Mirrix Looms Social Market for a Mirrix Share-Sponsors 2014
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- Good Quill Hunting
“Seed Bead, Quill & Horsehair Jewelry”
- American Tapestry Alliance
The mission of the American Tapestry Alliance is to share and preserve the knowledge and practice of tapestry art by supporting, promoting and educating audiences about contemporary hand woven tapestry. Tapestry’s rich history and its unique ability to render images in the tactile medium of cloth offer contemporary artists a powerful vehicle for expressing both aesthetic and conceptual concerns. ATA supports this creative endeavour through a diverse range of services and programs: professional exhibitions present the vital field of contemporary tapestry to a broad audience, including critics, curators and art historians; educational programs assist artists in individual career development;
American Tapestry Alliance publishes a newsletter, Tapestry Topics, which is available on-line for its members; ATA’s monthly e-NEWS blast keeps its members informed of current events and news; the ATA website is a valuable resource for anyone interested in tapestry; ATA supports an extensive Award program; On-line forums and Distance Learning Programs are also available to the membership.
ATA was founded in 1982 by artist/weavers Hal Painter and Jim Brown to foster communication and collaboration among isolated tapestry weavers across the country. In its thirty two year history, ATA has served over 800 members. Today, ATA has over 650 active members representing artists from twenty nations worldwide in addition to artists living in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The American Tapestry Alliance is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization supported by grants, memberships, contributions, and a broad base of volunteers.
- SoftFlexSoft Flex Company is a beading and craft wire manufacturer as well as a distributor of fine quality tools, findings and supplies. Quality is a priority for Soft Flex Company and many of their products are Made in the USA. They manufacture the strongest and most flexible beading wire in diameters .010″, .014″, .019″ and .024″ and offer the largest color assortment. Soft Flex Craft Wire is a copper based wire with a color coating. This wire is non-tarnishing and hypo-allergenic. It is available in 18-28 gauge. Soft Flex’s professional tool line cannot be beaten, especially their flush cutters. They cut beading wire like it is butter. To learn more about Soft Flex Company, stop by their website www.SoftFlexCompany.com. You will find free project ideas, a blog that is updated regularly, tips can tricks for jewelry making and access to some of the best jewelry making supplies around. When shipping in the USA, Soft Flex Company offers a $5 flat rate. If you order before noon on a week day, your order will most likely go out the same day.
Soft Flex Website – www.SoftFlexCompany.com
Soft Flex Free Project Ideas – https://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Project.htmlSoft Flex Blog – https://softflexgirl.blogspot.com
- Beading Daily
- NOA Gallery
- Valorie Clifton Artisan Originals
VC Artisan Originals is a great resource for off-loom beadweaving instruction tutorials for beaders of all skill levels. Specializing in Super Duo and contemporary bead designs, the range of styles is eclectic, from traditional to modern designs. Valorie brings innovation to a time-honored art form, combining traditional stitches with modern beads.
- Digital Beading Magazine
- Caravan Beads