A comprehensive informational site for basketmakers, basket artists, vendors of basketmaking materials and all others interested in the art of basketweaving.
Complex Weavers is an international non-profit which maintains an extensive library, numerous study groups, swatch exchanges and stimulating seminars, and newsletters.
Fiber Art Center
The Fiber Art Center opened in 2001 and is the home of the non-profit Foundation for Fiber Art Inc. The Foundation is devoted to promoting an appreciation of fiber art through education, exhibition, and support of fiber artists. The founderís goal was to create an organization devoted solely to fiber art that would provide a comprehensive perspective on the rich and diverse medium of fiber art, with a special focus on weaving.
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc
HGA is a international/national organization of weavers, spinners, dyers, basket and bead weavers, felters and artists; craftswomen and men who work in the fiber arts.
Silk Painters International (SPIN)
SPIN is an international organization of silk artists, painters, practitioners and educators. Our aim is to bring together the silk artists who feel isolated and who can benefit from our organization, to receive our regular Silkworm Newsletter, and to participate in our SPIN festival held every two years.
Our goal is to establish silk painting as a recognized art form by encouraging and promoting the collection, displaying and production of silk art at the highest level. Back issues available for a fee.
TAFA: The Textile And Fiber Arts List
TAFA is a membership organization which seeks to expand markets for its members, primarily using social media. Contemporary, traditional, old and new, it has an international and educational focus.
Amana Arts Guild
The arts and crafts of the Amanas were originally German in origin, functional in design, and practiced in order to help maintain the community's self-sufficiency. Practical items were often embellished with beautiful designs and color.
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the traditional arts forms exist. The Amana residents still practice woodworking, willow basketry, needlework of all kinds. quilting, blacksmithing, rug-making and weaving. The culinary arts of cooking, smoking meat, making wine, baking bread and brewing beer are other thriving traditions.
Today, as Amana artisans grow older, every effort is being made to pass on their knowledge to the next generation.
American Crafts Council
The Council is today the leading voice for the crafts in America, celebrating the remarkable achievement of the many gifted artists working in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and other materials.
American Kenaf Society
Information about cultivation, processing and marketing kenaf. The AKS holds semi-annual conferences. Areas of interest include: agronomy, biochemistry, harvesting, separation, process engineering, varietal improvement, fabrics, products and economics. Purchase gift cards printed on kenaf paper.
Dallas Area Fiber Guild
The purpose of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists, Inc. is to:
Promote and advance fiber art with the education of its members and the public through exhibitions, workshops, wearable art style shows, and educational activities.
Promote mutual understanding and cooperation in artistic endeavor among fiber arts organizations.
Promote mutual understanding and cooperation in artistic endeavor among Dallas area arts organizations