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16 Crafty Things You Did Not Know You Could Do With Chicken Wire
Offbeat  (tags: Upcycling, Chicken wire, fake cactus, crafts, recycling, culture, design, humans, humor, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, unusual, world )

Fiona
- 421 days ago - hometalk.com
Instead of growing your own cacti, which takes years, why not make your own? Upscale an old chair into a planter. Cover hanging light bulbs for an "industrial look." Add character to a wall mirror. Upcycle old jars. And more.
Rather Than Throw Away Old Glass Bottles, Here Are 11 Ways to Reuse Them Around the House
Offbeat  (tags: upcycling, Glass Bottles, reuse, create, decorations, crafts, interesting, humans, unusual )

Lone
- 515 days ago - homehacks.co
Here is a post that shows how you can upcycle glass bottles to create some beautiful decorations and crafts.
Cats in Hats Pattern Book for Crafters Goes Redonkulously Viral
Offbeat  (tags: cats, hats, knitting, crafts )

Jeri
- 1546 days ago - denverpost.com
What started as a lark and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit has turned into steady work for Sara Thomas, author of Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Patterns for Your Kitty (Running Press, March 2015).
Indigenous Craftswomen Take On Mexican Fashion World
Offbeat  (tags: mexico, crafts, embroidery, women, fashion, many colours, Otomi, indigenous people, income, fair pay, secure jobs, ethnic groups )

Naoko
- 2991 days ago - ipsnews.net
Reina Perez, an Otomi indigenous craftswomen in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, skillfully embroiders "grecas" or traditional design motifs in threads of many colours, on fabrics that will be used to make dresses, skirts and blouses.
A Winter's Tale of Time-Warp Takayama
Offbeat  (tags: Takayama, Japan, winter, beauty, tourist spots, different, Hida range, ryokan - Japanese style inn, temple, timber, crafts, sake )

Naoko
- 3440 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
After a while you tire of the easy destinations - the usual spots with their inevitable touristic clutter. So you decide on somewhat different - somewhere that's far from the madding crowds and far, too, from the yet madding megaphone-toting tour guides.
Overview of Footwear: Moccasins
Offbeat  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, Crafts, Moccasins, Footwear, culture, custom, design, goodnews, humans, interesting, news )

Kat
- 3867 days ago - nativetech.org
Moccasins, (low tailored shoes), are one type of traditional North American footwear. Woven sandals, boots, and leggings attached to shoes have also been produced by Native Americans.
Orphaned Socks, Gloves Reincarnated as Handsewn Creatures
Offbeat  (tags: entertainment, interesting, crafts, fun, unusual, off-beat )

MARY
- 4321 days ago - dallasnews.com
Stitch endearing creatures from orphaned socks and bits of trim Sock and Glove by Miyako Kanamori reads like a 45-page story of animated sock and glove friends with an additional 17 pages of instructions in the back. Each animal is cuter than
   

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