When I set up the class schedule in January I wasn’t sure what Autumn Crafts was going to be. It had to be something that could be enjoyable for people with a range of abilities and if possible have a practical / useful end product as many of the residents prefer that.
So I had a think about what Autumn meant to me (apart from Halloween and comfort food)
The answer is leaves.
I love leaves. The colours, the shapes.
That’s what I wanted to bring to the craft classes. I wanted to capture them but not by pressing them I needed a quicker process. So printing with them seemed the obvious alternative. Rather than simply printing on paper I thought it might be interesting to decorate print onto tote bags.
I sourced some natural cotton bags from Plain-t-shirts.co.uk and a mixed box of fabric paint from Castle Art Supplies
Next was the leaf collection. Luckily I have a great little park nearby which I raided fallen leaves, pine cones, acorns etc.
Then on to the fun part.