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It's No Basket Case: This Exhibition Wants to Show You a New History of Weaving

Metropolis MagazineMetropolis Magazine - Jul 13, 2018
As implements for work, storage, and ritual, baskets have long proved useful, but most people don't think about their historical and cultural significance. Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, a traveling exhibition open at the Houston ...  


Solo Batik Carnival: United in Batik

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Jul 17, 2018
Colorful batik was showcased by 300 participants from across the nation on the streets of Surakarta, Central Java, for the Solo Batik Carnival on July 14.The event chose Ika Paramartha as the main theme. The word ika was taken from Indonesia's national ...  


Auburnpub.com's gallery listings for July 12-18, 2018: 'Kalidocycle Beading' and more

Auburn CitizenAuburn Citizen - Jul 12, 2018
"Beading Beyond Jewelry: Kalidocycle Beading" by Judi Witkin (through July 31). Good Shepherds Brewing Co., 132 Genesee St., Auburn; shepsbeer.com; 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 3-10 p.m. Fridays, 1-10 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays.  


Beginners Blacksmithing

Cleveland SceneCleveland Scene - Jul 4, 2018
Have you ever wanted to learn blacksmithing? Come try your hand at forging iron in this 3-hr intro class. You'll learn your way around a blacksmith shop by starting with general safety practices and tools. Then, we'll cover basic form of forging iron ...  


Sotheby's to host first all gold auction after demand surges from Asia and Middle East

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 15, 2018
The collection will feature sculptures, sacred objects, contemporary art, ancient texts on the craft of goldsmithing; a merging of old and new styles of gilded artmaking through the ages. Among the items to be sold is a Paul Mak artwork, estimated to ...  


Silversmithing business helps fund Ugandan orphanage

Universe.byu.eduUniverse.byu.edu - Jun 19, 2018
Creativity and forging art with greater meaning: those are the elements that motivated 26-year-old Matt James to try silversmithing in his bedroom one night. His first creation? A ring. Within a year, those original motivations powered a profitable ...  


Build Your Own Portable Arduino Soldering Iron

HackadayHackaday - Jul 9, 2018
At this point you've almost certainly seen one of these low-cost portable soldering irons, perhaps best exemplified by the TS100, a pocket-sized temperature controlled iron that can be had for as little as $50 USD from the usual overseas suppliers ...  


How a ceramics class revealed the hidden talent of a special-needs Hongkonger

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jul 14, 2018
His child, Gordon Hui Ka-ho, is one of 30 mentally disabled students enrolled in a ceramics class offered by the non-profit group St James' Creation, a branch of St James' Settlement. Since joining the class seven years ago, Hui has made about 100 ...  

Candle Making

Candle making, a grand opening and sound immersion

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Jun 27, 2018
Shake up your week, rain or shine, with events ranging from the grand opening of West Elm in Buckhead to a sound immersion experience in Old Fourth Ward. Lumary custom candle workshop. Learn to hand-pour your own candle and blend fragrances ...  


The biggest summer fashion trends, from pastel power suits to crochet

The IndependentThe Independent - Jul 16, 2018
While you may associate crochet with winter hats and jumpers, it's also a very popular material of choice during summer. According to fashion curation company Lyst, searches for crochet items have risen year upon year. In the past six weeks, searches ...  

Doll Making

Alice Barnett

Daily Mountain EagleDaily Mountain Eagle - Jul 14, 2018
While in Okinawa, Alice took advantage of courses in Japanese flower arranging, Japanese doll making and Chinese cooking. She made delicious sweet and sour pork and fried rice. Retirement from the military and a new job for Lacy in 1967 brought Alice ...  

Hand Puppets

Saving California Condors with a Chisel and Hand Puppets

Scientific American (blog)Scientific American (blog) - Jul 4, 2018
To get around this problem, staff members ended up feeding the chick using a special tool—hand puppets designed to look like adult condors. That's actually a longstanding solution to similar chick abandonments. In fact, Shepherdson says, most problems ...  


Embossing rollers give consumer products just the right look
Digital Journal - Jul 17, 2018

Consumer products companies in the United States and around the world rely on Industrial Engraving, LLC, to provide high-quality embossing rollers that give their products the flawless appearance necessary for consistent success. Industrial Engraving ...  


Sylvia L. Turkington: June 8, 2018
Whidbey News-Times - Jul 6, 2018

Whether it was cake decorating, carving soap stone, painting an oil portrait or a water color landscape, crocheting an afghan, sewing matching outfits for Christmas, embroidering, cross-stitching, making beautiful quilts by hand (every stitch so ...  

Fabric Painting

Fiber Arts in the Concho Valley

Concho valley homepageConcho valley homepage - Jul 16, 2018
Studio BB3 and Studio 14 (fiber arts, jewelry, quilting, weaving, rag rugs, fabric painting) | Chicken Farm Art Center | Contact Sue (325-277-9940) or Janet (325-234-3844); STEAM Central Quilting. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights ...  


July 12 flintknapping workshop in Katahdin National Monument to be rescheduled
Bangor Daily News - Jul 12, 2018

PATTEN — The free flintknapping workshop scheduled for July 12 at Sandbank Campsite in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument with Penobscot Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Chris Sockalexis has been cancelled due to unforeseen ...  

Jewelry Making

A Special Piece of Jewelry Making a Difference

WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog) - Jul 11, 2018
When it comes to giving back to a cause, most of us have that special place in our heart that grabs a hold and won't let go. For the folks at Kesslers Diamonds, it's ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Richard Kessler joins us along with Ellen ...  


How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It)

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 11, 2018
When people find out I am a knitter, they have one of several reactions: “Hey, so am I!” “Cool, will you make me a sweater?” or, by far the most frequent, “Oh, yeah, I learned once but was terrible and stopped.” I've been knitting for over 20 years ...  


Hiring 716: Iraqi immigrant's macrame business is growing by the day in Buffalo

WKBW-TVWKBW-TV - Jul 5, 2018
Standing inside her West Side Bazaar booth, Nadin Yousef is working on her latest macrame creation - a plant hanger. Macrame is a form of textile that uses a knotting technique with fabric to create beautiful and intricate designs. Yousef learned the ...  


Center holds beadwork presentation

Montana StandardMontana Standard - Jul 6, 2018
Arthur will talk about what the Nez Perce used before beads were introduced, how trade routes were effective before there were horses, and the different techniques that can be utilized for making beadwork. She brings with her displays and/or photos of ...  

Mail Art

Damien Howard mail art show coming to Cambridge

MyEasternShoreMDMyEasternShoreMD - Jun 25, 2018
He has been using the envelope as his artistic canvas for decades and sharing his unique brand of mail art with a close circle of family and friends. From his home, the envelopes, emblazoned with mix of rubber-stamped images and hand lettering, have ...  


Local students to learn Japanese culture through origami
Santa Monica Daily Press - Jul 11, 2018

The airline reaches 349 airports in 54 countries and has over 700 staff members that are origami plane instructors certified by the International Paper Plane Association, who use their paper folding and plane flying skills to “bring smiles to children”.  


Marion resident's needlepoint artistry is on display at Smyth County Public Library

Southwest Virginia TodaySouthwest Virginia Today - Jul 1, 2018
Moving to Smyth County from the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area, Ehrenworth found that, after downsizing from a 5,000-square-foot home, she no longer has the space to display the more than 25 pieces of needlepoint that she has created. She loaned several ...  

Pressed Flowers

Create Pressed Flower Bookmarks at Lewisboro Library on July 12

HamletHubHamletHub - Jul 8, 2018
Use art supplies and real pressed flowers to create unique bookmarks to keep – and ones to donate to My Second Home adult day care. Please register at 875-9004 or online at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm ...  

Polymer Clay

Florida artist to present polymer clay workshop

Hot Springs Village VoiceHot Springs Village Voice - Jul 5, 2018
Florida polymer clay artist Alice Stroppel will present a three-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 10-Thursday, July 12. Stroppel will be instructing on “Building Your Cane Inventory” and “Cane Mapping.” Polymer clay is a colored modeling ...  


Quilters keep the art alive and well at annual Jamboree Quilt Show ...
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Jul 15, 2018

BLUEFIELD, Va. — If anyone wonders if quilting is a lost art, the place to be Friday and Saturday was Graham Middle School, the site for the Patchwork Quilters ...  

Rubber Stamping

Turkey Markets Slump as Erdogan Assembles `Rubber-Stamping' Team

BloombergBloomberg - Jul 10, 2018
Turkish bonds tumbled, pushing 10-year yields to a record high, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip over the central bank and appointed his son-in-law Berat Albayrak as the nation's chief economic policy maker. Stocks also slid ...  


Library in Port Clinton offers scrapbooking tools

Sandusky RegisterSandusky Register - Jul 8, 2018
The Ida Rupp Public Library began to allow patrons to check out kits of scrapbooking tools, including punches, decorative edge and corner tools, and specialty scissors. The tools can be used for scrapbooks and for other uses that involve cutting paper ...  


Local sewing shop to have open nights
The Dominion Post - Jul 9, 2018

What's your summer project? Have you contemplated learning a new craft, something to keep you busy on rainy summer evenings or days too hot to be outside? Allow me to suggest hand work, such as sewing. Allow me to also admit I'm a hypocrite.  


Ventress Memorial Library announces events

Wicked LocalWicked Local - Jul 10, 2018
Soapmaking Workshop: 1 p.m. July 17. Make soap with Garine of Kulina Alchemy. Soap-makers can design and decorate their own aquarium soaps. For ages 5 through 12. All children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Tales From The Home of ...  


Treasures in your attic: Saxony spinning wheels fairly common

Lompoc RecordLompoc Record - Jul 19, 2018
This is a spinning wheel that is often called a Saxony wheel by collectors and by enthusiasts who still use such a device to spin fiber into thread and yarn. Once upon a time, most homes in the United States had one, because homeowners did not just run ...  

Stained Glass

Nathan Taylor's work inspired by stained glass

NJ.comNJ.com - Jul 13, 2018
All of his pieces are attention-getters, but when different elements of his style combine - like his use of vibrant colors that pop like stained glass does when light hits it, along with his revered approach to figures who are black - it makes for art ...  


Woodworking at Wessels

York News-TimesYork News-Times - Jul 10, 2018
After having a conversation about the need for woodworking with Hillary Mundt, director of Wessels Living History Farm, it was clear that Wessels would be the missing link in developing a woodworking workshop for 4-Hers interested in the topic given ...  

Card Making

Community crafts welcome cards for new NWMS students
WTHR - Jul 14, 2018

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - Volunteers in Noblesville pitched in to help make sure all new students at Noblesville West Middle School feel welcome when they walk in the door. Kaleidoscope Krossing in downtown Noblesville hosted a card-making party to ...  


8 Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering Artists Who Have Mastered the Art of Words

My Modern MetMy Modern Met - Jul 12, 2018
Many of today's finest artists practice age-old crafts like calligraphy and hand-lettering. Some historians have traced the beginnings of calligraphy to China, where the written word was rendered using bamboo brushes and papyrus paper. However ...  

Bone Carving

Bone carving initiative

Fiji TimesFiji Times - Jul 13, 2018
BONE carving is becoming a popular trade in Lavena Village, Taveuni. After the opening of the carving centre three weeks ago, the villagers have earned between $3000 and $4000 from selling pieces of carved bones that are attached to necklaces. Led and ...  

Stone Carving

A Chinese Documentary Produced by iQIYI Revives Interest in the Country's Traditional Art Forms
PR Newswire (press release) - Jul 13, 2018

The just launched fourth season of Strive to Perfection takes a close look at eight aspects of the country's intangible cultural heritage, showcasing the ancient oriental artistries - peach-stone carving, redware, Suzhou embroidery, Ru Kiln, black tea ...  


Iowa veteran found therapy in woodcarving, and now he needs the community's help

KIMT 3KIMT 3 - Jul 15, 2018
ROCKFORD, Iowa - After being medically discharged in 2014, Iowa-native veteran Anthony Martin fell in love with woodcarving. The first time he picked up an electric saw, he was in a wheelchair, healing from having 2 hips and 3 vertebrae replaced and ...  


WWI POW's Romantic Engraving Discovered 100 Years Later

Live ScienceLive Science - Jun 29, 2018
More than 100 years ago, a Russian soldier held captive in a prisoner-of-war camp engraved a beautiful scene on an aluminum canteen showing two people, deeply in love, snuggling together. The soldier engraved the moving scene in Czersk, ...  

Wool Spinning

Calendar, July 18
The Daily Progress - Jul 12, 2018

In addition to this year's attractions, the fair, in collaboration with James Monroe's Highland, will offer demonstrations of historic and cultural significance, including a blacksmith, wool spinning and weaving, and a reproduction button maker. The ...  


Get your kids' hands off the phone, onto a pottery wheel

Springfield News-LeaderSpringfield News-Leader - Jul 12, 2018
"Busy hands" is the way artist Leaayn Shurley describes the quality she looks for in her students. At her Moon Struck Pottery near Silver Dollar City in Notch, Shurley makes art, sells art and teaches art. As she spoke about her work in her gallery on ...  

Woodblock Printing

How to Make Your Own Woodblock Print Like the Japanese Masters

My Modern MetMy Modern Met - Jun 24, 2018
The ancient art of woodblock printing is a perfect craft to get started with printmaking. And the uses are endless. From decorative wrapping paper to wall art, there's so much you can do with woodblock prints. Of course, block printing can also be done ...  


Garden party serves up free Asian brushwork class for kids

Southernminn.comSouthernminn.com - Jul 13, 2018
Gustafson will demonstrate how to use the sumi brush to paint flowers with watercolors. Young artists who attend the class will then practice Asian brushwork techniques themselves and complete their own paintings – some to take home and some for display.  


Lithography Metrology Equipment Market Overview, Share, Growth, Demand and Forecast Research Report to 2018

The Chief ObserverOracle Tribune - Jul 12, 2018
Lithography Metrology Equipment Market report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. Lithography Metrology Equipment market research report also provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts ...  

Silkscreen Printing

Ultraviolet (UV) Curable Inks Market is set to Experience Revolutionary Growth by 2023

trueindustrynews.comtrueindustrynews.com - Jul 18, 2018
The research study is segmented by Types [Offset Printing UV Curable Inks, Silkscreen Printing UV Curable Inks, Flexo Printing UV Curable Inks, Gravure UV Curable Inks, Digital Printing UV Curable Inks & Others] as well as Key Applications [Automobile, ...  

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