TerryGami is a new craft that shows kids how to shape and sew animals and holiday ornaments out of washcloths. Leaders of children’s groups of all kinds will now have another activity for kids at club meetings. TerryGami cloth critters are inexpensive, easy to make and can serve multiple purposes: tree ornaments, cloth toys, sachets, treat boxes and favors. Learning to sew is a necessary life skill, and TerryGami is a fun way to learn it!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
TerryGami, 15 Cloth Toy and Ornament Projects for Crafters, Teachers, and Children
The turkey is known in some Native Indian cultures as the “Give Away Eagle.” A person with turkey as his totem (or trait) possesses selfless generosity and would gladly give away all that he has to help the people in his tribe. Perhaps we should remember this next time we all sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner.
When making the TerryGami washcloth turkey, remember that it can be made in all white washcloths, too. The white, domesticated turkey originated in Mexico. This is in the book under turkey factoids. To give your turkey extra character, you may add a pilgrim hat. As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I will try to put a pattern on the website for a small pilgrim hat to fit the turkey’s head.
Another suggestion would be to make the turkey to match your décor. If you want to set the turkey on a stack of towels in your guest bathroom, his feathers can be any color. As adults, we don’t always think outside of the box when it comes to color, but a pink, purple, green and white turkey might be gorgeous. Let's just hope people don't think he's a peacock! A pilgrim hat will dispel this notion as a possibility.