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Felted Patch

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will needle felt an icon that will become a personalized patch. Students will sew this patch on felt or another item such as a bag, apron, or jacket.

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Lesson Objectives

Student will choose an icon image of personal interest.

Students will engage in the process of needle felting.

Students will create a personalized patch and develop a plan for display.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Guide students in choosing an icon image to create in felt.
  • Demonstrate how to needle felt.
  • Model the proper use of the tools and how to care for the wool.
  • Show how to stitch the patch onto the chosen base.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Wool
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Felting needle
  • Sewing needles (chenille needle size 14/16)
  • Foam pieces
  • Thread
  • Pins (4)

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Steps

Pin Base

Pin the base to the foam. Create tension across the felt.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Needle Felting Tools and Materials

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