Josefina Study outline (6 weeks): Josefina (1824) from New Mexico
The Story is set at Rancho de las Golondrinas.org (NM museum website) in 1824
3/11/14 Book 1: Meet Josefina
Craft- Rebozos, discuss, begin cardboard loom, discuss warp & weft
Snack- Corn Tortillas
3/18/14 Book 2: Josefina Learns a Lesson
Craft- waist pouches-leather with beads & cardboard, discuss Spanish words (printed)
Snack- Goat cheese & tortillas
4/1/14 Book 3- Josefina’s Surprise
Craft- hair combs-with rhinestones, Spanish lesson, Las Posadas
Snack- Hot chocolate with cinnamon
4/8/14 Book 4: Happy Birthday, Josefina!
Craft- coiled pots-with air dry clay, beads to stick on; barter/trade system
Snack- Hot mint tea and sweet cookies
4/15/14 Book 5: Josefina Saves the Day
Craft- whisk brooms, Geography pages
4/22/14 Book 6- Changes for Josefina
Craft-Memory books with wrinkled brown kraft paper, folded white paper & yarn; Lap Loom to try
Snack- Homemade bread
**On-going project: Weaving
“Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer.
He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.
Like a shepherd’s tent my house has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life, and he has cut me off from the loom; day and night you made an end of me.