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.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.