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Ho-Chunk basketry on display in Dells exhibition

WiscNewsWiscNews - Jul 10, 2017
Basketry as a symbol of art and commerce for the Ho-Chunk stretches back for more than a century in Wisconsin Dells, from when the first tourists landed on these shores, Sainz said. But making and using baskets as a part of daily living across the ...  


Making Batik in Mojokerto, Social Minister Invites Young Generation ...

NetralnewsNetralnews - Jul 16, 2017
MOJOKERTO, NETRALNEWS.COM – In her daily activities, Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa admitted she likes to wear clothes from one of ...  


Beading class slated at guild
Asheboro Courier Tribune - Jul 11, 2017

ASHEBORO — Try your hand at making a necklace and earrings at the Randolph Arts Guild in the “Basic Beading: Necklace and Earrings with JoAnna McIntosh” class on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m..  


Art of blacksmithing kept alive in Farmville class

WNCTWNCT - Jul 18, 2017
FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – People of all ages learned the art of blacksmithing in Farmville on Tuesday. People were hammering metal to make wall hooks behind the May Museum. It was the first blacksmithing class offered by ECU student and sculptor ...  


Eye On Detroit: Smith Shop Honors Manufacturing Craft At Ann Arbor Art Fair

CBS DetroitCBS Detroit - Jul 18, 2017
In 2012, Gabriel Craig and Amy Weiks together opened up Smith Shop, a metalworking studio based in Detroit, Michigan. Smith Shop is all about producing quality metalwork of all descriptions, from making jewelry, goldsmithing projects, and architectural ...  


Silversmithing classes to be offered at Somerset Co-op

Perry County Tribune (registration)Perry County Tribune (registration) - Jul 12, 2017
On Sunday, July 16, Dave Kunkler will be offering two silversmithing classes at the Somerset Artists Co-op at 206 south Market St. The advanced class will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will concluded at 1:30 p.m. and the beginners will hold class from 11 a.m ...  


Play the Tiniest Version of 'Tetris' on a Soldering Iron

MotherboardMotherboard - Jul 7, 2017
Lucky for you, this programmable soldering iron that plays Tetris makes the act of melting metal onto circuits a bit more joyful. A minuscule version of Tetris, the classic Cold War-era puzzle game, can be flashed onto a TS100 soldering iron pencil ...  


Penn Staters sell ceramics at Arts Fest | Centre Daily Times

Centre Daily TimesCentre Daily Times - Jul 14, 2017
Arts Fest has always been a town-and-gown affair, and this year is no different.  

Candle Making

Soy Candle Making
WTAJ - Jul 14, 2017

Get a lesson in candle making! Plus, find out the benefits of Soy versus traditional Paraffin candles. You can learn more from Cindy Castillo from Attitude Design Style at clc092652@gmail.com or (814) 327-8895. Attitude Design Style is located at the ...  


Crochet: one supersize creation and you're hooked

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 10, 2017
crochet In early Victorian Britain, it was regarded as a cheap substitute for lace. It was thanks to Queen Victoria, who bought the crocheted lace crafted by Irish women during the potato famine, that the craft became fashionable Credit: Christopher ...  

Doll Making

Community Education Whanganui is still going strong
New Zealand Herald - Jul 21, 2017

Some of the courses are extremely popular, such as Jill Maas' doll-making class. "We book her in every year, and it sells out in advance immediately. Often students will take a course like that multiple times, they love it so much," Sian said. A new ...  

Hand Puppets

Minneapolis man showcases hand puppets on national stage

KAREKARE - Jul 13, 2017
Minneapolis man showcases hand puppets on national stage. Error loading player: No playable sources found. It's never too late to showcase your talents. That's the message from NBC's new show, "Little Big Shots: Forever Young." Sixty-five-year-old Bob ...  


Dies Direct ups productivity with Datron

printweek.comprintweek.com - Jul 14, 2017
Dies Direct produces specialist dies including flat and fluted foiling dies, multi-level embossing, micro-embossing, half-tone tint and textures and security dies, as well as plastic moulds. The 25-year-old company produces around 40,000 dies a year ...  


Embroidering amends at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 40 years later

Toronto StarToronto Star - Jun 21, 2017
Embroidering amends at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 40 years later. 78-year-old Anna Dohler has spent her life at the Church of the Holy Trinity, and for over a decade, she's been stitching together the donation she never made in 1977. Anna Dohler ...  

Fabric Painting

SENIOR CENTERS: July 16, 2017
Odessa American - Jul 16, 2017

Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., walking, dominoes, card games, table games, pool tables, exercise room; 9 a.m., fabric painting, table games; 10 a.m., exercise; 1 p.m., bridge. Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., walking, dominoes, card games, table games, pool ...  


Historic Roscoe Village to host flintknapping display

New Philadelphia Times ReporterNew Philadelphia Times Reporter - Jul 7, 2017
He will demonstrate flintknapping and answer questions. Flintknapping is the practice of reproducing flint arrowheads and blades as native Americans did hundreds of years ago. Kitchen has exhibited at the Roscoe Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival and ...  

Jewelry Making

“Crafternoon” jewelry making for teens – July 12

mysouthboroughmysouthborough - Jul 7, 2017
Right: Teens can make their own jewelry at the library next week. (image cropped from Roberge's website) Next Wednesday, July 12th, teens can enjoy another ...  


Tombs played Knitting Factory, add Vitus show; new album out now

Brooklyn Vegan (blog)Brooklyn Vegan (blog) - Jul 10, 2017
Brooklyn experimental metal band Tombs wrapped up a tour providing direct support to Fit For An Autopsy at Knitting Factory Brooklyn last night (7/9). Did you go? The band now added a headlining hometown show for September 16 at Saint Vitus with River ...  


Macrame // Handmade

columbusundergroundcolumbusunderground - Jul 18, 2017
Join Anna of Art With Anna & Maria of Mamina Handmade for a fun evening of creating your own macrame tapestry plant hanger! The workshop will include all the materials needed to make your plant hanger, as well as a variety of optional wooden bead ...  


Amazing beadwork means independence for South African women

MyDaytonDailyNewsMyDaytonDailyNews - Jun 24, 2017
The Dayton Art Institute's summer exhibition, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence, showcases a new form of bead art, the ndwango (cloth), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South ...  

Mail Art

The Subversive World of 'Cinderella Stamps'

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Jul 13, 2017
In the 1960s the Fluxus experimental art movement started using used stamps and mail art as a form of 'living art', a collaborative, anti-commercial medium that they sent out into the world instead of displaying in a gallery. Canadian conceptual artist ...  


Studio Morison installs origami-like "pineapple" in Berrington Hall's 18th-century garden

DezeenDezeen - Jul 12, 2017
Artistic duo Studio Morison has erected a pink pavilion shaped like an origami pineapple in the centre of the 18th-century walled garden of the Berrington Hall country estate in Herefordshire, England. Local artists Heather and Ivan Morison were asked ...  


Emma Roberts's needlepoint "bad girls" purse is the edgy grandma accessory you need

HelloGigglesHelloGiggles - Jul 11, 2017
Grandmama always used to say, “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” And it looks like Emma Roberts loved Grandmama's saying so much she decided to physically bring it with her everywhere. Our point being that Roberts' Moschino ...  

Pressed Flowers

Pressed flower art featured at music and art festival in Spearfish

KEVN Black Hills FoxKEVN Black Hills Fox - Jul 17, 2017
Barnhart was selling art she personally made called pressed flowers. Pressed flowers, or Oshibana in Japanese, is a 16th century art technique of pressing flowers in order to make a whole picture. Artist Michelle Barnhart says, "I'm one of those kind ...  

Polymer Clay

First Friday at Tehachapi Treasure Trove to feature Christi Friesen, polymer clay artist

Tehachapi NewsTehachapi News - Jun 21, 2017
Tehachapi Treasure Trove will celebrate First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 7. A make and take to bake experience has been scheduled with Christi Friesen, an internationally known polymer clay artist and author of a number of polymer clay how-to ...  


Layers of love: For Becky Morgan, 'quilting gives me a place to go'

Salisbury PostSalisbury Post - Jul 18, 2017
Becky Morgan has seen to that. She is the wife of Richard Morgan, and the couple live in Monroe, Louisiana. They make a trip back to Rowan County at least once a year to visit friends and family, and each time Becky brings a quilt she has made for ...  

Rubber Stamping

Obama's gone, so it's time to deal with Iran

Washington ExaminerWashington Examiner - Jul 13, 2017
Instead of rubber-stamping re-certification, as his predecessor John Kerry did regardless of Iran's behavior, Tillerson should finally do something the U.S. government hasn't been doing for years. He should tell the truth about Iran's flagrant ...  


Scrapbooking your faith
Daily Journal Online - Jul 6, 2017

You won't want to miss the July 11, Women's Connection Breakfast to be held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. at the Cafe' Redux, 3410 Rosener Rd., Park Hills. Have you ever wished you, or someone, had captured your family's spiritual journey of their beliefs ...  


Jackson's Taste of the Congo raises money for sewing ministry

Jackson SunJackson Sun - Jul 18, 2017
Mulata Moba saw a need in the Congo and decided to make a difference. Eight years ago, she and her family started Motema Ministries to help men and women in the Congo learn how to sew. The ministry is a six-month sewing class designed to help people ...  


7 Frank Lloyd Wright Windows to Go Home

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 12, 2017
Seven of them are about to return to the newly restored house, which was built for the soapmaking magnate Darwin Martin. The panes, patterned with green and gold checkerboards and chevrons, have long belonged to the University of Victoria in Canada, ...  


Spinning a business opportunity: Daughter's 4H project turned into a second act in fiber processing

Crain's Detroit BusinessCrain's Detroit Business - Jul 9, 2017
"When we sheared them, my husband decided we had to have a spinning wheel," said Deb. One thing led to another. For years, they used the yarn to make crafts and keep busy, while most of their time was spent running the place as a petting farm for ...  

Stained Glass

Pool: Stained glass and solstice
Longview News-Journal - Jul 11, 2017

An old stained-glass window sat in its frame, balanced on the window sill. Many of the windows were graced with such antiques. Because of the heat, we left all the windows open in all the rooms when we went to bed. We slept under the inadequate flow of ...  


Northville 9th woodworking and art weekend going strong | News ...

Gloversville Leader-HeraldGloversville Leader-Herald - Jul 16, 2017
xJulie Lacek of Wells looks over a necklace handmade by Leann Schroder of On the Bend of Hanacroix. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff). NORTHVILLE — At ...  

Card Making

Baseball card-making workshop for kids
Thehour.com - Jul 8, 2017

WILTON — Founded in 1921, the Wilton Farmers baseball team quickly became one of the most popular attractions in town. Crowds could reach up to 1,000 people, or roughly half the population of Wilton at the time. The Farmers played teams from as far ...  


Calligraphy class set
WoodwardNews.net - Jul 19, 2017

Only three seats remain open for the Beginner Brush Calligraphy Class set for Thursday, July 20, at the Woodward Conference Center. The class is led by Jill Simmons who recently held a Snail Mail Retreat at local Cafe Paradee that focused on stationery.  

Bone Carving

Bone carving in Kholmogory: Keeping an ancient tradition alive

Russia Beyond the HeadlinesRussia Beyond the Headlines - Jun 30, 2017
In the 1990s, artisan Mikhail Butorin got an order to make a jewelry box for the Pope. But the order was cancelled later. Butorin wants to make a writing set for President Vladimir Putin. He believes this will bring Kholmogory bone carving back into ...  

Stone Carving

Laguna art college president cancels stone carving class, citing health concerns

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jun 17, 2017
The days of a stone-carving class at the Laguna College of Art and Design are numbered. After consulting with staff, LCAD President Jonathan Burke decided to end the class on June 30, citing health concerns from students and faculty from the dust ...  


Locally popular chainsaw artist wins world championship

Port Clinton News HeraldPort Clinton News Herald - Jul 10, 2017
“It's like a big woodcarving museum when you walk through,” Beach said. Beach, who lives in rural Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, began carving about 35 years ago when he worked for a tree trimming company. After becoming comfortable with a chainsaw, ...  


Custom engraving business opens downtown

Farmington Daily TimesFarmington Daily Times - Jun 26, 2017
FARMINGTON — With a new location downtown, Third Axis Custom Engraving continues to preserve memories for customers through its laser engraving services. Owner Bonnie Cummings started the business in November 2011 inside the Animas Valley ...  

Wool Spinning

Things to do this weekend (July 22 and 23)

Lancashire Evening PostLancashire Evening Post - Jul 17, 2017
Topstitch presents a weekend of crafts supplies, gifts and handmade goods, along with demonstrations from local artists, including wool spinning from Fleetwood's own Coastal Colours and Loom knitting from the Topstitch stand. With free admission for ...  


Excavations in SE Turkey reveal afterlife beliefs in Pre-Pottery Neolithic period

Daily SabahDaily Sabah - Jul 16, 2017
Excavations in the southeastern Turkey's Mardin province revealed information about how people living in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period view the afterlife as well as their burial traditions. The archeologists working at the Boncuklu Tarla (Zeviya ...  

Woodblock Printing

'Printmaking' Sounds Boring; A New Exhibition Says Otherwise

Houstonia MagazineHoustonia Magazine - Jul 14, 2017
Lisica says she chose this title for both its reference to traditional woodblock printing and the dreamy, fluid atmosphere it creates for a group show. In the first series taking up the entire left wall of the gallery, Guyana-born artist Gavin Benjamin ...  


Famous artist Zhou Wusheng's fine brushwork flower-and-bird paintings will move you

Global TimesGlobal Times - Jul 3, 2017
Zhou Wusheng was educated at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He specialized in fine brushwork flower-and-bird paintings and after he graduated, his style changed from heavy-color paintings to a combination of fine brushwork and freehand brushwork.  


Electrochemical electron beam lithography: Write, read, and erase metallic nanocrystals on demand
Science Advances - Jul 12, 2017

We develop a solution-based nanoscale patterning technique for site-specific deposition and dissolution of metallic nanocrystals. Nanocrystals are grown at desired locations by electron beam–induced reduction of metal ions in solution, with the ions ...  

Silkscreen Printing

NFB Co-Production with Claude Barras to Screen at Lorcarno

Animation World Network (press release) (registration) (blog)Animation World Network (press release) (registration) (blog) - Jul 12, 2017
For 17 years, she taught silkscreen printing and illustration at the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD). She has published many books for children and for adults, including several in collaboration with author Germano Zullo. After earning his ...  

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