Thursday, 17 December 2009

fodder figures

The use of fodder to make grass figures by children is slowly taking on.
Today I have been shown a small figure made by Hunter who is 7. (see picture here)
Hunter stitched straw into a small person shape then he cut material to make clothing. The eyes are buttons and different coloured wools are used as feet coverings and a head band. His grass figure is carrying a spear. Perhaps he means it to be an aboriginal hunter.
Children at Mooditch School are now skilful a with stitching grasses and reccycled textiles. Aged from 5 to 12 they have sewing skills, Fodder in its way of enjoyment encourages this.