Camp Wool Offering New Classes for the Spring with more to come!!
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Beginner Collage Class: Saturday, September 25 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bring a Buddy or One-To-One Primitive Rug Hooking Class: by appointment
Open Sews: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (come for part or all of the day)
Beginning Collage Class
Interested in Learning How to Make Collage Quilts? - This is the class for you!!!
This techniques class will use Whatevers! #22 Pumpkins by Laura Heine. This charming, seasonal 8 ½ inch block will address the different techniques used by the designer in her popular line of collage patterns. The pumpkin block is perfect for a small mat or potholder. During this class you will see many collage quilts in various stages of construction and you will get all your questions answered on how to create these quilts. We will discuss how to determine fabrics as cutables, underlays and backgrounds. You will look at your fabric stash in an entirely different way!! Discussion will also include information on tools, adhesives, quilting and related materials needed to construct your project.
Donna Hezlep is a Maine Fiber Artist who quilts, rug hooks, braids and knits! She is the current co-president of Maine Tin Peddlars rug hooking guild and a past vice president of Pine Tree Quilters of Maine. She has won ribbons both locally and internationally for her quilts. She has taught quilting for 25+ years and is a very engaging and enthusiastic teacher who will encourage you to explore you creative pursuits!!! She lives in South Portland with her husband Charlie and a herd of small white Bichon Frisse dogs!!!
Class Date: Saturday, September 25
Class Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Class Cost: $10 teacher Fee plus $25 (pattern and materials) Total $35.00
When to Pay: You will pay the day of class
How to Pay: Teacher Fee is to be paid during class in cash. Materials: $25 fee to be paid in cash or charge to store.
What to Bring: No machine needed!! Bring a sharp embroidery scissor suitable for “fussy” cutting, notebook for note taking, eye glasses for close up work as necessary!
Class Limit: Class Limit is 15 people. Due to Covid status, we require all attendees to be vaccinated. Wearing of masks will be dependent on current CDC recommendations at date of class.
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 just one of many kits you can choose from here at Camp Wool to make during class, YOU GET TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN PROJECT! This class will be taught by our own Camp Counselor Dwina Alley. Dwina will be teaching this workshop for beginners learning the basics. Dwina 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!
Date: Friday, September 17 or Friday October 1 or Friday, October 29
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
To sign up please call the store
Limit Six – Covid Distancing Observed at all Times – Mask Required
Cost: $20 plus kit (kit price will vary – typical range is $28 to $45)
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! You will need to pick your project kit prior to class (can be same day of class).
BIO: Dwina has been teaching wool applique for 15 plus years and is an avid quilter and sewer for many years. Dwina has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you as you learn the fun adventure of wool applique!
Image right shows an example of one of the many projects you can choose from.
Punch Needle Embroidery
Join us for a fun afternoon of learning a new craft!
Date: Thursday, September 30
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM PM
Limit Four – Covid Distancing Observed at all Times – Mask Required
Teacher: LeAnn Hodgson or Kathy Malyn
Cost: $20 plus materials
To sign up please call the store
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.
Bring a Buddy or One-To-One Primitive Rug Hooking Class
1-2 people, by appointment only
Teacher: LeAnn Hodgson – Camp Wool
I will help you get started (or restarted) into the world of rug hooking in a 1 to 1 format. This one time class allows us to move at a good pace and cover all the basics of rug hooking. At the end of the session you will be able to rug hook using basic skills and techniques that will allow you to finish your projects and beyond!
Note: Free follow up visits accommodated to finish your rug including instruction on how to finish your rug.
What do I get to hook and what is the cost?
You get to choose your own project! Generally I recommend something modest in size say 14”/15”’s round or square but that will be up to you. We have many to choose from! If you are restarting you are certainly welcome to bring what you have started. The cost will vary based on the project. You will pay for the pattern which is individually priced plus the wool which we will pick out together based on the colors YOU like.
Teacher fee is $60 for one person and $100 for two people (split between 2 people or $50 per person).
Hoops are $29 (subject to change) and hook prices vary greatly from $12 up to $75. Bottom line price is dependent on many variables as noted but you should budget around $175 - $200.
Note: A $60 deposit towards cost of class is required at the time we pick out your project.
How long is the class, what do I need to bring to class and how do I make an appointment?
You should budget 3-4 hours for class for 1 person and slightly longer for two. You will need to bring sharp scissors and if applicable any rug hooking equipment you may already own. I schedule this class by appointment and days of the week that I can offer do change based on staff scheduling. Generally I can teach Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the day. Call or stop by the store to schedule.
Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Upcoming dates: September 15, October 6, October 20
Please come join us for a day of sewing here at Camp Wool! Bring any project you like and enjoy the camaraderie of other fellow stitchers, rug hookers, appliquers or any other project you’d like to work on!
We have coffee, tea, bottled water and snacks (small donations appreciated). The refrigerator is available if you want to bring a lunch!
Time: You can come for an hour or two or stay the day -- no rules!!! Just remember our store hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!
Cost: $5.00 which is 100% donated to a local animal shelter!
Reservation is Needed: We do ask that you call ahead to reserve a spot so we know who to expect OR if something happens weather wise we can get ahold of you! If you can’t make it, all we ask is that you call ahead to cancel.
THIRD PARTY TEACHER POLICY AND FEE
We appreciate your interest in taking a class here at Camp Wool. Please take note that by securing a professional teacher there is an obligation to pay that teacher. To sign up for class is a commitment to attend. While we appreciate changes happen in schedules, health etc. we have a firm policy for payment of Third Party Teacher Fees. You must pay the fee upfront in full. A refund will only be granted only if
a) we have a weather cancellation which is the sole determination of Camp Wool (safety will always come first)
b) class minimum is not met or
c) teacher cancels for any reason.
Note on Cancellation: As a courtesy, we ask that you call to cancel. If you do, we will try to fill your spot. If a replacement is found, we will refund your fee. If you cancel 10 days or fewer before the class, this courtesy effort will never be made.
Note on Class Call Reminder: We will NOT be contacting you prior to attending. This process has proved to be very time consuming and confusing. You are responsible for taking note of the dates and times for class.
Thank you for understanding and for taking responsibility for your attendance.