I do not know many girls who do not enjoy tie-dying. No matter what you do, or what colors you use, a masterpiece is just around the corner.
While the craft part of the Textile Arts badge is easy to accomplish. I find that many PiPa’s struggle with completing the text-book part of the badge.
Requirement #17 of the badge requires the girls to research 3 different textile artists. A great resource to use to complete this requirement is www.TextileArtist.org This website has biographies, interviews and galleries of many of today’s artist.
If you are looking for specific individuals to research consider these.
- Jacqueline Fink
- Leisa Rich
- Alicia Scardetta
- Mimi Jung
- Maryanne Moodie
- Victoria Manganiello
- Célia Esteves
- Dee Clements
- Dina Barzel
NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the American Heritage Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.