Hessian? or Burlap? It’s jute fabric and it’s great to create.

For reasons unknown this interesting fabric is called different names in  the USA and Australia. Today’s photos are of work done by teachers a Threads and Textiles Art Workshop which I ran in Melbourne.

My daughter made the same scarecrow in Grade 4 and it lasted several years guarding the rhubarb in a pot on our patio. The  cat-like creature was made by an adult  because I think a child would have given it more legs. This is a great activity to use up scraps from the scarecrows.