Yarn Art Activity
Art With Pamela is currently working with a local inner city elementary school teaching a yarn art project to 8-year-old children. The school teacher is working on a unit about Metis art and culture featuring the artwork of Lisa Shepherd.
The children were inspired by her floral beadwork patterns. While we didn't use beads, we did use yarn to imitate the texture shown in Ms. Shepherd's art.
This week we spent one hour working on drawing designs and we started laying down rows of yarn.
The children's work is simply beautiful! We are super proud of them! These projects are far from done, but they show promise. I hope to upload some images of completed work soon.
Also included is an image of yarn art Pamela did of Morning Beach on Galliano Island BC as a thank you card to island hosts. Also pictured is a bookmark created for the fun of it.
Yarn art is a relaxing art method where one uses repetition of line to emphasize shapes and flow not seen by the naked eye. If you want to try it here's how it is done:
Use a thick paper or board. I used 140-lb. cold-press watercolor paper
Sketch a simple image (similar to a colouring book picture for young children
Lay down white craft glue in one area of your paper
Press yarn into the glue. I start with the outside edge of the glued shape and keep circling i ward till I have to cut the yarn. I tuck the yarn end into the glue using a toothpick.
Repeat for all the sections till your image is complete. Use various colours. Feel free to change colours too. Let your creativity guide you!