How Sabyasachi Made the Sari Haute

As his country’s most famous designer, Sabyasachi has persuaded Indians to see the luxury in their fashion heritage. Can he persuade Americans too?

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #indian-americans, #kolkata-india, #luxury-goods-and-services, #marriages, #mukherjee-sabyasachi, #shopping-and-retail, #silk-and-silk-goods, #weddings-and-engagements

How Play-Doh Helped Save Me From My Despair in Grad School

On starting over and reshaping one’s path.

#clay, #depression-mental, #handicrafts

Bethan Laura Wood’s Fantastical London Home

Bethan Laura Wood has made her name dreaming up transportive rainbow-hued furniture and housewares. Her own London home is just as fantastical.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #furniture, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england, #textiles, #wood-bethan-laura

A Fashion Stylist Who Found Inspiration in New Surroundings

Having embraced a slower pace of life upstate, Melissa Ventosa Martin is launching an online marketplace dedicated to finely crafted pieces imbued with the luxury of time.

#design, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #martin-walter-musician, #old-stone-house-brooklyn-ny, #old-stone-trade-retailer, #ventosa-martin-melissa

Doppa, a Central Asian Hat, Guides Quest for Uyghur Roots

For an Australian woman with roots in Central Asia, a growing awareness of her heritage and the peril her people face all began with an embroidered skullcap.

#bora-subhi, #central-asia, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #handicrafts, #nahdi-nadir, #silk-road-ancient-trade-route, #textiles, #the-doppi-project-movie, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbekistan, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

In This House, We List Our Beliefs in the Yard

How a lawn sign inspired by mom décor became a liberal mantra — and a symbol of a political battle over white womanhood.

#handicrafts, #national-womans-party, #signs-and-signage, #slogans-and-mottoes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #women-and-girls

For Sutton Foster, Crochet Is a Survival Tactic

In her new book, “Hooked,” the Broadway and “Younger” actor opens up about how she collaged and cross-stitched her way out of anxiety and loss.

#actors-and-actresses, #anxiety-and-stress, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #foster-sutton, #handicrafts, #hobbies, #hooked-how-crafting-saved-my-life-book, #mental-health-and-disorders, #theater, #writing-and-writers

An Artist Couple Who Live Among the Furniture They Create Together

Though they maintain separate practices, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson regularly collaborate on hand-hewn pieces that are subtly autobiographical.

#art, #chairs, #design, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jackson-johanna-artist, #johanson-chris, #sculpture, #t-presents-2021, #tables, #wood-and-wood-products

The Ancient History and Enduring Appeal of Flying a Kite

For millenniums, the airborne objects have mesmerized cultures around the world. Now, a new generation of artists is taking their creation to new heights.

#art, #bamboo, #handicrafts, #kites, #t-design-and-luxury, #textiles, #toys

A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice’s Grand Canal

This 39-foot-long instrument, built by local artisans and carrying musicians performing a live concert, sets a course for the future.

#boats-and-boating, #canals, #classical-music, #handicrafts, #livio-de-marchi, #venice-italy, #violins-and-violas, #vivaldi-antonio

A Ceramist Who Draws on His Craft’s Ancient Global Traditions

Matthias Kaiser’s extensive travels, and apprenticeships in Japan, continue to inform his nuanced, stylistically wide-ranging vessels.

#austria, #ceramics-and-pottery, #clay, #content-type-personal-profile, #handicrafts, #japan, #kaiser-matthias-artist

‘Made in Afghanistan’ Once Symbolized Hope. Now It’s Fear.

Fashion was seen as a way forward for the country and its craftspeople, especially women. But those involved are terrified it may turn them into targets.

#afghanistan, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #humanitarian-aid, #kabul-afghanistan, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nest-nonprofit, #taliban, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

A French Designer Who Celebrates Mexico’s Popular-Design Aesthetic

In his colorful Guadalajara work space, Fabien Cappello collects and creates pieces he calls “prototypes of the future.”

#art, #cappello-fabien, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #furniture, #guadalajara-mexico, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mexico

The Ceramists Crafting Miniature Menageries

Inspired by ancient animal figurines, contemporary potters are making creatures that reflect the irregular beauty and magic of the natural world.

#animals, #art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #clay, #handicrafts

My Pandemic Hobby? Making Money.

During Covid, many people found solace in a new pastime. A few found profit.

#california, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #crickets, #handicrafts, #hobbies, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making

The current popularity of the tools prompted one writer to learn more about how they’re assembled.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #handicrafts, #japan, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nara-japan, #tanaka-chiyomi

Pinwheel Activity

These fun cake decorations will create a whirl at your next party.

#content-type-service, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Terrariums Are One Thing You Can Control

In these uncertain times, what’s not to love about designing your own little world?

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #handicrafts, #your-feed-selfcare

Plant Wrapper Activity

Revisit your childhood gum-wrapper-folding skills to add a crowning touch to a flowerpot.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

What We Learned From a Year of Crafting

Making things — masks, quilts, ceramics, mandalas — was a practical and sometimes political response to the moment.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #do-it-yourself, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quilts, #sculpture, #sewing, #your-feed-selfcare

Looking for a Weekend Excursion? Try Craft Shop Hopping

A wealth of stores and studios in Connecticut and upstate New York offer lovely handmade wares that you’ll have forever.

#art, #ceramics-and-pottery, #connecticut, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #small-business

Turmoil Continues for the Artisans Behind Italian Fashion

The small, family-run businesses hope a new government aid package will bring the relief that one in 2020 didn’t provide. They say their skills are at stake.

#bertelli-patrizio, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #italy, #prada-spa, #small-business, #your-feed-fashion

Use Your Newspaper to Make Flowers

Colorful paper blooms are easy to make and perfect for a spring table top.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Naturally Dye Your Easter Eggs

Using ingredients straight from your kitchen, these dyed Easter eggs make a fun and festive way to celebrate.

#content-type-service, #dyes-and-dyestuffs, #easter-and-holy-week, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture

A Glamorous High-Heeled Shoe, Crafted From Newsprint

Gherardo Felloni, the creative director of Roger Vivier, takes the ‘Make T Something’ challenge.

#fashion-and-apparel, #felloni-gherardo, #handicrafts, #roger-vivier, #shoes-and-boots

Tiny Architect-Designed Houses to Build at Your Desk

Part craft project and part meditation on the evolution of domestic space, these miniature paper dwellings can be assembled with just scissors and glue.

#architecture, #content-type-service, #handicrafts, #locatelli-massimiliano, #mori-toshiko, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #van-duysen-vincent

Language, Please! Salty Feminist Stitch Book Is Too Much for Michaels.

The craft retailer pulled a pattern book from its stores after employees noticed some of its designs contained swearing.

#barnesnoble-inc, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #handicrafts, #reddit-inc, #sewing, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

How To Grow Seedlings With Newspaper

A simple roll of newspaper creates a biodegradable pot to get your spring planting season off the ground.

#content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seeds

The Makers Keeping the Ancient Art of Weaving Alive

Through thoughtful collaborations with Mexican artisans in Oaxaca and elsewhere, contemporary designers are helping to evolve — and protect — one of the world’s most enduring handicrafts.

#art, #coahuila-mexico, #design, #handicrafts, #mexico-city-mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #textiles

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Card With Newspaper

With your newspaper and some blank card stock, a homemade Valentine or any other greeting is easy to create.

#content-type-service, #greeting-cards, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #valentines-day

How to Knit Bernie’s Mittens and More

Crafters in search of Harry Styles’s colorful cardigan and Bernie Sanders’s inauguration mittens are designing their own patterns.

#fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ravelry-llc, #social-media

Made by Hand in America: A New Book Tells the Story of Unsung Artisans

“Craft: An American History,” by Glenn Adamson, considers the often disparaged tradition of artisanal work from colonial days to today’s maker movement.

#adamson-glenn, #books-and-literature, #craft-an-american-history-book, #handicrafts, #handmade, #maker, #united-states

Indigenous Beadwork Drops on Instagram

Interest in Indigenous artistry has created an ecosystem of beadwork drops that sell out in minutes online.

#art, #cherokee-indians, #handicrafts, #instagram-inc, #your-feed-fashion

An Unwelcome Silent Night: Germany Without Christmas Markets

Across the country, city and town squares stand empty of the usual huts, sounds, scents and lights, as the coronavirus has forced the country to skip its beloved annual Christmas markets.

#bavaria-germany, #christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #handicrafts, #nuremberg-germany, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

Artist-Designed Holiday Cards, Ready for the Mail

Five designs, made exclusively for T, that reflect on a difficult year while offering a chance to spread warmth and even cheer.

#art, #frank-natalie-1980, #greeting-cards, #handicrafts, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Etsy Was a Twee Culture Punchline. Now It’s a Wall Street Darling.

Shares of Etsy, the online marketplace, are up 250 percent this year, a rise fueled by skyrocketing pandemic mask sales and a push by investors to run its business better.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dickerson-chad, #e-commerce, #etsy-inc, #handicrafts, #silverman-joshua-g, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #workplace-environment

Make a Poem From Newspaper

A cento is a poem written using borrowed lines, like ones from this publication. Don’t forget to give credit.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #poetry-and-poets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #writing-and-writers

Separated by Distance? Send Pressed Flowers

The skilled gardener and ceramist Frances Palmer offers a primer on how to decorate a card with dried botanicals.

#albers-josef, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #handicrafts, #hobbies

Holiday Table Decoration Activity

With a little paint and accordion folding, your newspaper can become décor for your Thanksgiving table.

#content-type-service, #furniture, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tables, #thanksgiving-day

Indian Designer Manish Arora’s Downfall

Manish Arora was the breakout fashion star of India. Today, his business is in tatters, with a trail of debts. What happened?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delhi-india, #fashion-and-apparel, #france, #galliano-john, #handicrafts, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rabanne-paco, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

How to Make D.I.Y. Worry Dolls

Whispering your fears to these little dolls made of rolled newspaper might help you sleep better.

#dolls, #guatemala, #handicrafts, #quarantine-life-and-culture

’Tis the Season for Toilet Paper Ornaments

Holiday décor vendors are leaning into the grief, anxiety and nihilism of this year.

#christmas, #handicrafts

The Artists Giving New Life to Fake Flowers

Common in Victorian London, handmade paper blooms have sprouted once again.

#2020-t-design, #art, #design, #flowers-and-plants, #gupta-sourabh, #handicrafts, #turner-tiffanie

Murano Glass, an Ancient Art Revived

A new generation of artisans is adding to the long history of the Italian craft, known for its strange shapes, odd colors and secretive techniques.

#2020-t-design, #design, #glass, #handicrafts, #murano-italy, #scarpa-carlo

Turn Your Newspaper Into a Basket

Behold all the news that’s fit to weave.

#content-type-service, #handicrafts, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

People Have Gone Full 1800s

In the midst of quarantine, flower pressing, natural dyeing and other activities from Victorian times have made a comeback.

#collage, #dyes-and-dyestuffs, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #handicrafts, #hobbies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #scrapbooks, #victorian-era

A Sewing Army, Making Masks for America

With overrun hospitals facing an acute shortage of masks, people are pulling out their sewing machines to fill the void.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #handicrafts, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sewing, #shortages, #social-media, #textiles, #volunteers-and-community-service