Have you ever wished that you could pack your crafty suitcases and go on a Crafty Retreat....
Spending time with like minded people from all over the world....
Not all of us can do that that with work, family and cost
Camp can come to YOU!!!!!!
Yep, that's right , you can join in with Summer Camp without leaving the house!!!!! It's called "Camp Aloha Friends" and Mel from Singlehanded Knits, has organised a host of activities over the summer including.....
- animal husbandry
- card making
- scrapbook creations
- yarn dyeing
- botanical pressing
- Chinese knotting
- creating special places for yourself
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
All the classes are taught by "Camp Counselors" from all over the world, who love what they do and are passionate about their craft. You can check out all their smiley faces, here, if you keep popping back to Mel's blog over the next week, you can see what we are going to be teaching and a little bit about our backgrounds.
From the 15th June, until the end of September, there will be weekly, often daily, inspirational projects, some quick makes, taking an hour or so, then they'll be longer term projects and activities. You can take part live as they are posted or do them in your own time, whenever you are able to grab some time for yourself. Check out, Mel's video about camp, here, the pigtails are optional!!!!!
You now have two options on how to participate, you could be a DAY CAMPER, where for less than a couple of large Latte's from the coffee shop each week, you can purchase just the classes......
DAY CAMPER: You have access to Camp Aloha Friend for the entire Summer. You plan on gathering all your materials yourself! You will happily join in Camp Aloha Friends! ready to make, do and see all that you can! You may chatter on the Campsite & chatter on the Ravelry thread in the SinglehandedKnits group. You have all the same access anyone else, you just like to take advantage of what you have on hand in your crafty resources!
Or you can be a BUNKHOUSE BOARDER, where you get your "suitcase" packed for you.
BUNKHOUSE BOARDING CAMPER: You want it all! “Sign me up for classes and pack my bags for me!” you say! And we will listen and do just that! Lots of goodies are included in your Camp Suitcase:
- Shuttle for tatting class
- 2 bobbins with white and natural thread to create at least 2 activities in tatting class
- wooden crochet hook
- 1 full size of SpaceCadet Creations skein of fingering weight wool yarn
- Charm pack of beautiful quality 3.5 inch squares for a sewing project
- Upholstery fabric
- Assorted 3.25 inch fabric squares for sewing activity
- A bit of fleece* to study in class with the name of the Donor Sheep (whom you will meet in class!)
- A special weaving device
- Inspiring assortment of various size paper for paper crafting class
- Mini-Cake of InfiniteTwist Helix yarn
- An assortment of other lovely treats beautifully collected for you!
*The fleece may not be available in your area, we will contact you if there is a problem with mailing it! And yes, you will get a substitution goody!
All the above comes in a beautiful sweater sized project bag, especially made for camp.
Mel has full details on her blog, you can find out the prices of the different options, here!!!!! Sign ups are now OPEN, so if you'd like to join in the fun, head over here, to secure your place!!!! Places are limited!!!!
I'll do a separate post soon, to show you some sneak peeks of my class, I can't wait to get started!!!
Wow! What a fantastic idea! Chrissie x
It sounds like lots of fun and very exciting!! xx
This sounds very fun.
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