Camp Wool Offering New Classes for the Spring with more to come!!
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SOLD OUT Saturday, February 1 Two sessions to choose from: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 15 Two sessions to choose from: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hooked Kiss Closure Purse Making Class: Two part class: Friday, March 20 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Friday, April 3 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Beginning Wool Applique: Wednesday, February 12 or Wednesday, March 11 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Bring a Buddy or One-To-One Primitive Rug Hooking Class: by appointment
Felted Gnome Workshop: There's No Place Like Gnome
Come and explore the magic of needle felting a sculptured 3-dimensional gnome. Whether you are a beginner or have some felting experience, you'll enjoy this workshop. Gnomes are approximately 7 inches tall. Fun and laughter is guaranteed. The rate includes all supplies and materials needed to make one gnome.
SOLD OUT Saturday, February 1
Saturday, February 15
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM or 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost: $39 (includes materials)
Teacher: Kathleen Gerdes
To sign up call the store. You must provide a credit card number to hold your place, but the the class will be paid via cash or check.
Hooked Kiss Closure Purse Making Class
Experience the excitement of designing and creating a functional piece of art. This class will provide hands-on learning, tips and techniques for making a hooked purse with a decorative, metal kiss closure frame. The purses made in class will measure approximately 8" wide x 9" tall. Students will learn how to design and make an artistic purse. A common purse size and shape will be used by all students. Students can create their own unique design for the front of the purse or seek the assistance of the instructor.
This is a two-part class. You must attend both parts.
Date: Friday, March 20 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Friday, April 3 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Note Regarding Meals: A ½ hour break will be held each day for lunch. You may bring your lunch (refrigerator/microwave available) or we have the option to order lunch from a local deli and have it delivered.
Cost: $125 per person (includes materials)
Teacher: Rose Raymond
Payment: A credit card will be taken at time of registration to hold your spot. Should you cancel 2 weeks or less prior to class, your credit card will be charged. You will pay $120 directly to the teacher the first day of class cash or check. The $5.00 class shelter donation will be made day of class at store counter.
About the teacher:
Rose Raymond has been involved in fibre arts for over 35 years. She designs and creates unique pieces of art. She had a successful, professional career for many years in information technology. During those years she casually began rug hooking in her spare time. In 2008 Rose retired. Her creativity exploded! She experiments even more now with a myriad of fibres and techniques. She has expanded her repertoire to include art quilting, machine embroidery, fabric painting, thread painting and thread sketching.
For Rose’s hooked creations she repurposes garments and incorporates other types of fabrics and embellishments into her designs. Her pen name is “wooley incarnations”.
She uses a wide variety of mixed medium--woolen fabrics, velvetine, non-woolen glitz fabrics, specialty yarns, beads, feathers, roving, etc. Several techniques are applied to her designs to give them texture and dimension--waldoboro, proddy, shirring, stitchery, beading, pixelating, braiding, etc. Rose transforms everything into aesthetically pleasing pieces of functional art. She likes to make designs fun and interesting. They range from elegant to abstract to understated and whimsical. She is always looking for new shapes and textures to create something unique.
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 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!
Date: Wednesday, February 12 or Wednesday, March 11
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
To make an appointment please call the store
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: 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!
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: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Teacher: LeAnn Hodgson or Kathy Malyn
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.
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.