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Kids’ Embroidery: Still More Photos…!


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I’m trying to post at least one photo of each of my students’ projects. So here are a few more. These are the last ones from the older kids’ class (I’ve got 9 – 12 / 13 year olds in there). Today, I have the little kids (7 – 10), so I’ll be photographing their progress so far, too.

Embroidery is a great thing to teach children – it gives them something to do while developing a worth-while skill, a “discipline” to follow, a sense of beauty, and a great sense of accomplishment. If you have time to do it, teach a child to embroider!

Here’s a close up from the last notebook cover on this page of photos. This is the double chain stitch. It makes a great border.

This one’s developing into a vine-covered bird house on a post, with (of course!) a bird….

On this one, the design was almost entirely drawn on the back, and the girl stitched from the back to the front. She ended up making a rather interesting chain stitch that way!

Here’s one with a patriotic flair. Notice the variety of stitches. This student practices every stitch on her notebook cover, and any stitch that can be explained to her, she tries, whether we’re covering it in class or not. So she really has a great variety!

I like these French knot and daisy clusters in the corners:

I love clustering French knots together for a textured fill, and this corner looks especially good.

So, that’s it for now. I’m really excited to get into the younger kids’ class this afternoon to see what they’ve done this week!


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