On August 5th (2-6PM) at the Etsy Labs, we'll be making several projects for the Helen Keller School in Brooklyn, and we hope you'll be able to join us! We'll be sewing, painting, cutting, and basically having a crafty time while helping out this wonderful school.
Now, here's some things to know about what we'll be making:
1. Texture: Since most of the kids are blind, texture is really important. Use materials with interesting/varied textures, since that's a major way for these kids to learn about their world. Smooth, silky, fuzzy, hard, soft, nubby, etc...
2. Colors: Did you know that many blind people have some eyesight? Using bright colors with high contrast will make things easier to see. The school is decorated mainly in primary colors. Think about putting, for example, blue next to yellow instead of next to green.
3. Saftey: Make sure there are no choking hazards on the quilt or curtain. Small buttons, any small parts or pieces that can be pulled off are a no-no.