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TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership organization of fiber artists and textile businesses on the web. TAFA showcases member portfolios through its website, provides access to larger markets, offers business resources and fosters community.

These goals are achieved through this website, market accessibility, TAFA programs, technical assistance and disseminating member information.

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  • Boisali Biswas
     
  • The Loaded Trunk
     
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  • Wil Opio Oguta
     
  • Floris Flam
     
  • Threads of Peru
     
  • Peggy Brown Art
     
  • Louise Schiele
     
  • Michelle Kingdom
     
  • Afghan Tribal Arts
     

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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!
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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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3 hours ago

Artizan Made

Bird Mug Brightly Colored Hand Painted Ceramic by Pamdesign.
artizanmade.com/portfolios/pamdesign/

Pam is re-shooting images for her shop on Etsy and they look great! How do you like her assistant? 🙂
This mug's description:

Great color, pattern and fun birds march around this nice mug
300 ml/ 12 0z
10 cm / 4" tall
food and dishwasher safe
handpainted ceramic fired to cone 05

Pam Marwede : Great colorist; excellent with creatures and plants, patterns and moods. Super Muralist and Floorcloth artist. Amazing fabrics, outrageous pottery. Fun painted furniture. No colour out of bounds, my imagination+ your imagination= endless possibilities.

$54.84
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Bird Mug Brightly Colored Hand Painted Ceramic by Pamdesign.
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/pamdesign/

Pam is re-shooting images for her shop on Etsy and they look great! How do you like her assistant? :)
This mugs description:

Great color, pattern and fun birds march around this nice mug
300 ml/ 12 0z
10 cm / 4 tall
food and dishwasher safe
handpainted ceramic fired to cone 05

Pam Marwede : Great colorist; excellent with creatures and plants, patterns and moods. Super Muralist and Floorcloth artist. Amazing fabrics, outrageous pottery. Fun painted furniture. No colour out of bounds, my imagination+ your imagination= endless possibilities.

$54.84

Sally Gould Wright - Textile Artist, quilt artist, works out of her home studio in Los Angeles, USA. Her quilts reflect her interest in history, architecture and the natural world.

www.tafalist.com/profile/sally-gould-wright-quilt-artist/

California Dreaming: Down in the Grove
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Sally Gould Wright - Textile Artist, quilt artist, works out of her home studio in Los Angeles, USA. Her quilts reflect her interest in history, architecture and the natural world.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/sally-gould-wright-quilt-artist/

California Dreaming: Down in the Grove

5 hours ago

Artizan Made

Fabric necklaces Pri Fabrics and Beads
artizanmade.com/portfolios/pri-fabrics-and-beads/

Lina Sofía lived in Miami, Florida, while her aunt, Lavinia, is in Cali, Colombia, The two collaborate on creating jewelry and other crafts for their shop, PRI Fabrics and Beads. Lina Sofia moved back to Colombia and will reopen her shop once they are settled in. Meanwhile, sign up on her Etsy page to get an email when she opens back up!
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Fabric necklaces Pri Fabrics and Beads
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/pri-fabrics-and-beads/

Lina Sofía lived in Miami, Florida, while her aunt, Lavinia, is in Cali, Colombia, The two collaborate on creating jewelry and other crafts for their shop, PRI Fabrics and Beads. Lina Sofia  moved back to Colombia and will reopen her shop once they are settled in. Meanwhile, sign up on her Etsy page to get an email when she opens back up!

Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio has one of a kind hooked rugs, rug hooking kits, patterns, and supplies. We have studio workshops on rug hooking and online course on rug hooking.I have a rug hooking studio in downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia where I show my one of a kind hooked rugs, create rug hooking kits, patterns, host workshops, and sell supplies.

www.tafalist.com/profile/deanne-fitzpatrick-rug-hooking-studio/

Tiny Landscapes Series
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Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio has one of a kind hooked rugs, rug hooking kits, patterns, and supplies. We have studio workshops on rug hooking and online course on rug hooking.I have a rug hooking studio in downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia where I show my one of a kind hooked rugs, create rug hooking kits, patterns, host workshops, and sell supplies.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/deanne-fitzpatrick-rug-hooking-studio/

Tiny Landscapes Series

Giuse Maggi is an artist who loves to explore materials and their potentiality with antique and new techniques.
www.tafalist.com/profile/giuse-maggi/
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Giuse Maggi

Originally from Italy, Giuse Maggi has lived in the Middle East for many years with the Kingdom of Bahrain as her current home. She has worked with many different media, including ceramics and glass, but has found a passion for recycling and now incorporates plastic and other waste in many of her works. Giuse also enjoys using natural materials found locally. She runs an art studio where she teaches and is available for workshops..
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#tafalist curated by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
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Giuse Maggi is an artist who loves to explore materials and their potentiality with antique and new techniques.
https://www.tafalist.com/profile/giuse-maggi/
Follow TAFAList http://www.instagram.com/tafalist
Giuse Maggi

Originally from Italy, Giuse Maggi has lived in the Middle East for many years with the Kingdom of Bahrain as her current home. She has worked with many different media, including ceramics and glass, but has found a passion for recycling and now incorporates plastic and other waste in many of her works. Giuse also enjoys using natural materials found locally. She runs an art studio where she teaches and is available for workshops..
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#tafalist curated by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories

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Thanks for sharing! This wall hanging has been manufactured utilizing only discarded T-shirts. I invite everyone to give a second chance to any kind of clothes for art purpose. Cotton t-shirts can be turned in threads( you can find on Pinterest and/YouTube many demos how to make it) and then some macrame knowledge to create your unique wall hanging. My design is inspired by the heritage of the country where I live. What about yours? 😍

Amie Starchuk Art, a Canadian textile artist who creates intricately-crafted, multi-layered fabric works of art from her private studio in Saudi Arabia.

www.tafalist.com/profile/amie-starchuk/
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Amie Starchuk Art, a Canadian textile artist who creates intricately-crafted, multi-layered fabric works of art from her private studio in Saudi Arabia.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/amie-starchuk/

16 hours ago

Artizan Made

Handmade handpoured hand glazed scented candle by
Happy Clay
artizanmade.com/portfolios/happy-clay/

A bit about Niki and this piece:
Inspired by New Orleans, influenced by the world, and crafted by hand, Happy Clay is the outflow of artisan Niki Buckley Crosby.
“My work reflects my life; layers of tension, tragedy, survival and celebration.”

Handmade / hand glazed ceramic tumbler candle

100% Soy wax candle in Tahitian Gardenia
Cedar wick crackles like a bonfire as it burns
60-80 hours burn time
4 inches tall, 3 inches in diameter, 12 oz.

When candle is complete tumbler can be put in dishwasher and used as a drinking glass, or displayed as a piece of artistic decor.
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Handmade handpoured hand glazed scented candle by 
Happy Clay
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/happy-clay/

A bit about Niki and this piece:
Inspired by New Orleans, influenced by the world, and crafted by hand, Happy Clay is the outflow of artisan Niki Buckley Crosby. 
“My work reflects my life; layers of tension, tragedy, survival and celebration.”

Handmade / hand glazed ceramic tumbler candle

100% Soy wax candle in Tahitian Gardenia
Cedar wick crackles like a bonfire as it burns
60-80 hours burn time
4 inches tall, 3 inches in diameter, 12 oz.

When candle is complete tumbler can be put in dishwasher and used as a drinking glass, or displayed as a piece of artistic decor.

Kathryn Clark Fine Art comes from an architectural background which has influenced her textile art. She has explored urban and social issues in her art. Using utilitarian tools as a voice, she gives new meaning to functional objects to make a statement about global issues. Kathryn lives in San Francisco, California, USA.

www.tafalist.com/profile/kathryn-clark/

Before/After Night Sky of Aleppo, Syria, 2016. Embroidery and acrylic on linen and cotton, 48" x 48".
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Kathryn Clark Fine Art comes from an architectural background which has influenced her textile art. She has explored urban and social issues in her art. Using utilitarian tools as a voice, she gives new meaning to functional objects to make a statement about global issues. Kathryn lives in San Francisco, California, USA.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/kathryn-clark/

Before/After Night Sky of Aleppo, Syria, 2016. Embroidery and acrylic on linen and cotton, 48 x 48.

19 hours ago

Artizan Made

Woman with baby by PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries
artizanmade.com/portfolios/rutongo-embroideries-pax-rwanda/

Rutongo Embroideries/Pax Rwanda supports and promotes the work of Savane Rutongo-Kibuye, a group of self-taught artisans in Rwanda. These women work as a collective to produce museum-quality full-size embroideries that depict images of Rwandan culture. Here is the description on this one:

A young woman travels in perfect harmony carrying her baby and a vessel of liquid across a stylized, variegated landscape. She is wrapped in kitenge, the traditional brightly colored cotton of East Africa. Such a sight is still common in Rwanda, except nowadays, the woman may be seen carrying a cell phone as well!

Dimensions: 24.5" x 22"

Price: $500
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Woman with baby by PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/rutongo-embroideries-pax-rwanda/

Rutongo Embroideries/Pax Rwanda supports and promotes the work of Savane Rutongo-Kibuye, a group of self-taught artisans in Rwanda. These women work as a collective to produce museum-quality full-size embroideries that depict images of Rwandan culture. Here is the description on this one:

A young woman travels in perfect harmony carrying her baby and a vessel of liquid across a stylized, variegated landscape. She is wrapped in kitenge, the traditional brightly colored cotton of East Africa. Such a sight is still common in Rwanda, except nowadays, the woman may be seen carrying a cell phone as well!

Dimensions: 24.5 x 22

Price: $500

21 hours ago

Artizan Made

Rose Hughes - Quilt Artist
artizanmade.com/portfolios/rose-hughes-quilt-artist/

Here's an oldie but goodie from Rose! Ravens are a favorite in our textile community. Maybe because they are so smart and like bling? Rose has a collection of them in her house, all handmade by other artists... What's your favorite creature?

Rose describes:

Year Produced:
2005

Dimensions:
30 ”w x 35 ”h

Textiles:
Hand painted and dyed silks and cotton velveteen fabrics

Embellishments:
Glass beads, wool yarn and cotton embroidery floss

Techniques:
Fast Pieced Appliqué™, machine piecing and quilting, hand embroidery and beading

Inspiration:

Fifth in a series of wild flying adventures seen in the mid-winter skys and the ravens show off to find their mates. This year the rain brought cloud cover with intense colors and light.

Available
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Rose Hughes - Quilt Artist
http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/rose-hughes-quilt-artist/

Heres an oldie but goodie from Rose! Ravens are a favorite in our textile community. Maybe because they are so smart and like bling? Rose has a collection of them in her house, all handmade by other artists...  Whats your favorite creature?

Rose describes:

Year Produced:
2005

Dimensions:
30 ”w x 35 ”h

Textiles:
Hand painted and dyed silks and cotton velveteen fabrics

Embellishments:
Glass beads, wool yarn and cotton embroidery floss

Techniques:
Fast Pieced Appliqué™, machine piecing and quilting, hand embroidery and beading

Inspiration:

Fifth in a series of wild flying adventures seen in the mid-winter skys and the ravens show off to find their mates. This year the rain brought cloud cover with intense colors and light. 

Available

2 days ago

Craft in America

Biscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo Historial Monument
125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Penny Morrill, who teaches at art history at George Mason University and has a PhD in Mesoamerican colonial art history from University of Maryland, will be giving a talk entitled "Mexican Silver Designers Imagine their Future with Roots in the Past" during the opening reception.

This exhibition focuses on influences between Mexican and American craft traditions, which will be on view in the Biscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument from November 16, 2017 through February 25, 2018. This exhibition of approximately thirty objects will highlight artwork in a variety of media made by artists from both the U.S. and from Mexico who will be featured in Craft in America’s BORDERS and NEIGHBORS episodes. In celebration of Craft in America’s tenth year on air, these episodes mark the series’ first in-depth foray into craft outside of the U.S. This exhibition, held at the site of the historic birthplace of the city of Los Angeles, will be an occasion to honor the spirit of creativity that transcends physical and cultural barriers and that unifies our cultures.

In partnership with El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Borders and Neighbors: Craft Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico will explore the symbiotic relationships that Mexican and American artists have on each other, their craft and their communities. Featuring a broad range of work by weavers, ceramic artists, papermakers, jewelers, muralists, altar makers – these objects touch on the people, history and traditions behind the craft. The stories they represent confirm the idea that art is without borders. Among the highlights in this exhibition:

-Contemporary Barro Negro blackware pottery figurines made in the ancient Zapotec style outside of Oaxaca
-Blown and hot-sculpted glass Pre-Columbian figurine replicas by Los Angeles artist Jaime Guerrero
-Paper bead jewelry designed by artist Kiff Slemmons and executed by the Taller Arte Papel, Oaxaca
-A site-specific installation by Los Angeles master altar maker Ofelia Esparza
-Interactive media, portraits and footage from the episodes will complement the displayed artworks and engage visitors profoundly. Additional public programming will expand upon the themes of the exhibition.

“There are two kinds of borders; borders in the mind and physical borders." –Evelina Marquez Morga, artisan at Taller Arte Papel Oaxaca

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Getting Here: L.A. Stories of Childhood Immigration

Craft in America invites visitors to share their own stories of childhood migration to Los Angeles in the form of handwritten letters. The letters will also be digitized on craftinamerica.org where they will continue to be shared virtually. This participatory public history collection project is intended to deepen community understanding of child immigrant experiences and how they impact our city.

El Pueblo is an important cultural and historical destination for those visiting Los Angeles. Located across the street from Union Station, it currently attracts over two million visitors a year from throughout the United States and from every continent in the world. It also hosts more than 400,000 students annually. El Pueblo is a living museum that plays a unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city, celebrating the Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French cultures that contributed to its early history. It is the ideal site to host this exhibition that fundamentally celebrates how art can build and strengthen bonds between cultures.

About El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument: El Pueblo is near the site of the early pueblo or town where forty-four settlers of Native American, African, and European heritage journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula on September 4, 1781, which was the foundation for the city of Los Angeles. Of the Monument’s twenty-seven historic buildings, eleven are open to the public as businesses or have been restored as museums.

About the Biscailuz Gallery: This building, located on the site of the Juan Sepulveda adobe, was designed as the United Methodist Church Conference Headquarters and the Plaza Community Center. In 1968, the building was re-named after Eugene Biscailuz, a former Los Angeles Coutnry Sheriff, who had helped Christine Sterling in her struggle to save this historic section of Los Angeles. In 1979, Leo Politi painted a mural on the south and east facades that depicts the Blessing of the Animals, a traditional event held in the Park every year on Easter Sunday.

Borders and Neighbors Exhibition Opening ReceptionNov 16, 6:00pmEl Pueblo Historical MonumentBiscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo Historial Monument
125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Penny Morrill, who teaches at art history at George Mason University and has a PhD in Mesoamerican colonial art history from University of Maryland, will be giving a talk entitled "Mexican Silver Designers Imagine their Future with Roots in the Past" during the opening reception.

This exhibition focuses on influences between Mexican and American craft traditions, which will be on view in the Biscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument from November 16, 2017 through February 25, 2018. This exhibition of approximately thirty objects will highlight artwork in a variety of media made by artists from both the U.S. and from Mexico who will be featured in Craft in America’s BORDERS and NEIGHBORS episodes. In celebration of Craft in America’s tenth year on air, these episodes mark the series’ first in-depth foray into craft outside of the U.S. This exhibition, held at the site of the historic birthplace of the city of Los Angeles, will be an occasion to honor the spirit of creativity that transcends physical and cultural barriers and that unifies our cultures.

In partnership with El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Borders and Neighbors: Craft Connectivity Between the U.S. and Mexico will explore the symbiotic relationships that Mexican and American artists have on each other, their craft and their communities. Featuring a broad range of work by weavers, ceramic artists, papermakers, jewelers, muralists, altar makers – these objects touch on the people, history and traditions behind the craft. The stories they represent confirm the idea that art is without borders. Among the highlights in this exhibition:

-Contemporary Barro Negro blackware pottery figurines made in the ancient Zapotec style outside of Oaxaca
-Blown and hot-sculpted glass Pre-Columbian figurine replicas by Los Angeles artist Jaime Guerrero
-Paper bead jewelry designed by artist Kiff Slemmons and executed by the Taller Arte Papel, Oaxaca
-A site-specific installation by Los Angeles master altar maker Ofelia Esparza
-Interactive media, portraits and footage from the episodes will complement the displayed artworks and engage visitors profoundly. Additional public programming will expand upon the themes of the exhibition.

“There are two kinds of borders; borders in the mind and physical borders." –Evelina Marquez Morga, artisan at Taller Arte Papel Oaxaca

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Getting Here: L.A. Stories of Childhood Immigration

Craft in America invites visitors to share their own stories of childhood migration to Los Angeles in the form of handwritten letters. The letters will also be digitized on craftinamerica.org where they will continue to be shared virtually. This participatory public history collection project is intended to deepen community understanding of child immigrant experiences and how they impact our city.

El Pueblo is an important cultural and historical destination for those visiting Los Angeles. Located across the street from Union Station, it currently attracts over two million visitors a year from throughout the United States and from every continent in the world. It also hosts more than 400,000 students annually. El Pueblo is a living museum that plays a unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city, celebrating the Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French cultures that contributed to its early history. It is the ideal site to host this exhibition that fundamentally celebrates how art can build and strengthen bonds between cultures.

About El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument: El Pueblo is near the site of the early pueblo or town where forty-four settlers of Native American, African, and European heritage journeyed more than one-thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula on September 4, 1781, which was the foundation for the city of Los Angeles. Of the Monument’s twenty-seven historic buildings, eleven are open to the public as businesses or have been restored as museums.

About the Biscailuz Gallery: This building, located on the site of the Juan Sepulveda adobe, was designed as the United Methodist Church Conference Headquarters and the Plaza Community Center. In 1968, the building was re-named after Eugene Biscailuz, a former Los Angeles Coutnry Sheriff, who had helped Christine Sterling in her struggle to save this historic section of Los Angeles. In 1979, Leo Politi painted a mural on the south and east facades that depicts the Blessing of the Animals, a traditional event held in the Park every year on Easter Sunday.
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Borders and Neighbors Exhibition Opening Reception

2 days ago

HAND/EYE Magazine

Take a peek at P Michael Quinn's installation at Burning Man. Its simplicity and delicate nature is poetic and meditative. It's a great way to start the morning!

handeyemagazine.com/content/temporary-nature.
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Take a peek at P Michael Quinns installation at Burning Man. Its simplicity and delicate nature is poetic and meditative. Its a great way to start the morning!

http://handeyemagazine.com/content/temporary-nature.

3 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

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#FTFVerified businesses make a holistic commitment to the FTF's fair trade principles for all of their products and practices.

See how fair trade verification is different from certification in the chart below and in our #FairTradeMonth blog: www.fairtradefederation.org/verification-certification/.
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#FTFVerified businesses make a holistic commitment to the FTFs fair trade principles for all of their products and practices. 

See how fair trade verification is different from certification in the chart below and in our #FairTradeMonth blog: http://www.fairtradefederation.org/verification-certification/.

3 days ago

Fair Trade Federation

Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook.
2. Make sure to like and tag us!

See prize details and sweepstakes rules at www.fairtradefederation.org/fairtrademonth-giveaway/.
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Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook. 
2. Make sure to like and tag us! 

See prize details and sweepstakes rules at www.fairtradefederation.org/fairtrademonth-giveaway/.

3 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

On the blog today we discuss Josef Frank, breaking the Scandi-chic mould... www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/perennial-prints ... See MoreSee Less

On the blog today we discuss Josef Frank, breaking the Scandi-chic mould... https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/perennial-prints

Passport to Folk Art Trips...a life-changing opportunity to meet master folk artists in their home countries, experience rich histories and traditions firsthand, and connect with the artists that are creating a better future for their communities through folk art. www.folkartalliance.org/passport/

Cuba: January January 12 – 22, 2018...Only Two Spots Left!!
Indonesia: Java & Bali, September 17-29, 2018

Visit www.folkartalliance.org/passport/ and book your trip today! #wanderlust #passportfolkart #folkart15 #folkartfan
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Passport to Folk Art Trips...a life-changing opportunity to meet master folk artists in their home countries, experience rich histories and traditions firsthand, and connect with the artists that are creating a better future for their communities through folk art. https://www.folkartalliance.org/passport/  

Cuba: January January 12 – 22, 2018...Only Two Spots Left!! 
Indonesia: Java & Bali, September 17-29, 2018 

Visit https://www.folkartalliance.org/passport/  and book your trip today! #wanderlust #passportfolkart #folkart15 #folkartfan

4 days ago

Craft in America

We would like to thank everyone that joined us at our opening reception for Gerardo Monterrubio.

If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, the exhibition is on view through November 25, 2017 at the Center.

#pstlala #gerardomonterrubio #craftinamerica #manomade #ceramics @ Craft in America
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We would like to thank everyone that joined us at our opening reception for Gerardo Monterrubio. 

If you havent had a chance to see it yet, the exhibition is on view through November 25, 2017 at the Center.

#pstlala #gerardomonterrubio #craftinamerica #manomade #ceramics @ Craft in America

New journal alert! Our Fall 2017 Journal, Color is out now. Become a member today to receive our quarterly journals. Cover image is from Jesse Harrod, titled “Rangers–Blue One.”

To learn more visit: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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New journal alert! Our Fall 2017 Journal, Color is out now. Become a member today to receive our quarterly journals. Cover image is from Jesse Harrod, titled “Rangers–Blue One.”

To learn more visit: http://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

#TrunkShowTuesday for October 17, 2017
In this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday presentation, we feature artwork by SAQA members Pamela Burns, Robynne Cole, Sarah Entsminger, Julia Graber, Lynda Mariani, Denise Oyama Miller, Sonya Prchal, and Alison Schwabe.

Check out the entire #TrunkShow and learn how YOU can host a trunk: saqa.com/trunkshow

Stop back each Tuesday for more art quilt inspiration!
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We had so many great comments when we had our trunk show in Sheridan, WY. It was wonderful exposure for art quilts.

4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Fast forward to next summer... and you could be basket weaving at Chateau Dumas with Annemarie O'Sullivan. Take a look at this beautiful video by Alun Callender of O'Sullivan at work... To find out more visit our website: bit.ly/2yrwc6bFollowing artist Annemarie O’Sullivan from cutting her willow at the start of the year in the midst of winter to the summer at her studio in East Sussex where… ... See MoreSee Less

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2017 ACC Emerging Artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk​
Meet this year's ACC Emerging Voices Artist award winner, Jennifer Ling Datchuk. Full profile and video: ow.ly/G8W130fVjJH.
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7 days ago

Craft in America

Gerardo Monterrubio's work is painted around the abstract forms he creates; the imagery wraps around each piece and interacts with the forms (making his work extremely difficult to photograph).

Join us in person for the full 3D experience this afternoon from 4-6pm at the Center for Monterrubio's opening reception.

Pacific Standard Time #clay #pottery #vessel #mural #painting #pstlala #craftinamerica #manomade
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Gerardo Monterrubios work is painted around the abstract forms he creates; the imagery wraps around each piece and interacts with the forms (making his work extremely difficult to photograph).

Join us in person for the full 3D experience this afternoon from 4-6pm at the Center for Monterrubios opening reception.

Pacific Standard Time #clay #pottery #vessel #mural #painting #pstlala #craftinamerica #manomade

7 days ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Have you subscribed to our FREE email publication Fiber Art Friday?

Yesterday's edition featured news of art quilt exhibitions, and a great selection of artwork eye candy, too! Check it out!

www.saqa.com/resources.php?cat=36
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Have you subscribed to our FREE email publication Fiber Art Friday? 

Yesterdays edition featured news of art quilt exhibitions, and a great selection of artwork eye candy, too! Check it out!

http://www.saqa.com/resources.php?cat=36

Comment on Facebook

Your sign up form asks for a zip code of 5 numbers. UK postcodes are longer and include letters - fortunately it accepted 12345

Hmmm...I wasn't asked for my zip/postal code, but for my e-mail address. All seemed to go well, and I was told I'd get an e-mail with a link to double-confirm *my* e-mail address...but it hasn't come (that was over an hour ago...).

1 week ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

I love these square beads! We usually have several shades of green jade but right now just have the emerald ones listed. Only $22 a strand!

Check them out:
www.etsy.com/listing/153572360/emerald-square-bead-strand-8-mm-squareAfghan Tribal Arts
artizanmade.com/portfolios/afghan-tribal-arts/

Wonderful square jade beads that were hand cut!
Average Dimensions:

Bead Size: 8 mm
Strand Length: 15 inches (37 centimeters)

These beads are emerald jade, a deep forest green, almost looks black. $22 per strand

Jade Properties: (JewelrySupplier.com)

Mental Healing
According to followers of the New Age, Jade encourages practicality, wisdom, mental peace and tolerance of others. They also believe it can rejuvenate during periods of stress, reduce fears, banish negative thoughts and increase a person’s capacity for giving and receiving love. Jade makes a good worry stone and is often used in rosaries.

Spiritual healers attribute different abilities to each color of Jade. They recommend blue for aid in meditation, brown when entering a new phase in life, green for the management of passionate feelings, lavender for repairing a broken heart, red for generating emotional energy, white for problem-solving, yellow for people with a lack of energy.

Physical Healing
Crystal healers associate Jade with ailments of the immune system, thymus, heart, kidney and nervous system. Nephrite is actually derived from the Greek word for kidneys and is still a remedy among healers for Nephritic Colic. The crystal healing followers also believe it can stimulate white blood cell and adrenaline production, which could account for its long association with sports. Eastern athletes believe it can darken in times of superior fitness and lighten when illness comes.

Chakras
Crown Chakra
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Afghan Tribal Arts specializes in handcut, unpolished beads from Afghanistan and the region. Working with artisans directly in the Peshawar region, your purchase helps support small workshops who work in traditions established over centuries in the Silk Road. Afghanistan has great wealth in its natural resources, including an endless variety of semi-precious stones. Unpolished stones take in the oils of the skin with wear and develop a deep patina over time.
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I love these square beads! We usually have several shades of green jade but right now just have the emerald ones listed. Only $22 a strand!

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Amazing sculpting process!

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Fair Trade Federation

Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook.
2. Make sure to like and tag us!

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Join us in celebrating #FairTradeMonth with a fair trade giveaway! Enter to win one of 18 fair trade products:

1. Tell us about your favorite item from an #FTFverified business in a post on Facebook. 
2. Make sure to like and tag us! 

See prize details and sweepstakes rules at www.fairtradefederation.org/fairtrademonth-giveaway/.

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Rayela Art

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Real life watercolor art? 🌊
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New journal is on the horizon, but here's one from our Summer 2017 Journal, Making our Mark. Have you subscribed yet?

Piece is from Magda Soboń, titled Venus.
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New journal is on the horizon, but heres one from our Summer 2017 Journal, Making our Mark. Have you subscribed yet? 

Piece is from Magda Soboń, titled Venus.

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Aid to Artisans

Are you ready? Do you want to introduce your products at a major U.S. wholesale market but don’t know first steps to take? Join us at the 2018 Winter Las Vegas Market - January 28th – February 1st, 2018. Become an exhibitor at the nation’s fastest growing trade show for gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace, Be part of two pre- market interactive webinars, and on-site individual mentoring and coaching from Aid To Artisans consultants and make your LVM experience a success!

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Are you ready? Do you want to introduce your  products at a major U.S. wholesale market but don’t know first steps to take? Join us at the 2018 Winter Las Vegas Market - January 28th – February 1st, 2018. Become an exhibitor  at the nation’s fastest growing trade show for gift and home décor market and  the leading furniture marketplace,  Be part of  two pre- market interactive webinars, and on-site individual mentoring and coaching from Aid To Artisans consultants and  make your LVM experience a success!
 
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#TrunkShowTuesday for October 10, 2017
We now return you to our regularly scheduled #TrunkShowTuesday presentation!

This week we feature artwork by Julea Boswell, Maya Chaimovich, Gerrie Congdon, Linda Filby-Fisher, Ellen Lindner, Patricia Porter, June Robertson, and Kate Schneider-Braus.

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