we don't yet have a core group of families who attend our gatherings, but that's fine. i wanted this to be a time and space where it's open for people to feel free to do as they like. they come when they can.
we didn't have a specific demonstration scheduled, but the generous gift of one member ended up being the fodder for lots of experimentation. as a member of a sewing guild, this mom had received stashes of fabric from other members who were downsizing, and she wanted the materials to come to homeschoolers. we were a perfect outlet for her!
first, there was much ooh-ing and aah-ing over the wide selection and amount of fabric. then it turned into a mini version of project runway.
|kathy's zombie makeup adds just the right touch of darkness to this ensemble.|
|taryn looks like a goddess. or the statue of liberty. sort of.|
|this ruffled fabric was divine!|
i finally had to go to them and assure them that my head would, in fact, explode if i heard marco's name uttered a single time more. i suggested they take the fabric and the open space and the chairs and make a fort. eyes widened. mouths shut. bodies moved in sync.
voila: their "village," complete with common area and separate "houses."
meanwhile, the moms chatted and stitched and sewed and knitted and taught and shared.
|demonstrating how to cast on in person was so much easier to follow than watching a video|
|the general consensus when told it was time to wrap up and go home|