Sunday, 22 February 2009

Dragon Boats at Creative Fibre Area Learning Day

At the Creative Fibre Area Learning Day on 14 February, some members chose to make "dragon boats" even though they had no idea what dragon boats were! Instructions for these funky hangings were found, with other Christmas decorations, in a magazine many years ago (and if anyone can remind me which magazine and the date there would be a lot of grateful people about). Our group had fun making them at the time and they have hardly seen the light of day from then till now, except for "one I prepared earlier," the mobile in Central Otago colours. That was for the challenge the year the festival was held in Cromwell (also quite a few years ago). And no, there is no explanation for why they are called dragon boats.

by Rose Pelvin

1 comment:

Chris said...

Handwoven Sept/Oct 1990.
This is such an easy and effective way to have fun with fibre, great for using up yarn thuogh you need to make a lot of dragon boats to make any impression on the stash!