On Saturday, January 28th, I collaborated with Shelby, a crochet artist from Oregon, on a day of weaving at The Secret Garden. Our aim was to use items that we could recycle and upcycle to add creative color to the garden.
Before the actual event, I tried my hand at circular and loom weaving using cardboard, and rediscovered a "wishbone" stick I made while in St. Catharines, Ontario this past summer.
I made up a pile of little cardboard loom kits so that visitors could try their hand at tiny weaving.
My husband and I went to the industrial area where he works and picked up discarded wooden pallets; and I scavenged some plastic packing belts from a rubbish pile in my neighborhood.
We leaned the pallets up against a tree so that the plastic could be woven between the slats.
Painted tires were drilled with holes and then colorful rope was woven to create unique seating.
We also wound rope around a tree and left yarn there to encourage visitors to weave any time they are at the garden.
Another weaving activity was God's Eyes which the kids LOVED!
Mere color can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.