Sunday, June 24, 2012
La Plaza Park
Our Scrapture Event is under written by donation. Contact us if your interested in donating to this or next year's event. Thanks to all who have helped to produce this event in years past. We appreciate your time and contributions.
Food, Music & Fun
Garbage Reincarnation will provide its usual junk food feast. Penngrove musicians Solid Air will keep you entertained with their blend of folk, rock and country music. We also have a raffle with frequent drawings and you must be present to win.
We have a category for artists 16 and under, face painting, Clo the Cow, make your own decorated flower pots, and an inflatable jumpy house.
Calling for The Judges
Calling for judges. Interested in the job for 2011 event. Contact Brian Belsardi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember entry to the event and the art competition is free!
- Bring your art, made of all or mostly recycled/reused stuff, ready to show, with whatever you need to display it, from 10–12 and register on site.
- Artist registration closes at noon and the judging begins.
- Artists are encouraged to fill out a card describing their pieces.
- Artists are welcome to sell their creations and may list a price on their entry card.
- Registration and entry is free. You can sell your art on site with no commission fee.
- Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories of Assemblage/Junk Art and Scrap Craft:
- Scrap Craft (functional items such as furniture and musical instruments handcrafted from rescued materials.
- Pavitra Crimmel Memorial Excellence In Re-Use Award
- Honorable Mention
- Winners are announced at 3 PM. Artists must be present to win.
- All art must be removed from the park by 5 PM.
Tapestry Crochet by Thea West
Workshops and Events at Recycletown
Note – Classes Resume in the Spring
From Rags to Rugs with Thea West
1st Saturday after the 15th of the month in the Education Center.
A unique tapestry crochet technique is used to combine strips made from
old garments with a variety of other fibers to
create rugs. Participants in Thea’s
workshop will create interesting and original new
patterns and leave with their very own original rug!
The rug projects are ongoing along with any other unfinished projects started in other workshops.
Class is Drop In - 10:00 am in the Education Center. Materials provided, or bring your own.
Beginners are welcome.
Fee: Sliding Scale
Contact Thea at 707.763.0774
Ongoing "Rags to Rugs"
Felted Doll by Karen Hungerford
Karen Hungerford ( weaver) and Nassu Born (artist) are other workshop regulars who have joined Thea to share their own expertise, creativity and joy to be creating works of art adding an even broader range of experiences. Projects we have shared in the past are:
- Off loom weaving - bags and dolls
- Felting with our local wools
- Crochet Pins using metallic yarns and raffia
- Berets, using recycled fabrics
- Clothing Reconstruction from cherished garments
lived in Sonoma County since she was 5 years old.
She learned re-use at mom’s knee – literally!
One day when she was going through her mother’s
crochet books, a newspaper clipping from 1945 slipped
out. It was an article describing how to cut a lady’s
suit (jacket and skirt) from a man’s suit.
Wool is a fiber that has many lives. It amazed Thea’s
11 year-old brain, and still does. Most of Thea’s
rugs come out of her many sewing projects,
redesign garments mostly. The tapestry style
of crochet Thea will be teaching in the workshop
at Recycletown was developed from a need to
use strips of various length, while developing
interesting patterns. Thea has been developing
these crochet patterns since the 1980s.