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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer Camp

The Iron craft challenge for week 26 is Camp Craft! When I was a kid, I always earned merit badges and patches at summer camp. Since I've been messing with my embroidery machine, making badges and puppets for VBS I figured I would put together a few for my fictitious camp. Of course there are badges for sandcastles and bird watching. But summer camp is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys...

But then I figured that the counsellors more than earn their right to a badge for putting up with all the whining all week....

Give 'em a little cheese with that wine!

The details... These are made using patterns from embroidery library. They are all about 2 inches in the biggest dimension. The background fabric is upcycled jeans. The patches are embroidered to to final satin stitch and then I put a piece of heavy duty cut-away stabilizer on the bottom to finish off the back. I use one layer of fibrous wash away stabilizer and can fit 6 patches in my medium large hoop. Most of these will go in our etsy shop. The backs will be finished with heavy duty wonder under to make them iron on!

Now I just have to wait for Wednesday to post on Iron Craft. We'll see if I can keep up with the iron crafters over there.


  1. I love the idea of making badges for the things we do everyday in life...like doing the dishes, folding the laundry...

  2. This rocks! I love the thought of doing badges... too bad I have no idea how to embroider. I love the wine badge!