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    Kilt Kamp 2020 - official registration thread plus more details

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    Kilt Kamp 2020 has been postponed to summer 2021

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    Restrictions on access to Hamilton College campus this summer due to COVID-19 mean that we will be unable to hold Kilt Kamp this summer. I will leave the details up below, though, so that you can be thinking about whether you would like to join us in 2021. It will be sometime in late June or July, and the general plan will be similar to what we would have done this summer.

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    What:
    Kilt Kamp is the place for you to learn how to make a kilt for the first time, extend your kiltmaking to a new kind of kilt, or just have a great time making your umpteenth kilt in the company of kiltmaking friends. Whether you want to make a hand-sewn traditional knife-pleated kilt, or whether you want to try your hand at a box pleated, Kingussie, or reverse Kingussie kilt, Kilt Kamp is the place to do it and have fun at the same time.

    When: starts 8 am sharp on Sunday, July 12, ends 5 pm Friday, July 17. The Central New York Irish Festival will take place in Deansboro, NY on Saturday the 11th, for anyone who wants to arrive early.

    Where: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

    Who: Space is limited to 8 registrants who have never made a kilt before, with additional space for folks with experience. First dibs will go to Xmarkers.

    Instructor: Barb Tewksbury (author of The Art of Kiltmaking).

    Cost: US$375, plus meals and lodging. You provide tartan (or I can order tartan for you at wholesale prices) and other kilting materials. Dorm housing on campus is ~$50/night/room (2 people can share for $50 total/night). The dorm is not air conditioned. Alternatively, you can make your own housing arrangements. We’ll provide snacks and drinks.

    Registration:
    Send an email to Barb Tewksbury at btewksbu@hamilton.edu, and she will email you the registration form. To secure a place, return the registration form along with a deposit of US$200. Once you are registered, you will receive additional info on logistics and supplies. The balance of the registration fee, plus lodging if you are staying in the dorm, will be due no later than June 15.
    Last edited by Barb T; 27th April 20 at 06:26 AM.
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
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    Geology stuff (mostly) at http://people.hamilton.edu/btewksbu
    The Art of Kiltmaking at http://theartofkiltmaking.com

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    Title fixed.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Canadian Sinclair.

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    Bless you!
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
    Member, Scottish Tartans Authority
    Geology stuff (mostly) at http://people.hamilton.edu/btewksbu
    The Art of Kiltmaking at http://theartofkiltmaking.com

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    Skill level?

    What sewing skill level should you be at to attend this camp?

    Dave

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    All prospective Kampers must be able to correctly identify a kilt, two times out of three, without looking in the back of the book. They must be able to successfully demonstrate which end of a needle goes into the fabric first.
    Any prospective Kamper who resorts to threading a needle with super glue is automatically disqualified.
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    Pretty much what Steve said

    Everything in the kind of trad kilt that I will teach you how to make is hand stitched (i.e., not using a sewing machine). If you've never held a needle and thread before, you could practice a little ahead of time just sewing any old thing (like buttons), but you don't need to.
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
    Member, Scottish Tartans Authority
    Geology stuff (mostly) at http://people.hamilton.edu/btewksbu
    The Art of Kiltmaking at http://theartofkiltmaking.com

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    Skill level?

    LOL! I guess I qualify. My mother taught me some sewing skill when I was a wee lad, but I have forgotten most everything. Still know which end of the needle to thread! Most likely between now and then, I will be taking some local sewing classes. I have decided that I want to learn to sew.

    Dave

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    Sounds good! Just email me, and I'll email you a registration form.
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
    Member, Scottish Tartans Authority
    Geology stuff (mostly) at http://people.hamilton.edu/btewksbu
    The Art of Kiltmaking at http://theartofkiltmaking.com

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