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Treasurer accused of taking $116000 from Greater Kingsport Kennel Club, Tennessee Basketry Association

WJHLWJHL - Mar 28, 2017
Court records reveal Green served as volunteer treasurer for both the Greater Kingsport Kennel Club and the Tennessee Basketry Association. Over a roughly 10 year period, prosecutors allege the woman took $66,000 from the Greater Kingsport Kennel ...  


Glory days of batik Betawi revisited

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Apr 17, 2017
The book chronicles the glory days of batik Betawi, which was made in Jakarta from the 1930s to 1990 in production centers owned by Chinese-Indonesian merchants located in Karet, South Jakarta, as well as in Palmerah, West Jakarta. Read also: Exploring ...  


Lewis artist shares beading expertise at Dolores library

The JournalThe Journal - Apr 5, 2017
The beginning beading seminar focus on the peyote stitch, used a lot by Native American artists. Participants each make a ring out of beads. “Everybody will go home with something they made,” Schneider said of her classes. Schneider began beading 16 ...  


Hear naval disaster talk, watch blacksmithing at history museum
Sentinel-Tribune - Mar 30, 2017

On Saturday, the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, will offer free admission from 1-4 p.m., including the opportunity to hear the story of the largest American naval disaster of World War I and how it left its mark on Wood ...  


Georgian Goldsmithing students show off their artistry

BarrieTodayBarrieToday - Apr 22, 2017
Goldsmithing and Silversmithing, a graduate certificate program, allows students to refine their jewellery and metalworking skills, develop their design abilities and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to design, produce and market jewellery ...  


Georgian Goldsmithing students show off their artistry

BarrieTodayBarrieToday - Apr 22, 2017
Goldsmithing and Silversmithing, a graduate certificate program, allows students to refine their jewellery and metalworking skills, develop their design abilities and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to design, produce and market jewellery ...  


Re: I could never trust
EE Times - Apr 19, 2017

There are a few projects that I am following in this area. I am actually also looking at how to do a hot air rework station as well (yes I know that I am crazy). My end goal thought, is to make all the items that are not the soldering iron itself as ...  


Angelo State Ceramics Symposium set for April 21

San Angelo Standard TimesSan Angelo Standard Times - Apr 19, 2017
Angelo State University will host the 32nd annual San Angelo Ceramic Symposium on Friday, April 21, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive, in conjunction with the San Angelo Ceramics Competition, hosted by the San Angelo Museum ...  

Candle Making

Small businesses keep locals on trend

The State PressThe State Press - Apr 23, 2017
Candle-making started out as a hobby for owner Staci Martin, and turned into Burn Candle Company. Martin said the majority of ingredients are local, and the candles are made with 100 percent soy wax and a cotton wick that will curl off on its own and ...  


Mandy Harris saved 700 Riley babies. Now her colleagues will ...

Indianapolis StarIndianapolis Star - Apr 24, 2017
Pediatric neurologist Mandy Harris devoted her all-too-brief medical career to doing what she could to save the tiniest, sickest babies in the neonatal intensive ...  

Doll Making

Seamstress will demonstrate doll-making at Pond House
The Sun Current - Apr 1, 2017

A seamstress will demonstrate how to make corn husk, cloth and yarn dolls this weekend at Bloomington's historic Pond House. Materials will be provided as Pauline Bold shows how to make toys that were popular among American Indian and frontier ...  

Hand Puppets

Puppet Master

Pittsburg Morning SunPittsburg Morning Sun - Apr 22, 2017
When he returned to the United States in 1957, with a selection of German hand puppets and began to teach juniors and seniors in Central High School in Battle Creek, Michigan. His students looked for a way to pass time during the summer and it occurred ...  


Demonetisation: New currency notes 'unfriendly' for visually challenged

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Apr 20, 2017
For someone with impaired eyesight, the lack of adequate embossing or engraving on the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes makes it difficult to differentiate between the notes, said an official of National Association for the Blind (NAB). “After the ...  


Embroidering for peace and memory

UNF SpinnakerUNF Spinnaker - Apr 6, 2017
These are some of the hundreds of powerful messages showcased at the Embroidering for Peace and Memory. Constanza Lopez has been collecting these messages from students for the past five years. Each year she comes back for a week to show what ...  

Fabric Painting

Retired Altoona school teacher still sharing her knowledge, Mixed-media fiber art

Altoona MirrorAltoona Mirror - Apr 16, 2017
An assistantship while working on her masters from Indiana University of Pennsylvania exposed her to fabric painting and printmaking. After college, she worked for a regional chain of privately owned craft shops where she taught different art classes ...  


After cancer, survivor pursued flintknapping hobby

Farmington Daily TimesFarmington Daily Times - Feb 17, 2017
FARMINGTON — Six years ago, doctors diagnosed Bruce Burks with cancer and told him he had two weeks to live. After that thankfully false deadline passed, he decided to pursue his childhood dream of making a stone knife blade. Today Burks shared his ...  

Jewelry Making

Bulgari Creates a New Jewelry-Making Center

New York TimesNew York Times - Mar 30, 2017
The company's new 150,000-square-foot factory in Valenza, north of Milan. The complex includes, at right, the renovated 1800s-era home of the area's first goldsmith. Credit Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times. VALENZA, Italy — Even though some ...  


Stitch by stitch, a brief history of knitting and activism

PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour - Apr 23, 2017
That November, at an activist training, she met CheyOnna Sewell, an activist living in St. Louis at the time who “was always knitting,” Payne recalled. In October 2014, Sewell and Payne helped form the Yarn Mission, a knitting collective aimed at ...  


Saturday Steals Under $10: Macrame Plant Hangers, Solar Lights & More

Patch.comPatch.com - Apr 15, 2017
Saturday Steals Under $10: Macrame Plant Hangers, Solar Lights & More. The only thing better than sleeping in is saving big on toddler clogs, wind screens and stress cheese — yes, stress cheese.  


'French Connection' photography and contemporary Native American beadwork in Cape Coral Library Gallery from ...
Cape Coral Daily Breeze - Apr 5, 2017

Changing exhibits of work by local artists, photographers and artisans are featured in the spacious art gallery of the Cape Coral Public Library, which is located at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace. The current show will be available for viewing during library ...  

Mail Art

London's hidden-gem art galleries

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - Apr 23, 2017
On show until early June is a retrospective (co-curated by former Globe and Mail art critic Sarah Milroy) of the work of artist Vanessa Bell, sister of Virginia Woolf and a fellow member of the Bloomsbury Group. If you're only passing through London ...  


Origami helps Syrian refugee find purpose in exile.
Thomson Reuters Foundation - Apr 19, 2017

I find origami indescribably interesting,? says the 26-year-old from Dara?a in southern Syria. ?It allows you to make something from nothing, and for me it relieves my stress and releases all the negative energy. It is better than a stress ball.? At ...  


Needlepoint portraits celebrate jazz icons

Access AtlantaAccess Atlanta - Apr 3, 2017
In 2006, the Birmingham needlepoint artist had been commissioned by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to create an exhibit featuring portraits by some of the genre's most legendary voices and musicians. The problem was, Leithauser-Lesley didn't ...  

Pressed Flowers

Earth Day Craft: Pressed Flowers

Patch.comPatch.com - Apr 17, 2017
Your favorite blooms can live forever in a frame or on stationery thanks to the simple art of flower pressing. There are several methods you can use to press flowers, but the most common (and the easiest!) is to use heavy books. The actual DIY part of ...  

Polymer Clay

How to sculpt tiny clay figurines

Boing BoingBoing Boing - Apr 18, 2017
How to sculpt tiny clay figurines. On her YouTube channel PetitPlat, mixed media artist Stephanie Kilgast sculpts beautiful miniature replicas from polymer clay. Her videos double as tutorials for other artists and relaxing watches for everyone else ...  


Homeplace 1850s Farm to Host Annual Quilting Bee April 29, 30
SurfKY News (registration) (blog) - Apr 22, 2017

lbl quilt 4 12 2017 KENTUCKY (4/22/17) — The Homeplace 1850s Farm will host its annual Quilting Bee, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 at Land Between the Lakes. Visitors will learn how quilts were made in the 1850s, help complete a ...  

Rubber Stamping

Letter To The Editor: Say 'No' To 'Rubber Stamping' District 15 School Board Members

Patch.comPatch.com - Mar 22, 2017
I think it's time to say NO to these “rubber stamping” board members and elect some fresh people that want to get the community involved in addressing issues facing the school district. I recommend voting for the Frank Annerino, Mike Smolka, Anthony ...  


4-H scrapbooking workshop April 18
Daily Register - Apr 13, 2017

Next week is spring break! Some people will travel. For those who do, please be safe. Others will be sticking close to home. While there are a few rainy days in the forecast next week, it will be warm. I think most of us look forward to sunshine and 70 ...  


AJ's Sewing Room celebrates third year
Record Bee - Apr 25, 2017

UPPER LAKE >> April 30 will mark the third anniversary for April Jackson as owner and operator of A.J's Sewing Room in Upper Lake. A.J.'s specializes in sewing and quilting instruction for those who have never picked up a needle and thread to seasoned ...  


Soapmaking class planned
Argus Press - Apr 20, 2017

NEW LOTHROP — The New Lothrop branch of the Community District Library will host a Dancing Crane Soaps & Sundries workshop at 6 p.m. May 3. Teens and adults are invited to learn how to make their own scrubs, lip balms and bath salts from common ...  


Inside the world of competitive sign spinning

Washington PostWashington Post - Apr 13, 2017
It was Washington's first time competing in the annual World Sign Spinning Championship, though calling it a world championship is a bit of a stretch. Sure, there are sign spinners from across the country, and even from South Korea and Poland. But all ...  

Stained Glass

Stained-glass saints bless two United Methodist flocks, now joined as one

Philly.comPhilly.com - Apr 16, 2017
Timothy Thomson-Hohl, pastor of Ardmore United Methodist Church, rejoices in the Easter Sunday unveiling of four stained glass windows of gospel-writing saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John that came from Bala Cynwyd UMC after it closed and merged ...  


AWFS Fair offers new educational programs

woodworkingnetwork.comwoodworkingnetwork.com - Apr 21, 2017
The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers is introducing two new AWFS Fair features that will showcase woodworking education. The Higher Education Learning Pavilion is a dedicated area on the show floor for post-secondary woodworking ...  

Card Making

Shirley's Yarns Crafts & Gifts celebrates 45 years

The Ellsworth AmericanThe Ellsworth American - Apr 17, 2017
Now, at any one time, Shirley's has up to 18 students at a time taking classes in knitting, crocheting, card making and Paint 'N Sip, during which students can bring their own libations. Thomas also instituted a yarn loyalty card. For every $10 ...  


Calligraphy workshop in Edwards teaches the basics of the art, April 20

Vail Daily NewsVail Daily News - Apr 19, 2017
EDWARDS — The Bookworm of Edwards and Alpine Arts Center are teaming up to provide an opportunity for those seeking to learn more about calligraphy. Wendy Satsky, a teacher at Alpine Arts Center, will lead a calligraphy workshop today at 6 p.m..  

Bone Carving

40000-Year-Old Raven Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were Artists

IFLScience (blog)IFLScience (blog) - Mar 31, 2017
40,000-Year-Old Raven Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were Artists. 20. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Editor's Blog. 40,000-Year-Old Raven Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were Artists. Cut marks on the edge of the radius bone ...  

Stone Carving

Stone mad visitors to Ahakista

Southern Star NewspaperSouthern Star Newspaper - Apr 22, 2017
'We had 21 people who came to Ahakista especially to learn the old skill of dry stone wall construction and the same number again picking up their hammers and chisels to try stone carving,' Stone Symposium organiser and master stone carver Victor Daly ...  


From iguanas to Santa Claus, woodcarving show features unique creations

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Mar 29, 2017
Sarver got started when he was in scouting, first earning the card that allows a scout to carry a knife, then eventually going on to earn a woodcarving merit badge. Today, Sarver specializes in boxes and says that there is a wide and interesting ...  


Snapmaker is a 3D printer that can also do engraving and CNC carving
SlashGear - Apr 13, 2017

There's a device known as Snapmaker coming to home creator workshops that'll allow several sorts of DIY creating in one place. The device is known as Snapmaker, and it'll allow the user to do three things: 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC carving.  

Wool Spinning

Wife of jailed Palestinian learns craft to support seven children

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Apr 24, 2017
Ramallah: Necessity is truly the mother of invention in the case of Lamiya Mustafa Hasanain, who quickly had to learn and master tailoring, embroidery, knitting and wool spinning to provide for her seven children after Israeli occupation forces ...  


Fired Works to showcase pottery from all over the Southeast
The Telegraph - Apr 19, 2017

It's a call back to Georgia's rich clay history and also a chance to see and purchase art from potters all over the Southeast. The 12th annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale opens Friday night in Central City Park with a ticketed ...  

Woodblock Printing

Back in the Groove

Highlands CurrentHighlands Current - Apr 22, 2017
Then I added woodblock printing. I found printing to be related to ceramics, as each is a distinct process.” During her early days in San Francisco, she would go outside with a flashlight during full moons to draw. Working in the dark, “you don't get ...  


Saturn's North Pole Looks Like Watercolor Painting Brushwork: Image Captured By NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

Science TimesScience Times - Apr 2, 2017
The universe is not only all about science, it has an artistic side as well. Example proving the statement is Saturn's North Pole, which looks like a watercolor painting. The space agency NASA not only likes to discover things from the universe but ...  


The Switch To ASML's EUV Lithography Will Impact The Entire Semiconductor Supply Chain

Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha - Mar 30, 2017
Four of the largest semiconductor companies are planning to move to ASML's EUV lithography technology in the next two years. The move will eliminate the need for multiple deposition/etch processes and multiple masks, negatively impacting Applied ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Kidsburgh: Teens take over The Warhol Museum for Youth Invasion!

NEXTpittsburghNEXTpittsburgh - Apr 24, 2017
Pop into The Factory to try your hand at Warhol's signature artmaking techniques, such as silkscreen printing, watercolor painting, blotted-line drawing, and acetate collage. Ready for your 15 minutes? Immortalize yourself by creating your own Warhol ...  

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