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  • Claregalway Educate Together National School Fabric Project

    Created 2009-02-16 by Ester Kiely

    Location: Sub-urban - Co. Galway

    Duration: 2009-02-16 to 2009-05-31

Project Outline

I am voluteering to create a fabric piece for the school in collaboration with the children in each of the 3 classrooms
- Junior & Senior Infants
- 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class
- 4th, 5th, 6th Class
The theme is `What makes my school different".
Phase 1.
The children have used silk paints to interpret the theme on a piece of plain cotton.
Phase 2.
The children selected their favourite fabric to create a `frame` for their painted cloth. Each child learned how to make a seam by adding one side of the frame to their picture using an 85-year old hand-cranked sewing machine. They also learned about the way a sewing machine works and how the shuttle bobbin moves back and forth.
Phase 3.
The pieces will be joined to make 3 classroom wall-hangings for the school to use on open-day, multicultural day and other celebrations.
The children will explore the use of fabric, stitch and colouring into fabric to create artwork.

Project Details

  • Location: Sub-urban
  • From date: 2009-02-16
  • To date: 2009-05-31
  • Length: 3 months
  • Participants per session: 65 pupils
  • Participants in total: approx 20
  • Contact hours: approx 12
  • Age range of participants:
    8-11, 5-7, 3-5
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