Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Crafty

Ragfinery brings new life to discarded clothing, textiles

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Ragfinery brings new life to discarded clothing, textiles

by Brent Cole Ragfinery, a new textile reuse center aimed at creating new clothes and products from donated materials, has opened in downtown Bellingham. The 4,000-square foot space, operated by the non-profit Reuse Works (also home of the Appliance Depot), will connect artists, textile designers and crafters, and offer workshops and classes, with the sole
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Whatcom Arts & Crafts Contest open to all ages; includes expanded canning category

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

ROME GRANGE – The 2014 Whatcom County Arts & Crafts Contest will be held at the Rome Grange on Tuesday, April 15. Participants can knit, crochet, sew, paint, carve, paste, cut, stain, sculpt, photograph or create other pieces for submission. This event is open to people of all ages in Whatcom County, and grange membership
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Lynden Craft and Antique Show focuses on local talent

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
Lynden Craft and Antique Show focuses on local talent

by Lindsay Hilton When Judy Meixner and Trudy Ferguson set out to create the first Lynden Craft & Antique Show, they probably had no idea it would grow into such a successful event. Twenty-eight years in, it continues to draw talented and renowned artists from all over the area and is attended by a few
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Ruffles and rust: Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof combine styles

Mar 1st, 2014 | By
Ruffles and rust: Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof combine styles

by Jessamyn Tuttle Carrie de Kubber of Everson and Joey VanderPol of Burlington were friends for 15 years before they decided to quit their jobs and start a craft business together. “People say ‘Hey, you’re crafty!’ and ask us to make things,” said Joey. Their business, Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof, focuses on handmade
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Crafter Q&A: Jeremy Noet, of Blue Water Pottery

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By
Crafter Q&A: Jeremy Noet, of Blue Water Pottery

How long have you been creating pottery? What was the first item you ever made? I’ve been making pots about 17 years full time now. Whoa, as to the first pot I made it was probably some lumpy little blob of a thing, it may have been a cup, but so heavy it would have
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Handmade 12th Man flag flies

Jan 31st, 2014 | By
Handmade 12th Man flag flies

Whatcom County resident Jessica Rodriguez handmade a 5-foot by 8-foot 12th Man flag, now flying in downtown Bellingham. This mother, wife, and music teacher made the flag in one day with the help of her husband, Cisco. The flag will fly above the Saturna Capital building (where Cisco works), at least through the Super Bowl.
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Crafter Q&A: Phoebe Carpenter Eells, of elSage Designs

Jan 5th, 2014 | By
Crafter Q&A: Phoebe Carpenter Eells, of elSage Designs

When did you start working in the world of printmaking? What inspired you to create your own business?  When my older son was about to turn one, I set out to make an invite that was fun, original and could be duplicated. I rediscovered block printing through this project. After his birthday I continued with
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Wild: Whatcom READS! book selection inspires local quilt challenge

Nov 8th, 2013 | By
Wild: Whatcom READS! book selection inspires local quilt challenge

BELLINGHAM – Fourth Corner Quilts is sponsoring a unique quilting challenge inspired by the 2014 Whatcom READS! book  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.  Quilters of all ages are encouraged to read Strayed’s book and create a quilt that reflects the issues, themes, and locations it presents. Participants
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Bean to Bar: Local man’s film explores artisan chocolate makers

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By
Bean to Bar: Local man’s film explores artisan chocolate makers

Local screening includes chocolate samples from regional makers by Brent Cole Local documentarian and studio owner, “Binary” Bob Ridgley, recently finished a film on a topic near and dear to his heart – or, more appropriately, his stomach. “Bean to Bar” explores the world of artisan chocolate makers in the United States and their recent gain in
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SkillShare Faire offers weekend of workshops, barter booths

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

The Whatcom SkillShare Faire returns for a second year, this time to Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale the weekend of Saturday 21-22. Presented by Transition Whatcom, the event features two days of workshops, skill sharing, barter booths, and live music by local performers. Admission is $8 per person per day, and hours are Saturday 10
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