Crafts & Hobbies

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If you want a new hobby but don’t want to spend a ton of money or find yourself bleary-eyed in a craft room surrounded by sewing machines and confused about how you got there, We have many videos and posts.

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Archive Editions Textiles

Archive Editions Textiles

(877) 676-242412575 Crenshaw Blvd.Hawthorne, CA 90250textileguy@aol.com                www.archiveedition.comArchive Edition Textiles is delighted to offer a full line of fine upholstery and furnishing Arts & Crafts fabrics. Woven in the spirit of the...

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Garden Edging for Maintenance & Ornament

Garden Edging for Maintenance & Ornament

A staple of English Arts & Crafts gardens, edging has practical as well as historical appeal. From buried barriers to iron and stone, garden edging remains a practical and often ornamental staple in the garden.A flagstone patio becomes a wide border of stones and step-able ground cover between...

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Arts & Crafts Homes, Fall 2016

Arts & Crafts Homes, Fall 2016

Take a peek at what's in our latest edition.Editor's NoteOn Trend But Not DebasedBy Patricia PooreRestoration The Cabin at Point ReyesA family fixes up a dilapidated, at-risk 1905 cabin in the woods, respecting local building custom as they create a retreat on the wild coast. By Brian D. Coleman |...

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From The Archive: 1912 Automobile Frieze

From The Archive: 1912 Automobile Frieze

Pastoral but with a modern twist, this wallpaper frieze is from the Henry Bosch Co. catalog “Modern Home Decoration,” 1912.Apparently pastoral but with a decidedly modern twist, the frieze takes center stage in this highly decorated period room. Henry Bosch Co. From the catalog “Modern Home...

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A Big Tent

A Big Tent

The bungalow revival has threatened a takeover of Arts & Crafts in general, but not every Arts & Crafts house is a bungalow. (And not every bungalow is Arts & Crafts. House forms, like bungalow or foursquare, and stylistic elements, like Craftsman or Italianate, are not in lockstep.)...

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Ceiling Beams & In Between

Ceiling Beams & In Between

Don't overlook a period-friendly ceiling.An original beamed-ceiling decoration scheme survives at the Lanterman House in California.For a cohesive scheme, especially one alluding to our decorating past, don’t overlook the period-friendly ceiling. Before Modernism, even residential ceilings were...

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Guild: Cindy Lindgren

Guild: Cindy Lindgren

Artist Cindy Lindgren is a former illustrator and graphic designer who combines her skills with Arts & Crafts nature themes. After years working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, Cindy Lindgren wanted to explore her interests in a more personal way. She’d become intrigued by the...

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The Pleasures of Handwork

The Pleasures of Handwork

Stitchery and stenciling enlivened Arts & Crafts period textiles—table linens, pillows, bed covers, and curtains.The vintage table scarf has an unusual floral design, done in shades of gold using a satin stitch with black outlining. William WrightElements of a decorating aesthetic from a...

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Kitchen in the Craftsman Spirit

Kitchen in the Craftsman Spirit

Its new custom Craftsman kitchen is the heart of a modest 1980s house that’s been given a style upgrade.The house was built in the late 1980s; the current owners have pushed the interior towards an Arts & Crafts interpretation. The floor plan proved adaptable. No addition was needed to create...

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Stoneywell: Vernacular to a Fare-Thee-Well

Stoneywell: Vernacular to a Fare-Thee-Well

In Charnwood Forest, Stoneywell was imagined by British Arts & Crafts designer Ernest Gimson for his brother’s family. Built with local materials and labor, it is indigenous and spare, attesting This Is How to Live.Stoneywell was imagined by British Arts & Crafts designer Ernest Gimson....

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Ranch Redemption

Ranch Redemption

Stone, tile, and reclaimed wood were used to transform a generic 1949 ranch.A generic 1949 ranch is transformed with natural materials. Jeanine Michna-BalesWe saw nothing redeeming in the house whatsoever,” the owners aver. Boarded up and foreclosed, it was truly the worst house in a sociable...

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Simple Living in Santa Barbara

Simple Living in Santa Barbara

Their house isn’t big, even with an upstairs rear addition. But with a pleasing plan and period details, it has been a charming bungalow home.Broad eaves and multiple gables are appealing features; the 2001 second-storey rear addition is just visible. William WrightThese two were looking for...

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