Natural Fibre Tapestry

Term: 2 Year: 2020


Alpaca, Goats and Sheep Wool, Natural Fibre Tapestry

The 2019 Year 5 and 6 students at Heidelberg Primary School, created this natural fibre tapestry with Fibre artist Zetta Kanta.

The process involved weaving on a large loom made on a table top. Fibres from goats, sheep and alpacas were woven onto the loom until it was covered. The loom was then flipped, and the back was covered in alpaca wool and felted using warm water and soap. It was a creative, sensory process that all students had the opportunity to collaborate on.

Thank you to Zetta for visiting and working with us. It is a process we have all learnt from and helped us appreciate textile art and working with natural materials. Students were able to practice their art making skills using a range of soft tactile materials. Through this guest speaker, students could explore how artists select and manipulate materials and techniques and use these in their own art making.

It was a fun and creative activity enjoyed by the year 5 and 6 students at Heidelberg Primary School. This was a collaborative art activity which involved cooperation and participation by all art students in the class.
Year 5 & 6
Heidelberg Primary School, Heidelberg