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Announcing New Camp Wool Open Sew Saturdays!
Please come join us for a day of sewing here at Camp Wool! Bring any project you like and enjoy the comradery of other fellow stitchers, rug hookers, appliquers or any other project you’d like to work on! The cost is $5.00 for the day with 100% of the proceeds going to our local AWS shelter here in Kennebunk. All you need to do is call the store to reserve a spot, and we will have the coffee/tea pot on for you!!! Summers are busy so we don’t do many classes but maybe you will want to take a break and come in and sit awhile and relax! You can come anytime between the hours of 10:00 and 5:00 no set schedule! We also have a full size refrigerator should you wish to bring your lunch or snacks! We have soda’s, waters and snacks on hand as well!
Upcoming dates: May 13
Announcing New Classes for 2017 here at Camp Wool!
Punch Needle Embroidery
If you have visited Camp Wool recently, you may have noticed new and beautiful punch needle embroidery samples on display. These samples were made by our own Camp Counselor, Karen Cheetham. Karen will be teaching this workshop for beginners learning the basics, and also lending a hand to intermediate and advanced stitchers to bring their stitching to the next level. Karen has many tips and tricks to help add interest to your punch needle projects as well as showing you how to get the most from your tools and thread! Join us for a fun afternoon of learning a new craft!
Sat, May 6, 2017 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Mondays in Feb & March: We can also schedule classes on Mondays during March. To make an appointment please call the store on Mondays and ask for Karen who can work with you to set up a date and time!
Cost: $20 plus materials
Materials needed: Pattern, thread, Locking Hoop to fit pattern chosen, 3 strand punch needle and threader, small sharp tip scissors
Please purchase materials needed for class prior to class. The staff at Camp Wool can help you with choosing a pattern and coordinating threads for the pattern. Camp Wool also has the punch needles and threaders for purchase.
Karen has always loved stitching, colors, and creating since she was a little girl. Stained glass, quilting, and knitting are a few of her previous interests that were replaced with her love of punch needle embroidery. Karen works with Rustic Country Handcrafts, creating punch needle patterns from the company's applique patterns. Karen's work can be seen in the current issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitchers magazine, as well as working with designers to create stitch models for pattern covers. Her work can also been seen in many quilt shops in New England that carry punch needle patterns/supplies.
Beginning Wool Applique
Looking to learn a new craft? Well come to Camp Wool and try your hand at Wool Applique. In this one-time class you will learn all the basic skills required to make a wool applique (aka – Penny Rug) project. The photo shows the lovely small bird runner project you will be making in class. This class will be taught by our own Camp Counselor, Barbara Nolet. Barbara will be teaching this workshop for beginners learning the basics. Barbara has many tips and tricks and years of sewing experience to get you off and running! Join us for a fun afternoon of learning a new craft! Note: More dates will be added shortly!
Upcoming dates added soon
To make an appointment please call the store Cost: $20 plus Kit $30
Materials needed to bring to class: small sharp tip scissors, eye glasses if you need them for up close work, pen/pencil and a notebook for taking notes!
Kit will be available day of class.
BIO: Barbara Nolet has been sewing since the age of 12!! Her love of all things fiber has brought her to work with cotton and now wool! Inspired by Sue Spargo’s color palette, threads and use of embellishments, Barbara has made many wool applique quilts shown at quilt shows around New England. She is happy to share her passion with others!
We are excited to announce our Annual Hook-In for 2017. We are excited to host this AWS Fundraiser Event and hope you can join us. Similar to last year’s event, we look to have a lot of fun and camaraderie with our fellow hookers and have a great time rug hooking, eating, oogling pretty wool for sale and participating in a fun raffle and DOOR prizes!!! Once again we hope you will consider donating an item for the shelter and/or make something for our daily raffles with many feel good rewards including a daily $50 gift certificate to Camp Wool. Please read the attached announcement with registrations being accepted starting Thursday, March 16 in person here at Camp Wool or by mail. In addition, if you are returning from our 2016 event please note a special deadline of Sat. March 25 to guarantee a return spot at this years event!
Note: We will not be hosting a hook-in in 2018 due to vending commitments out of state!