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Fish Skin Basketry exhibit featured at the YPCC Museum

The Delta DiscoveryThe Delta Discovery - Jun 14, 2017
When did you take the fish basketry class that piqued your interest in creating fishskin pieces? I was invited to participate in the first fish skin workshop in Bethel at the Cultural Center 3 years ago. It was led by Marlene Nielson (Yup'ik heritage ...  


Limited edition batik inspired stamps from Pos Malaysia out on June 20

New Straits Times OnlineNew Straits Times Online - Jun 16, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: Stamp enthusiasts can get batik themed stamps from June 20. Pos Malaysia Bhd will be coming out with the “Malaysian Batik” series featuring popular designs. Pos Malaysia head of stamp and philately unit Diyana Lean Abdullah said the ...  


PLANTING SEEDS of entrepreneurism

Mankato Free PressMankato Free Press - Jun 11, 2017
For the past 14 years Sonja Swenson's store, Sticks and Stones, has been providing local shoppers with out-of-the-ordinary clothing, jewelry and accessories. When Swenson opened Sticks and Stones in 2003, her focus was more on beading and teaching ...  


Generations of blacksmithing history to be celebrated June 10

Richmond Free PressRichmond Free Press - Jun 9, 2017
Following the Civil War, Henry Jackson did not hold out any hope that the U.S. government would honor its promise of 40 acres and a mule to former enslaved African-Americans. Instead, he worked under a blacksmith for 10 years, purchased 35 acres of ...  


Georgian Goldsmithing students show off their artistry

BarrieTodayBarrieToday - Apr 22, 2017
Goldsmithing and Silversmithing, a graduate certificate program, allows students to refine their jewellery and metalworking skills, develop their design abilities and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to design, produce and market jewellery ...  


Live demonstration on silversmithing at Leeds exhibition

Yorkshire Evening PostYorkshire Evening Post - Jun 11, 2017
Artist Miriam Hanid led the talk on silversmithing at Temple Newsam, which is currently hosting the Showstoppers exhibition featuring historic pieces of silver alongside contemporary art. The artist's Deluge Dish silver artwork is among the items on ...  


IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017
I-Connect007 - Jun 8, 2017

The competition was fierce as 34 competitors participated in the IPC's Hand Soldering Competition at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. Taking first place and a cash prize of €300 was Elaine Chesnais, Thales International, who earned ...  


Paddle8 Holds First Fine Ceramics Auction

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - Jun 16, 2017
Often seen as a craft secondary to painting and even furniture design, ceramics are officially having a full-fledged moment. Making appearances at this year's art and design fairs, standout clay works are carving out a space of their own. In response ...  

Candle Making

Candle-Making Class

417mag (blog)417mag (blog) - May 24, 2017
DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely. Learn to craft a soy citronella candle at this hands-on Art Inspired class. The finished product will ...  


These crochet octopuses are helping premature babies | The ...

Wichita EagleWichita Eagle - Jun 16, 2017
Similarities between an umbilical cord and the crocheted tentacles help calm babies and keep them from tugging at their medical tubes.  

Doll Making

Staunton artist Bill Nelson brings mesmerizing dolls to the Valley

Staunton News LeaderStaunton News Leader - Jun 16, 2017
To put to use my talents by teaching a class in doll making. Dream drive: Mini Cooper. Pet peeve: People who are pretentious and snobby. Internet favorites: My website billnelsonstudios.com and Ebay. Greatest fear: Languishing in an unhealthy state ...  

Hand Puppets

Columbus man boasts massive collection of puppets and toys

10TV10TV - Jun 12, 2017
Bob Abdou or otherwise known as his stage name Mr. Puppet, has quite the collection from marionettes to hand puppets. Some of his collection, which is in the hundreds, is very rare going back to the 1940s. “Puppets make people happy,” Abdou said.  


UEI Group shows flat bed embossing
Labels and Labeling - Jun 8, 2017

UEI Group showcases how to set-up an embossing die and makeready steps on a narrow web press. Most popular videos. Past week · Past month · Past year · UEI Group shows flat bed embossing. 08 JUN 2017. CERM supports Belgian label printer. 08 JUN ...  


Vera E. Gahnz

Fillmore County JournalFillmore County Journal - Jun 14, 2017
Vera and Bob enjoyed traveling, including special trips to Hawaii. For many years they would spend their winters in the warmer climates of Texas and Florida. She enjoyed embroidering and word puzzles. She belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church at Hart.  

Fabric Painting

Garden Faire conducted at Old Courthouse Museum

Newsbug.infoNewsbug.info - Jun 14, 2017
The faire was set up on the grounds of the Old Courthouse Museum over Watseka's Sesquicentennial weekend celebration. Elliott features acrylic, water color and fabric painting, noting she doesn't paint live portraits but paints from photos. She has also.  


After cancer, survivor pursued flintknapping hobby

Farmington Daily TimesFarmington Daily Times - Feb 17, 2017
Bruce Burks, left, talks with Benny Valencia and Berniece Etcitty about various types of arrowheads during a flintknapping workshop on Thursday at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center in Farmington. (Photo: Jon Austria/The Daily Times)Buy Photo.  

Jewelry Making

She hated her college class in jewelry making — now she's a Norfolk jeweler

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Jun 13, 2017
In college, Anna Akers took a class that covered jewelry making. “And I hated it,” she said. Now, she's a jeweler. Akers, 37, owns Lorak Jewelry in Norfolk. She was raised in State College, Pa., and at first, struggled in school. A kindergarten teacher ...  


Knitting is my fidget spinner

9Honey9Honey - Jun 16, 2017
I simply picked up a few of the balls of wool they'd thrown onto the floor seconds after we'd arrive, grabbed a couple of pairs of knitting needles, enticed them to leave the linen store by promising donuts, paid for the wool, bought them donuts, got ...  


Dance your fingers with Macramé knots

VietNamNet BridgeVietNamNet Bridge - May 27, 2017
One of those workshops is “Dance your fingers with Macrame”, which was held monthly to introduce handmade enthusiasts to the art of tying knots in making decorative items. With patience and a little practice, participants can create a beautiful work on ...  


Blacksmith, Beadwork Among Newest Component To Logan Summerfest

Utah Public RadioUtah Public Radio - Jun 16, 2017
“This is not something that's been featured in the past," said Adrienne Decker, a folk arts specialist for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, "That festival has been kind of a juried, visual arts faire. We have a traditional blacksmith. We have ...  

Mail Art

International artists asked to help put their stamp on Droitwich postcard exhibition

Droitwich StandardDroitwich Standard - Jun 10, 2017
INTERNATIONAL artists are being called to send their artwork on a postcard to be displayed during Droitwich ArtsFest 2017. Now in its third year, the International Open Postcard Mail Art Exhibition will display the postcards, free of charge, at ...  


Building better homes, one origami fold at a time

Missouri S&T News and ResearchMissouri S&T News and Research - Jun 14, 2017
One day, origami curtains may be a feature of many homes. The nature of the paper craft's complex folding and cutting presents an almost limitless amount of shapes, textures and mechanical properties. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and ...  


Hints From Heloise: Cleaning antique needlepoint

Washington PostWashington Post - Jun 15, 2017
Dear Heloise: I have several antique needlepoint chairs and wall hangings. They are beautiful, but I was nervous about cleaning them. Then I tried the following hints, which work great: ○ Vacuum on low power. Gently wand the chairs and hangings with ...  

Pressed Flowers

Magic with coffee and flowers

The New Indian ExpressThe New Indian Express - May 31, 2017
CHENNAI: Remember the time when pressed flowers were in vogue? It'll be surprising if millennials today did — but then again, there are those like 23-year-old Kaveri Zachariah who are reviving the age-old technique, making exquisite works of art ...  

Polymer Clay

Delightful creatures made with hand-looped polymer clay

Boing BoingBoing Boing - Jun 2, 2017
What started as a hobby making clay flowers turned into Russian artist Alisa Laryushkina's charming animal sculptures. Despite being born in Siberia (or perhaps because of it), Alisa says "I love warm weather, palm trees, coconuts and multicolor things.".  


'Quilting with Laura Ingalls Wilder' theme of this year's Historium tea

Ozark County TimesOzark County Times - Jun 14, 2017
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of the Ozarks' most celebrated women, the theme of this summer's Ozark County Historium tea will be Quilting with Laura Ingalls Wilder. At the July 11 event, Linda Halpin, quiltmaker, lecturer ...  

Rubber Stamping

Olympics: Tokyo organisers fear 2020 traffic crisis

Yahoo SportsYahoo Sports - Jun 21, 2017
Mori hit out at the lengthy process of rubber-stamping the market's move to Toyosu, predicting it would impact transport projects, namely a road linking the Olympic village to the main stadium, part of which was set to pass through a tunnel beneath ...  


Scrapbooking: Opening a page on the past

CBS NewsCBS News - May 14, 2017
The hobby that preserves cherished family memories also aims to protect news and history from being lost to time.  


Training program targets sewing skills gap | Business | stltoday.com

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Jun 18, 2017
Nascent local fashion industry offers opportunities to capable garment workers, entrepreneurs.  


DIY Soapmaking with My Mānoa's Wendy Hee
HONOLULU Magazine (blog) - May 25, 2017

We tapped soapmaking expert Wendy Hee from My Mānoa to help us clean up our act with a soapmaking project we can actually do at home. While Hee and her husband, Mike, make their soaps from scratch using lye, thermometers, safety equipment and ...  


Insurance Claim Denied for $1000 Spinning Wheel Lost in Mail

NBC ConnecticutNBC Connecticut - Jun 14, 2017
A Clinton woman is frustrated with the United States Postal Service (USPS) after her spinning wheel, worth $1,000, was lost in the mail and her insurance claim was denied. Crafts enthusiast Taylor Chona, who is an avid knitter, funneled her passion for ...  

Stained Glass

Fort Wayne courthouse's stained glass dome undergoes repairs
Washington Times - Jun 19, 2017

Wednesday afternoon, that was apparent as a crew of three attached cables to a 20-foot-long, 200-pound stained-glass panel and hoisted it more than 100 feet from the lobby to the top of the interior dome of the historic Allen County Courthouse. But ...  


Plans shaping up for Northville woodworking weekend

Albany Times UnionAlbany Times Union - Jun 13, 2017
NORTHVILLE –The ninth annual version of the Northville Rotary Club's Woodworking & Fine Arts Weekend takes place Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16 at the Bradt Municipal Building and Town Park, 412 S Main St. Over 60 juried artists and selected fine ...  

Card Making

Enter our card making competition (From South Wales Argus)

South Wales ArgusSouth Wales Argus - May 31, 2017
THIS year is a special one in the South Wales Argus' history and we want the children and young people of the region to help us celebrate.  


Ramadan 2017: Follow the Holy Quran calligraphy script

The NationalThe National - Jun 19, 2017
"Calligraphy is my life and my passion," she says. "I consider it the highest form of art and I work very hard to make my work special. I look at it from an academic standpoint and it raises my thinking. It also brings me closer to God and for that I ...  

Bone Carving

40000-Year-Old Raven Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were Artists

IFLScience (blog)IFLScience (blog) - Mar 31, 2017
40,000-Year-Old Raven Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were Artists. 20. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Editor's Blog. 40,000-Year-Old Raven Bone Carving Suggests Neanderthals Were Artists. Cut marks on the edge of the radius bone ...  

Stone Carving

Laguna Beach Local News Push Back Over Canceled Stone ...
Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper - Jun 2, 2017

My name is Randy Hunt and I have been a student in the stone sculpting class for over 10 years. The recent decision to suddenly and abruptly close the ...  


Woodcarving Museum planned for Spillville
Decorah Journal - Jun 2, 2017

Slim Maroushek of Harmony, Minn. and members of the Woodcarving Museum of the Heartland Board made a presentation to the Spillville City Council earlier this month for the non-profit's plans for the property at 325 South Main St. in Spillville. It ...  


8 Factors Contributing to the Growth of Laser Engraving

Electronics360Electronics360 - Jun 15, 2017
Figure 1: The Zing Series laser engraver. (Source: Epilog Laser)Laser engraving was once thought of as a process only used by industrial companies that could personalize items for corporate use. However, today - with numerous small businesses cropping ...  

Wool Spinning

Farm Hosts Annual Sheep Festival
CapeNews.net - Jun 16, 2017

The event will feature sheep herding and shearing by New England farmers David Kennard and Andy Rice respectively; demonstrations of wool spinning, rug hooking, and weaving; hayrides; an archaeology display and demonstration dig by Plymouth ...  


Artists create pottery, friendships

Columbus TelegramColumbus Telegram - Jun 21, 2017
Dozens of containers of different glazes line the shelves and drying pottery is set out while waiting to be baked in the kiln. A potter's wheel and several tables give artists room to work, and a showroom displays some of the finished pieces, including ...  

Woodblock Printing

How has the printing industry changed over the years?

The London EconomicThe London Economic - Jun 15, 2017
The first notable printing method originated in China and is known as woodblock printing. A block of wood would be carefully created into the desired pattern, text or design for printing then ink would be applied before stamping the block onto the ...  


Rare photographs of daily life in North Korea go on show right in the heart of Washington DC

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - Jun 16, 2017
When he saw an ink-on-rice paper painting depicting Kim Il-sung, the former North Korean supreme leader, and his wife in 2010, Muhn was drawn to the brushwork and technique. “That really stunned me,” he says. “There is complexity within the simplicity ...  


IBM uses EUV lithography to reach 5 nm semiconductor node

Laser Focus WorldLaser Focus World - Jun 20, 2017
This same Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography approach used to produce the 7nm test node and its 20 billion transistors was applied to the nanosheet transistor architecture. Using EUV lithography, the width of the nanosheets can be adjusted ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Wayne Montecalvo's “Blotched Surfaces” on view at TSL in Hudson

Hudson Valley OneHudson Valley One - May 25, 2017
Silkscreen printing on a variety of surfaces – glass, wood, Plexiglas, encaustic paint, shellac, pigment stick, powdered graphite, tea, coffee, rust, paprika powder, gold and silver leaf and enamel paint – the artist “obscures and manipulates the image ...  

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