Archive | April, 2018

Friday Playday

28 Apr

On Fridays I teach a fiber arts class at the Art Center.  It’s super fun and the kids are great.

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Paper mache bowl bases done. Now we need to add fabric.

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Spool knitted tubes ready to be turned into something.

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Adding fabric to our bowls.

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There was fabric that everyone liked!

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Sewing the tube to make a hair scrunchie.

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This one is becoming a coaster.

Another one not pictured, became a bracelet.  These students have so many good ideas!

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Fun times on Wednesday!

27 Apr
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This embroidered Eagle was finished!

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The start of a window seat cover.

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Work on a bean bag cover.

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Happiness!! A room full of students creating.

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Ironing!

Monday in the studio

25 Apr

A whole lot of fun and work happened on Monday!

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A giant “spot dog” was finished. I love all the different fabrics!!

The finishing touches being done.

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A completely lined bag was also finished!

Working on a woven scarf.

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Almost done!! Finishing up all the hand sewing and working on the last little bits.

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Jammie pants finished last week…new project started this week!

Private Lessons

23 Apr

Let’s Go Crafting is offering private lessons!  Private lessons are a great way to get one-on-one time to learn how to use your own machine, perfect a skill or just learn to sew.  For lessons held at our studio, we provide all the supplies.  If we travel to your home we provide a supply list of everything you need.  Both options work really well.  This past Saturday we had a fourth grader join us for a private lesson.

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She learned how to fill her bobbin and insert it, thread the machine, and sew. We also had time to discover and use all her fun specialty stitches.

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The best way to learn to sew is to actually sew! Our student made a pin cushion to use at home and then made a tote bag. She did a fantastic job!

Tween Class

21 Apr

Heard in Friday’s class:  “I LOVE messy art!!”.  We were creating the base for our fabric bowls our of paper mache and the kids were totally involved.

Stay tuned for next week as we add the fabric!!

We also put on the finishing touches to our rainbow fleece scarves.  Everyone made pompoms for the ends of their scarves!  Unfortunately, I did not get any finished pictures of this, but they were very pretty and warm.

Studio Time Wednesday

20 Apr
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Starting bean bag covers.

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Working on embroidery.

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Finishing a first project – a pin cushion.

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Learning to crochet.

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Learning to sew on the machine.

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Hand sewing button eyes.

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Starting a new project.

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Embroidered Eagle in progress.

Lots of Finishes!

18 Apr

Monday in the studio was an exciting day!

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Backpack with added pocket and braided straps.

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Fun rainbow jammie pants!! They just happen to match her headband!

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Quilted over-the-shoulder bag with zipper, inside pockets and a magnetized flap.

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Closeup detail of the back quilting and the zipper.

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Closeup detail of the front flap.

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Braiding the straps for her backpack.

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Putting the finishing touches on jammie pants.

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Quilted bag done, next project beginning.

I love working in the studio!  There is so much energy and excitement here!

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