TAFA’s Birthday: Celebrate the Number Four!
Four years ago, I saw a need for an organization that would focus on the business end of promoting our handmade textiles and fiber art community. I kept bumping into peers who were struggling with the same issues that I was: how to use social media effectively to promote what we were doing. An ever-changing world, it seemed to me that if we banded together into one destination, perhaps the work load could be shared and we could help each other navigate this enormous landscape. I started out with a blog and by the end of the first year, we clearly needed a “real” website with a search engine. We launched our current site the following year and have continued to evolve and grow as a dynamic, creative, business association with 531 members from 44 countries. This month we celebrate our 4th year!
You can learn more about why I felt the need for this group here and there is more on our site on the About and Membership pages. Each year, I have made a slide show video celebrating our diversity and growth.
TAFA Year One shows off our first members, products in the first half and people in the second half:
TAFA Market 2011 covers our only live event that we have had so far:
TAFA Red has one red image for every member that we had at the end of 2012:
Now we have too many members to do something like that again. Instead, we thought it might be fun to do something with our community. How about if we celebrate the number Four? To get the idea out there, I went through our Member List and looked for products that showed four of something. Here is what I found: (click on images to visit their profiles)
See how fun we can make the Number Four? So, how about contributing to the mix? You can submit a photo where you celebrate the Number Four and we will post it here. Depending on what we get, maybe there will be enough to make another birthday video!
Send it to rayela @ comcast.net (remove spaces) by January 15, 2014.
You must own the image.
It must be well cropped and nice. 🙂
Include name, title and a link if you have one (we’ll link to your site).
It can be textile related or of anything else that you love.
We will post the ones we like.
(four dogs and four different crops from my garden)
Be creative and fun and let’s see what happens! We are a part of our larger community and we want to celebrate that!
Celebrating the Number Four!
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