Tag Archives: craft

Project: Buckskin Bags

To aid in downsizing our worldly possessions (and tons of raw materials), I initiated the buckskin bag project.  The goal is to produce as many little beauties as possible while experimenting and learning new techniques. This is the first run … Continue reading

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Nicolás Lizares Huarachero in Tapalpa, Jalisco

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What a beautifully shot movie about 80 year old Huarachero Nicolás Lizares. For more detailed photographs check out a previous post titled Nicolás Lizares – Maker of Fine Huaraches from Tapalpa, Jalisco

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Origins – Guitar Maker

A beautiful, but all too short of a film showing a master luthier at work.  

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Luigi Prina: The Ships That Sail Through the Clouds

A story of a remarkable artist from The Blinking City. Mr. Prina has been an architect for over 50 years but his model building is a work of art and fantasy.  Building flying models from paper and balsa wood since … Continue reading

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Ox & Tree Leather Goods

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More Woodworking Tools on the ‘net

Here’s some  images from a short eBook on woodworking by Peter C. Welsh.  A quick read with some good stuff in it. Not just eye candy, there is good information contained in this study of tools.  But really, I’m just … Continue reading

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Hand Craft

by joshua minnich http://www.flickr.com/photos/anmm_thecommons/

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Make something with your hands every day. “Its a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the … Continue reading

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Woven Backpacks – Design Rooted in History and Tradition

Originally posted on 74 FOOTWEAR DESIGN CONSULTING:
Its fair to say that my personal interest in woven Mexican Huarache footwear extends to everything woven. As far as I know despite all the technological advances in history, woven Huaraches just like woven…

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Craft Fetishism or A Return to Craft Values?

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There’s been a noticeable increase in crafted products over the last 5 years. From Artisan Bread, Chocolate and Beer to handcrafted bicycles, bags and belts. Crafts have been celebrated in books, documentaries and Design…

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