Saturday 5 October 2013

Friday Foliage

Yesterday 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

(for more info of what "A" had to learn, and images of his creation, click here)

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 our achievement to date:


  1. what a fun project.. and educational at the same time ... whether they noticed ..or not! lol x

  2. Looks great Benta, bet everyone had a great time doing this too!

  3. Wow, that fun and beautiful! Great idea! x Teje

  4. I bet the kids(and teachers) really liked this! Great project. Love the owls.


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