Virtual Summer Stitch Camp with French General
Join us (virtually) for a month of slow stitching!
Kits and supplies sent out May 15th-20th, 2020
Camp starts (virtually) Friday, June 5th, 2020
Our Summer Stitch Camp at French General will feature a month of stitching techniques that will be used to create pages in a linen cloth book. This book will become a place for you to stitch each day - a fabric memory stitch book of your summer.
Fabric collages will be inspired by antique fabric, quilt pieces, and French General fabric. Each kit will come with a curated collection of fabric color stories.
"Campers" will receive everything they need to add layers and pages to their cloth book - fabric, thread, trim and notions.
Campers stitching bag will be filled with our favorite tools and notions, including everything you need to work on your stitch book: Valdani threads, Cosmo floss, Sashiko thread, Wonder Fuse, needles, embroidery scissors, applique pins, yo-yo maker, and more!
Each Friday, for three weeks, campers will receive a video link with instruction and inspiration to create a page in the book. Workshop videos will teach how to fill your cloth book with all sorts of our favorite techniques, including: embroidery, broderie perse, applique, and sashiko.
Camp is “in session” virtually for three Fridays during the month of June. Students will receive a video link to a workshop each Friday morning - which they can enjoy at their leisure.
Additionally, there will be a Camper/Zoom Gathering on two Saturdays, these "show and tell" gatherings will be hosted by French General.
Full Virtual Summer Stitch Camp Registration
(Includes Linen Book with Fabric Collections, Notion Stitch Bag, Three Workshop Videos taught by Kaari and Invitation to Zoom Gathering on two Saturdays)
Included with Registration:
Linen Book with Fabric Collections
(each bag includes antique and new fabric collected over the past twenty years, ten specialized threads to match palettes including, Variegated Sashiko Thread, Cosmo Embroidery Floss, and Valdani Thread)
Notion Stitch Bag
(each drawstring stitch bag includes a package of Clover Wonder Fuse, Japanese fugitive pen, French General embroidery scissors, Clover embroidery needles, Japanese sashiko needles, Clover double needle threader, Presencia sewing thread, Clover marbled straight pins, Clover yo-yo maker, Paper hexagons, Japanese glue pen and refill, French General pin cushion and thread winders, antique French paper and paper templates)
Three Video Workshops
During the month of June, three workshop videos will be sent out by 8am PST on the following dates: Friday June 5th, Friday June 12th, and Friday June 19th. Each video will run between 45 minutes and one hour. All workshops are taught by Kaari, owner of French General.
Zoom Gatherings on Saturday, June 13th and Saturday, June 20th at 10am PST.
Other Tools you will need:
Fabric/Paper Cutting Scissors