Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Crafts for Kids: Sewing
When my crafts order arrived the girls were really excited. I decided that the first thing we would try would be sewing with burlap, embroidery floss and a tapesty (blunt) needle. I got this idea from Amanda Soule's book The Creative Family. I set each of the girls up with a embroidery hoop with burlap and off they went. D just sewed sort of randomly with different color flosses, T actually went straight to sewing the letter T, a little square and a heart on her hoop and R practiced some stitches on hers. What they chose to sew really matched their personalities.
I was surprised but the girls spent an hour sewing that first morning and then sewed for another hour that evening. We have definetly been sewing on and off for the past few days. I am going to get some persian wool tomorrow on the East side so that we can start the first project in Kids Embroidery: Projects for All Ages. The project is some very easy needle point coasters. I will try the striped pattern with D and T (R is at sleep away camp). I'm not sure if D will be able to do the project but I guess I will find out!