Friday, August 1, 2014

Arts at the Library

The Alamosa Library has a summer reading program as many libraries do.  On Wednesdays they have different enrichment programs like a band, animals, poets, etc. Last Wednesday a local fiber group, Fiber Floozies, brought fiber art projects for the kids to do.

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Here they are hand felting wool
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Some finished felted products
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Learning how to knit

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Salai brought her angora rabbit
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Having kids touch the warm bald spot.  I didn’t know angoras are bred to have their hair pulled or combed out
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Showing the kids how a spinning wheel works.
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Here Wanda lets someone feed the fiber to make yarn

The interactive stations were a big hit with the kids and parents.  So many of these artistic skills are unknown to the children of today, so it is nice for them to be exposed to them here.

Remember, you are loved.


  1. Ohhhhh, I want to be there spinning and weaving. Not sure about making a rabbit bald (ouch !) but makes me want to get busy with my loom. Thanks for sharing ! Hugs to you both....

  2. Nice post and you are so right as passing the skills to new generation keeps the craft alive!


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