In the sweltering days of summer we turned away from the tech ( a little!), with five fun days of Sewing and Textiles Camp. Boys and girls learned skills hand sewing, machine sewing, and practiced multiple techniques of weaving, embroidery, and felting.

Facial Hair shenanigans during our felting workshop!

Facial Hair shenanigans during our felting workshop!

We started the week with a laser cut wood pendant and the kids made BEAUTIFUL pendants. 

laser cut pendants

 

Campers worked creatively on theirSTUFFED ANIMALS, eagerly adding embellishments and carefully sewing together their masterful creations. One parent commented, "The animal my daughter made is so beautiful, especially knowing she designed it all by herself!".

Designed and sewn stuffed animals.

Designed and sewn stuffed animals.

          We couldn't resist bringing just a bit of electronics into this crafty Maker Camp, so on Thursday campers made LED EMBROIDERED BOOKMARKS. Working with conductive thread and soft circuits was an adventure for all of us, but campers managed to impress ReCreate leaders with their beautifully designed bookmarks. "I want to add LED's to everything!" we heard one eager camper comment to his friends. 

Sew Electric - bookmarks with LEDs.

Sew Electric - bookmarks with LEDs.

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AuthorDonna Sangwin