IMPORTANT: After this Fall 2019 session of the class, I don’t plan to open it again until fall of 2020. Even if you intend to wait until after the new year to start a blanket, you might consider signing up for this session. You can access it—and the group’s private Facebook page—ANYTIME!
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In offering the Felted Wool Blanket Master Class again this fall, I want to provide useful information for anyone wondering if this course might be the right fit. Earlier this week you were able to read what things students have found most valuable in the course. Today I thought it’d be fun to hear what most surprised class participants. Here you go!
“What was the one thing in the class that surprised you?”
“I was surprised that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. You break every step into small, easy to follow segments. I wasn’t as overwhelmed as I thought I would be.” —Anonymous*
“Your wonderful design tips! This was an extra bonus beyond the mechanics of blanket construction.” —Annie
“How much fun it is so see everyone’s creations, and also how helpful it it to communicate with everyone through FB, on different issues we might be having making the blanket.” —Anonymous
*Some responses are “Anon” due to my experiment with one anonymous survey.
“I was totally surprised at how wonderful my blanket turned out, a testament to your organized way of instruction! I made a few mistakes along the way, but I was either able to fix it or it wasn’t noticeable. The wool was forgiving, especially on the binding.” —Linda B.
“I was surprised at how much I looked forward to seeing everyone’s work and questions.” —Sara
“How manageable it was!” —Anonymous
“The wonderfulness of the group. So much fun.” —Linda C.
“How difficult the design phase is! It’s also arguably the most important part.” —Timary
“Gosh, there were so many things. I have been making my own blankets for several years now, and I guess I was most surprised and delighted to learn from you some techniques for improving the quality of my blankets. This last blanket I made was a vast improvement in quality from some of my more recent blankets, and that thrilled me.” —Pat
“All of the practical tips and demonstration. The color selection and design section was a pleasant surprise.” —Anonymous
“How fun it was to be part of a group all doing the same thing, reading the comments, and seeing the pictures.” —Sally
“That there is such a thing as twin needles. I’ve had my mom’s sewing machine for 18 years. She had the twin needle in with the accessories; I had never even noticed it before. I will definitely use the twin needles again.” —Simone
Earlier this week I posted answers to the question, “What was the most valuable part of this class?” Later this week, I’m excited to be able bring you a special guest interview with Marina, a student from an earlier session of the class. She is about to begin her third blanket!