• Amy Errington

World Culture and Crafting: New Tutorials

Our theme for our creative activities this week is World Culture. You will find this throughout our post packs, as well as being the inspiration for this week's creative blog activities:

In activity one, Vanessa has looked at beautiful Islamic Geometric Art and created a tutorial based on this.

She has provided a guide on how to draw your lines, however there is a lot of scope for creating your own pattern. You could even do your own research into this type of art and the history surrounding it to inspire your designs.

Following the drawing of the lines, you can colour in your pattern to create a really striking design that resembles mosaics. This is a really calming activity - as many of you have commented previously about our post pack colouring pages.

To see the full tutorial, click here.

In activity 2, Vanessa has created two amazing statement jewellery pieces that are easy to recreate at home. The first looks at how to use African Beading to make a pair of earrings. I saw Vanessa wearing the ones shown in the tutorial and they look wonderful on.

In the second part of the tutorial, Vanessa has created a fabric beaded necklace. These look wonderful when finished and can really dress up an outfit for a night out.

This activity was originally completed in one of our digital crafting classes. If you would like to join our online class, please get in touch.

This activity can be adapted to suit your own style, based on the size of beads chosen and the pattern of the fabric. As you will see from the photo, Vanessa's tartan fabric looks wonderful!

Click here to try these two projects.

As always, if you make any of these crafts, please send us a photo.