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Colorful papers, straws, or even woven imagery/photos.
Practice finger dexterity & cutting skills.
Wallpapers or scenery: creating with patterns and colors.
|More Weaving. . .||
Inspired by Native American fans and dreamcatchers, this "branch weaving" needs nimble fingers & wrapped yarns.
"Basketweaves" can use more involved patterns with vines, ropes, wools, etc.
on wooden or cardboard looms...
Woven photographs make self portraits special.
Triangle weaving - a unique alternative to traditional frame weaving, can provide a satisfying project. Wooden or cardboard looms can be removed, or act as a permanent frame.
Triangles made into a variety of projects: stuffed pillows, totes, scarves, belts, framed wall pieces...
Dye-crayon transfers, & also crayon batiks,transfer permanent color to T-shirts, totes, muslin pillows, or sewn into a group project such as the quilt at right.
Colorful designs, logos, & drawings are pressed onto fabric or paper.
Tie-dyed scarves & shirt can be done with natural dyes, fiber-reactive dyes, or cool-ade.
Dye Transfers of individual drawings sewn together made a group project into a quilt.
Natural Dyes |
permanent color sourced from vegies, flowers, berries, barks, or minerals.
|Fiber comes from many things: wooly sheep, furry pets, cotton or flax plants, woody barks, stringy vines . . .|
|Handspun wool is simmered in a natural dye bath. Strands of wool are hung on the line to dry, then braided into armbands, bookmarks, etc.|
above: Cotton balls are a good source of fiber to be finger-spun into yarns.
at left: Wool and cotton are spun with fingers (& toes) with other fibers, such as ribbon, shiny mylar, or beads to make a textured, novelty yarn.
|Paper pulp includes many natural fibers -petals, leaves, etc, screened onto a mat and compressed.Handmade papers can be used for mats, collages, writing & drawing, book covers, bookmarks, painting or photo mats.|
at right, the glitter monster has struck...
embellishments: various fibers, yarns, spices, photos, glitter...
above: Treasure Map
Handmade book/pages with stitchery, paint, & woven yarns.
colorful papers look translucent, adhered to glass doors to dry. Or
below: lay in the sun til dry enough to peel off felt.
below: Treasure Map,
w/cartoons,words, hidden clues...
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This is my home and I want all visitors to feel comfortable, including the animals. The waivers protect us all - adults, children, and animals, a good-will gesture where we can then focus on enjoying art and nature. It's very simple language covering one time and one place, at my home only. Waivers are not necessary for demos and workshops held at your site.
Owner, Alice Cappa. S/ Alice Cappa,
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