Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fun felt class

When you teach you learn to look past funny personalities to give more than what you always receive because you really like to teach.The monetary rewards are always nice, but every now and then you get a gift better than money better than fame you get a chance to catch the enthusiasm of a student, that joy when they realize they have created something very nice.
This is Izzy modeling her new hat. She is 8 years old and has worked with wool before, her family keeps sheep and she can already spin and is learning to knit. She made this hat on her own, something I wasn't sure she could do when I first met her. Boy did she turn me around.

Izzy is letting mom help needle felt the pink rose to the flap on her beautiful cap. She started with roving, a balloon some warm water and soap, she did each step with a smile on her face and funny stories for the rest of the class.

Izzy is helping another student (her mom) with the design on her felt bag.
Next week is our final class and I will post the finished projects. Something to look forward to as they are making some very nice bags.


Robin Olsen said...

Can I adopt Izzy?

Dayna Collins said...

Izzy is adorable!

lynda Howells said...

she does look fun. I too find the same thing when l teach my classes. Some of my students really blow my mind with what they actually end up achieving.Your classes look a lot of fun.lyndaxx