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Arts and Crafts

Mini cityscapes bring a whole new perspective to Hong Kong

In a city defined by its skyscrapers and towering residential blocks, hundreds of Hongkongers have been flocking to an exhibition in Tsing Yi that celebrates the opposite: miniature streetscapes.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 11:58am

Capture a world of your own

Scrapbooking is a popular pastime that involves preserving personal memories. But it's more than just sticking a bunch of photos in a scrapbook.

The beauty of the craft is that it combines a diary, photo album and art book all in one. The idea is to capture particular moments in a colourful, special and enduring way.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Alex Randall

English avant-garde lighting artist Alex Randall creates striking designs that feature stuffed wild animals. Her clients include celebrities such as Hollywood film star Susan Sarandon, British chat show host Graham Norton and 'sundry rock stars' as well as hoteliers and restaurateurs in London and New York.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Feeding creative streak

Despite the range of digital forms in entertainment available today, children continue to be drawn to traditional handicraft activities.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Celebrity knitters cast on and get clicking to bring some winter warmth to underprivileged families

For the posh 'it' girls in town, knitting does not seem to be a likely hobby, but a group of local ladies were willing to join the knitting club for a good cause.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Preserving crafts requires creativity

Traditional handicrafts like embroidery, shadow play and brick carving are dying out because young people are not interested in preserving these ancient art forms.

But some people are doing their best to reverse this trend by injecting creativity into their products.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Knitting artist rips our fashion preconceptions to shreds

Every day we read fashion magazines and then throw them away, but 32-year-old conceptual artist Movana Chen has come up with a novel way to recycle the paper and make us think about our consumption at the same time.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Glass-bead hobby turns into big business

How did you get into the beads business?

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

World Beat

What's going on around the globe

A group of Australians has knitted a room and called it art - and no, they say, they're not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes.

Melbourne artist Caroline Love says it's 'an ongoing investigation of mark making as a record of time and place'.

15 May 2005 - 12:00am

Traditionally crafted for a modern world

Combining traditional materials and crafts to produce items for modern living is the speciality of companies from India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand exhibiting at the Summer Sourcing Show.

5 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

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