A Yarn Story Art Box
Textile art is a powerful means to tell a story – these art projects look at three types of ‘yarn’: at weaving and wool, and the creations of Anni Albers</span style=”font-weight: 400;”> and Sheila Hicks</span style=”font-weight: 400;”>; the story quilts of Faith Ringgold</span style=”font-weight: 400;”> and the Gee’s Bend quilt-makers</span style=”font-weight: 400;”>; and at embroidery and thread, and Central Asian Suzani and contemporary textiles.
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What is the Yarn Story Box?
This box is filled with fun projects inviting you to discover the world of Textile art – from quilting and weaving, to stitching and embroidery!
Men and women began to weave textiles a very long time ago, and soon after that, they began to decorate them. Today, textile art is an intimate part of our everyday lives – from the clothes we wear to the fabrics that decorate our home. It is an art form that can be simultaneously beautiful and useful.
Textile art is also a powerful means to tell a story – from the tapestries of Bayeux to the log-cabin quilts of the American Civil War. So it should be no surprise that the word ‘yarn’ can mean both ‘thread’ and ‘a story that someone tells’! How can we use the materials in this box to tell our own stories..?!
What's inside the box?
• A booklet introducing the theme, with information about artists, art styles and techniques.
• Clear instructions on three projects tailored for ages 6+, and LoLA book recommendations for further reading.
• Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What art materials will I receive?
Lengths of various yarns
My box is a gift, can I add a personalised card?
Yes! At checkout in the ‘Order notes’ section, please do let us know who the box is for, and any personal note you would like us to write for you.
When will my box be delivered?
Typically you will receive your box 3-4 days after ordering. Your order is processed in 48 hrs and posted using Royal Mail 48hr Tracked. You will receive an email with a tracking number, and can keep updated through the Royal Mail website.
Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.