Tuesday, August 12, 2014
To Inspire is what I enjoy doing most of all. Teaching young girls to love the art of sewing and quilting and designing for themselves and just doing what makes them happy while creating.
Just by letting them 'jump in' and start sewing I can almost see their wheels turning in conjunction with the whir of the machine. I imagine their projects being designed in their head almost immediately.
I've been teaching up to 15 girls how to sew and quilt and this is a mug rug that one of my 8 year olds designed and made for her mother. I've pinned her sketch to the sewing room wall and it hangs there still to inspire me and all the other girls that come through.
I have these girls for about 3 hours in groups of 3 or 4 , 2 and 3 days a week. There is research for the snack to be had, and making the snack for them of course. Pinteresting for hours looking for just the right project for them, that they'll all love and shopping, that's always fun. Then the gathering of supplies and sorting them out. All in waiting for the day that they come and we all get to sew together.
This has really felt like such an adventure to keep the art of sewing alive!
My next class will be 4 girls ranging in age from 6-11 and we are finishing up some sun hats that we started last week. I'll be back to let you in on the snack I chose and finished projects at the end of the week. See you then.