Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fiber Arts Summer Camp - Oxford MS

Lynn & I are getting very excited about all the fiber crafts we will be sharing with young people during Oxford's first Fiber Arts Summer Camp. Every Monday from June 4 until July 30, aspiring artists ages ten and up will create a unique piece of fiber art with different materials.

Fiber Arts Camp will be held at Knit 1 Oxford when the shop is closed so that eight children will have the space to themselves! Just some of the techniques we will cover are weaving, dyeing, knitting, crochet, beadwork, felting, embroidery, macrame, kumihimo, braiding & knotting, papermaking, dollmaking, and lots more. A few photos of the projects are below, as well as sample pieces our fabulous 'tester student' has tried out for us!

Click on the box to the right ("Fiber Camp") to link to Knit 1 Oxford for more information and to register.

This small purse was woven on a cardboard loom. In addition to learning new techniques, students will also learn how to make the tools necessary for several of the fiber crafts.

Here is a simple straw-woven barrette our student tester has made.

This is a straw woven belt. Students will learn the technique while making a barrette.

A crocheted fingerless mitt.

Felt bead making:

More Fiber Arts Summer Camp

More fiber crafts we will be learning this summer, including square stitch beaded bracelet, kumihimo braid in progress, macrame bracelet, perfect pompoms, God's Eyes, and, lastly, a photo of the small woven purse my tester student made.