Arts and Crafts

Mini cityscapes bring a whole new perspective to Hong Kong

Macy Kwan Mei-see with her opera scene, complete with bamboo stage. Photo: Paul Yeung

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

Exhibiting a sense of style

Exhibitors at Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair have their own ideas on trends, departing slightly from those identified by major components and parts supplier Swarovski.

Po Sing Imitation Jewellery Manufactory came up with its own five themes for the fair - namely Manipulated, Improvised, Rhythmic, Smooth and Attitude.

24 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Hobby house hopes to cash in on Art Jam success

The success of Art Jam, where people paint and drink wine, has prompted the arrival of a competitor. Hobbies Central opened officially at the beginning of the month. Offering the arts and crafts enthusiast more options than slapping paint on a daunting canvas, it is focusing on hobbies such as teddy bear making and quilting.

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

art material suppliers

For those who enjoy crafts but struggle to find the equipment they need, try Hands (2B, G/F, C.C. Wu Building, 302-308 Hennessey Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2893-9721).

2 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Learn about crafts

If arts and crafts are among your favourite hobbies, there is much on the Internet to help you.

25 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Ancient craft skills survive

Leather and finished leather goods form a crucial part of Pakistan's export industry.

The largest leather production is footwear manufacturing, which is concentrated mainly in the Punjab region and around Karachi.

14 Aug 1996 - 12:00am