One of the many buildings that make up the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin, built in 1852.
Bead camp during open beading.
Students working on their projects during class.
I recently had the privilege to teach at Funky Hannah’s Bead Camp in Racine, Wisconsin. This is the second time I’ve participated in a function like this (the first was at the Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee annual retreat). It was fun to see old friends and meet new people too. Beaders from six states came to bead camp this year!
These types of get-togethers are great for socializing, beading, and all around fun. What a great way to enjoy a break from everyday life, take classes, make new friends, and stay up all night beading! I even heard there might have been some belly dancing and “unique” hand photos, but what happens at bead camp stays at bead camp.
If you ever have an opportunity to attend a function like this, please do it. You will gain new friends, lasting memories, and maybe even get caught up on that pile of projects you’ve been meaning to get to.