Our Junior Embroiderers, who range in age from 6 to 13, had a fabulous session making mini field quilts this month.
They each layered a quilt base, then cut out fabric patches, some of which they had painted previously with acrylics.
A great time was had rummaging through the fabric pile on the floor to choose which colours would look best.
Once the patches were tacked in place, the students stitched round the edges using the sewing machines. Ruth brought in her manual machine and they enjoyed having a go on that too.
Next month: hand stitching to make the fields come alive with flowers and, apparently, sheep ...
Three of the students went home and bought sewing machines, and one persuaded his Gran to part with hers, and has been busily sewing ever since.