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archiemcphee:

Seattle-based artist Carol Milne knits with glass, or rather, she creates wonderful glass sculptures that make it seem as though she’s either a superhuman glass knitter or in possession of enchanted knitting needles and very specialized gloves. The reality is actually much more complicated, but no less awesome. Milne invented her glass knitting technique back in 2006. It’s a process that involves knitting with wax instead of glass, followed by lost-wax casting, mold-making and kiln-casting.

First, a model of the sculpture is made from wax which is then encased by a refractory mold material that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Next, hot steam is used to melt the wax, leaving behind an empty cavity in the shape of the artwork. Pieces of room temperature glass are then placed inside the mold which is then heated to 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the type of glass. Afterward, the piece is slowly cooled over a period of several weeks, followed by a careful excavation process, where Milne delicately chips away like an archaeologist to reveal the final piece.

To check out more of Carol Milne’s extraordinary artwork visit the Glass Art SocietyMilne’s Facebook page or her online gallery.

[via Colossal]

likeafieldmouse:

Nick Hanna - 57 Orange Houses

Smash ‘em all!

likeafieldmouse:

Nick Hanna - 57 Orange Houses

Smash ‘em all!

Magical threads.

Magical threads.

podkins:

Honeymoon cottage potholder
by Lily Mills Company  — This pattern is available for free on Ravelry.  Pic © chalklegs

podkins:

Honeymoon cottage potholder

by Lily Mills Company  — This pattern is available for free on Ravelry.  Pic © chalklegs
bitchussy:

halloween omg no this is beautiful 

bitchussy:

halloween omg no this is beautiful 

Every year….

I swear there must be some sort of curse or something from working at the museum…

2012 … stomach flu …twice.

2013 … flu … twice.

2014 … tonsillitis….twice. 

WHY DO THESE SICKNESSES COME IN TWO’S AND HAPPEN RIGHT AFTER ONE ANOTHER. Keep your sick kids at home! 

motleycraft-o-rama:

Vintage Needlework, via goodafternew on Etsy.
amymebberson:

babiez :)
gouache

amymebberson:

babiez :)

gouache

Flying to the moon. #flymetothemoon

Flying to the moon. #flymetothemoon