Wednesday, July 3

Stitch Camp

I finally had the guts to decide on something I had been thinking of since I came back from Sagada. That trip has definitely altered my idea of what a good life is and that there are other ways of being productive and happy. While I'm still waiting for my decision to take into effect, I can just daydream and reminisce of my long days in the Mountain Province last summer.

On a similar note, I'm happy Alessa organized an out of town field trip. Her Stitch Camp was held at GK's Enchanted Farm in Bulacan. I didn't know it was that vast until last Saturday.

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Photos from DMC Philippines:

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Stitch Camp

Anyhoo, these were certain things I looked forward to before the trip and was happy about when we were there:

1. Listening to the founders, volunteers, and interns talk about their dreams and plans not just for the development of the farm but of the whole country as well. I knew talking to big dreamers and innovators like them would get you fueled up on inspiration too.

2. I knew there were French interns working in the community. Hearing authentic French accent never fails to encourage me to work on my French ;)

3. Working with thread was new to me. I had been wanting to experiment with the material ever since but didn’t really make time for it until this camp. We were given different types and colors of thread that we can use to make different stitches. All the materials we needed to make thread wall art pieces, even mini guidebooks, were included in our kits. It’s really timely because I want to learn and explore sewing in general.

4. Isa taught me how to make friendship bracelets! I made four and gave one to my friend Ann :)

5. The province vibe relaxed and calmed me down. Plus, I got to nap in a rattan hammock or duyan.

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PS The next Papercutting Workshop is on July 28. You can register here :)

2 comments:

  1. Ahh! I love embroidery :)
    Someone gave me the book "Basique Broderie" by Katie Ebben, it's has a lot of the basics as well as some sample patterns for practice. Pahiram ko sa'yo kung gusto mo.
    It's in French, so you can practice reading too! lol

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  2. Yes, please! Onting tulog nalang, guguluhin na kita sa bahay mo! :) Tahi and knit tayo!

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