To the untrained eye, knitting can seem a bit like witchcraft. Master needleworkers seem to magically create all sorts of textile objects with quick, nimble hand movements. One Japanese crafter who works under the name Atelier Euph creates sculptural knitted and crocheted objects that are particularly impressive. She recently paid homage to the bonsai by crocheting an amigurumi version of the beloved miniature tree.
Post-Impressionists like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne captured their natural surroundings with fantastical arrays of color and expressive brush...
While there are many innovative cameras these days, there is something to be said for the pleasant, tactile quality of...
Traditional Japanese carpentry employs a variety of ancient techniques that allow wooden structures to be built without the use of any nails, screws, adhesives, or modern power tools. To the Western observer, that may seem far from structurally sound; however, there are many buildings constructed using traditional Japanese wood joinery methods that have stood for hundreds of years.
There are plenty of crafts that seem to have had their heyday in the 1970s. Macramé is a great example.
Textiles offer one of the most versatile means of artistic expression.
When seen from above, the world’s landscapes can look like colorful patchworks of abstract shapes and textures. Some people choose to photograph these beautiful birds-eye views, but England-based textile artist Victoria Rose Richards captures them with her needle and thread. She creates colorful, 3D embroidery designs inspired by aerial views of the British countryside. With an academic background in biology, Richards has always had an interest in nature.
Every day at sunrise and sunset, the sky transforms into a gradient of beautiful colors.
The mason jar is a hallmark of farmhouse chic decor, and the possibilities are endless for crafting with this simple...
Spring is here, and what better way to brush away the winter cobwebs than with some fresh new projects. Crafting during this time of year is always fun. After all, you've got warm weather and fresh blooms as inspiration! Need some help to start making? These quick and easy crafts can be done in minutes. They're fun for the whole family and will be sure to ignite your creativity.
Polymer clay is an incredibly versatile medium, ripe for use in any number of crafts.
Knotting—or macramé—is one of many crafts being revived by those who love working with their hands.