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Mrs. v. from Richmond CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Crazy, Creative Embroidery!

My students need fabric, sewing supplies, embroidery floss and dyes, and batting to each make a wall hanging designed and created by them.

  • $342 goal

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My Students

Our students are from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. Students speak many languages, from Spanish to Arabic to English. We are a small K-8 school in a high poverty district with more than 60% free or reduced lunch. We have limited resources available and rely on for a lot of our supplies. Technology is a priority for our Middle School students, with the focus on introducing new things.

My students are excited to learn about technology.

Hands-on activities are the most popular, and everyone does their best.

My Project

My students will dye their own embroidery floss in wildly exotic colors and patterns. They will then create an organic design that will be traced on the interfacing. The interfacing then sandwiches the batting with the batik fabric and the students use sewing machines to sew their designs. After this, we will use the stitching lines to begin the embroidery. We do not have a budget for some after school classes such as sewing, so we scrape together supplies.

This project will teach many things.

Creating a design, using a sewing machine to sew a straight line, embroidery, and color theory. It will also foster creativity and self-confidence.

Mrs. v.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lunn Studios Artisan Batiks Bountiful Foliage 21 Fat Quarters Robert Kaufman Fabrics FQ-1138-21 • Amazon Business $54.25 1 $54.25
Kathy Engle Blue Moon Stacks 42 10-inch Squares Layer Cake Island Batik • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Cold Water Dye, 2/3 oz., Asst. Colors (set of 8) • Amazon Business $35.89 1 $35.89
Warm Company Batting 2391 72-Inch by 90-Inch Warm and Natural Cotton Batting, Twin • Amazon Business $14.88 2 $29.76
US Art Supply 1 inch Foam Sponge Wood Handle Paint Brush Set (Value Pack of 25) - Lightweight, durable and great for Acrylics, Stains, Varnishes, Crafts, Art • Amazon Business $6.96 2 $13.92
Coats & Clark Dual Duty All-Purpose Thread, 400 Yards/1 Spool of Yarn, Black • Amazon Business $4.57 3 $13.71
Embroidery Machine Stabilizer Backing Tear Away Roll - Light Weight Firm Tearaway 1.5oz - 20" x 25 Yards • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Jacquard Products Soda Ash Dye Fixer 5 Pound • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Outus 15 Pieces Blunt Needles Steel Large-eye Yarn Knitting Needles Sewing Needles, 3 Sizes • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Bulk Buy: DMC Thread Six Strand Embroidery Cotton 8.7 Yards White 117-BLANC (12-Pack) • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52

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