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May 18, 2015

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

TAFA's quarterly showcase of new members: 2015 Jan-Mar: Textiles, Dye, Embroidery, Felt, Retailers and Teachers! Seasoned professionals sharing their art.

May 2, 2015

TAFA’s Botanical Alchemists – Dyeing with Plants, Earth and Bugs

Our modern botanical alchemists study how local dyes can be used on fabric, yarn, and threads. Featured artists represent US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. TAFA has many, many members working with both botanical and commercial dyes. This post just points to a few wonderful projects!

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 29, 2015

Meaning of the Number Five – Celebrating TAFA’s 5 Years!

Meaning of the Number Five - Celebrating TAFA's 5 Years! We look at what the number five means in different cultures and pepper it with art by TAFA members.

January 24, 2015

TAFA’s First Five Years

TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Arts List celebrates its 5th birthday! We look back at the last years and set goals for our next phase.

January 18, 2015

Tips for Setting Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

Struggling with setting realistic New Year's Resolutions? Break your goals down into manageable bits and plan it out. Dream, but stay flexible! Here are some tips on how to do it.

January 15, 2015

Book Giveaway and Blog Hop! Fast-Piece Appliqué by Rose Hughes

Book Giveaway and Blog Hop! Fast-Piece Appliqué by Rose Hughes: Download a free pdf pattern and leave a comment to win Rose's book! (deadline 01-20-2014) After the deadline, you can still buy the book and enjoy the music videos.

December 17, 2014

A Weaver’s Story: Threads Between My Fingers

A Weaver's Story: Threads Between My Fingers tells of how Cally Booker came to love threading the loom, enjoying the process of design through the intimacy of touch.

December 1, 2014

Teaching Online Opens A Global Market

Donna Kallner lives in rural Wisconsin, USA. She shares how teaching online helps her reach a global market, including what new skills she had to learn, how she sets up her filming space and the resources she uses to run successful workshops.

June 21, 2014

Twelve Great Examples of Art Quilt Techniques

Twelve quilts help introduce us to the varied art quilt techniques artists use in design: color, composition, shadowing, depth, and much more!

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