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Basketry exhibit to open in gallery at Peters Valley
New Jersey Herald - Aug 30, 2017

SANDYSTON -- A new exhibit, "All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century," will open in the Sally D. Francisco Gallery at the Peters Valley School of Craft on Sept. 16 and run through Oct. 29. The formal exhibit reception and talk will be ...  


Thousands expected at this year's Batik Fun Walk

New Straits Times OnlineNew Straits Times Online - Sep 11, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: Don't be surprised if you see thousands of people dressed all in batik walking some of the streets of the federal capital on Oct 8. Some 3,000 people are expected to take part in the Batik Fun Walk by Yayasan Budi Penyayang and National ...  


The Bookshelf: Beading circle and more

The Daily CitizenThe Daily Citizen - Sep 17, 2017
Beading Circle Dalton is not the only program we offer for adults. We offer a monthly movie night for adults where patrons can come watch a newly released movie and enjoy free refreshments like popcorn and soft drinks. We also offer a program called ...  


Freetown forge sparks interest in blacksmithing - News

Taunton Daily GazetteTaunton Daily Gazette - Sep 10, 2017
Learn more about Forged in Freetown at the Freetown Historical Society's open house on Sunday.  


Andy Warhol's Piaget watch will hit the auction block in November

Architectural Digest IndiaArchitectural Digest India - Sep 15, 2017
This unconventional watch displays the finest Piaget goldsmithing. Luxury Swiss watchmaker Piaget is reiterating its support for the 7th edition of Only Watch, an international watchmaking charity event that helps raise funds for scientific and medical ...  


Jewellery & Silversmithing course
Hampshire Chronicle - Sep 19, 2017

Whilst this 10 week silversmithing & Jewellery course is aimed at those with some experience or those who wish to work on their own projects in an open studio it is also suitable for complete beginners as lessons will be based around students ...  


Incorporating Nitrogen in Soldering and Reflow Processes to Maximize Device Reliability
AZoM - Sep 22, 2017

Digicom Electronics, Inc., a technology and quality-driven electronics manufacturing services company, currently produces its own nitrogen to use in its selective soldering, solder reflow and hand soldering manufacturing processes in order to ...  


The Ceramics of Manises

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Sep 17, 2017
The ceramics fest is not limited to this street. There is also the municipal Museum of Ceramics on Carrer Sagrari, which presents the various production techniques used throughout the centuries. The top floor features a small gallery with modern ...  

Candle Making

Tehachapi Artisan Festival carries on the traditional values of handmade goods
The Bakersfield Californian - Sep 18, 2017

Caldwell started her own artisinal venture of candle making when trying to come up with activities for a kids camp. “Everyone needs a creative outlet,” Caldwell said. “My niece is starting to make candles and it's neat to be able to mentor her.” Hanson ...  


Rosenblum: Minnesota inmates crochet way to redemption in Project Teddy Bear

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 17, 2017
Those who knew how to crochet were patiently teaching others. Racial groups that never spoke to one another sat together to learn the craft. Staff members and inmates were communicating about designs. As the program grew to about 25 men, Poch knew ...  

Doll Making

Tamworth Regional Gallery exhibition explores cultural significance of doll-making

The Northern Daily LeaderThe Northern Daily Leader - Sep 19, 2017
A NEW exhibition at Tamworth's gallery is offering insight into indigenous culture through the art of doll-making. The “Re-stitching Culture” exhibit features yarning dolls created locally through the Gomeroi Gaaynggal program, as well as the six ...  

Hand Puppets

USGS whooping crane role ends after 51 years

Kankakee Daily JournalKankakee Daily Journal - Sep 21, 2017
To prevent the cranes from becoming tame, the humans donned crane costumes, guided their charges with crane hand-puppets and never spoke a word around them. For several years, part of the training involved teaching some whoopers to follow an ...  


Embossing Plus, MGI and Konica Minolta Announce First US JETvarnish 3D Evolution Industry Service

Printing ImpressionsPrinting Impressions - Aug 25, 2017
MELBOURNE, Fla. - August 25, 2017 - Premier Minnesota trade finisher, Embossing Plus, has announced the launch of the first JETvarnish 3D Evolution (Evo) print enhancement services program in the United States. The MGI JETvarnish Evolution is the ...  


Bedouin women 'misled' into embroidering gown for NYFW

Aljazeera.comAljazeera.com - Sep 13, 2017
FeaturesPalestine 13 September 2017. Bedouin women 'misled' into embroidering gown for NYFW. Palestinian NGO says it unintentionally helped fundraise for an Israeli group promoting Jewish settlement in the Negev. 13 Sep 2017 11:42 GMT |. Listen to ...  

Fabric Painting

Local artists to take center stage at Plainsboro festival

MyCentralJersey.comMyCentralJersey.com - Sep 15, 2017
Also showing bookmark art will be Vien Lee. There will be opportunities to try Chinese knot-tying with Allison and Grace Kwok, felt-making with Nelly Kouzmina, fabric painting with Sheela Raj, or acrylic painting with Sweety Mehta. If you ever wondered ...  


Ocmulgee Indian Festival Preview

The ClusterThe Cluster - Sep 15, 2017
Flintknapping, the making of flaked or chipped stone tools, will also be demonstrated by pre-historic interpreters. “Something new this year for visitors is that the Chief of the Muscogee Creek Nation will address the crowd Saturday morning,” David said.  

Jewelry Making

Jewelry making: Hobby soon turns into full-time passion for PCC student

Pueblo ChieftainPueblo Chieftain - Sep 11, 2017
CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/BRYAN KELSEN Pueblo Community College jewelry instructor David Edwards looks on as Kim Kowalski utilizes a torch during a jewelry-making class Wednesday. Kowalski utilizes what some would consider bizarre materials in her craft, ...  


Rapper Method Man's Friday show at the Knitting Factory has been postponed

Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog)Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog) - Sep 14, 2017
Method Man, the Long Island rapper best known for his tenure with the hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan, will not, it turns out, be appearing at the Knitting Factory tomorrow night. The venue confirmed to the Inlander that the concert has been moved ...  


Why knot? Macrame classes come to Mount Holly
Burlington County Times - Sep 15, 2017

You might want to think old — really old. Macrame, which comes from the word "fringe," originated in the 13th century. Elements of the craft go back even further. Macrame spread throughout the Western Hemisphere from Arabic weavers to Spanish settlers.  


Poppe to demonstrate her beadwork Thursday

The Lawton ConstitutionThe Lawton Constitution - Sep 20, 2017
Martine Poppe has been working with beads for 25 years and enjoys it so much that she calls herself a "handaholic." "I can't keep my hands still," Poppe said. "I have to keep them busy and working on something all the time." The evidence of her work is ...  

Mail Art

Converging in art

The HinduThe Hindu - Sep 8, 2017
Langer's project titled 'Mail Art' used social media to connect with artists all over the world. He has also worked on on creating awareness on the water scarcity in Africa. Kolkata-based artist Dhiraj Choudhary created art using patchwork figures ...  


3D printed electronics that fold themselves into "origami" shapes as they cool
Boing Boing - Sep 14, 2017

MIT and Amherst material science researchers have published a paper in ACS Applied Material & Interfaces that describes an untouched-by-human-hands method for making self-folding circuits with a 3D printer; the materials are laid down precisely so that ...  


Needlepoint groups display work at museum

Aiken StandardAiken Standard - Sep 21, 2017
The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild and the Aiken Stitchin' Belles, the local chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America, are co-sponsoring an exhibit of needlepoint items at the Aiken County Historical Museum until October. Carole ...  

Pressed Flowers

Language of flowers workshop for kids

Thehour.comThehour.com - Aug 26, 2017
Wilton Historical Society Museum Educator Lola Chen will discuss pressed flowers and the “language of flowers” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.  

Polymer Clay

10 things to do at Saturday's Party on the Pavement

Journal TimesJournal Times - Sep 21, 2017
Witness art in action at the Artists Gallery, 401 Main St. Artists will demonstrate techniques including wood turning, raku ceramics firing, polymer clay molding, sketching, painting, jewelry making and more at this cooperative gallery, which is ...  


Exhibit shows off quilting art
The Winchester Star - Sep 19, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury's art committee has announced the upcoming exhibit in Lawrence Gallery called “Quilting with the Stars.” The exhibit begins on Friday with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will remain through Nov. 14.  

Rubber Stamping

Edmonton Catholic school trustee not seeking re-election after 'rubber stamping' policies

CBC.caCBC.ca - Sep 19, 2017
An outspoken Edmonton Catholic school board trustee is not seeking reelection because she says she does not want to simply "rubber stamp" decisions made by school administrators anymore. Patricia Grell said Monday she faced too many challenges in ...  


Scrapbooking fundraiser to benefit Indiana Township K9 unit
Tribune-Review - Sep 5, 2017

An all-day scrapbooking event Sept. 9 in Indiana Township will benefit the police department's K9 unit. K9 Officer Scott Palmer said he and his partner, Ares, are familiar faces in the community, assisting not only the township but all municipalities ...  


Wanted: Vermonters' old bicycles and sewing machines

BurlingtonFreePress.comBurlingtonFreePress.com - Sep 20, 2017
A group of former Peace Corps volunteers is collecting used bicycles and sewing machines on Saturday. The donations will be sent to people in developing countries to help them work their way out of poverty. Since 1999, Pedals for Progress has shipped ...  


Midlands Farm Tour Offers Look at Diversity of Area Farms

Free TimesFree Times - Sep 6, 2017
Terra Kotta and Six Berry are both organic farms with an emphasis on education, providing lessons on composting, culinary cooking, pasture raising and even soapmaking. Mercer is one of the very few organic wineries in the country. They not only work on ...  


Are Vanderbilt football run game, Ralph Webb spinning wheels or just revving up?

The TennesseanThe Tennessean - Sep 14, 2017
Is there anything wrong with Vanderbilt's ground game that a looser defense and a little time couldn't fix? In two convincing wins, Ralph Webb — Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher — has only 103 yards and a 2.8 yards-per-carry average heading into ...  

Stained Glass

History in stained glass: Community Heritage Wall public art piece tells the story of Badger, Minn.

Grand Forks HeraldGrand Forks Herald - Sep 22, 2017
The Badger Community Heritage Wall—as Kruger's public art project is called—uses thousands of stained glass pieces to tell the story of the town's history and culture. Sometime next summer, Kruger's stained glass creation will be mounted on a cement ...  


Humber College Industrial Woodworking Technician program
woodworkingnetwork.com - Sep 18, 2017

Located just north of Toronto International Airport, at the Humber Centre for Trades & Technology Industrial Woodworking Technician diploma program provides the knowledge and skills to construct cabinets and fine furniture using both traditional ...  

Card Making

Card making classes at Tilbury library

ckreview.cackreview.ca - Sep 22, 2017
Join Jenn Ford from CK Card Connection at the Tilbury Branch, Chatham-Kent Public Library every month for a different card making class. Bring your own adhesive and scissors to each class if you have them. All other materials are included in the cost ...  


Teens take part in calligraphy class at Albany-Springfield Library

The Livingston Parish News (press release) (subscription)The Livingston Parish News (press release) (subscription) - Sep 20, 2017
ALBANY -- Asayo Dvorak said she started learning calligraphy because she “just wanted to memorize Bible verses.” She had no idea she'd still be doing it, long after she learned all those scriptures. After years of doodling in her diary, Dvorak turned ...  

Bone Carving

Artist profile: Raf Franco, bone carving

Siskiyou Daily NewsSiskiyou Daily News - Sep 1, 2017
Many people might look at an animal's bones and see something that needs to be buried or thrown away – but for local artist Raf Franco, bones are a canvas that hold the potential for innumerable designs. By David Smithdsmith@siskiyoudaily.com.  

Stone Carving

Medicalized, Infantilized Yale Fears Stone Carving

NewsmaxNewsmax - Aug 31, 2017
Its Committee on Art in Public Spaces has discovered that a stone carving that has adorned an entrance to Sterling Memorial Library since it opened 86 years ago has become "not appropriate." The carving, according to Yale Alumni Magazine, depicts "a ...  


Fire destroys woodcarving gallery in Oceana County

Fox17Fox17 - Sep 20, 2017
OCEANA COUNTY, Mich. — A woodcarving gallery in Grant Township was destroyed after a fire Monday morning. The Ellen St. James Woodcarving Gallery went up in flames during the early-morning inferno, which included an explosion. Also destroyed was ...  


Bauman Engraving and Signs expands; adds new product line

UpperMichigansSource.comUpperMichigansSource.com - Sep 19, 2017
"You know, we're a relatively small company but, at least on the industrial side, we kind of, I would say, we have a pretty good national presence," Bauman Engraving & Signs president Tom Dudek said. "We have customers all over the country, and we're ...  

Wool Spinning

The art of spinning makes a comeback with Hamilton elders eager to teach their craft
ABC Online - Aug 30, 2017

From marmalade making to crochet, many traditional forms of craft and cooking are having a resurgence, not least the art of spinning wool. After nearly 50 years of spinning and chatting, the Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild in western Victoria is expanding.  


Get a Classic Dutch Pottery Pattern—on Your Walls and Drapes

Wall Street Journal (subscription)Wall Street Journal (subscription) - Sep 21, 2017
We all know the iconic Delft pattern: the blue-and-white windmills, peacocks, florals that hail from Holland and are as deeply Dutch as Vermeer. But until recently, it lived chiefly on pottery. For the first time in the 400-year history of Royal Delft ...  

Woodblock Printing

September 2017
CultureMap Dallas - Sep 18, 2017

Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Japanese Woodblock Course with Kazuko Goto This four-part course, led by local printmaker Kazuko Goto, will teach the traditional process of Japanese woodblock printing. Japanese woodblock, also known as moku ...  


BrushWork Society hosting Buckhead show/benefit

MDJOnline.comMDJOnline.com - Sep 9, 2017
The BrushWork Society, a collective of 12 artists, is hosting a major art show and sale in Buckhead Nov. 2 through 4. Twenty percent of artwork sales will benefit Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, which provides medical care to the underserved ...  


EV Group Receives Multiple Lithography and Metrology System Orders for Wafer-Level Optics Manufacturing

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Sep 11, 2017
ST. FLORIAN, Austria, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it has received multiple orders for its ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Andy Warhol exhibition at High extended to Sept. 10

WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta - Aug 29, 2017
He discovered the process of silkscreen printing in 1962 and produced his first portfolio of screenprints, “Marilyn Monroe,” in 1967 at his legendary Factory studio. Subsequently, silkscreen printing became synonymous with Warhol's career from the ...  

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