Art & Craft

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What are Arts and Crafts and when was the term coined?

What falls into the category of arts and crafts in today’s society? Generally we think of anything we make with our hands as a hobby and arts and crafts. The term Arts and Craft Movement was coined in the late 19th century. This apprenticeship lasted a number of years and the apprentice was paid a … Read more

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Which Scrapbook Paper? Creative Ideas To Enhance Your Pages

Scrapbook paper can be used in a number of different ways to add creative touches to your pages and enhance your photos. To make sure your precious photographs are archived safely, it’s important to use special scrapbooking paper and adhesives that are acid-free and lignin free, so they won’t damage your pictures. There’s a huge … Read more

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Why care if there is water in your compressed air?

The process of compressing air generates free water, and increases air borne water vapor. So what is the problem with a little – or perhaps a lot  – of water coming down the compressed air line along with the compressed air? A simple answer may be that it depends on what you are using the compressed … Read more

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Why Not Work At Home Scrapbooking?

Do you enjoy scrapbooking? Perhaps you are a bit skeptical, but consider this: according to Yahoo!, over 100,000 searches are made for scrapbooking monthly. And that’s just on Yahoo! alone!!! Just think of what could happen with a little hard work! Now before you get too excited there are some things to consider: 1. Be … Read more

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Crocheting Overview

Crocheting has been a favorite craft for generations, and with good reason. Today’s crochet patterns are more interesting and inspiring than ever, and incorporate vibrant colors and exciting new fibers. Using new patterns, you can crate fun, fashionable, functional and economical pieces to wear. Over the years, people have taken up and enjoyed the art … Read more