Love to Sew,

Episode 14: Inside Camp Workroom Social 2017

November 06, 2017

Camp Workroom Social

We go to Camp Workroom Social and chat with our fellow campers about what this sewing weekend means to them. We both found camp to be such a magical, accepting, and heart-opening experience and we really wanted to share that feeling with the sewing community. Get an inside look at this amazing weekend and hopefully we will see you at camp next year!

Camp Workroom Social

Jennifer WieseJennifer Wiese, Camp Director

“Camp is my most favorite thing EVER!”

Jennifer is a designer who believes that every woman can live a joyful, creative, and confident life. At her Brooklyn-based studio, Workroom Social, she helps women find their joy, creativity, and confidence by empowering them to create clothes they want to wear. She teaches sewists methods that make clothing construction easy and produce beautiful results that look store-bought, not homemade. Jennifer is a summer camp counselor for life and the recipient of the “Spirit of Wewa” award at YMCA Camp Wewa in Apopka, FL, her childhood sleepaway camp. It’s a dream of hers to create Camp Workroom Social, an excuse for adults to sew, make friends, and act like a kid again if only for the weekend.

  • Our canoeing group:

  • Helen doing Archery:

  • Raptor Center:


“We all break needles, and we all sew things on backwards, and we all forget things, and we all mess up…and that’s life.
We all do it. You are not alone.”
-Jennifer Wiese

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  1. Heidee King says:

    You did a great job on the camp podcast! It was so fun to hear everyone’s voices again. For the first time I didn’t mind hearing my own voice. Well done, ladies!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thanks Heidee! We miss you! <3

      1. Heidee says:

        The feeling is mutual!

  2. Ilonka Molano-Peña says:

    This was so beautiful!!! Made me cry sitting at work; brought back so many memories.
    It was wonderful meeting you guys there!!! Camp was truly an amazing experience and this episode did it justice. Thanks

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thank you so much Ilonka! We were hoping to do it justice, so that means a lot. Hope we see you next year!

  3. Michele says:

    hurrah another great weekly podcast – now got to wait to next Tuesday for sewing fix !!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thank you Michelle!

  4. HOORAY! Fantastic episode! And I’m so thrilled so many of you loved my hand sewing class. Can we go back to Camp now?!?!

    I want to also add a correction: Helen shares a tip from my hand sewing class but it sounds like she got it backwards. →Thread has a direction!→ When hand sewing, you’ll have the best results if you thread the end that comes off the spool into the needle (as opposed to the freshly cut end as Helen stated). The fibers are wound this direction and working with the twist will often give you less knots and tangles while stitching. An easy way to remember is that you thread this same end when using your sewing machine.

    But also- It’s “probably fine” if you do it the other way “as long as you reach your goal.” 😀


    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thanks Brooks Ann! So mortified that we got it wrong after all that, LOL! Guess I need to come back next year and take your class again – dangit! XOXO

  5. Amanda says:

    Omg I can’t believe someone from Carnation Washington was at camp, that’s 3 miles from my home! Way to go girls, I love your podcast and your energy!

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Thank you! We loved making this episode! It’s a small world 🙂

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