Sunday, January 22, 2012
crafting with children//sewing with wool
this week at play school we did some dyeing of wool and sewing as well.
in the past we made crowns for michaelmas, but i really wanted something that the children could do a bit of designing on.
we did some sewing at the holiday but given there are 2 birthdays and 2 half birthdays at school this month they really wanted to make each other "birthday crowns"...
i do a fair bit of hand sewing during school time and they were very interested in getting their paws into my scrap wool bin. they pulled out all kinds of shapes and non shapes and declared them all sorts of things, boats, stars, gnomes, houses, flowers.
but the most surprising thing, i must admit was some of the actual sewing! i was delighted to find that some of the children had really learned from keeping a close eye on what i was sewing and how. you can see her some examples of fine sewing for 3 and 4 year olds! i'm so proud!
and their imagination is not only boundless it is sheer inspiration!
i love my job(s)!