No, not another nude self-portrait! I know there are a couple of you who were startled when you read that title, weren't you? I'm talking about class! I get pretty excited about what I'm teaching, but I can't say too much ahead of time because I don't want to ruin the surprises in store for my students.
Remember the trip Gran and I made to the beauty supply store a couple weeks ago? Well, after we split up that day, I headed off to a few more stores--Goodwill and the grocery store--where I purchased these:
Can you guess what they're for? Well, remember the wool I dyed recently? I couldn't tell you then but I can now--quite a lot of it was dyed using Kool Aid and a crockpot! So today that was one of the things I taught my "kids"--how to dye wool in a crockpot with Kool Aid. Fun, huh?! I brought all my supplies to the shop and we dyed a batch a nice purple, and then I gave them the dyed wool to take home.
Since it was the day before Easter, I had to make sure my footwear was appropriate for class--not only stylish but cushy, too, for standing and talking and hopping around--'cause those "kids" kept me hopping!
I thought you'd also like to see what I handed out in class:
I gave them a handout covering where to find wool, how to felt it if it hasn't already been felted, and how to dye it. Then there was the pattern for the three projects and a kit. Finally, they all got an Easter egg filled with chocolate candy, a container with pins and a needle for stitching their kits, a pencil, and two packages of Kool Aid--exactly what they need to dye a batch of wool. Oh, and a tuffet--they each got to pick out a Schnibbles tuffet. (Then there were a few door prizes too, but they aren't shown here.)
Tonight, I'm tired! Hubby picked up a pizza and I'm ready to head into the Sweat Shop to see if I can keep my eyes open long enough to sew a bit. First, though, let me ask you this: Have you tried dyeing wool with Kool Aid and a crockpot? If so, what did you think? If not, would you like me to tell you how to do it? If there's much interest, I'd be happy to post information on the process. Just let me know!
Time to hop off into the Sweat Shop now. Happy Easter everyone!