Sewing and Knitting Class

17 Sep

It’s time for another class of sewing and knitting and I haven’t even posted from last week!!  So many good things to come from Let’s Go Crafting.  A Halloween Workshop is being offered – I can’t wait to see what each student comes up with!  American Girl Clothing workshops, Holiday Ornament workshops and more to come.

But…let me get to the important stuff for now!  What went on in last week’s classes?

Collaborating.

Collaborating.

Cutting of new projects.

Cutting of new projects.

Fabric selection and pinning.

Fabric selection and pinning.

More cutting.

More cutting.

Sewing.

Sewing.

More sewing - this is the insertion of a zipper.

More sewing – this is the insertion of a zipper.

Chattin' and knittin'

Chattin’ and knittin’

More knitting.

More knitting.

Part of a finished bow.

Part of a finished bow.

Casting on.

Casting on.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Spool knitting at break time.

Spool knitting at break time.

A spool knitted bracelet!

A spool knitted bracelet!

Knitting and Sewing Classes

9 Sep

We had a great first day of classes last Wednesday.  All the students came to class ready and excited to learn and explore!

Chatting about projects.

Chatting about projects.

First rows and making sure the stitch count is correct.

First rows and making sure the stitch count is correct.

A 4th grader measuring her hat that is being knit in the round on circular needles.

A 4th grader measuring her hat that is being knit in the round on circular needles.

Working hard.

Working hard.

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New projects being started in sewing class!

New projects being started in sewing class!

We had a fabulous time and I can’t wait until tomorrow for our second class!

Fall Schedule is Here!!

13 Aug
2014-2015 Class Schedule.

2014-2015 Class Schedule.

Amazing Projects To The Very End!

8 Aug

Campers were working hard today to finish their projects!  Those that had finished yesterday, started new projects and most of them finished as well!

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

4th grader mini puppy.

4th grader mini puppy.

3rd grader pieced pillow.

3rd grader pieced pillow.

6th grader "Spot" dog.

6th grader “Spot” dog.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader pillow.

5th grader blanket.

5th grader blanket.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader mini bunny (palm sized)

4th grader mini bunny (palm sized)

5th grader bunny.

5th grader bunny.

3rd grader bunny.

3rd grader bunny.

4th grader bean bag.

4th grader bean bag.

"Kate" the dog.

“Kate” the dog.

Even Kate made an appearance today!  She was sleeping so peacefully, but one of the campers felt she might be a little cold so they gave her a “blanket”.

This was our last class for the summer.  Stay tuned for our fall class schedule!

 

So Much Sewing!

7 Aug

We are having a super fun time each and every day in camp!

Pin cushions.

Pin cushions.

These are our pin cushions that we made with our colored fabric.

Pin Cushions.

Pin Cushions.

Aren’t they beautiful?!

6th grader quilt.

6th grader quilt.

Break time with "Tangerine" the hamster.

Break time with “Tangerine” the hamster.

Hand Sewing with broken fingers!!

Hand sewing with broken fingers!!

Tux taking a break on the waistband of an apron.

Tux taking a break on the waistband of an apron.

Tux taking a break - she needed a blanket to be truly comfortable.

Tux taking a break – she needed a blanket to be truly comfortable.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader designed bag.

4th grader designed bag.

7th grader heart pillow and seal stuffie.

7th grader heart pillow and seal stuffie.

5th grader apron.

5th grader apron.

We celebrated a birthday today in camp!  Happy Birthday!!

We celebrated a birthday today in camp! Happy Birthday!!

Sewing and chatting.

Sewing and chatting.

Working on projects.

Working on projects.

5th grader puppy.

5th grader puppy.

4th grader puppy.

5th grader puppy.

4th grader puppy bed with a pillow.

5th grader puppy bed with a pillow.

3rd grader quilt.

3rd grader quilt.

4th grader quilted pillow.

4th grader quilted pillow.

7th grader bubble letters.

7th grader bubble letters.

3rd grader mini-panda.

3rd grader mini-panda.

Close-up of mini-panda.

Close-up of mini-panda.

5th grader pillow.

5th grader pillow.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

PHEW!  WOW!!  These students are busy, busy, busy!

Rhythm

5 Aug

Today in sewing camp we all settled into a really good rhythm.  All the students know where everything is kept, they know how to use the sewing machines and they have fun projects that they are working on.

"Spot" to dog head.

“Spot” the dog head.

Little Duckie.

Little Duckie.

Student designed handbag.

Student designed handbag.

Quilt progress.

Quilt progress.

Beautiful quilt layout.

Beautiful quilt layout.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Tux napping on handbag straps.

Tux napping on handbag straps.

Sewing on machines.

Sewing on machines.

Hand sewing.

Sewing by hand.

Just a regular fun day at camp!

Another Week of Sewing Camp Begins!

4 Aug

Today we started our last week of sewing camp for the summer.

New students learning to use the machines.

New students learning to use the machines.

Students new to our sewing classes usually spend the first 15 minutes or so learning to work our sewing machines.

Sewing.

Sewing.

Once the students are comfortable on the machines, they start their projects.

Finishing up.

Finishing up.

Students who were here last week continue to work on things that they started previously.

Creating new patterns.

Creating new patterns.

This student saw a pillow that I had knit and she wants to make a fabric one just like it.  Here she is drafting a pattern for her idea.

New projects.

New projects.

Everyone is working on something different.  These students all get to choose whatever project they want.  They then pick fabric and get started.

"Tux"

“Tux”

Except for Tux, who obviously needs rest and the yarn basket is the perfect place to take a nap!

Tux getting some attention.

Tux getting some attention.

Tux is never without someone paying attention to her and she loves it!

Coloring fabric with permanent markers and rubbing alcohol.

Coloring fabric with permanent markers and rubbing alcohol.

After break time we worked on creating some fun fabric which will be turned into pincushions.

More pincushion fabric.

More pincushion fabric.

4th grader couch and pillow.

4th grader couch and pillow.

Some students just use their imaginations when making projects.  Here we have a couch and pillow.

4th grader "face" pillow.

4th grader “face” pillow.

This is so cute!  The face is totally freehand.

3rd grader sachet.

3rd grader sachet.

5th grader sachet.

5th grader sachet.

7th grader sachet.

7th grader sachet.

6th grader sachet.

6th grader sachet.

4th grader pocket.

4th grader pocket.

This student decided to make something on her own.  She created a pocket with a handle – how very creative and original!

4th grader cyclops bunny!

4th grader cyclops bunny!

This is also a student original!  Pretty cute!

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