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Fall Crafting Samples

I cannot believe that two of the only crafts I did not make samples of are my first two fall classes.  Admittedly, I know how to do both crafts therefore I am not that worried about them, but still it seems a little silly.  For my first two Fall classes we are going to be making Plastic Canvas Coasters then Counted Cross Stitch.  I plan on using the same pattern for each of them, showing how with a simple graph you can use whatever medium you are most comfortable with, within reason.

The last week of every month is going to be designated as a ‘catch up’ day.  That way if someone missed a class or is struggling with something we can get them caught up to speed or teach them the class they missed, in brief at least.

After September, things start to get a little more complicated.  Starting with a celebration of National Spinning and Weaving Week from there we move onto the other crafts, from needle tatting, no sew pumpkins and weaving on a hula hoop (or pool noodle), and so much more.  I have managed to get a few samples out there, and once I have ordered and received some of the other kits we will see how far the crafting train can go!

To clarify, those are four photos of the same pumpkin, he just looks different from different angles.  The little colorful thing is a Needle Tatted Flower, and that is not a demented birds nest but a Hula Hoop Woven Basket.  It turns out if you pull the weft in too tight your rug does not lay straight.  It also turns out that it takes a ton of fabric scraps to make a rug with a hula hoop, live and learn.

I absolutely cannot wait until fall crafting.  This isn’t even getting into the kits I am going to order for November and December.  Spring should be a blast too, as long as interest lasts…which I think it should.

Happy Crafting!

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Jungle Rug

Jungle Rug

Sorry it has been a while since I last posted, some things have been happening and I have not found the time.

This is the project that I spent the summer working on.  It is a latch hook rug, the seams are sewn with rug thread, a rubber backing was painted on and it was finished with a non-skid backing glued on.  The latch hooking took over 85 hours, and about a week of sewing, painting, and drying time for the finishing.  It was a lot of work but a lot of fun as well. This is the first really big project that I managed to complete.  I purchased a finial rod to finish things off and gave this as a gift.  Mom is holding the rod up behind the rug.

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