Craftacular Takes a Walk Down Scout Camp Lane

August 23, 2010

Get your craft on summer camp-style with vintage-inspired merit badges! Torie Nguyen and Cathy Pitters from Crafty Wonderland will lead a workshop guiding you through the steps to make embroidered patches that will bring you back to your days at scout camp. The project involves taking fabric circles and embellishing them with simple embroidered images depicting your favorite activities—think camping, biking, sewing, etc. Fabric pens will also be on hand for those who don’t feel handy with a needle and thread. Come join us for some old school fun! Make something, meet new people and help craft a community in a positive, creative environment.

Torie Nguyen and Cathy Pitters run Crafty Wonderland, Portland’s semi-annual art and craft extravaganza, and are both members of the collective PDX Super Crafty.

Torie makes jewelry under the name Totinette when she’s not taking care of her daughter. She is passionate about handmade goods, mid-century modern architecture, tea, and planting flowers.

Cathy is a mom, artist and seamstress. She runs her business, Bossa Nova Baby, out of her flamingo pink craft bunker in her basement. She creates one of a kind, vintage-inspired clothing and accessories that she sells in shops and craft fairs across the country.

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Supported by Etsy and the Cyan PDX Cultural Residency Program.