today i helped host a summer workshop for kids with my mother. we learned how to pound petals and leaves into fabric by taping them in cool designs onto a sheet of plain muslin fabric, flipping them over onto a clipboard and paper, putting the clipboard on the ground, and hammering until the pigments in the leaves and petals started to show through the fabric we were pounding. i was awestruck as i didn't really know what was going to be happening in the class until i started doing it along with the kids, and i plan on doing this crafty project again and again at home. you have to hammer pretty darn hard for a little while so it's also a really great way to vent frustration. ;]
i found a few tutorials on the internet:
(note: i didn't use any of these tutorials, but they all look pretty similar to what i did. i'm hoping these get the picture across, because it's quite hard to explain exactly how to "pound flowers into fabric")
ps- what do you think, should i attempt to write my own tutorial for this craft one of these days?
- Portland, OR, United States
- hi! i'm Lena, but you can call me Lulu. i love Frida Kahlo, feminism, art, reading, kitties, and drinking tea. i love the film Amelie and i think that the tiny traveling gnome has stolen my heart. i want to own a bookshop and live above it one day. i get quite passionate about things. i tend to think too much. i'm kind of a hermit.