Crafts From the Past

Episodes

EpisodeSeason1Episode106

Long-time tatter Heather Boustead shows us the basic techniques needed to get started with this type of lacework.

EpisodeSeason1Episode105

Glass artist Sara King takes us through the process of making a stained glass suncatcher.

EpisodeSeason1Episode104

Learn a basic homemade noodle recipe as we explore a diet staple that is thousands of years old.

EpisodeSeason1Episode103

Florist Katie Adams not only shows us the techniques behind creating the perfect floral arrangement, she also demonstrates how foraging for your flowers and other objects can bring unique beauty to your project.

EpisodeSeason1Episode102

Needle felting uses a barbed needle to intertwine wool fibers to create a solid fabric, whether that be a 2D decorative piece or a 3D object. Fiber artist Megan Hammer provides easy-to-follow instructions for a 2D needle felting project.

EpisodeSeason1Episode101

Paper quilling is an art form that shapes strips of paper to create decorative designs. Paper artist Hannah Gebhart takes us step by step through a simple paper quilling project.

MAKE IT! Workshops

Join us summer 2022 as we explore crafts and hobbies made popular by earlier generations, showcasing each craft's origin and offering an introduction to the tools and techniques necessary for novices to jump in.  Our Crafts From the Past project will include online and in-person education and workshops from experienced Iowa makers in the following:

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Show off what you're working on - your latest quilt, homemade dish, pottery, etc. - and tell us more about how you got into your hobby.

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Crafts From the Past

About the Show

Whether it be hobbies from childhood, crafts we associate with a parent or grandparent, or hands-on skills long forgotten, there is a fascination with reprising lost techniques as we explore new pastimes. Crafts From the Past introduces hobbies from decades past, offering a primer to various techniques by experienced Iowa makers.