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Fibre Art Collage

Fibre art can take on many forms like weaving, quilting, collage and sculpture, and is best defined as “any artistic presentation with fibre as the main medium.” That leaves things pretty open, so I decided to make these collages monochromatic so kids could work on their colours. I also included bubble wrap, the first thing I found lying in my recycling junk box. It turns out to be really easy to sew, adds great texture, and works nicely with any colour grouping. And if the urge to pop becomes overwhelming, virtual bubble wrap is the place for you.

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Textile Patch

Quilt making is the wonderful process of sewing many sections/patches of fabric together to create a whole. Making just one patch is a great way to introduce children to sewing, and provides a fun, creative outlet with few rules. It’s also an opportunity to scavenge about for interesting textiles to use and recycle.

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Salty Bookmarks

Salt crystals have a way of transforming watercolor paintings into the coolest, texture filled creations. The crystals absorb the water surrounding them and push the pigment away, leaving white, speckled patterns behind. Once these paintings are sliced up, they make lovely, unique looking bookmarks that children will love.

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Funky Felt Balls

These felt balls were a lot of fun to make and became somewhat addictive. Colour combinations and pattern ideas are endless, so you can imagine how difficult it is to stop yourself unless you finally run out of wool, or simply can’t stand having prune fingers a minute longer.

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More Than Just A Yardage Sale

Affordable opportunities abound at the  Textile Museum of Canada’s annual fundraising event, More Than Just a Yardage Sale. It’s not quite Black Friday, but it is an amazing opportunity to elbow your way through bins, rummage through bags, and stock up on supplies at great prices. They have an eclectic selection of yarn, fabrics, notions, craft supplies, magazines, and a variety of odds and ends; all great stuff to make arts and crafts, and leave you wondering where the hell to store it once you get home. This glorious gathering takes place on May 28th and 29th, so check out the website and mark your calendars. Put your best face forward girls and be prepared to line up early for the choicest bits.

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