Sunday, June 5, 2011


Hey Kids and Parents:

Janet is planning TWO fun Kids Kamps this summer.   Kids Kamp I is the same as that offered last year and will be held July 11 - 15 from 10am - 3 pm.  Kids Kamp II will be new, all about textiles and needle arts and will be held July 18 - 25 from 10am - 3pm.

Lots of fun activities have been planned.
Kamp class size is limited to 4 students (8 years or older) so call soon to reserve your seat.

Cost $125.00 for the Kamp and $35.00 for the kit fee.  Total $160.00
the cost of the Kamp covers EVERYTHING you will need.  Just show up on time and bring your sack lunch.  Janet will furnish snacks and plenty of cold drinking water.

There is no requirement to take Kamp I before Kamp II.  Just remember class size is limited.

Monday:  Learn hand sewing skills including a few embroidery stitches, Ribbon Ruching and Needle Felting.  Janet has just purchased an Embellishment (Felting) machine that we will be using.  You will complete a very special decorated pin cushion.

Tuesday:  Find out how a sewing machine works.  See if you can learn the names of several important parts of the machine.  Learn some simple maintenance techniques needed to care for a sewing machine.  Build confidence sewing designs on paper.

Wednesday:  Use measuring and marking techniques sewing a Swimsuit Cover-up.   Embellish with rick rack or ribbon.  (Be measured and pick your fabric for Thursday's T-Shirt and Fridays Shorts).

Thursday:  Learn iron safety and apply iron on interfacing.  Find out when and where to use interfacing.  Stitch up a sleeveless T-shirt with a double needle hem.

Friday:  Sew up a pair of shorts to complete your outfit.  Sew in a waist casing and run the elastic through the casing with a big safety pin.  Careful, don't lose the other end of the elastic.  Try on your new outfit and model it for the camera so that your picture can be put on the Needle Nook Fabrics blogspot.

Monday:  We will make drop spindles and talk about Wool, where is comes from and how it is used.  We will see and feel wool in various forms.

We will be cleaning and washing some raw (just sheared) wool.  Dye wool fibers with non-toxic dyes.  Bet you will be surprised at what we are using.  Learn Carding and Spinning techniques.

Wednesday.  Continue Carding and Spinning and begin our Pin Weaving using the yarns we have spun as well as other yarns and things Janet will furnish.

Thursday:  Work on the Pin Weaving.

Friday:  Finish the Pin Weaving and use it as the focal point on a project that is to be determined.

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