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Sewing Camp This Week

We are off to an amazing start to camp this week!!  Saying that we are a sewing camp is a little misleading as we have a few weavers and some jewelry makers thrown into the mix.  Everyone is having a great time as they get to choose exactly what the wish to make and what media they wish to use!!

We have stuffed toys…

We have jewelry making…

We have weaving…

We have pouches of all kinds.  Some with zippers (more than one!) and some with velcro…

We have headbands, scrunchies and bracelets…  AND  So much more!!

Our workspace is full of fun, collaboration and inspiration!!  Join us for a week of camp!

June Happenings!!

Adult Classes!!

Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

  Please join us to learn to sew, knit, crochet, or weave (or brush up on skills you might already have!).  Do you want to learn to make clothes for yourself or your children?  How about gift items for anniversaries, baby showers, graduations and more?  In this open ended class, you choose what skill you want to work on and what project pleases you.  Quilts, bags, stuffed animals, scarves, clothes and so much more.  You choose the class and the medium, we provide everything else!  $25 per class, pay as you go, come when you can.  Please contact us for availability.

Summer Camps!!

  We have openings in our Knitting/Crochet camp the week of 7/8 and our Sewing camp the week of 8/5.  Don't worry!!  If your child would like to sew during a knitting/crochet camp -- they absolutely can!  If your child would like to knit or crochet during a sewing camp -- they absolutely can!  Weaving is offered during any camp upon request.  Please let us know if you would like to take one of the last spots in camp this summer.

Parent's Night Out!!

Friday, June 28th from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Ages 2nd grade through high school.All skill levels welcome and all supplies included.Light snacks provided.Cost:  $30 per student.

Parents enjoy some well deserved time off while kids enjoy creative time in the Let's Go Crafting Fiber Arts Studio!  Please contact us for availability.

Free Donation Workshop!!

Saturday, June 29th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Ages 2nd grade through high school.All skill levels welcome and all supplies included.Light snacks provided.Cost:  Free.

In this workshop we will be making tote bags to benefit Downtown Streets Team Palo Alto.  This organization helps the homeless.  We will stuff our completed tote bags with travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, water bottles, etc.  If you have any of these that you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate them.  Please contact us for availability.

Let's Go Crafting--letsgocrafting@gmail.com--650-814-4183--3331 Vernon Terrace, Palo Alto, CA  94303

Sewing Camp!

Our first camp of summer is in full swing and we are having a blast!!!  We already have lots of finished projects:

Pajama Pants – love those little hedgehogs!!

Bracelets, Scrunchies and Head Bands!

Pillows with applique are really popular. The pillow with the hedgehog applique….those are actually pockets!

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We also have weaving and crochet happening in camp.  Students really do get to choose their form of fiber art!

And lots and lots of creativity! I can’t wait for camp to start today to see what these students will come up with!

Monday Funday

Class on Monday was super fun and full of creative energy!

Our beading/jewelry making station is still seeing lots of action!  I love what these students are making!

Isn’t this narwhal amazing?!  I love that creative eye!

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We are weaving up a storm.  This scarf is almost finished!  It will come off the loom next Monday.

The studio is always  a hive of creative energy.  Everyone choosing their own projects and bringing them to life!  For me, there is no better job to have or place to be!

Donation Workshop

Once a month Let's Go Crafting hosts a donation workshop.  Donation Workshop days are free and students join us to make something that benefits a charitable organization.  This month we made cat beds for the animal shelter in Palo Alto.

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This month's team of fantastic students!! 

We used old towels (most of them were donated by our community) to make the beds.

 The kids cut the towels and sewed them and then stuffed the outside channel to make them more comfortable for the cats.

 We had soooo much fun!!


Some of our students even made two beds!! Thank you to everyone who donated and who came to sew!!!

May Parents Night Out!

We had a great time last month at Parents Night Out!  We are now offering another one!

Parents enjoy some well deserved time off while the kids enjoy time in Let's Go Crafting's studio and create some really fun projects.

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Cost: $30 per child, pre-registration required.

Ages: 2nd grade through high school

All skill levels welcome!

We created some sewing projects!

We made earrings!

We made necklaces!

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And had a healthy snack!!  Please join us for this one!

New!!! A Beading Center!

Over the Palo Alto Unified Spring Break, we organized and got our new beading center up and running.  This has been a fantastic addition to our studio!  Our students are creating so many things!

Our beading goodness!

Lots of beautiful earrings!!

Necklaces!

Fabulous Bracelets!

Beaded Bookmarks!

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This is our workstation.  Our students are really enjoying the option to make jewelry!

These are our planning boards – for design and balance.

I can’t wait until our next class to see what other creations happen!!

This week in review

We had a fantastic first week back in the studio after winter break!

We had lots of finished projects!!

And continued to work on longer term projects.

And work on projects that are just about finished!  It was such a great week in the studio!

Classtime Fun!

Today was such a blast in class!  Students were working on all kinds of different things!

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Weaving with pick up sticks!

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These two were...

working on cross stitch projects!

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Attaching a zipper.

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Knitting - one student is starting a scarf, the other is starting a doll.

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This student is cutting out fabric for a tiered and ruffled skirt.  She altered an existing pattern in order to make it the way she wants.

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This student is cutting fabric for a patchwork binding on a blanket.  I love that I am able to have each student make whatever they wish!!

Classes

This past week was sooo much fun!!  Our classes are off to a fantastic start!

We had letter pillows!!

Zippered bag!

And fun pillows and stuffed animals!  I can’t wait to see what this group of students will make next!

Sewing Camp

Well, I can’t believe that summer camps are done.  I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching summer camp and our campers have been fabulous!  This past week we had sewing camp and there were so many good things that were made:

Clothing!

Hairbands and scrunchies!

Lots of bags and a hanging organizer!

Letters, a mobile and a pompom!

Lots and lots of stuffies!

We had a fantastic time!  Now it’s on to our fall schedule which starts the week of August 20th.  I can’t wait to see what creative goodness is made in our classes!

Camp Re-Cap

Last week was super fun!!  We had a knitting and crochet camp in the morning and a sewing camp in the afternoon.  AND of course there was weaving!

 We made lots of crochet stuffed animals!

We made clothing!

We made wrist warmers – both knit and crochet! 

A stuffed dog whose tummy was empty and had a zipper installed to become a pajama bag!  All the idea of this student!

Lots and lots of weaving!

We made bags and back packs!

Quilted items!

More!

And more!  Looking back at the week, I can’t believe how much we accomplished!!

Sewing Camp Re-Cap

Last week in sewing camp was such a blast!!!  So many new skills were learned and so many projects were completed!

There were pincushions!

There were clothes:  dresses, skirts and aprons!  Oh, my!

There were bags and pouches galore!

Many, many stuffed animals!

There were weavings, hair scrunchies, and key rings!  We had so much fun!!  I can’t wait until next week!

Third Week Camp Highlights

We are currently entering out 5th week of camp!! I am really behind on the blogging front, but we are having a fantastic time at camp!  Here are some of the highlights from sewing camp during week three:

There were lots of tote bags made.  Each one turned out so well!

Lots and lots of pillows were made.  Some were quilted and some had embroidery on them.

Stuffed animals, pillow cases, and freeform dolls with their own set of clothes!

This sewing camp decided they wanted to weave so we set up the looms for them!!  What a fun time we had!  Lots of scarves, table runners and even a pair of wrist warmers!

Head bands and scrunchies!

And so much more!!  Our sewing camps are so much more than just sewing.  They are about exploration, friendship and fun!

Second Week Camp Highlights

Our second week of camp was a knitting and crochet camp and we had such a great time!!

There were crochet animals!

Crochet shoelaces and a knit coffee cup sleeve!

Crochet monsters, coaster and pillow with a backing!

We even had some good weaving going on!!  Our camps cater to the interests of every student!!

First Week Camp Highlights!

Dresses!

Dress and skirts!

LOTS of stuffed animals!

Sunglasses case and bags!

And many pin cushions!  I would say the first week was a success!

First week of camp!

Our first week of camp is off to fantastic start!  We are sewing this week and our group of students are sooo creative!

Finished projects from the first two days of camp.  A sundress and two fox stuffed animals!

We made pincushions to start – either to learn how to use the machines or to brush up on some skills that hadn’t been used in awhile.

Then it was on to other things!   Each student picked their own project and blazed away.

Last Monday Class in the Studio

Well...Monday was a day of lasts.  The school year is winding down and our summer camps will be starting up on June 4th!  While I can't wait for summer camp to start (we have so much fun and create so many things), I'm also a little sad to be losing such a great group of students - hopefully then will be able to join again in the fall.  Today we had so many finishes:

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This was the studio during class time. They were all working hard to finish their projects!!

Fantastic Preschoolers

Monday was my last preschool class for this semester.  We had a great time together and I am a little sad that the Monday class is done until the fall.  Today we:

made drawings and then embellished with fabric and sequins,

sewed up lacing cards – each student did many of these.  It was so fun!

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And I gave them their pillows.  They painted the fabric last week and I sewed them into pillows to give them on the last day.  They totally LOVED them!!

Class Samples Galore!!

I have been having so much fun making samples for all the different classes that I teach!

For the studio, I made a sundress and sunglasses case sample for either kids or adults to make.  I might have to make another sunglasses case for the studio as I really like this one!

For the preschool class, I made little wooden looms and people out of used toilet paper tubes.  The students really loved these two activities!

For the tween class, we have a little ladybug bean bag, a woven monster bookmark, a keychain, and several other sewn stuffies that can be bean bags, cat toys or key chains – whatever they want to make.  I had so much fun creating these!