Week 6: Activity

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I bought a 0.625″ x 5.5″ x 72″ redwood fence plank for $1.78 and a box of 350 white 1″ long nails for $2.37. The yarn I found at home. I cut two 5.5″ long pieces of wood as well as a couple smaller pieces with a circular saw. I cleaned up some of the rough edges with a knife and nailed the frame together.

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I printed out an outline of California and centered it on the wooden frame. I did my best to space the nails by about one centimeter. For the straight edges, I actually measured it out so that they would be spaced evenly, but for the rest, I just did it by eye. Once all of the nails were in, I ripped off the paper template.

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I tried running the yarn on the inside of the outline, but I didn’t like all of the bare wood, so I added a square boarder of nails around the perimeter of the frame.

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I tried running the yarn in parallel lines, but because there was a different number of nails on the perimeter and the Californian boarder, it wouldn’t have come out perfectly. This tiny hammer worked better for these tiny nails.

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Here’s an Instagram pic my sister took with me in the background.

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Last week, I also went to check out what some of the fiber art students were creating. I liked the depth of this piece. It brings a whole new dimension to textiles.

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