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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

Book Review

Déjà-glued

Wise Craft

Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.

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V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
The Octopus and the Fox
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Arts Feature

Octofair Brings Octofun

Autumn gets artsy at The Octopus and the Fox

Full-fledged fall fun supports local artists and crafters at the October Octofair.
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V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Christian Ristow’s “The Hand of Man”
Dwight Eschliman

Arts Feature

Makers Make Their Mark at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

More than just an afternoon's amusement, the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire is a full-on movement.
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V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
2012 Miss Indian World talent competition
Derek Mathews

Art Preview

Powwow Power

Gathering reps Native culture

Celebrate 30 years of Indian tacos, competitive dancing and paying tribute to tradition this year at Albuquerque’s own Gathering of Nations. The Gathering is North America’s most prominent powwow, and it will host tens of thousands of guests and representatives from more than 700 Native and Aboriginal tribes throughout the United States, Canada and all over to honor Indigenous cultures and traditions through dance, music, food and the crowning of the next Miss Indian World

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V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
Some of Stitchology’s happy fabrics
Elizabeth W. Hughes

DIY Gift Guide

Crafty Commons

More options for yarn, fabric, notions and know-how

Fiber Chicks

Fiber Chicks is hidden in a courtyard in Old Town between a coffee shop and an art gallery. It’s easy to miss. But once you’re inside, miles of yarn become a blank slate for knitting, crocheting and felting. Fibers from all over the world and a mix of crafters and tourists exploring Old Town are brought together by the common thread of fiber arts, with owner Lesley Miller serving as hostess and tour guide.

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V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Round Samurai Earrings
Majoral

Culture Shock

Form and Function

SOFA WEST tempts with eye candy

Not only is it a squishy place to watch TV from, not to mention a place for your too-drunk friends to crash, it’s also a huge art and design festival in Santa Fe. The third annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair) WEST runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4 through 7. Exhibitors include galleries and artists from all over the states and as far away as Argentina. You can buy and/or ogle artwork, furniture, jewelry and even things that are fascinating but hard to identify.

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V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
“Peace baskets” from the Gahaya Links collective
Harvey Morgan

Arts Feature

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Changing the world, one artist at a time

Some of the guests at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market are unknowns from rural areas who will board planes for the very first time to reach New Mexico. Others are world-renowned rockstars in their field. The majority of these artisans come from developing countries, and their crafts are the only source of income for themselves and their families.

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V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
John Bear

Art News

It’s Sew Easy

New store continues where Panda Robot left off

The Octopus and the Fox is the brainchild of four women who wanted a place for Albuquerque shoppers to be able to buy handmade goods.

Clocks made out of old Grateful Dead records adorn the walls along with paintings, mosaics and other visual art. Blown glass pieces sit in a display case alongside belt buckles. Velociraptors in love grace a pillow. ...

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V.19 No.24 | 6/17/2010

Culture Shock

My knitting hero, I’ll call her “Our Lady of Crafting,” once advised me, “make a hat or a scarf for a boyfriendnever a sweater.” I think her guidance had something to do with commitment. I listened and, last Christmas, made and gave away a hat to a special somebody. By February, the hat was lost. Thing is, I know where it was lost. It was lost at Maria’s in Santa Fe. I know because the hat was with us when we walked in and gone 20 minutes after we left. But it was eventually found, for sale, at Buffalo Exchange. The hat misplacer and I just happened to be shopping that day when I found it (and a $9 price tag). I think they only sold it back to us at a discount to get the crazy lady (me) out of the store. Being crafty is fun, so get your do-it-yourself on or support someone who already has!

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