Edelman's first teaching job was at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois; she taught sculpture, leatherwork
and bookbinding, along with ceramics.
Included in the more popular crafts are weaving, leatherwork
, basketry, rug making, pewter modelling, fabric painting, soft-toy making, lacquer work, decorative dyeing, jewellery, lace making and wood carving.
Asked how he came to choose leatherwork
, Himat shrugs and says simply, "As a child, I used to see people making shoes in the street".
Types of activities covered include beadwork, candle making, gardening, leatherwork
, paper crafts, and more.
The Cavanagh men made belts and hatbands in a dim leatherwork
room next to the centre.
Dating from the 13th to the 20th century, the objects include remarkable examples of pierced ironwork embellished with gold and silver, masterfully crafted swords and sword blades, and rare examples of decorated leatherwork
This year, as in years past, virtually every type of craft medium will be represented at the fair, from jewelry to leatherwork
, furniture to blown glass, and ironwork to woodcarvings.
I always wear long pants, sturdy leatherwork
shoes, a canvas duck apron, a safety glove on my wood-holding hand, and a leather thumb protector on my tool-holding hand.
Textiles, brassware, woodwork, jewellery, leatherwork
, carpets, spices and teas.
Today KWID is offering skills training to 100 to 150 students in the following areas: Needlework, Cooking and Nutrition, Baking and Confectionery, Office Skills, Photography, Leatherwork
, Restaurant Service and Basic English.
That makes a visit doubly interesting because there are not only artefacts such as masks, drums, carvings, leatherwork
, musical instruments etc, but all the people who make them--many of whom having trained in their craft at the Institute National des Arts located opposite the Artisanat.
The new centre offers courses in typing, computer and leatherwork
skills for girls, and carpentry, metalwork and construction skills for boys.