Kara graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University with a BA in English and has also been trained in Waldorf education pedagogy, curriculum, and the arts from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California. She is committed to homeschooling her own children and is excited to become an even bigger part of our Huck community.
Sewing By Hand
Homework: None, although many kids will likely want to do work at home!
Materials for projects will be provided
Students that participate in this class will create work that is useful and beautiful. The rhythmic
movement of sewing by hand provides a rich tactile experience which translates into a deeper
connection with abstract thinking and higher learning. Concentration and hand-eye coordination is strengthened. Math skills are enhanced through counting, measuring, and creating a three dimensional object. The joy of accomplishment is attained as students see their work come to life and have purpose.
In this session students will begin by creating a bookmark which allows them to get familiar with the stitches they will be using for the remainder of the class. Their next project will be decorating with embroidery and hand sewing a pencil pouch with a button. Their last project will be embroidered hand warmers - perfect for the chilly months ahead! This class will teach functional sewing stitches as well as beginner decorative embroidery.
About The Teacher:
Kara graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University with a BA in English and has also been trained in Waldorf education pedagogy, curriculum, and the arts from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California. She has been crafting for many years in the forms of sewing (by hand and machine), embroidery, cross-stich, beginner quilting, toy and doll making, felting, and knitting. Inspired by making heartfelt handmade gifts for her family she continues to educate herself in the fiber arts. She is committed to homeschooling her own children and is excited to be an even bigger part of our Huck community as a teacher