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Classtime Fun!

10 Oct

Today was such a blast in class!  Students were working on all kinds of different things!img_4468

Weaving with pick up sticks!img_4475

These two were…

working on cross stitch projects!

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Attaching a zipper.img_4469

Knitting – one student is starting a scarf, the other is starting a doll.img_4472

This student is cutting out fabric for a tiered and ruffled skirt.  She altered an existing pattern in order to make it the way she wants.img_4473

This student is cutting fabric for a patchwork binding on a blanket.  I love that I am able to have each student make whatever they wish!!

Camp Re-Cap

22 Jul

Last week was super fun!!  We had a knitting and crochet camp in the morning and a sewing camp in the afternoon.  AND of course there was weaving!

 

 

We made lots of crochet stuffed animals!

 

 

We made clothing!

 

 

We made wrist warmers – both knit and crochet!

 

 

A stuffed dog whose tummy was empty and had a zipper installed to become a pajama bag!  All the idea of this student!

 

 

Lots and lots of weaving!

 

 

We made bags and back packs!

Quilted items!

More!

And more!  Looking back at the week, I can’t believe how much we accomplished!!

Fun Knitting!

25 May

So many fun things being created in class!

Spool knitted coaster.

Spool knitted coaster.

Half of the front of a sweater complete!!

Half of the front of a sweater complete!!

Crochet.

Crochet.

Spool knitting.

Spool knitting.

Playing with buttons.

Playing with buttons.

Spool knitted coaster.

Spool knitted coaster.

Monster stuffed toy finished!!  So Cute!

Monster stuffed toy finished!! So Cute!

Working on a scarf.

Working on a scarf.

Learning some new crochet stitches and techniques.

Learning some new crochet stitches and techniques.

Little bear pom pom.

Little bear pom pom.

Braided Headband.

Braided Headband.

Getting better at knitting.

Getting better at knitting.

Working on her chick.

Working on her chick.

More crochet - a scarf.

More crochet – a scarf.

New knitter working hard.

New knitter working hard.

God's Eye.

God’s Eye.

Two tone.

Two tone.

Very classic and muted colors.

Very classic and muted colors.

All of our students made a 4-sided and a 6-sided God's Eye.

All of our students made a 4-sided and a 6-sided God’s Eye.

Love that variegated yarn!

Love that variegated yarn!

Lovely color choices!

Lovely color choices!

Knitting and Sewing continues!

28 Jan

Last week we mixed things up a bit in knitting.  I find that sometimes, especially on warm, sunny days, the kids get restless about half way through class and need a bit of a break.  Knitting for an hour and a half is hard work!

Mr. Smiley!

Mr. Smiley!

Sorry for the blurry photo.  Sometimes it’s hard to photograph someone’s finished project as it is waved in front of the camera – the kids are just so excited about their creations, they can’t hold still!  This student made a pom-pom last week and turned it into a smiley pom-pom this week, which promptly retained the name of “Mr. Smiley”.  So cute!

The Marble Game.

The Marble Game.

About half way through class time, the students were getting a little bit restless so we took a small break and played “The Marble Game”.

Playing.

Playing.

First, I  hand each student a paper towel tube that has been cut in half.  Then I show them a marble and explain the rules of the game.  The object of this game is to work together and keep the marble rolling from person to person without dropping it.IMG_3958

Once the marble has passed from your tube to the next person’s tube, you run from the start of the line to the end and get ready to catch the marble again.  These students had a great time and managed the all-time record of four rounds!

Back to knitting.

Back to knitting.

Then it was back to their knitting!

4th grader Spot Dog.

4th grader Spot Dog.

Sewing was a BLAST!  We saw a huge Spot Dog come to completion.

Close-up.

Close-up.

Isn’t he cute?!

Tux the distractor.

Tux the distractor.

Playing with scraps from his latest project.

Playing with scraps from his latest project.

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