October Half Term: Day One

DAY ONE:

RAINY DAY AROUND THE FIRE!

On day one, Shaun prepared the base for the wooden structure that will be burnt during Cody Dock’s halloween party on Saturday. The children did lots of painting on pieces of wood, which will then be displayed on the wooden structure once it’s complete.

Some children and parents did also some weaving and an eco printing experiment on cotton. The cotton bundles were boiled in a pan on the fire. Tomorrow, we’ll open up the bundles to see if the experiment worked! The children helped make a lovely soup on the fire by chopping up squash, onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and rosemary fresh from the garden.

To end the day, Emma read a story to everyone, which was well and truly appreciated by all the children. The smiles on their faces said it all!

    

        

 

Autumn Candles

On the 11th of October we met at Cody Dock for our regular session. The session was lively with lots of people joining in right from the start. The children and parents/carers started with an embroidery activity using needles, jute and wool. The challenge was to make a bag/case. We also made lots of candles in different shapes, we used everything, even the smallest bit!

We also made some waffles, we attempted to make some lovely looking waffles with an Italian waffle maker, however we had lots of children waiting anxiously for their waffles so we decided to conventional pancakes on the pan as well. It worked out alright in the end thanks to the parents and children who helped make this session a success.

June: It’s all about knitting!

In June Newham Natural Crafts joined World Wide Knit in Public Day! It was a fabulous opportunity to create some shape and to see everyone’s knitting skills at work. This even was open to everyone, knitters and non-knitters. Those who did not know how to knit with needles learnt from those who did, and those who only knew how to knit with needles learnt to finger-knit! It is a beautiful feeling to see people who meet at Cody Dock for the first time share skills, experiences and laughs together.