I remember being at summer camp, and really enjoying the various weaving and stitching crafts we made one year. Now that I have an especially “crafty” daughter, who won’t be going off to camp anywhere, I’ve wondered how to share those fun times — and the lifelong learning that went with it. So I am thrilled to share with her Stitch Camp. We’ve each been working on some of the sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, weaving, and felt projects offered in the book. Sometimes we’re sort of watching something on TV, or other times, just talking.
I’ve been showing her how to do the knots that are included, and she’s explained how she did her “art pillow” project, with an old pillowcase, and we’ve been talking about how to improve on that next time. The text is clear and engaging, and the book includes beautiful — and helpful — photos, which show how to do each project, step by step. The layout is fun and easy to follow, and we both love the many asides and sidebars on things like how to make a ball of yarn, pom-poms, and yarn bombing. It’s fun and we’re creating our own fun crafts — and memories — together.