Susanna Anker

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Subject(s):
Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Story (History), Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Myself and my Family (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Materials (Science)
Counties catered for:
Clare, Galway, Limerick
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Susanna has many years experience delivering textile craft workshops to children, adults and those with special needs. Her workshops introduce the children to the world of wool where it comes from and how it is spun, dyed, woven and felted. The children are given the opportunity to spin their own wool and to create their own pencil case, wall-hanging or to making a weaving loom from recycled cardboard! The children examine a selection of traditional wool-spinning tools and a range of sheeps wool skeins, dyed using locally-grown plants. The children also try on a selection of hand-crafted garments made from sheeps wool.

Ideally these activities are undertaken with one group in the morning and another group in the afternoon, however Susanna can cater for larger groups if necessary. A five-series visit gives the children the opportunity to further explore textile craft and encourages them to continue working with yarn at home. Susanna is an accomplished textile artist, specialising in textile crafts and dress-making.

Testimonials

  • "Excellent experience for the pupils, have had Susanna before and would not hesitate in having her again."
  • "Very organised, lots of resources, textiles children delighted with their work."
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  • "The children really enjoyed the sessions with Susanna."

Additional Information

  • Caters for Special Needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities

Contact Details

Phone (Home):
065 905 0972
Mobile:
085 124 3416
Email:
susannaanker@hotmail.com

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