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silver bella hat class

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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!

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And then wear them with enormous pride- throughout the day. And again the next. Inside the hotel, outside shopping and dining in Omaha.

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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!

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They decorated their hats with such clever, individual style.

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With bling for babies.
 
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They shared techniques like ruching seam binding.

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Or making felted roses.

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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?

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The best kind of class! xoC

silver bella mobile class

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