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!
Our classes did not meet last week because of Thanksgiving break, but it was fabulous to be back creating today!
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.
Making a small wallet.
Learning to read patterns with notations like: K2tog and kfb - not an easy task!
It takes a long time to make a scarf.
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.
Aren't the bases for our circle weaving beautiful! Just wait until they add the details and then some weaving to them.
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.
Sometimes, they are having so much fun, it is hard to get them to stop playing and come back to knit or crochet.
We don't always knit with knitting needles. This student brought her knitting loom to class to work on.
Spool knitting continues to be a huge hit.
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.
REALLY? A 10 year old knitting on circular needles?! Yes!
I can't wait until the bases are finished so that they can start the warping and weaving!
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.
First up though is a pair of VERY cute slippers!!
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 made using only her fingers and yarn :o)
The student who made these learned them in one lesson.
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.
Pom-poms were the order of the day!
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!
So many hair scrunchies completed today that it was very easy to move on to the more advanced projects!
I love these colors!
Most of the campers decided to work outside this morning. The weather was totally perfect!
She was so happy to finish this. These are not easy for the beginning crocheter.
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!!
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!
There was such a lot of great work going on today!
Fun yarn, a new skill, what could be better?
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.
This is such a great time for the campers! They make new friendships and bond together.
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.
Every single camper finished their shoelaces today!! What a great day at camp!
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!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 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.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)
First up, we had a big finish - a hair scrunchie for this camper! She did so great. It is not easy to connect this yarn to the hair tie and it takes a long time to make all those chain stitches! Good Job!Doesn't it look adorable on her??I can't believe a 10 year old can crochet this. These are tiny stitches and make up the body part of an amigurumi elephant. This camper is now working on the head. What an accomplishment!Another camper started an amigurumi penguin and this is part of the head - almost complete!Our youngest crochet camper threading beads onto her yarn to make a beaded headband. I can't believe tomorrow is our last day of this week's camp! I will be winding yarn for the campers to take home with them so that they can finish their projects.
Today, crochet camp was amazing!As soon as the campers arrived, they got right down to work.A beautiful headband was created!And another beautiful beaded headband was created! I can't believe what these kids accomplish in such a short amount of time.Two of the campers want to make some amigurumi stuffed animals - so that is what we started. This is the start of an elephant. There will be a start of a penguin tomorrow for the other camper. In the upper corner you can just see a barely 7 year old crocheting her hair scrunchie.Such lovely, small, perfect crochet stitches for her stuffed elephant!
I can't believe how hungry these campers are to learn and create! It is music to my ears!This camper kept diligently crocheting along until she had mastered the chain stitch and completed her shoelaces! It takes determination to get it right.And here they are. She has her own sense of style - the shoelaces are different colors on purpose!This camper was so excited to learn more that she brought her work home with her yesterday and finished up her hair scrunchie. It's just perfect! Now she has moved onto a beaded headband (which she will finish tomorrow) and on her list to make is an amigurumi stuffed animal. I know she can do it!We also made a yarn octopus complete with embroidered face and bows everywhere! Tomorrow this young camper will make her hair scrunchie.
Our first day of crochet camp was today and boy are these kids quick learners!We always start out with shoelaces. It's a quick way to learn the chain stitch and to also learn how to make your tension even.
These camps are so fun! I can't wait until tomorrow to see what each camper makes.