Appliqué Methods - check out some techniques used around the world along with video tutorials and cultural examples of variations: needle turning, fusibles and cutwork.
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."
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.
Find handmade supplies, yarn, kits, patterns and more from our TAFA members!
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.
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.
Silvia Piza-Tandlich of Galeria Octagono exhibiting in Poland at the 8th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial, Krosno 2014. The exhibit goes through 2015.
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.
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.
“Wardak Ranch” A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of visiting my friend, Abdul Wardak, in his Wisconsin home. We were partners in a gallery …
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.
by Aliona Carpov Aliona Carpov I come from Moldova (Eastern Europe) and am passionate about every art-related technique, especially silk dyeing, oil painting, and carpet design. …
An umbrella from Ghana is the centerpiece in Ellie’s living room. Ellie Schimelman lives in Brookline, Massachusetts (USA), but spends part of each year working in Ghana …
Boisali Biswas I am Boisali Biswas, a studio Fiber Artist and Art educator, originally from India. I am a real enthusiast about textiles and love to …