Students in several Mesa, Arizona schools created these layered fiber pieces to tell of their experiences living in the Sonoran Desert. Be sure to check out the other examples and read more on the project's webpage here.
Many curricula include the study of students' states and environments - this would be a great project for any of you teachers or volunteer parents/grandparents out there who work with fabric. It looks like the applique pieces could be attached as I do, with Steam-A-Seam 2, or even fabric glue. A sewing machine was used with these, adding some great texture. If no machine could be brought in for the students to use, hand embroidery stitches could be taught - but wouldn't it be great to give all those boys and girls the chance to use a sewing machine! I know my middle school students loved it when they got to use the one I'd sometimes bring in.
Happy Creating! Have a great weekend and stay safe if you're in the path of Hurricane Irene. Deborah