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The organizations listed here promote fiber and other decorative arts, through exhibits, collector tours and other activities.


Association of Israel's
Decorative Arts

AIDA's mission is to promote international exchange of artistic ideas and foster the development of contemporary decorative artists from Israel by connecting them to an international audience of galleries, institutions, and collectors.
http://www.aidaarts.org/video.php/

Friends of Fiber art
International Art

Through Friends of Fiber Art International, collectors, artists and enthusiasts aim to increase appreciation and understanding of contemporary art in fiber media by 1) Disseminating information about and encourage collection of contemporary fiber art; 2) Supporting museum shows of fiber art through direct funding and maintenance of the Registry of Contemporary Fiber Art Collections; 3) Encouraging scholarship and critical writing about art constructed in fibrous materials; 4) Stimulating fiber art exhibition in galleries; and 5) Educating collectors and potential collectors through tours and visits to fiber art collections.

Friends of Fiber Art
Box 468, Western Springs, IL 60558
http://www.friendsoffiberart.org/


HOUZZ

a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.
https://www.houzz.com/pro/tgrot/browngrotta-arts

Surface Design Association
The mission of Surface Design Association is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as in the general public.
Surface Design Association P.O. Box 360, Sebastopol, CA, 95473-0360
Phone 707.829.3110 Fax 707.829.3285
email: Information@SurfaceDesign.org
http://www.surfacedesign.org/about.asp

The Textile Society of America.
The Textile Society of American provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social and technical perspectives. TSA hosts biennial symposia on textile trends.
Textile Society of America P.O. Box 193, Middletown, DE 19709
Tel. (302) 378-9636
Fax (302) 378-9637
http://www.textilesociety.org/about_about.htm

Textile Study Group of New York
The Textile Study Group is dedicated to promoting a wider appreciation of fiber art. The group hosts an artist slide/lecture series, offering several programs each year. http://tsgny.org/index.htm
info@tsgny.org

American Tapestry Alliance
The American Tapestry Alliance is a non-profit educational organization. The purpose of the Alliance shall be to promote an awareness of and appreciation for woven tapestries designed and woven by individual artists; to establish, perpetuate and recognize superior quality tapestries by artists world-wide; to coordinate exhibitions of tapestries to establish a professional networking system for tapestry designers and weavers throughout the world; to encourage use of tapestries by corporate, liturgical and private collectors and to educate the public about the history and techniques involved in tapestry making. For the contact information: American Tapestry Alliance P.O. Box 28600 San Jose, CA 95159-8600 Board@americantapestryalliance.org http://www.americantapestryalliance.org/index.html

TAFA
TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership association of handmade traditional and contemporary textiles and fiber businesses. TAFA’s members may exhibit, sell, and teach. http://www.tafalist.com

 


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We're always finding interesting art information and inspiration on the blogs of doers and devotees. Admittedly, we have a soft spot for sites, like those below, that refer readers to browngrotta.com. Check them out for yourself and our own Blog at: http://arttextstyle.wordpress.com/

ART PROPELLED

http://artpropelled.blogspot.com
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ART INFO

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/30189/calm-and-conservative-at-palmbeach3jun tomita ikats


ART FOUND OUT
http://artfoundout.blogspot.com



BLOGLOVIN'
https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/arttextstylecom-2819685?referrer_context=blog_search_autocomplete

Art Found Out

BODY PIXEL

http://www.lomodeedee.com/2008/10/15/sunshine-through-lace-anda-klancics-delicate-touch
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DAILY ART MUSE

http://dailyartmuse.com/?s=browngrotta
Daily Art Muse



DESIGNINFORM

http://www.designinform.co.uk/links144.htm

Design


ELEMENO P

http://elemenop123.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html
ELEMENO P Blog



FIBERCOPIA

http://fibercopia.wordpress.com/page/5
Fibercopia Blog


I'M REVOLTING
http://www.imrevolting.net/?s=sheila+Hicks

Innovative Craft Blog

INNOVATIVE CRAFT

http://www.innovativecraft.co.uk/index.php/events/details/
in_conversation_the_art_of_tapestry_a_thinking_through_craft_event


Innovative Craft Blog

LAWTY-VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1395_lawty/wordpress
Sue Lawty V and ABlog



MOMENTS OF PERFECT CLARITY
http://julochka.blogspot.com/2010/09/under-distant-skies-art-of-jane.html

moments of perfect clarity Blog
NearSay
http://newyork.nearsay.com/nyc/upper-east-side/arts-culture-international-sculpture-objects-functional-arts-fair

moments of perfect clarity Blog

RED THREAD

http://lainie.typepad.com/redthread
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SEEGER

http://seegart.wordpress.com

Deb Seeger

THE CURATED OBJECT

http://www.curatedobject.us
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THOMAS

http://laurathomaswoventextiles.blogspot.com
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THREADING THOUGHTS

http://threadingthoughts.blogspot.com

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WARBURTON

http://meabhwarburton.blogspot.com/2007/03/collage.html
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WOOL AND TEA

http://www.woolandtea.com/2008/04/norwegian-artis.htmlWool and Tea

Ludwika Zķytkiewicz
http://www.ludwika.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=5&Itemid=36Ludwika

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