La Plaza Park Cotati
Our Scrapture Event is under written by your donations. Contact us if you are interested in donating. Thanks to all who have helped produce this event for 25 years. We appreciate your time and contributions.
Food, Music & Fun
Garbage Reincarnation provides a junk food feast at this event. Solid Air is our favored Penngrove musicians with their blend of folk, rock and country music. We also include frequent raffle 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 email@example.com
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
Space Available for Events
Past Workshops — From Rags to Rugs with Thea West
Thea has taught us the value of using old garments. We have learned a unique tapestry crochet technique to combine strips made from old garments with a variety of other fibers to create rugs. Come check out our clothing bins. They offer many kinds of materials that can be reused for rugs, refashioning garments or quilting. If you are interested in learning more about how to make rag rugs or get inspired to remake something just give Thea a call. Contact Thea at 707.763.0774. Check out more of her work.
Felted Doll by Karen Hungerford
Karen Hungerford ( weaver) and Nassu Born (artist) join Thea to share their own expertise, creativity and joy, 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
Our group still meets monthly. Contact Thea if you would like to dedicate time to sit with other women who love working with fiber and other media to create and share creative ideas and talent.
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.