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Pine needle basketry class Jan. 20

Asheboro Courier TribuneAsheboro Courier Tribune - Dec 28, 2017
ASHEBORO — Karen Clodfelter will teach a pine needle basketry class on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Randolph Arts Guild. Students will learn basic techniques of coiling pine needles around a central medallion and stitching into a ...  


Bucket List: Learn to Make Batik in an African Township

OZYOZY - Jan 12, 2018
On the outskirts of Katutura, the largest township in Windhoek, Namibia, a dozen women in pink, hand-embroidered dresses clap, sing and dance exuberantly. Behind them, a gentle breeze ruffles the surface of a placid lake, and the unrelenting Namib sun ...  


Dwyer Wanninger finds comfort in beading

BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)BizTimes.com (Milwaukee) - Dec 18, 2017
So Wanninger, a Milwaukee-based implementation consultant for EBSCO Information Services, decided to take up a hobby for which she had more talent: beading. When she's not helping libraries nationwide install new management system software, she's ...  


In Pittsburgh, blacksmithing is back (and you can try it, too)

NEXTpittsburghNEXTpittsburgh - Jan 2, 2018
“Failure is absolutely an option,” the blacksmith says, pulling a block of red-hot steel from his forge and setting it on the anvil between us. “In our case, it's a great option.” Good. Because between my inadequate sledgehammer skills and my ...  


Inside the Buccellati goldsmithing atelier, where artisans make metal as fluid as silk

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Dec 14, 2017
Gianmarco Lamonaca's workbench is a mess. A second-generation engraver at Italian jeweller Buccellati, the table at which he fashions gold into extraordinary shapes and textures is covered with the usual accoutrements of the goldsmith's art: a sketch ...  


Anna's China Jewelry creates new pieces from old

Charleston Gazette-MailCharleston Gazette-Mail - Jan 5, 2018
Since then, she has branched out into stained glass, silversmithing and “forging,” which is hammering designs into metal. “Now, I like to work in metals,” she said, adding that china jewelry is still a big part of her work. With an artist's eye ...  


Soldering on: Oelwein artisans create, contribute art glass windows

Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Jan 13, 2018
Kerns agrees, noting that “Jake is the one who's always coming up with ideas for projects.” He credits the other two for the designs and color combinations. All of their projects are labors of love, Kerns says. They never ask for payment, Blitsch ...  


White graphene makes ceramics multifunctional

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Jan 11, 2018
Bilayer white graphene (middle layer) combined with calcium-silicate creates a multifunctional ceramic with high strength and toughness, according to a Rice University lab. The material may be suitable for construction and refractory materials and ...  

Candle Making

INDIA: Salesian missionaries hold candle making workshop to help women affected by flooding develop marketable skills
MissionNewswire - Jan 17, 2018

Hopefully, with this skill of fancy candle making, I will be able to generate some income for my family.” Father Rolvin D'Mello, executive director of Don Bosco Development Society, noted that the workshop was designed as a way to reach out to families ...  


Edmae Romero Crochet

The Daily IberianThe Daily Iberian - Jan 11, 2018
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Edmae Romero Crochet, 94, who passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, in New Iberia. Entombment ...  

Doll Making

Full Schedule: 29th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival

WSAV-TVWSAV-TV - Jan 11, 2018
May include, but not limited to: Doll-making, Mask-making, Jewelry-making, Drum-making, Basket-making, Flower-making, Wallet Crafts.INDIVIDUAL & GROUP RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR EACH CRAFTS SESSION. 25 – 30 LIMIT per class! Call : 912-358-3370 or Go to ...  

Hand Puppets

Rosemary Kramer, who saved the day after St. Paul library's puppet theft, dies at 91

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Dec 30, 2017
It was a January day in St. Paul, cold as a witch's nose, when a ne-'er-do-well or two walked into the Hayden Heights Library on White Bear Avenue and walked out with 70 hand puppets of differing vintage and value, some of them handmade by the library ...  


Wooden embossing Star Wars rolling pin with GFFA patterns for homemade cookies

Fantha Tracks (press release) (blog)Fantha Tracks (press release) (blog) - Jan 10, 2018
Our STAR WARS embossing rolling pins with well-known Star Wars characters can be a part of your kitchen or engraved keepsakes. They make a unique and touching gift for any person, family or occasion. Perfect for birthdays, house-warming, Christmas ...  


Talk On Embroidering Within Boundaries Jan. 28
Los Alamos Daily Post - Jan 9, 2018

TEXTILIANS OF SANTA FE, an unofficial group of textile lovers, makers and collectors, is sponsoring an upcoming talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 by Mary Littrell about her recently published book, co-authored with Rangina Hamidi, Embroidering within ...  

Fabric Painting

BGSU glass artist shifts perception

Toledo BladeToledo Blade - Dec 20, 2017
The afternoon workshop, Wizard Camp 2.0, from 1-4 p.m., is a repeat of a summer class that was popular, and will include fabric painting, hand-sewing magic puppets, creating a spell book, and a magical traveling case to hold creations. The weeklong ...  


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

Vogue Editors' New Year's Resolutions: What to Wear to Jewelry-Making Class

Vogue.comVogue.com - Jan 12, 2018
Jewelry making does not bode well for nice clothing!” says Parris Gordon, who designs Toronto-based label Beaufille with her sister Chloé; Parris focuses on the metalsmithing and hardware. “You're mostly sanding and polishing all day with dust flying ...  


A Lawyer's Epic Response To 'Go Take Up Knitting'

Above the LawAbove the Law - Jan 9, 2018
Knitting helps cope with stress and depression. We all know that lawyers suffer from a very high rate of stress, anxiety, and depression. In one study, out of more than 3,500 respondents to a 2013 survey of knitters, 81.5 percent of respondents ...  


Indoor gardens: Four easy-to-grow house plants for beginners
The Daily Herald - Jan 13, 2018

... '70s everyone was decorating their homes and apartments with all sorts of foliage plants and even making macrame hangers, myself included. Society was in turmoil then, with the Vietnam War and racial tensions, and surrounding ourselves with plants ...  


Wild Rice, flutes and beadwork on display at Native Knowledge

City College NewsCity College News - Dec 19, 2017
Alicia De La Cruz and Professor Jeffrey Chapman look at a shammy Chapman made from leather. Photo credit: Emily Lazear. Native Knowledge, an event held during Native American Heritage Month, highlighted the diversity of Native tribes in Minnesota. The ...  

Mail Art

Anita Shapolsky Gallery Presents Burt Hasen: Allegories

ArtfixDailyArtfixDaily - Jan 5, 2018
Burt Hasen (1921-2007) was born in New York and trained in Paris. When he returned to New York he was an active member of the 10th Street Scene, which played a significant part in the growth of American art and in the diversification of styles that are ...  


Is This $15.9 Million Origami House The Best View In Los Angeles?

ForbesForbes - Jan 18, 2018
The Hollywood Hills are sprinkled with spectacular estates, but few offer a perspective this coveted. The Origami House is an modern architectural curiosity, folded into the bluffs high above the Sunset Strip, boasting perhaps the best-priced ...  


Inspired by Bickleton barn, Yakima woman garners another national needlepoint award

Yakima Herald-RepublicYakima Herald-Republic - Dec 30, 2017
“I asked and she said, 'I've never done anything like that before,'” Lee Ann said. Using a deep frame, Butz attached a border to the front of the frame and strung the “fence” across from one edge of the border to the other, making the piece dimensional ...  

Pressed Flowers

Community Calendar Jan. 17
Glasgow Daily Times - Jan 17, 2018

Framed Pressed Flowers class, 10 a.m., Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. Sign up at 270-651-2824. Park City Senior Center will have Dominos at noon. Rotary Club meeting, noon, community room at T.J. Health Pavilion. Highland Elementary SBDM Council ...  

Polymer Clay

Community calendar
Hot Springs Village Voice - Jan 16, 2018

Ouachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild - meets the third Tuesday of every month 9 a.m. to noon. Contact person Marlene Gremillion at 501-226-9940 or gremartist@gmail.com. Pickleball - Family Recreation Area on DeSoto Blvd. Contact training@hsvpickleball ...  


Vallejo's quilting guild has nearly 100 members

Vallejo Times HeraldVallejo Times Herald - Jan 7, 2018
“Some people just have a desire to have a creative outlet,” said guild member Pam Clark, who has been a member for about eight years but has been quilting since the 1970s. Clark says that if one's creative outlet isn't honored it will come out some ...  

Rubber Stamping

Hanover supervisors shuffle leadership

Richmond.comRichmond.com - Jan 10, 2018
Davis said in remarks after being voted as chairman that it's OK for board members to disagree as opposed to rubber stamping measures that come before the board. “The board is open to all your input,” Davis said. “It's not our job to be an extension of ...  


St. Paul scrapbooking guru leads global group in setting self-care goals

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Jan 13, 2018
Zielske, a St. Paul-based graphic designer, is known in scrapbooking and crafting circles for “taking the crap out of scrapbooking.” Currently, besides introducing her fans to a new line of CZ Design stamps and dies and art directing a papercrafting ...  


Santa Maria hosts teen sewing class
Santa Maria Sun - Jan 11, 2018

The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department's Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center presents the class Sewing with Ms. Burns, a free course for teens in seventh through 12th grades on Jan. 13 from noon to 4 p.m.. The course, hosted by Michelle ...  


Chelsea couple turns soapmaking hobby into full-time business, with help from Etsy and Amazon

ConcentrateConcentrate - Dec 20, 2017
Little Flower Soap Co. in Chelsea started as a small hobby business and has grown into a full-time job for owner Holly Rutt and her husband Justin. Holly Rutt's interest in handmade soap dates back to 2010, when a college friend gave her the first bar ...  


Stained Glass

Mother Ann Seton proves saints aren't made of stained glass

Crux: Covering all things CatholicCrux: Covering all things Catholic - Jan 7, 2018
And so, a tranquil image on some holy card, or a statue left on a shelf, or a passing glance at some stained glass window, do no justice to Mother Seton or to any friend of God. Mother Seton lived without a misplaced idealism. She lived where she was ...  


Hand-crafted van boasts custom woodworking and clever foldaway furniture

CurbedCurbed - Jan 9, 2018
It's rare, however, to see Class B vans decked out with a lot of custom woodworking. Sure, plenty of rigs use wood—or maybe a linoleum that looks like wood—on the floors, and there are lots of teardrop trailers that favor wood as a building material ...  

Card Making

Anita C. Clement

The Keene SentinelThe Keene Sentinel - Jan 18, 2018
She enjoyed crafts, card-making, stamps, crocheting, cross-stitch and playing video games. Ms. Clement is survived by her children; Donald H. Allen Jr. of Keene, Terri L. Bermudez of Keene and Annette J. Thompson and her husband, Jeffrey, of ...  


Gorgeous art and calligraphy designs made just for you

fox13now.comfox13now.com - Jan 11, 2018
Marni Butikofer, owner of Made By Marni B. Designs, creates her art with an unparalleled sense of craft. Using watercolor and digital iPad with an Apple Pencil, she designs for her clients personalized custom art, calligraphy and design pieces. Whether ...  

Bone Carving

Carving a name for himself

New Straits Times OnlineNew Straits Times Online - Jan 13, 2018
He was presented with a patu onewa (a traditional stone weapon made from the prized greywacke stone) carved by pou whakairo (lead tutor) from the neighbouring National Stone and Bone Carving School, Stacy Gordine. It seems that Gordine chose to make ...  

Stone Carving

Yellowknife stone-carving studio to offer public workshops | CBC News

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jan 16, 2018
Three well-known northern stone carvers are promoting the historical and cultural significance of their craft with public workshops geared toward tourists.  


Northwest Illinois Forestry Association to host woodcarving demonstration
Freeport Journal-Standard - Dec 30, 2017

STOCKTON — The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association will host a wood carving demonstration from Marie McDonough of Marie's Wood Carvings prior to its 7 p.m. board of directors meeting Jan. 9 at the Stockton Public Library, 140 W. Benton Ave ...  


Engraved duck stamps gone for good? Printing technology cited for change
Linn's Stamp News - Jan 15, 2018

The other section, 91.23, is in reference to “Scoring criteria for contest” and notes that entries will be judged on the basis of “anatomical accuracy, artistic composition and suitability for engraving in the production of a stamp.” The United States ...  

Wool Spinning

Historical society offering wool-spinning workshop

Courier-TimesCourier-Times - Dec 20, 2017
Henry County Historical Society is offering a wool-spinning workshop taught by Pam Shull from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Shull served as the historic interpreter at Spring Mill State Park for 10 years. She has a wealth of knowledge about spinning ...  


Deadline approaches for Chili Bowl pottery

Oneonta Daily StarOneonta Daily Star - Jan 11, 2018
Julie Lewis | The Daily StarCANO gallery coordinator Nancy Gossett glazes a design on a chili bowl in the Carriage House Art Studio on Tuesday. This weekend is the last to paint or throw a bowl on the pottery wheel for the Community Arts Network of ...  

Woodblock Printing

Art and the human touch

The TelegraphThe Telegraph - Jan 12, 2018
Printmakers like Tetsuya Noda, combined silkscreen and woodblock printing, while Akira Matsumoto heightened the reality of photoengraved images by substituting them with dots. The film-maker, Sakumi Hagiwara, used silkscreen images of disparate frames ...  


19th century farmhouse holds paintings of mystery
The Daily Times - Jan 15, 2018

But the mystery of the paintings still involves pistols, an armed 19th-century mystery artist and some amazing $5 brushwork that begs a question. Who the heck was this guy? The Woods family has owned the property the farmhouse rests upon since before ...  


EUV Lithography Finally Ready for Chip Manufacturing

IEEE SpectrumIEEE Spectrum - Jan 5, 2018
Today's state-of-the-art process is called 193-nm immersion lithography. As the name implies, light with a wavelength of 193 nm shines through a patterned surface called a photomask. That process casts the pattern through water onto the silicon wafer ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Holter offers unique arts program for teens -- ATAC

Helena Independent RecordHelena Independent Record - Dec 14, 2017
Silkscreen printing is one of the skills she's learned at ATAC, which she's used to print her own designs on T-shirts. Cosmic bowling was another fun activity, which the group had raised money to do. She's also really liking the art vending machine ...  

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