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Making Family Flags

Making Family Flags

I am proud to be the Maker-in-Residence at the Harrison Public Library for October through December. As part of this position, I’m teaching workshops for all ages. At the first workshop, held earlier this month, families made family flags to bring to the “It’s Great to Live in Harrison” parade.

Families talked about what’s special to them – what traditions, foods, stories, and history is most important to them and then they made fiber art flags inspired by that discussion.

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When they were done, the families had flags they could bring to the parade and also display at home. There was one art piece that really made me smile. The young man shown at the right made a piece especially for “It’s Great to Live in Harrison Day.” Happy residents of Harrison are shown at the bottom. At the top is an upside down town that is a less desirable residence. The “bad woman” from the upside down town has no arms because this other town has no cross walks or stop lights so she was struck by a bus and lost her arms. Needless to say, he’s happy to live in Harrison!

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Other families filled their flags with things they love to do together, favorite colors, and initials. Everyone made wonderful pieces they should be proud of.

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If you’d like to make a fiber art piece, join me for one of the remaining workshops:
Thursday, November 2, 11:00 am-1:00 pm: I Am an American – Create a small fabric art piece about the things that are most important to you about America. Open to Adults Only.
Sunday, December 17, 1:30 – 3:30 pm: Winter Fiber Art – Create fabric art about what brings families together and brings them joy in the winter. Ages 4 and up.

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