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Camp 510 - stArt sewing

Greetings, I taught sewing last week at Camp 510 to children 6-10 years old. I met some super enthusiastic sewists who keep me inspired to do more teaching. We first talked about super hero power and what power they would have. Then we explored symbols to represent that power in the world. The children then had to draw that symbol on paper and develop it into fabric. They came up with some really interesting ideas: We also did a cyanotype project over the week. We used objects from nature and their own ideas to create a variety of prints. We were blessed with a sunny day to do these items: I'm back in the studio tomorrow to make samples for the third week of teaching which will be beg

Camp 510 - XP camp

Greetings all, I just recovered from teaching last week from teaching at Camp 510. I taught 12 students all female how to design, draft, and sew a garment of their choice. They did have the option of working on their own projects and enjoy playing in a room of fabric. There were some ambitious and stunning projects executed and displayed at the fashion show. I do not have pictures to share for two reasons. Any picture I take needs to protect the child's identity. The other reason is that children are super wily at outwitting adults with cameras. Here's an example of one now: I did spend yesterday in the studio and loved it immensely. Below is yesterday's output. It took me all day to

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