Camp Wool Offering New Classes for the Spring with more to come!!
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New Stitch-Along: Monday, November 18 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Santa Workshop: TBD
Beginning Wool Applique: Wednesday, December 11 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Punch Needle Embroidery: Wednesday, November 20 and Wednesday, December 4 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Bring a Buddy or One-To-One Primitive Rug Hooking Class: by appointment
Quilt Class: TBD
New Stitch-Along: Time for Seasons
Join us for a new stitch-along, "Time for Seasons", from By The Bay Needlart.
We will host a camp meeting once a month where we work on the project together. You must have signed up for the stitch-along to join the camp meeting. Sign up at Camp Wool to receive a hard copy of the design.
Make sure you gather your fabric, and fibers, and if you forgot any needful things I am sure the Stitching Camp Counselors can help you gather them together. Please join Donna to share your ideas, make some stitching friends, and just enjoy a day at Camp.
Date: Monday, November 18
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Limited seating. Registration required by calling the store.
Join us at Camp Wool for a felting afternoon! In this needle felting workshop, you will learn how to make this whimsical three dimensional Santa. He is made from 100% locally sourced wool and is approximately 9" high. The rate of $39.00 includes all supplies and materials needed to complete one Santa. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some felting experience. This is an adults only workshop.
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $39 (includes materials)
Teacher: Kathleen Gerdes
To sign up please call the store.
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, December 11
Time: 10:30 AM to 2:00 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, November 20 and Wednesday, December 4
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 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.
Quilting Class: Circles, Circles, and More Circles
This quilt is highly unusual in that it is actually composed of individual circles that are quilted and then sewn together to make a larger quilt. This quilt would be beautiful in 30’s, batiks, or really any fabric line you would like to showcase (like Kaffe Fassett’s!).
All participants should expect to leave the class with a quilt of 4 circles completed, allowing them to continue and complete the quilt at home.
Teacher: Ildi Tary
Time: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Cost: $40 plus supplies
Supplies: See supply list below. Pattern provided at class. Camp Wool will have batting, pins and template plastic on hand for purchase. 7” circle templates can be purchased at JoAnn’s for approximately $16.99 before coupons.
Fabric and batting, according to information below
Sewing machine, manual, and all attachments, including foot pedal and power supply
Sewing machine needles
Piece of sturdy template plastic, at least 8” X 8”
Thread matching your background fabric
Standard sewing supplies; pins (silk pins preferred), extra bobbins, hand sewing needles
A good set of large scissors to cut through multiple layers of fabric and batting
60" x 70" quilt (sample size): 168 circles, 8 yards background fabric, 8 total yards of focus fabric, king recommended batting size
60" x 60" quilt: 144 circles, 7 yards background fabric, 7 total yards of focus fabric, king recommended batting size
55" x 55" quilt: 121 circles, 6 yards background fabric, 6 total yards of focus fabric, queen recommended batting size
50" x 60" quilt: 120 circles, 6 yards background fabric, 6 total yards of focus fabric, queen recommended batting size
15" x 20" quilt (placemat): 12 circles, 1 yard background fabric, 1 total yard of focus fabric, scraps recommended batting size
35" x 35" quilt (table topper): 40 circles, 2.5 yards background fabric, 2.5 total yards of focus fabric, twin recommended batting size
Due to the nature of construction, there is much more waste of background, batting and focus fabrics than most quilt patterns. Unfortunately that is the nature of this particular pattern and that is why you might be surprised at the consumption of materials for what might seem like relatively small quilts. But the good news is that once you have joined the circles, you are done – no machine quilting or binding.
The focus fabric is what you see as the “melons” on the front. This yardage should be composed of many, many different fabrics...at least 24 different fabrics and ideally many more. I would suggest you just collect enough to start and buy or swap for more as you need more variety. I will bring a collection of small cuts of 30’s fabrics (like the shop sample) that you may purchase if you wish.
It is critical that the batting should be the very lightest cotton available due to the number of layers that get created when the folding of circles is done. Quilters Dream batting in the Request loft is a good choice.
Cut at least 20 4 1⁄4” squares of your focus fabric squares (make sure you have a good mix of different fabrics!).
Cut at least 4 8” squares of your background fabric
Cut at least 4 8” squares of your batting