The week of Nov 30 – December 4, 2009, I was a guest artist in Heritage Immersion School.
I worked with the students, ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade, helping them explore a variety of fiber techniques. The youngest were taught simple braiding techniques.
A pile of 3 and 4 strand braids were produced. These will be worked into split-ply belts for the winter carnival.
The students demonstrated amazing creativity.
Here is a ‘portrait of Juliette’ by one of the students:
As the week progressed some students wore their artwork:
Mostly I was very pleased by the way the students caught on to the use of the rigid heddle. Several lovely pieces were produced.
I am looking forward to seeing these students again in February … and the sashes they will be wearing.