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Faith Reinggold

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sat, 10 Jul 1999 14:39:14 -0500

I also have used Faith Reinggold story quilts with 10 and 11 yrs old
students. They made selfportraits(actually the whole body as well) by
painting with acrylics on cotton duck and then they painted two squares
each on wet cotton duck with so the colours blead. We made a very large
quilt from these, the selfportraits were in the middle, then a blue border
around those and the squares we cut in two diagonally and then piece
together different diagonals and made a frame of those around the whole
thing. It was really a beautiful quilt, they also wrote a story about
themselves to go with it. But I must confess one thing I did all the
sewing! However the students decided on their own how to arrange all the
pieces. It was great fun.
Best regards from the far north, Rosa

> Reinggold's "Tar Beach", I read to 3 year olds when I used to teach
>pre-school. I envision third through fifth grades painting a story telling
>scene on canvas and framing each one with sewn bits of colorful fabric. Does
>anyone have any experience with teaching young ones sewing?
> I'd like to encorporate this into a Matisse unit.
> Sue

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