9-11 year old girls agree that cross-stitch is easier than traditional embroidery. *Poll results taken after Explorer class yesterday.
What a time we had trying to teach the stem stitch and lazy-daisy stitch to my Explorers (AHG) group! Most haven't spent much time with a needle in their hand, other than their previous cross-stitch project, so I thought I'd settle for them getting the motion of the stitch down, working on size of stitches, consistency, etc. later. Some of the girls did o.k., one girl in particular just isn't interested at all, lol. Then there is Hannah, my shining little stitching star, who has done some embroidery projects at home and so sweetly helped the girls sitting near her when my helper and I were busy with other girls.
Two stitches taught, three more to go next time - ack!!
The girls in the older group are doing well with their LHN design. I did have to pop over to help one girl find where she was off in her counting, what needed to be frogged and get her going again. Not bad!!