Saturday, March 18, 2017

Decorating Fabrics with Crayola Crayons from School Arts October 1908

I am having a great time paging through about 20 School Arts Books from the early part of the 1900's. This article by Mrs. Percy L. Wright from Clinton, New York details how to use Crayola crayons to decorate fabrics. This technique is still very much used if you judge but the numbers of You Tube videos, books and specialty crayons available. But to think this dates back to the early 1900's is rather astounding. I have reproduced the article below. 


  1. truly fascinating! I had never heard of this technique. Thank you for posting.

    1. I have recently seen a YouTube video showing a textile sealer applied after the crayon color is set to prevent the color from washing out in the laundry. I would like to find that because this would be a wonderful project for kids.