Silver Bella was as much fun as ever this year - in and out of class. My first day of teaching was 2 sessions of the Hat Class. I will admit that I was worried that the project - making a hat from an upcycled felted sweater - was too funky, too experimental. Never fear, the brave ones are here! I was so thrilled to see them cut into those washed and worn sweaters and reinvent the materials to make the cutest and coolest hats!
And then wear them with enormous pride- throughout the day. And again the next. Inside the hotel, outside shopping and dining in Omaha.
They shared scraps, trims, skills so generously. A few decided to make the sweater tote bag from an extra option I brought (at the last panicked minute of packing). Darling!
They decorated their hats with such clever, individual style.
They shared techniques like ruching seam binding.
Or making felted roses.
It was wonderful to see their delight. I felt like a proud mama. So many of the students said they felt as though they had discovered a whole new craft. Some said they were sewing for the very first time - and loving it!
What more could a teacher hope for?
The best kind of class! xoC