The second session of Get Knittin'@the Library: Felted Purse was last night. Not everyone from Session I returned, but there were also a couple of newbies. 24 total.
The class was a little more fragmented than I would have liked. The students were all at different stages. My overhead presentation went over how to seam up the purses, but not everyone had completed pieces to seam up. Some of them were still working on their knitting, or needed "triage" done on their pieces. So I put the seamers at tables, and the knitters in chairs. I went through the presentation, gave a felting demo (using a coffee cup cozy), and then showed them samples of customizations for finished purses. Then I just spent a lot of time running around doing various things...I think I got a little scatterbrained. I hope that the students were not overwhelmed, and I especially hope they don't feel I neglected them.
On the positive side, I have heard back from two people who have already felted their purses, and they seem very pleased with the results. I am going to start collecting pictures of the finished products to put up in an album here on the blog.
I didn't finish all of the samples I intended to before the class. I only got 6 done, and I had 8 planned. Here are the six:
A. Felted Bangle Bracelet Bag with Silk Flower Embellishment
B.Purple and Lilac Striped Purse with Flap
C. Rust and Black Purse with Variegated Ribbon Accent
D. Variegated Standard Purse
E. Black and White Two Tone Purse with Button Flap and Scroll Pattern Button
F. Large Mocha Brown Purse with Flap and Stone Button
[By the way...all 6 of these are going to be for sale...if you are interested, please email me.]
PLUS SIDE OF CLASS BEING OVER: IT IS NOTHING BUT MOHAIR CINEMA SHAWL UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT'S CLOSING CEREMONIES!!! I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT TO FINISH THESE KNITTING OLYMPICS!!!!