Needle and ThREAD

Stitching for Literacy School Visits

Cross stitch bookmark by SuperMo for Stitching for LiteracyCross stitch bookmark by Super Mo. Finished using a Funk & Weber Designs / Stitching for Literacy quick-finish method.

I have an idea. Actually, I have several ideas. Shocking, isn’t it?

You know how authors do school visits to teach and inspire writing? One of my writing partners does them, and I, myself, have done a couple. Where I live is not conducive to in-person visits because there’s only one nearby school, so travel time and expenses are high.

I know some authors who do virtual visits through Skype or other digital means. I’ve never done that. I don’t even own a computer video camera. But I could get one.

I’m always encouraging you S4L readers to take your needlework into a local classroom or library and get the kids started stitching. Well, I think it’s time I practice what I preach: I’d like to put together a virtual Stitching for Literacy school/library visit. To help make it happen, I think I’ll use the Monday accountability posts to set goals and mark progress on this project.

My first goal is to do some research. I want to talk with some librarians, teachers, school occupational therapists, and random others to find out if they think this is a good idea and what the program should contain to provide maximum educational benefit and inspiration.

My goal this week is to e-talk with my first librarian/teacher/OT. Maybe a second and third one, too.

So, tell me, do you think virtual school visits to teach embroidery in classrooms and libraries is a good idea? What should my program contain to provide the best benefit to all involved?

What’s your goal for this week?

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