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Wednesday Happenings

22 Feb

We have a finished knitted project!

We have an in progress sewing project.  This one is soon to be complete!!

The start of a new sewing project and a crochet project in the background.

Fabulous embroidery.

More embroidery on the front of a hoodie.

Lots of knitting!  We have just about everything!

We’re Back!

2 Dec

Our classes did not meet last week because of Thanksgiving break, but it was fabulous to be back creating today!

Another quilt to donate!

Another quilt to donate!

Starting a quilt.

Starting a quilt.

Working away!

Working away!

More sewing.

More sewing.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Weaving.

Weaving.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

Ironing.

Ironing.

Starting a crochet afghan.

Starting a crochet afghan.

Fabulous Finished Projects!

19 Oct

These students have been working away with such enthusiasm!!

4th grader blouse.

4th grader blouse.

Quilted bag in process.

Quilted bag in process.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

Dog Pillowcase.

Dog Pillowcase.

4th grader jammie pants.

4th grader jammie pants.

3rd grader Cat Pillowcase.

3rd grader Cat Pillowcase.

4th grader headband.

4th grader headband.

5th grader headband.

5th grader headband.

5th grader crochet scrunchie.

5th grader crochet scrunchie.

5th grader completely lined book bag.

5th grader completely lined book bag.

2nd day of Knitting Camp

30 Jun

WOW!  That’s all I can say about today!  Everyone worked really hard and had lots of fun.  They completed projects, started projects, mastered skills and much more.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Making paper pulp bowls.

Making paper pulp bowls.

More paper pulp bowl.

More paper pulp bowl.

It's gooey!

It’s gooey!

Bowls outside to dry.

Bowls outside to dry.

Hair bow.

Hair bow.

Knitting and Crochet Camp!

29 Jun

Our first day of knitting and crochet camp was fabulous!

Happy students!

Happy students!

Working hard.

Working hard.

Finished pieces for a stuffed animal.

Finished pieces for a stuffed animal.

New crocheter.

New crocheter.

Crocheter.

Crocheter.

Snack Time!

Snack Time!

Hair bow.

Hair bow.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Granny square in progress.

Granny square in progress.

Hair scrunchie in progres.

Hair scrunchie in progres.

Small stuffed animal.

Small stuffed animal.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Stuffed animals in progress.

Stuffed animals in progress.

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

Knitting and Crochet

28 Feb

I am continually amazed at what our students can do – and WANT to do.  I am so lucky to be able to teach to students who truly are engaged and excited about their art.  We do so much knitting and crochet (that is what this class is all about!), but we also do so many other things.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Making a small wallet.

Working on her stuffed animal

Working on her stuffed animal

Learning to read patterns with notations like:  K2tog and kfb – not an easy task!

Scarf making.

Scarf making.

It takes a long time to make a scarf.

Starting the circle weaving project.

Starting the circle weaving project.

I was inspired by an art teacher named Cassis Stephens.  She taught this circle weaving class to her students. It looked like so much fun that I decided to bring it to our students.

Painting our backgrounds.

Painting our backgrounds.

Our bases look like this.

Our bases look like this.

Finishing up.

Finishing up.

Finished base.

Finished base.

Aren’t the bases for our circle weaving beautiful!  Just wait until they add the details and then some weaving to them.

Hop scotch today for break.

Hop scotch today for break.

These students really love to play hopscotch.  It appears that this is an “old time” game because while they knew some of the basics, they really didn’t know how to play.  I happily taught them the rules and away they went.

They LOVE hopscotch!

They LOVE hopscotch!

Sometimes, they are having so much fun, it is hard to get them to stop playing and come back to knit or crochet.

4th grade crochet headband.

4th grade crochet headband.

Loom knitting.

Loom knitting.

We don’t always knit with knitting needles.  This student brought her knitting loom to class to work on.

Close up for stitch detail - Lovely!

Close up for stitch detail – Lovely!

Spool knitting.

Spool knitting.

Spool knitting continues to be a huge hit.

Weaving boards - for bookmarks.

Weaving boards – for bookmarks.

I made these weaving boards for noon art and held back a few for knitting class.  They make perfect bookmarks after being taken off the board!  The best part?  These boards can be used over and over again and are made with recycled (cereal boxes) cardboard.

Making a cowl on circular needles.

Making a cowl on circular needles.

REALLY?  A 10 year old knitting on circular needles?!  Yes!

More spool knittin.

More spool knitting.

More knitting.

More knitting.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

WOO HOO!!  The head is done!

WOO HOO!! The head is done!

Now the start of the beak.

Now the start of the beak.

More weaving boards.

More weaving boards.

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Adding details to our circle weaving backgrounds.

Adding details to our circle weaving backgrounds.

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Details being added.

Details being added.

Hearts!

Hearts!

Lots of color and lots of detials!

Lots of color and lots of details!

I can’t wait until the bases are finished so that they can start the warping and weaving!

Knitting Class

10 Jan

Knitting classes continue to be a source of fun and entertainment for our students!  We do so many things in addition to knitting in this class.

3rd grader slipper finish.

3rd grader slipper finish.

First up though is a pair of VERY cute slippers!!

Start of a pom-pom

Start of a pom-pom

We also made pom-poms and although they can be made by one person alone, it is much more fun to make them with a friend.

Pom-pom in process.

Pom-pom in process.

Pom-pom finish!

Pom-pom finish!

Pom-pom made using only her fingers and yarn :o)

4th grade granny square.

4th grade granny square.

The student who made these learned them in one lesson.

4th grade granny square.

4th grade granny square.

She decided she wanted to make another one.  Isn’t this lovely, the stitches and tension are all so even – I couldn’t have done any better.

3rd grader knitted strap for a bag.

3rd grader knitted strap for a bag.

Learning to crochet.

New knitting start.

New start.

New start.

More pom-poms!

More pom-poms!

Another pom-pom start.

Another pom-pom start.

Pom-poms were the order of the day!

Crochet project start.

Crochet project start.

Finger weaving.

Finger weaving.

As you can see, even though this is a knitting class, we learn so much more during our time together – crochet, finger weaving, spool knitting, pom-pom making – really anything yarn related.  The kids really have so much fun!

Moving right along with our crochet projects

16 Jul

Today everyone was really on the ball!

8th grade schrunchie - he made this for his sister.

8th grade schrunchie – he made this for his sister.

So many hair scrunchies completed today that it was very easy to move on to the more advanced projects!

Beautifully colored hair scrunchie.

Beautifully colored hair scrunchie.

I love these colors!

A lovely day to work outside on the patio.

A lovely day to work outside on the patio.

Most of the campers decided to work outside this morning.  The weather was totally perfect!

Hair scrunchie.

Hair scrunchie.

She was so happy to finish this.  These are not easy for the beginning crocheter.

Hair scrunchie

Hair scrunchie

Another hair scrunchie.

Another hair scrunchie.

Playing with the local wildlife.

Playing with the local wildlife.

Two scrunchies finished at the same time.

Two scrunchies finished at the same time.

Everyone finished their hair scrunchies this morning and started their next projects.  Last week, most of the campers chose the beaded headband, this week there are quite a few different projects started.  Several hats (granny square and half double crochet), bags, and one beaded headband.  I can’t wait for tomorrow!!

 

 

 

2nd week of Crochet Camp

15 Jul

This is the second week of Crochet Camp for Let’s Go Crafting and we have a whole new group of enthusiastic new crocheters.  All but one were brand new to crocheting this morning.  But by the end of our three hours they were doing great!

Discussing important "things"

Discussing important “things”

There was such a lot of great work going on today!

Chattin' and crochetin'

Chattin’ and crochetin’

Fun yarn, a new skill, what could be better?

3rd grader's lovely new shoelaces!

3rd grader’s lovely new shoelaces!

This camper already knew how to crochet, but she learned a better way to hold her yarn and hook so that her next projects will be easier to complete.

6th grade shoelaces.

6th grade shoelaces.

6th grade shoelaces.

6th grade shoelaces.

8th grade shoelaces.

8th grade shoelaces.

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Enjoying snack time outside.

Enjoying snack time outside.

This is such a great time for the campers!  They make new friendships and bond together.

The pre-dyeing yarn soak.

The pre-dyeing yarn soak.

We dyed yarn again this week because the campers really love this activity.  We soak the yarn first because the wet yarn takes up the dye better.

Dyeing yarn - it never gets old.

Dyeing yarn – it never gets old.

More shoelaces.

More shoelaces.

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Yahoo!!  I'm finished!

Yahoo!! I’m finished!

Every single camper finished their shoelaces today!!  What a great day at camp!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final day of week one crochet camp

12 Jul

Today was our final day together for this camp.  I am going to miss these campers!!  They are so hardworking – no one wanted to take a break today – they just kept on working!

Crochet Amigurumi Panda Bear Head by 10 year old

I Crochet Amigurumi Panda Bear Head by 10 year old

I found those doll eyes at JoAnn’s last night and just had to get them.  Don’t they look so cute on her stuffed bear?  She was thrilled with them.

Amigurumi Penguin Body

Amigurumi Penguin Body

Amigurumi penguin in the making.  This is the body and she is almost done.  I sent her home with supplies to finish up and also with instructions to call or stop by if she needs help.

Beaded headband made by 7 year old

Beaded headband made by 7 year old

This camper worked so hard to master the half double crochet stitch needed to make this headband.  As you can see, she did a fabulous job!

All my campers took home the necessary supplies to finish their projects.  They also know that I am always available to help them if they hit a snag and need help with something.  My primary goal for them is to feel successful and have a great first crocheting experience so that they continue – anything I can do to make that happen I will do!  See you next time :o)

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