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Dolphin Class Tapestry with Emma Skeet

Today, Dolphin Class had their second tapestry workshop. In World War 1, soldiers would do tapestry to regain their motor skills in damaged arms. They would use the time to chat and relax, in peace and quiet, to get over shellshock.

We have spent 2 workshops learning to sew and do basic embroidery stitches. Many children really struggled with the skills of sewing at first, just as injured soldiers would have done. Considering that this was the first time a lot of the children had sewn, the improvement in their skills by the end was phenomenal!

The children made flowers and poppies to go on the group tapestry, and began to make water for our emblem.

Don’t forget the family tapestry session Tuesday 18th July, where families are invited to join with their children in putting the finished product together. Dolphin class’s session is 9-10.30.