Friday, 4 October 2013

Friday Foliage

Today I spent a lovely afternoon with mums and children from Oakfield School. We have been working on a wall hanging to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary later this month.

The school is called Oakfield for a big oak tree in the field that is part of the playground, so we took the tree as our inspiration. Fifty leaves, and fifty inspirational words, six owls to represent the six head teachers, and one tree.

Today I brought in the embroidery machine and the embroidery design software on a lap top. "A" took a basic leaf design and with a brief lesson created the whole name of the school in embroidery

So he started with this basic oak leaf design, and had a five minute lesson in moving, rotating, duplicating and adjusting sizes, and then got on with it . . .

. . . and created the letters that, when I get them stitched out will look like this

The other children each had a go at programming the embroidery machine to stitch their own name

While the mums stitched leaves and owls to the wall hanging

And this is how it looks now

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