Handicrafts & Folk Art

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Handicrafts & Folk Art

Hello and Welcome to Handicrafts & Folk Art Group!
A group to share your flair towards creations/objects that originated from traditional cultures; especially forms of traditionally-made works of art and craft, that feature everyday or festive items, decorations, and skill of the hand.
Basically, this is the place to revive the dying activity of Folk Art and promote Handicrafts.

Share with the rest of us what you are working on; your Handicrafts and/or Folk Art; share tips, techniques, and even tutorials; favourite tools and appropriate material to use; any folk artist or culture you find inspiring; anything that can spread the love & passion, and preserve these customs!
Feel free to post or start your own discussion.

Just a few guidelines:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to handicrafts and folk art!
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.
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Thanks for joining & have fun!

Members: 110
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2017

Welcome

This is a Group for individuals to share their passion for crafted objects; skill with their hands; and, an interest in traditional folk culture.

Some handicrafts and decorative arts, that can be shared within this group, are classified here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handicraft#List_of_common_handicrafts

Looking forward to share ideas and fantastic artwork :D

Here are some tips for where to post in the group:

  • If you're just dropping by to say hello and share your latest handicraft or folk artwork, you can post in the Show & Tell section by typing into the text box at the bottom of this screen.  The Show & Tell area is best when you aren't necessarily looking for a response to your post.  
  • On the other hand, if you want to start a discussion and exchange thoughts and ideas with other members, it's usually best to create a new discussion by clicking the "Add a Discussion" button at the bottom of the Discussion Forum section of this page. 

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Discussion Forum

how to do folk art

Started by Barbara Cullen. Last reply by Barbara Cullen Oct 14, 2017. 1 Reply

I've just started to change from watercolour to doing brighter painting and more what I call direct art and feel it tends to lean towards Folk…READ MORE

Nee Color For The Walking Sticks And Canes

Started by Randy Spencer. Last reply by Judie Martinez Nov 9, 2015. 5 Replies

What do you think of the new color for Kentucky Walking Sticks and Canes?I think it's a really nice new look.I would appreciate your comments and suggestions.…READ MORE

The Dancer

Started by Alfred James. Last reply by Alfred James Aug 17, 2015. 2 Replies

The DancerMade from a piece of Leylandii branch that looked vaguely familiar until I trimmed off the other twigs and stripped off the bark to…READ MORE

Secret Weapon For Finding Curled Sticks

Started by Randy Spencer. Last reply by flavia coropatnitchi Feb 23, 2015. 1 Reply

Just watched a show on National Geographic where a man trained his dog to find moose antlers. Well, take a look at Trip the stick hunting dog. People ask, "Randy, how do you find all those curled sticks?" Now you know my secret!…READ MORE

Where Do You Sell

Started by Randy Spencer Feb 9, 2015. 0 Replies

Do any of you guys sell your walking sticks and canes on Etsy?I created an Etsy site to sell some of the walking sticks and canes, however I'm not sure how to promote the Etsy store.Any suggestions?I sell on my website, but I'm looking for other…READ MORE

Work In Progress

Started by Randy Spencer. Last reply by michele josiane martin Nov 23, 2014. 3 Replies

The four carved snake walking sticks are a work in progress.Once complete each staff will have world globe paper weight mounted onto the top of each staff.I'm planning to…READ MORE

Bright Colored Carved Snake Walking Stick

Started by Randy Spencer Nov 12, 2014. 0 Replies

Just putting the finishing touches on the walking stick.Although,…READ MORE

Red And White Carved Snake Walking Stick

Started by Randy Spencer Nov 8, 2014. 0 Replies

The walking stick is about 48" tall and the snake is white with red spots.Finished work on it this afternoon.What do you think?Do you like the colors?Any suggestions?…READ MORE

This Is Where The Curled Sticks Grow

Started by Randy Spencer Oct 31, 2014. 0 Replies

DO you see the curled stick in the picture?This is the kind of place where the curled stick grow, lot's of vines and briars.Cold weather is here in Kentucky. Time to get out the Gerber saw and look for curled sticks.…READ MORE

Kentucky Walking Cane With Worm Tunneling

Started by Randy Spencer. Last reply by Anton Abela Oct 30, 2014. 1 Reply

What do you think of this walking stick? I stained the walking stick, painted the worm tunneling green, and coated the walking stick with three layers of Minwax polyurethane.…READ MORE

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Comment by Renu Ahuja on April 2, 2013 at 12:07pm

another piece during the light festival.

 

This is done with the nail art color used for stem and branches with used and new buttons, base of this art piece has been taken from a gift chocolate box.

 

Comment by Renu Ahuja on April 2, 2013 at 12:02pm

Yes, actually i used one of the old base with metal wire holder to display pictures or some notes on the table, i wrapped real currency notes on the holders and in centre i used  2 red color separate heart shaped thermocol pieces with metal wires and folded currency notes in fan shapes and bound them together at the base.  I used one golden color ribbon bow to put on base and hid the actual base ( which was having old looks).  i m happy u liked it.

Comment by Anton Abela on April 2, 2013 at 11:50am

Yes Jennifer, your work, bead-making, and even paper-beads fall into handiwork ;)
What fine examples you have posted. Really like the one that you did for Autism Awareness.
Good luck on your new business venture :D

Comment by Anton Abela on April 2, 2013 at 11:50am

Wow Renu... I wonder how a pattern with these designs and lights look like!
I wonder what more decorations you do during this festival :)
I want one of those money trees ... problem is it needs to be larger and more full :p
May I ask what is holding everything together at the base?

Comment by Anton Abela on April 2, 2013 at 11:42am

new Discussion Groups coming soon :p

Comment by Renu Ahuja on April 2, 2013 at 6:24am

money tree for bday gift to my hubby in march 2013

Comment by Renu Ahuja on April 2, 2013 at 6:19am

this was done during our festival of lights on the floor with water colors

Comment by Riya on April 1, 2013 at 8:55pm

Lovely Jennifer, love how the colours match.

Comment by Jennifer Kelecseny on April 1, 2013 at 6:41pm

Thank you Debbie!  That one is for Autism Awareness :)

Comment by Debbie Rippie on April 1, 2013 at 6:12pm

Really cute Jennifer, I love the puzzle pieces you put in to match your festive beads.

 

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