Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I really should think things through

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I seem to have volunteered to go into school to help make Victorian Christmas Stockings.

Five things tell me this is a bad idea:

1. The teacher asked them to bring in velvet. 

2. We looked at the needles they had. Tapestry.
3. Their teacher would like them to sew on buttons.
4. She'd also like them to do a Christmas shape using different stitches on the stocking.
5. They will be allowed to express themselves.

Oh I'm sure it will be fine. I'm certain they'll be much better behaved than the last time I did sewing with this class about three years ago, when I felt like Joyce Grenfell as I kept having to say to one particular little girl, (names changed to protect the guilty)

"Isabella, please don't dig the needle into Sophia like that. She doesn't like it."
It will be fun won't it? I mean, what can possibly go wrong? 

Has anyone got any advice on helping a class of 10 year olds make Christmas Stockings from velvet {apart from don't do it}?


  1. Rope in extra adults. Seriously.

    We've just done half a term's worth of sewing with a class of 9, 10 and 11 year olds and they were brilliant, and produce some lovely pieces of artwork inspired by Buddhism (their RE topic). But we had one adult per table of 7 children, and I had trouble keeping up with requests for needle threading as it was.


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