The girls understand how to use the machine and they were of a good standard just before they started the course ( I have taught some of them for three years already!) The issue of accuracy and steering the machine to keep everything straight is a bit of an on-going battle and needs more working on. So Gina they may not be to quite the same standard of some other wiggly bags but some of the girls had a go at making two (small class) and they are really chuffed that they are actually going to be sent to you and used in the hospital. It also gives them a chance to do something for someone else (citizenship) and for an end use that they may not usually have the chance to help with. Due to needing parental consent for pictures we just tried to take something artistic to show off what they had made.
We used some bright fun colours. I found some rainbow fabric in my stash and the baseball fabric I have had for ages, I do not know why I bought in the first place but is was ideal for this project. The dark blue one in the middle is an example one as I needed to show the girls what to do as well as using Gina's instructions that she kindly emailed.
Some of the wiggly bags have been opened up in this picture which gives you an idea on their size. It is roughly the size of A4 piece of paper. We enjoyed making these and thought about the serious side of what we were doing. I intend to make this a regular feature on my Textiles course from now on.
The Charity Knit for The Children's Society is being stitched together and you will need some sun glasses on when I post about it!
I have lots of other news and items to blog but I am trying to get a batch of marking done. So do keep popping back.