Weaving Tiny Textiles

Taking inspiration from colorful Maya textiles, in this activity we will explore the art of weaving using recycled materials. Creating textiles/weavings is an important spiritual ritual that has been practiced for thousands of years primarily by Mayan women. Maya weavers typically use cotton or wool but we will be using any type of fabric-like material...

Tinkering @ Home #3: The Tinkering Toolkit

by Barb Noren, Lead Tinkering Facilitator, reDiscover Center There are a few different modes of building that I’ve observed: tinkering, prototyping, and making. These modes are flexible and overlapping, but have different intentions, benefits, and challenges. Tinkering is experimentation; often open-ended, without an end goal. You may reach one, but pure tinkering doesn’t have explicit...

Tinkering@Home #1

The Whats and Whys of Tinkering at Home What exactly is tinkering? Tinkering is more than just making things. It’s experimenting, letting your creativity loose, letting yourself fail and learning from the experience. Tinkering is a way of expanding your mind and your conceptions about what can be done, and more importantly, what you can...

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