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Retro  Hobbies and Crafts

Sharing history, images, stories, instructions for Retro hobbies and crafts.

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.

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The Art of Popular Craft
Here are some popular Retro crafts that you can share. .This is only a partial list...I'll add more as you share your images and ideas. http://www.interestingideas.com/out/craftshow/craftside.htm

To understand the legacy of craft items left by the last century, we must define the universe we are talking about. Even a partial list of qualifying arts and crafts spans genres from the essentially pre-industrial to materials manufactured and marketed exactly for the uses to which they were put. These are among the forms of self-expression most available to the artistically untaught:

1. Beaded baskets
2. Beaded flowers
3. Beaded fruit
4. Beer-can hats and toys
5. Bird houses
6. Bottle-cap baskets
7. Bottle-cap chains
8. Bottle-cap figures
9. Bottle-cap furniture
10. Bottle-cap miscellaneous constructions
11. Button pictures
12. Calligraphy
13. Ceramics
14. Christmas ornaments
15. Church banners
16. Cigar-band collage
17. Clothespin constructions
18. Coconut heads
19. Copper-plate reliefs
20. Crocheted dolls
21. Cut-out lawn ornaments
22. Decorated hangers
23. Decorated pillows
24. Decoupage
25. Door stops
26. Driftwood sculpture
27. Embroidery
28. Folded wrappers (cigarettes, gum, etc.)
29. Funnel constructions
30. Greeting-card baskets
31. Hair pictures
32. Hooked rugs
33. Homemade clothing
34. Horseshoe sculptures and furniture
35. Jewelry
36. Junk sculptures
37. Knick-knack shelves
38. Knitting
39. Macaroni pictures
40. Macramé
41. Make-do (pin cushions, etc.)
42. Matchstick models and other constructions
43. Memory objects
44. Needle point
45. Nut sculptures
46. Paint By Numbers
47. Painted Mrs.
48. Painted saws
49. Popsicle lamps and other constructions
50. Pop-top constructions
51. Postage-stamp collage
52. Pot holders
53. Quilts
54. Recycled items
55. Root sculptures
56. Rubber-band balls
57. Safety-pin baskets and jewelry
58. Scrap books
59. Shell constructions
60. Seed art
61. Smoking stands (silent butlers)
62. Sock monkeys
63. Sparkplug sculptures
64. Spin art
65. Spool furniture
66. Spoon sculptures
67. String art
68. String balls
69. Tin-can furniture
70. Tool furniture and fences
71. Toothpick constructions
72. Tramp art
73. Trench art
74. Twig furniture
75. Watch-part pictures
76. Whimsy bottles
77. Whittling (whimsies)
78. Wood burning
79. Woven baskets
80. Yoyo dolls
81. Mom and Pop Plates
82. Mosaic Bowls





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New Flowers from Old Fabric: Mitzi's collectibles

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MID-CENTURY MODERN FABRIC

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Outside the Lines: Ordinary Pastimes, Extraordinary Art

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Beaded and Sequin Fruit

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Bottle Cap Trivets

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Mosaic Crafts

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Friday May 6, 6-9:00pm  &  Saturday May 7, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmington Valley Arts Center in full bloom celebrating spring during the first weekend in May of 2011.  Open Studios both days are free.  FVAC studio Artists offer demonstrations, workshops in the classroom with live music and hospitality.  FREE fun for the entire family! 

http://www.artsfvac.org/page/51-may-day-spring-open-house
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 26, 2011 at 12:31pm
 

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