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November Classes

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

I’m back.¬† I have some wonderful new classes¬†I’m teaching ¬†this November at Accent Sewing, in Murrells Inlet, SC.¬† For¬†all of you who love¬†making needle felted flowers,¬†¬†here ¬†is my new¬†Poinsettia Wreath.¬†¬† It would look great on a front door, or anywhere.¬† ¬†It is made by needle felting loads of fabulous fabrics to create the petals and leaves, then¬†3D Effects are added, along with lots of sparkle.¬† I think you’ll love making this one.¬† Especially if you are a person who loves color and textures.¬† But who doesn’t!

Poinsettia Wreath

Another great project is the Book of Secrets.¬† I’ll have two choices for you to choose from.¬†¬†First is a¬†White-on-White cover mostly felted with silk,velvet, and satin.¬† You may choose to¬†do your felting¬†with all fibers.¬† I have wonderful fall colored wool fibers¬†that felt so easily.¬†¬† To complete our projects, we will add handspun yarns, beads, embroidery stitching, and more to make them even more fabulous.¬† This would make a great ¬†notebook for the college crowd, a new bride,¬†or your¬†best friend.¬†¬† Easy to create, yet it looks very time consuming.¬†(That will be our secret.)¬† Before long, you will be designing one to fit each personality on your list.¬†

 Felted Book of Secrets

Felted Book of Secrets

Also, we can’t forget this cute little doll – Angels All Around.¬† This is a very easy doll to create and embellish to your hearts desire with laces, trims, beads and fibers.¬† I’ll share¬†several techniques for creating hair and some great new wing ideas.¬† Most supplies for her are provided in this class.¬†

Angels All Around

If you have any questions about these or any other classes, please email me at CountryPastimes@aol.com 

I have some wonderful photos of recent student work to share with you next time.

Beautiful Hollyhocks

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

I am so proud of the students in my Hollyhocks class.  I have photos of some of their completed projects.  Hollyhocks is a machine needle felted project, including lots of extras.  It is beaded, felted from both sides, and has a nifty  way to do your flower cutting.  (If you were in one of my classes, you know the secret.)  Great job on those borders and your finishing touches.

I couldn’t be more proud of these floral arrangements, they are fabulous, and even better, they are Finished!¬† Absolutely great work ladies!¬† If you are still working on yours, it’s not too late.¬† Send me a photo of this or any felting or doll project you have finished.¬† I love to see completed projects!

Here are ¬†Bev’s¬†and Diane’s

Bev's HollyhocksDiane's Hollyhocks

Recent Classes

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I’m so far behind in my posts.¬† I guess blogging hasn’t become a high priority for me.¬† I’d rather be teaching classes, or at home making samples for new classes.¬†

Below¬†are some¬† photos of the classes I¬†recently taught in South Carolina.¬† It was such a great trip, as usual.¬† I started off my visit by doing a demo at the Myrtle Beach Quilt Gala.¬† I had a mini trunk show with some hands on time for the participants on the Babylock Embellisher.¬† It’s so hard for me to stay on track with my planned speech.¬† Once I start talking about needle felting, I just have to share everything I know.¬†¬†I absolutely love machine needle felting!¬†¬†¬†I met so many wonderful people who¬†were equally excited to learn my style of needle felting.¬†

I was so pleased to see that Meg F.¬† won¬†First¬†¬†Place for her needle felted Iris Garden quilt, she took in my class.¬† That was the one day I didn’t have my camera with me.¬† I hope Meg will send me a photo so I can add it here and show you her beautiful quilt.¬† That was very exciting.¬† You can soon see the original on my website, soon.¬† www.BarbaraPotoczny.com¬†

Following the show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I taught classes at Accent Sewing in Murrells Inlet.  Following are some photos of my Hollyhock class.  The ladies did a wonderful job on their wall hangings.  They should all be very proud of their beautiful floral wall hangings.  Looks like they are all just about finished.

 

 A few flower girls