One student overcomes her fears, another tats a perfect flower, and yet another makes good progress on a dragon.
I promissed I would eventually explain “Cellebrate the butterfly!” Well, here is what it is all about. Learning and struggling and tatting and becoming a new person.
Citizen Schools students try out a mouse and a heart pattern. Also, it is only three weeks until the WOW!
This week students finally take a break from butterflies and try a new pattern: fish! Oh, and there be dragons…
We made more butterflies today, and a couple adventerous students tried a new pattern. I’m having a bit of difficulty getting the students to try new patterns.
This week we head outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, and you get to see the first pics of my students!
In this Citizen School class we began to read patterns, and made (various amounts of) butterflies!
The teens learn needle tatting, and others make more progress with their shuttle tatting. Regardless of the method, both groups are making tatted rings and chains and picots.
This week half the class learned how to make rings in addition to chains, and I ponder introducing needle tatting to those still struggling with the double stitch.
The teens make great progress and master the double stitch. An update on one girl who initially gave up, and why teaching teens rocks.
Need a quick and dirty shuttle? How about a dozen to give away at a class? Here’s a template to make easy shuttles yourself out of whatever is lying around.
What happens when you combine a room full of middle schoolers, an aspiring teacher, a pile of thread and a mountain of cardboard? It gets interesting…