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Events

Scrapture

25th Annual
Scrapture
Contest
Sunday, June 24, 2012
La Plaza Park
Cotati

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.

Sculptures

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.

For Kids

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 brecycle@sonic.net

Remember entry to the event and the art competition is free!

The Rules

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Crochett Beret

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"   

Hippy Felt Doll

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:

Thea has 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.

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