On 13th & 14th January I had the pleasure of filling in as one of the artists at the 'Home Project on the Road' three day arts series workshops. The original artists had participated in online arts workshops over the Covid peak last year and took to the road to deliver face to face workshops with the regions young people.
I visited Pittsworth and Cambooya and taught groups of kids loom weaving. We constructed cardboard looms and made basic tapestry pieces. Each component needed was made from something readily available around the house. This enabled the kids to continue what they learnt with little effort or investment from their adults. The kids had full control over their design and colour choices. For some it was a lesson in patience and others found an instant love for the craft.
I am thankful for the opportunity to share my love of textiles with the next generation.