Join the creative folks at Perennial (Community Workshop) for this workshop to earn your Textiles Merit Badge! In this 2-hour virtual workshop, you’ll learn all about different fiber terminology, and make some textile projects, too! After a discussion, you’ll make a simple cardboard loom, which we will use to weave a mat with reclaimed t-shirt yarn. You’ll also get to mix up a few natural plant dyes, and use the dye to color some fabric swatches + a bandana.
Since Perennial is all about sustainability and working with reclaimed materials, you will learn how to reuse materials from your home in a way that’s beneficial for the environment.
There are several prerequisites to this workshop. In your workbook, please complete #4 and #5. Your merit badge counselor will review and approve your answers. We will also discuss many of the concepts in the workshop.
From the badge requirements, we will complete #1, #2, #3b, #3e, and #6.
This is a virtual workshop that will be conducted via Zoom. You will be sent a link to participate in the workshop a few days before the scheduled time. You must pickup a kit of materials containing a few natural dyes (likely black walnuts and turmeric), fabric, cardboard, t-shirt yarn, string and a needle. Kits may be picked up on Thursday or Friday, October 1-2, 11am to 5pm each day.