Category Archives: Crafts

All kinds of crafts mostly created by recycling or upcycling waste and old objects.

Smoke in the Eyes

(from STORYBOOK “13 Drwings” ©) -30-

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Unfinished craft projects

Crafting is good for us. It can be broken down into three main stages: Visualization Process Actualization When you decide to make something, this something must first be visualized. And visualization begins in the imagination. Imagination stimulates our brain.  It … Continue reading

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Craftivism: Activism Using Craft

After an oil spill off an Australian coast, the Phillip Island Nature Park asked knitters to make sweaters for penguins. Not only did the sweaters help to keep them warm, they also prevented the penguins from ingesting the poisonous oil. A … Continue reading

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Storytelling Through Textiles

Making something with your hands can make life magical.  It gives you the possibility to take life stories and transform them into works of art. Leanne Prain’s book “Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles” is full of such examples. Sewn narrations … Continue reading

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Joie de faire

pot and poster, studio los ojos Like a bowerbird*, I use junk to decorate my home. But junk that’s been joyfully transformed with some abracadabras. The hands are like magic wands that can transform ugly ducklings into swans. Making things … Continue reading

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