Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Never too young!

Besides running Tied with a Ribbon my day job is as a Home Economics Teacher. One of the classes I teach is Textiles. This has become one of my favourite subjects as I love teaching the skills to make and create things and seeing how their ideas form into material artworks. My two girls also enjoy sewing - and whilst on a simpler level than the older students I teach they have become very good at using equipment such as scissors, pins and needles and thread to stitch their own creations.


Recently I took my 7 year old daughter to a "Mummy and Me" Class at one of my favourite shops Hot Possum. On the day we constructed a quilt top and the picture is of the finished quilt that has just been hung above her bed. She did most of the machine sewing herself and sewed together all the blocks in the order as instructed. I helped a little and of course did the rotary cutting and ironing. She knew from the get go she wanted a quilt to hang in her room. I did the quilting with just simple lines as I wanted to have her work be the focus and we sewed all the leftover scraps together to make the binding.

1 comment:

  1. The quilt looks fantastic and I bet you had a lovely day together.

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