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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.

Sewing Class

6 Dec

Sewing classes at Let’s Go Crafting are always amazing because our students are amazing.  The things that they create and think up are so fabulous!

4th grader finished shorts!

4th grader finished shorts!

This 4th grader finished his shorts today!

5th grader sewing a knit top.

5th grader sewing a knit top.

Working with knit fabric is not an easy thing to do, but this 5th grader is making great progress.

4th grader sewing shorts.

4th grader sewing shorts.

Once this student saw his classmate making some shorts, he knew he also needed a pair!

Group of sewers hand sewing.

Group of  hand sewers.

These students are working together on their projects.  They are all at a point where there is some hand sewing and it’s just so much more fun to do this and chat at the same time.

4th grader "E" pillow.

4th grader “E” pillow.

Another letter pillow for this student.  She is making her name in pillows and says she wants to hang them on her wall.  Hopefully she’ll let me take a picture of all of them when they are hung – I’m sure that will be a focal point of her room!

Sewing Class

23 Oct

Yesterday we had such a great day in sewing class!!  The energy level was super high and so was the enthusiasm!

New project.

New project.

4th grade letter "R".

4th grade letter “R”.

New pair of shorts.

New pair of shorts.

Hand sewing.

Hand sewing.

Working.

Working.

4th grade cape made at home and brought in.

4th grade cape made at home and brought in.

Weekly Sewing Classes

14 Oct

We have been having a great time and making so many cool things in our weekly sewing classes!  I have had a hard time keeping up with these students and their creations!

4th grade "Spot" dog.

4th grade “Spot” dog.

4th grade "A" pillow.

4th grade “A” pillow.

5th grade apron.

5th grade apron.

4th grade "K" pillow.

4th grade “K” pillow.

3rd grade "Owl" stuffie.

3rd grade “Owl” stuffie.

4th grade bag with a zipper designed by our student.

4th grade bag with a zipper designed by our student.

4th grader designed hat.

4th grader designed hat.

4th grader designed clutch bag complete with button closure and patch embellishment.

4th grader designed clutch bag complete with button closure and patch embellishment.

5th grade bean bag.

5th grade bean bag.

4th grade "T" pillow.

4th grade “T” pillow.

4th grade "H" pillow.

4th grade “H” pillow.

4th grade "E" pillow.

4th grade “E” pillow.

4th grader elephant stuffie.

4th grader elephant stuffie.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

Halloween Costume Update

6 Oct

Everyone came to our Halloween Costume Workshop with lots of energy and ready do work.  It’s so easy to teach students who want to learn!!

Fairy costume ready to be cut out.

Fairy costume ready to be cut out.

Dorothy costume being pinned.

Dorothy costume being pinned.

Poodle skirt waistband and ties being made.

Poodle skirt waistband and ties being made.

Vampire cape lining finished!!!

Vampire cape lining finished!!!

Ooops!  A little ripping going on - no worries!!  All is well now!

Ooops! A little ripping going on – no worries!! All is well now!

Ironing that hugely long waistband!

Ironing that hugely long waistband!

Sewing on her dinosaur costume.

Sewing her dinosaur costume.

Everyone made such huge progress on their costumes!  I am so proud of them!

Halloween Costume Workshop

2 Oct

We had our first of three sessions for the Halloween Costume Workshop!!  Our students have some great ideas and started on their projects.

4th grader.

4th grader.

We cut out patterns – this one is for a fairy.

4th grader.

4th grader.

We pinned them to our fabric – this will be a vampire.

5th grader.

5th grader.

This will be Rainbow Dash.

5th grader.

5th grader.

We cut our fabric – this will be a poodle skirt.

3rd grader.

3rd grader.

We even got some sewing done – this will be a dinosaur.

5th grader.

5th grader.

Poodle skirt sewing.

All in all a great session and some fabulous costumes taking place!

Sewing and Knitting Class

17 Sep

It’s time for another class of sewing and knitting and I haven’t even posted from last week!!  So many good things to come from Let’s Go Crafting.  A Halloween Workshop is being offered – I can’t wait to see what each student comes up with!  American Girl Clothing workshops, Holiday Ornament workshops and more to come.

But…let me get to the important stuff for now!  What went on in last week’s classes?

Collaborating.

Collaborating.

Cutting of new projects.

Cutting of new projects.

Fabric selection and pinning.

Fabric selection and pinning.

More cutting.

More cutting.

Sewing.

Sewing.

More sewing - this is the insertion of a zipper.

More sewing – this is the insertion of a zipper.

Chattin' and knittin'

Chattin’ and knittin’

More knitting.

More knitting.

Part of a finished bow.

Part of a finished bow.

Casting on.

Casting on.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Spool knitting at break time.

Spool knitting at break time.

A spool knitted bracelet!

A spool knitted bracelet!

Amazing Projects To The Very End!

8 Aug

Campers were working hard today to finish their projects!  Those that had finished yesterday, started new projects and most of them finished as well!

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

4th grader mini puppy.

4th grader mini puppy.

3rd grader pieced pillow.

3rd grader pieced pillow.

6th grader "Spot" dog.

6th grader “Spot” dog.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader pillow.

5th grader blanket.

5th grader blanket.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader bunny.

4th grader mini bunny (palm sized)

4th grader mini bunny (palm sized)

5th grader bunny.

5th grader bunny.

3rd grader bunny.

3rd grader bunny.

4th grader bean bag.

4th grader bean bag.

"Kate" the dog.

“Kate” the dog.

Even Kate made an appearance today!  She was sleeping so peacefully, but one of the campers felt she might be a little cold so they gave her a “blanket”.

This was our last class for the summer.  Stay tuned for our fall class schedule!

 

So Much Sewing!

7 Aug

We are having a super fun time each and every day in camp!

Pin cushions.

Pin cushions.

These are our pin cushions that we made with our colored fabric.

Pin Cushions.

Pin Cushions.

Aren’t they beautiful?!

6th grader quilt.

6th grader quilt.

Break time with "Tangerine" the hamster.

Break time with “Tangerine” the hamster.

Hand Sewing with broken fingers!!

Hand sewing with broken fingers!!

Tux taking a break on the waistband of an apron.

Tux taking a break on the waistband of an apron.

Tux taking a break - she needed a blanket to be truly comfortable.

Tux taking a break – she needed a blanket to be truly comfortable.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader pillow.

4th grader designed bag.

4th grader designed bag.

7th grader heart pillow and seal stuffie.

7th grader heart pillow and seal stuffie.

5th grader apron.

5th grader apron.

We celebrated a birthday today in camp!  Happy Birthday!!

We celebrated a birthday today in camp! Happy Birthday!!

Sewing and chatting.

Sewing and chatting.

Working on projects.

Working on projects.

5th grader puppy.

5th grader puppy.

4th grader puppy.

5th grader puppy.

4th grader puppy bed with a pillow.

5th grader puppy bed with a pillow.

3rd grader quilt.

3rd grader quilt.

4th grader quilted pillow.

4th grader quilted pillow.

7th grader bubble letters.

7th grader bubble letters.

3rd grader mini-panda.

3rd grader mini-panda.

Close-up of mini-panda.

Close-up of mini-panda.

5th grader pillow.

5th grader pillow.

4th grader "Spot" dog.

4th grader “Spot” dog.

PHEW!  WOW!!  These students are busy, busy, busy!

Rhythm

5 Aug

Today in sewing camp we all settled into a really good rhythm.  All the students know where everything is kept, they know how to use the sewing machines and they have fun projects that they are working on.

"Spot" to dog head.

“Spot” the dog head.

Little Duckie.

Little Duckie.

Student designed handbag.

Student designed handbag.

Quilt progress.

Quilt progress.

Beautiful quilt layout.

Beautiful quilt layout.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Break time with the chickens.

Tux napping on handbag straps.

Tux napping on handbag straps.

Sewing on machines.

Sewing on machines.

Hand sewing.

Sewing by hand.

Just a regular fun day at camp!

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