The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

1st grade and 4th grade handwork

1st grade Rainbow Pentatonic Flute case.
Cast on 18 stitches of bulky brown sheep yarn. dark on the bottom light to the top.
This pattern does not show the light dark as well as it should
Talk to the kids about the rainbow before hand. Make sure they understand what that means.
If you choose red on the bottom the next color is either Orange or Purple
If you choose Blue on the bottom the next color would either be Purple or Green. 
After that they need to finish with the rainbow pattern.
so red on bottom and they choose Orange next, after that comes yellow and they might want to end with white because green would be darker than yellow. etc.
10 rib rows
20 knit rows per color

Below is a seed stitch needle book for after their handwork bag and cross stitch is done. This needle book will hold pins and needles given to them in 4th grade and used again in 6th grade. 

the bag at the bottom is a bag that my own 4th grader made this week


Jen said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. We are doing Grade 1 at home and I am excited to try out your rec for the flute cases with my girls! I am really enjoying your blog, btw!

Helen said...

Wow! Impressive work. This something that will stay with them all their lives!