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Wool Weeks Camp

Starting with local island wool, participants will spend a week washing, dyeing with kool-aid, carding, and spinning with potato drop-spindles, then weaving their yarn into a finished project such as a pouch. Supplementary activities (based on participants’ interests) include friendship bracelet making, cats-cradle, needle felting and wet felting, knitting, and card weaving. Plenty of free time and beach time is included. This is a day-camp version of the County Fair’s sheep-to-shawl project.


Week one and week two are stand alone weeks; children can attend one or both. Week two will be focused on carding, spinning, weaving, and repurposed sweater art. Students will have the opportunity to hand stitch a pocket mini skirt from sweaters (project: warm butt!) or make a sweater stuffed animal or pouch.


Co-sponsored by San Juan County Parks. Visit our website to sign up.


Instructor: Ellen Peterson Session 1: August 1-5 (Mon-Fri) Time: 10:00-4:00 Ages: 10-14 Fee: $130 Resident, $150 Nonresident Location: Odlin Park Lower Parking Lot Maximum Participants: 14


Instructor: Ellen Peterson Session 2: August 8-12 (Mon-Fri) Time: 10:00- 4:00 Ages: 10-14 Fee: $130 Resident, $150 Nonresident Location: Odlin Park Lower Parking Lot Maximum Participants: 14

Participants can enjoy the beach during their lunch break.