Crayon on fabric an old art form
Grace Fitzmaurice is restoring an old art form.
Using crayons, the 91-year-old draws a floral pattern on to a piece of fabric, something her mother used to do over 100 years ago.
"Crayons are made of wax and fat. When you iron the picture the fat comes off and the dye will stay in, even if you wash it," she says. "It's an old craft we're reviving."
Grace has been knitting and creating crafts with Papakura's Communicare group for more than 20 years.
Co-ordinator Joan McKenzie says the group has 24 regulars on its roll, as well as 10 helpers. They make crafts and knitwear and often get in speakers. Recently they've had a florist, a podiatrist and a craft therapist. The group also goes on day trips and for those with limited mobility there's a volunteer driver service.
Membership is $15 per year plus $4 per session, which includes morning tea and lunch.
Anyone interested in attending can turn up on a Thursday, or if they need help getting there they can call Communicare headquarters on 631 5968. The group meets every Thursdays from 9.30am to 1pm at Papakura Baptist Church, 44 Clevedon Rd.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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