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Stitch and String Lab for Kids: 40+ Creative Projects to Sew, Embroider, Weave, Wrap, and Tie

Cassie Stephens



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Quarry Books
01 July 2019
Handicrafts (Children's&YA); Educational: Art & design
With 46 inventive projects, Stitch and String Lab for Kids contains everything from simple sewing, embroidery, and weaving to string art, needle felting, and yarn crafts!

Stitch and String Lab for Kids leads children, step by step, through a huge range of sewing and fiber art projects. As they go, they will learn a variety of techniques, develop dexterity and coordination, and enjoy making a variety of creative projects. Kids will employ simple embroidery stitches to embellish pillows, wall hangings, t-shirts, and patches. Sewing projects include finger puppets, a sketchbook jacket, and custom plushies. Children will learn how to make custom looms to weave bookmarks, bracelets, and even a mini rag rug. They will also experiment with string art, needle felting, shibori dyeing, pompom animals, as well as finger knitting, yarn art, and cool wrapping projects.

Each project includes a materials list and illustrated steps, and the book is filled with useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts. Stitch samplers will teach the basics, and templates are included for plushies and stuffies. Kids are encouraged to make variations and personalize the projects to their own style and personality.

These 46 creative projects offer a broad and rich sampling of sewing, fabric, and fiber crafts-Stitch and String Lab for Kids is perfect for keeping kids busy with educational activities at home, learning techniques and experimenting at school, or having a ball at camps and parties. Parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and facilitators will appreciate the easy, illustrated instruction and the curriculum-friendly format, with projects that can be completed in any order.

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
By:   Cassie Stephens
Imprint:   Quarry Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   21
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9781631597367
ISBN 10:   1631597361
Series:   Lab for Kids
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 11 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
4 Introduction 5 Getting Started: Creating with Fibers Creating a Fiber Craft Space 5 Preparing a Fiber Arts Kit 5 Fabrics and Stuffing 10 Felting Supplies 11 12 The Basics Working with Fabric + Thread Cutting the Fabrics 12 Working with Thread and Embroidery Floss 13 Using an Embroidery Hoop 15 16 Stitching Basics: Know Before You Sew Threading a Needle 16 Tying a Knot 17 Forming the Three Basic Stitches 17 Finishing Stitching 20 Sewing on a Button 20 Fixing a Mistake 21 Unit 1 embroidery 22 Lab 1: Embroidery Wall Hanging 24 Lab 2: Beginner Embroidered Sun Catchers 26 Lab 3: Running Stitch Tapestry 28 Lab 4: Radial Embroidery with Dyed Fabric 30 Lab 5: Applique Embroidery 32 Lab 6: Needlework Sampler 34 Unit 2 hand sewing 38 Lab 7: Plushie Pins 40 Lab 8: Donut Keychain or Pillow 42 Lab 9: Gathered Flower Brooch 44 Lab 10: Sunglasses Case 46 Lab 11: Drawstring Bag 48 Lab 12: Simple + Small Pillow with Tassels 50 Lab 13: Easy Monster Stuffie 52 Lab 14: Stitched Sketchbook Cover 54 Lab 15: Pizza Pillows 56 Lab 16: Scribble Monster Stuffie 58 Lab 17: Monster Wall Pockets 60 Lab 18: Sock Owl Pincushion 62 Lab 19: Cat + Mouse Pincushion 64 Lab 20: Stuffed Rainbow Cloud 68 Unit 3 fiber arts 72 Lab 21: Pom Poms 74 Lab 22: Rainbow Pom Pom Necklace 76 Lab 23: Yarn Tassels 78 Lab 24: Yarn Bombed Heart Wall Hanging 80 Lab 25: Yarn Wrapped Worry Dolls 82 Lab 26: Worry Dolls Skirts 84 Lab 27: Touchy-Feely Tapestry 85 Lab 28: Ojos de Dios 88 Lab 29: String Art 90 Lab 30: Spool Knitting 94 Lab 31: Finger Knitting 97 Lab 32: Wet Felted Fiber 100 Lab 33: Needle Felted Glitter Tree 102 Lab 34: Needle Felted Patches 104 Lab 35: Colorful Shibori 108 Lab 36: Marble Rolled Fabric 110 Unit 4 weaving + string craft 112 Lab 37: Woven Mat 114 Lab 38: Woven Basket 117 Lab 39: Woven Pouch 120 Lab 40: Circle Loom Weaving 124 Lab 41: Picture Frame Weaving 127 Lab 42: Tree Weaving 130 Lab 43: Straw Weaving 134 Lab 44: Kumihimo 138

Cassie Stephens lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and teaches art at Franklin Special School District. She posts about the creative and fun projects she does with her students at In the Artroom on

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