Naomi Appiah, 9, cuts out her pillow case that she will sew at Theatre NorthWest Sewing Camps Wednesday morning. This is the third year this highly successful programme has been in existence and they are offering some new classes. There is sewing for young children, ages 7-10 years old. Then there are three additional classes for children and youth of any age, and a variety of skills. Finally, they have added a Surface Design class, which will allow students to stamp, print, and dye their fabric in a variety of ways, and which they can then turn into garments or creations of their own.
“I am really excited to teach fabric design to our students,” says Chantal Short, a Prince George local, and successful costume designer. “This is a really popular trend in the fiber arts world right now. We are going to do some indigo dying, some stamping, and a few other things. It is my hope that students will then come back and sew with me; use their fabric to create something wearable or useable.”
There is still room in the camps for children to participate. For more info contact the theatre. Citizen photo by Brent Braaten