As some of you know, Ruth runs an after-school club, Fibretastic, at her daughter's school in Cardiff. For the past 18 months the children have been learning different fibre arts skills and have really been enjoying it.
With schools now to most pupils due to Covid-19, we have developed a range of kits to support continued learning at home, based on the Fibretastic sessions for Key Stage 2. As well as practical skills, the projects support other learning objectives including maths, planning and decision making along with the concentration and persistence needed to complete the task.
Crafting can help children to cope with higher stress levels at this time and offers a focused activity to do when outdoor pastimes are unavailable. Our kits include a range of fibre crafts including sewing, knitting, crochet and felting.
Children will require adult supervision and assistance whilst working on the projects. Many of the kits contain items such as pins and needles that should not be used without an adult present. We encourage the adult to work to complete a project alongside the child so where possible, the kits contain enough materials to make more than one item.
When writing the instructions we have assumed that the supervising adult will have some basic craft skills and online resources for some techniques are signposted within the instructions where they might be needed. If clarification or more help is needed from us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.
Unless otherwise stated on the kit description, you will need to have some basic equipment at home such as scissors, sewing thread and a tape measure. Ask us about starter packs essential equipment.
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.