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India : Dhokra

Dhokra (also spelt Dokra) is non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used. One of the earliest known lost wax artifacts is the dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro. The product of dhokra artisans are in great demand in domestic and foreign markets because of primitive simplicity, … Continue reading India : Dhokra


Where to start. So, there are some changes coming to this site as I integrate my shop with the blog. I have already started with the process, so I apologize now for the mess. This blog was featured on Feedspot's Top 100 Crochet Blogs list, made number 82 on that list. I'm rather proud of … Continue reading Update

FantaSci 2022: Chesapeake Library

So my first FantaSci Con is in the books now. I did a lot better than I thought I was going to. I made some new friends too. I learned a couple of things too, and remembered some things after the fact that I should have remembered from MarsCon. Things I should have remembered: snacks … Continue reading FantaSci 2022: Chesapeake Library