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Nobles County 4-H member shares fair projects

August 7, 2014

Faith White, a Nobles County Seward Trailblazers 4-H member, is pictured above with most of the array of projects that she has created for showing at this years Nobles County Fair.  Faith is the daughter of Doug and Lorie White, Fulda. 
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
Faith White, a Nobles County Seward Trailblazers 4-H member, is pictured above with most of the array of projects that she has created for showing at this years Nobles County Fair. Faith is the daughter of Doug and Lorie White, Fulda.
by Norma Dittman
Eleven year old, Faith White, was eager to attend 4-H projects judging for the Nobles County Fair as she shared information about them early this week. The Fair is Wednesday through Saturday.

White, a member of the Seward Trailblazers, is in 4-H for her first year. She chose several projects including photography, plants, arts and crafts, dogs, cats, and rabbit showmanship.

For photography, White took several photos while on a family trip. During the trip, she visited a blown glass shop where she was able to catch brightly colored glass sculptures on camera. She also had assistance from family members who kept her safe as she photographed a nest of newly hatched birds. At a wolf park she found duly blooming yellow flowers. When asked what she had learned while working with the photos, White replied, "There are lines of thirds that you want your pictures to fit into." She chose black matting to set off the vibrant colors displayed in her photos.

For her plant project, White found a variety of planters for the size and number of plants she wanted to work with. When she completed the plantings, she tallied six planters...some small and some quite large. The plants that White used were mostly perennial. A tip that White shared is to be sure to use rock on the bottom of the planters to help excess water drain away from the roots.

Two tie dye projects were made by White including a pillow case and an apron. "This arts and crafts project is my very favorite," White stated. She learned a new technique other than the one suggested in a the dye kit to achieve the effect she wanted in her dyed cloth. Using stencils, White added personalization to her pillow case and the apron.

Also for the arts and crafts division, White made an engraving of a peacock and a birthday card as well as a thank you card. White found that she could work on the cards while traveling on a many hour trip. The planning, cutting and gluing occupied her mind and her hands.

"I have liked owls ever since learning about them in second grade. This winter I wanted another blanket so we went to Walmart and found this fabric so I could make this tied blanket," White explained.

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