Monthly Archives: February 2011

Drawing with Scissors (Henri Matisse)

Students got a short lesson on Henri Matisse and how he worked. Among other things, they learned that after becoming ill from abdominal cancer, Matisse could no longer work as his easel and turned to collage. His assistants painted large … Continue reading

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Spool Knitting Fun – Making the Cord – The Basics (A Video)

This video ( a Quicktime movie) shows the basics of making a spool knit cord. I demonstrate spool knitting on a home made knitting spool. You can access the directions for that here.

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Spool Knitting Fun – Making the Spool Knitter

Spool knitting is an old craft that can be used to create cords that are almost identical to i-cord. In recent times it has resurfaced in a larger form and is called loom knitting. You can get loom knitting kits … Continue reading

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Valentine Gifts for Parents

Trivets and Cards This delightful project makes a beautiful trivet as a gift and you get the bonus of a matching card with almost no additional work! These tiles are decorated by masking parts of the tile and then sponge … Continue reading

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