This time around, we had a very special visitor: Mrs. Mergen! She talked about what it's like to live on a sheep farm, and showed us how to spin yarn out of pure sheep's wool. Each child received a hand-held spindle and a bit of wool with which to practice their spinning. We then tried to use some of that wool along with store bought wool for a weaving project. Some students chose to create a utilitarian object from their weaving such as the purse shown above.
We really try to focus on being kind to the environment. Some of our other projects included recycled paper making, marbling, and making decoupage birdhouses out of recycled soda bottles, shown above.
Mrs. Bock continues the crafts summer program with the currently running Sewing Camp! More pictures to come.
Enrollment is now open for the after-school Spanish and Crafts class where crafts such as sewing, weaving, and needlepoint will continue to be explored. The class will be running on Wednesdays during the school year. For more information or to sign up, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org