Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flower Weekend on Our Farm Day Two

I've got so many lovely photos and knit and crochet flowers to share with you. I've decided to split the post up into individual student's work and spread it out over several days. There are just too many incredible photos to blow on one post!

By Day Two, everyone was in sync with my design methods. They were all ready to get going on their work and kept creating flower after flower. I was amazed at the confidence they had developed overnight. It was kind of like they slept on it and understood it all and they just couldn't wait to get going.

Here we all are - happy with our creations and happy creating. From left to right: Debi, me, Karin, Deb, Diane and Cynthia in front.

Diane had left early Saturday evening because she was local and wasn't feeling well. She actually went home and knit and crochet all evening. She blew us away with her crocheted coleus leaf she brought back to us.

I just can't sit around and watch people knit and crochet. I decided to take up my needles and see what I could make. Here is a pile of work from my workspace.

(Thanks Alice for taking many of these photos!)

I stayed up very late on Saturday evening so I could actually become a class participant. Here's the "trumpet vine flower" I knit and then felted.

Over the next few days, you will be treated to all the student's beautiful work they created. I am very happy with how the projects turned out and I will definitely run this class again next year. The farm setting, the flowers in the garden, and the new studio all added to the "creative vibe" we all felt. It would be impossible to run this class in a hotel room and get the same results. At least that is my feeling!

Here's photo of Diane, Cynthia, Karin and Julia just as they were leaving. Oh, I miss you guys! Thanks to everyone for coming to The Farm.


I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Hello, I just read this post and your last one. What a fun class! And, a Whole weekend of fun? Dream weekend...

Your addition is absolutely beautiful! have fun teaching!

Caffeine Girl said...

You run a fabulous weekend! Someday I'm gonna be there.

Heather L. said...

Such a beautiful post!!! Everything is lovely!!! I make felted flowers by the dozens but they are with felted sweaters. Such creativity with the knitting and crocheting. I would have loved to have been there.

Virginia said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Maybe I'll follow my blogging buddy Caffeine Girl and drive up when she's there. :)

Anonymous said...

I have to say that I'm not usu a felted anything person, no less felted flowers, but yours are miles ahead in form and color than others I've seen. That trumpet flower! And the coleus interpretation. Your studio turned out so beautifully! Congratulations!