Naturally this topic can, and should, be a year-long study! We are just enjoying a quick dip.
We continued with Farmer Boy as our read-aloud story this month; the older students used February to do their Farming & Gardening main lesson block.
Tuesday, February 18
- finish tracing everyone's feet
- read over various sets of instructions for Wet Felted Slippers
Feltmaking and Wool Magic: Contemporary Techniques and Beautiful Projects
by Jorie Johnson
"Warm Winter Slippers," pp.98-102
The Art of Feltmaking: Basic Techniques for Making Jewelry, Miniatures, Dolls, Buttons, Wearables, Puppets, Masks, and Fine Art Pieces
by Anne Einset Vickrey
"The Scandinavian Feltmaking Technique: Slippers," pp.106-114
Simply Felt: 20 Easy and Elegant Designs in Wool
by Margaret Docherty and Jayne Emerson
"Seamless Felt: Slippers," pp.82-87
Thursday, February 20
- have Cheese Puffs begin Wet Felted Slippers
(based on this Instructable I cut up an old yoga mat to be the resist)
- read Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling
Friday, February 21 - Pajama Day
- have Baby Wolves begin Wet Felted Slippers
- read My Mama Had a Dancing Heart by Libba Moore Gray
- make hot chocolate
- build forts out of sofa cushions and blankets, snuggle up with lovies and pillows, and enjoy the coziness of wool slippers and Pajama Day
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