Tag Archives: woven fabrics

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.

First Classes for the Fall

3 Sep

We had a fantastic time yesterday!!  Our fall classes started up and the enthusiasm and excitement running through the studio was like an electric current.

Working on a long-term project.

Working on a long-term project.

Some students are finishing projects started at the end of the school year…

Starting new projects.

Starting new projects.

Other students are working on new things…

Starting new projects.

Starting new projects.

Everyone was having so much fun!

Collaborating.

Collaborating.

I love that the students discuss their project choices and fabric choices with one another.

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Such a fun and fabulous day!

2nd Day of Sewing Camp

7 Jul

It has been totally amazing to see what these students have been creating!  I LOVE working with them!

Hand Sewing - making clothes for little stuffed animals.

Hand Sewing – making clothes for little stuffed animals.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

Snack Time!

Snack Time!

Learning about animation from the college daughter.

Learning about animation from the college daughter.

Hand sewing.

Hand sewing.

Painting our glue batik projects.

Painting our glue batik projects.

Adding paint to our batik projects.

Adding paint to our batik projects.

Painting.

Painting.

An owl purse.

An owl purse.

Close up of the cute owl purse.

Close up of the cute owl purse.

Ribbon braided handle for the owl purse.

Ribbon braided handle for the owl purse.

Bed for her little animal.

Bed for her little animal.

Scarf and little bean bag animal.

Scarf and little bean bag animal.

A New Week of Sewing Camp!

6 Jul

Monday has rolled around again and a new camp is starting.  This week it is sewing and our new group of students are fabulous!

8th grader drafting her own pattern for a tulip purse.

8th grader drafting her own pattern for a tulip purse.

Snack time!

Snack time!

8th grader headband.

8th grader headband.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Doing embroidery.

Doing embroidery.

Hand sewing.

Hand sewing.

Tux the distractor.

Tux the distractor.

Having fun with the fabric.

Having fun with the fabric.

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!

A Couple of Great Finished Projects!

2 May

Our sewing class has been hard at work finishing up some of their projects.

3rd grade mobius scarf.

3rd grade mobius scarf.

4th grade "K" pillow.

4th grade “K” pillow.

3rd grade pillow case.

3rd grade pillow case.

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)

Sewing and Weaving

26 Feb

I am so excited about what has been going on in the sewing studio lately!!  We have had many finishes:

6th grader blouse front.

6th grader blouse front.

6th grader blouse back.

6th grader blouse back.

These shirts are quite complicated.  They are not “kid” patterns, they are real patterns.  The front of the bodice is totally lined and has interfacing in it.  There are pleats – both front and back and it is sewn on knit fabric.  Job Well Done!

3rd grader puppy.

3rd grader puppy.

This little puppy is done completely by hand!  Isn’t he cute?!

3rd grader woven scarf.

3rd grader woven scarf.

He wove this scarf for his mom!

4th grader blouse front.

4th grader blouse front.

4th grader blouse back.

4th grader blouse back.

These blouses are coming out so lovely.  Lots of hard work and lots of time go into these.  Great work!

4th grader bag.

4th grader bag.

The bag in use.

The bag in use.

This bag posed it’s own set of difficulties for this student.  She chose some gorgeous fabric, but it is a very fluffy fleece and is very hard to sew on.  But she persevered and it turned out beautifully!

Friends!

Friends!

Celebrating her blouse finish.

Starting on a new project.

Starting on a new project.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Learning to weave.

Learning to weave.

Another weaver!

Another blouse almost done!

Another blouse almost done!

Finishing up a scarf for her mom.

Finishing up a scarf for her mom.

Our current class.

Our current class.

They were taking a little break and I was able to capture them – such a happy crowd.

Sewing, Knitting and Weaving!

4 Feb

We are continuing to have so much fun and create so many great items in class!

Getting started in class.

Getting started in class.

The beginning of class is such a fun time.  The students set out their projects and talk with one another about what they are working on.

Making progress.

Making progress.

Everyone is making such great progress on their projects!

"Cyclops" pom-pom

“Cyclops” pom-pom

This pom-pom was not quite complete, but was named “Cyclops”.  Isn’t that the cutest?  It was finished – another smiley face pom-pom and then gifted to one of the teachers at our school.

One student helping another to crochet.

One student helping another to crochet.

One of the things that naturally occurs in our classes is an overall sense of helpfulness.  Here it is being demonstrated by one student helping another with her crochet.

The Balloon Game.

The Balloon Game.

At break time we played a game with a balloon.

Don't let the balloon touch the ground.

Don’t let the balloon touch the ground.

Adding a second balloon.

Adding a second balloon.

Once they had accomplished keeping the one balloon in the air, we added a second balloon!!

So proud of this student!

So proud of this student!

This student went home last week and made herself a tote bag!  With help from her mom, she sewed this up – gotta LOVE it when these creative students have such supportive parents!!

Inside of tote bag.

Inside of tote bag.

Check out that cute fabric and the little pocket.

Two more students weaving.

Two more students weaving.

When knitting class is over, it is time for sewing class to begin.  Or is it???  We have two more new weavers in the sewing class!  I am so excited for these students to be able to learn so many fiber skills.

Winding a shuttle and sewing.

Winding a shuttle and sewing.

Cutting interfacing.

Cutting interfacing.

Stuffing her project.

Stuffing her project.

Weaving with ribbon yarn.

Weaving with ribbon yarn.

I was a little reluctant to let this student weave with ribbon yarn.  Not because it’s difficult, but because it is really “fiddly”.  Meaning it’s a little time consuming to get all the ribbon bits to come out the front of the warp threads.  I shouldn’t have worried on bit!!  The fiddly bits do not seem to bother this student at all!  And it looks simply fabulous!

Working on a little zippered pouch.

Working on a little zippered pouch.

Her shirt is almost done!

Her shirt is almost done!

These shirts that the kids are making are not all that easy.  These are real patterns with many steps.  The bodice of this shirt is fully lined.  All that is left on it is the arms and the hems!  Great job!

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