As you can see, TAFA members make all kinds of beautiful things: hand dyed and spun yarns, objects for the home and fun accessories! Click on the title or image above to see Fannie's treasury live on Etsy and be sure to visit her profile on TAFA, too!
"I created the label ethelruby - named after my great grandmother who taught me to knit.
at present, ethelruby offers a range of hand and machine knitted accessories made from natural yarns, fibres and fabrics including cashmere, silk, alpaca, linen, merino and cotton. each piece is unique and reflects my love of simple, elegant design, muted tones and luxurious fibres."
Fall is in the air on the Northern Hemisphere! And, our TAFA member HEra, in Hungary, celebrates it with this treasury! Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? Click on the image to visit it on Etsy. Be sure to also visit HEra:
Margery describes her process: "Color, pattern and texture--and their interplay--intrigue me. I weave slowly, savoring every part of the process. This includes spinning the yarns myself, and adding "eccentric threads" and other surprises to each piece to make a special textile that is a little bit quirky and one of a kind. My favorite materials are silk, wool and luxury fibers." Find scarves, notecards and really cool buttons in her shop!
TAFA was featured in "Automatism" today, a Canadian blog! Many thanks to Elena Rosenberg for making the connection! It's such a thrill to see others enjoy the beauty of TAFA! How about stopping over there and letting them know what you like about our Textile and Fiber Art List?
All of the items that were picked as features happen to be from TAFA members who have Etsy shops. They are doing a great job on their photography and presentation, don't you think? Kudos to them!
Wai-Yuk Kennedy is a UK artist who is inspired by layers of texture coupled with shape and form:
"Making my textiles is a search for fresh and surprising 3D forms that can be made from pieces of fabric. I draw inspiration from a number of sources, including the Cornish landscape, Chinese mythology or the flows and rhythms of Chinese calligraphy."
Jill Sanders teaches weaving in her Saori Santa Cruz studio and sells great supplies in her Etsy shop. She says in her member profile:
"Saori Santa Cruz is a Saori weaving studio dedicated to helping develop an individual’s creativity through weaving. Classes offer improvisation and original and unique techniques that help a student find their true expression. Self-discovery happnes by using looms, fiber and sewing machines, available to all students. Empowering to design and sew garments using free form Saori weaving, freeing the inner self with original style, sparking initiative, and a conviction to helping you discover your unique individuality is what Saori philosophy is about. Honest weaving, no rules weaving, joyful weaving."
Sally is a quilter from Los Angeles. As you can see from this quilt, she does an amazing job with her quilting! For those of you who do not know what "quilting" means, it is the stitch work that is done to hold the top, batting and back of a quilt together. The stitching could be very simple "in and out" or masterful as shown in this one. Sally's quilting adds another layer of depth, texture and imagery to her design.
Martha Witcher describes how she feels about weaving:
"The driving need to create something with my own two hands has always guided me in my pursuit of weaving traditional textiles. Thistle Rose Weaving is my passion, my delight and a way for me to express and share my love for the traditional art of hand weaving. I take pride in creating beautiful heirloom-quality hand woven textiles that will bring joy to your hearth and home."
Swimming horses! Here is what L. Kathryn has to say about her work:
"Much of my work is whimsical in nature. I paint many subjects from urban scenes to swimming horses. I have traveled to the Amazon six times to take photos and have taught two silk painting classes in Peru. I also demonstrated silk painting for the television show, "That's Clever" on HGTV. I am drawn to expressing the limitless ways I can move people in my work and help them experience the same joy I experience with my work."
Jo Bagge of Australia describes her work: "My etsy shop is knitonefelttwo. I love working with colour and coming up with fresh and bold designs. I love my work and enjoy using high quality materials and try to source these locally where I can particularly for felting. I mainly use 100% Australian fine Merino tops in my felted items which creates very soft luxurious fabric."