Children in 6th grade engage their imagination to express their feelings for and impressions, of their favorite animals. We focus on form and structure and turning the inside out, stuffing and shaping. Participants observe a simple animal, usually a mouse and create a 3-dimensional pattern they will use to construct their own toy mouse. The pattern is cut and sewn into a mouse using simple sewing. Finishing details may include wool needle felting, embroidery, painting or dyeing of fabric. The second project is a Waldorf style doll. Participants learn to bind a Waldorf style doll head, learn doll construction, and how to sew hair on.
Fabric, lining, wool, stuffing, cotton jersey, embroidery floss, yarn, doll making needles, paper and pencil, boiled wool fabric, needles, threads, scissors, iron, ironing board
Using the American patchwork technique, participants create a Log Cabin pillow cover from scraps of fabric. They carefully sort lights from darks and place them in a precise pattern to create an overall design. The goal is to foster precision in measurement and the angles in the pattern for 7th graders.
Cotton fabric, needles, threads, scissors, iron, ironing board