Getting Started Young

One of our members Sharon Wells has been running a textile project in her children’s school. Here’s an article she wrote about it, her energy and enthusiasm is fantastic

St Philomena’s textile exh (1)

Notice on the  Year of Craft website: http://www.craftinireland.com/

St Philomena’s National School, Ravenswell, Bray, have made craft pieces for a school exhibition in mixed media and fabric to mark the Year of Craft 2011.

The theme of the exhibition is Nature and the Sea and contains 11 pieces of textile and craft compiled by students from Junior Infants to Sixth class. They have used fabric, fibres, threads, and paper and have created the displays using a selection of crafts such as sewing and appliqué, feltmaking, weaving, silk papermaking, knitting, crochet, 3d model making and mixed media construction, fabric sculpture, fabric manipulation, art journaling and fabric collage.  Teacher Sharon Wells has also created a felted vessel which will be used to collect the comments of the students and families at the end of the exhibition on specially made silk paper.

The Exhibition will open on Monday 4th Aprill at 11am and will be officially opened by Helen Curran Weather and Continuity Announcer at RTE. It will be available for viewing during that week during certain school hours. Public should ring the school to check times.

 

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