In concert with our school wide “Project Of Heart” theme, we have been sewing Memory bags. This activity was inspired by the Indigenous story Shi-shi-etko.
We have been using the knowledge we gained during our paper weaving to sew the sides of our felt ‘bag’ together. Some of us have figured out the up-down motion of this stitch, while others have learned the whip stitch–by always going to the back of the fabric for each stitch. 😉
No matter which stitch was used, the bags are slowly coming together. We are going to add a button closure and some sequin decorations next.
Your assignment this week:
Discuss what special items your child would place inside their bag of memories and why.