I had the pleasure of recently attending Pam Damour’s Boot Camp which teaches drapery workroom techniques. Pam holds these workshops at her home & workshop in Champlain, NY. These are very exclusive as there are only a handful of students in attendance. During these sessions, Pam shares her 33+ years of experience in the industry. Even experienced sewers like myself come away from these workshops learn the latest techniques and have a chance to practice and sharpen our skills!
As a result of this workshop, I am now certified to teach under the Pam Damour – Damour Drapery School name!
You can learn more about Pam at her website – pamdamour.com
Look for photos of some of my projects and more info on my drapery offerings in the future!
Learn new skills – alone or with several of your friends! We offer a number of classes for all age groups!
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This year the Saratoga County Fair is July 21-26.
If you plan on entering a Home Arts or Fine Arts project you must have your entry in by July 11 at 5:00PM.
You can do your entry online at:
You can check out the website for further information
I don’t know about other parts of our country, but here in upstate New York summer means county fairs. Each week there is a new and exciting Fair. The closest one to me is 10 minutes away. It is the Washington County Fair.
People flock to it for amusement rides, competitions, and food. There are demolition derbys, musical shows, and tractor pulls. Families spend time together. They show their creative skills and their livestock.
Why do I write about this? I think it is important for children and adults to share things they create. Sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, rug hooking shouldn’t be lost arts. Put something that you have created in your local fair. Whether you win a blue ribbon or not you are a winner. You just may be the one who inspires another.
2015 Washington County Fair is August 24-30.
Entries must by done by July 24
For further info you can go to: http://www.washingtoncountyfair.com