Doing Some Teaching
The last couple of weekends I have been teaching some workshops. Last Sunday was Nunofelt Scarves. This was originally scheduled for December. But I caught whatever nasty head cold was going around, it came with a very annoying cough. I did a test for Covid and it was negative.
Anyway, after a couple of years of no workshops and a delay, it was good to be able to teach people in person again. I am still rusty when it comes to taking pictures during class, so there are not very many of this one.
Yesterday I taught Wet Felt Birdfeeder/house.
This is the picture we use to advertise it.
Everyone in the class chose to do a feeder( larger opening) in a gourd shape.
I remembered to take a few more pictures but I still had a hard time remembering.
Laying out the base wool.
The finished birdfeeders. I think some of the holes may need to be enlarged. They have balloons in them to hold the shape while they dry.
All in all, we had a great time on both days. It was so nice to teach again to interact and answer questions and see people be amazed when it really does work.
10 thoughts on “Doing Some Teaching”
The birdfeeders are fab! And so many smiles that it’s obvious the students enjoyed the class 🙂
It’s good to be able to hold classes again isn’t it? The girls look very pleased with their scarves after all the work involved.
Thanks, everyone had a great time.
I like the bird feeders. Come the spring they could be filled with “waste” fibres etc for the birds to take for nest lining.
It’s great that you were able to get back to teaching. It’s something I miss, though I haven’t done it for about 10 years now.
It was making scarves that got me into Nuno, and I still remember the joy. I made so many on a 5 day Guild craft retreat that I had trouble packing to go home. Everyone else was spinning or weaving and I was relegated to the utility room to keep the wet away from them, but it was great to do your own thing in the company of like minded people, especially as we didn’t have to do the cooking, washing up or cleaning!
What’s your next class going to be doing?
I did really miss teaching. It is great to see people fall in love with the magic of it. I haven’t been to a felting retreat in a long time. It was a lot of fun. I am doing a half day lantern cover this coming week end.
All your students look delighted with their scarves and bird feeders. I haven’t taught in person for a while but it is wonderful to see how new students are amazed by the felting process. Teaching felting is definitely rewarding to the teacher as well as the students.
Thanks Ruth. it is fun to watch their faces when it really does work. Especially when using a resist.
Your classes are clearly both fun & successful Ann, good stuff. I really enjoy in person teaching too. It’s great to be back at it after a long time without being able to teach.
Thanks, it is great to be back teaching and spreading the knowledge and joy.
Your class seems to have been great fun, and the participants all made such beautiful items. I love the bird nest/feeders, such beautiful colours. Your photos are great, and i enjoyed reading your post.
Thanks, everyone did seem to have a good time. I think they were as happy to be in person learning, as I was to be teaching. Thank heaven for a decent camera on my phone or there would be no pictures