Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Make a french rolling pin with simple tools

Feb 1st, 2016
Make a french rolling pin with simple tools

by Bill Pierce If your aesthetic sensibilities are like mine, you’ve probably noticed that the French developed many things that bring life to an art form, especially when it comes to cooking. Woodworkers have long been friends to cooks because we can fabricate beautiful tools and vessels that enhance the culinary experience. Consider the French
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Skagit Women Print features 18 artists

Jan 5th, 2016
Skagit Women Print features 18 artists

The Schack Art Center presents “Skagit Women Print” Jan. 7 through Feb. 4. This special exhibit features the work of 18 artists who live or work in the Skagit Valley and created original print pieces for Skagit Women Print. The theme highlights the Valley’s influences on their work and life. The artists are: Jane Alynn,
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Frugal fun with handmade ornaments

Dec 1st, 2015
Frugal fun with handmade ornaments

Note: This article was originally published in December 2012. We’re sharing it again because it’s a fun one! by Laura Boynton Remember that thrill that went through both you and Laura Ingalls Wilder when she opened her Christmas stocking and found an orange? AN ORANGE! And a penny – an especially shiny copper penny? A
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New Commercial Street Night Market Sept. 4 – Oct. 2

Sep 2nd, 2015
New Commercial Street Night Market Sept. 4 – Oct. 2

The new Commercial Street Night Market will take place every Friday night between 6 and 10 p.m. from Sept. 4 through Oct. 2 in the Commercial Street Plaza at 1300 Commercial Street in downtown Bellingham. Over 20 local craftspeople, artists, entertainers and food will give attendees an opportunity to experience Bellingham like they have never seen before. Live music or local
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Upcycled art contest culminates in Downtown Throwdown

Jul 25th, 2015
Upcycled art contest culminates in Downtown Throwdown

For two months, more than 20 artists have sewed, glued, spackled and glittered recycled and donated fabric, clothing and household goods to create their original art submission for The Downtown Upcycle ThrowDown, an art and sustainability challenge event created by Ragfinery and Wise Buys Community Thrift Store of Lydia Place. This creative and original art contest,
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Fabric donations sought for sale to benefit Camp Stitch-A-Lot

Apr 30th, 2015

EVERETT – The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development are seeking your donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, yarn, needlework items and related books and magazines for their 5th Annual Fabric Sale on Saturday, June 13. The proceeds from this sale go to
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Celebrate woodworking and local art this month

Apr 3rd, 2015
Celebrate woodworking and local art this month

Woodworking skills will be on display this month during the annual Woodfest event in Sedro-Woolley and a special showing of turned bowls at Artwood Gallery in Fairhaven. Other local events that should not be missed include the Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery and Art in a Pickle Barn at Azusa Farm and Garden,
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Over 100 vendors featured at Spring Craft and Antique Show

Mar 5th, 2015
Over 100 vendors featured at Spring Craft and Antique Show

Handcrafted wares from home décor to garden art, repurposed and vintage treasures, gourmet treats, and much more will be featured March 19-21, during the 29th annual Spring Craft & Antique Show in Lynden, one of the largest show of its kind in northwest Washington. More than 100 vendors from the region will be at the
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Lots of options, materials for making January projects

Jan 3rd, 2015
Lots of options, materials for making January projects

The holidays are through and January is here, and for many folks, this means working on winter crafts and projects. Want to paint pottery? Work with wool? Knit, crochet, quilt, spin? There are lots of options in our northwest corner. Here are just a few. Creativitea is always a fun place to visit, especially in
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Quiet Light Candles: Hand-poured with care and prayer

Dec 3rd, 2014
Quiet Light Candles: Hand-poured with care and prayer

by Jessamyn Tuttle After a pleasant drive through the countryside outside Stanwood and down a gravel driveway, it’s an amazing experience to walk through a door into a warm space permeated with the scent of beeswax, glowing with candlelight and full of rich patterns from pottery, glass and polished stone. This magical space is the
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