On Saturday I participated as part of the Art in the Tent activities at the Glascock Building. This included some interactive art activities by Art in the Park Artists and some demos by local Maple Creek Artists. This was part of the Taste of Maple Creek Festivities. I offered sessions of my popular Silk Scarf Dyeing activities. Due to the heat and humidity, I was set up inside the Glascock building with all the art on display. (I don’t do heat and humidity well).
I set up well before my sessions were scheduled. I didn’t have any takers for the noon session – the food was ready to sell down at the other end of Jasper Street. I had to run home and get a bag of pipettes I had mistakenly taken out of the dyeing tote.
At 2 pm I had 6 people wanting to dye. A mom and her 3 children plus another young fellow and his mom and an woman who was going to be dyeing a square to use as a head scarf.
Here are some of the finished scarves dyed by participants in the 2 pm session. Children’s faces shown in photos are used with their mother’s permission.
Logan did something no one else has done in my workshops to my knowledge. He dyed his whole scarf in one go without opening it and re-scrunching it. He got good results with his technique. He used the Rider green with some other colours.
Liam dyed a scarf with his mom’s help. They were camping out at Cypress Hills Park and decided to come in for the Taste of Maple Creek festivities. He did his with some Rider colours – there was a game that started at the same time as our scarf dyeing session.
Joyce used pumpkin with a pumpkin/brown combo for her 30 inch square scarf. It came out lovely. She enjoyed it so much, she came back for the 4 pm session to dye another 30 inch square in shades of blue.
It was a nice relaxing way to spend the afternoon and the 3 fans I had going helped keep me from getting too hot until it was over. Lots of folks dropped by to see what we were doing.