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Textiles Base Camp 5

FCS Teacher Apparel and Textiles Professional Development Workshop

The University of Idaho’s Apparel, Textiles and Design program is once again offering our summer workshop series: Textiles Base Camp. The camp will be offered on June 15-17, 2022.

All workshops will be conducted in-person but on Thursday, June 16, the workshops will be delivered in-person and synchronously through Zoom. For those who wish to only attend through Zoom, we will have a separate registration for that day and send out kits containing workshop supplies in advance.

Pricing for Textiles Base Camp 2022
Through May 8 | Early Bird No Housing $330 | Early Bird with Housing $451 | Early Bird Online (1 day) $120
After May 8 | Last Minute No Housing $430 | Last Minute with Housing $551 | Last Minute Online (1 day) $220
Registration will close on May 31. No refunds will be given after May 31.

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Questions? Email Lori Wahl at

June 14 — Campers arrive

June 15 — In person workshops

  • Breakfast included
  • Slouchy Beanie Knit Workshop — Learn to knit using only the knit stitch on circular knitting needles. Participants will learn to cast on, knit and reduce stitches for shaping as they create a chunky, hipster beanie.
  • Lunch included
  • Sewing a Zipper Pouch — In this workshop, participants will learn how to construct a lined zipper bag with boxed corners from start to finish using sewing machines. We will focus on fabric selection, accurate cutting techniques, zipper application and the order of operations/method in which the product is constructed.

June 16 — Hybrid workshops (in person & via Zoom)

  • Padlet Concept & Color Board Building — Designers visually communicate concept and color ideas through image boards. Using free online resources, we will build an apparel-oriented concept mood board and color mood board. Participants will also learn about other free online apparel and fashion design resources.
  • Lunch included
  • Tapestry Weaving — Woven textiles use a variety of structures and processes that produce wildly different fabrics. Participants will learn several weaving techniques and will have the opportunity to use tapestry and found item looms.

June 17 — In person only

Two credits of Professional Development (PD) will be available for those attending in person only and will be a combination of workshop participation, outside readings and written work. Registration for PD credits and instructions for completion will be provided on the first day of each camp.

Summer Design Days

June 22-25, 2022

At Summer Design Days, high school students explore art and design majors while getting a feel for studio life on the U of I campus.


B.S. Apparel, Textiles & Design

Students are prepared for a wide range of apparel industry careers through courses grounded in product development.

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