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Free Thanksgiving Movies, Clubs, Crafts and Books Shine a Light on What’s Happening at the Fall River Public Library This Week – Fall River Reporter

Here’s what’s happening at the Fall River Public Library this week. The library shows free movies on the big screen Mondays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The November 15 film is Reminiscence, starring Hugh Jackman (rated PG-13). On Tuesday, November 16, at 11 a.m., the library will host Preschool …

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PHOTOS: Regional artisans bring unique crafts and treats to Casper

CASPER, Wyo. – Over 200 vendors are set up this weekend at what is billed as “Wyoming’s Greatest Craft Fair.” This is the 30th annual Community Recreation Foundation event, according to Joy Lammers of the Casper Recreation Division. The craft fair continues Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds …

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Emotional Toolkit, Veterans Day, Assabet Craft Fair, and Free Art

through beth to November 8, 2021 Above: Highlights this week include the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony. (Photo by Beth Melo) Here are the highlights of what’s happening around town this week. Monday, November 8, 2021 Youth writing club (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) @ zoom: Southborough Library is …

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Emotional Toolbox, Veterans Day, Assabet Craft Fair and Free Art

by Beth to November 8, 2021 Above: Highlights this week include the annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony. (Photo by Beth Melo) Here are the highlights of what’s happening around town this week. Monday, November 8, 2021 Youth Writing Club (3:30-4:30 p.m.) @ zoom: The Southborough Library is hosting this …

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‘I’m ready to go’: Toronto woman makes paper poppies to support veterans

TORONTO – In a house decorated with shiny paper poppies, you’ll find their creator at work, surrounded by a stack of red and black tissue paper. “I just thought, you know, my dad would really love that if he was here,” said Margot Rockett, who decided to make poppies in …

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The best parts to buy from the range

Aldi’s has brought back its Specialbuy hobby and craft line and it’s great for craft lovers. Whether you like crochet, candle making, or embroidery, the budget retailer’s range is great for stocking up on all the basics cheaply, with items starting at just £ 2.99. Highlights include Aldi’s best-selling Necchi …

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Park Slope ‘Kinko’ Style House With Arts and Crafts Mantels, Built-in, Wainscoting

Featured as one of the developer’s ‘unusual homes’ in 1910, this Park Slope brick townhouse was designed to give buyers the feel of a private single-family home with the added bonus of rental accommodation to pay the bills . Located just steps from Prospect Park, 384 9th Street still retains …

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Candyland Crafts has been satisfying sweet cravings for 35 years

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – With over 3,000 molds, Candyland Crafts in Raritan cooks up an endless abundance of sweet treats for Halloween. Barry Krinsky started out as an engineer and then changed his mode when he started selling to chocolate companies. Then, after selling molds to the previous owners for many …

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Where Kids Can Make Their Own Halloween and Fall Crafts on Long Island

The Halloween season in the fall offers so many opportunities for creativity – make your spooky or friendly ghosts like Casper. Make your house twisted, scary or haunted. Give your witch a wart or striped stockings or a tall pointed black hat. Make your Jack-O-Lantern scream or smile. Here’s a …

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Finlandia American Folk School holds music and craft classes in Finlandia | News, Sports, Jobs

HANCOCK – Fall classes are underway at the Ruska Festival at the Finnish American Folk School in Hancock. Registration is still open for certain courses and workshops, including two unique musical opportunities. Kay Seppala will teach 5-String Kantele for Beginners in the hall of the Finnish American Heritage Center in …

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Let’s be handymen at the Crafts Center

Welcome to the Crafts Center, an on-campus creative space where students have the freedom to create whatever they want, for free. Installed in the basement of the infamous Lewis Room is a space filled with all the arts and crafts supplies you can imagine. To be honest it’s like a …

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40% off Creativebug Home Arts & Crafts Classes

Find out about startups, services, products and more from our partner StackCommerce. NY Post may be compensated and / or receive an affiliate commission if you purchase through our links. Did 2020 make you realize you were in desperate need of a new hobby? If you’ve perfected your banana bread, …

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Artist creates weird and wonderful creatures from clay

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more information. Ceramist based in Sussex, England Helene burgess says, “Animals rule ok,” and we can’t argue with that. With the aim of celebrating all the …

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Honey Hollow Brewing Company makes beers for the community | Craft beverage industry | Hudson Valley

Tucked away in the trees off the main drag in the hamlet of Earlton, County Greene, Honey Hollow Brewing Company The quaint tasting room offers a plethora of beers made from locally grown hops, while providing a relaxed place for families and friends to gather. For longtime owner and brewer …

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Learn how to make 6 crafts with the My Modern Met Maker series

Calling all artisans! Those who love creative DIY projects know that doing something with their own hands is so satisfying. And now that it’s colder outside, it’s a great time to warm up inside and experiment with your art materials. To help you get started with new projects, My Modern …

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Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Returns to Richardson for One Weekend Only

The third weekend of October holds a special place in the hearts of art-loving Dallasians: that’s when Huffhines Art Trails takes place in Richardson. One of North Texas’ top arts and crafts shows, the Trails began in 1976 as a way for local artisans to promote and sell their work. …

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Animal Crossing Player Make Mom’s Hand Knitted Sweater In Real Life

A skilled Animal Crossing: New Horizons player recently put their knitting needles to work, creating an actual version of mom’s hand-knitted sweater. A cunning Animal crossing: new horizons The player recently decided to put his knitting skills to the test by creating an actual version of the game’s mom’s hand-knitted …

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Vietnamese arts and crafts | Asian art auction in Aguttes Paris in September | Auction news | THE VALUE

Paintings and works of art from Vietnam Faithful to its pioneering position on the market for early 20th century Asian painters, Aguttes will hold its 30th dedicated auction on September 30, 2021 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. For this special occasion, and in order to meet the market demand, various Vietnamese works of …

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Unusual and Underappreciated Craftsmanship is the Subject of a Love at Canfield Fair | News, Sports, Jobs

CANFIELD – Canfield Fair Week Janice Graham of Farrell, Pa. Spends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. filming on the porch of a wooden building near the sheep just so passing visitors can see what it’s about. “People don’t know that’s something you can do now – that’s why I’m not …

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New exhibitions to celebrate heritage trades, Petone’s woolen stories

If after weeks of watching British Olympic diver Tom Daley knitting in the stands in Tokyo, you’ve jumped in line to panic and order some needles yourself, don’t worry. It turns out that taking up a trade is a completely normal side effect of the pandemic. The healing powers of …

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Harmony Weekend will feature crafts, food, music and a parade | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy Photo The 47th Annual Harmony Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Harrisville Arts Council, will be held Saturday and Sunday in Harrisville. HARRISVILLE — The highly anticipated arts and crafts festival Harmony Weekend is back this year, after a pandemic-related hiatus in …

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Seattle Weavers’ Guild Members Create Unique Crafts and Make Friendships

WHEN SOUTHEAST Seattle Senior Center came to Seattle Weavers Guild and asked for help with 25 looms collecting dust in a back room like the legacy of a project started decades ago, Linda Stryker has helped resuscitate them in an educational tool. “It has been a wonderful thing,” she told …

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Galloway woman’s African crafts stall helps house elderly Kenyan woman

A Galloway woman’s African craft stall at a Creetown cooperative helped house an elderly woman in Kenya. Ann Todd runs her retail space at Barholm Arts and Crafts for the benefit of the Project Nakuru anti-poverty campaign, founded by Creetown man Eddie McGaw. The colorful jewelry, beads and bags on …

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Swansea Library offers crafts, book bundles, and club meetings

SWANSEA – Swansea’s Free Public Library has an assortment of events and features planned for the coming weeks. Reservation packages Booker packs are available for kids of all ages, chosen by Booker, our mascot, and come with coloring pages and puzzles. Request one of our packages online and try new …

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PHOTOS: Rise Creations locally crochet clothes | Multimedia

The first crochet piece, Kristen Joseph, a fourth-year student at the University of Georgia, was a simple high school infinity scarf. Now she lays claim to the creative name of ‘Rise Queen’ and has turned her hobby into a local business, creating statement pieces with just one hook. Kristen “Rise” …

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Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry Cooks an Artisan Menu for the American Airlines Lounge

Fort Worth-based American Airlines is preparing to reopen its flagship airport lounges, with help from celebrity chefs including DFW’s Tiffany Derry. According to a statement, American will kick off the reopening of five flagship lounges with Flagship First Dining this fall, starting with John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in …

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SIU Craft Shop offers an array of arts and crafts opportunities this fall

CARBONDALE – Do you feel the need to be clever or creative? The Craft Store at Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers fall workshops that allow attendees to create pottery, tie-dye, glass, paint, wood, and more. Located in the Student Center, the boutique hosts a full range of workshops. Additional cleaning …

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The SIU Craft Shop offers an array of arts and crafts opportunities this fall

August 16, 2021 The SIU Craft Shop offers an array of arts and crafts opportunities this fall by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Illinois — You can create pottery, tie-dye, glassware, paint, carpentry, and more during fall workshops at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s craft store. Located in the Student Center, the shop …

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Artist creates new life with colors – Herald & Tribune

By SERINA MARSHALL Editor-in-chief [email protected] After handing Main Street Café and Catering to her children, business owner turned artist, Beverly Thomas Jenkins literally stood in front of a blank canvas. Jenkins, who has an art exhibit that will be on display at the McKinney Center through August, includes a behind-the-scenes …

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Coupeville arts and crafts festival returns – with pandemic adjustments

A small-scale arts and crafts festival returns to Coupeville this weekend. Whidbey residents can enjoy this amalgamation of the vibrant local arts scene from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 14 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 15 on Front Street and surrounding streets …

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8 back-to-school crafts for the whole family

Photo: CREISINGER/DepositPhotosThis article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more information. Even in the height of summer, back to school is fast approaching. Soon, teens will be picking out their first day outfits and …

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Arts and Crafts in Woodland Hills

Looking for a way to turn an ordinary afternoon into an inspired adventure without the annoying hurdle of planning anything in advance? All it takes is dropping into one of the following imaginative spaces in Woodland Hills to channel your inner Picasso – or your little ones’ inner painters. Future …

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Abby Keep Crafts manufactures custom vests and hand-delivers them to customers

Abby Keep has been knitting since the age of five. “My mom taught me to always keep my chest warm because that’s where your vital organs are,” says Keep, who has turned her molding skills into a bespoke knitwear business, delivering orders to Melbourne. “At the beginning of 2020, I …

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Dawn’s Folly is changing from a hobby corner to a craft and handmade goods store

PORT CLINTON — Dawn McCarroll has come a long way since the tragic suffering of her Choctaw ancestors. Her life as a merchant in downtown Port Clinton is far removed from the experience of her great-grandmother, whose life was turned upside down by the Trail of Tears, the 19th-century forced …

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10 Gold Foil Crafts To Try If You Can’t Get Enough Shiny Minerals

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more information. All that glitters isn’t gold…but it might be gold leaf! If you’ve ever wanted to spice up a find or add some gold accents …

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12 geek creations perfect to get your pride

My own project was to create a set of cloth napkins decorated with Star Wars rainbow symbols. This one is a clone trooper helmet! In the three-way Venn diagram of crafty, geeky, and LGBTQIA+, there’s a magical center point where all three intersect. With those hat tricks in mind, what …

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8 summer DIYs to welcome warm weather and boost creativity

Photo: LUANATUTZI Photos/Shutterstock The warmer months are coming and that means you can expect more than a few lazy beach days. Hot weather can boost your mood, and so can crafting according to scientific studies. This summer, find your arts and crafts rhythm with DIY projects! Prepare to be inspired …

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The benefits of arts and crafts for adults

If you’re bored at home, try learning a new job that’s fun, rewarding, and has lots of benefits! In recent months, many of us have increased our screen time, including me! Faced with the impossibility – or at least the difficulty – of getting out, many of us have taken …

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Angela Hoxsey, House in Order: Organizing Your Arts and Crafts Supplies | Home and garden

One of the privileges and pleasures of a traditional American lifestyle is having the time and money to pursue a hobby. If your hobby is watching TV sports or playing video games, you don’t need much more than your favorite viewing screen, but if you actually play a sport or …

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Japanese Artist Makes Adorable Crochet Bonsai Trees

To the untrained eye, knitting can look a bit like witchcraft. Master seamstresses seem to magically create all kinds of textile objects with quick and agile hand movements. A Japanese artisan who works under the name Atelier Euph creates particularly impressive knitted and crocheted sculptural objects. She recently paid homage …

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Arts and crafts stores persevere despite pandemic and competition – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO – Faced with the economic downturn and uncertainty, long-standing local arts and crafts stores in Chico have had to get creative to overcome shortages and closures in 2020. Online ordering helped save Heartstrings Yarn Studio on the Esplanade, carrying supplies for sewing artisans through 2020, owner Joanne Wilson said. …

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Convicted felons charged with crafts and knitting during lockdown

Victims of crime have been outraged after it was revealed that convicted felons had spent knitting scarves and making dog toys as part of their community service. Those affected by crime say it’s an insult and fear lenient sentences are on the rise. Noel McNamara was sentenced to life 29 …

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Things to do in quarantine: hobbies, crafts and projects to try now

Scroll to see more images Our first (and hopefully last) quarantine anniversary is fast approaching. Even if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, we’re still not exactly of course when we finally get out of this mess, and while we’re all used to working from home these …

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The rise of yarn crafts during the pandemic

This dreary and dreaded pandemic has inspired many people to take up new hobbies and interests. Idle bodies and restless minds have turned to craftsmanship to cope. Forms of yarn making, such as knitting and crocheting, have thus grown in popularity. The accessibility of this time-consuming, low-energy, yet productive activity …

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Stitch and Skein arts and crafts store opens in downtown Marion

Opening an arts and crafts store has always been a dream in Candice DeWitt’s head. As a child, she crocheted purses for her Barbies; a skill she learned when a woman at a yard sale taught her how to crochet. Then, about 13 years ago, DeWitt learned to knit from …

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Comfortable craftsmanship to help you relax and online tools to make your job easier

This winter has us hibernating more than usual, and people continue to turn to hobbies not only to pass the time and do something creative, but also as a source of comfort. The whole process of making and creating is very therapeutic, says Arounna Khounnoraj, owner of Bookhou, an art …

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Lockdown crafts – apps to help you get started and keep going

Crafts are a way to keep you busy and occupied during lockdown – we got so into knitting during the first one, we’re quickly browsing patterns on the FREE Bellish patterns app. But, whether it’s knitting, embroidery, pottery or glass crafts, there’s something for everyone to get started during lockdown …

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17 Best Christmas Stockings for Arts and Crafts

17 elements of this article 4 items on sale! Photo: Fox If you’re looking for gifts to fill the bottom of a crafty person or someone who’s constantly working on a big DIY project, you can’t go wrong with art supplies, small tools, or necessities they don’t. never want to …

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Do you have arts and crafts, office supplies to donate?

A local non-profit organization says they will put your unwanted supplies to good use. They are also looking for donations of office supplies and “pre-loved” artwork. SAN ANTONIO – Look around – you might have supplies gathering dust that a non-profit organization will gladly take away from you. Spare Parts …

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Joann DIYs at home with ‘The Office’ Phyllis in holiday campaign

Diving brief: Joann is launching a three-part documentary-style web series, “Working From Home With Phyllis,” featuring Phyllis Smith, the actress best known for her role as Phyllis in “The Office.” Each episode shows Smith trying to balance his love of crafting with working from home, according to details emailed to …

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Los Alamos/White Rock Arts And Crafts Crawl scheduled for Saturday – Los Alamos Reporter

Knitted beanies by Stellar Knitting. Courtesy picture A knitted shawl by Stellar Knitting. Courtesy picture TomStitchery designs by Stéphanie Pipis. Courtesy picture TomStitchery designs by Stéphanie Pipis. Courtesy picture A crown by Judy Bjarke. Courtesy picture A crown made by Judy Bjarke. Courtesy picture BY MAYOR O’[email protected] During what is …

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Great-great-grandmother sets up ‘Knittingale’ hospital to raise money for the NHS

By Sam Russell, Pennsylvania A great-great-grandmother spent three months knitting a model hospital called Knittingale to raise money for the NHS. Margaret Seaman, 91, used 34 balls of yarn to make the masterpiece in the bungalow she shares with her 72-year-old daughter, Tricia Wilson, in Caister-on-Sea, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. …

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yuli meroz cuts, folds and knits orange peels to create intricate crafts

guided by her ecological approach to life and design, yuli meroz set out to discover the material potential of orange peel. using rawhide in a variety of ways, the israeli designer has created a collection of unique and eye-catching handicrafts from a common resource. jig connectors – 9 orange all …

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‘Oony By Anab’ puts a contemporary spin on yarn craft – The New Indian Express

Express press service Delhi-based Anab Naiyer grew up watching the women in her family crochet, embroider, knit and sew to make all kinds of items to use around the home and as gifts. Twenty-three years later, she operates a home-based yarn craft business called Oony By Anab. Naiyer manufactures a …

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Moon and Star Crafts – SheKnows

For many children (and adults too, hey), the mysteries of space hold major appeal. After all, is there anything more uncertain, more darkly beautiful, or more awe-inspiring than the depths of the universe? From stars and moons to planets, galaxies and even black holes, space is powerful and spellbinding enough …

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New sewing and needlecraft store opening in Belfast

BELFAST — Even in these difficult times, entrepreneurs will step forward and make things happen. In Belfast, a few new businesses have opened despite the uncertain retail environment, and Julz Makes is one of them, according to a press release from the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce. Occupying the end …

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A teacher makes 23 knitted dolls to represent each of her students

Many schools are still closed due to COVID-19 closures, forcing parents to homeschool their children and leaving many children to miss their friends and routine. Teachers are another group affected by the changes. Some have had to adapt to take their classes online, through video calls, but it doesn’t achieve …

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Here’s why colorful craftsmanship has popped up in Holt

A COMMUNITY group in Wrexham produced an explosion of color to bring a smile into people’s lives. Originally planned to be part of the Wales in Bloom 2020 campaign, the Holt Knit and Natter group have successfully produced a yarn mural which is now on display in Church Street. The …

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how a teacher fixes boredom with art – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO – Local maker and elementary school teacher Claire Fong has found the cure for idle hands, especially if those little hands belong to an anxious third grader. Since transitioning the program to homeschooling, Fong has uprooted its textile and hands-on arts classes to shape them for distance learning. Normally, …

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7 professions from around the world to learn in confinement

You’ve baked your fifteenth load of banana bread, hit a wall on DuoLingo, and been tagged in so many 5k challenges that you’re planning a full-fledged marathon. As the lockdown rumbles, your patience is wearing thin and your thumbs are getting more twisted by the hour. What at first seemed …

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From storytime to crafts to yoga, suburban libraries create virtual activities – Chicago Tribune

When the Knit Wits get together these days to socialize and work on their ongoing knitting and crochet projects, it’s not in their familiar meeting room at the Niles-Maine District Library, but via video conference. “It’s not like in person, but because they can see each other, it’s like a …

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How crafting can help keep your mind active during lockdown

Anxious thoughts can be harder to escape in prolonged isolation, such as widespread lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, but arts and crafts have been shown to help distract from these feelings. The coronavirus has so far infected more than 1.9 million people worldwide, with 119,686 deaths, according to the …

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12 stylish crafts and games for the interior

12 elements of this article 3 items on sale! Photo: Courtesy of retailers Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur spent nine consecutive years of a kind, a beloved e-commerce site known for featuring freelance designers you won’t find anywhere else on the internet. They closed shop last fall, but that doesn’t …

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COVID-19 has been a boon for craftsmanship

Simple fact: Studies have long shown that participating in crafts — especially those like knitting, quilting, sewing, and woodworking — is good for your mental health and well-being. These studies show that the focused, quiet, and repetitive nature of many manual labors has mental health benefits similar to those of …

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Crafts and hobbies in quarantine: crafts, puzzles, etc.

CNN — We interviewed experts and found the best options to help you cope during this uncertain time. Find all our coverage related to the coronavirus hereand let us know your thoughts here. If you’re stuck at home due to the spread of the coronavirus, there will inevitably come a …

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5 DIYs you can learn yourself to calm your mind and keep you busy

You can’t watch that much Netflix. After several binge hours, you’ll probably be looking for something more soothing and productive than watching “Outlander.” Taking on a new trade (or two) is fun and offers proven benefits. Knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure, and lower levels of …

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‘GMA’ Deals & Steals on Puzzles, Crafts, Knitting & Cooking

Tory Johnson has exclusive “GMA” deals and flights on everything from DIY kits to puzzles and playing cards and more. Deals start at just $3.50 and are all at least 50% off. PHOTO: Deals and steals on puzzles, crafts, knitting and cooking (ABC News Photo Illustration, Gullah Gourmet, Tombow, Wild …

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The Steamboat knitting group creates a new future in new spaces

A local knitter is working on a new knitting project.John F. Russell STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Inch by inch, row by row, the knitted creations of the members of Sit ‘n’ Stitch continue to grow, as does the group’s Friday afternoon tradition. For years, the weekly knitting group has gathered at …

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Gifts that combine technology, science and textile craftsmanship – TechCrunch

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We are here to help you ! We will be rolling out gift guides by the end of December. You can find our other guides here. The history of textiles and computing are closely linked, the punched cards …

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5 Reasons Arts & Crafts Is The Best Theme Choice (And 5 Why It Should Have Been Happy Hauntings)

The Sims 4 The team recently announced the launch of a new community-focused Stuff Pack. This should be the second such pack in the franchise. The first was laundry items, which was produced based on the result of votes gathered by SimGuruGraham in 2018. This time around, the voting system …

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Nicole Crafts divests Retail Operations

BERLIN, New Jersey, November 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nicole Crafts has decided to exit its retail business by retaining the retail and real estate divisions of Gordon Brothers to close AC Moore stores, as part of a larger strategic plan. Matthew Pascucci of Mackinac Partners has been appointed chief restructuring …

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Tangled in Yarn Crafting – The Spectator

Eau Claire’s downtown boutiques provide a gateway to Midwestern culture. Tangled Up in Hue continues to celebrate artistic culture, now in collaboration with local company Blue Boxer Arts. According Volume 1 magazine, Blue Boxer Arts held a grand all-day reopening celebration on November 2 at Tangled Up in Hue, their …

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‘Crafting Democracy’ in ‘Current Seen’: Crafting Makes Political Points

Robin L. Flanigan Can craftsmanship change the world? In a new local exhibit, more than 30 works of art from across the country pay homage to contemporary craft activism – a protest movement that uses materials traditionally targeted at women to provoke and engage viewers in political discourse. Yes, craftsmanship …

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Maumelle’s Leisure Arts sold to a craft distributor

Leisure Arts, a Maumelle company that provides educational publications and products for knitting and other crafts, was sold to the owner of an Eugene, Oregon, wholesale distributor of crafts. The acquisition by Cynthia Morris was completed on July 1, according to a press release posted on the websites of Leisure …

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Save crafting with algorithms

Industrial Design’s Lisa Marks wins the Grand Prix for a custom-made post-mastectomy bra. Lisa Marks, an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Design, and her Algorithmic Lace project won the Grand Prize at the Lexus Design Award event during Design Week in Milan, Italy on April 8. Marks’ inventive …

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Face Time: Jay’s Nancy Chaney – combining nursing and craftsmanship

Nancy Chaney de Jay has been knitting, crocheting and crafting for years in her spare time. Chaney, center, stands next to her husband, Ted, and daughters, left to right, Hailey, Hannah, Hillary and Heather. (photo sent) JAY — Nancy Chaney is a registered nurse who learned to knit and crochet …

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Thread Artist Creates Life-Size Sculpture Of A Woman Walking Her Dog

Yarn artist Liisa Hietanen reinvents the everyday world through her life-size knitted and crocheted sculptures. In a series of ambitious textile projects, she created replicas of her fellow citizens in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Hietanen uses metal armatures as a base, then covers them with a combination of crafting techniques; which results …

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Enjoy creativity with the Ministry of Arts and Crafts team

Some “kids” never grow up, and that’s a good thing, especially for those of us who are passionate about arts and crafts. Ethel M. Gill, a skilled craftswoman and weaver from Farmington, realized one day that she needed someone to “play” with, so she created what became known as the …

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Why are “feminine” trades such as basketry decried by politicians?

Basketry. That doesn’t sound like much of an insult, does it? But Education Minister Simon Birmingham appeared to use the term that way in an interview following Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s budget response speech. Birmingham reacted with disdain to Shorten’s pledge to fund TAFE student fees, mocking Labour’s “disastrous VET …

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How you can make money from your beautiful knitted handicrafts

If you’ve received compliments on your homemade items, friends have asked you what you should knit next, or acquaintances have offered to pay you money for your awesome handwork, you might want to consider to put your knitting on sale. When you’re done reading this article, you’ll be ready to …

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Study emphasizes arts, crafts, rather than testing, explains high level of creativity in Iceland

Culture By Personal/> |January 25, 2018 Nature is not a factor The landscape is not a major contributing factor to innovation or creativity in Icelandic society. Photo/Vilhelm A new study by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that the reasons for the high level of innovation and creativity in …

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Dave Grohl Spotted At Michaels, Craft-Related Foo Fighters Puns Begin

[Photos by: Brantley Gutierrez, Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons] This is a call to all my arts and crafts lovers: Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters main crafter, apparently buys his art supplies, assorted beads and random knitting supplies from the art retailer and ubiquitous craftsmanship Michaels. Just like us! From a recent photo, …

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Knitting Class Crafts Help the Homeless

Members of a knitting class thought of selling the hats and scarves they had made. Instead, they decided to help homeless people stay warm this winter. The class meeting at the Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church distributed dozens of hats and sashes Wednesday after the church served food to those …

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Shirley’s Yarns Crafts & Gifts turns 45

(Clockwise from top left) Laurie McDevitt, Alicia Thomas, Kiana Moran and Shirley JonesAPRIL CANAVAN PHOTO HANCOCK — When most people celebrate their birthday, they receive gifts. Shirley’s Yarns Crafts & Gifts is celebrating its 45th anniversary, and the go-to-shop for crafts, gifts, decor and more is giving away stuff, or …

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LA’s Pussyhat Project crafts political statement

And the name? Well, there’s that infamous comment Donald Trump made while filming an episode of “Access Hollywood.” “It’s the Pussy Power Hat!” Suh said laughing. “Everyone shut up. They’re like that. Is. This. It felt like history was being made. Together with Kat Coyle, owner of The Little Knittery, …

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At Cook’s Arts & Crafts Shoppe, a cozy social scene

The clean, modern lines of contemporary New York are absent here. Shelves and floor space are wrapped in piles of soft yarn and fuzzy pom poms. Like an overcrowded closet, everything has its place, but pull out the wrong ball of yarn and it could all fall with it. Michelle …

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When No One Bought This Mom’s Craft, Twitter Stepped In To Help

Sometimes you just need a little help from the internet. Martyn Hetta 28-year-old man from Manchester, England, saved his mother’s knitting business thanks to a helping hand from kind-hearted people on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Cute animals, musical numbers and tears abound in the best viral ads of 2016 On November …

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Today’s craft craze echoes First World War knitting projects

The rise of sewing and knitting clubs, guerrilla knitting, yarn bombing and calls to knit sweaters for penguins affected by oil spills have all drawn attention to craftsmanship as a force of social change. Knitting is mobile, sociable, inexpensive and now good for our mental health. But knitting for a …

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Boston duo create high-end line of knitted accessories – Boston Herald

Carina Donoso and Kristen Lambert spend their days in stitches – as their new knitwear business takes off. The two pals launched The Third Piece, a line of high-end handmade woolen turbans, berets and scarves that come with their own dustbags and a promise: no “hat hair” here. “It’s breathable, …

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