt.com: foryourart.com/2015/05/the-long-list/
Curate L.A.: curate.la/
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Thank you for the love and hope to see you today at 4pm!

Kazuki Takizawa: Catharsis Contained is featured on
LAArtParty.com: http://laartparty.com/
L.A. Weekly Arts & Culture: http://www.laweekly.com/event/kazuki-takizawa-catharsis-contained-artist-talk-and-opening-reception-8145845
ForYourArt.com: http://foryourart.com/2015/05/the-long-list/
Curate L.A.: http://curate.la/

5 days ago

Craft in America

We hope to see you tomorrow for Kazuki Takizawa's #CatharsisContained exhibition opening at 4pm! View glassworks like "Golden Topaz Handle Wings" (pictured) and more. ... See MoreSee Less

We hope to see you tomorrow for Kazuki Takizawas #CatharsisContained exhibition opening at 4pm! View glassworks like Golden Topaz Handle Wings (pictured) and more.

5 days ago

International Folk Art Alliance

Stop by the open studio at Meow Wolf tomorrow between 12-4 p.m. and help build the four internationally inspired Dragons of the World! Tomorrow Wise Fool New Mexico will be helping to do paper mache on the dragons. The dragons will make their debut in the artist process at the Community Celebration on July 13th - www.folkartalliance.org/event…/community-engagement/Stop by the studio at Meow Wolf tomorrow between 12-4 p.m. and help build the four internationally inspired Dragons of the World! The dragons will make their debut in the artist process at the Community Celebration on July 13th - www.folkartalliance.org/events-programs/community-engagement/ ... See MoreSee Less

Stop by the open studio at Meow Wolf tomorrow between 12-4 p.m. and help build the four internationally inspired Dragons of the World! Tomorrow Wise Fool New Mexico will be helping to do paper mache on the dragons. The dragons will make their debut in the artist process at the Community Celebration on July 13th - https://www.folkartalliance.org/event…/community-engagement/

We hope you all had a wonderful World #FairTradeDay last Saturday.

Fair Trade Federation companies opened their doors to celebrate with gatherings, crafts, coffee, music, and more! 🎉
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We hope you all had a wonderful World #FairTradeDay last Saturday. 

Fair Trade Federation companies opened their doors to celebrate with gatherings, crafts, coffee, music, and more! 🎉

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Patricia & Chantelle - the cutest fair traders I've ever seen! <3

Thank you, Fair Trade Federation friends, for including Zee Bee Market LLC in this post! 👍👊😀 #FairTradeDay

It was absolutely wonderful! Great things happen when you you help others help themselves ! Thank you Pure Art Foundation for everything you do! 🙂

6 days ago

Aid to Artisans

Marketing is all about building a demand for your product. Whether through word-of-mouth, website presence or social media campaigns, strong marketing skills are necessary to get your story and product to market. Market Readiness Program (MRP) Alumna Laurie Kanes, founder of 12 Small Things, has mastered the skill of effectively marketing handmade products, such as these beautiful candles from Prosperity Candle.
Take your marketing capabilities to the next level at the 2017 MRP! Spots are filling up, don’t miss your opportunity!

Reserve your spot now!

www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #MarketReadinessProgram #Create #Communicate #Connect #Marketing #SocialMedia #Handmade #Artisans #AidToArtisans #Global #12SmallThings #ProsperityCandle #Iraq
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Marketing is all about building a demand for your product. Whether through word-of-mouth, website presence or social media campaigns, strong marketing skills are necessary to get your story and product to market. Market Readiness Program (MRP) Alumna Laurie Kanes, founder of 12 Small Things, has mastered the skill of effectively marketing handmade products, such as these beautiful candles from Prosperity Candle.
Take your marketing capabilities to the next level at the 2017 MRP! Spots are filling up, don’t miss your opportunity!
 
Reserve your spot now!

http://www.aidtoartisans.org/training-resources/market-readiness-program/

#HandmadeIsModern #DiscoverHandmade #ExportHandmade #MarketReadinessProgram #Create #Communicate #Connect #Marketing #SocialMedia #Handmade #Artisans #AidToArtisans #Global #12SmallThings #ProsperityCandle #Iraq

1 week ago

Handmadeology

#Repost @studiocsh
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Don't you guys sometimes find pieces of maple burl inside your poplar?! 😂😂
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Continuing to shape the box here in #burlyinlaylidboxes video no. 10, and joking aside, this is a bit of a magic moment when the last bit of the glue block is cut away to reveal the top of the burly box lid hiding underneath!
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#woodturning #woodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodshop #woodturner #artisan #maker #denverartist #chisel #coloradoliving #coloradoartist #videoediting #jar #box #canister #container #artist #wood #handcrafted #makersgonnamake #homeaccents #jewelry #jewelrybox #lathe #woodlathe
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Vanessa Timon

We want YOUR artwork!! June 1st is the deadline to submit a 12"x12" piece for the 2017 Benefit Auction. Get all the details at www.saqa.com/auction. ... See MoreSee Less

We want YOUR artwork!! June 1st is the deadline to submit a 12x12 piece for the 2017 Benefit Auction. Get all the details at www.saqa.com/auction.

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