Yesterday I was at the LQS teaching again. I had designed a simple tote for those interested, who could practice and learn how to use their "Punch Tool" attachment for their Bernina Sewing machines.
Below is the bag used for inspiration.
I designed a simple composition of three flowers. Each student choose their own color combinations and each turned out a little different.
One lady filled her design area with only one flower with swirls and curls of yarn added to frame the flower. The others placed two to three flowers on the front of their tote.
The totes were not totally finished when the class was over, but the felting was complete. (I over planned). They each went home with directions to complete their tote. Below is the one tote that is almost complete. Handles and lining are all that are needed to complete the bag.
The four ladies in the class did not know each other before they purchased their machine(s). But have gotten to know each other as they have learned how to use their machines over the past few months. They discussed during the class how they all needed to go to the same Retirement home together and give the staff a hard time.
are doing and who they are doing it with.