June 25, 2012

Cindy's Color Chat - Summer Color

"Seashells" quilted wall hanging - Cindy Grisdela

Summer has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere with its longer days, warm sun and time for vacations. What does summer mean to you? To me it's lazy days at the beach, which is how I spent my childhood.

Seashells above is my abstract interpretation of those summer days. I pushed myself to use a variety of neutral tones, since most of my work is about bright, saturated color. But even the seashells have bits of color here and there, maybe pink or coral on the inside of the shell or darker brown spots or stripes. Hints of color crept in--a little pink, a little teal, a little mint green--to add interest and movement to the final composition. The irregular circles also echo the seashell motif of the piece.

Neutral doesn't have to mean boring! Color can be used very effectively to create a mood, to

Let's look at how other TAFA members on Etsy interpret summer:

Ocean blue nuno felted vest -  ArianeMariane

Laguna Table Runner - OmMadeThreads

Fabric Charm Pack - therainbowgirl

June 24, 2012

Steamy Summer Treasury by Bazaar Bayar

Turkish bath accessories by Bazaar Bayar

Catherine of Bazaar Bayar is one of our pioneer TAFA members.  She lives in Istanbul, Turkey, where she and her husband, Abit, work with vintage and new textiles from the region (check out their patchwork rugs!).  Catherine is also an avid knitter and makes wonderful accessories for body and bath like the scrub cloth above.  She made a beautiful treasury featuring our TAFA Team.  Explore both her links and the other members below.

June 23, 2012

Fearless Fiberworks

TAFA Member Profile

Carole makes beautiful garments and accessories using a variety of felt techniques.  She is from BC, Canada.

June 22, 2012


Julia lives in a fishing village off of the Oregon coast in the United States.  An art quilter, she also works with felt and is prolific in what she makes.  Her Etsy shop is packed!

TAFA Treasury by Zeni Design Studios

Toni made a treasury on Etsy today, featuring other members of TAFA.  Make sure to visit her shop and explore the beauty of TAFA:

June 15, 2012

Felted Chicken

Felted Chicken

Chrissie comes to us from Hollywood, California!  She felts and this little rooster is based on her logo and travels around with Chrissie.  You will have to see where they've been on her website!  You will find that and other links on her TAFA Profile Page, linked above.

Shana Kohnstamm

Shana Kohnstamm

Shana is a felter from Nashville, Tennessee, in the South Eastern part of the United States.  Wild creatures catch her fancy as well as two-dimensional work.  Click on her name to visit her TAFA profile.

June 12, 2012



Annie MacHale weaves straps, lots of them!  She has two shops on Etsy, catering to different audiences.  Her ASpinnerWeaver shop has a variety of straps, such as ones used for guitars or as belts and bracelets.  Her other shop, iWeaveSashes, caters to people looking for period pieces for costumes, such as the whole re-enactment crowd.  The horn above is one example.  Visit both and see what catches your eye!

Annie at her loom.

June 11, 2012

Morgen Bardati: Inspired by Nature

Morgen Bardati featured on our Member Stories blog on TAFA! 

Come see her home, studio, garden and more!  Click to visit.

Morgen has two shops on Etsy.  See all of her links on her member profile.