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Former Bear River First Nation chief to facilitate basketry workshop at Kings County Museum in Kentville

The Digby CourierThe Digby Courier - May 24, 2018
KENTVILLE, NS - It's an event that will celebrate the contributions of the Mi'kmaq people through a partnership between Kentville's business and cultural communities. The Kentville Business Community and the Kings Historical Society will present a Mi ...  


Illustrious batik collection colors UNESCO Paris headquarters

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Jun 9, 2018
(Left to right) Jewelry designer Eliana Putri Antonio, Denny Wirawan, Edward Hutabarat, Oscar Lawalata and Program Director at Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation Renitasari Adrian attend the "Batik For The World" exhibition launch at the UNESCO ...  


Pre-Stretching Metal Before for Beading
Hot Rod Network - May 25, 2018

I have learned the benefits of pre-stretching sheetmetal panels before using a beading machine. This helps reduce distortion a lot, especially with larger beads. I have used an English wheel or a planishing hammer to do this, but I wonder if there are ...  


Blacksmithing in Laughlintown
Tribune-Review - Jun 16, 2018

The Ligonier Valley Historical Society is hosting its annual Children's Living History Weekend at the Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown this weekend. Saturday's events featured the Pittsburgh Area Artists-Blacksmith Association's Hammer In, where more ...  


Buccellati specialises in engraving techniques to create special effects for its jewellery

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - May 28, 2018
Mario Buccellati developed his understanding of goldsmithing during his apprenticeship at Beltrami & Besnati, a famed jeweller and goldsmith company. Since then, Buccellati's designs have consistently focused on highlighting traditional Italian ...  


Artist Profile: Judi Newland

Montrose Daily PressMontrose Daily Press - Jun 7, 2018
It lets you get the feel for silversmithing,” she said. “The first day is probably the hardest. Lighting the torch was a challenge.” She added, “You only figure it out by practice. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to try it. I found such a ...  


Constructive Market Analysis Of Global Hand Soldering : Forecast Period 2018-2025
TokenQuire (press release) - Jun 13, 2018

Questale has produced their latest report titled “Constructive Market Analysis Of Global Hand Soldering : Forecast Period 2018-2025” with the primary focus being to deliver in-depth market analysis and future forecast on the Global Hand Soldering market.  


What Are the New Status Ceramics (That Aren't Heath)?

New York MagazineNew York Magazine - Jun 10, 2018
There are two ways to think about status ceramics, really. Ceramics that you use daily, like dinnerware, and ceramics that sit on a credenza as art objet, never to be touched; except, perhaps, by a few peony stems. For this piece, we set out to find ...  

Candle Making

Urban Buzz Candle Co. finds success as Northside Marketplace, eBay Retail Revival business

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Jun 1, 2018
And while candle-making is an enjoyable hobby, Foster sees candles as much more -- they can have a serious impact on health. It all started when she visited Columbus with friends in 2014, and happened upon a busy candle-making shop for the public.  


Stitch in time: crochet craze harks back to fashion's crafty past

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 15, 2018
TV's Love Island boasts a number of fans, among them Dani Dyer, whose white and pastel crochet Missguided dress sold out out after she wore it on the show. On the high street, a multitude of items are springing up. This season Topshop is offering ...  

Doll Making

Wallowa students live the pioneer life ... for a day
Wallowa County Cheiftain - Jun 12, 2018

Weaving and rag-doll making were especially popular. Maggie Witherup, 8, and a third grader, said “it was fun to make a rag doll, but hard at the same time.” Andrew Nordtveldt, 11 and a fifth-grader, adorned his rag doll with a parachute. Weaving was ...  

Hand Puppets

Vermont Visual Arts

Rutland HeraldRutland Herald - Jun 16, 2018
Glover. Bread & Puppet Museum, through Nov. 1, fantastic collection of puppets of all sizes, from hand puppets to gigantic puppets used in parades and circuses, that fill a renovated 1860s barn, Route 122, Glover, 802-525-3031, www.breadandpuppet.org.  


Team develops novel micro-embossing equipment for precision optical microstructures

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Jun 14, 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel micro-embossing device for manufacturing precision glass lenses with high image quality. The lenses have the resolution required for state-of-the-art optical instruments and devices in ...  


Community Manufacturing Solutions in Kingston blends old-fashion business model with modern technology

The Daily FreemanThe Daily Freeman - Jun 10, 2018
Fenwick grew up in Hurley, helping with his family's business, Stucki Embroidering. The company, which closed five years ago, was known for making the stars for American flags. Zalinsky had run a company called Elite Carry Systems for 25 years. And, if ...  

Fabric Painting

Lynda L. Sweetser
Stowe Today - May 18, 2018

Lynda enjoyed crafts, especially knitting, crocheting, sewing and fabric painting; playing cards and games; and bowling, both tenpin and candlepin. She loved the outdoors and walking her dogs. She also enjoyed country music and going to dances. Lynda ...  


Natural Resource Camp engages teens in outdoors

Blue Mountain EagleBlue Mountain Eagle - Jun 7, 2018
Classes and activities include: wetland ecology, Logan Valley geology, aspen management, archery, fire ecology, range health, leather craft photojournalism, flintknapping and archeology, fly tying, woodworking and more. The camp usually costs $250 but ...  

Jewelry Making

Albuquerque Museum to display jewelry-making exhibit

KRQE News 13KRQE News 13 - May 31, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An exhibit coming to the Albuquerque Museum celebrates New Mexico's history of jewelry making. Around 300 artists representing a range of cultures will have work on display, including a couple of art professors from New ...  


Local Nonprofit Aims to Put Knitting on Display in Clarendon This Weekend

ARL nowARL now - Jun 8, 2018
“We want to spread the word that working with your hands and knitting and making something can have health benefits,” Project Knitwell Executive Director Michelle Maynard told ARLnow. “The science is starting to catch up with what knitters and other ...  


Teens Will Love Customizing These Simple DIY Macrame Bracelets

Momtastic (blog)Momtastic (blog) - Jun 6, 2018
Friendship bracelets have certainly stood the test of time, but the styles have changed a little. Now, rather than simple braided bracelets, macrame is trending, and you can use basic techniques to DIY simple macrame bracelets with beads and colorful ...  


Children's festival offers lesson in reconciliation through traditional beadwork

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jun 2, 2018
"Beadwork is something that is coming back," explains Morin, who has been in charge of programming at the museum for more than a dozen years. "Maybe in future they'll want to pick up a needle and some beads and create some of the work like some of the ...  

Mail Art

Graphic Epistles: Fred Burton's mail art is vibrant, unusual

Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier - May 20, 2018
There is a long history of artists creating mail art, such as Picasso, and of course, Burton. He previously taught in the University of Northern Iowa art department and is professor emeritus in painting and drawing at the Memphis (Tenn.) College of Art ...  


DIY: Make origami box using a sheet of paper
The Punch - Jun 15, 2018

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures, is useful for home decoration. With the following steps, you can learn to make elegant origami boxes out of chiyogami, that is, a paper with colourful patterns on one side ...  


Are You Into Needlepoint or Vintage Clothing? There's a Crawl for That

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal - May 22, 2018
The needlepoint tour, which took about 18 months to plan, brought 16 women earlier this month to stores like Shipwreck Beads, Luv2Stitch and A Stitch in Time. The organizers gave them a canvas to work on throughout the trip and they visited stores ...  

Pressed Flowers

10+ Creative DIY Projects That Turn Dried Up Flowers Into Pressed Works of Art

My Modern MetMy Modern Met - May 17, 2018
Have you ever wished you could extend the life of a bouquet of flowers? Doing so is easier than you think. And no, we haven't found some anti-aging miracle for plants, but we have discovered a lot of DIY projects using pressed flowers. By preserving ...  

Polymer Clay

The Magic & Beauty of Polymer Clay: Creations by Judith N. Ligon

The Crozet GazetteThe Crozet Gazette - May 21, 2018
During the month of June, Crozet Artisan Depot proudly presents polymer clay artwork by Guest Artist Judith N. Ligon. Judith will be at the Second Saturday Opening Reception on June 9th from 3-5pm in the historic Crozet train depot. We are thrilled to ...  


Comings & Goings: Pecatonica quilting store re-opening with more space, quilting materials

Rockford Register StarRockford Register Star - Jun 14, 2018
PECATONICA — Cassie Schlais' quilting store has gone from one Main Street storefront to three, and the store's name has gone from Lucky 2B Quilting to Lucky Quilt Company. To celebrate, she's hosting a June 21 to June 23 grand reopening celebration.  

Rubber Stamping

Groups Challenge Trump Administration's Rubber-stamping of Keystone XL Permit
Natural Resources Defense Council - May 24, 2018

Great Falls, Mont. – Environmental and landowner groups today argued in federal court that the Trump administration's rubber-stamp approval of a cross-border permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline violated environmental laws and should be vacated.  


NSDAR learns about documenting history through scrapbooking
The Middlesboro Daily News - May 20, 2018

The Major George Gibson Chapter NSDAR met April 28, 2018 in Rose Hill, Virginia. Members present were Regent Nancy Britton, Andrea Cheak, Dolores Ham, Sharon Harrell, Judy Hounshell, Rebecca (Becky) Jones, Linda Lawson, Agnes Marcum, Fay ...  


Digital sewing: Something to learn — and love — this summer

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - Jun 13, 2018
You don't have to be a sewing lover to be into fashion. You just need a little curiosity and creativity. And maybe a class to test your skills. Recently, I took a sewing class at Ace Sewing & Vacuum Center in Pompano Beach. But this wasn't the kind of ...  


4 things to do this weekend in DeKalb

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - May 31, 2018
If you've ever wanted to find out how to make homemade, all natural soap, join the cold-process soapmaking class happening this Sunday at the Spruill Center for the Arts. In this interactive, hands-on class, you'll learn how to use natural ingredients ...  


Raymond: Spinning a modern tale?

Financial ExpressFinancial Express - Jun 17, 2018
The mention of Raymond automatically elicits recollection of The Complete Man imagery. While the garment major has carefully crafted an aspirational image over decades, it isn't an image the customer of today necessarily wants to look up to or can ...  

Stained Glass

Norwich to host pioneering display of stained glass

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Jun 11, 2018
One of Britain's leading lights in the art of stained glass will be given the run of the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts in a pioneering show that has tested the technical limits of the centuries-old medium. More than 30 stained glass panels and ...  


NK Woodworking & Design always finds a way to create 'the coolest thing possible'

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Jun 8, 2018
THERE ARE A FEW things Nathie Katzoff, the 30-year-old founder of NK Woodworking & Design, just is not going to do: 1. Rely on machinery, instead of the 30 or so artisan craftspeople working for him, to create incredibly detailed, expertly designed, ...  

Card Making

Two people arrested for identity theft, 200 people may be affected

KGW.comKGW.com - Jun 13, 2018
They believe Devranos and Collins used stolen mail, checks, and the identification card making machines to create fake driver's incenses that were used to rent apartments, cars, and open store credit cards. Investigators believe there may be at least ...  


Introduction to Brush Calligraphy

Saratoga.comSaratoga.com - Jun 14, 2018
This workshop is designed for beginners looking to start a new hobby or incorporate calligraphy into their other artwork. With Jordan Truster & Jillian Reece. Students will start by learning the proper way to hold and use a brush pen, basic lettering ...  

Bone Carving

Profile: Carving Mongolian culture on animal bones
Xinhua - Jun 18, 2018

By carving auspicious images, animals or grassland scenery on the bones, he has been keeping alive Mongolian bone carving, although its traditional functions have been gradually lost in modern times. When Serguleng's motorbike comes into sight, his ...  

Stone Carving

Stone-carving villagers make Indian officials jittery

The EconomistThe Economist - Jun 7, 2018
AT A crossroads outside the hamlet of Hakadua, in the state of Jharkhand, a small and solemn group of villagers gathers around a slab of rock erected near a sacred grove. Under the noon blaze a white-whiskered priest and a troupe of young women in red ...  


Woodcarving sets the stage for traditional theatre in east China

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase 'Chinese opera'? Many people might think of Peking opera – but China's theatre tradition goes beyond the capital, with over 300 varieties of opera from different areas across the country. Leping in southeast ...  


Engraving Error Put Date on Wrong Gravestone in Sunapee

Valley NewsValley News - Jun 1, 2018
Sunapee — When Richard James Morse kneeled down to plant flowers in front of his family headstone in Eastman Cemetery last week, he expected the memorial to look the same as it did the last time he visited. The granite arch still sat over a large rose ...  

Wool Spinning

Amish Heritage Center plans sheep-shearing, wool-spinning event
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - May 31, 2018

CHESTERVILLE — The Illinois Amish Heritage Center under development on 5 acres along Illinois Route 133 between Chesterville and Arthur will hold a sheep-shearing and wool-spinning event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It will feature sheep shearing, ...  


A glimpse at Lalejin, a world pottery capital

Tehran TimesTehran Times - Jun 11, 2018
A photo depicts artisans doing their routine in Lalejin, a world pottery capital in west-central Iran, on June 10, which also marks the World Handicrafts Day. Located in Hamedan Province, Lalejin is one of the most essential centers for production of ...  

Woodblock Printing

Art of the woodblock: HOOVES ON THE MOVE exhibit opens today

Walla Walla Union-BulletinWalla Walla Union-Bulletin - Jun 6, 2018
Some of her creations are in the woodblock printing or mokuhanga technique in Japan, best known for its use of single sheets and rich colors. Fluent in speaking, reading and writing Japanese, “Moilanen's works are loaded with references to Ukiyo-e's ...  


John Whalley “Brushwork” Opening Reception

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - May 21, 2018
Please join us Thursday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. for the opening reception of “Brushwork”, John Whalley's 8th solo exhibition at Greenhut Galleries. This exhibition of paintings and drawings continues Whalley's exploration of reclaiming discarded tools, ...  


Electron Beam Lithography System EBL Market: Research Report ...

Cherry GrrlFinancial Analysis - Jun 11, 2018
The” Electron Beam Lithography System EBL Market” Report 2022, offers a in-depth understanding and insightful Outlook along with definition, segmentation, ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Promotional customized logo printed neoprene gaming mouse pad

Global SourcesGlobal Sources - Jun 14, 2018
1.Size: 35*25cm or customized 2.Thicknesses: 1-5mm 3.Logos: silkscreen printing, heat-transfer printing. Product features: 1.With EN71 and SGS marks 2.Convenient for your wrist 3.High-quality material to keep the mouse pad firmly in place 4.  

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