Kilt Camp is on the horizon! Am I ready? Yes and no. We have a wedding next Saturday, which will take all of my attention for the next 8 days. After that I can go through my checklist. Those of you attending or returning to camp can do the same thing. The following is a complete list of supplies. Newcomers to kilt camp need ONLY items with an asterisk (*)
tartan – if you haven’t ordered it by now, you need expedited shipping! *
#9 quilting/between needles – check
#7 sharp needles – check
matching thread (Guterman, not the other stuff) – check
carpet thread, cream or black – check
measuring tape – check
thimble – check *
pins (just a few)- check
tailor’s chalk – check
small sharp scissors – check *
dressmaker’s shears – check
basting thread – check
interfacing – check
lining – check
buckles – check
straps – check
beeswax – check
IMPORTANT: your personal copy of The Art of Kiltmaking *
Music of your choice
My car will be packed with other stuff like the presser, ironing board, and so on. This year I feel like I’m on top of things just a bit, because I have all of my supplies ready to go except the beeswax, but I know where that is to be had, so I’m good.
It looks like we have at least 2 newbies coming, and I will be happy to see them. One is my “adopted” dance daughter, a girl who danced with my own daughter, who I dressed, and helped at the games. Now she is an adult, and ready to make a kilt for her husband. I can’t wait to see her. Time flies!
The other thing we’re gearing up for is the Tour de France–my July is very much taken up with this. I find the strategy fascinating, and it really lends itself to sewing, because I can just listen, and then look up when it’s important.
I will post again before camp, and then we’ll go live–with pictures, maybe, so that you can see what goes on at Emma Willard!