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Ackerman and Aguiniga at CAFAM

The Los Angeles creative community and assorted other cool folk came out in force January 29 for the festive opening of two exciting shows celebrating L.A. artists at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Wilshire Boulevard.

CraftedSystems:Hope in the Making

Portland, Oregon-based designer Aurelie Tu hires women from a local YWCA shelter to help her assemble the stylish felt lampshades, rugs, and vessels she sells.

By Hook or by Crook

A huge installation of crocheted coral has taken root at the Smithsonian.

Object Lessons

Few have lived life as happily steeped in materials and handwork as James Bassler.

Handmade Gifts: Accessorize!

Chilly days may mean bundling up boots and puffy down coats, but that doesn't mean you can't top it off with a touch of handcrafted class. Here are a few unique accessories that are sure to bring joy to the lucky people on your list.

Natural Archivists

Two artists preserve their nature-based art with an equally natural material.

Makers and Shakers

Dispatches about the craft community at large.

A Tribute as Inspiring as Its Inspiration

Sometimes books seem to sing: Everything is exactly right. Jack Lenor Larsen's LongHouse is such a creature.

Crowning Touch

Known for hip fedoras, Albertus Swanepoel's career as a milliner has drawn upon destiny.

Alien Harvest

Artist/naturalist Patterson Clark harvests invasive plants and turns them into paper, ink, and art.

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