2011 Textile Wall Hanging

For this year’s Community Arts Project, we worked on a textile display blanket with a Garden theme featuring a common colour – “Kelly” green. Each term we learned skills from different textile fields. In Term 1 we learned Felting skills, In Term two we learned Quilting and Term 3 – Crotchet/Knitting. In Term 4 we sewed together our completed textile art blocks (each approx 20cm2) and attached them to a purple backing. There were so many pieces that we were able to make 2 wall hangings. We donated one wall hanging to Lyons Early Childhood School where our bugs, butterflies, fairies and flowers hang with pride to the delight of the LEC School children! We were able to keep the other wall hanging, which now brightens the room at the Downer Community Centre.