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The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design is hosting a craft
display entitled "Handcrafted Christmas". This Christmas display
highlights crafts with festive charm, to capture the holiday

The display, at the Centre, 1683 Barrington Street, Halifax, is
part of the ongoing production crafts display program. It allows
the public to look at the work of Nova Scotia producers without
the pressure to buy. Information is made available for people who
wish to know where the products can be purchased. It also
provides good samples of the range and quality of crafts
available in the province.

"Handcrafted Christmas" promotes a variety of beautiful crafts
and products, such as colourful knitted hats, unique candles,
furry teddy bears, wooden toys, hand printed paper, glass
ornaments, decorative ironwork and much more.

The display includes work from craftspeople located throughout
Nova Scotia: Alida's Crafts, fibre, Terrance Bay; Applewicks,
candles, Wolfville; Armview Pottery, clay, Halifax; Atlantic Bag
Manufacturers, fibre, Halifax; East Meets East Designs, paper,
Halifax; Firefly Toys and Activities, toys, Halifax; Folkstone
Pottery, clay, Ketch Harbour; Jeff Cowling-Fine Wood Crafts,
wood, Halifax; Joleen Gordon, organic, Dartmouth; Mary Maureen
Designs, fibre, Halifax; One Off Studio, clay, East Preston;
Paperchain, paper, Halifax; Robicheau Collections, clay,
Meteghan; Seagull Pewter, metal, Pugwash; The Orb Factory, metal,
Halifax; Urban Alchemy, metal, Halifax; R. W. Woodworking, wood,
Kingston; Studio Glass, glass, Tennecape; Vitrine Studio, glass,
Halifax, and Windsor Bears, fibre, Windsor.

The Centre for Craft and Design is dedicated to preserving and
promoting the craft industry of Nova Scotia. The centre is part
of the cultural affairs division of the Department of Education
and Culture. "Handcrafted Christmas" may be viewed Monday to
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The centre will be closed Dec. 24 (at noon), 25 and 26. There is
no charge for admission.


Contact: Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design  902-424-4062

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