As part of the March Break programme, children and parents from the Toronto area, enjoyed a special afternoon in the Fibrespace Gallery at the Textile Museum. The children ranged in age from five years to 14 years.
On large round paper plates, the children first used an assortment of oil pastel, crayon, and markers, to decorate a background relating to a particular season of the year.
The warp was then attached onto the plate. By cutting appropriate slits around the outer edge of the plate, yarns were then stretched across to form the tree branches and trunk. Then weft threads of various coloured yarns and textures were woven into the upper part of the warp, to create beautiful coloured leaves and blossoms.
The children were truly engaged, and fun was had by all !!