SCHOOL FIBER ARTS PROGRAMS
Working with water, soap, and hands, we sculpt wool. This is one of the oldest forms of utilitarian art. It is forgiving, unique, and calms the senses. In this art enrichment program, students will learn the basics of working with wool. Some potential projects are felted beads, felted soap, and needle felt animal portraits. No experience needed.
Some felting experience is needed for this class. Students will work with water and soap to sculpt wool. Potential projects for this art enrichment program are felt inlayed trivets, felted vessels, felted bags, and needle felted animals.
Students will explore the basics of crochet using yarn, hooks, and imagination, and will practice through a variety of craft projects. Potential projects include finger-crocheted rope, an octopus, flowers, wristbands, and headbands. No experience needed.
Students will advance their basic crochet knowledge using yarn, hooks, and imagination, and will practice through a variety of craft projects. Potential projects include crochet flowers, crowns, jar cozies, and hats. Prior experience needed.
Students will explore the basics of knitting. They will learn how to do finger knitting, use proper yarn tension, cast on, cast off and the garter stitch. Potential projects include finger knit snakes, tube knit finger puppets, belts, and a knit rabbit.
Students will advance their basic knitting knowledge. They will learn to develop consistent yarn tension, cast on, and cast off. Garter, purl and stockinette stitches will be taught. Potential projects include a dishcloth scrubby, infinity cowl and hat.
Students will learn the basics of how to weave with simple and fun projects. Potential projects include woven rocks, stick loom weaving, belts, pouches and rugs.
Natural Dyeing I
Plants were once our only source of color for cloth and paints! In this class, students will learn the process of preparing wool for dyeing and then experiment with colors from the natural world. Each child will complete this enrichment program with naturally dyed fibers and yarn.