owl collage give children a piece of construction paper with an outline of an owl... give them torn pieces of brown (multi hue) paper to glue inside the outline, then have them glue two yellow circles & two black circles (eyes) then glue one orange triangle. Cute!
Mantua, England,1735-1740 (made) Brocaded silk, hand-sewn with spun silk and spun threads, lined with linen, brown paper lining for cuffs, brass, canvas & pleated silk. One of the mantua’s characteristics was a long train, sewn as a flat piece of silk & arranged with each wearing. The train was folded up, then folded in & draped over a loop of thread on either side of the waist. Pinning up & draping a train successfully was an art & required the help of maids to achieve the perfect effect.
Fabergé hen. This is one of the finest examples of the use by Fabergé of hardstones - the piece of agate selected is mid-reddish brown with a milky white striation that perfectly captures the sheen of the hen's feathers. Commissioned by King Edward VII, 1907 (the Sandringham Commission).