Craft

Kitchen Stitching: Pies, Pastries, and Chicken Wings Are Crocheted into Delectable Fiber-Based Cuisine

Healthy fibers meet delicious decadence in Normalynn Ablao’s crocheted provisions. The California-based crafter and pattern maker is cooking up spring rolls, pies, and party-sized platters of chicken wings, crudites, and dip, all made with yarn. Like her pastas, Ablao continues to serve textured designs that mimic their edible counterparts, although she tends to have a …

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Delicate Lace Patterns Overlay Facades in Ornate Large-Scale Murals by NeSpoon

Yffiniac, France (2022). All images © NeSpoon, shared with permission Polish artist NeSpoon (previously) continues to add to her expansive collection of murals that merge local craft traditions and street art. Having traveled around Europe in recent months, she’s completed pieces in France, Spain, and Italy, to name a few, and each oversized motif recreates …

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Painted with Mesmerizing Precision, Innumerable Dots Cloak Stones in Hypnotic Patterns

 Craft #Elspeth McLean #painting #pattern #stones August 8, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Elspeth McLean, shared with permission Concentric circles in bold gradients, spiraling lines, and bright radial motifs by Australian-Canadian artist Elspeth McLean transform stones into endlessly hypnotic designs. Impeccably arranged on the flat, round objects, the patterns are comprised of countless individual …

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Dried and Pressed Flowers Are Molded into Delicate Sculptural Vessels by Shannon Clegg

 Art Craft #flowers #sculpture #Shannon Clegg #vessels July 26, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Shannon Clegg, shared with permission Immersed in the flora of Cape Town’s Table Mountain as a child, artist Shannon Clegg has always had an affinity for unembellished, humble materials, particularly those harvested naturally and shaped into innovative forms. This …

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Adorably Emotional Creatures Comprise Nosey Mungo’s Playful Ceramic Menagerie

 Craft #animals #ceramics #nosey mungo July 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Helen Burgess, shared with permission In the hands of Helen Burgess, goofy grins, bloated bellies, and eyes wide with surprise turn endangered or overlooked animals into endearing creatures with playfully exaggerated emotions. The British ceramicist, who works as nosey mungo (previously), …

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Beguiling Sculptures by Lana Crooks Fabricate Anatomical Parts from Wool and Silk

 Art Craft #anatomy #Lana Crooks #sculpture #textiles July 7, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Lana Crooks, shared with permission Portland, Oregon-based artist Lana Crooks (previously) juxtaposes the softness of wool and silk with the solid, unyielding surfaces of bones. She stitches hand-dyed textiles into anatomical sculptures adorned with colorful florals or feathers that …

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Turtles, Ducklings, and Pheasants Comprise an Adorable Menagerie of Miniatures by Fanni Sandor

 Art Craft #animals #miniature #nature July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission Hungary-based artist Fanni Sandor (previously) expands her already minuscule menagerie with even tinier creatures. Using polymer clay, feathers, fur, and other materials, Sandor sculpts biologically accurate miniatures at a 1:12 scale, and many of her recent …

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A 546-Piece Puzzle Slots into a Hulking Simian with Moveable Limbs

 Craft Design #animals #DIY #puzzles #toys June 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Mat Random A follow-up to his wooden geometric figures, Mat Random designed a similarly stocky simian with a DIY twist. The architect and craftsman, who’s based in Buenos Aires, recently released a three-dimensional puzzle that once slotted together, forms a …

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An Astonishing Array of Ceramic Mosaic Tiles Comprise a Japanese Museum’s Historical Collection

 Craft Design History #architecture #Japan #mosaics #museums #tile June 24, 2022 Kate Mothes Image © Ryota Murase. All images courtesy of the Mosaic Tile Museum, shared with permission In the Gifu Prefecture of Japan, a nucleus of creativity blossomed in Kasahara Town, Tajimi City, more than a millennium ago. Known for its history of …

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Skies Peek Through Foliage in French Knots in Embroideries that Peer Up From the Forest Floor

 Craft #embroidery #fiber art #flowers #landscapes #nature #trees June 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sew Beautiful, shared with permission Look up! The vibrant embroideries of the U.K.-based artist known as Sew Beautiful capture the awe-inspiring breadth of the outdoors within a tiny wooden hoop. Layering colorful French knots and long, straight threads …

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