Arts and Crafts Archive

William Morris and the Promotion of the Arts & Crafts

The Arts and Crafts tradition is one of the oldest in history. It evolved in Britain during the Industrial Revolution as a response to the rising costs of manufacturing materials, particularly textiles. The Arts and Crafts tradition has been an ever-present feature in our culture ever since. The Arts and Crafts tradition was an international

Building a Tree House – How Hard Can It Be?

Building a treehouse is something many people dream about doing. With a little bit of planning and research you can easily make your own treehouse that will be unique and provide years of enjoyment. There are plenty of plans available on the internet and in books. But if you want to build a treehouse that’s

Crafting Pillows For Home Use

Making pillows for home decor can be very therapeutic and enjoyable! They bring warmth to a room and make the bed look cozy. If you like to sew, then you will truly enjoy making these pillows. The great thing about this craft is that you can make them to fit your own personal style or

Arts and Crafts With the Kids This Holiday Season

Holidays and family getaways are not complete without some type of arts and crafts for children. Most people look forward to this time of year for entertainment, and the arts and crafts are often a nice complement to all the other activities going on at the holidays. Holidays are supposed to be fun for children,

Arts and Crafts

In Wales, the situation was very different than elsewhere in England. In terms of craftsmanship, Arts and Crafts had been a revivalist movement. But in Wales, from the Victorian age onwards, a real craft tradition still did exist. There are several things that distinguish Welsh craftsmen from other craftsmen in England. First of all, the

Keeping Your Towns Economy Healthy With Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts describe a broad spectrum of activities relating to making things using one’s hands. These may be made from wood, paper or some other material. Many different types of art and craft can be found in most every country. They are usually a very enjoyable hobby. Some crafts (such as glassblowing) are practiced

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts are one of the many expressions and developments that took place during the Renaissance Period. The underlying core characteristics of this Arts and Crafts movement are an intense belief in the innate aesthetic beauty of everyday material, an appreciation of nature as a source and inspiration, and an appreciation of simplicity, practicality,

How to Stain Paper Bags for an Antique Appearance

It’s become something of a rite of passage to make a replica of the Magna Carta or other historical document for school, and you’ll naturally want yours to look as authentic as possible. The first step is to use a standard paper bag instead of white paper; the density, texture, and colour is closer to

The Best Way to Cut Costs on Plumbing Issues

What are some of the first solutions that pop into your head when you think of cutting costs at home? It’s probably something along the lines of accomplishing some projects yourself. It’s completely understandable as, generally, hiring professional help should be the last resort when it comes to home projects. After all,