The residential homes’ Art & Craft classes at this month is collage work.
Twiddle muffs are some times used to help people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, autism or learning difficulties. The textures & embellishments give them something to do with their hands, distracting from picking at their skin or pulling at medical equipment and bandages.
They are constructed as a muff rather than a blanket as they can be slipped onto an arm with less chance of being dropped.
Some of my classes at the residential homes take a bit more preparation than others, especially if I am trying out a new material.
One of the residents had said in a previous class that she had always wanted to work with clay. Now I’ve done some things with the standard air drying clay but it can be quite messy and I only have an hour session for each class.
Been a while since my last post so I thought I better make an effort as it’s a new year.
This bauble pattern can be adapted in a number of ways, plain, sparkly, striped and with a variety of adornments. I’ve worked this in a DK acrylic (as that’s what I had to hand) but it could be made with most yarns, each giving a different effect.
A useful bit of decoration but can be a little fiddly. Will add picture soon. Continue reading “Christmas Holly”
I’ve done these in three sizes; standard, mini & large. And they all work on the same principle. They re good for bunting as well as for putting gifts in