Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 7: Crafting in the USA (cc)

Learning to do crafts is not only fun, it's very educational. In this series we travel across every geographic region of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, to celebrate the customs, folklore and symbols of the 50 United States. Produced by Katherine Stull, Inc. Closed-Captioned. Programs available on 13 Click for more

7. The Appalachia Region (cc)

07. The Appalachia Region (cc)

This program looks at crafts historically linked to America's Appalachian region. Rush Weaving - Weaving a tight pattern from twisted leaves of rush or cattail makes natural rush chair seats. Here we use a similar technique with hemp fiber. Paper Quilt Wall Hanging - Starting with scraps of fabric and leftover clothing, quilting has always been a way to recycle fabric into a new use. Our pattern is an Amish design characterized by stark geometric shapes, black thread and fabric highlighting bold colors. Jacob's Ladder - Folk art plays a big part in the culture of Appalachia. Simple wooden toys were often created for children from scraps of wood and cloth. Clay Folk Doll - In Appalachia nothing goes to waste, and dolls are often made by hand for young children. This folk doll is a traditional Appalachian design. Basket Weaving - Baskets could be created for all different purposes and from natural materials found in the surrounding area. In the same spirit our basket actually can be made from fine hemp or cording or even floss. 06/09DE/CC Closed-Captioned PICA 30 min.
Also See: Heart of Appalachia

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