Tomorrow (Thursday) is the last class this year for the children's school holiday classes at the Embroiderers Guild.
I am doing this little bag with them --it is made from Yellow Denim that some-one donated to the guild and so is the panel of critters in a jar.
I have 16 students ranging from 7 to 16 years old.I also have help from other guild members who supervise them.
We try to give the younger children a one on one helper and group the older girls into groups of 2 or 3.
I have cut all the pieces out and stitched the folded over hems as well as making the handles.
The panel is ironed onto a piece of fine iron on vilene so that there is a bit of support as they are stitching.
When the children have finished the stitching which is mainly running stitch they can embellish the panel if they wish.
I then have to finish sewing the bag together so that they can take it home with them.
Here is the finished bag sample which has a long strap that can't be seen here.
This is a close up of the panel and you can see the stitching,