Fill-the-Gap: Braided-Tassel Accessories

Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street. Houston, Texas 77002 (Map)
Drop in between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Free/No Registration Required

Please join HCCC for HANDS-ON HOUSTON on Saturday, August 3rd. This month, local fiber artist, Pat Powell, will be guiding participants in braiding seven lengths of colored yarn on an octagonal braiding disk to create a decorative braided-tassel accessory. This technique is ideal for making unique zipper pulls, backpack charms, jewelry, key fobs – the possibilities are endless! After the activity, participants can take a “Fill-the-Gap” activity sheet with instructions and ideas for other patterns to carry on crafting at home.

Pat Powell specializes in creating unique components for beading and embellishment. To learn more about Pat’s hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories, visit www.patpowelldesigns.com.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free craft-activity open house on the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. We provide the materials, and you provide the creativity! Families and children of all ages are welcome, and materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft.

Above: Braided tassel accessories. Photo by HCCC.