Monday, December 1, 2014

Barefoot sandals at Oakhurst Girls' Primary School

This morning a group of girls at Oakhurst Girls' Primary School in Rondebosch had a morning of embroidery, stitching and beading. The project was to make a pair of barefoot sandals.

The Cape Embroiderer's Guild arranged for a group of volunteers to teach some basic embroidery skills such as threading a needle, starting and ending threads, spacing of stitches, straight stitch, buttonhole stitch and how to apply beads. A two hour workshop is not long to do all that but the girls loved it and they turned out some super work.

There are going to be some pretty feet around this summer. Well done girls!

Later.... These photos of the beautiful 'no-shoe shoes' were kindly sent in by Sue Kingma:

If anyone from the workshop has more photos of their completed sandals, do send them to me and I will add them to this blog post. My email address is lynette dot warner at gmail dot com, written in the usual format


  1. Great idea - sounds like a lot of fun and learning with a really pretty result. It's a good photo to finish with.

  2. Thanks Jillian. Good luck with making yours!

  3. Congratulations Lyn on taking this project to a whole new level on your fascinating Blog! How wonderful is this!!!

    1. Hi Toody! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, and such a lovely one too! I think special congratulations are due to you for arranging the fun workshop and especially for your creative energy to make up a unique kit for each participant.