So as literacy coordinator at my school I’ve decided to revamp the school library, tidy, reorganise, buy new books and generally make it a more appealing and inspiring place to be.
I thought about an underwater theme with a sensory, textural display. First off the Girl Guides who come into school on Wednesday evenings got on board and started making me these lovely stuffed felt fish decorated with beads and sequins. They also created some spray painted chicken wire sea horses. The children were more than happy to donate some loom band strings as sea weed and someone else has offered to make some sandpaper starfish.
Then one of our one to one tutors, who’s done lots of art stuff for the school, offered to paint the entrance with an underwater creature mural (photos later). I saw Kirstie Allsop do some lovely chunky knit crocheted jellyfish on one of her shows and hashed together something that resembled one and our very crafty and talented HLTA got busy with her hook and made some fab sparkly ones! (photos later)
I then saw on the internet the idea of a crocheted coral reef. I put an SOS out to some of my crafty parents on an open day, gave them some ideas, pictures and patterns and supplied some yarn and this is what i have had created so far.
I’m so pleased and amazed with what they’ve produced!
At first I thought id attach them to some covered bookshelf pillars I’ve got in the library, but after so much i think I’m going to have to create a wall hanging and sew them all on. It looks outstanding so far, There’s also loads of little fish and sea horses which the mums have made, so much detail, i could sit and look at it/stroke it for hours!
If anyone wants to donate their own hyperbolic free form crochet to a school in need it would be VERY much appreciated no matter how small! Thank you to my amazing army of crafty mums! More pictures as it develops!
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