Knitting Class

4 Apr Knitting - the start of a sweater.
Knitting - the start of a sweater.

Knitting – the start of a sweater.

Embroidery.

Embroidery.

Game time.

Game time.

Marbles!

Marbles!

Beautiful Circle Weaving.

Beautiful Circle Weaving.

Just Gorgeous!

Just Gorgeous!

Sewing and Weaving Class

2 Apr It's so cozy!!

Once again things went well!

American Girl Doll Sleeping Bag.

American Girl Doll Sleeping Bag.

Look!  You can roll it up.

Look! You can roll it up.

It's so cozy!!

It’s so cozy!!

Cutting her scarf off the loom.

Cutting her scarf off the loom.

Such a beautiful scarf!

Such a beautiful scarf!

Warping up a loom for her next project.

Warping up a loom for her next project.

Working on a bag.

Working on a bag.

Warping of a loom in process.

Warping of a loom in process.

I can’t wait for our next class to see what they come up with!

Birthday Party!

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Sunday we had such a great time!!  The birthday party was full of smiles and laughs and finished projects!

Practicing on scrap fabric.

Practicing on scrap fabric.

Practicing on scrap fabric.

Practicing on scrap fabric.

Picking their fronts and backs to their owls.

Picking their fronts and backs to their owls.  Then tracing, cutting and sewing on the owl eyes.

Tracing, cutting out, and sewing on owl eyes.

Tux, the distractor always makes her appearance!

Taking a well deserved snack break.

Taking a well deserved snack break.

What a nice snack from the birthday girl's family.

What a nice snack from the birthday girl’s family.

Our outdoor patio.

Our outdoor patio.

Gathering for snack time.

Gathering for snack time.

Enjoying the sun and chatting on our outdoor patio.

Enjoying the sun and chatting on our outdoor patio.

Putting the owls together - getting ready to sew.

Putting the owls together – getting ready to sew.

"Right sides together"

“Right sides together”

Ready to sew.

Ready to sew.

Sewing the owls together.

Sewing the owls together.

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Sewing and Weaving Class

21 Mar New weaving project.

The students in this class are learning so much!  They choose a project and a fiber art and then we work together to make it come to fruition.

Multiple pillows!

Multiple pillows!

Ooh. La. La!  Another project coming off the loom.

Ooh. La. La! Another project coming off the loom.

Scarf finish!

Scarf finish!

Learning the hemstitch.

Learning the hemstitch.

Yeah!  Another finished scarf!

Yeah! Another finished scarf!

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

More pinning and cutting of new sewing projects.

More pinning and cutting of new sewing projects.

More hem stitching!

More hem stitching!

Getting ready to cut out her robe pattern.

Getting ready to cut out her robe pattern.

Lots of weavers in class!

Lots of weavers in class!

New weaving project.

New weaving project.

New project!

New project!

Taking out the waste yarn on her weaving.

Taking out the waste yarn on her weaving.

Woven Scarf Finish.

Woven Scarf Finish.

Fancy, fancy!

Fancy, fancy!

WHEW!!  Such a busy, fun day in class!

Knitting Class

19 Mar Goofing around and having fun!

I’m always saying this, but I can’t believe how much fun we have in knitting class!  For class this week, this student brought an embroidery kit that she had at home and asked for help.  Well…of course!!  All forms of fiber arts are supported here in class.

Learning to transfer an embroidery design to fabric.

Learning to transfer an embroidery design to fabric.

Starting her embroidery - chain stitch.

Starting her embroidery – chain stitch.

Working on putting on the buttons for her coin purse.

Working on putting on the buttons for her coin purse.

Finished!!

Finished!!

Knitting and chatting.

Knitting and chatting.

Headband finish.

Headband finish.

Side of headband to show stitch detail.

Side of headband to show stitch detail.

Starting a new project - a teddy bear.

Starting a new project – a teddy bear.

Goofing around and having fun!

Goofing around and having fun!

Putting on the first color.

Putting on the first color.

More circle weaving.

More circle weaving.

Working on our circle weaving.

Working on our circle weaving.

Done!  So pretty!

Done! So pretty!

Close up of the center.

Close up of the center.

Start of a cowl on circular needles.

Start of a cowl on circular needles.

Knitting the toes of her chick.

Knitting the toes of her chick.

Finger knitting.

Finger knitting.

Finished finger knitted scarf.

Finished finger knitted scarf.

Sewing??

7 Mar TAAA DAAA!!  Another blouse by a 4th grader.

This really is a sewing class.  No, really!

Weavers.

Weavers.

More weavers!

More weavers!

Small bag.

Small bag.

Zipper perfectly installed.

Zipper perfectly installed.

Completely lined!

Completely lined!

TAAA DAAA!!  Another blouse by a 4th grader.

TAAA DAAA!! Another blouse by a 4th grader.

Check out that ribbon trim!

Back of same blouse.

Back of same blouse.

Look at all the support she garners for a great finish!

Look at all the support she garners for a great finish!

A new pet being shared with our class.

A new pet being shared with our class.

It's an alligator lizard.

It’s an alligator lizard.

Tux the distractor makes another appearance.

Tux the distractor makes another appearance.

Hem stitching.

Hem stitching.

Cutting off the loom.

Cutting off the loom.

Cutting off the loom.

Cutting off the loom.

Yes, it’s still a sewing class, but we have taken a bit of a turn for to do some weaving.  Making cloth – not just sewing cloth :o)

This week in knitting.

5 Mar Infinity scarf in the making!

As always, we start out our knitting class with…well…our knitting!

Infinity scarf in the making!

Infinity scarf in the making!

The start to the wattle for her chicken.

The start to the wattle for her chicken.

A coin purse in the making.

A coin purse in the making.

Knitted part of coin purse done!  Measuring for the lining.

Knitted part of coin purse done! Measuring for the lining.

Finishing the painting for our circle weaving.

Finishing the painting for our circle weaving.

Then we have a small break for another yarn related activity.

Measuring the slots for the warp.

Measuring the slots for the warp.

Warping.

Warping.

"Who has that button?" game.

“Who has that button?” game.

Game time – these student LOVE game time!

Back to sewing.

Back to knitting.

Lining being sewn into the coin purse.

Lining being sewn into the coin purse.

Wattle done, comb being started.

Wattle done, comb being started.

Just another fun day at knitting class!

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