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Trinidad Tidings: Mystery and basketry

Mad River UnionMad River Union - Oct 27, 2017
The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust and the Trinidad Civic Club announce a memorial service honoring the life of Chi-wei Lin (May 16, 1936-May 23, 2017) at the Trinidad Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This will be an informal afternoon of ...  


Both sides of Batik

The NationThe Nation - Nov 15, 2017
WHAT MAKES traditional Indonesian batik so precious and unique is charmingly revealed in an exhibition continuing at the Jim Thompson Art Centre in Bangkok through February 28. “Pola – Patterns of Meaning”, organised in conjunction with the Danar ...  


American Indian Heritage Month places focus on the future, not the past

The Daily Tar HeelThe Daily Tar Heel - Nov 8, 2017
Beading is a big part of Native American cultures in general, particularly for southeastern natives. It involves weaving tiny beads of various colors together to make jewelry and other items. McNeill said that for every bead used in beading, a prayer ...  


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

We want to show our appreciation to all of our wonderful clients, friends and family that have supported us these last few years. It's a great time to see and try on all the beautiful new sparkling jewelry pieces we now have on display. Stop by and ...  


A modern-day silversmith – in pictures
The Guardian - Oct 20, 2017

'The workstation is called a jeweller's bench and incorporates a bench peg which can be built in but I prefer this type which I can clamp on and off. It's great for jewellery but if I'm doing silversmithing and the piece is large it can sometimes get ...  


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.  


Sonoma Ceramics welcomes Ashwini Bhat

Sonoma Index-TribuneSonoma Index-Tribune - Nov 10, 2017
Sonoma Community Center's ceramics department invites the public to a free artist presentation and potluck at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in room 212. Kala Stein, director of the program, has invited Ashwini Bhat to present her work through a slide ...  

Candle Making

Bristol woman starts Southern scented candle making business
Seattle Times - Nov 5, 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Jessie Duckett wants people to take a whiff of the South the way she smells it. So the 29-year-old Bristol, Tennessee, entrepreneur started her own candle business, with scents she hopes will remind people of home and the ...  


Knit? Crochet? SC group needs help making these cute infant hats for a good cause

Today.comIsland Packet - Nov 14, 2017
The American Heart Association is looking for volunteers who can crochet or knit to make simple, red infant hats for babies born in February. During American Heart Month, the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program aims to encourage parents to live heart ...  

Doll Making

The making of corn husk dolls a Native American tradition

Gloversville Leader-HeraldGloversville Leader-Herald - Nov 7, 2017
Amanda Tarbell, a member of the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, teaches corn husk doll making Saturday at a harvest festival at the community's location on Route 5 in Fonda. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff). FONDA — Making corn husk dolls was ...  

Hand Puppets

Emotional monster puppets help students deal with anxiety, stress (PHOTOS)

NJ.comNJ.com - Oct 31, 2017
Green and Irvine have created a program, The WorryWoos, that uses emotional monster hand puppets, music and dance to get kids in touch with the feelings. The WorryWoos performed at Jersey City schools last week. Green and Irvine offer this musical ...  


Foil Embossing Never Fails: Obscura Workshop Sees Design Flair Aplenty

Santa Monica MirrorSanta Monica Mirror - Nov 7, 2017
On her own time, Freshwater began foil embossing as more of a hobby, finding it a useful technique to make gifts, like ornaments and magnets, before seeing its potential as a teaching tool. She explained that its practical applications also include ...  


Foundation awards 13 Missouri veterans with quilts
Southeast Missourian - Nov 20, 2017

In front of friends and family at Satin Stitches sewing and embroidering shop, the foundation honored each veteran with an individually hand-sewn quilt stitched with a personalized label. But, Martin said, there was something special about Stevens' quilt.  

Fabric Painting

Wynona Seaney
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Nov 12, 2017

Outside of being a homemaker and raising her children, her interests later included sewing, crocheting and fabric painting; she dabbled in wood carving and was a good cook. She was also a long-time member of Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola.  


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

This week Albuquerque is filled with teen events, jewelry making & film festivals

KRQE News 13KRQE News 13 - Nov 16, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — This week in Albuquerque is filled with teen events, jewelry making, and film festivals! The 36th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale: Well-known for the arts, the Placitas Holiday Sale will be celebrating 36 ...  


On knitting for good, needling naysayers

LancasterOnlineLancasterOnline - Nov 18, 2017
Wrap Up! Project, whose members are in their fourth year of knitting clothing and giving it away, recently left hundreds of handmade woven, knitted and crocheted scarves, hats, mittens and headbands in Lancaster's Penn Square and in Columbia. Their ...  


Pow Pow Jellyfish: Getting knotty in KL

Malay Mail OnlineMalay Mail Online - Nov 12, 2017
Pow Pow Jellyfish's founder Sugee Wee shows us that macrame is 'knot' just for old ladies in a rocking chair. — Pictures by Choo Choy May and courtesy of Pow Pow JellyfishKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — Back in the 1970s, macrame was everywhere; from ...  


Indigenous printmaker John Hitchcock on beadwork, versatility of the medium

The MissoulianThe Missoulian - Oct 28, 2017
His grandmother, a Comanche beadwork artist, would assign him to draw some shapes. Then she asked him to pay attention to how the shapes connect. Then, to draw some floral patterns, and to go outside and study a rose to draw it. Then think about how to ...  

Mail Art

Cleveland Museum of Art Aims for $1 Billion in Art Acquisitions
ArtfixDaily - Nov 2, 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art recently completed a $320 million expansion and renovation project. Now the museum has unveiled some ambitious plans in expanding its endowment from $750 million to $1.25 billion, and acquiring $1 billion worth of art ...  


Origami in Orbit: Ancient Art Inspires Efficient Spacecraft

Space.comSpace.com - Nov 16, 2017
Manan Arya, a technologist working on Starshade at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement from NASA. "Once I realized this is how you fold spacecraft structures, I became interested in origami. I realized I was ...  


Pressed Flowers

Central Washington University senior art student's multimedia exhibit opens Monday

Yakima Herald-RepublicYakima Herald-Republic - Nov 16, 2017
Many people collect small mementos of nature — pressed flowers, a preserved bug collection, shells from the beach, or simply a small acorn or rock that fits nicely into the palm of your hand.” Originally from Portland, Hering will graduate from CWU ...  

Polymer Clay

Around Town 11/11/17
Baraboo News Republic - Nov 11, 2017

Two polymer clay workshops with Layl McDill, Making Animal Sculptures and Polymer Clay Beads and Buttons. Each class is $40 and open to ages 8 and older. For more information and to register, visit riverartsinc.org/polymer-clay. Book discussion: 6 p.m ...  


Quilting a contribution for Prince William

Inside NoVAInside NoVA - Nov 8, 2017
Marta Norris, left, and Betty Ratliff spread a reproduction-period quilt on a bed at the historic Haislip-Hall Farm House at the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. The quilt was fashioned after an original, probably started in 1853 by Rachel Young ...  

Rubber Stamping

Rubber Stamping the Rubber Stamps: Republican Senate Packs the Courts with Trump Judges Next Week
HuffPost - Oct 27, 2017

Republican Senators, in turn, are rubber-stamping these rubber stamps as quickly as possible. Because these federal judges will receive lifetime appointments, they will not only advance President Trump's extreme agenda, they will hand down their ...  


Spend the weekend scrapbooking to raise money for cancer research

KTTCKTTC - Nov 11, 2017
Crop for the Cure features a whole weekend full of scrapbooking, silent and live auctions, and chair massages. There is also a garage sale that includes new or unwanted scrapbooking supplies that is marked down to garage sale prices. Nearly 100 people ...  


Sewing & Quilting Machines

Daily HeraldDaily Herald - Nov 9, 2017
Dianne Pidde's studio was built to accommodate a long-arm quilting machine. (SHNS photo by Joel Koyama / Minneapolis Star Tribune). Joel Koyama. These tools come at an expensive price if owned individually. Fortunately, the library has added these ...  


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 ...  


AmTrust: Spinners Keep Spinning?

Barron'sBarron's - Nov 7, 2017
AmTrust stock has given up two-thirds of its value since its peak in 2015. Barron's has steadily questioned the insurer's accounting and underwriting (see, “Is AmTrust Stock Worth the Premium?” April 23, 2016). All along, AmTrust Chief Executive Barry ...  

Stained Glass

Janesville students watch installation of stained glass window they helped make

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 - Nov 17, 2017
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Dozens of people crowded into Oak Hill Chapel in Janesville on Thursday morning to watch volunteers install 12 stained glass windows. Among the people watching was a group of Janesville students who helped cut glass for the largest ...  


Woodworking shop opens in Wellsville

The ReviewThe Review - Nov 19, 2017
Ellouise and Brad Shirley, owners of the Riverside Woodshop — a local artisan shop located at 812 Main St., Wellsville, specialize in custom-made furniture and decor. Here, the Shirleys stand behind recently finished custom craps table, while Mrs ...  

Card Making

Card Making Workshop
WBAY - Nov 10, 2017

Card Making Workshop. Event Dates and Times. 11/13/2017 - Starts: 1:00 PM - Ends: 8:00 PM. Lester Public Library, 1001 Adams St., Two Rivers. Join instructor Carolee Crabb to create handmade cards. Participants may drop in any time during the session.  


eL Seed: Can The Beauty Of Arabic Calligraphy Shift Perspectives ...

NPRNPR - Nov 10, 2017
Using Arabic calligraphy, eL Seed paints messages of hope on the sides of buildings. He says the beauty of Arabic script — even if you can't read it — can ...  

Bone Carving

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

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Nov 16, 2017
Israr Ahmed says the closure of meat shops and slaughterhouses has not just affected menus in Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow, the City of Nawabs, used to be the hub of bone carving with over 350 families engaged in the art until the government's order to close ...  

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 ...  


North Iowa Woodcarvers offers friendship, lessons in carving for newcomers

Mason City Globe GazetteMason City Globe Gazette - Nov 6, 2017
TITONKA | For many of the North Iowa Woodcarvers, it was an interest in woodcarving, or learning to wood carve, that drew them to the group, but it's the friendships they've created that have kept them around. Some months, others years, and for a few, ...  


Arlington headstone heartache: 7 On Your Side gets answers for families of fallen heroes

WJLAWJLA - Nov 13, 2017
Arlington National Cemetery is a sacred place. But now, 7 ON YOUR SIDE has discovered that adding a personal engraving on a headstone for several families has become a nightmare. Clay Sanders told 7 On Your Side he isn't happy that his mother's ...  

Wool Spinning

Browns honored for contributions to the sheep and wool industry

Scottsbluff Star HeraldScottsbluff Star Herald - Nov 12, 2017
After transporting wool to the east coast and visiting several wool mills doing research, he and Janet decided to establish a wool spinning mill on their property west of Scottsbluff where the final product was yarn ready for knitting or weaving ...  


English Pottery Seller Breaks Mold of Traditional Antique Shop

The Keene SentinelThe Keene Sentinel - Nov 17, 2017
Within the Fitzwilliam home is a huge collection of late 18th-century and early 19th-century British pottery including transferware, creamware, decorated mocha, Staffordshire figures, spatterware and yellow ware, all up for sale. The business is Dennis ...  

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 ...  


Monday 13
Morning Star Online - Nov 13, 2017

Over more than two decades, he investigated the basic elements of painting - composition, line colour, shape,tone, perspective and “touch” (brushwork). And he deconstructed the academic practices which used these to produce three-dimensional illusions ...  


Global Lithography Metrology Equipment Market 2017- Nova , Hitachi-High Technologies, ASML

Observer of PressObserver of Press - Nov 20, 2017
Global Lithography Metrology Equipment Market Research gives the exhaustive affiliation between past and current market trends to predict future market values and tendencies of the Lithography Metrology Equipment market. Lithography Metrology ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Photographer Spends 9 Years on One Street Corner Capturing Same Commuters Every Day

My Modern MetMy Modern Met - Nov 5, 2017
It's blank, and it's in this blankness that we circle back to Warhol and repetition and the aesthetic experience we enjoy when we look from one Marilyn to the next to see which screened face has what kind of silkscreen printing error.” Shocking in its ...  

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