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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Textiil sells artisanal fabrics, and creates modern global home decor and accessories from batik, ikat and songket sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Textiil sells artisanal fabrics, and creates modern global home decor and accessories from batik, ikat and songket sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia.

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/textiil/

5 hours ago

Artizan Made

Tajikistan is a part of the old silk road and as such, they have centuries of craft traditions from textiles to metalwork to wood and ceramics and more... Here are some of our favorites! Learn more:

artizanmade.com/portfolios/hoonarts-fair-trade/HoonArts
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Tajikistan is a part of the old silk road and as such, they have centuries of craft traditions from textiles to metalwork to wood and ceramics and more...  Here are some of our favorites! Learn more:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/hoonarts-fair-trade/

6 hours ago

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

Celebrating Black History month!

Marion Coleman Textiles creates art inspired by people, history, social/cultural events and their impact on our individual and community relationships. Her work explores traditional and contemporary techniques related to quilting and fiber collage.

www.tafalist.com/profile/marion-coleman-textiles-and-mixed-media/

#fiberart #fiberartist #fibreart #fibreartist #textileart #textileartist #textiles
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Celebrating Black History month!

Marion Coleman Textiles creates art inspired by people, history, social/cultural events and their impact on our individual and community relationships. Her work explores traditional and contemporary techniques related to quilting and fiber collage. 

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/marion-coleman-textiles-and-mixed-media/

#fiberart #fiberartist #fibreart #fibreartist #textileart #textileartist #textiles

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Cathy Weyman this popped up in one of my fibre arts groups and I thought of you...

Ron Bloom You will love this work!

This piece is absolutely beautiful...

6 hours ago

Craft in America

Final day to see all of Corinna Cotsen's #Valentines at the Center!

We are open until 6pm.
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Final day to see all of Corinna Cotsens #Valentines at the Center!
 
We are open until 6pm.

9 hours ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Current bid price is $250 for the Collector's Choice auction. Don't miss out - we still have a number of beautiful pieces still available. All the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

Current bid price is $250 for the Collectors Choice auction. Dont miss out - we still have a number of beautiful pieces still available. All the details at saqa.com/choice

12 hours ago

Artizan Made

Erika of HEra's textil arts is a Hungarian artist who felts, knits, crochets and dyes/paints silk. Her aesthetic is feminine and soft, lovely garments and accessories, as well as some home decor. Learn more:

artizanmade.com/portfolios/heramade/Era Hódi’s crocheted garments and hand-dyed silk scarves make great use of color and feminine touches. HeraMade also offers decorative home textiles. Her shop on Etsy is always full of beauty and she is also available for commissions. HEraMade - HEra's textil arts

artizanmade.com/portfolios/heramade/

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Erika of HEras textil arts is a Hungarian artist who felts, knits, crochets and dyes/paints silk. Her aesthetic is feminine and soft, lovely garments and accessories, as well as some home decor.  Learn more:

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/heramade/

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Artizan Made

India of Yarndance has many skills, but her three main passions are creating temari balls (a traditional art from Japan), knitting (she specializes in the linen stitch) and embroidery (lately, documenting injustices in society). She also makes stunning kaleidoscopes from her artwork, so be sure to check out her page here on Facebook.

Learn more: artizanmade.com/portfolios/yarndance/India Tresselt of Yarndance lives in Westford, Vermont, USA and creates temari balls, knitwear and embroidery. Color and line express deliberate paths of patience and mindfulness.

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India of Yarndance has many skills, but her three main passions are creating temari balls (a traditional art from Japan), knitting (she specializes in the linen stitch) and embroidery (lately, documenting injustices in society). She also makes stunning kaleidoscopes from her artwork, so be sure to check out her page here on Facebook.

Learn more:  http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/yarndance/

Deborah Johnson Art weaves tapestries and constructs dimensional art cloth with felted, embroidered surfaces and mixed media, including fused glass

www.tafalist.com/profile/deborah-johnson-art/

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Deborah Johnson Art weaves tapestries and constructs dimensional art cloth with felted, embroidered surfaces and mixed media, including fused glass

https://www.tafalist.com/profile/deborah-johnson-art/ 

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Patty, isn't this gorgeous?!?

Wow, love the colors and texture.

23 hours ago

Artizan Made

Celebrating Black History Month with PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries.

artizanmade.com/portfolios/rutongo-embroideries-pax-rwanda/

Gorgeous embroideries supporting women in Rwanda!
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Celebrating Black History Month with PAX Rwanda - fine art embroideries.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/rutongo-embroideries-pax-rwanda/

Gorgeous embroideries supporting women in Rwanda!

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Amazing, beautiful.

1 day ago

Artizan Made

Emily knits and crochets and she also dyes gorgeous threads for artists. She has a lot to choose from in her shop on Etsy. Nothingbutstring

Learn more about her on Artizan: artizanmade.com/portfolios/nothingbutstring/Nothingbutstring
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Emily knits and crochets and she also dyes gorgeous threads for artists. She has a lot to choose from in her shop on Etsy. Nothingbutstring

Learn more about her on Artizan: http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/nothingbutstring/

We have a number of interesting positions currently on the FTF job board, including a few Executive Director opportunities. See details at www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board/! ... See MoreSee Less

We have a number of interesting positions currently on the FTF job board, including a few Executive Director opportunities. See details at http://www.fairtradefederation.org/fair-trade-job-board/!

1 day ago

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

These two pieces by Noriko Endo just sold in the Collector's Choice auction! Bid price is now $350 - all the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

These two pieces by Noriko Endo just sold in the Collectors Choice auction!  Bid price is now $350 - all the details at saqa.com/choice

2 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

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3 days ago

Afghan Tribal Arts

Happy Valentine's Day from Afghan Tribal Arts! We hope your day was filled with love!

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts"I admire the talent of the Afghani people so much! The older I get, the more I understand how important it is to preserve their history and to give them new opportunities to continue making their creative works. "
-Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts

Afghan Tribal Arts imports textiles, beads, carpets and artifacts from Afghanistan. Abdul Wardak started the business in the mid-1980’s and travels a route between Chicago and Florida. Abdul is also a poet! Follow his poetry page, The Writings of Abdul Wardak.

www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts

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Happy Valentines Day from Afghan Tribal Arts! We hope your day was filled with love!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/afghantribalarts

The Collector's Choice auction is open for bidding - 6 pieces have already sold. Don't miss your chance to get the piece you want (maybe one of these beautiful pieces by Noriko Endo). Bidding gets more competitive as the price drops throughout the week. All the details at saqa.com/choice ... See MoreSee Less

The Collectors Choice auction is open for bidding - 6 pieces have already sold. Dont miss your chance to get the piece you want (maybe one of these beautiful pieces by Noriko Endo). Bidding gets more competitive as the price drops throughout the week. All the details at saqa.com/choice

4 days ago

Selvedge Magazine

Our Japan Blue issue is coming soon...
'Typhoon Lan obliterated the Naruto whirlpools during my visit to Tokushima last October. While so much of Japan suffered devastating loss as a result of the storm, in fact, it is due to the frequent typhoons and subsequent flooding of the Shinmachi River that prevent rice paddies from being sustainable in the region, allowing indigo, harvested before the typhoon season, to take hold. This lead to Tokushima becoming the centre of the indigo trade in the 19th century and home to wealthy indigo merchants. Today it is the undisputed indigo capital of the world.

‘Japan Blue’ was coined by an English scholar who, visiting Japan in the 18th century, was struck by blue’s overwhelming presence. The Japanese archipelago is surrounded by it; it is observed in every doorway and in everyone’s clothes. This blue, it seemed, belonged to the country, and still does. Japan has a complex and obscure culture, and it was due to the diligence of my gracious hosts Mr. Koji Ida and Mr. Shohei Sagawa of the Japanese Export Trade Organsation and Tokushima City Council that I was able to even scratch the surface.

My itinerary introduced me to the cult of the craftsman at the Awa Yuzen atelier. With great patience I was shown stencils in constant use for 200 years, and tried my hand at paste resist as a young assistant darted between the vats, only to reveal he had in fact fallen in twice during his apprenticeship. We then moved to Nagao Orifu, where the sounds and smells were familiar and I was struck by its similarity to the woollen mills of Yorkshire. Then to Okamoto Orifu Factory, where master craftsmen are working to satisfy the world’s hunger for Japanese selvedge denim, weaving on old Toyota looms, rope-dying his cotton and contrasting their indigo with persimmon. Finally, to conclude my visit, to Mr Sato; who together with the half dozen or so Water Masters maintains the sukumo tradition that makes Japanese indigo darker and more intense than anywhere in the world. In this issue, we celebrate Japan Blue and the country’s rich textile culture.'

Polly Leonard, Founder, Selvedge Magazine
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Our Japan Blue issue is coming soon... 
Typhoon Lan obliterated the Naruto whirlpools during my visit to Tokushima last October. While so much of Japan suffered devastating loss as a result of the storm, in fact, it is due to the frequent typhoons and subsequent flooding of the Shinmachi River that prevent rice paddies from being sustainable in the region, allowing indigo, harvested before the typhoon season, to take hold. This lead to Tokushima becoming the centre of the indigo trade in the 19th century and home to wealthy indigo merchants. Today it is the undisputed indigo capital of the world.

‘Japan Blue’ was coined by an English scholar who, visiting Japan in the 18th century, was struck by blue’s overwhelming presence. The Japanese archipelago is surrounded by it; it is observed in every doorway and in everyone’s clothes. This blue, it seemed, belonged to the country, and still does. Japan has a complex and obscure culture, and it was due to the diligence of my gracious hosts Mr. Koji Ida and Mr. Shohei Sagawa of the Japanese Export Trade Organsation and Tokushima City Council that I was able to even scratch the surface.

My itinerary introduced me to the cult of the craftsman at the Awa Yuzen atelier. With great patience I was shown stencils in constant use for 200 years, and tried my hand at paste resist as a young assistant darted between the vats, only to reveal he had in fact fallen in twice during his apprenticeship. We then moved to Nagao Orifu, where the sounds and smells were familiar and I was struck by its similarity to the woollen mills of Yorkshire. Then to Okamoto Orifu Factory, where master craftsmen are working to satisfy the world’s hunger for Japanese selvedge denim, weaving on old Toyota looms, rope-dying his cotton and contrasting their indigo with persimmon. Finally, to conclude my visit, to Mr Sato; who together with the half dozen or so Water Masters maintains the sukumo tradition that makes Japanese indigo darker and more intense than anywhere in the world. In this issue, we celebrate Japan Blue and the country’s rich textile culture.

Polly Leonard, Founder, Selvedge Magazine

4 days ago

Craft in America

Congratulations to Consuelo Jimenez Underwood on receiving a 2018 American Craft Council Fellow Award!

Underwood's artist talk is now available at www.craftinamerica.org/talks/consuelo-jimenez-underwood-artist-talk

#craftinamerica #craftinamericapbs #THREADSepisode #ManoMade #craftinamericacenter #pstlala Pacific Standard Timewww.craftinamerica.org. Fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Artist Talk on December 2, 2017 for the "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists...
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Craft in America

Joyce J. Scott, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016, is an acclaimed artist working in a multitude of media who has had a profound influence on various communities of artists through her outspoken beaded art jewelry and more. Circuitry, for Scott and this exhibition, is approached in four ways: through the physical construction of her pieces; as a connection to the past; as a hard-wiring to the national and global present; and finally, via Scott's network of artists and friends. Scott and the other artists included in this exhibition push and expand the potentiality of what sculpture and wearable art can be, where they intersect, and affect each other. This exhibition features a dialogue with works by artists including Sonya Clark, Oletha DeVane, William Rhodes, Joyce J. Scott, and Teresa Sullivan.

Her art reflects her take on all aspects of American politics, social consciousness, hierarchies, heritage, and the conflicts in the immediate world that surround her.

More information about the exhibition here: www.craftinamerica.org/exhibits/joyce-scott-circuitry/

The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott Opening ReceptionFeb 24, 4:00pmCraft in AmericaJoyce J. Scott, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016, is an acclaimed artist working in a multitude of media who has had a profound influence on various communities of artists through her outspoken beaded art jewelry and more. Circuitry, for Scott and this exhibition, is approached in four ways: through the physical construction of her pieces; as a connection to the past; as a hard-wiring to the national and global present; and finally, via Scott's network of artists and friends. Scott and the other artists included in this exhibition push and expand the potentiality of what sculpture and wearable art can be, where they intersect, and affect each other. This exhibition features a dialogue with works by artists including Sonya Clark, Oletha DeVane, William Rhodes, Joyce J. Scott, and Teresa Sullivan.

Her art reflects her take on all aspects of American politics, social consciousness, hierarchies, heritage, and the conflicts in the immediate world that surround her.

More information about the exhibition here: www.craftinamerica.org/exhibits/joyce-scott-circuitry/
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The Circuitry of Joyce J. Scott Opening Reception

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Craft in America

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Have you seen our Winter EIP Journal yet?

This piece is from Shea Wilkinson, titled “Digital Phantoms” is in our latest journal.

Learn more at: www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/
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Have you seen our Winter EIP Journal yet? 

This piece is from Shea Wilkinson, titled “Digital Phantoms” is in our latest journal. 

Learn more at: https://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/

#TrunkShowTuesday for February 13, 2018
In this week's #TrunkShowTuesday presentation we are sharing artwork created by SAQA members Giselle Burningham, Julie Haddrick, Nancy Mirman, Wen Redmond, Stephanye Schuyler, Karen Stalgren, Lee Vause, and Libby Williamson.

Get all the details about the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show on our website: saqa.com/trunkshow
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Gorgeous embroidery on this Turkmen chyrpy! $220

www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-falseVintage Turkmen Chyrpy, Tekke False Sleeve Mantle, Turkman, Turkoman Robe by Afghan Tribal Arts $220

www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-false

Description:

Many Asian cultures have garments that have false sleeves, normally worn over the shoulders and symbolizing elite status, not needing to work or really wear sleeves. This garment is actually a mantle or head covering worn by Tekke Turkmen women. There is a wonderful discussion on TurkoTek that looks at various samples, including one that is very similar to this one. One quote is especially interesting:

"Women's mantles which are pulled over the head and serve as veils. Cotton with silk embroidery. The mantles form part of the costume of married women. The mantles of young women have a black ground,of middle aged women a yellow ground and women over sixty a white ground. The rear side shows the dummy sleves which are typical of Turkestan women's costume." www.turkotek.com/salon_00108/s108t3.htm

According to this, then, our garment here would belong to a young woman.

Unfortunately, this piece somehow got wet and mildewy. I washed it in a machine to see how it would hold up and there is definitely damage. Because of this, we have seriously discounted the price. We thought about cutting it up and selling the embroidery as remnants as that is all intact, but it just seemed like an awful thing to do. Hopefully, someone out there can repair this or make use of it as is.

The embroidery, silk, is intact. The problem is in the background fabric (a silk/cotton blend) which has deteriorated in many places. It is hard to see in the photos, but if you look very closely, you will see the black fabric separating and lighter fabric showing through. This happens in many places, so know that upfront. One sleeve also needs a seam repaired and underneath the armpit. Both of those would be pretty easy to fix, but the other damage would be harder.

The lining is Soviet era rayon that is in very good shape and still vibrant.

Estimated age: 1970's

Dimensions:
Shoulders: 21" (53 cm)
Sleeves: 25" (64 cm)
Center back length 42" (107 cm)

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Gorgeous embroidery on this Turkmen chyrpy!    $220

https://www.etsy.com/listing/88871017/vintage-turkmen-chyrpy-tekke-false

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