Sunday, November 11, 2012

Embroidery with kids

I have been quite lucky in my life to work with creative people doing creative things.
Whether sewing, knitting or making music, I can look forward to spending time with people who, for the most part, want to be where they are and want to do what they're doing.
In my newest endeavor, I am planning to teach embroidery to 2nd graders at a local elementary school.
I couldn't be more excited to plan the lessons and projects that we'll do together.
One of the ideas we had during the planning session was to do a quilt and have each child embroider their own square. 

Doodling with embroidery by fifthlampdown
I drew up a few animals and am putting needle to cloth for some examples to show the teachers.
We had thought of forest animals, but I think it might be fun to do animals we see in the neighborhood.
These are, admittedly, a little wrinkly, the Youngest was having her way with them, but I think they'll be sweet in a simple patchwork with solid shot-cotton squares.
What fires you up about your job?

1 comment:

nest full of eggs said...

I get so excited about sewing/donating sun dresses for charity, especially pillowcase dresses... I just need to find a way to earn more money/gather more pillowcases in order to do that...