Tactile books are a very useful tool for learning and exploring the world. With the help of such books, children can get acquainted with numbers and letters, geometric shapes, plants and animals. Every year on November 13, Kindness Day and International Day of the Blind are celebrated all over the world. Therefore, the studio-workshop of textile design "Red Sarafan" of the TCS "Kuntsevo", which works under the direction of Elena Feodosyevna Voronova, decided to make tactile books and donate them to blind children. The craftswomen of the "Red Sarafan" are engaged in patchwork in Russian technique. It is distinguished from quilt and patchwork by the use of mostly simple shapes: stripes, triangles, squares. The tactile books sewn in the "Red Sarafan" are attractive and bright, made in a patchwork technique from fragments that are harmoniously combined with each other. As Elena Feodosievna herself says, if children are blind, this does not mean that something not very beautiful can be done for them. - Such manuals for children are not made just like that - there are methods, we specially studied them - including from blind teachers. Everything should be done very carefully, stitches one to one, nothing traumatic. Therefore, we make tactile books as carefully as possible. And also, see the pigtail at the bottom of the page? She's here for a reason. Thus, we mark the bottom of the page, - explains Elena Feodosievna. In tactile books that are sewn in the "Red Sundress", all elements are attached to magnetic buttons. Children can take them off, swap them as they please, and also complete tasks in a separate field where certain items can be collected. - For example, the teacher may ask the child to select all triangles or squares. The child will attach all these figures to the field for work, and complete the task, - explains the head of the "Red Sarafan". The craftswomen prepared books on various topics to be passed on to the children. But this is not all the gifts that the guys are waiting for. Craftsmen also made a guide for studying three-dimensional figures. In a dense quilted box (which, by the way, is also sewn by hand, and it is not the frame, but the stitch that gives it hardness) hidden textile figures - a cylinder, a cone, balls, cubes. - The child will be able to pick up such figures, and it is easy to understand what is a cube and what is a cylinder. These manuals are also made of matching elements - everything should be beautiful! - Elena Feodosievna explained. Books and manuals made by the "Red Sundress" are suitable even for the youngest students who strive to try everything "by the teeth": all this is made of safe materials without the use of glue and toxic materials, and tactile books can be washed. So that parents and teachers can do not worry about young students - the materials are suitable for any type of interaction with them, and if some embarrassment does occur, then the books can be easily cleaned. Elena Feodosievna and the craftswomen of the "Red Sarafan" are sure that blind and visually impaired people are different from us, but we have something to learn from them. Therefore, the works made for such children are made with great love and respect. And this is noticeable right away: I want to offer tactile books to any child and even show them to adults. They are made with delicacy and taste so that anyone who gets their hands on them will get a real pleasure. The head of the workshop club modestly admits that he and the needlewomen have been dealing with cloth books for several years. But this is not the only difficult task that faced them: the craftswomen sew patchwork clothes, caskets, toys, and panels with complex subjects - from ditties to fairy tales based on illustrations by Tatyana Mavrina. Photo courtesy of the club-workshop of textile design "Red Sarafan".
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