Handicrafts & Folk Art

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Handicrafts & Folk Art

Hello and Welcome to Handicrafts & Folk Art Group!
A group to share your flair towards creations/objects that originated from traditional cultures; especially forms of traditionally-made works of art and craft, that feature everyday or festive items, decorations, and skill of the hand.
Basically, this is the place to revive the dying activity of Folk Art and promote Handicrafts.

Share with the rest of us what you are working on; your Handicrafts and/or Folk Art; share tips, techniques, and even tutorials; favourite tools and appropriate material to use; any folk artist or culture you find inspiring; anything that can spread the love & passion, and preserve these customs!
Feel free to post or start your own discussion.

Just a few guidelines:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to handicrafts and folk art!
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.
  • Please be conscientious about copyright issues when posting any images. Images posted by Moderators on this site (that are not their own original work), originate from Wikimedia Commons and are used with the understanding and intent that they are for educational purposes only. Please note that Moderators of The Art Colony reserve the right to remove any content if there are copyright concerns.  If you have any issues with images posted in this Group, please let a Moderator know!  Thank you!  :)

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Members: 93
Latest Activity: Oct 9

Welcome

This is a Group for individuals to share their passion for crafted objects; skill with their hands; and, an interest in traditional folk culture.

Some handicrafts and decorative arts, that can be shared within this group, are classified here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handicraft#List_of_common_handicrafts

Looking forward to share ideas and fantastic artwork :D

Here are some tips for where to post in the group:

  • If you're just dropping by to say hello and share your latest handicraft or folk artwork, you can post in the Show & Tell section by typing into the text box at the bottom of this screen.  The Show & Tell area is best when you aren't necessarily looking for a response to your post.  
  • On the other hand, if you want to start a discussion and exchange thoughts and ideas with other members, it's usually best to create a new discussion by clicking the "Add a Discussion" button at the bottom of the Discussion Forum section of this page. 

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Discussion Forum

DIY Mirror / Photoframes

Started by Anton Abela. Last reply by Anton Abela Oct 9. 15 Replies

Was looking at how to make a Porthole window and came across this :)http://crafting.squidoo.com/diy-mirror-photo-frames-roundup-of-craft-tutorialsit's…READ MORE

Tags: Decorating, How-Tos, Photoframes, Mirrors, DIY

Mouse in the house

Started by Sandi Vince. Last reply by Anton Abela Oct 9. 6 Replies

Hi there, I wanted to share something new I am working on for my little grandchild Iris and made one of the characters for her little book about mice.  Please tell me what you think. I crochet the mouse and oh my it took ages. I am still working on…READ MORE

Roman Centurion Vitis Stick

Started by Randy Spencer. Last reply by kathleen a sidor May 26. 2 Replies

The Roman Centurion carried the vitis or vine staff which was a swagger stick about three feet in length originally made of grape vine. This made a handy weapon for a casual whack of a soldier for insubordination. This practice was known as…READ MORE

Roman Vitis Stick

Started by Randy Spencer. Last reply by kathleen a sidor Apr 15. 1 Reply

Just shipped a kinda unique stick to a person who is a Roman reenator.  The stick is a "Vitis" stick carried by Roman centurions to hand out punishment.  The stick is about 3' long, twisted, and narrly.  This the 2nd vitis stick I have made the 1st…READ MORE

paper flowers - handmade

Started by Rose. Last reply by Rose Mar 28. 9 Replies

Making paper flowers has been a passion for meThere are many benefits of using paper flowers, one being they are different and unique. They can be ordered in your custom color, and of course they last longer than fresh ones, so they can be preserved…READ MORE

Bright Colored Snake

Started by Randy Spencer. Last reply by Randy Spencer Mar 12. 2 Replies

I carve lots of snakes on walking sticks and canes and I have always painted the snakes to look as life like as I possibly can, however a few months ago I had a request from a customer to create a carved snake cane, but paint the snake in very…READ MORE

Carved Snake Cherry Stick

Started by Randy Spencer Mar 2. 0 Replies

Had a nice piece of cherry wood.Carved a snake coiling around the walking stick.The walking stick is 53" tall.The snake is painted in natural…READ MORE

Crochet ideas

Started by Ariane Higham. Last reply by Susanne Skene Mar 1. 7 Replies

Hi everyone.  A friend in the next village kindly gave me a few crochet lessons.  This is my first cushion using what she's taught me.  I'd love to hear about more crochet projects.…READ MORE

Tags: country, flowers, blanket, crochet, craft

Manuals and How-To's

Started by Anton Abela. Last reply by Anton Abela Feb 28. 6 Replies

A little discussion section, where we can all share our step-by-step techniques (for Handicrafts and Folk Art)No matter what skill, level and style - any instruction is welcomePlease note that it would be best if any publications, sites, or other…READ MORE

Tags: Handicrafts, Folk, Art, Crafts, section

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Comment by Jo Flockton on June 25, 2014 at 4:13pm
Marsha Knox, are you using an iPad to post? If so, the ability to post a photo in this comment box requires Flash, and Safari doesn't support Flash. The way around this is to get the app Puffin Web Browser Free and during certain hours (?8am-5pm, not sure exactly) you can access Flash in this browser and there will be a photo box in the menu bar at the top left of the comment box. In Safari (iPad) the menu bar doesn't even show up. Hope this helps, if not, let me know what you're trying to post from. ;-) Jo
Comment by Marsha Knox on June 25, 2014 at 2:40pm
I see this little box at the bottom for comments that I can't seem to understand how to get a photo in this box. help!!!
Comment by Marsha Knox on June 23, 2014 at 8:22pm
I am a Basketmaker. I do Pine needle basket art and you can see them on my page and I will see if I can figure out how to post something with the group thank you much.
Comment by E.S.Perez on April 20, 2014 at 6:39pm

Thanks Marthie Scholer

Comment by Marthie Scholer on April 10, 2014 at 3:54pm

Beautiful!

Comment by E.S.Perez on April 10, 2014 at 1:57am

Comment by E.S.Perez on April 10, 2014 at 1:55am

Comment by E.S.Perez on April 10, 2014 at 1:54am

this is a woodcarving i am working on out of mesquite...its a design i made.. it has a lion swan dragon and an american indian. you can find other things in it...

Comment by E.S.Perez on April 10, 2014 at 1:52am

this is a woodcarving i am working on out of mesquite...its a design i made.. it has a lion swan dragon and an american indian. you can find other things in it...

Comment by Anton Abela on February 16, 2014 at 6:50am

A giveaway that might strike the fancy of you all :)
http://www.craftpassion.com/2014/02/giveaway-patchwork-craft-pack-w...

 

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