Long-time tatter Heather Boustead shows us the basic techniques needed to get started with this type of lacework.
Glass artist Sara King takes us through the process of making a stained glass suncatcher.
Learn a basic homemade noodle recipe as we explore a diet staple that is thousands of years old.
Florist Katie Adams not only shows us the techniques behind creating the perfect floral arrangement, she also demonstrates how foraging for your flowers and other objects can bring unique beauty to your project.
Needle felting uses a barbed needle to intertwine wool fibers to create a solid fabric, whether that be a 2D decorative piece or a 3D object. Fiber artist Megan Hammer provides easy-to-follow instructions for a 2D needle felting project.
Paper quilling is an art form that shapes strips of paper to create decorative designs. Paper artist Hannah Gebhart takes us step by step through a simple paper quilling project.
MAKE IT! Workshops
Join us summer 2022 as we explore crafts and hobbies made popular by earlier generations, showcasing each craft's origin and offering an introduction to the tools and techniques necessary for novices to jump in. Our Crafts From the Past project will include online and in-person education and workshops from experienced Iowa makers in the following:
About the Show
Whether it be hobbies from childhood, crafts we associate with a parent or grandparent, or hands-on skills long forgotten, there is a fascination with reprising lost techniques as we explore new pastimes. Crafts From the Past introduces hobbies from decades past, offering a primer to various techniques by experienced Iowa makers.