What is Camp Craftaway?

Camp Craftaway is a day camp for crafty-minded adults who love the childhood nostalgia of summer camp and want to spend a weekend getting their hands messy with all things crafts.

This year’s camp will be held on August 2 – 4, 2024, at the Alki Beach Bathhouse in West Seattle, WA. It will feature 19 hands-on craft classes taught by talented makers, a camper social, a craft supply exchange, and a craft lounge.

Your Camp Craftaway Co-hosts

Melissa and Sara founded Camp Craftaway as a creative retreat. They wanted a dedicated weekend to connect with artists, makers, crafters, and creative dabblers. To have a space to try all sorts of new things. And to make new crafty friends. Get to know your camp hosts 👇

Melissa Galbraith

Melissa Galbraith


Melissa Galbraith is the fiber artist and author behind MCreativeJ. She was born and raised in the desert of Washington state where her mother instilled a love of making things by hand at an early age. Melissa shares her love of nature through whimsical and modern hand embroidery kits, patterns, workshops, and her book, How to Embroider Texture and Pattern.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes


Sara Barnes is an artist and writer living in Seattle, Washington. She runs Bear&Bean, an embroidery studio stitching pet portraits and other beloved creatures. Her forthcoming book titled Threads of Treasure: How to make, mend, and find meaning through thread will be published in spring 2024.