Rainbow Tapestry - Week 3

Here we are at the end of Week 3. The kids have continued to use little stitches to fill in the color bands, but it's slow going. At the end of the week, we had a group discussion of where to go next. Me: Do we stop here? Kids: No, we want to finish it. Me: Ok, but how? When? Kids: How about we sew after snack? And after journal time. And after we finish a center. And can we sew during rest time? Me: Yes. I will give you lots of free time to sew.

We will see how it goes. I'm excited that they want to finish it. So many things in the kids' lives are rushed and immediate. It's nice to take our time and to have time to do that.

In case you were wondering, this is a "Mexican Slip Stitch." Holden requests that you please do not sew over it. It is hard to make.


Pink & Green Mama said...

Do you use a store bought or home made sewing frame? I'm thinking about making my own to use here at home with the girls.

Amie Plumley said...

I purchased a "Tapestree Table" from Blueberry Forest Toys (http://www.blueberryforest.com) for my classroom, but it seems that you could easily make one at home. It's essentially a square sewing hoop. It holds the fabric taut and is at just the right size for sitting and sewing. I hope that helps a little.

Mrs. White said...

I <3 the mexican slip stich.