SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.
DHARMA TRADING CO.
Available from Dharma Trading Co. is what the company refers to as its “better Tjantings.” Hailing from a small village in Indonesia—the home of batik—these tools are handmade out of copper and teak wood. According to the company, what makes these tjantings “better” is the fact that copper heats more easily than brass, and their tips produce finer lines. Dharma Trading Co. has been selling fiber-arts supplies for more than 40 years.
SAX ARTS & CRAFTS
Colorful Sax yarn is ideal for classroom yarn activities, weaving, painting, knitting, crocheting, rug making, stitchery and more. This 100-percent acrylic yarn is washable, and comes in a box with separate compartments for each color to prevent tangling. Each cone contains 8 ounces of yarn.
Harrisville’s Peg Loom is an economical way for beginners to learn weaving techniques. This kit provides the materials needed to make a woven project up to 5.25″ x 9″ in size. Included are a 7″ x 10″ hardwood peg loom, 100-percent virgin wool yarn in assorted colors, cotton warp string, plastic needle, and illustrated instructions.
PENTEL OF AMERICA
Pentel Arts Fabric Fun® is a non-toxic, fabric dyeing pastel set. These are bright, intense colors in soft stick form. Simply draw a design onto the fabric with pastels and press with a hot iron. Once it has been heat set, the resulting design will dye permanent and wash fast. ACMI Certified. Also available in a set of 15.
MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.
THE ART OF LEATHER BRAIDING:
Beginner’s Guide to Making Jewelry, Pendants, and Bracelets,
Belts, Straps, and Key Fobs,
by Roy Luo and Kelly Tong.
B. E. S. Publishing Company,
ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ART:
GOUACHE, An Artist’s Guide to Painting with Gouache on the Go!,
by Agathe Singer.
Walter Foster Publishing,