Found a great way to reuse these jar lids we inherited from Epic, a local nursery school closing their doors this summer. We were set up by Renata's community Garden during the Apple tree market in June Rowlands park, every Tuesday 3-7. Kids and adults made beautiful sun-catchers using bits of plants and flowers we gathered from the ground or home (no garden plants hurt in the making of this art) and brought them home to hang around their neck or in their windows.
Works--in-Progress met at the upstairs room in the Toronto Public Library for a "workshop" workshop where we did some deep learning about fabric materials from Works-in-Progress member/textile artist/craftsperson Marnie Saskin and tried a few hands on projects including an excellent warm up /drop in workshop project making scratch pad toys from cardstock, crayons and paint (great for old cereal boxes) lead by Works-in-Progress member/educator Leona B. Marnie walked us through types of plant based, animal based and human made fabrics, pros and cons and then we did a burn test outside the doors of the yet-to-open library (videos to come but enjoy the photos for now... better with smell-o-vision) and then we sorted through our bins of cloth collected from clothing swaps and made cutlery carriers (photos to come, I was busy sewing!!)
art experiments turning waste into beauty