The Artisans Guild

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The Artisans Guild

If you love to craft your own things this is the place to join. Come share all things you have crafted by your skill. You do not need to be a master artist to be here. Share your talents and experiences.

Welcome potters, tanners, leather artisans, blacksmiths, jewelers, watchmakers, glass artisans, carpenters, cobblers, stone masons, weavers, crotcheters, tailors, seamsters, bakers, and any other traditional artisans who specialize!

Members: 29
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2017

Discussion Forum

Your dream project....

Started by Party Pooper. Last reply by Drew A May 12, 2015. 11 Replies

Do you have soemthing planned that you really want to get do, but put it off? Is there a big project you end up dreaming about accomplishing someday?Well......tell us! :) or at least give us an idea what it is. Continue

Tags: skill, artisan, art, project, dream

Show us all what you've done!

Started by Party Pooper. Last reply by danny buyck Oct 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Here is a place you can share pictures, and/ or videos, of your recent or past projects. Don't feel shy about telling us about details like how long it took you to make your item, what materials you used, and what was your objective.For example:I…Continue

Tags: art, craft, materials, video, picture

Materials and tools

Started by Party Pooper. Last reply by Party Pooper Oct 30, 2012. 2 Replies

Here you can tell us more about what tools you use, what each one is used for, how to use them, or you can where to buy or find them.This can be anything from paint brushes, types of wood, leather, metals, etc. You can use links to websites also…Continue

Tags: description, techniques, tools, materials

Links and helpful videos you would recommend

Started by Party Pooper. Last reply by Party Pooper Oct 30, 2012. 10 Replies

Do you know of some videos or websites with really good resourceful information? Do you know of any videos which are very helpful in learning a new skill? Maybe you have seen an organization, school, group, or network that offers activities,…Continue

Tags: activities, classes, meet, network, tutorials

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Comment by Silverthorne on May 7, 2015 at 9:54am

What is stick weaving?

Comment by Party Pooper on November 6, 2012 at 11:27am
I really had a fun time at the festival!

Adolpha you are very right about practicing! I am squeezing the time in to practice some of the stick weaving I learned from one of the members from CROFT. Slow progress but worth it. I will post the results once I get to the computer.
Comment by Party Pooper on November 6, 2012 at 11:23am
I'm sorry you lost an old friend JB Gold. Safe travel to you and thank you for help with the braided egg recipe!
Comment by JB Gold on November 5, 2012 at 10:06pm

I will post the recipe I used for the braided egg bread and photos if you want. Just have to dig them out. Currently getting ready for a trip to Rapid City to pick up some things including a strap for a tredle sewing machine I inherrited from a gentleman I use to help with his wife. She had allshimers.... Sorry, I don't do well with spelling. no dictionary handy either.... The gentleman was a serigat father and taught me some old skills for photography. He passed away awhile back... I miss him.

Comment by Adolpha Gavina on November 5, 2012 at 1:40am

Looks like a great time at the festival :o) 

My dremel work is shaky at best...but better than when I first started...practice practice practice...

Comment by Felis Draco on November 4, 2012 at 4:41pm

How cool! :-)

Comment by Party Pooper on November 4, 2012 at 4:29pm

While visiting the Tucson Celtic Festival I spoke to a blacksmith (Bill) and leather crafter who was very kind. He makes his own knives and leather items such as pouches, scourges, knife sheathes, and more. His wife (Donna) is a seamstress who makes beautiful traditional wear from the Renaissance period (she was not at the fair for me to speak with) but her friend was there to show me what she has made.

Comment by Party Pooper on November 4, 2012 at 4:07pm

Today I went to the Tucson Celtic Fesival & Scottish Highland Games and met some artisans. I was taught many things and I have names of the groups and artisans who were very friendly and gave me some wisdom.

Below is a group called CROFT (Celtic Reinactment Organization Fellowship and Trades. The are based in Phoenix, Arizona. They demonstrate traditional crafts/trades from Reniaissance period. They learn, teach and go to public fairs and gatherings to show that old artisanry is still alive! I learned a lot from them, about looms, making yarn thread, weaving, wood carving, and stick weaving! It was fantastic meeting these people! Their website is: http://www.crofters.org

 

 

Comment by Party Pooper on November 4, 2012 at 3:59pm

JB Gold could you recommend a recipe for the braided egg bread?

Thank you!

Comment by Party Pooper on November 4, 2012 at 3:57pm

Hi Adolpha Gavina!

Applesause is awesome I love the stuff! Nutmeg Applesauce sounds really good. Cant wait to see what you are making with your dremel tool! I have to go buy a new wood burner, the head to my last one broke. I had a dremel set but it's lost. Glad to see you are hear!

 

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