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In the rhythm of the needles

there is music for the soul.

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zondag 27 februari 2011

gsm zakjes - mobile phone covers

Last week I gave a workshop in a school.  The school organised 2 days of 'arts and crafts'.  The pupils could follow workshops and get a taste of many different subjects : from streetdance to calligraphy and pencil drawing to knitting and crochet...    That last part was for me.  I thought a lot about what little project would they like to make.  I ended up with cell phone covers.  It's easy, straightforward knitting, and feasable in just a couple of hours.  The age group was 15 - 17 years, so they would all have a mobile phone. 

I had 2 groups, and we had a good time.  It's funny : what is so easy to me, can be so difficult to somebody else.  Some were quick learners and finished the cover during the workshop, some needed a bit of help and I finished their cover at home.  The kids made me smile : the way some of them handled the knitting needles was hilarious. There even was a boy who invented a whole new technique !  And there were kids who took it very seriously, and who were proud about the knitting they could show at home !

Anyway, I had a good time, and I think they did too.  One of the pupils took pictures with his camera, but I haven't received them yet.  I will post them as soon as I get them on email.

What also amazed me, was the size (and price)  of their mobile phones.  I saw a lot of smart phones, LG cookies are popular amongst the young, and the apple stuff they have is amazing.  I have a plain ordinary Nokia, I use just as a phone.  Texting a message I find annoying, all those small buttons....  I am definately from an older generation....

These are the covers they made :

they chose nice funky colours

a lot of inspiration, a lot of designs

The boys went for the darker colours

All phones have different sizes.

Some are knitted, some are crocheted

3 opmerkingen:

    You are incredible!
    It was a fabulous idea for such workshop and the task was really fine-for some very simple,for some difficult,but the effects are incredibly interesting.
    The youngsters are creative and inventive.Their mobile covers are wonderful.One of them - I have seen-even reminds a cat:-)
    Fantastic idea.No more words to say-You are a Wonderful Person to be!:-)

  2. Dat hebben de kids dan toch maar mooi gedaan !


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