"Ornamentals: #6" ©2009 Diane Evans 5" x 7"
(for sale in my Etsy shop)
I’ve recently joined a terrific on-line organization of talented men and women; it’s titled the Textile And Fiber Art list and is the brainchild of artist and computer wizard Rachel Biel of Paducah, KY. TAFA went live on February 1, 2010, and members include artists, gallery owners, suppliers, and other fiber/textile people. As Rachel states, “Our common connection weaves us together: a love for textiles and fiber art, new and old, traditional and contemporary. Some of us sell them, some of us make them, others collect or design with them. All have an established web presence.”
Our group has recently launched an Etsy team comprised of TAFA members who have Etsy shops. The goals of the TAFA Team include: helping our Etsy sellers reach a larger market and increase sales; encouraging each other to grow and improve our shops, marketing abilities, and product development; and growing and building on TAFA’s inner community to create real relationships within our group.
One of the promotional tools that Rachel is trying out is a blog written by members of the TAFA team. Each of us is invited to submit a post from time to time, and Rachel rotates us into the blog. You can click here to see an article I wrote recently.
Rachel added the video clip – if you have a few minutes (and you don’t mind Barry Manilow), take a look at this lovely video. It made me fall in love all over again – bear in mind, however, that I’m a huge Manilow Maven.
Want to see more or learn how to join TAFA? Just click here. You’ll find the energy is contagious and the members are incredibly talented and supportive. Come join us!