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Basketry: An Art that Lives Across Generations

KCETKCET - Apr 25, 2018
When asked to describe the significance of baskets in pre-Contact California, Pomo basketry and ethnobotany expert Sherrie Smith Ferri (Dry Creek Pomo) succinctly stated: “baskets pervaded just life. Social life, daily life — what you needed to survive.  


Prominent Malaysian painter and batik artist Khalil Ibrahim dies

Star2.comStar2.com - May 16, 2018
Khalil Ibrahim, a prominent Malaysian artist known for his batik paintings, landscapes, portraits, and abstracts that explored a deeply authentic Malaysian identity and vision, has died. He was 84. Khalil died of natural causes at Universiti Malaya ...  


The beading heart of the world: A new show about a widespread medium

Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe New Mexican - Apr 20, 2018
These are what former Museum of International Folk Art director Marsha Bol calls “high occasions.” She writes about beading in this ceremonial light in her new book The Art and Tradition of Beadwork, published by Gibbs Smith. Beaded objects carry a ...  


Video game inspires G-Prep's Proctor to take up blacksmithing

The Spokesman-ReviewThe Spokesman-Review - May 16, 2018
“I always loved blacksmithing in Skyrim, it was just something I always thought was a really cool and awesome thing, but I never actually knew that it was a real thing that you could actually do until my eighth-grade class went to Washington, D.C., for ...  


A golden opportunity breaks gender barrier

Frontier MyanmarFrontier Myanmar - Apr 28, 2018
He doubted if women had the necessary skills and there was also the gender discrimination barrier that regarded goldsmithing as suitable only for men. The training request came from Turquoise Mountain, an NGO headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, ...  


National Gallery widens its frame with Laurent Amiot silversmithing exhibition

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - May 15, 2018
Amiot began the trade of silversmithing as a teenager, and kept innovating even into his 70s. Near the end of a recent tour of the exhibition, Villeneuve pointed to a silver-and-gold chalice made for Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral. The cup, with its ...  


Wave Soldering Machines Sales Market In-depth Assessment and Opportunity Analysis 2018 to 2025

Expert ConsultingExpert Consulting - May 14, 2018
Global Wave Soldering Machines Sales Market Report 2018. This Report covers the volumes, prices, historical growth and future perspectives in the Wave Soldering Machines Sales market and further lays out an analysis of the factors influencing the ...  


The Environmental Applications of Technical Ceramics

AZoMAZoM - May 8, 2018
Image Credits: Daria Minaeva/shutterstock.com. Technical ceramics are one of several materials, such as glass, plastics and metals, that can be used to protect the environment as well as help regenerate damaged ecosystems. The use of technology created ...  

Candle Making

This '80s-Inspired Los Angeles Home Is Also a Candle-Making Studio

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - May 18, 2018
Location is everything—until you see the prices and diminutive sizes in your dream neighborhood. Matthew Herman and David Kien encountered this very relatable situation a few years back when they went looking for a new home in the Echo Park and Silver ...  


How these women crochet sleeping mats for homeless people out of plastic bags
Yahoo News - May 17, 2018

On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., women from Winter Valley senior housing in the Boston suburb of Milton, Mass., gather around a table to chat, snack on baked goods, and crochet. Except these women aren't making hats and scarves out of soft yarns. They're ...  

Doll Making

Manipur artists to impart training in doll-making and block printing

Star of MysoreStar of Mysore - May 13, 2018
The very concept of doll-making took birth in India for different reasons just like in any other country, the prime one being the religious angle. It started with the making of images of deities by artisans with devotion. The tradition continues even ...  

Hand Puppets

Imagine Productions of Columbus: Puppets of 'Avenue Q' return

ThisWeek Community NewsThisWeek Community News - May 7, 2018
Working with hand puppets, Holland-Falcone said, is special for the actors. “It gives you freedom to be a little more out there,” he said. “I would never act like I would when not with the puppet.” Michelle Winberry, who also appeared in the 2012 show ...  


Paper Embossing Machine Market

Expert ConsultingDigital Journal - May 17, 2018
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/17/2018 -- Globally, the paper embossing machine market is growing substantially, due to the rise in the consumer products available in hypermarkets and supermarkets. Embossing is the technique which is used to create ...  


Discover the Lithuanian artist embroidering solid metal

The Calvert JournalThe Calvert Journal - May 11, 2018
Armed with a needle and thread, Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė transforms everyday objects into post-war kitsch. The Vilnius-based artist and lecturer finds neglected pieces of rusty metal — including buckets, shell casing ...  

Fabric Painting

Lynda L. Sweetser
Stowe Today - May 18, 2018

Lynda enjoyed crafts, especially knitting, crocheting, sewing and fabric painting; playing cards and games; and bowling, both tenpin and candlepin. She loved the outdoors and walking her dogs. She also enjoyed country music and going to dances. Lynda ...  


Learn about flintknapping at AIAS in Washington

Litchfield County TimesLitchfield County Times - Apr 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — Have you ever wondered how Native Americans survived in the wilderness without any modern tools? If you have, then make sure to attend the flintknapping workshop at the Institute for American Indian Studies on 38 Curtis Road in ...  

Jewelry Making

Join the Jewelry Making Club at the Scotch Plains Public Library

TAPinto.netTAPinto.net - May 9, 2018
On Monday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m., crafters of all skill levels are welcome to join the Scotch Plains Public Library's jewelry making club. Crafters may work with Perthea Brown on a simple beading project or can bring their own supplies for something ...  


Knitting, rolling bandages, quilt raffles (and $5000 wool): Nebraska's WWI homefront

NET WebsiteNET Website - May 17, 2018
“The other big area that the Red Cross was involved, which is kind of hard to think about, was knitting,” Christensen added. “Knitting winter hats, mittens, sweaters, any sort of wool knitting. That became central to the Red Cross campaign as well. To ...  


What is macrame?

The HinduThe Hindu - Apr 20, 2018
Macrame is the art of decorative knotting of fibres. It is believed to have originated in the 13th century when Arab weavers knotted the excess yarn on the edges of handloom fabrics into beautiful patterns on veils, towels and shawls. Several elaborate ...  


The beading heart of the world: A new show about a widespread medium

Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe New Mexican - Apr 20, 2018
These are what former Museum of International Folk Art director Marsha Bol calls “high occasions.” She writes about beading in this ceremonial light in her new book The Art and Tradition of Beadwork, published by Gibbs Smith. Beaded objects carry a ...  

Mail Art

To Welch, art museum came in a mailbox

Kearney HubKearney Hub - Apr 27, 2018
“It's an international art movement in which art is exchanged freely by the U.S. and international postal system,” he said of Mail Art during an interview at the Museum of Nebraska Art on Saturday. “It predates the internet and in many ways it is said ...  


Zhuxuan's abstract designs will make you feel like you're wearing origami

The FADERThe FADER - May 14, 2018
There's a fine line between abstract couture and something that looks like it was constructed during a craft night, and Australian designer Zhuxuan does it seamlessly. Inspired by folded and pleated structures of origami paper art and organism shapes ...  


Wilson known in the needlepoint world for her church creations

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - May 2, 2018
“She became known for her church needlepoint design, would be asked to put together a program for the church, or commission,” said her son, James King “Jim” Wilson III. “She would visit the church, take pictures, measurements … it would take her ...  

Pressed Flowers

10+ Creative DIY Projects That Turn Dried Up Flowers Into Pressed Works of Art

My Modern MetMy Modern Met - May 17, 2018
Have you ever wished you could extend the life of a bouquet of flowers? Doing so is easier than you think. And no, we haven't found some anti-aging miracle for plants, but we have discovered a lot of DIY projects using pressed flowers. By preserving ...  

Polymer Clay

7@Four: Polymer Clay

WDBJ7WDBJ7 - Apr 23, 2018
Polymer clay is a type of hardenable modeling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like mineral clay a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, and ...  


Quilting instructor Julie Burger to host Watertown workshop on May 22
WatertownDailyTimes.com - May 14, 2018

WATERTOWN — The North Country Quilting Guild is bringing noted quilting instructor Julie Burger here for a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Stone Presbyterian Church, 140 Chestnut St. Ms. Burger is a certified Judy Niemeyer ...  

Rubber Stamping

"Rubber-Stamping" Trump's War Cabinet, 6 Democrats Just Voted With GOP to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of ...

Common DreamsCommon Dreams - Apr 26, 2018
"The Senate has made a mistake of historic proportions by rubber-stamping Donald Trump's war cabinet," Jamal Abdi, executive director of NIAC Action, said in a statement following Thursday's vote. "The U.S. appears headed towards a catastrophic exit ...  


EMMA HANSEN: Scrapbooking: A modern application of an ancient art

Southernminn.comSouthernminn.com - May 21, 2018
I went to an event this past weekend for National Scrapbooking Day. These events give us who enjoy the art the opportunity to continue to work on our picture books and digital projects. And to talk and eat, of course. Scrapbookers love to talk, eat and ...  


4-H offers summer programs from science to sewing
Moody County Enterprise - May 16, 2018

Moody County 4-H will offer summer programs that will focus on science, imagination and decision making. The idea is to combine learning and fun, said Allyssa Sims, youth program adviser. “They're really active and hands on by applying science concepts ...  


A look into Spring Valley's cleanest business

The East County CalifornianThe East County Californian - Apr 18, 2018
She is the owner and soapmaker for her successful business Pallas Athene Soap, and is a soapmaking teacher, author, and accomplished businesswoman. Some have even come to consider her the ambassador for soapmaking. Based in Spring Valley, ...  


Stained Glass

BCH Chapel gets new stained-glass window

Beatrice Daily SunBeatrice Daily Sun - May 19, 2018
The Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation unveiled a new three-paned stained glass window in the hospital's chapel on Thursday to recognize people who have played an integral part in the hospital and its foundation. The panes, which feature a pastoral ...  


2-alarm fire damages woodworking warehouse in Ellington

Chron.comChron.com - May 18, 2018
Fire damaged a woodworking company warehouse in Ellington Thursday night, according to Metro Video. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Now Playing: Fire damages Webster area woodworking company. Media: Metro Video. More than a ...  

Card Making

School organizes Card Making Activity

The NorthlinesThe Northlines - May 10, 2018
R.M. Public School today organized card making activity among 1st and 2nd standard students. All the students have enthusiastically taken part in the activity. They were very excited for making cards for their mothers. As we all know “Mother is the ...  


The Art of Calligraphy Is More Than Just Pretty Handwriting

ArtsyArtsy - May 8, 2018
I ask Ouchenir when we meet recently; he's in town to give a calligraphy master class in celebration of Raffles Hotels at TEFAF New York. The calligrapher shows me a black-and-blue knuckle—the aftermath of four hours of writing the day before. He ...  

Bone Carving

Owen Mapp: Dragons & Taniwha – 50 Years an Artist Carver

Scoop.co.nz (press release)Scoop.co.nz (press release) - May 10, 2018
For much of his career as an artist carver, Owen has also lectured, presented workshops and taught classes in the techniques of contemporary bone carving at tertiary institutions and museums throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. In 1986 he was ...  

Stone Carving

These Two Brothers Are Helping Keep Armenia's Stone Carving Tradition Alive

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Apr 23, 2018
Only in the last seven years have the brothers dedicated themselves to mastering the craft at the suggestion of a local priest. Their tools consist of the same hammer and chisel used when Armenian stone carving began; however, they learned by the ...  


Woodcarving club crafts impressive stuff

The TimesThe Times - May 11, 2018
Beaver Valley Woodcarvers meet at noon the first and third Thursdays of each month at Faith Lutheran Church on Center Grange Road in Center Township. The second Saturday of each month, they display their work at Center at the Mall. CENTER TWP.  


Engraving for 25 years

Iron Mountain Daily NewsIron Mountain Daily News - May 21, 2018
They had an engraving machine she learned to use, becoming so proficient that three years later, she bought it and struck out on her own. From that grew BK Enterprises, which opened on April Fool's Day in 1993 but has proven to be anything but a joke.  

Wool Spinning

Sheep and Wool Day on Saturday features family fun
Daily Local News - Apr 27, 2018

In addition to the shearing, many attractions are featured including a show with Jungle John and his reptile and insect friends; the Grist Mill Farm Alpacas; a mobile agricultural science lab; herding dog demonstrations; wool spinning, carding and ...  


The Judson Pottery, a Livermore Legend

North Forty NewsNorth Forty News - May 21, 2018
Theresa Rose. Anyone familiar with the pottery scene in Northern Colorado, knows the name, Judson. The pottery's founder, Carl Judson, currently lives on Phantom Canyon Ranch, just north of Livermore where he works with his wife, Sarah Center Judson ...  

Woodblock Printing

The Refined, Scandalous Art of Japan's Traditional Woodblock Tabloids

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - May 17, 2018
Printed in the mid-1870s, they were produced by some of the country's most able artists, using traditional woodblock printing. For a time, it was a potent combination: the country's most salacious stories, gorgeously illustrated and framed like the ...  


John Whalley “Brushwork” Opening Reception

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - May 21, 2018
Please join us Thursday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. for the opening reception of “Brushwork”, John Whalley's 8th solo exhibition at Greenhut Galleries. This exhibition of paintings and drawings continues Whalley's exploration of reclaiming discarded tools, ...  


'Lithography: Around the Stone'

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - May 15, 2018
At the end of the 18th century, the invention of lithography introduced a new planographic approach to printing. The use of lithographic stones spread rapidly between the 19th and 20th centuries and quickly became a medium for art. Later, zinc and ...  

Silkscreen Printing

GO! List 05-17-18
Uniontown Herald Standard - May 17, 2018

Create silkscreen prints during a drop-in silkscreen printing activity for children ages 1 to 4 years old. The event is free. Visit www.warhol.org to register. Adman: Warhol Before Pop exhibit at the Andy Warhol Museum is now on display through Sept. 2 ...  

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