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View largest native basketry collection

Green Valley NewsGreen Valley News - Apr 25, 2017
After viewing the historical basket and woven treasures exhibit, a visit to the museum's Native Goods store may send you home with a must-have authentic collectible of pottery, basketry, jewelry, kachinas or another piece for display. Native Goods ...  


Batik gets a revival as local independent designers give it a modern twist

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - May 10, 2017
Batik, which adorns kitschy trinkets and T-shirts at souvenir stores here, or brings to mind the famous Singapore Airlines air stewardess uniform, is getting a revival. New independent local labels, such as womenswear label Baju by Oniatta and leather ...  


Bridal trendspotting: black accents, all-over beading

Northwest HeraldNorthwest Herald - May 20, 2017
“I noticed a return of all-over beading,” Brown said. “That embellishment has obviously been a bridal staple for a really long time, but I haven't seen over-the-top beaded dresses in a while and I noticed a lot of those came down the runway.” There was ...  


Accomplished multimedia artist adds blacksmithing to repertoire

Haliburton County EchoHaliburton County Echo - May 9, 2017
He's standing across from a small display of his blacksmithing work at the I Made It! Show. Among this semester's creations is a small, metal table, serpentine legs pointing their sharp feet into the floor. There are more rustic wall hooks and at the ...  


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 ...  


Mount Isa Lapidary Club receives Queensland Government's Regional Arts Development funding

The North West StarThe North West Star - May 9, 2017
Attendees would learn to use the tools necessary for silversmithing. The workshop was created as a way for the lapidary club to bring in new members. The club has struggled for numbers. But through the lead-up to the workshop – which was not advertised ...  


Soldering Flux Paste Market | Outlook Research Report 2015-2022
MilTech - May 22, 2017

The new research report on Soldering Flux Paste Market offered by DecisionDatabases.com provides Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast Till 2022. The report on global soldering flux paste market evaluates the growth trends ...  


New jobs to be created at Fenton ceramics firm

BBC NewsBBC News - May 20, 2017
A ceramics firm has opened a new £3m headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, with plans to create about 25 new jobs. Valentine Clays produces raw materials for the ceramics industry, supplying local firms as well as others across the world. The latest ...  

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 ...  


6 Ways to Rework Crochet This Season

Vogue.comVogue.com - May 12, 2017
Designers have been feeling crafty lately. Over the last year, runways were dotted with artisan handiwork that came in the form of odd embellishments: modern quilting and, perhaps most visibly, crochet. Jonathan Anderson showed his affinity for ...  

Doll Making

Doll Making Linked to Pleural Mesothelioma

Surviving MesotheliomaSurviving Mesothelioma - Apr 29, 2017
doll-1043499_1920 People who worked in factories that produced cloth dolls may have to be added to the list of people at risk of developing deadly malignant pleural mesothelioma. A new Italian study is the second study to draw a link between cases of ...  

Hand Puppets

The 9 Best Movie Puppets Ever

NerdistNerdist - May 19, 2017
Chris Walas created and crafted all of the film's puppets on a shockingly low budget, which led to the use of many traditional hand puppets, some that were even operated by the actual cast. Many of the original Gremlins puppets needed at least two ...  


WSI Global: Braille Embossing for Pharma

Healthcare PackagingHealthcare Packaging - May 9, 2017
WSI's Braille offerings are to meet European pharmaceutical industry packaging regulations requiring Braille embossing to identify package contents. Using the TaskMaster infeed system with Braille module, cartons are fed, aligned, embossed, and ...  


Palestinian fashion designer breathes new life into tradition

Daily SabahDaily Sabah - May 8, 2017
Under the occupation, Palestinians are struggling to hold on to their traditions as a proof of existence. Natalie Tahhan takes inspiration from the old embroidering ...  

Fabric Painting

Deadline for painting workshops nears

Batesville Herald TribuneBatesville Herald Tribune - May 15, 2017
Workshop instructor Janice Miller is a well-known decorative artist who is proficient in acrylics, oil, watercolor and fabric painting mediums. She has 30-plus years of art talent and teaches classes throughout the United States plus at national ...  


Flintknappers will converge for annual Knapin event

Fort Madison Daily DemocratFort Madison Daily Democrat - May 4, 2017
Flintknapping is the term we use for the many different flake removal technologies that were used to produce the 'majority' of all stone tools made on the planet,” Hitch said. There are many techniques and tools, but the basic theme, Hitch said ...  

Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making Class Draws A Crowd

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - May 4, 2017
A special jewelry making class presented, by Alyssa Skewes, and hosted by Stafford Cidery, drew more than 20 participants on April 24. Unisex chakra and lava bead bracelets were created by those who attended and were made even more significant with ...  


How HuffPost is knitting together its far-flung international newsrooms
Digiday - May 17, 2017

HuffPost has taken a step further in its mission of becoming a more unified global newsroom. The publisher, which has 17 international editions, wants each newsroom to collaborate more closely on stories that are of global interest. To start this ...  


How-To: Small Space Gardening
Hamilton Spectator - May 16, 2017

If you find the prices run higher than your budget, there are cheaper hanging planter options or you can get some macrame cord and DIY them yourself. Macrame products are available at craft stores such as Michaels, or at online sites such as Amazon.  


Meaningful art

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - May 14, 2017
The Plains-influenced Jicarilla Apaches beaded moccasins, pouches, vests and dresses. Bead-making remains a living tradition at Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo). “Beadwork is important in lots of contexts,” Falkenstien-Doyle said. “It's not always ceremonial.  

Mail Art

How a unique kind of art helped keep cancer at bay

Starts at 60Starts at 60 - Apr 29, 2017
Then quite by chance, I came across an article in a magazine about Mail Art. Mail Art involves creating (drawing, painting or by coordinates) handmade artistic postcards (or handmade letters and envelopes) which you then exchange with other Mail ...  


'Standard Deviation' Is A Story Of Marriage And Origami : NPR
NPR - May 20, 2017

A husband and wife are complete opposites. She's charming and effusive, he's a buttoned-down man of routine. Katherine Heiny tells NPR's Scott Simon about ...  


Nature, needlepoint and nods to diversity: At the galleries

Toronto StarToronto Star - May 11, 2017
Katherine Knight, Portraits and Collections: Knight unpacks a faded cultural history with this show, focusing on the voluminous collection of needlepoint stuffed into a Nova Scotia home. A hundred and 50 years ago — note the significance of the number ...  

Pressed Flowers

Historical Pressed Flowers Accidentally Destroyed in Australia

SmithsonianSmithsonian - May 10, 2017
But a recent collaborative effort between the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and the Queensland Herbarium in Brisbane ended in disaster: a rare collection of pressed flowers was destroyed. As Kerry Staight reports for ABC News ...  

Polymer Clay

How to sculpt tiny clay figurines

Boing BoingBoing Boing - Apr 18, 2017
How to sculpt tiny clay figurines. On her YouTube channel PetitPlat, mixed media artist Stephanie Kilgast sculpts beautiful miniature replicas from polymer clay. Her videos double as tutorials for other artists and relaxing watches for everyone else ...  


Interfaith Quilting Bee event benefits families in need

Deseret NewsDeseret News - May 21, 2017
Experienced quilters as well as novices — mothers, grandmothers, children and old and new friends — worked side by side to finish quilts on Feb. 18 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Klein, Texas, for the 21st Annual Interfaith ...  

Rubber Stamping

World Cup host rubber stamping accelerated by FIFA to hand North America 2026 tournament

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 8, 2017
An accelerated process to hand North America the 2026 World Cup is set to be approved by soccer leaders this week. FIFA President Gianni Infantino hoping for a 'bulletproof' process to avoid past voting scandals. The United States, Canada, and Mexico ...  


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.  


Afghan women left everything behind -- except their sewing skills

Catholic News ServiceCatholic News Service - May 16, 2017
A volunteer works with a refugee from Afghanistan to help her learn how to use a sewing machine during an April 27 training session at a Catholic Charities program in Fredericksburg, Va. (CNS photo/Ashleigh Buyers, Catholic Herald) See ...  


Syrian-Armenian Turned His Hobby of Soapmaking Into a Business After Moving to Armenia

Hetq OnlineHetq Online - Apr 30, 2017
Shant Khayalyan left Aleppo when the situation in Syria grew tense. First, he moved to Jordan, then, in 2013, to Armenia, which he claims to be his final destination. He reluctantly admits being 41-years-old, joking that he's afraid girls won't talk to ...  


In Lehigh Valley, heads are spinning over latest toy craze

Allentown Morning CallAllentown Morning Call - May 19, 2017
Learning Express Toys at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley was open less than an hour Friday morning when Kyle Gangewere relented and bought the latest fad that has been spinning its way into homes and classrooms across the country.  

Stained Glass

Stained-Glass Earth: Huge Foam Threads Glisten in New Satellite Image

Live ScienceLive Science - May 18, 2017
An image taken on April 4, 2017, by the imager aboard the Landsat 8 satellite shows lines of foam that formed in the shallow lagoon called Garabogazköl in Turkmenistan. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory. Glistening threads that look like dainty cracks in ...  


Special urns built for Iowa Veterans Cemetery at woodworking conference

Radio IowaRadio Iowa - May 22, 2017
Woodworkers from around the country attending a conference in central Iowa this weekend worked on a special project to create wooden urns for the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Dave Campbell, the editorial content chief of “Wood” magazine, which hosted the ...  

Card Making

Haddam: Card Angels to hold card making drive; scholarships available; 'Fake News' is topic of library program
Middletown Press - May 18, 2017

HADDAM >> The Card Angels will be making cards on June 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam. The group began when a member saw what a difference a card made to an elderly aunt who was in a nursing home on her birthday.  


A master of calligraphy at work

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - May 18, 2017
He began learning the art at age 9 from his father in Tianjin, China. He also carves chops, which are stones used to give an inked impression often in red as a signature. For calligraphy, he uses sumi inks, a black Japanese ink, on rice paper. (Alan ...  

Bone Carving

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

IFLScience (blog)IFLScience (blog) - Mar 31, 2017
Cut marks on the edge of the radius bone fragment. Ana Majkić, Francesco d'Errico, et al/PLOS One. Advertisment. Tom Hale · By Tom Hale · 31/03/2017, 15:06. Archaeologists have discovered a raven bone that they believe was decoratively carved by ...  

Stone Carving

Stone carving, doll making training at Lok Virsa

The News InternationalThe News International - May 10, 2017
Lok Virsa has scheduled a 7-day training programme of 'Stone Carving, Doll Making and Mirror Work' under its ongoing craft of the month series from May 16. Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed told APP that the training programme will be held ...  


Woodcarving proves to be fun hobby

Tehachapi NewsTehachapi News - May 11, 2017
Janice Polletta spoke to Kiwanis about the joy of woodcarving. Her enjoyment of that art began 30 years ago when she attended woodcarving classes at a business called The Wooden Apple. Her father, Don Kordes, also took up the hobby, and they enjoy ...  


IR Engraving Expands Henrico, Virginia, Operations Center

Area Development OnlineArea Development Online - May 11, 2017
IR Engraving, a world leader in designing and building engraved rolls and plates, gravure rolls, and custom machinery, will invest $850,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Henrico County, Virginia. The project is expected to create 22 new jobs.  

Wool Spinning

Melbourne wool spinner turns pet hair into knitting yarn

Herald SunHerald Sun - May 1, 2017
Wool spinning is the process of creating lengths of yarn that are used to knit with. It requires fibres, usually sheep's wool, to create the strands and a wheel and bobbin* to spin it. When one of Ms Wheatland's spinning clients asked for her poodle's ...  


He took to the potter's wheel while recuperating from a kidney transplant

The TelegraphThe Telegraph - May 20, 2017
Holseth was showing Greene around and explaining about the pottery she was seeing. Holseth's ancestry includes the Long family, who were well known for their jug making when Crawford County was a major pottery center in the 1800s and into the 1930s.  

Woodblock Printing

The Asahi Shimbun Displays Japanese Woodblock Printing at British Museum
Broadway World - May 4, 2017

Japanese woodblock printing is a traditional craft still widely practiced today. This Asahi Shimbun Display focuses on the workshops of the master block cutter and master printer to reveal the roots of the craft in Japanese prints of the Edo period ...  


David Lublinski obituary
The Guardian - May 14, 2017

His unique painting style involved days of meticulous drawing followed by months of brushwork, applying thin oil glazes alternating with razor scratches in the dried paint, creating a vibrant depth of colour and intriguing texture. The same image ...  


Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over immersion lithography

World Intellectual Property Review (subscription)Optics.org - Apr 24, 2017
Nikon has initiated a series of lawsuits against lithography system rival ASML and its key optical component provider Zeiss, claiming patent infringement. The Japanese firm has filed eleven different suits against ASML in The Netherlands, and says that ...  

Silkscreen Printing

June opening for largest art school

Mexico News DailyMexico News Daily - May 13, 2017
A newer building will house print, lithography, silkscreen printing, photography and video workshops, along with dedicated spaces for digital animation, pottery, textiles, performance, dance and music. The project was carried out by the non-profit ...  

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