Monday, March 26, 2012
4th Grade Radial Stitchings
Fourth Grade students have been working hard on their stitching designs. First students drew out a plan for their designs that included radial balance, which means that their designs have two lines of symmetry. Then, they started learning the different stitches: running stitch, straight stitch, cross-stitch, and satin stitch. Students also had to choose one of the following stitches to include in their designs: decorated running stitch, fancy running stitch, or long and short stitch. Using burlap cloth as our fabric is helpful since it is loosely woven and much easier to sew with the large diameter yarn. The designs are looking great - finished artwork will be on display at Zilker's annual School-wide Student Art Show on April 14th!