|A Participant in the wood carving Session.|
Monday we are getting started in our Crafty Bootcamp, a summer camp for 10-15 year olds in our venue in Dingle, Co Kerry. Live from John St, we will be teaching felt, stitch, dyeing, crochet, patchwork, and drawing. It will be a very busy week! We have room for 12 students for the Monday through Friday camp. The fee will be €60 with materials included and I can give a small discount for multiple bookings. We will run every week until the end of August, so that's what I will be up to for the duration of the summer!
I am excited, though! Children from 10-15 years are generally very enthusiastic and well able to follow directions and get stuck into a project. It's wonderful to spread enthusiasm for craft and show them how satisfying it is to create objects by hand, to say nothing of the fact that it will give them appreciation for the time and effort that goes into it!
Meanwhile, I am just grateful that the time of cleaning, dead spiders, and painting is over. I don't mind spiders, but the sheer number of them was a bit unnerving.
|Minister for Arts, Heritage and |
Jimmy Deenihan, launching
Crafty Boot Camp
Participants will learn craft technique in the following areas:
Felt—stitch a sampler, make a small handbag or pair of cuffs
|Making a felted book cover...Crafty Bootcamp|
will be felting, among other crafts
Stitch—embroider and embellish a felted & dyed piece; hand sew patchwork wall piece.
Dyeing—dye wool yarns for crochet, fabric for patchwork & merino for felting
Crochet—Learn to crochet a scarf, e.g. basic single and double crochet which can be adapted into larger projects
Patchwork-dye fabric and cut and sew a pattern for a small wall hanging
Drawing—learn to draw and keep a design & idea book
For more information on the Crafty Bootcamp, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 087-9111793. Craft is for every day!