Sunday, July 24, 2011
Teaching kids to hand-stitch on burlap
We had an Oprah a-ha moment this weekend. Lily said she wanted to learn to “hand sew”, this has been an ongoing process ( I posted about our warm-up attempts using various means such as lacing cards, lacing fortune cookies, and fruit mesh).
I recalled that my sister taught a class to stitch on burlap. This was a medieval theme. I think the children were about 8 years old. Can you believe they put together these beauties?
For our workshop, I cut up some white burlap, red yarn and large needle with very brief instructions. At first I held the burlap but then she was on her own. She decided she would do a playing card series. She is really interested in play cards (??). She drew the outlines of a club and heart. She’s still working on the spade and diamond.
So proud, she showed the neighbours!
I can’t believe she did this all herself. It has left me giddy!
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