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Creative Arts 4-H Projects
4-H’ers who love the outdoors will enjoy gathering the supplies for nature inspired crafts as they explore the world around them. Twigs, leaves, acorns, shells and many more readily available materials can be turned into craft projects.
Create colourful memories of special people and events in your life! Use scrapbooking techniques like cropping, layouts, and labeling or journaling to enhance your photos. Members will create various items ranging from gift tags and cards, to placemats and album pages.
A project for those who like to be creative and get into the “holiday spirit!” Not only will you learn different crafting techniques and work with different mediums, but you will also about the holidays we celebrate in Canada (or perhaps a holiday that is celebrated in a different culture!) and what different symbols mean.
Does your group have a craft idea that doesn't fit into the existing Creative Arts Projects? Why not "Create-A-Project" that meets the interests of the members in your Club? This project is a leader directed project involving the creation of a new 4-H project or skill that they would like to share (or learn!) with members. There is a form that needs to be filled out by the project leader and submitted to your 4-H Specialist before you start the project AND no later than December 1st (some exceptions may apply please check with your 4-H Specialist). Contact the 4-H Office for a copy of the project application form!
Needle Craft Projects
This project is designed to teach members the basic steps required to crochet. Crochet is a form of needlework consisting of the interlocking of looped stitches formed with a single thread and a hooked needle. Members will be introduced to the tools or equipment used, how to chose the correct material for the intended item and how to follow patterns. Members will also learn several basic stitches and patterns that can be used for both beginner and more advanced crochet work.
Learn the basic skills of knitting! The introductory level allows members to become familiar with the knitting techniques of knit, purl, cast on/cast off and how to follow a pattern. Members are then encouraged to expand on their skills through each level, building on knowledge gained from previous project activities, exploring knitting techniques with different types, sizes and numbers of needles as well as different weights of yarn.
Needlework is a broad term used to describe the handicrafts of decorative sewing and textile arts. Anything that uses a needle for construction can be called needlework. The 4-H PEI Needlework Project offers an opportunity for members to explore the world of textile crafts above and beyond the structure of the crocheting or knitting projects.
Felting is the creative process by which materials are produced through different techniques. Materials are produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool, animal fur, or from synthetic fibers such as acrylic or rayon. The 4-H PEI Felting Project allows members to explore different felting techniques such as needle felting, wet felting and combinations with other textile methods including weaving and crocheting.
This project is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the world of sewing. You’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, how to select and read a pattern, how to measure fabrics and fine tune the fit. The main project item that the member will create is an apron or sleep pants or boxers or a tote bag.
This project will take your clothing to the next level! You’ll add some flair and details to your newly constructed clothing by learning sewing techniques for pockets, facings, collars, cuffs, top stitching and hems. The member will create a shirt or a blouse in this project.
This project is great for both new and experienced sewers. You’ll learn about fleece fabric selections and patterns, how to cut, mark and sew fleece, and how to create fun fleece projects. The main project item in Sewing with Fleece I that the member will create is a pair of hat and mittens. In Sewing with Fleece II the member will create a stuffed animal.
This project explores different seams, how to inset zippers into your clothing and how to use a pressing tool. Members will practice conference judging - a skill that puts your critical thinking and communications to the test. The member will create a skirt, pants or shorts as their main project item.
Members who decide to explore this project will use all of their previously learned skills together to create a one or two piece dress. Members will also practice conference judging - a skill that ensures that members learn how to differentiate good sewing techniques from poor techniques.
Age - At the discretion of the Project Leader
It is recommended that members have at least one year of sewing experience before exploring this project. Members will create a one or two piece track or sport suit (pants or shorts) from a pattern of their choosing.
Quilting 4-H Project
Project Booklet for Member
Explore an art this is more than 2,000 years old! Try it for yourself in this project. You can explore the history, learn the basics, and try your hand at creating a quilted pillow, wall hanging and more!
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