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The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets

New York TimesNew York Times - Feb 15, 2018
Few places in the world, however, have as enormous a variety of basketry as England. Most are made of willow, a wonder material that is at once flexible, lightweight, strong, endlessly renewable and easy to cultivate. (Cut the tree to the ground and it ...  


Solo Batik Carnival 2018 shines light on batik diversity

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Feb 16, 2018
A participant in the 10th Solo Batik Carnival 2017 shows off her costume for the crowd. This year, the carnival will feature batik from eight provinces in Indonesia. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi). The Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) will be held in mid-June and ...  


North Country Showcase to hold beading workshop
WatertownDailyTimes.com - Feb 18, 2018

MASSENA — North Country Showcase, St. Lawrence Centre mall, will hold a beading workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 24 with local artist Crystal Henry of Akwesasne, who will teach participants how to create their own beaded corn keychain. All materials ...  


Steephollow Forgeworks set to host blacksmithing demonstrations

KBTXKBTX - Feb 15, 2018
(KBTX) - The art of blacksmithing has been around for thousands of years and is still relevant today, but not as many people are involved as there used to be. On February 17th in Bryan there will be a great opportunity to learn more about the craft ...  


Humanity First: Jewelry to help victims of human trafficking

Sonoma WestSonoma West - Feb 9, 2018
Back in 2010, upon graduating from a goldsmithing program in San Francisco, Badalament spotted a post on social media about the nonprofit (it had a different name then) looking to launch a jewelry-making mentorship program at a shelter home in Boisar ...  


Silversmithing: A therapeutic day's work

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jan 28, 2018
'Go on. Give it some welly! Don't be scared to give it a good whack.” With a resounding thud and the strike of hammer on a sheet of silver, my creation starts to take shape: a stamped and curved pendant which I will saw, file and polish by hand ...  


Global Soldering Flux Paste Market Analysis by Market Players, Regions, Shares and Production Cost with Forecasts ...
Investor Opinion - Feb 13, 2018

The Soldering Flux Paste market research report is a complete an in-depth analysis of the current state of global and regional Soldering Flux Paste markets including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure, as well as ...  


Afghan Ceramics in High Demand

Institute for War and Peace ReportingInstitute for War and Peace Reporting - Feb 20, 2018
His hands and clothes covered with clay, 70-year-old Deen Mohammad sat behind his potter's wheel. His craft, he said, had not only provided him and his family with a reasonable standard of living but was still satsifying after decades of practice. “It ...  

Candle Making

President's Day Candle Making

Saratoga.comSaratoga.com - Feb 7, 2018
Looking for something creative to do with the family on the day off from school? Join us for candle making! The cost depends on which candle you chose to make. The candle mold prices ranges from $10-$45. Reservations are required. Please contact the ...  


Crochet Named Collegeswimming.com Conference Swimmer of the Week
Southern Connecticut State University Athletics - Feb 15, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior Katherine Crochet (Watertown, Conn.) of the Southern Connecticut State University women's swimming and diving team has been named the NE10 Conference Swimmer of the Week by Collegeswimming.com. Crochet was previously named the ...  

Doll Making

Elizabeth Essel

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - Feb 11, 2018
Elizabeth retired from Lord & Taylor in West Hartford. She was very active in the Plainville Senior Center where she was well known for her artistic ability and doll making. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 13th at 10AM followed by a small prayer ...  

Hand Puppets

Flower Market Fair opens SF's Chinese New Year's celebration

SFGateSFGate - Feb 10, 2018
The booth offered stuffed dogs, Chinese lion hand puppets and fidget spinners — just for fun. Law said he was born in the Year of the Dog, so it's his favorite. But, he added, it's “a lot of people's favorite. Dogs are cute.” His younger brother, Gary ...  


Worldwide Analysis on Leather Embossing Machine Market Strategies and Forecasts, 2017 to 2025

LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog)LANews By Abhishek Budholiya (press release) (blog) - Feb 14, 2018
Leather Embossing machines improve and beautify the surface of various products, such as belts, strap goods and small leather goods, by embossing them. These machines are the ideal professional equipment for the printing and packing industry as they ...  


Embroidering Lifts Miao Women out of Poverty

Women of ChinaWomen of China - Feb 7, 2018
The United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh is fulfilling her mission by taking lessons – embroidery lessons. Yeoh's three teachers – Gu Lanhua, Long Dafen and Li Min – are from the Miao ethnic group and live in ...  

Fabric Painting

Malcom X Legacy designs hit Fashion Week for fall/winter '18

Amsterdam NewsAmsterdam News - Feb 1, 2018
Her credentials include various stints in fine arts, photography, cartooning, sculpturing, fabric painting, mannequin displays, garment construction and pattern-making. She has studied at the Bronx River Art center, Harlem School of the Arts, the High ...  


Legacy in stone: Discovering ancient flintknapping in Idaho

Twin Falls Times-NewsTwin Falls Times-News - Oct 26, 2017
A Clovis spearhead from the Simon Collection is seen in this poster for the documentary 'Legacy of Stone: Discovering Ancient Flintknapping in Idaho.' The stone tool is one of dozens found 55 years ago near Fairfield and is owned by the College of ...  

Jewelry Making

Around Danville: Youth homes volunteer teaches jewelry-making

East Bay TimesEast Bay Times - Feb 18, 2018
Fleming and husband Keith have lived in Danville for 34 years. After teaching life skills and arts and crafts most of her life, Fleming decided to start a summer jewelry-making workshop for some of the older post-foster care clients at the youth homes ...  


Bristol FGM trial hears girl, 6, may have been burned with knitting ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Feb 20, 2018
Consultant examined child after her father allegedly admitted she had undergone 'small' procedure.  


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 ...  


Beadwork with a story: "Along the Way"

KEVN Black Hills FoxKEVN Black Hills Fox - Feb 14, 2018
Beadwork with a story: "Along the Way". Error loading player: No playable sources found. By Steve Long |. Posted: Tue 8:49 PM, Feb 13, 2018 |. Updated: Tue 10:17 PM, Feb 13, 2018. A woman who lives on the tabletop of Red Shirt Table, a scenic rock ...  

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 ...  


Chinese New Year 2018 crafts – from origami to dragons and lanterns

The SunThe Sun - Feb 18, 2018
THE Chinese New Year is always a feast for the eyes, from the incredible firework displays to beautiful colourful dragons, and hundreds of lanterns. One of best thing about the celebration is that there are many ways to get involved (and indulge in ...  


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

Marianne Margaret Ferris

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - Feb 18, 2018
She was an artist embracing a wide range of mediums from oil paints to pressed flowers. She enjoyed being in her garden at her homes in Simsbury and Vero Beach, FL. She loved family events, entertaining and being impeccably dressed, including matching ...  

Polymer Clay

Things to do: Feb. 16, 2018

Mountain DemocratMountain Democrat - Feb 16, 2018
Also featured this month is Lorrene Baum-Davis, master jeweler and teacher of polymer clay and silver clay. Her new original work includes elegant cloisonné enamel pendants and silver clay bracelet cuffs. Third featured artist is Carol Clark, award ...  


Irish quilting at the Folk Art Center, March 15-17 | Mountain Xpress

Mountain Xpress (blog)Mountain Xpress (blog) - Feb 19, 2018
Next month, lovers of Irish culture and St. Patrick's celebrations will have the opportunity to quilt their own luck at the Folk Art Center. Up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Southern Highland Craft Guild member Connie Brown will be showcasing a “Top of ...  

Rubber Stamping

Rubber Stamping group to meet Feb. 1

Iron County ReporterIron County Reporter - Jan 30, 2018
Rubber Stamping group to meet Feb. 1. Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:52 Ironcounty1. IRON RIVER— The local group of rubber stamp/scrap artists will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the J. Patrick White Conference Room at the West Iron District Library ...  


Scrapbooking therapy helps loved ones cope with grief

The ChronicleThe Chronicle - Feb 13, 2018
Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Pa., has long been the home to monthly support groups for those who've lost loved ones, particularly children. With the launch of a new bereavement group in the form of a scrapbooking class in April, the Excela team is ...  


Massena Public Library offers group sewing, quilting sessions
WatertownDailyTimes.com - Feb 10, 2018

Among them is a group, open to anyone who is interested in sewing, which meets in the downstairs community room. The sessions are led by Cathlene Hartson. The group's first meeting this month was held on Feb. 1, and future meetings are scheduled for 6 ...  


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

Stained Glass Windows a Highlight at Beatrice Church

1011now1011now - Feb 8, 2018
"The stained glass windows in the church are really what make this church so wonderful," Stephanie said. Most of the windows are some kind of memorial gift, and six of the windows have been documented as "Tiffany" windows. One of the windows above the ...  



Lesprom NetworkLesprom Network - Feb 8, 2018
International Woodworking Fair International Woodworking Fair or shortly IWF 2018 will be held from August 22 to 25 in Atlanta, USA. Subjects of the exhibition: machines and auxiliary equipment for woodworking and furniture production, machine tools ...  

Card Making

Three arrested after hotel cleaner finds credit card-making equipment

Pensacola News JournalPensacola News Journal - Feb 2, 2018
Three people are facing charges after they allegedly possessed credit card-making machinery in their hotel room. Lysa Bryant, 45, Jerilyn Harris, 41, and Kevin Eugene Moore, 30, all were charged after the cleaner at a hotel they were staying at ...  


Artists use calligraphy to bring together hostile neighbors in Lebanon's Tripoli

Al-MonitorAl-Monitor - Feb 6, 2018
For the last 17 years, they have used a fusion of hip-hop and Arabic calligraphy to reclaim the streets from the political polarization inscribed on the walls. Their work not only reclaims the streets but the skies, which the government once controlled ...  

Bone Carving

Junk assemblage and beautiful bronzes
New Zealand Herald - Feb 7, 2018

Glen adapted his bone carving equipment at home to cope with jade and got to work. He says most people will sketch from two or three perspectives, the object they want to carve before starting on the stone (or bone). Glen has a Certificate in Art and ...  

Stone Carving

Kala Mahotsav
BW Businessworld - Jan 22, 2018

While the Handicrafts and Handloom festival is held at Ahmedabad-Haat, Vastrapur, the stone carving festival is being held at JCARC Centre, Adalaj. In the Kala Mahotsav festival, more than 100 national award winning artisans from 15 states of India ...  


Las Familias Barela y Salazar: Traditions in Taos Woodcarving Opening Reception
Weekly Alibi - Feb 8, 2018

Descendants and artistic heirs of notable Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela show their work inspired by their personal lives and heritage. Santa Fe Community College's Visual Arts Gallery presents Las Familias Barela y Salazar: Traditions in Taos ...  


Asia-Pacific CNC Routers for Engraving Market of United States to ...
Investor Opinion - Feb 16, 2018

HTF MI published a new industry research that focuses on CNC Routers for Engraving market and delivers in-depth market analysis and future prospects of Asia-Pacific CNC Routers for Engraving market. The study covers significant data which makes the ...  

Wool Spinning

Step back in time with 1860s Days at the museum
Herald and News - Feb 8, 2018

Historical re-enactors will provide a variety of demonstrations such as Army life, wool spinning and Dutch oven cooking. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 1451 Main St. The museum will waive admission fees for the day ...  


Premier pottery conference takes shape

Asheboro Courier TribuneAsheboro Courier Tribune - Feb 13, 2018
This three-day event is full of pottery demonstrations by well-known master potters, along with speakers who are well crafted in their field. It's also a chance to network and mingle among other potters and pottery enthusiasts or collectors. The ...  

Woodblock Printing

Captivating exhibition displaying ancient Chinese craft of woodblock printing
ecns - Feb 7, 2018

A new exhibition at the Zhejiang Art Museum is revealing the ancient art of woodblock printing. China invented woodblock printing more than 1,000 years ago and the exhibit showcases the origins, variation and revival of the old technique from the ...  


Community Channel: Artists honored, Writer rewarded...

Westport NewsWestport News - Feb 16, 2018
The winners from the exhibition,“Beyond Brushwork,” have been announced at the Rowayton Arts Center with two Westport residents taking home awards. Amy Schott, of Wilton, won Best in Show as well as the Gale Parsons Memorial Award for her piece ...  


ASML increases its dominance of semiconductor lithography market in 2017

ElectroIQ (blog)ElectroIQ (blog) - Feb 12, 2018
ASML's dominance in the semiconductor equipment market continued in 2017, according to the report “Sub-100nm Lithography: Market Analysis and Strategic Issues,” recently published by The Information Network (www.theinformationnet.com), a New Tripoli ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Nutting Gallery welcomes Polish artists to exhibition

The Daily TimesThe Daily Times - Feb 19, 2018
Matusiak joined WLU in 2012. The other two visiting artists, Michalina Wawrzyczek-Klasik and Michal Klasik are married. Michalina studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, earning a diploma in 2010. She uses painting, silkscreen printing ...  

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