Sunday, March 4, 2012
Third Grade made radial weavings. We used lots of materials: Large yarn, 'wacky' yarn, felt, ribbon, etc. We finished with a fringe of felt. The students had fun and really like doing it. Problems included: not stringing the round disc properly, not having an odd number of string (even will not do it). Once we worked out those kinks they had a great time.
Huichol Yarn Painting - Second Grade
The Huichol (pronounced Wee-chol) people inhabit the most remote parts of north central Mexico. Originally intended as ceremonial offerings to the Spirits to insure a bountiful harvest, yarn paintings
continue today as a testament to the whole of their religious and cultural beliefs.