What's on the web on your pursuit, hobbies, interests and worries




MeltingWax Brings Batik Artists Together In Idaho

Boise State Public RadioBoise State Public Radio - Nov 27, 2018
Sue Tacke and Amiri Osman's day-to-day lives are quite different — Sue is an artist and dryland farmer who lives in North Central Idaho's Camas Prairie and Amiri is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo adjusting to life in Boise. But ...  


Beading with bravery: 12-year-old girl makes bracelets to battle Cystic Fibrosis

6 On Your Side6 On Your Side - Nov 25, 2018
BOISE - Sierra Modawell is putting her heart into her latest project which originated in her own hospital room. "When I was in the hospital admitted, my grandpa got me this bead set, so I started making bracelets and selling them to the doctors, and my ...  



CAG goes 'Off The Wall'

Rocky Mountain OutlookRocky Mountain Outlook - Nov 15, 2018
Off The Wall has 21 different Bow Valley artists participating this year, with works in sculpture, wood working, ceramics, metal working, goldsmithing, stained glassware, and book art populating the gallery. “It's our biggest show ever … with 21 ...  


Crafting goods from Highland County's simpler times

Hillsboro Times GazetteHillsboro Times Gazette - Nov 22, 2018
“I misunderstood it to be COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), but he said it was actually the more severe lung disease, and it was caused by all those years of inhaling the dust and fumes from silversmithing.” He said gave up silversmithing ...  


Global Wave Soldering Machines Market Insights 2015-2025: Beijing Cheng Lian Kai Da Technology, Shenzhen ...

Market Analysis News (press release) (blog)Market Analysis News (press release) (blog) - Dec 4, 2018
The global “Wave Soldering Machines market” research report is crafted with the concise assessment and extensive understanding of the realistic data of the global Wave Soldering Machines market. Data collected cover various industry trends and demands ...  


Youthful Ceramics building towards the future

Zanesville Times RecorderZanesville Times Recorder - Dec 3, 2018
CROOKSVILLE - Building a program takes time, and first-year head coach Mark Lane is preaching patience with Crooksville. The Ceramics, who lost their first three games, will lean on three upperclassmen starters, senior Grace Schooley and juniors Karley ...  

Candle Making

Huntley High special education students launch profitable candle-making business

Chicago Daily HeraldChicago Daily Herald - Nov 16, 2018
A job skills program at Huntley High School is helping turn special education students' talents into a profitable candle-making business. Students started making candles last December with $250 in seed money from a District 158 Foundation grant used to ...  


You can crochet baby hats to create awareness about heart birth defects

KVOA Tucson NewsKVOA Tucson News - Nov 24, 2018
The American Heart Association is asking for volunteers for their campaign, Little Hats, Big Hearts. The campaign is to create awareness on congenital heart defects, and the community can help make a difference. “We ask volunteers to crochet little ...  

Doll Making

Corn Husk Doll Making with Rebecca Webster
Madison.com - Nov 10, 2018

Join Wunk Sheek and Rebecca Webster for this traditional crafting event as part of Native American Heritage Month. Sponsored by Black Cultural Center. Past dates. Fri, Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm · Download schedule. Schedules. Occurred Friday, November 9th, ...  

Hand Puppets

'I Always Wanted to Literally Bring My Work to Life': Laurie Simmons on Puppets and Her Work With Meryl Streep

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 29, 2018
Using hand puppets and live actors, Simmons told Art21 in an exclusive interview that “in making this movie I did something that I always wanted to do, which is to literally bring my work to life.” In three distinct acts, Simmons uses the puppets to ...  


New breakthrough in hot embossing technology

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Nov 13, 2018
Korean researchers have developed a new hot embossing process technology that can freely imprint fine circuit patterns on flexible polymer substrate. The result is expected to be used in semiconductor processes, wearable devices and the display industry.  


Researchers create a method of embroidering a battery into any garmet

SlashGearSlashGear - Nov 9, 2018
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created something that is a breakthrough in powering wearable electronics. The team has figured out a way to create a fabric alternative to batteries for wearable devices. The technique ...  

Fabric Painting

Gaslight art classes to start Monday

Terre Haute Tribune StarTerre Haute Tribune Star - Nov 8, 2018
Classes include a variety of art forms, including canvas and fabric painting, chalk and stencil, ceramics and how to make wire ornaments. There are classes for all ages. To sign up, call 217-293-1050, email gaslightartcolony@gmail.com or visit the ...  


Jewelry Making

2018 Sugar City Flea Market Holiday Edition

Buffalo RisingBuffalo Rising - Dec 5, 2018
This year's list of retro wares includes vinyl, toys, books, art housewares, clothing, audio equipment, yarn, jewelry making supplies, handbags, medicinal tinctures made from mushrooms, posters, toys, oils, and even faerie offerings! These days, the ...  


Is knitting the new yoga?

Aleteia ENAleteia EN - Nov 30, 2018
It may sound far-fetched, but many experts extoll the virtues of knitting. Knitting is a source of relaxation, well-being, and self-confidence. Better still, knitting a gift for a friend or loved one is evidence of thoughtfulness and care for others ...  


Macrame weaves more magic into fabric of festivities
Eastern Mirror - Dec 2, 2018

It is a stall that boasts of macramé'— the art of knotting strings or threats in patterns to make decorative articles. The stall is located near the exit of the Bamboo Pavilion. Alemla Lemtur from Dimapur is the woman behind the macramé stall. When ...  


Turning beadwork hobby into a promising venture

INQUIRER.netINQUIRER.net - Dec 2, 2018
Marketing grad earns by making, selling bracelets, necklaces online. It was a hobby that dated back when she was still in elementary. Now, 44-year old Maria Veronica Cerbas makes money out of crafting bracelets, necklaces, and other accessories and ...  

Mail Art

A Portrait of Ray Johnson in His Own Words

HyperallergicHyperallergic - Nov 27, 2018
Did you come to Mail art from there? Ray Johnson: No. The New York Times did an article on Conceptual art, and it said that Joseph Beuys and I were “unclassifiable.” And Lucy Lippard, in her introduction to her book Six Years, states that Arakawa and I ...  


"First origami tandem kayak" folds down to suitcase size

DezeenDezeen - Nov 30, 2018
Haven by Oru Kayak. Based on the Japanese paper folding technique of origami, the new design features a lightweight shell that folds down to the size of a large suitcase that weighs 40 pounds (18 kilograms). Oru claims it is the first origami tandem ...  


Rehoboth Beach business Stitch-Stash holds ribbon cutting

Sussex CountianSussex Countian - Nov 26, 2018
Stitch-Stash is a full-service needlepoint store, including finishing. The shop carries hand-painted needlepoint canvases, more than 4,000 threads, all needlepoint embellishments and a table for stitching and socializing. “Having been in retail for so ...  

Pressed Flowers

These 5 Trends Will Be Huge in 2019, According to Etsy's Trend Expert—And We Can't Wait

Real SimpleReal Simple - Dec 5, 2018
Created by pressing flowers and foliage between panes of glass, herbariums will be the wall-art trend to watch next year. Over the past few months, Etsy has seen an uptick in searches for "pressed flowers." To buy: Large Pressed Flower Hanging Frame ...  

Polymer Clay

Check Out This Darksiders III Fan's Polymer Clay Tribute to Fury

PlayStation LifeStylePlayStation LifeStyle - Nov 26, 2018
Fans are celebrating the debut of Darksiders III in many ways, and that includes bringing elements of it to life in the real world. A YouTuber going by Mr. Hary101 has created a polymer clay figure of Darksiders III's protagonist, Fury. If you are ...  


A quilting pro issued a challenge: design new red and white quilts. Dozens of people responded

Omaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald - Nov 29, 2018
A year and a half ago, Debbie Roberts was asked to design a submission for a book on traditional red and white quilts. Roberts, the owner of the Quilted Moose in Gretna and a published quilter, was happy to comply. Then, she added a twist. She asked ...  

Rubber Stamping

Trump and rubber-stamping GOP Congress have hurt NJ and the voters know it. | Opinion

NJ.comNJ.com - Nov 3, 2018
By Israel "Izzy" Klein. The New Jersey congressional delegation has historically been split closely between Democrats and Republicans, but that is about to change. The state will be at the forefront of the Blue Wave sweeping the nation, because ...  


Neu Scrapbooking thrives on beating the odds

Southside TimesSouthside Times - Nov 15, 2018
By Marianne Coil. As a loudspeaker pumped music from the film, Wild Wild West, the race announcer gave the countdown, and then a siren blared. Grabbing handles on the four corners of a decorated coffin, the team from Neu Scrapbooking began pushing ...  


Tom Poland: Grandma's Singer sewing machine

Index-JournalIndex-Journal - Dec 3, 2018
Remember sewing? It used to be part of family life, and there was a time when women bought bolts of cloth and made clothes for the family. It doesn't seem that long ago that I watched Grandmom Poland pump the treadle and make that Singer sing. The song ...  


Sheridan high schooler launches soap business

Gillette News RecordGillette News Record - Nov 24, 2018
Luke Lawson became interested in soapmaking in seventh grade when Sheridan Soap Company owner Sean Anderson explained the process to students at Sheridan Junior High School. The scientific aspects fascinated Lawson, who began experimenting ...  


Congress Waits for a Reboot, but Gets the Spinning Wheel

Roll CallRoll Call - Nov 29, 2018
The spring's high-profile Capitol Hill hearings with the heads of Facebook, Twitter and Google should have been a chance for lawmakers to demonstrate to the American public why Congress is such an important institution. Since early 2017, concerns about ...  

Stained Glass

Come learn to read stained glass
Natchez Democrat - Dec 4, 2018

During the Middle Ages, the churches of Europe began using the Gothic style to make their windows larger and larger, providing more and more space to use the new technology of stained glass to create visual masterpieces that tell the Gospel stories.  


Shop talk: Craftsman discusses woodworking with Del Val students

NJ.comNJ.com - Nov 29, 2018
Randal Henderson, a woodworker from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, told students at Delaware Valley Regional High School that pursuing woodworking as a hobby can be quite gratifying. According to this craftsman, it allows for plenty of artistic freedom.  

Card Making

Metuchen Library's Holiday Card Making

centraljersey.comcentraljersey.com - Nov 26, 2018
FOOD SERVICE. WORKER. For Freehold Township School. For inquiries. call 732-462-8400, ext. 8870. MARISOL'S HOME Caregivers Ser. MARISOL'S HOME. Caregivers Services. We provide caring & affordable in-home care for seniors & disabled with ...  


The OTHER Meghan Effect! Duchess prompts a surge in sales of calligraphy sets

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 26, 2018
While the 'Meghan effect' is a well-documented phenomenon, it's not just the fashion industry receiving a boost from the duchess' influence. Increasing numbers of Brits are now turning to calligraphy inspired by Meghan's former job, industry insiders ...  

Bone Carving

The art of bone carving is dying a slow death

ARY NEWSARY NEWS - Nov 7, 2018
Lahore: Bone carving is an art which dates back to the prehistoric times. Camel bone has been carved into jewelry and combs mounted in silver in India in the ancient days. Bone sculpting having started from the elephant's teeth in India's Lal Qila came ...  

Stone Carving

Finding Art Santa Clarita | Ted Garcia

SCVTV (press release) (blog)SCVTV (press release) (blog) - Nov 22, 2018
Ted Garcia is a Native American artist and leader of many Native cultural events, including traditional songs, storytelling, and stone carving. He is chief of the Southern Chumash and spiritual advisor to the Hart of the West Powwow in Newhall. His ...  


Kaw Valley woodcarving show

KSNT NewsKSNT News - Nov 18, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The Kaw Valley Woodcarvers held their 39th annual show in downtown Topeka this weekend. The show featured hundreds of woodcarving entries. Carvers from Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri participated in the ...  


Engraving That Endures

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 30, 2018
Castro Smith said he believed that he was headed for a career in computer game design when he spotted an advertisement for an engraving apprenticeship in Hatton Garden, the historic center of London's jewelry trade. The former art student applied, ...  

Wool Spinning

The Italian town obsessed with Great Britain

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 21, 2018
New wool-spinning and weaving technologies imported from England by the Venetian patrician Nicolò Tron led to the creation in 1718 of an important wool mill in Schio. Tron was an entrepreneur, friend of British mathematician Isaac Newton and former ...  


Woodblock Printing


Brushwork Painters – The Best Painting Contractor in Hanover for All Residential and Commercial Painting Needs

Digital JournalDigital Journal - Nov 27, 2018
Aiming to help property owners get the best of their interior and exterior property space, Brushwork Painters came into existence. The team of paint service professionals serving Hanover, PA are committed to delivering the best paint services to ...  


China approves new lithography machine for chip production
Xinhua - Nov 30, 2018

CHENGDU, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- China has approved a high-resolution lithography machine that can produce chips as small as 22 nanometers, according to its developer. The machine was developed by the Institute of Optics and Electronics under the ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Handmade Arcade
CMU The Tartan Online - Dec 3, 2018

In addition to purchasing goods from the talented artists and craftsmen, there are also many opportunities for visitors to create projects such as silkscreen printing, book binding, painting, and more. This year, Handmade Arcade will also host The ...  

Travel | Computer games | Automotive | Air & Space | Combat Sports | Sporting | Dogs | Animals | Arts | Music | Food & drink | Crafts | Collecting | Home improvement | Gardening | Dancing | Events | Spirituality | Games | Television | Science & Education | Attractions | Outdoor activities | National parks | Regions | Waters | Parenting | Periodicals | Film | Miniatures | Computers | Fishing & hunting | Clothing | Jewelry | Health & beauty | Electronics | History | Records | Us States | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |