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Bamboo and cane basketry traditions of Nagaland
Nagaland Post - Dec 3, 2017

The making of baskets is an age-old craft of leisure which was practised by the male elders of the family in the traditional rural economy of Nagaland. It was never a profession in the old context, and hence the dwindling of this skill in present times ...  


Mattel Indonesia to introduce batik-wearing Barbie

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Dec 5, 2017
It is not yet known when the Barbie in batik will be available in stores or what motif the doll will wear. According to Mattel, the company is set to explore further development before officially launching the product in the market. (Courtesy of Mattel ...  


Holiday jazz and gift making time at two local libraries
Albany Times Union (blog) - Dec 1, 2017

12.6 | @ East Greenbush | Beaded Snowflakes with Vicki – no beading experience necessary. | 1 p.m.-5 p.m.. 12.13 | @ Rensselaer Public Library | Use our supplies to make 3-D printed bookmarks, bath bombs and hand-made cards. | 6:30 p.m.. 12.15 | @ East ...  


Minnesota Business Lets Veterans Try Blacksmithing for Free ...
U.S. News & World Report - Nov 18, 2017

AVON, Minn. (AP) — Hot coals, molten iron and the clang of metal on metal. This is therapy, blacksmith-style.  


Corneau Goldsmithing 3 Year Anniversary Celebration
charlestonchronicle.net - Nov 5, 2017

Corneau Goldsmithing 3 Year Anniversary Celebration. Join us for a special evening and help us celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary!! We want to show our appreciation to all of our wonderful clients, friends and family that have supported us these last few ...  


Tulsa Silversmiths' Work On Display During First Friday

News On 6News On 6 - Dec 1, 2017
The First Friday Art Crawl is tonight in downtown Tulsa, and Tulsa Artists' Coalition is showcasing a special exhibit by a local couple. Rachel Rose Dazey and her husband, Seth Dillon Dazey, are a silversmithing team. And they have an exhibit at the ...  


Ben Heck's Hex game: Fun with soldering

EngadgetEngadget - Nov 5, 2017
After working out the kinks with the layout of the Hex board game, Ben and Felix have received the PCBs from OSHPark and they're all ready for soldering. That's interesting, because ultimately the game itself will be used to teach soldering in schools ...  


China's ceramics capital struggles to adapt amid war on smog

ReutersReuters - Nov 30, 2017
The abandoned warehouse of a shuttered ceramics factory in Zibo, marked with the slogan "increase environmental awareness", Shandong province, China November 23, 2017. Picture taken November 23, 2017. REUTERS/David Stanway. Over the past decade, Zibo's ...  

Candle Making

Exhibiting artist offers two candle-making workshops in Queens on Sunday

QNS.comQNS.com - Dec 8, 2017
To celebrate her first-ever institutional solo show, artist Kelly Akashi will lead two candle-making workshops at SculptureCenter in Long Island City on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.. The sessions are called “Chandlery Workshops.” In medieval ...  


Daughter's photo of mother's crochet captures heartbreaking effect ...

KTRK-TVKTRK-TV - Dec 6, 2017
An ordinary photo is resonating with an extraordinary number of people, including one of the richest men in the world.  

Doll Making

The Doll Maker…Louise Bowles

IroncountytodayIroncountytoday - Nov 3, 2017
KANARRAVILLE–Louise Bowles has no specific title behind her name, but she is a maker of sorts, a designer in practice, and a specialist in the charming, though obscure world of doll making. The tools of her practice are fine needles and pins, tiny ...  

Hand Puppets

So-Kai Clubhouse sponsoring holiday playdates in December

Charleston Gazette-MailCharleston Gazette-Mail - Nov 30, 2017
Kindermusik participants also use hand puppets, books and hand-held instruments. "Each family receives a book, a CD and an instrument so they can reinforce what they've learned in class at home." Teaching the weekly Kindermusik classes over the years ...  


CSUN Today - Nov 8, 2017

Camera Obscura Art Lab's current artist-in-residence is Shannon Freshwater, an illustrator who works in collage and assemblage, and teaches at the Art Center College of Design and Cal State Northridge. Saturday Oct. 28, as part of her residency, saw ...  


Redmond's Laureate Has Been Projecting Poems Onto Giant Buildings, Printing Them on Leaves, and Embroidering ...

TheStranger.comTheStranger.com - Dec 1, 2017
In another project, Shin Yu Pai and Maura Donegan embroidered poetry into fabric in response to a hate crime in Redmond. James McDaniel. Redmond poet laureate (and Stranger Genius nominee) Shin Yu Pai presents her final project for the city at the ...  

Fabric Painting

The Secret Behind All Our Favorite Victoria's Secret Runway Looks
coveteur.com (blog) - Nov 29, 2017

The Brooklyn-based artist owns his own custom fabric painting studio, designing and creating costumes for dozens of Broadway shows as well as several musicians' tour outfits (Katy Perry and Madonna are among his fans). But for the last eight years ...  


Legacy in stone: Discovering ancient flintknapping in Idaho

Twin Falls Times-NewsTwin Falls Times-News - Oct 26, 2017
A Clovis spearhead from the Simon Collection is seen in this poster for the documentary 'Legacy of Stone: Discovering Ancient Flintknapping in Idaho.' The stone tool is one of dozens found 55 years ago near Fairfield and is owned by the College of ...  

Jewelry Making

Bridgeville, Carnegie area businesses open, add services
Tribune-Review - Dec 9, 2017

Founded by Christopher Alan Cropp, the business, named after Cropp's dog, offers watercoloring, card making, painting, and jewelry making classes, along with custom craft parties. Visit brutusmonroe.com for a complete list of class times and events or ...  


How a knitting obsession became a company — and a full-time job

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Dec 8, 2017
When Christina Fagan's sisters told her to put “the [expletive] that she knits” online — poking fun at the now 27-year-old's knitting obsession — Fagan didn't realize that the name would stick and that “stuff” would become her full-time job. Growing ...  


New trends for those who have boho fatigue

The Providence JournalThe Providence Journal - Nov 25, 2017
For years, California's boho-chic signature style was dominating every magazine spread, Pinterest board, even major retailer catalog — some may say ad nauseam. But as the proliferation of macrame wall hangings, batik pillows and Beni Ourain rugs ...  


Cameroonian ceramics, textiles and beadwork featured in Fowler Museum exhibition

UCLA NewsroomUCLA Newsroom - Nov 30, 2017
17 through April 15, 2018, presents stunning examples of Cameroonian ceramics, beadwork, textiles, embroideries and carvings in an installation that explores how the rituals and objects surrounding royal dining and food were about more than mere ...  

Mail Art

Canton Museum of Art Calls for International Mail Art for World Fair Event
Broadway World - Nov 30, 2017

"What do you love about where you live?" This is the prompt from Canton Museum of Art's (CMA) latest community mail art project which celebrates different cultures and traditions from around the world. Mail Art (also known as postal art and ...  


'Origami' lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Dec 1, 2017
But inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), we have found a way that allows for that combination. We have proposed the unusual approach of 'folding' lattice structures from initially flat states. That approach provides us with full ...  


Knitting, needlepoint center stage at Bethel's A Stitch in Time

Danbury News TimesDanbury News Times - Nov 10, 2017
“We had the best selections of books anywhere, but then overnight people stopped buying them,” she said. A Stitch in Time specializes in offering hard-to-find and quality yarns and fibers, such as alpaca, cashmere and metalics. She also has a selection ...  

Pressed Flowers

Stylish DIY Gifts for the Season

NYU Washington Square NewsNYU Washington Square News - Dec 5, 2017
For those addicted to their cell phones, craft a customized phone case to showcase a picture, drawing or pressed flowers. All it takes is a clear phone case, which are relatively inexpensive, paper or flowers and clear Mod Podge craft glue. For a photo ...  

Polymer Clay

Idea Gallery will feature small works for the holidays

Green Bay Press GazetteGreen Bay Press Gazette - Dec 4, 2017
Several new jewelers include: Marcy Frayseth (silver and precious stones); Jeanne McKenna (woven beaded necklaces and bracelets), Joyce Fritz (polymer clay “Yipes Bugs” using “millefiori” designs), and Susan Hoberg (pieces using recycled materials ...  


Judy Peterson has passion for quilting

Petoskey News-ReviewPetoskey News-Review - Dec 5, 2017
Back in the 1970s when she was raising a family and getting started in quilt-making, Peterson said she attended a quilting group at a church on Old 27 South. Other than that brief collaboration she has quilted on her own these past 40 years. Peterson ...  

Rubber Stamping

Hatch, Lee join GOP in rubber-stamping Trump's judicial nominees, even one who has never tried a case

Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune - Nov 16, 2017
Hatch, Lee join GOP in rubber-stamping Trump's judicial nominees, even one who has never tried a case. Hatch, Lee join GOP in rubber-stamping Trump's judicial nominees, even one who. Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Staff photos of the Salt ...  


Hobby turns into business for owners of Crazy 4 Scrapbooks in Florence

SCNowSCNow - Dec 1, 2017
Leslie Corey (left) and Stacey Smith show off their scrapbooking skills during Crazy 4 Scrapbook's ribbon cutting on Thursday. ANDREW BOARDWINE/ MORNING NEWS. Crazy 4 Scrapbooks Ribbon Cutting. Buy Now. Crazy 4 Scrapbooks, located on 1261 Celebration ...  


'Sewing Buddies' find common causes, companionship, love of sewing

FarragutpressFarragutpress - Nov 30, 2017
'Sewing Buddies' find common causes, companionship, love of sewing. November 30, 2017 by Carolyn Evans. Members of Sewing Buddies while making blankets for a pediatric group, from left, are Martha Thompson, Connie Rist, Joan Pfrommer, Vickie Hunt ...  


Soapmakers fuse art and science

Sunbury Daily ItemSunbury Daily Item - Nov 9, 2017
Soapmaking is both an art and a science,” she said. “I love that it makes something usable.” Customers seem to love artisan soap too. Besides the Pompeii Street Soap Company, other artisan soapmakers in the Greater Susquehanna Valley include Ole Mill ...  


Thunder still spinning wheels in poor start to season

Sporting NewsSporting News - Nov 30, 2017
The Thunder raised expectations in the offseason by adding Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, but the start to their season has only disappointed. Troubles came to a head Wednesday night in a 121-108 loss to the Magic in Orlando. Magic forward Aaron ...  

Stained Glass

Yoshi & Toad Stained Glass Mosaic: The Church of the Mushroom Kingdom

Technabob (blog)Technabob (blog) - Dec 7, 2017
This fun and artful 12″ x 6″ stained glass mosaic features a scene of Yoshi going for a ride in his Super Mario Kart racer, with Toad hanging out in the back. They'd better watch out though, because somebody has tossed one of those spiny Koopa shells ...  


Warning: This Is Why You Don't Pop Zits With a Woodworking Blade

GizmodoGizmodo - Dec 7, 2017
There are two very important lessons to take away from a recent article in The Journal of Emergency Medicine: 1) Don't pop zits using a woodworking blade, and 2) Don't wait seven months to seek medical help if your lower lip starts to resemble a puddle ...  

Card Making

Beeswax Candle Making & Card Making at Olana
Hudson Valley 360 - Dec 7, 2017

HUDSON — Join The Olana Partnership on December 9th to learn popular 19th century skills. The program 19th Century Holiday Card Making will take place at 10 am and Beeswax Candle Making will take place at 2 pm in the Wagon House Education Center ...  


Things to do: Calligraphy and beer classes, holiday performances

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Nov 29, 2017
Taste Beer Like a Pro. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, New Belgium Brewing Co., 500 Linden St., Fort Collins. Quality is key when it comes to beer, and this training will help you identify the different components that contribute to a quality brew. One of New ...  

Bone Carving

UP: Seven months on, artisans make no bones about hardship after closure of abattoirs

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Nov 22, 2017
Israr said the City of Nawabs used to be the hub of bone carving with over 350 families engaged in the trade until government's order for closure of abattoirs hit the business. The order was issued on March 27, eight days after Yogi Adityanath took ...  

Stone Carving

Researchers Discover an Ancient Stone Carving So Detailed It Could Alter the Course of Art History

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 8, 2017
More than two years since its discovery, a treasure-filled Greek tomb has offered up perhaps its most significant find to date: a Minoan stone carving so sophisticated and detailed that it has forced art historians to reaccess their understanding of ...  


Loveland Lights explores holiday traditions from around the world
Loveland Reporter-Herald - Dec 1, 2017

In addition to learning, families can create gingerbread houses and other hands-on crafts, enjoy live musical performances and learn about woodcarving. "There are two woodcarving groups this year. They will be in the Erion Room with their awesome ...  


Weird Jobs: Firearms hand engraving is an art form that few have mastered

WJLAWJLA - Nov 27, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CIRCA) - The art of engraving firearms has been around as long as firearms have been in existence, but the practice has evolved far from a chisel and a hammer. Click here to read the full story at Circa.com. close. Trending. 1. 7 ...  

Wool Spinning

Wool Spinning Market Demands And Supply, Forecasts 2017 to 2022
E News Access (press release) - Nov 17, 2017

Inquire for Global & Chinese Wool Spinning Market Analysis, Trends and Forecast till 2022, with free sample copy of the report.  


Linda Hall: Big cracks appear in bargain-pottery market
New Zealand Herald - Apr 9, 2017

I love snooping around in secondhand shops. Mr Neat and I have been known to take road trips to Woodville, stopping at all the antique and op shops along the way. We hadn't "shopped" for ages so on Saturday morning we thought we might have a look at a ...  

Woodblock Printing

Nolan to give woodblock printing demonstration at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery

Green Bay Press GazetteGreen Bay Press Gazette - Nov 17, 2017
EGG HARBOR - As part of the Small Business Saturday celebration nationwide, Plum Bottom Gallery will host a demonstration by printmaker Erin Nolan from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 25. Her latest work will also be featured in the gallery. Nolan will show how ...  


Newly discovered painting shows Washington's wartime tent

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Nov 15, 2017
The style of brushwork, the timeframe of both paintings and handwriting comparisons helped to attribute the newly discovered watercolor to L'Enfant. The original panoramic painting was at some point cut into six sheets of paper and mounted into a ...  


Facile fabrication of dual nanopatterns with block copolymer lithography

Nanowerk (blog)Nanowerk (blog) - Nov 27, 2017
(Nanowerk Spotlight) Block copolymer (BCP) lithography is a cost-effective, parallel, and scalable nanolithography for the densely packed periodic arrays of nanoscale features, whose typical dimension scale is beyond the resolution limit of ...  

Silkscreen Printing

We Can't Decide If These M'sian Designs Are Cool, Quirky, Or Just The Stuff Of Nightmares

Vulcan Post (press release)Vulcan Post (press release) - Nov 21, 2017
One of the oldest forms of printing, silkscreen printing uses stenciling methods that involves printing ink through stencil designs with a screen or mesh stretched very tightly over a frame. This can be used to print designs on T-shirts, wood, paper ...  

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