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December 15, 2018

A TAFA Christmas: We Three Kings

TAFA's textiles and fiber art illustrate the old, old Christmas song of "We Three Kings".

June 12, 2018

Appliqué Methods – From Tribal to Contemporary Quilt Techniques

Appliqué Methods - check out some techniques used around the world along with video tutorials and cultural examples of variations: needle turning, fusibles and cutwork.

May 21, 2018

Walking the Land by Leslie Pearson

Leslie Pearson lives in the US and visited Australia for the first time as a result of a commission for Mountain to Mouth, a ritual of cleansing and renewal where a canoe is built, celebrated and then burnt. "In our slow walk of contemplation, we honored our connections with earth and with each other."

November 20, 2017

TAFA Gift Guide: Bags and Purses

This post features members of TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List who have made art bags and purses. Examples include woven, felt, crocheted, embroidered and sewn purses and bags from around the world.

November 15, 2017

TAFA’s Gift Guide: Hats and Gloves

Find handmade hats and gloves on TAFA! Sewn, knitted, felted, beaded.... and vintage, too!

February 13, 2017

TAFA Celebrates the Number Seven!

TAFA celebrates its seventh birthday and has some fun with showing off the number 7 through videos and member's works. What does the number 7 mean to you?

January 22, 2016

2015 New Members on TAFA, October – December: Mixed Media, Embroidery and More!

2015 New Members on TAFA, October - December features mixed media, embroidery, and other techniques use by textile artists who have joined TAFA. We also welcome two new members who work with vintage ethnic textiles.

September 12, 2015

2015 New Members on TAFA, April – June: Thread Painting, Surface Design, and Art Quilts

New members on TAFA bring exquisite techniques and expertise in thread painting, surface design, and art quilts. Textile artists and fair trade from the US, the UK and Singapore.

September 5, 2015

TAFA’s Weaving Photo Contest – September 2015

Weavers! Check out TAFA's weaving photo contest! It runs from September 5-12 and all are welcome to participate. You can submit photos or vote. Join in the fun!

May 18, 2015

2015 Spring New Members: Textiles, Dye, Embroidery, Felt, Retailers and Teachers

Silvia Piza-Tandlich of Galeria Octagono exhibiting in Poland at the 8th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial, Krosno 2014. The exhibit goes through 2015.

February 28, 2015

Inspired by Tribal Designs: Touched by Africa – Echoes in Cloth

Canadian textile artist, Morgen Bardati, spent her childhood years in South Africa. Xhosa, Zulu and other tribal designs inform her work in cloth. Morgen dyes, prints, sews and embellishes. The end result is simple and striking, yet born of complex processes that involve knowledge, experimentation, layers of methodology and acute vision.

February 6, 2015

Urbanknit: From Lagos to London

Dolapo James of Urbanknit shares her journey in textiles, from Lagos to London, giving us some insights into current trends in African textiles. Born in Nigeria and living in England, Dolapo has insight into how both cultures meet and influence each other. She sells through her own site and on Etsy.

January 24, 2014

Decorating with Textiles: Textiil- Living in Color

Sally Weinberg of Textiil shares a bit about how she started importing handmade fabric from Malaysia and Indonesia, along with how she uses color to decorate her home. Since this post, she has decided to import only from Indonesia.

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