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The Week in Craft: January 24, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

The Week in Craft: January 24, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing
Emmanuelle Moureaux, Color of Time, 2017

Emmanuelle Moureaux, Color of Time, 2017, paper, thread, installation at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan

Daisuke Shima, courtesy of the artist

Using colored paper, artist Emmanuelle Moureaux created a 3D visual representation of a day, told through a series of times throughout the day and night.

For seven winters, the Bartz brothers (Austin, Trevor, and Connor) have sculpted a mega-sized sea creature out of the white stuff on their front lawn. The attraction, which lasts as long as freezing temperatures, draws gawkers from all over the Twin Cities and raises money for clean water around the world. Last year, the brothers collected more than $26,000 for charity from fans of their handicraft.

Nintendo Labo kits work in conjunction with a Nintendo Switch, providing the tools and technology to make fun DIY creations and play games with them. You can use the kits to build a functioning 13-key piano, motorbike handlebars, an interactive robot suit, and more.

Meet Riley, the newest staff member of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He's a 12-week-old Weimaraner puppy trained to sniff out insects and other pests that could potentially infest the museum collections.

Russian textile artist Yulia Ustinova crochets amazing slouchy figures using herself as a model.

If you missed the 2018 New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, you can still read about the 18th-century slipware ceramics that were shown there. They were found on an archeological dig in Philadelphia.

Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, tells the tale of a 1950s couturier and his muse. Although the movie's plot focuses on their relationship, the fine art of tailoring may be the star of the show.

According to a recent Los Angeles Times review, the wild hooked-rug creations of neo-folk artist Hannah Epstein are "the underbelly of cute, the id of the home crafter." Her exhibition at LA's Steve Turner gallery is open through February 10. 

Women rise again: One year later, women are repurposing their pussyhats in interesting ways and Hyperallergic compiled a view of some of the most creative protest signs from all over the country at the 2018 Women’s March.

Here are transferable skills at work: A costume designer was able to repair a baby butterfly's busted wing.

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, is exhibiting some of the treasured works of a collector you might not know about: Ken Burns.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be seeking a new executive director as Nancy Wilhelms steps down after five years.

Wendell Castle, visionary furniture artist and ACC Gold Medalist, died over the weekend. He was 85.