Design Process for Mr. Wagler's 4/5 Classroom Potholder
Each student first made 6 designs that represent aspects of family
culture--and then chose 2 that fit the following criteria:
represents family culture,
fills most of the space.
Working with parents and Ms. Wendt, students cut out the designs
and used them as patterns for cutting pieces of fabric, glued these pieces
of fabric on to 8" by 8" squares of fabric, parents sewed the
pieces on to the backgrounds, sewed on the backs, filled them with stuffing,
and quilted them (the parents brought two sewing machines to class).
The potholders were sold at the Franklin-Randall Dance for $8 each.
The money is being used to support classroom fieldtrips to study Dane
Below are images in the process of making a potholder
Click here to see a letter to
principals and 4th grade teachers explaining the Dane County Cultural
Back to the Potholder Project
Stops in the Dane County Cultural Tour
Farmers' Market (Madison,
Bayview Apartments (Madison, Wisconsin)
Folklore Village (Dodgeville, Wisconsin)
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