Craft Bits — The Royal Anniversary, Origami vs. Science, Muslim Fashion

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012

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This week's craft news was filled with William and Kate's one year wedding anniversary, the growing trend of Muslim high-fashion and even a new exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, which examines origami's influence on modern science.

william and kate kiss at the royal wedding
The Knot that Stayed Tied 

Remember what you were doing this time, last year? More than likely, it was watching, reading and breathing all things William and Kate. As the one-year anniversary of the Royal Wedding lands on Sunday, take a look back at the cozy couple's first year. 
E! Online has more on the one year anniversary of the prince and his bonny bride. 
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Muslim Modesty and High-Fashion Style, Together at Last 

The Guardian reports a growing trend of designers creating modern and chic Muslim fashions that also cover from stem to sternum, including Vivienne Westwood protegé Barjis Chohan's abayas and dresses which feature Peter Pan collars and breezy silk georgette fabrics. 
Head to The Guardian for more on the growing trend of designer Muslim fashions. 
skull origami
Under the Influence 

While many relegate origami to a charming craft for kids, the Japanese American National Museum's new exhibit spotlights the paper craft's influence upon major technological breakthroughs like heart stints, air bags and space telescope lenses. 
For more on how origami has inspired science, head to the L.A. Weekly
prom dress
Dressed to the Nines 

For those interested in making, gluing or even going the old-fashioned route with a fabric-and-stitches gown, the San Jose Mercury News has gathered the most popular prom dress sale trends in California, including fishtail hemlines, neon colors and, even a year later, Royal Wedding-inspired headgear. 
Head to the San Jose Mercury News for popular prom dress trends. 
iPhone craft apps
DIY iPhone App 

Who knew your phone was handier than a hammer and nails for all those home decor, craft beer brewing and even DIY butchering projects? Fox News has rounded up the latest phone apps to help you finish all those DIY home projects. 
Fox News has more on DIY craft apps for your phone.  

Image credits (from top): Barjis Chohan, AP Photo / Matt Dunham, Barjis Chohan, Lynton Gardiner / Mingei International Museum, / Los Angeles Times/ MCT and WoodCraft/com / Fox News

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