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Artisans and Craft Production in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the "Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland, c. 1780-1914" project documents the story of artisans and their work during the nineteenth century. Presenting a collection of photographs, portraits, and images of hand-made objects (e.g. jewelry, textiles, metalwork, glass, and ceramics) from various museums and archives across the country, researchers from the...

Crafts are back in fashion, and it would seem that a younger generation is ready to put its own imprimatur on this time-honored tradition. As the website indicates, is for "People who have crafty urges, but who are not excited by cross-stitched bunnies and crocheted paper cozies, can show off their current craft projects, ask advice on future projects and get inspiration for new...
Interiors: A Study of Domestic Quarantine

Stay-at-home orders have brought the domestic sphere to the forefront. From the ritual of cleaning to the meditation of sewing, the virtual exhibit Interiors: A Study of Domestic Quarantine, features works from Memphis-based textile artists Paula Kovarik and Sophia Mason, curated by Jenna Gilley. Using quilts, puppets, soft sculpture, video, and other media, the exhibit honors the...
The Batik Guild

Visitors unfamiliar with batik should check out the "What is batik?" link on the left hand side menu of this site. There they'll find out that Batik is a method of creating an image, traditionally on cloth, by exposing some areas of fabric to dye, while keeping other portions of the fabric covered in wax, so as to remain free of dye. To see how such a process has evolved over time visitors...