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Destination Craft with Jim West

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Jim West travels to colorful Guatemala where master artisans teach cotton dying, back strap and loom weaving, hand embroidery, pine needle basket making, and crafting functional mats from the reeds found in Lake Atitlon. Jim makes tasty tamales, learns about iron work and creates an artistic journal with celebrity artist Pam Holland.

In this episode, Jim and his group of crafters learn traditional Hungarian egg painting, craft simple objects with straw weaving, visit a master seamstress who crafts clothing for dolls and children, tour one of the finest crystal factories in the world, visit a master jewelry bead artist, learn the craft of enamel art, and learn how to make a traditional Hungarian goulash.

Jim West travels to Reykjavik, Iceland where master artisans teach how to make horsehair jewelry, craft items from fish skin, and participatse in one of the largest tapestry projects in the world. He carves items from driftwood and makes beautiful glass products from volcanic ash. Jim also learns about traditional Icelandic costumes and makes a hearty and healthy Icelandic lamb soup.

Jim West travels to Jaipur, India where master artisans teach wood block printing, create henna designs, along with miniature painting and brass inlay work. He also creates rangoli designs from rice and flowers, visits a family who make puppets in the Kathputhli Slums and creates India's staple dish-dal bhat tarkari.

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Fri Mar 13th, 11:00pm
Sat Mar 14th, 12:00pm
Sun Mar 15th, 2:00pm
Tue Mar 17th, 9:00pm
Wed Mar 18th, 2:00am

Jim West explores the indigenous crafts of Ireland where master artisans teach dry felting, basket making, woodturning and creating the perfect Irish scones. Jim crafts an Irish rock wall, makes jewelry from Connemara marble, crochets Irish lace, and explores the traditions and culture of the enchanting Emerald Isle.

In this episode, Jim highlights crafts that were not included in the original episodes of season one. Jim and his group of crafters travel to Switzerland and craft the perfect cow bell, learn the art of paper cutting decoupage, and master the perfect pitch in a yodeling workshop. From Nepal they craft incense, make traditional leaf bread in Iceland, create majolica ceramics in Italy, learn the craft of soap stone carving in Canada, travel to Mexico to make sugary alfeniques, and visit a group of ladies who craft traditional arpilleras in Peru.

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