Embrace Embroidery

I have been meaning to write a blog for a very long time.  Which means, I suppose, that I have a lot to say.

This blog is about embroidery, as an art, as a craft, as a hobby, as a passion and as a tool for teaching not only art and craft but so much more to students in the classroom. ( more on this later)  I have been teaching third, fourth, and fifth grade students to embroider for many years. I currently have 75 third graders stitching 5 different, mostly cross stitch designs. I have customized the designs and over the years found the right threads and fabric which makes this activity a successful for all.

This seahorse is one of a series of embroidery projects undertaken by third grade students at El Granada Elementary School.  The students absolutely love the bright, electric blue of DMC #995 perle #5 cotton. They are also very pleased to be able to use the variegated threads which lend themselves so well the this project.
This seahorse is one of a series of embroidery projects undertaken by third grade students at El Granada Elementary School. The students absolutely love the bright, electric blue of DMC #995 perle #5 cotton. They are also very pleased to be able to use the variegated threads which lend themselves so well the this project.