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Basketry artists weave stories

The Bellingham HeraldThe Bellingham Herald - Feb 22, 2018
On first thought, baskets might bring functionality to mind. As vessels for carrying berries, produce, skeins of yarn or tools, the historical use of baskets was very utilitarian, but even these baskets could be beautiful works of art. As modern ...  


Batik: The European Connection

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Mar 7, 2018
Batik: The European Connection Work in progress: A German woman, around 1910, makes batik with a glass canting that was invented in Europe." width="780" border="0" height="499">Work in progress: A German woman, around 1910, makes batik with a glass ...  


Fox Historic Costume Collection Shines on Instagram

Drexel NowDrexel Now - Mar 12, 2018
“Generally, good detail shots and motion shots of beading tend to really catch people's attention,” she said. Smyth said she tried using Twitter but didn't find it catching on. And the Fox Collection does have a page on Facebook (liked by more than 1 ...  


Blacksmithing: Fire to finished product

Enid News & EagleEnid News & Eagle - Mar 11, 2018
ENID, Okla. — Autry Technology Center held a Blacksmithing for Beginners course on Saturday, teaching students the basics of blacksmithing from creating a fire to producing a finished product. “The idea from the class actually came from Tom Nelson ...  


Nueva Esperanza: A Muisca town surfaces in Soacha

The City Paper BogotaThe City Paper Bogota - Mar 14, 2018
Plant remains, as well as some goldsmithing pieces were also recovered. With an unprecedented archeological trove and data that showed how the Muisca lived, including evidence of the first rectangular house measuring 25-meters by 13-meters, the public ...  


Is silversmithing at risk?

Jewellery FocusJewellery Focus - Mar 7, 2018
Fox runs a small designer bespoke silversmithing jewellery company, which he set up with his wife. “As my company grew,” he says, “it became very difficult to find people because a lot silversmithing companies bizarrely were going out of business. Then ...  


Reflow Soldering and Soldering Methods – Best Practices

AZoSensorsAZoSensors - Mar 15, 2018
This article aims to describe the best methods for soldering sensors produced by Merit Sensor using automated equipment. For the best performance, all profiles should be evaluated and tested. A growing number of companies have stopped using the ...  


The Artist Testing the Limits of Ceramics

New York TimesNew York Times - Mar 6, 2018
The artist Francesca DiMattio is zigzagging across her vast, warehouselike studio in the rural town of Hillsdale, N.Y., simultaneously firing porcelain, hand-painting ceramic flowers and touching up pottery glazes for three different sculptures ...  

Candle Making

Candle making class coming to Downtown Bryan

KBTXKBTX - Mar 7, 2018
(KBTX) - If you're looking for a date night activity or something fun to do with friends this week, you may want to check out the candle making class that's going on Thursday evening at Market 1023 in Downtown Bryan. Two Texas A&M students that own ...  


Come, Learn, Play: Skilled Yarncrafter to Get Down to Crochet Basics at Serenity Lounge

TAPinto.netTAPinto.net - Mar 18, 2018
BELMAR, NJ — Learn the basics of crochet from an experienced yarncrafter during a “Come, Learn and Play” presentation today, March 18 at Serenity Lounge, 1004 Main Street. From noon to 4 p.m. Shannon Bird of Buybybirdie_crochet will be demonstrating ...  

Doll Making

SPRING BREAK: Pioneer Times at Fort Croghan Museum in Burnet

The PicayuneThe Picayune - Mar 13, 2018
Cornhusk doll making — Create cornhusk dolls just like the pioneer children did. You get to take it home. • Outdoor sketching — Facilitators will help budding artists express themselves through sketching as the kids learn how to draw using ...  

Hand Puppets

What Frank Oz Learned From Jim Henson: Just Shut the F*ck Up

LA MagazineLA Magazine - Mar 15, 2018
First of all, performing, because I did marionettes as a kid and I went to see Jim and I started hand puppets. It took me several years to even work in the Muppets style. I didn't do voices for four years. I was too scared. So Jim did the voices and I ...  


Learn the art of book binding

Gisborne HeraldGisborne Herald - Mar 15, 2018
Artist Peter Harris is about to bind papers of a book on his homemade binding machine. Peter is holding a book binding and embossing workshop from his studio Dreamspace this Sunday. Picture by Paul Rickard. Artist Peter Harris' upcoming book-binding ...  


Embroidering Memories

Highlands CurrentHighlands Current - Mar 1, 2018
That's not an accusation; she admits it. She has written what, at first glance, appears to be a memoir, which it is — and isn't. The Philipstown resident's first novel, Dreaming of Oranges, published in January in paperback and digital editions ...  

Fabric Painting

Of stone and leather, paint and clay

taosnewstaosnews - Mar 8, 2018
She is taking her "fabric painting to the next level of interior design," she said. On Sunday at 1 p.m., you can catch up with her during a gallery talk. "Don't forget," she reminds us, so we don't miss her gallery talk. "It's daylight saving time, so ...  


Art of flintknapping on display

Alton HeraldAlton Herald - Feb 27, 2018
A FLINTKNAPPING workshop, organised by Whitehill and Bordon's Woolmer Forest Heritage Society, was held at the town's Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre. University of Southampton archaeologist James Dilley provided six hours of tuition to nine volunteers ...  

Jewelry Making

Jewelry making is communal crafting for all

Coast ReportCoast Report - Mar 7, 2018
Sullivan, a man with a warm and patient gait, teaches community education classes periodically at OCC along with his wife Christine Sullivan, covering everything from basic soldering to jewelry making and Christine Sullivan's upcoming silk scarf ...  


Knitting can reduce anxiety, depression, chronic pain and slow dementia, research reveals

The IndependentThe Independent - Mar 13, 2018
Knitting won't just result in a new sweater - research has found the hobby can also reduce depression and anxiety, slow the onset of dementia, and distract from chronic pain. Published by Knit for Peace, the findings are the result of extensive ...  


Modern macrame a crafty business

TheChronicleHerald.caTheChronicleHerald.ca - Feb 13, 2018
It was a lack of space and a love for plants that started a new home-based business for Coldbrook mom Erika Diehl. Her interest in houseplants was broader than her windowsills and she started imagining new ways to display her green thumb. Noticing her ...  


Tyrone Township Historical Society

Fenton Tri County TimesFenton Tri County Times - Mar 16, 2018
Tyrone Township Historical Society Anishinaabe Native American storyteller and beadwork master, Michael Jewel, will be speaking at the Tyrone Township Historical Society's March meeting on Monday, March 19. The meeting is at the Tyrone Township Hall ...  

Mail Art

Arts & Entertainment

NoozhawkNoozhawk - Mar 13, 2018
For up-to-date information about the project, visit www.sbac.ca.gov, e-mail art@sbac.ca.gov, or call 568-3992. The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is a division of the county's Community Services Department, serving as the local ...  


Origami inspires space startup's folding satellite antenna

CNNMoneyCNNMoney - Mar 9, 2018
Oxford Space Systems founder Mike Lawton uses origami to model his folding structures for satellites.  


Museum quality needlework tells timeless stories in Needlepoint event at Thistle Hill

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) - Feb 10, 2018
The fifth installment of a Needlepoint Love Story opens to the public at the beautiful Thistle Hill mansion on Feb. 22. More than 700 amazing pieces created by talented stitchers from across Texas will be on display in every nook and cranny of the ...  

Pressed Flowers

Haus Alkire Preserves Nature's Beauty With a Print Made of Pressed Flowers

Surface MagazineSurface Magazine - Mar 2, 2018
Jason and Julie Alkire flattened and photographed wild Swiss florae to create a one-of-a-kind motif. by Shyam Patel Photo by Max Gaskins March 02, 2018. Share. Back. Tweet · Facebook · Pin It; Copy url. Jason and Julie Alkire flattened and photographed ...  

Polymer Clay

Community Art Studio classes offered in watercolor, polymer clay
Red Bluff Daily News - Feb 22, 2018

Polymer clay workshops will meet 6-7:30 p.m. each Friday through March 16. You can come to just one or all. Cost for the workshops is $10 each, except for the dragon workshop, which is $15. Materials and tools provided. Feb. 23 we will create Steampunk ...  


Central Illinois experts offer tips for jumping into quilting | Local ...

Herald & ReviewHerald & Review - Mar 12, 2018
MATTOON — Local people passionate about stitching, fabric and embroidery showed off their wares and demonstrated new techniques to try out at the East Central Illinois Antique Farm Equipment Club.  

Rubber Stamping

Trump is hiring mini-me's

Washington PostWashington Post - Mar 14, 2018
The Senate must not continue rubber-stamping unqualified and ethically impaired nominees, of whom there are likely to be more, not fewer. It is far better to have capable “actings” in place than to introduce more chaos, ethical sloth and incompetence ...  


Talent Show, Scrapbooking, Masquerade Gala & More…

Osprey ObserverOsprey Observer - Mar 13, 2018
Mark your calendar for Friday, May 11 for the fourth annual Impact's Got Talent show based on the hit television show America's Got Talent. The family-friendly fundraiser kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale High School, located at 1700 Bloomingdale ...  


Museum sewing volunteers earn statewide recognition

Mankato Free PressMankato Free Press - Mar 12, 2018
Brenda Allen, volunteer coordinator at the museum, surprised the sewing ladies with the nomination. “The museum wouldn't be where we're at today without the volunteers we have,” she said. “We get so many kudos from all of the creations from the sewers ...  


Hannah Lynn Grace's Newly Released “Courage Rises From The Ashes” is a Tale About the Life Experiences of the ...
PR Web (press release) - Mar 16, 2018

She does sell some of the hips to Mrs. Acres, and she saves the rest to use in her soapmaking. Mother taught her how to make fine glycerin soap, and Mrs. Acres had taught her how to make the oils to scent it. She uses some of the soap as gifts and the ...  


Stained Glass

Lexington artist Joel Kowit crafts stained glass inspired by immunology

Wicked LocalWicked Local - Mar 14, 2018
Pay close attention, and you'll realize the stained glass piece “Passage,” one of several currently on display at Cary Memorial Library, doesn't depict birthday ribbons at all. Instead, it offers an artistic representation of a potassium channel ...  


Designers to give woodworking presentation

Monroe County PostMonroe County Post - Mar 14, 2018
Designers/artists, Mark and Sharon Diebolt, will give a presentation titled “Treebourne Woodworking: What it is Like Being Professional Woodworkers” at the March 27 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 p.m. at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann's ...  

Card Making

Discovery of fraudulent credit card-making operation leads to 58 charges

Burnaby NowBurnaby Now - Mar 9, 2018
By late December the team executed a search warrant on the house on English Bluff Road, and located a number of stolen items, including high end mountain bikes and construction tools, along with a fraudulent credit card making operation, including card ...  


Calligraphy, poetry & bookmobiles

Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe New Mexican - Mar 9, 2018
Pen vendors galore and free calligraphy lessons for children and adults highlight the 23rd annual Santa Fe Pen Fair, which takes over the DeVargas Center (179 Paseo de Peralta) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 11 ...  

Bone Carving

Special guest a coup for Mokau bone carving workshop

Taranaki Daily NewsTaranaki Daily News - Mar 1, 2018
Bone carver Owen Mapp is the special guest at the bone carving national workshop in Mokau. One of New Zealand's premier artisans to carve a career out of bone and semi-precious stone is headed Taranaki's way. Carver and archaeologist Owen Mapp has ...  

Stone Carving

Get Ready: Home and Garden Show Attracts 2500 Attendees
Nisqually Valley News - Mar 8, 2018

We're unveiling some exciting new features this year, including a brand new logo, more vendors, a stone carving demonstration from Tenino's favorite stone carvers, and awesome raffle prizes; and bringing back some familiar fan favorites. Ciscoe Morris ...  


The 45th annual Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival happens this weekend in Millersville

LancasterOnlineLancasterOnline - Mar 14, 2018
Not too many people know that most birds of prey have somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 feathers. But Al Jordan does. In fact, the Rochester, New York, bird carver can tell you specific numbers of tail feathers and flight feathers on, say, a red ...  


Site that once was the Lehman Brothers engraving factory will be converted to housing

New Haven RegisterNew Haven Register - Mar 16, 2018
NEW HAVEN — As proposed in the fall, Ocean Management has submitted a plan to the city for conversation of the long-closed Lehman Brothers engraving factory in East Rock to housing. There will be six townhouses, each with three bedrooms and 21 other ...  

Wool Spinning

OHCE district meeting, co-parenting class coming up
Examiner Enterprise - Mar 8, 2018

Topics include: wool spinning, cross stitch 101, made in Oklahoma products, laughter yoga, women and guns, quilting, aroma therapy, just what is an air fryer, butterflies, paper boxes, digitizing old photos and many more. Our keynote speaker, Lori ...  


Lilly Pulitzer & Pottery Barn launch home decor line featuring Lilly's ...

ABC Action NewsABC Action News - Mar 16, 2018
Obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer and all things Palm Beach style? You can now bring that style into your home with their new Pottery Barn home collaboration. The new line will make you feel like you're always on vacation in your own home. Pottery Barn's ...  

Woodblock Printing

Woodblock printing demo offered at SLA March 14

The Laconia Daily SunThe Laconia Daily Sun - Mar 13, 2018
HOLDERNESS — Local artist Matt Brown will give a presentation and demonstration on woodblock printing using the Japanese hanga traditional method at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 14, at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters at 534 US Route 3 in ...  


Experience a More Thorough Paint From Brushwork Painters

Digital JournalDigital Journal - Mar 5, 2018
York, PA - When it comes to finding a painting contractor, characteristics such as quality, workmanship, excellent results, and reliability should be top of mind. Delivering the best results with the highest customer satisfaction possible is exactly ...  


More Lithography/Mask Challenges
SemiEngineering - Mar 15, 2018

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss lithography and photomask technologies with Gregory McIntyre, director of the Advanced Patterning Department at Imec; Harry Levinson, senior fellow and senior director of technology research at ...  

Silkscreen Printing

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