Craft of soft materials are usually made from materials that have a soft texture, both natural and artificial. Crafts including in part the work of art that is created manually. Craft of soft materials is the main raw material is no deliberate or imitation ingredients but there is also the use of natural materials. To manufacture these crafts in each region has its own characteristics and has excellent products in each product.
In general, the craft of soft material is divided into two parts, namely a natural soft materials crafts and handicrafts made in soft materials. Each material has advantages and disadvantages of each.
Craft types of Soft Materials
Crafts materials have certain properties that affect the outcome of the craft itself. On this kind of soft materials craft raw materials used tend to use materials from nature such as clay and wood.
In every region in Indonesia has a superior power source that can be used as craft materials. Suppose Borneo widely available rattan and sap nyatu so that people there are many make handicrafts from rattan and sap nyatu. While in the city of Yogyakarta widely available clay to craft a thriving pottery. Craft soft materials typically use raw materials from natural and artificial materials.
1. Craft Materials Natural Software
This craft types tend to use materials with soft textures that have been provided by nature as well as the processing is done naturally not mixed with artificial ingredients.
Examples of natural soft material craft is a craft of clay, crafts from natural fibers and crafting of leather. Here is an example of the craft of a natural soft materials.
Craft materials natural soft clay
In Indonesia alone clay is commonly used to make handicrafts. Various types of crafts created from this material. Clay formed through the weathering crust and have a difficult characteristic to absorb water, has a sticky texture when wet ground and strong blend with other land. In addition to the clay when it is dry granulated finely divided. One example of handicrafts made of clay is pottery, pottery, tiles, vases, jars and many others.
Craft naturally soft materials of natural fibers
Natural fiber materials can produce a variety of unique handicrafts and has a high value. Handicrafts produced from this material is usually in the form of decorative handicrafts such as bags, wallets hats and others. The process of making crafts from natural fibers largely made by plaited.
Craft soft material of the skin
Skin is the exclusive material for making handicrafts. Limitations of the material and the length of the manufacturing process to make crafts made of leather to be expensive. Leather goods using raw materials that have been tanned leather and made handicrafts such as bags, shoes, puppets, purses, leather jackets and accessories like key chains etc.. Leather material usually derived from the skin of animals such as cattle, sheep, buffalo, crocodile, these animals usually cultivated for their skins.
2. Craft Materials Artificial Software
Artificial soft material is a raw material used to craft are treated to become soft. Various craft of the material can be made based on the materials used. Examples of artificial soft materials such as pulp, plaster, wax, fiberglass, soap and so forth. Here are some of the crafts made of artificial soft material.
Craft of soap material is unique. The main ingredient to make this craft is bar soap, how to process the soap is used for handicraft can be in two ways. The first to carve soap into a work like animals, fruits, flora carving and others. While the second processing methods can grate bars so that the fiber into a powder, then mixed using sago and a little water. With soap powder before you can make the dough and shape the dough into a craft.
Craft soft material of casts
The cast is a long-soluble mineral materials with water when it becomes solid. In the cast itself contains substances such as calcium sulfate hydrate, as well as minerals such as carbonates, sulfates, nitrates and sulfates that can be separated so that the process of hardening plaster will feel the heat. To make handicraft made from gypsum, a process originally cast to be melted first and then is poured into a mold made craft. Craft of the cast material usually in the form of toys, wall hangings, etc.
Craft materials of soft wax
Craft of wax is simple and easy to do by everyone. You can directly engrave a variety of media forms in wax, but it can also be melted wax to make crafts in a unique form. One of the crafts that can be made of wax sculptures of famous figures. Making the wax statue of detail is so similar to the original.
Enough until here before so we discuss the craft of soft materials, may be able to help you understand and practice can make crafts from this material.
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