Adopt-A-Native Elder Program (Navajo weavers)
A non-profit organization which enables elder Navajo (Dine') to live in the traditional manner. Financed through yarn donations, an on-line rug gallery and annual Rug Show and Sale. POB 3401, Park City, UT 84060 Phone: (435) 649-0535 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
afghans for Afghans
afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that is sending hand-knit and crocheted blankets to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.
Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds, Inc.
The Arizona Federation represents guilds from all over Arizona, and sponsors a biennial conference of fiber arts in even-numbered years. Newsletters subscriptions are available.
Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco
Descendants Of The Incas fulfills one of the major goals of the Center For Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru: to share information with you and others about the Native American culture of the Andes. The Center's overall purpose is to help preserve and celebrate Andean textiles and assist their makers in carrying on a tradition practiced for more than 2000 years. The Center is fortunate to have Nilda CallaÃ±aupa living in Cusco, Peru serving as Project Coordinator.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Without immediate help, a natural disaster, theft, fire or illness can put a craftsperson out of business. Your contribution helps provide the immediate assistance craftspeople need to get back on their feet and back to work.
Knit or crochet for charity
Please join Love-Squared by sending knit or crochet 8x8 inch squares. These squares will be joined with other donated squares to make afghans for our nation's homeless children. Family House in Toledo, OH will be receiving the first group of afghans. Please visit www.facebook.com/lovesquared2 or www.love-squared.org for more information or to contact me. Thanks in advance for your help! Leah
Knockando Woolmill Trust
Spey Valley, Scotland. The Knockando mill has been producing woolen blankets for over 200 years, and recent efforts to raise the several million pounds necessary to restore and maintain the building and equipment have succeeded,
PAZA (Project Artesania Zona Andina)
PAZA grew out of a Peace Corp assignment to revive natural dye techniques with the native women in Bolivia. Today, women and girls are taught to spin, dye (with locally harvested plants) and weave their sheep's wool into bags, garments and other items to sell through their non-profit Centro de Artesanía, Huancarani (CAH).
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit membership organization of fiber artists. Its mission is to promote the art quilt through education, professional development, exhibitions, and documentation. 2009 is its 20th anniversary, and SAQA will have over 2,300 members in 31 countries.
Surface Design Association
The Surface Design Association is a 4,000 member-supported community of international creators, educators, collectors, and curators dedicated to the art and practice of surface design. Our mission is to educate each other and the public about the innovative manipulation and embellishment of textile surfaces. The Association publishes the Surface Design Journal and organizes conference as part of the membership benefits.