Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Stitch Camp

For the second crafty field trip, we spent the day in the duyans of the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, stitching the day away. A Saturday couldn't be steadier! ;)
The early morning trip was quick, and the roadside views were spectacular.
While waiting for breakfast, we did an introduction circle, and a quick cross-stitch stamping activity.
Our artworks turned into placemats, as we were served a hearty buffet of Enchanted Farm produce.
Cabanas with duyans served as our craft space for the day.
DMC was there to provide thread and materials for the participants. I prepared travel-sized stitch guides as well. Embroidery is good company when you're waiting in line for something. :P

In the morning, I taught huck/Swedish style embroidery, one of my favorite crafts from high school. Photo Credit: DMC

Then in the afternoon, we did freehand embroidery.L is for Lanot! This is going up on our wall ;)
Nat & Amor doing huck embroidery.

Mansy and Isa made friendship bracelets (the abundance of thread was too tempting). Isa taught us how to do the box braid, using fingers to weave. The little girls in the Gk community at the farm took home some bracelets, too!Photo Credit: DMC
We all took home lootbags and cross-stitch stamps from DMC!
The participants with their works. 'Til the next crafty field trip! ;)