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Fiber Arts

Have you ever wondered how your grandmother crocheted that scarf for you or embroidered the pillowcases? Have you seen all the trendy crocheted and knitted fashion scarves? Have you looked at the quilt on your mother's bed and wondered how it was made? The fiber arts project will embrace how to make these things. Fiber arts is defined as the practical skills passed down from preceding generations that were developed to provide basic family needs, such as apparel, home furnishings or decorations.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Crochet

  • Learn single, double and many other stitches
  • Advance to hair pin lace

Knitting

  • Casting on, knit stitch and purl stitch

Needle Arts

  • Embroidery
  • Cross-stitch
  • Needle point
  • Candlewicking
  • Crewel
  • Lacework
  • Applique

Patchwork and Quilting

  • Learn to stitch, tie and design quilts

Rug Making

  • Do latch hook and braided rugs

Spinning

  • Make a hand spindle
  • Prepare wool fibers

Weaving

  • Learn parts of a loom
  • Figure yarn needs for specific items

Ethnic Arts

  • Explore and share your favorite

Macrame

  • Do ornamental knotting
  • Learn terms, tools, techniques and cords

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Crochet (FA101)

Knitting (FA102)

Needle Arts (FA103)

Patchwork & Quilting (FA104)

Rug Making (FA105)

Spinning (FA106)

Weaving (FA107)

Ethnic Arts (FA108)

Macramae (FA109)

General Fiber Arts Resources

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Price R. & Flora A. Reid Foundation

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Price R. & Flora A. Reid Foundation

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Price R. & Flora A. Reid Foundation

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