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The Art of Basketweaving
KCET - Mar 24, 2018

Native American basketry has long been viewed as a community craft, yet the artistic quality and value of these baskets are on par with other fine art. Now Native peoples across the country are revitalizing basketry traditions and the country looks to ...  


Jokowi Changes His Denim Jacket to Batik and Sarong in MUFFEST

Tempo.coTempo.co - Apr 19, 2018
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has officially opened the Muslim Fashion Festival (MUFFEST) Indonesia in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Senayan, wearing a batik shirt and blue sarong. Jokowi was previously seen wearing his viral ...  


Monroe library hosts beading event for kids
CT Post - Mar 31, 2018

MONROE — Residents can let their kids tap into their creative side with a beading event this coming Tuesday. The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike, in the children's ...  


Blacksmithing is alive and well in 21st century Charleston

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - Apr 8, 2018
Now a new book, “The Art & Craft of the Blacksmith: Techniques and Inspiration for the Modern Smith,” ($24.99, Quarry Books) by Robert Thomas of Robert Thomas Iron Design in North Charleston, puts one more feather in the cap of blacksmithing in ...  


Open Project's Manifattura Bulgari in Valenza combines innovation with tradition

Floornature.comFloornature.com - Apr 4, 2018
The restored building, “Cascina dell'Orefice”, has a long history tied with the history of Italian goldsmithing. In the early nineteenth century the farmhouse was owned by a famous goldsmith, Francesco Caramora, followed by other members of the same ...  


Historic Deerfield holds Patriots' Day muster

The RecorderThe Recorder - Apr 14, 2018
Throughout the day, horse-drawn wagons teeming with smiling families toured the centuries-old village. Other activities included demonstrations of gunsmithing, silversmithing, powder horn crafting and open-hearth cooking. Stephen Smithers, of Ashfield ...  


The Art of Soldering

MotherboardMotherboard - Apr 13, 2018
Suffice it to say, electronics folks take their soldering seriously. Another example: Whenever soon-to-retire YouTube electronics expert Ben Heck does a soldering video, the comments are inevitably full of people criticizing both his soldering ...  


National competition the crown of San Angelo's Ceramics Weekend

San Angelo Standard TimesSan Angelo Standard Times - Apr 13, 2018
For Howard Taylor, director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition is like one big family reunion. “By the end of that weekend I'm pretty run out,” Taylor said. “It's exciting. It's one of the biggest art ...  

Candle Making

Candle-making social enterprise helping nonprofit prevent human trafficking

Columbus Business FirstColumbus Business First - Mar 29, 2018
Amber Runyon founded Eleventh Candle Co. in 2015 as a for-profit spinoff of her nonprofit, Legacy. Eleventh Candle Co. is a social enterprise whose social impact is to redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse ...  


Silver Creek students crochet quilt to raise money for ALS

theifp.catheifp.ca - Apr 17, 2018
The students from Silver Creek Public School's crochet club only had 20 minutes each week to work on the project, but they were determined to complete it. Led by teacher librarian Elizabeth Cook, a number of students from grades 3 through 8 began ...  

Doll Making

Local woman finds joy in doll making

Bastrop Daily EnterpriseBastrop Daily Enterprise - Apr 13, 2018
Nell Bennett's sewing table is covered in pins, scissors, and scraps of fabric, a rather unassuming set of supplies seen in many houses, but with these she creates extraordinary dolls that bring happiness to many children. Bennett got started making ...  

Hand Puppets

Craft: When hand puppets cry ...

Bloomington Pantagraph (blog)Bloomington Pantagraph (blog) - Mar 29, 2018
You can have your Captain America, thanks. Just let us keep our Commander USA. Alas, no longer. The Commander and his trusty hand puppet, Lefty, have departed for that big 1980s version of the USA Network in the sky, where Groovie Movies still reign ...  


Why Are Credit Card Numbers on the Back Now?

Slate MagazineSlate Magazine - Apr 18, 2018
As issuers experimented with design, traditional embossing continued to fall out of favor. The technique, which is more susceptible to wear and tear, was also harder to apply on metal cards, which became more popular in the late 1990s because of the ...  


Embroidering Electronics Into the Next Generation of 'Smart' Fabrics

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Mar 12, 2018
... flexible and largely unnoticed by their wearers. That's true today for sensors, many of which are even machine-washable. But most antennas and batteries are rigid and not waterproof, so they need to be detached from the clothing before washing it ...  

Fabric Painting

In a mission to recapture the lost world for children
Gulf Times - Apr 6, 2018

Abdullah, who specialises in paper craft, clay art, jewellery designing, and fabric painting, among others, was available for a glass painting workshop on Friday as part of QatArt's mini market. She also holds workshops for institutions like Qatar ...  


ISU students to participate in Archaeology Field School in Kimberly this May at mammoth site

Idaho State UniversityIdaho State University - Apr 10, 2018
Additionally, students will participate in evening workshops covering flintknapping, geoarchaeology and Pleistocene megafauna. The findings of the field school will be housed at the Idaho Museum of Natural History for two years to give Speer and his ...  

Jewelry Making

Rudolf Heltzel's Pendants Are Decades in the Making

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 2, 2018
Mr. Heltzel said he believed that the skill of jewelry making was disappearing: “Once people knew jewelry designers by name. Every city had a modern jewelry gallery. That's all gone.” Most contemporary jewelry, he said, is designed on a computer and ...  


Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab Creates Automated Knitting Processes for 3D Meshes

3DPrint.com3DPrint.com - Apr 16, 2018
You might be surprised to find out how often the worlds of knitting and 3D printing collide, with innovation and technological savvy that offers a wide range of new benefits for all involved. From a circular 3D printed knitting machine to projects ...  


Spotlight: OMART, Macrame, Digital Art and Spring Fiesta

WMFEWMFE - Apr 6, 2018
There's a special exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art called “Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art and Culture” that has inspired a fun family day celebrating Native American culture. This free event features hands-on activities, storytelling, music ...  


Tiny adornment
Albuquerque Journal - Apr 15, 2018

Beadwork Adorns the World” opens at Santa Fe's Museum of Inte rnational Folk Art on Friday, April 20, encompassing about 260 objects, multiple countries and tribes. Former MOIFA director Marsha Bol organized the exhibit around life stages, gender ...  

Mail Art

Canton Mail Art Call Features Worldwide Work

WKSU NewsWKSU News - Feb 9, 2018
"Things from Africa or Australia, China, Japan, Finland, Germany Greece, India. It's really been amazing," Director of Marketing Rob Lehr said. Many submissions came in from all over Ohio, as well, with much of the work around the size of a standard ...  


Garden origami

Henrico CitizenHenrico Citizen - Apr 13, 2018
Origami in the Garden” is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box, and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse ...  


The New Status Craft Is Embroidery

New York MagazineNew York Magazine - Mar 15, 2018
Then I saw it everywhere: at the Soho Converse store, where Brooklyn artist Brian Blakely recently spent a weekend chain-stitching cherries onto high-tops; in Rachel Comey on colorful needlepoint slip-ons and purses; on Connie Britton, who wore a ...  

Pressed Flowers

Flowers and fairy tales delight at annual Macy's show
Marin Independent Journal - Mar 30, 2018

Go native with a weeklong celebration of native plants by shopping a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, take wildflower walks in Novato, Point Reyes or Forest Knolls, learn how to make pressed flowers at ...  

Polymer Clay

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Meet the local artist who makes lifelike dolls

The Bakersfield CalifornianThe Bakersfield Californian - Apr 17, 2018
Lynn Cartwright's creative mind came in handy when she was a fashion designer for 46 years and she continues to put it to use today as a lifelike polymer-clay doll maker. What started as a hobby, doll making has become her second career, and the ...  


Raffle raises funds for MEC quilting group

MerrillfotonewsMerrillfotonews - Apr 13, 2018
For the past three years, John Boucher has collected Crown Royal bags from area taverns as a fund raiser for the Merrill Enrichment Center. He brings the bags to the MEC quilting group who use the bags to create a queen size quilt. It takes the ladies ...  

Rubber Stamping

Letter: Candidate rubber-stamping president's agenda

Dubois County Free PressDubois County Free Press - Apr 12, 2018
The apparent theme of Mike Braun's campaign has evolved from pledging to do whatever he can to advance the Trump agenda to accusing his opponents of being cardboard figures who rubber-stamped the bad policies of on-going wars and large federal deficits ...  


Scrapbooking day to benefit Coats for Kids Fund

Lewiston Sun JournalLewiston Sun Journal - Mar 28, 2018
LEWISTON — A paper-crafting and scrapbooking day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Holy Family Church Hall, Sabattus Street. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 106, proceeds will benefit the Coats for Kids Fund. Corinne ...  


Sewing Kits, Umbilical Cords, and Mold: Here's What You Keep in Royal Dansk Tins

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Apr 12, 2018
Several weeks ago, we asked Gastro Obscura readers to send in accounts of what they have found (or now keep) inside their Royal Dansk cookie tins. We were investigating a curiosity: The tins always seem to hold odd trinkets, and more often than not ...  


How a Newark entrepreneur made soapmaking the new 'paint night'

Technical.ly DelawareTechnical.ly Delaware - Jan 17, 2018
Self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Rachel Binkley ordered candlemaking supplies a few years ago, looking for a creative outlet. As it turned out, she's not a fan of candlemaking, but it led her to the craft she loves: soapmaking. “I knew pretty much ...  


Stained Glass

Historic Syracuse church uncovers stained glass windows, and they're beautiful

Syracuse.comSyracuse.com - Apr 18, 2018
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Assumption Church has graced Syracuse's Northside for a century and a half, but the appearance of its stained glass windows in recent years has given passersby the mistaken impression that it's closed. The protective plexiglass panels ...  


Rockler Woodworking and Hardware to host Make & Take classes

MDJOnline.comMDJOnline.com - Apr 17, 2018
Both the Kennesaw and Sandy Springs locations of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will host free Make & Take classes on May 5. Participants will learn basic woodworking skills while handcrafting a wooden jewelry tree, which can be a gift for Mother's ...  

Card Making

Card-making at Kalona Public Library
The Kalona News - Apr 4, 2018

There will be a free workshop for adults ages 55 and over on Tuesday, April 10, from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Kalona Public Library. Call (319) 656-3501 to register. Participants can cheer someone up with the handmade cards they create. Library staff will ...  


This calligraphy wizard recreates logos with a pen

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Apr 12, 2018
Lester feels this is the best time to be a calligrapher, especially because of how big it is on social media: “Social media has been incredible for calligraphy. It is wonderful to see how something as ancient as calligraphy translates on to the ...  

Bone Carving

A bone to pick at Knockaloe

Isle of Man TodayIsle of Man Today - Apr 8, 2018
Vivien Roworth from Peel contacted them and gave them a Knockaloe bone carving. It was hand-crafted from a beef bone by one of the Knockaloe internees from the First World War and depicts a rose on one side and the wording 'Knockaloe 1914—1916 ...  

Stone Carving

Is stone carving discovered in Meath the face of Catherine de Valois?

Irish TimesIrish Times - Apr 1, 2018
It was found by the vendor – who has consigned it to be auctioned – almost 50 years ago on land he owns in Co Meath. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told The Irish Times that when digging to put in a septic tank he had been “clearing a pile of ...  


The beautiful art of woodcarving

fox13now.comfox13now.com - Apr 11, 2018
The Great Salt Lake woodcarving club is the oldest active carving club in Utah. About 40 of them meet every Tuesday at Wheeler farm and create beautiful pieces of art out of wood. From statues to bobbleheads, there's nothing these carvers can't do ...  


I:40 Awards and Engraving to open

Muskogee Daily PhoenixMuskogee Daily Phoenix - Apr 18, 2018
"This a good natural fit," Updike said. "We can do all kinds of specialty engraving on about anything that is metal or wood — the sky's the limit." He has been designing medals used for awards at runs for years and said he will be able to expand those ...  

Wool Spinning

Armstrong Artisan to host annual Farm Fun Day
The Stokes News - Apr 17, 2018

The weekend event is slated to offer wool spinning demonstrations, colonial era spinning, tours of the farm and their sheep, chickens and cows, live music, games, along with educational information and sheep dog trials. “The sheep dog trials will be ...  


UK pottery produces 'well suited' Harry and Meghan wedding mugs

ReutersReuters - Apr 19, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - A British pottery is producing royal wedding mugs emblazoned with the description of Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle as “game changers, free spirits, big hearts and well-suited”. Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, and ...  

Woodblock Printing

Woodblock printing exhibition of Shizhuzhai held in SW China's Sichuan

XinhuaXinhua - Apr 14, 2018
CHINA-CHENGDU-WOODBLOCK PRINTING-EXHIBITION (CN). Wei Lizhong (R), curator of Hangzhou Shizhuzhai Museum, teaches a child to make woodblock printing work during a woodblock printing exhibition of Shizhuzhai in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's ...  


Indian landscapes in Chinese-style brushwork

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Apr 8, 2018
Water bodies, trees, boats, flowers, and other elements of Indian landscapes are set to acquire a new meaning in an exhibition Emotions In Colour, which will showcase watercolour paintings by artist Nandita Bhattacharya. And her canvas for these ...  


Electron Beam Lithography System Market Global Manufacturers: JEOL, Vistec, Crestec, Raith and Elionix

Technical ProgressThe Financial Analyst - Apr 18, 2018
The goal of 'Electron Beam Lithography System industry' report illuminates the clients with the essential parts of global Electron Beam Lithography System market displaying the fundamental market overview, Electron Beam Lithography System trends, past ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Kearny Street Workshop still full of fire at 45

Inquirer.netInquirer.net - Apr 12, 2018
Their workshop gained the attention of members of the community. “We used half of the facility to do our silkscreen printing,” says Dong. “And it grew to more people coming to help. Lora's forte was tailoring and sewing and ran early workshop classes ...  

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