One of the progressions we have chosen to enhance at the Garden is sewing. It begins when the child is three with lacing cards, bead stringing and the use of plastic sewing needles. When it has been observed that the child is ready to handle a needle with reverence, we give him/her the lesson of button sewing, sewing sequins on cardstock and straight stitching. The child then progresses to making small pillows and practice quilts. Then the child is ready to choose fabrics and put together a pattern for their quilt. This involves geometry and pattern/color coordinating. Here are some of the quilts in progress and completed.
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