Happy Friday! Hope you’ve been enjoying your summer- whether it’s been keeping cool inside working on sewing projects or basking in the sunshine outdoors. Speaking of sewing, sunshine, and the outdoors– our friend Barbara of Enchanted Valley Arts, recently shared some fantastic pictures of a summer youth sewing camp where she is a director. You may remember a post from a few months ago where we featured Barbara’s outstanding Puget Sound-inspired applique wall-hanging called, ‘Another Point of View‘ she designed using Western Washington Shop Hop fabric by Clothworks and In The Beginning. Barbara works with the Clothing and Textile Advisors of Kitsap County, a group of highly skilled & trained individuals (similar to a Master Gardener program, but for textiles instead of plants) which sponsor a 4H summer sewing camp called ‘Creative You’. During the sewing camp, these young people learned to create all sorts of fabric manipulation techniques: dyeing, fabric stamping, shibori, etc. After dyeing their fabrics, the campers transformed the fabrics into finished sewing projects such as pillows, tote bags, accessories, garments, etc. Clothworks was excited to team up with Barbara and her summer sew camp by donating some American Made Brand solid fabric for use in their creations. Below are some great pics of the sewing camp attendees in action during the creative process.
Looks like there was lots of fabric dyeing & sewing fun to be had at ‘Creative You Sewing Camp’. How exciting to see Clothworks and American Made Brand solids used in these beautiful creations!!