Friday, 18 February 2011

After School Sewing Club

Today was the last day of half term and I am so glad to be having a weeks break.
It has been a very busy 7 weeks and a much needed rest is well overdue.

The after school sewing club that I have ran for the last 6 years have been making their own variation of "Ugly Dolls".
This group of 7-9 year olds have blown me away with their talent.
They designed, then stitched their own creations and for most it was their very first attempt at sewing.
The standard of their work has amazed me. In six 45minute sessions they have outdone any group I have ever taught.
Usually I spend hours unpicking and fixing the work at home so the children always feel proud of their work. (I am the sewing fairy!)
This time however, all that was needed was a few needles re-threaded and some finishing off knots.

What do you think? Outstanding eh?
Next half term I am working with 6-7 year old and we are going to make Easter chicks.
Fingers crossed I have another group of super sewers.
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