Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sewing and weaving part 2, spring ‘19

My youngest stitchers use some tricks to keep them on track while sewing. For our first attempt with first grade names, we use our finger as a spacer for the stitches - once they get the hang of it, they can omit that step. Then we do the "down and up" part with the needle at the same time, so that we don’t have to turn the cloth over (see second pic). I also remind them to pull the needle from the bottom so the end of the yarn isn’t always sliding out.    


My kindergarteners sewed a sun shape and filled the middle with doodads for the face - really cute!

Fourth graders made embroidered portraits, some human and some animals :)


Lots of my older students enjoyed potholder weaving at the end of the year - many stopped by in the mornings before classes to get in a little weaving each day.

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