Arpilleras: featuring Paper Clip Faux Felting

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Grade Level: 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Special Education

In the 1970s in Santiago, Chile, a group of women helped bring about social change with hand-stitched tapestries. Inspired by these arpilleras, students can envision changes and tell their own stories. This lesson plan also introduces a new faux-felting technique using a paper clip and colorful polyester fiber.

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