Friday, June 1, 2018

Weaving a vintage lawn chair

Well, I have not been so active on this blog, so let's get back! I will add student work from this year, but first a project I finished last weekend, super fun and I learned a lot. Next time, I would use softer non cotton macrame rope. I used a weaving trick on the edges, and that is easily looked up. Evidentely, I am not the only one who has done this...had I just looked it up, it would have saved me SO MUCH TIME.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Courage Day 2015 (aka Michaelmas)

The dragon came, and each of the 2 second grades faced their fears!  Our school now has 2 separate campuses, thus 2 Geaorge and the Dragon plays.  I help the 6th grade create the dragon for the play...the wings created by one of the classes was spectaculor!!!  At the end of the school day, we have a Courage day festival, with lots of feats of courage for all the kiddos!!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

7th grade watercolor VanGogh like paintings.

I do not teach painting, but these 7th grade Van Gogh like paintings really were so beautiful!  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dye Day!

                                                   Oh , hey! This is my 100th post!

Time to dye yarn with Grade 5!  I've posted this before, but we use kool-aide to dye the yarn. I soak natural hanks of yarn from Brown Sheep  in vinegar and water overnight, and dye the next day.

After having done this for many years, I think I've finally streamlined this and have it down!  This can be done in one 50 minute class if you are prepared, but more time is better.  The yarn sits in the sun in those baggies for days (I have the students put them out in the morning, and bring back in at the end of the school day). The next class we have in a week, we will rinse and hang the yarn to dry.

Have I mentioned I have 2 fifth grades, both at about 30 students...that's a lot of dyeing!