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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.

Last Day of Sewing Camp this week.

26 Jun

Today was  our last day of camp for the week.  Everyone was laughing and talking and working on their projects.

Headband.

Headband.

Cute bug.

Cute bug.

Playing with Tux.

Playing with Tux.

Tux toy made by a student.

Tux toy made by a student.

Pillow.

Pillow.

Cat Pillowcase.

Cat Pillowcase.

Headband.

Headband.

Bunny for me from a very sweet student.

Bunny for me from a very sweet student.

Face pillow.

Face pillow.

Mini owl.

Mini owl.

So cute!

So cute!

Lined bookbag.

Lined bookbag.

Bowl of bunnies.

Bowl of bunnies.

Bear pillow.

Bear pillow.

Owl.

Owl.

Lined bookbag.

Lined bookbag.

"Inside" of the lined bookbag.

“Inside” of the lined bookbag.

Our Students Are AMAZING!!!

25 Jun

I simply cannot believe how quickly all these students have learned to sew!  They are amazing and focused and extremely creative!

Bunny.

Bunny.

New Project.

New Project.

Working on a bug face.

Working on a bug face.

Sewing non-stop.  She didn't even stop for snack time!

Sewing non-stop. She didn’t even stop for snack time!

Hand sewing and pinning.

Hand sewing and pinning.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

Hand Sewing.

Hand Sewing.

Butterfly.

Butterfly.

Bunny.

Bunny.

Frog.

Frog.

New Project-Headband.

New Project-Headband.

Working away.

Working away.

Pinning - almost done!

Pinning – almost done!

Owl.

Owl.

Bean bags.

Bean bags.

Cute face.

Cute face.

Another cute face!

Another cute face!

More Sewing Fun!

24 Jun

Incredibly, we seemed to have had even MORE fun today in camp!

Elephant and Lamb.

Elephant and Lamb.

Bunny.

Bunny.

Choosing fabrics for bean bags.

Choosing fabrics for bean bags.

Working on a project.

Working on a project.

Owl.

Owl.

Fun bean bag.

Fun bean bag.

Quilt.

Quilt.

New projects.

New projects.

New project.

New project.

Working together.

Working together.

Rainbow Owl bags of their own design.

Rainbow Owl bags of their own design.

Bean bag.

Bean bag.

Close up of bean bag face.

Close up of bean bag face.

Mother/Child Workshop

7 May

We are now hosting mother/child workshops at Let’s Go Crafting’s studio.  The most recent one was so much fun!  They chose the Lined Book Bag for their project.

All fabrics cut and placed on our worktable.

All fabrics cut and placed on our worktable.

We always prepare carefully for our workshops.  All tools and necessary items are placed within easy reach on our work table.

Purring the bags together.

Putting the bags together.

The students first pick their fabrics and then we get right down to pinning and sewing.  “Tux the distractor” usually gets into the mix asking for attention.

Sewing, sewing, sewing.

Sewing, sewing, sewing.

There are more than enough sewing machines for everyone to work at the same time.

WOW!

WOW!

Check out these bags!  I had some very fun designer fabrics on hand and decided to offer these for this project.  Don’t they look fabulous?!

They all turned out great!

They all turned out great!

Happy kids.

Happy kids.

The mommies stayed in the back ground and let the kids take center stage for this photo.

Designer fabrics.

Designer fabrics.

I really loved this fabric and was happy it was used for such a nice bag.  Contact us to schedule your mother/child workshop.

Dyeing Yarn

5 May

We had a great time in knitting class!

The start of a sweater.

The start of a sweater.

Spool knitting.

Discussing their knitting.

New knitter working on her project.

New knitter working on her project.

3rd grade headband.

3rd grade headband.

Working on a stuffed bear.

Working on a stuffed bear.

Enjoying knitting with friends.

Enjoying knitting with friends.

Getting ready to dye yarn - wearing fancy aprons.

Getting ready to dye yarn – wearing fancy aprons.

Arranging yarn on their plates.

Arranging yarn on their plates.

Starting to dye.

Starting to dye.

So much fun!

So much fun!

They really took their time.

They really took their time.

So pretty!

So pretty!

Great color combinations!

Great color combinations!

Just wait until you see how it all turned out!

Birthday Party!

31 Mar

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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Knitting Class

19 Mar

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

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)

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!

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