Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Paper Sewing

After two days of lecturing on guidelines and care of the treadle machine, and making sure they have the sewing kit materials bought, and learning about what fabric to buy, the students got to do some paper sewing. Nothing special was made, just progress. They are learning to coordinating their feet while following straight lines and back stitching at the beginning and end of each row. Some are good right from the start, others are eager to learn, and some will struggle before catching on, but it was a fun day for them. Like the preschooler who thinks they will be able to read after one day in Kindergarten, the students were eager to do sewing. This is all a process and tomorrow they will do more than just straight lines, as I've paper with 6 different shapes on it that they will have to follow.

It is very exciting to see their eagerness to learn. We have 16 students registered and hope by the end of the week to have 20. Two of the students are ones that never got a certificate in August, I'm glad that they are taking the course again, and we have one new student does not know how to read or write.

Theophile and Eppy are excited too!

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