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Re: Vita's flag idea...

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marianna Delafield (
Sun, 2 May 1999 13:15:43 -0500

To add to your information, I have been very fortunate to be given old
cotton sheets by hotels and motels...They would be wonderful for this (and
many other uses too), and no cost to the art budget. They are also great to
dye and use for float building, to create the skirting to make it
float"!!! -Marianna
-----Original Message-----
From: river002 <river002>
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Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 12:26 PM
Subject: Vita's flag idea...

>>Many of the artworks
>>they'll see have flags in them so I thought I might have them make flags.
>wrote Vita.
> Realizing the end of the year looms pleasantly over our heads,
>might I suggest this: in lieu of paper flags Vita, do you have access to
>fabric crayons? Also you would need poly/cotton blend fabric or Palencia
>($1.89/yd. @ Walmart here)........I personally use clean, recycled flat
>bed sheets. You need poly/cotton blend because the crayon adheres better
>than to cotton.
> I have used the fabric flag idea for years--3rd graders created
>drawings, colored with Crayola fabric crayons, ironed by me onto pre-cut
>or pre-torn rectangles (sheeting rips very easily), placed on small dowels
>with yarn tied at each end to hang from a tack or nail. The school
>used them to mark workshop rooms, then we returned them to the children.
> My fifth graders created banners or flags using fabric crayons within
>a medieval study---we used 12 x 18 paper, designed first, remembering that
>words, musical notes, and various other symbols must be drawn backwards!
>Then colored and ironed..the colors are magnificent and the kids took home
>something tangible which could be hung in their rooms. Quite fun.