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NC guild creates quilts to comfort people in need

Sep. 19, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — Each month, a group of quilters gathers to work on service projects, participate in workshops, swap quarters, hold demonstrations and attend conferences. The purpose of the Foothills Quilters Guild is to preserve and promote the art of quilting and to provide...

Bamboo is Louisiana jewelry maker’s go-to material

Aug. 20, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Abe Lavalais isn’t sure how he would be described. Is he an artist? A maker? An inventor? “I do all those things,” he said. But he tends to stay more towards the maker side of things. The jewelry maker works primarily with bamboo though...

Hong Kong's last sawmill faces closure amid development plan

Aug. 06, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chi Kee Sawmill & Timber, Hong Kong’s last operating sawmill, has been processing timber in the city for 75 years. Soon the family-run factory near the territory's border with mainland China might be forced to shut down as part of a development project: it...

Woodcarving: Finding flow, community in the curve of a spoon

Jul. 13, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

Many people discovered their inner cook during the pandemic. I unexpectedly discovered my inner woodcarver, making a butter knife. It wasn’t a sharp object, rather something to smooth a dollop of butter across an entire piece of toast in one swoop. I’m likely not...