The big project for my university class is to make a product that is either personally or professionally useful and uses skills from textile crafts and technical crafts (wood and metal work.) The final product can be 2 projects, one made of soft materials or textiles and one made of metal or wood or a combination of the two, or one project that incorporates textiles and metal and/or wood.
Project Idea: When I arrived in Finland I had only a waist length down jacket. I found that the front of my upper legs got really cold when I was walking around outside. The back of my legs and my lower legs didn't get as cold. Could I make something that protects my upper legs from the cold, goes over my pants and is easy to get on and off?
Personal Development Goal: Make a project using sewing techniques because I don't have a lot of experience with sewing.
I am a high school art teacher from Boulder Valley School District in Colorado studying craft education in Jyvaskyla, Finland. I am in Finland through a grant from the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching program and the Fulbright Finland Foundation.