In Youthreach Galway we do craft and textiles . This is our second year of having textiles in the centre . Our teacher Mary Wallace is so nice and helpful . A lot of us didn’t know how to sew but after a year with Mary we were all experts . She has a lot of patience and is a brilliant teacher . We had to learn the basics first on the sewing machine, then we had to sketch ideas put it on material and make whatever we liked. We had to research ideas in order to come up with something we wanted to make . Once we had this idea Mary showed us how to make this a reality by using colour, balance, shape, form and texture in design work. We were shown how to do applique, patchwork, dip dying , felt , knitting, and batik. The one that stood out for me was dip dye I found it very cool and enjoyed it.
Examples of Craft/Textiles
some pillows that were made
Bags are one of our favourite things:
one of the students drew out a shoe on a piece of material and was made into a pillow