I forgot to put up a post last night. I had been researching the new National Curriculum and am now so thoroughly depressed and disillusioned that it will take some time to recover. On their site you can have your say, BUT, only if you register, so you can be traced, and only if you agree with what has already been decided. The response is structured so that you can only respond to closed questions and there is nowhere where you can express an opinion. These changes take education back to the same format it was in the 1950's and 1960's. Time to go. I love teaching but I believe these changes are going to stifle creativity and innovation and make school a very unpleasant place for 60% to 80% of our students, not to mention what it will do to our teachers.
Now to more pleasant thing. Another piece from the Embroiderers Guild (Qld) exhibition. These silk pajamas are imbued with love.
This is the story that accompanied thems.
In 1951 she came to Australia and married Harry after receiving special permission because she was under age. The pajamas were made for Harry. Maroula's grandmother grew the silk cocoons in her mulberry trees and wove the material on her loom with cotton on the bottom and the silk thread on the top. Maroula sewed the cloth and embroidered it. All was worked on Cyprus.