Friday, February 13, 2009

Historic Craft: Quilling

On Thursday, February 12th the Local History Room presented a workshop on the historic craft of Quilling. This craft dates back to the 16th and 17th century nuns from France and Italy decorated reliquaries and pictures with quilled shapes sometimes adding gilding and other ornamentation. We all had an opportunity to design our own note cards using this technique.

Silk Scarf Painting

On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.

Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!

On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.

Needle Felting A Penguin Program

On Thursday, December 3rd we met in the Local History Room where we learned how to needle felt a penguin.
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