Links for Arts & Crafts on the Internet

General Reference Sites

New York Times Learning Channel – focuses on educational topics for teachers and parents. This site uses current events to teach history, art, etc. Similar educational sites are available through your newspaper
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/

Virtual Library index main page for the site
www.vlib.org

The Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org

OPLIN – Ohio Public Library Information Network
www.oplin.lib.oh.us

Start Spot – General search engine
http://www.startspot.com/network/  select subcategories: Network, Gourmet, Homework, museum, library and many other categories and links to information

Smithsonian Institution – museums and other great cultural information
www.si.edu/

The Library of Congress site is full of information, images and sound.  In particular theAmerican Memory Project has lots of information about arts & crafts in America.
www.loc.gov

about.com
www.about.com

Video Instruction

youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/expertvillage

Wikihow
http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

video google
http://video.google.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Eastman Kodak Museum’s website on film and photography
http://www.eastmanhouse.org/

An Online Guide to Pinhole PhotographySee projects for Kids at the bottom of their web page

http://dealnews.com/pages/articles/online-guide-pinhole-photography/

Kodak for information about photography, its processes and history
www.kodak.com  select ‘about Kodak’, then history

Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) special exhibition: Photography: Processes, Preservation, and Conservation
http://www.metmuseum.org/special/photography2001/photo_glos.htm

Timeline of the history of photography
www.iapp.de/krone/timeline/index.htm

Beyond the Lens: Best Photography Resource for Professionals (includes links to history of photography sites.)

http://www.cctvcamerapros.com/Best-Photography-Lens-Resource-s/375.htm

Pinhole Photography

www.youdesignit.com/resources/pinhole-photography

Put your photos on the web

Snapfish
http://www.snapfish.com/

Shutterfly
http://www.shutterfly.com/

HOME REPAIR

Appliance Repair Tips & Help
www.repairclinic.com/0003.asp

Today’s Homeowner. & This Old HouseThis online magazine delivers practical in-depth advice on maintaining and improving the home and yard.
www.thisoldhouse.com

Home & Garden Television websiteincludes information on variety of crafts, repairs and design
www.hgtv.comlook for video clips on ‘how to do it’

Do It Yourself Network information on crafts, autos, home repair, gardening and landscaping
www.diynet.com

Better Homes & Gardens helpful tips & techniques for home repair, remodeling, gardening and food
www.bhg.com

e-how (requires free registration)
http://www.ehow.com/

Of course  – YouTube has tons of videos about ‘how to’ – here’s a few

Expert Village
http://www.youtube.com/user/expertvillage

Cars & Motorcycles

PM (Popular Mechanics) Automotive articles about cars and motorcycles including collectables and maintenance
http://www.popularmechanics.com/

America on the Move – Automobiles & mechanics at the Smithsonian
americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/exhibition/exhibition_8_7.html

Woodworking

Woodworker’s online resource of how-to’s, tools, reviews and TV Shows.
www.woodnet.net

all about wood and woodworking
www.woodworking.com

howcast – woodworking
http://www.howcast.com/guides/802-Learn-Woodworking

diy woodworking
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/woodworking/

fine woodworking
http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/

COOKING

CookStr – great recipes
http://www.cookstr.com/

Baking 911  tips, recipes, and definitions
www.baking911.com

Vegkitchen – vegetarian food, recipes and information for ‘new’ vegetarians.
www.vegkitchen.com

The Kitchen Link is a comprehensive, organized listing of recipes and food-related information available on the Net
www.kitchenlink.com

Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/

Culinary Cafe
www.culinarycafe.com/

Cooking Light
www.cookinglight.com/cooking/

Joy of Baking
www.joyofbaking.com

Cooking Expert on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/cookingguide

CRAFTS

Taunton Publishing –  Magazines about woodworking, homebuilding, sewing, cooking and gardening. Some full text articles are available.
www.taunton.com

Stitch Guide – Diagrams and descriptions of various stitches
http://www.anniescatalog.com/pages/stitchguide/index.html

knitting guild of America
http://www.tkga.com/

The Art of Quilting – womenfolk
http://www.womenfolk.com/

American Quilt Study Group
http://www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/

Knots  how to make them
http://www.animatedknots.com/

Origami USA (contests & diagrams)
http://www.origami.com/ousa.html

Origami club
http://www.origami-club.com/en/

Origami or Paper Folding – links to lots of sites to learn or learn about the craft
http://www.curiocabinetspot.com/paper-folding-in-the-office

Origami Make
http://www.origami-make.com/index.php

stamping techniques
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTag09BVs3E

ANTIQUES

Southeby’s colleting guides
http://www.sothebys.com/

Antiques Roadshow
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/

GARDENING & LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Ohio State University – County extension offices and information on plants, agriculture and other related subjects
ohioline.ag.ohio-state.edu/index.html

Plant: facts & research courtesy of the OSU Extension office
webgarden.osu.edu

Buckeye Gardening contains gardening articles, plant of the month, landscape design, plants, flowers and trees
www.buckeyegardening.com

National Gardening Association helps gardeners with tips and hints for successful and fruitful gardens.
http://garden.org/home

Gardening with Native Plants
www.epa.gov/greenacres

Sunflowers
http://www.sunflowernsa.com/

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/

Herb Society of America
http://www.herbsociety.org

some questions to test your skills

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