Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Bread and butter the old fashioned way

Year 7 Wairau students making bread and butter the old fashioned way.
Students put themselves back in time 150 years ago and role played making damper and butter labour intensively - by hand, kneading their dough, shaking cream in a jar (butter churn), pretending they had chopped wood for their fire (ovens). That's after milking the cow, collecting the eggs and feeding the animals on their smallholding.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Hobsonville Cushions


Check out these cute, clever, colourful, cushions! 

Today the Hobsonville School Year 7 students completed and took home their own designed cushions, made in Fabric Technology at Wairau Intermediate over the past 7 weeks.
The students created their own designs and used recycled fabrics (kindly donated by Warwick Fabrics) and felted wool. They were stuffed with clean and recycled wadding.
They learnt to use a sewing machine for straight stitching their seams and neatened raw edges with zig zag stitching. They also learnt to lock all their stitching to stop it unravelling!
They learnt to hand sew, using running stitch to applique' their designs onto their cushions, slip stitch to close their cushions, and how to sew on a button.
They all now hold a sewing machine license so there is no stopping them! Go forth and create!


Welcome to Food and Fabric Technology at Wairau

Welcome viewers!!! Check out our creative side here at Wairau Intermediate in the Food and Fabric Workshops.


Mrs Gordon and Mrs Steven will be letting you in on all the exciting things students are making and creating in their classes through explanations, pictures and videos on this blog.


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