Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Taking Threads and Chatter to the Green Patch

After the first successful session at Kettering Buccleuch Academy last week it was decided to take it along to the children who come along to the Green Patch community allotment.

It is a wonderful space where fruit, vegetables and flowers are grown, hen, geese and ducks flourish and a little nature is allowed to inspire the folks that live round about.

This is a lively bunch of children, as you would expect from youngsters who enjoy the outdoors so getting them to sit and create indoors was always going to be a challenge.

I took along all kinds of materials for them to explore and decided to extend what I had already offered the group at Kettering Buccleuch Academy.

Bright green elastic, buttons, hama beads, fine wire, and old coloured telephone wire.

Note the grubby hand from being outside.
After an initial introduction, the group were encouraged to explore threading beads and buttons onto elastic or telephone wire to create a bracelet.

As I had forgotten to bring needles they all had to make their own out of the fine wire I had brought along.  It was interesting how the group was very much divided in their choice of either buttons or beads.  Not many mixed them.

If you would like to read more about the View From Here Project please click on the following links:-

View From Here Project starts here
View From Here Project: Threads and Chatter wrapping threads at the Green Patch
View From Here Project:  Threads and Chatter wrapping threads at KBA
View From Here Project:  Threads and Chatter threaded Mandalas at KBA
View From Here Project:  Threads and Chatter gathering papers stitching handmade books
View From Here Project:  Preparing for World Book Night at KBA and The Green Patch

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