Gnomes and Sheep

Next Tuesday, April 8th, I’ll be hosting the monthly Seattle API craft group at my house. Since we have a mixture of small and large hands, I’m going to prepare the materials for pipe cleaner sheep from Toymaking with Children by Freya Jaffke. This simple project involves wrapping roving around pipe cleaners bent into rough animal shapes.


As time allows, we’ll also make some gnomes and fairies, with flower petal skirts and elven hats sewn from flat felt.


This event is open to parents and children of all ages. There is no fee as my craft stash should have plenty of materials. If you would like to contribute to the endeavor, we will use pipe cleaners, roving, wooden beads and large-petal artificial flowers.

I hope to see you next week!


3 Responses to “Gnomes and Sheep”

  1. 1 Josiane Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    That will be a lot of fun for everyone!
    (I,m not ignoring your emails, just being a bit overwhelmed by a few things these days, but I’ll get to answering them as soon as possible!)

  2. 2 Mariana Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    First of all, what a fantastic project. love the animals and the gnomes! One can use so many little things laying around the house to embelish, right.
    But also, what a great idea parents and children together working and learning about art. Hands on… together. This helps thei relationship in so many levels!
    Good luck!

  3. 3 red2white Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 5:24 am

    These are soo lovely! Have a lot of creative fun! Monika

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