Martin & Sylvia "Knitting From the Beginning"

Martin & Sylvia "Knitting From the Beginning"

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This is an hour-long "Martin & Sylvia" story divided into three parts!  The story includes lots of wool craft projects, including knitting, working with wool, spinning yarn and finger knitting, and centers on a class brother and sister take with a magical woman named Miss Melinda.

Ages 3+

About the Stories

Part One: "The Spunderful Shop"

"The Spunderful Shop" is the name of shop brother and sister discover during the annual Art Walk. Walking into the Spunderful Shop is like walking into a fairyland of bright sparkling colors and delightful little creatures - all made of knitted and felted wool. When they find out that Miss Melinda, the proprietor of The Spunderful Shop, teaches classes, Martin and Sylvia are very excited!

Part Two: "How to Be a Sheep"

Martin, who already knows how to knit, learns that working with yarn is much more than just making things. He and Sylvia work with Miss Melinda's sheep - they shear, card, comb and then spin the wool into yarn. And in doing so learn that spinning and knitting is most enjoyable when you are peaceful and slow - like a sheep!

Part Three: "The Fairy Poke"

Sylvia is nervous about learning to knit. She thinks that it might be too hard for her until Miss Melinda chooses the perfect project for her - a fairy poke. These little satchels are the best way to carry something close to Sylvia's heart - fairy gifts!