Although electricity was discovered long before our grandparents were born, still they are much better at spending time without anything reliant on the socket. This activity is a long-term training for the teenagers who would like to learn an unusual skill. in the era of hipsters, learnig how to knit or embroider can not only be a pastime, but also a way t get a lot of peer respect! The teenagers would get a deadline to prepare a handmade item after being trained by their parent/ grandparent/ greatgrandparent. For the partner schools who have the Christmas fair, these would be an excellent opportunity to use this event to get funds for a charitable cause. A photo gallery of the products on the projects website is naturally a must.
Some results of students activities from Staré Město
Traditional product of children. Children made it from willow with a knife.
2. Corn Leaf Dolls
The base of the figure is a flexible wire, the head is artistically curved from a corn leafes The doll skirt is made up of several layers of corn leafes, of which the lowest is not necessarily the highest quality. After two days, when the doll dries, the hair and the face are finished. The most important and the most difficult thing to do, however, is to capture the right shape and movement and to inhale the life of the figure.
3. Mr Leoš Křižka
Basketwork products are made of willow wicker, green wicker, pedigree, straw knit, elhar cords (sea grass), rattan and wicker. The basic assortment includes products of everyday use, such as baskets and wood baskets, racks, stands, trays, bottles and glasses. We visited this producer of wicker baskets.
4. Manufacture of toys with children
As part of the „Open Workshops“ event organized by students and school teachers, children were able to produce wooden toys or a chair or bird feeder (http://www.sosgsm.cz/jak-jsme-vykouzlili-usmev-na-tvari-deti-i-rodicu).