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NEW YORK — An exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles reveals a complicated and heart-wrenching time.
National craft store chain Michaels has teamed with seven leading North American museums to create Passport to Imagination 2014, a low-cost, in-store summer program where kids ages 5-12 can explore culture through crafting.
LEGO bricks are the inspiration for a family friendly, interactive exhibit opening Saturday, May 24, at Heard Museum in Phoenix. USA Today named it last week as one of “10 Must-See Museum Exhibits This Summer.”
The creative designs of students in EVIT’s Fashion, Interiors and Textiles program will be showcased during the 2014 Fashion Show at the East Valley Institute of Technology.
Transforming weeds, kitchen scraps and other natural elements into a rainbow of textile dyes is a concept as old as civilization itself, with dye vats dating to as early as 2000 BC.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — This gem of a city tucked in the Blue Ridge foothills of western North Carolina attracts artists, musicians, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts and a fair share of modern-day hippies, all lured by the beautiful setting and open-minded vibe. Its gorgeous historic buildings downtown, free music venues, Appalachian art center and lofty nearby peaks are all perfect for travelers looking to please their senses without spending a dime.
NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fisher, Levi's and innumerable fiber artists are breathing new life into the craft.
Chandler’s stranglehold as the Valley’s tech city is getting tighter.
Outfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the extra TV.
In many homes, the "family room" is decorated with just one purpose: to withstand the impact of juice-spilling, game-playing, cookie-eating, crayon-wielding children.
Along with the sunscreen, book, toys and snacks we haul to our waterside of choice this summer, we need a beach towel or two.
SHANGHAI — China's biggest city and financial hub is known for designer boutiques and fine dining. Yet wallet-draining Shanghai also offers activities that cost nothing, from walking on the riverfront Bund to sculpture parks and historic sites. Here are five of them.
In this May 8, 2013 photo, a man rides a scooter near the artistic objects at the Moganshan Road Art District in Shanghai, China. The city’s most prominent contemporary galleries _ locals as well as outposts of European and U.S. galleries _ are housed in converted textile factories and warehouses dating to the 1930s. Moganshan’s mix of industrial and arty is a favorite backdrop for Chinese fashion photographers. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
The placemat is a favorite at many dinner tables: The often-whimsical plastic version catches the slip of spaghetti from a youngster's fork, while a nice cotton placemat elevates the dining experience just a little without having to set down a whole tablecloth.
Perhaps to alleviate the dreariness of long northern winters, Scandinavian style tends toward folk-art florals, crisp checks, plaids and stripes, and wood furniture left natural or painted in colors that evoke the region's natural beauty.
I was chopping vegetables for dinner recently when my 14-year-old daughter, Grace, disappeared with the unusable end of the bok choy. She returned five minutes later with paper, a stamping ink pad and the pilfered vegetable.
Artists and craftspeople know that the colors they choose — and leave out — are critical ingredients in their works' success, no matter the medium.
Visiting this spring's décor previews often felt like exploring an art gallery. There was an artistic vibe to everything from dinnerware to drapery, art photographs to textiles.
Intrigued by the drama and inspired by the sophistication of British aristocrats in "Downton Abbey," some fans are plotting to bring the series' style into their own homes, from gilded finishes to opulent upholstery to portrait paintings.
This publicity image provided by Pottery Barn shows Sky Bird embroidered pillow covers from Pottery Barn. Visiting this spring's decor previews often felt like exploring an art gallery. There was an artistic vibe in everything from dinnerware to drapery, art photographs to textiles. (AP Photo/Pottery Barn)
This undated publicity photo provided by Pottery Barn shows a Boat Reflection framed print by Lupen Grainne. Grainne’s Instagram-y landscapes and still life's are evocative photographic prints that give a room a cool factor. Artistic prints in textiles, tabletop and wall art are big this spring (www.potterybarn.com). (AP Photo/Pottery Barn, Lupen Grainne)
You may have noticed some unusual “construction” in downtown Chandler.
Get a glimpse at the traditions and cultures of the Native American nations that span the Southwest during the 11th season of Native Trails.
When you think of Native American art, pottery and textiles may come to mind. You may not be so quick to picture art made on the lined sheets of ledger paper.