Friday, May 29, 2015

4th grade textile arts

Fourth graders have explored textile arts in the form of spool knitting. This is an old craft. Originally wooden spools were saved after a sewing project. Nails were hammered into the top. A tube of knitting
formed from the nails and grew through the spool hole.  Our students made a spool out of a tube and popsicle sticks. They quickly learned the art of knitting and became fascinated with adding more and more colors. After their knitted rope reached 2 table lengths, they had to think of what to make from it.
I promised to supply art materials. Their job was to dream big. They had a blast being free from a directed product. There were many wonderful ideas!  Creativity was rampant! Here are a few results.

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