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

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Pinwheel Activity

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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’Tis the Season for Toilet Paper Ornaments

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

#christmas, #handicrafts

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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

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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

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Turn Your Newspaper Into a Basket

Behold all the news that’s fit to weave.

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

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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

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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

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