We used Yarn Darners and floss to collage felt, big buttons, and paper to the flags. Even with all the works of art that people took home, we still ended up with a 6 metre long line of flags!
There were four classes throughout the day, three of which were very full. We had wonderful volunteer helpers. Everyone was so invented. It reminded me of postcards workshops where everyone is given a blank fabric to do whatever their heart desires.
And then the fun really began! I brought my bicycle in and did a little talk about "yarn bombing" but added fabric strips to the mix. Oh did they EVER have fun with this!
This was something all ages could enjoy. And seriously - check out my bike now! I am so very proud of this, even though you can't actually ride it. The front wheel will not move at all. : ) So, I had to carry it out of the mall. Several folks gave me the strangest looks in the hallway. As I passed each one, I simply said, "I let a bunch of children decorate my bike!" and each passerby burst out laughing with approval. : )
|my new pride and joy|
But wait. There's more. Since the bike was loaded full with fabric and there was still another class coming... I had to come up with something. This room I held the workshops in was in a shopping centre. So I took one of the nearby shopping carts and announced, "This cart is so ugly. Please decorate it."
They had a BLAST. They wrapped that cart until there was no more yarn left in the room. No worries - it was all removed before we left the building.
It was a good day indeed. Creative. Experimental. Tactile. And therapeutic too. ; )
Thanks everyone for coming out, and thank you to the CDM for having me.