The participants learn to weave by making a simple table mat. For the second project they learn to cross stitch. It is helpful for children in 4th grade to return to their inner focus. Therefore participants make an eyeglass case using their new cross stitch skills. The second project is a work bag. In the grades the children will use this for several years in their handwork classes.
Hand loom, yarn, fabric, embroidery floss, tapestry, needles, aida cloth, paper and pencil
Participants learn how to knit in the round using four or five needles. They are challenged to imagine and execute complex designs, such as a water bottle cover or a sock. The first project is a water bottle holder. The second project is a pair of socks. They knit socks according to the pattern I give them and record the pattern in a handwork journal. They knit a hat, and may create the pattern for the Fair Isle style pattern on the hat.
Paper and pencil, knitting needles, cotton yarn, wool yarn