Welcome to a new contest from Dharma Trading Company:
The First Possibly Annual Hand-Turkey Contest! (Vote now!)
Heres how it works:
1. Make a hand-turkey on fabric (see our How-to Hand-Turkey Tutorial here)
2. Submit It. (view below for instructions)
3. Vote for your favorite.
4. Win Dharma Gift Certificates!
How to Submit your Hand-Turkey (Submit by November 30, 2010!)
Please send an e-mail containing the following to email@example.com:
1. Your Full Name
2. Your contact information
3. Materials used to create your hand-turkey
4. Photo of your hand-turkey
We will post it on this page, along with all other submissions.
Then, on December 1st we will post all entries on a page where everyone will be able to vote for their favorite. Winners, losers and honorable mentions will be announced on the 10th. The last day to vote is the 9th. First place winner receives a $50 Dharma gift certificate and, more importantly, hand-turkey challenge winner bragging rights. Second place winner receives a $25 dollar gift certificate, and third place gets a $10 certificate. Honorable mentions get honorable mentions, and losers only receive our pity.
LET THE HAND-TURKEY AWESOMENESS BEGIN!
"Hand Turkey Apron for Grandma"
How they did it: (1) squiggly uncooperative toddler, red/yellow/brown tulip fabric paints, natural colored canvas, brown vintage flower print cotton, sewing machine
Dereck W. - Bradford, VT
How they did it: "Family Portrait" These hand prints were done by painting acrylic paint (with textile medium) on the hands, pressing them onto unbleached muslin and then filling it in with sharpies in Native American pottery inspired designs. Please note that the little smudgy hand is our 6 month old daughter.
Marcela W. - Bradford, VT
How they did it: Hands (of Aristotle & Marcela) traced onto unbleached muslin with and filled in using Native American textile and pottery inspired designs with sharpies
Aristotle W. (age 2 1/2) - Bradford, VT
How they did it: hand was traced onto unbleached muslin using a sharpie and was painted with acrylic paint (with textile medium mixed in) along with fabric crayons
Amelie L. (age 8 1/2) - Columbia, NC
How they did it: Recycled wool sweaters, needlefelted wool roving, embroidery floss, plastic beads, rainbow ribbon, fabric scrap from thrift store blouse.
Noah L. (age 4) - Columbia, NC
How they did it: Recycled tan sweater, recycled purple sweater, needlefelted wool roving, embroidery floss stitching, wooden buttons, rainbow ribbon, yarn, tree branch.
Janelle M. - Jackson, MI
How they did it: We used fabric paint, Tee Juice Markers, and Shiva Paint Sticks to make our turkeys.
How they did it: Habotai Silk, Henna, Da Na Flow Dyes
Christi P. - Cleveland, OH
How they did it: One Light-Pink cotton knit T-shirt,Tulip silver glitter fabric paint,
Ceramcoat by Delta fabric paint in Dusty Mauve mixed with White,
fan brush & fine-point paint brush over human hand,
Left to set, then soaked in soda ash water, next tie-dyed using
Dharma fiber reactive dye in Wisteria.
Dereck P. Jr. - Cleveland, OH
How they did it: Used pencil and marker, then made into an iron-on to put on shirt
Wendi K. - Loveland, CO
"Two Handed Wild Turkey"
How they did it: fabric paint, gitd fabric paint, fabric markers, two hands, preprinted "cow" fabric.
Bridget M. - Somerset, PA
How they did it: I painted a variety of "Dye-na-Flow" Jacquard dyes onto a canvas tote bag, with salt resist in the sky.
I dyed a glove, stuffed it with cotton, and used "Dye-na-Flow" sienna, and brilliant red to accent the fabric.
Feathers, a plastic beak, felt wattle, wiggle eyes, and sculpey feet were added to complete my hand turkey.
It was FUN!!
Zac L. - Rochester, NY
How they did it: Cotton Sheet,
Fiber reactive dyes: fuschia, cyan, lemon yellow, soft orange,
Elmer's Blue School Glue Gel (as a resist),
DecoFabric brown fabric marker
Brown, ruby, and red felt
Oak Grove Co-op Elementary Art Class - Havre de Grace, MD
How they did it: T-Shirts and Acrylic paints
Cassi W. - Van Buren, AR
How they did it: Fiber Reactive Dyes: chocolate brown, deep yellow, maroon (Blend of maroon and deep yellow to make the orange), Urea, Sodium Carbonate, Fabric Paint, "Ok To Wash It" glue, Googley eyes!
Cheryl H. - Grand Rapids, MN
How they did it: Silk scarf, Setacolor & Dye-na-Flow paint/dye, human hand, water based resist
Monica M. - Santa Rosa, CA
How they did it: Tie Dye Cloth Napkin, Feathers, Sharpie, Google Eye. Monica says: "I hung my turkey up in the living room so all my Thanksgiving guests can enjoy!"
LYAcademy Grade 3 Girls - Longmeadow, MA
How they did it: Made with cloth, permanent markers, feathers, yarn, tissue, glitter, felt and straw packing.
Emily L. (age 7) - Rochester, NY
How they did it: Made with Jaquard Tee Juice markers on a cotton turtleneck sweater.
Mary w. - Pearland, TX
How they did it: Tshirt, fabric paint, fabric glitter, fabric glue, and puff paint
Alejandra K. - Dubois, IN
How they did it: We used the tulip dimensional fabric paint, the fabric brush markers by marvy/uchida, and the Y&C fabric mate black to outline the hands. And a cotton T-shirt. My four year old daughter colored them just like if it were in paper, is really easy for her to do and she gets to wear her own art!!! so much fun. She made one for herself and one for her 2 year old brother!
Cindy L. - Longmeadow, MA
How they did it: Pebeo Resist: copper & black, Jacquard Silk Colors: yellow, red & blue, leaf stamp, paintbox colorbox, feathers, glue stick, miracle fabric sheet, vintage turkey fabric.