Sunday, August 2, 2015

Creative You Summer Sewing Camp

For the past several summers I've had the pleasure to be part of summer sewing camps sponsored by the Clothing and Textile Advisers of Kitsap County.  I helped with two "Creative You" camps where campers dyed fabrics using such fun methods as ice dyeing and shibori dyeing.  We also did sun painting, a process where you apply thespecial paint to the fabric then cover it with leaves, flowers and other cut out designs and leave it to dry in the sun.  Everywhere you place the items on the painted cloth the dye does not react with the fabric.  You end up with this amazing shadowy effect that is really beautiful.  The kids also had the opportunity to learn about wool felting.  They did a wet felt process and well as learning to needle felt.  They spent the last two days turning their beautiful artistic fabric into book covers, purses, tote bags, pillows and stuffed animals.Their projects turned out incredible.  It was a blast!!

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