Sewing Camp

Camp is in full swing and it's going well.  We have 30+ campers in our Sewing School camp.  They are filled with enthusiasm and ideas.  My head is spinning and I'm tired when I go home, but so so happy.

We have had a lot of questions about the organization of our camp.  Basically, it's organized chaos.  We have a few project ideas for the kids each day, but allow them to follow their own hearts and make what they want.

Our first day, we divided the camp into 4 groups.  Here's what we did:

1.  Learn how to thread a needle and make a knot.  After being sucessful, they add their name to the "Threading Hall of Fame."  Teacher guided.

2.  Begin a project with a teacher - learn to trace the pattern with chalk, cut it out, and start sewing.  We made these cute but simple felt boards.  Teacher guided.

3.  Cut out felt pieces to add to the felt boards we were making.  Independent.

4.  Painted a wooden frame I found on the side of the road.  The plan is to add fabric and have a community sewing board - I'll keep you posted on this one.  Assistant  guided (we have a middle-school aged helper).

After going through all 4 rotations, which took about 45 min, the kids completed thier projects.  While we only do this on the first day, it really helps to make sure that the kids can thread a needle and gets them started

More from camp soon!

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