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More Locations Opening MONDAY!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 12:40 PM

Summer Camp

More Locations Open Monday, June 15th!

Summer Camp has kicked off at The Handwork Studio! Our campers are learning new skills and building on previous ones with our brand new Summer 2015 curriculum. Our kind and caring counselors are working to help them create one-of-kind projects in a loving, creative and encouraging environment! 

We continue the fun by opening more locations and programs next Monday, June 15th! There is still plenty of time to register your child for any programs and locations listed below.

If you have any questions please contact us by replying to this email or by calling Miss Ana at the studio- 610.660.9600.

Locations Opening Next Week:
 

Location Programs Registration

Pennsylvania
   
 Rosemont College       Fashion Boot Camp          Click Here

Maryland
   
 Park School Handwork Day Camp
Machine Sewing Camp
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Handwork Day Camp - Kumi-What?

Posted by Julia Yosen on Fri, Jun 05, 2015 @ 12:07 AM

kumi himo bracelet

The past few years we have been throwing around a funny word at the studio. KUMIHIMO (koo-me-he-mo). Most of the time we get Kumi-what?? I thought it is about time we pay homage to a fun technique that thousands of children have learned in our camps.

KumiHimo Loom

The origins of Kumihimo dates back to approximately 1200's during the rise of the Samurai warriors in Japan. Kumihimo quite simply means to braid cord, kumi means "to braid" and himo is "cord". The purpose of Kumihimo originally was for Samurai warriors to lace and decorate their armor and scabbards (the sheaths for holding something like a sword). How cool is that?! In our Handwork Studio Day Camps we do not deal much with samurai so instead we have incorporated the Kumihimo technique as a fun and interesting way to make cool friendship bracelets. Today we use small round looms with 32 notches for our string to set into. Then by following a few simple steps kids of all ages are able to complete the basic Kumihimo pattern that makes the cords twist into a spiral. In traditional Kumihimo the ropes are created on different types of stands. The one most similar to our handheld boards is called marudai which literally means round stand.


In our classes we have foam boards that we purchase. You can also make your very own Kumihimo board at home too. All you need is some cardboard, a ruler, and sharp scissors and or an exacto knife (we highly recommend parent supervision when creating you these boards). 


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Summer Camp
 We have camps running in over 40 locations this summer and we open camp next week! Check out our locations page to find the best location for you. You can learn more about Handwork Day Camp over here. If you have questions, don't hestitate to call our studio at 610-660-9600.

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Fall Discount for Classes in Narberth

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Sat, May 23, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Fall Class Discount

Even though Memorial Day Weekend is here, the weather is perfect and we're preparing for Summer Camp, we want to give you some extra time to think about our Fall Classes at our Narberth Studio. We're offering a 20% discount on all Fall Classes until June 30, 2015.  

 

Here are the classes you can choose from:

Handwork & Machine Sewing 
No matter your child's age or ability, kids are patiently taught various age appropriate handwork skills such as; knitting, crocheting, embroidery and embellishment techniques. Children get to personalize each project through color selection, technique and embellishments. Many different projects are accomplished during the year and as your child's skills grow so does the complexity of the projects.




Fashion & Machine Sewing 
Kids will get the basics of hand and machine sewing while making fabulous projects. They will learn real, practical skills that will last a lifetime while having fun and feeling good about themselves and their skills. Totally cool projects for today's totally cool kids.

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Open Knitting Studio 

Your teen or tween can take their yarn work skills to the next level in our Open Knitting Studio. Kids will select a knitting or crochet project of their choice. This is an ideal class for students interested in learning to work various stitches, multiple yarn colors and read knitting patterns. It you have ano experience knitting, we'll start you off on the right stitch with a project you can master with our our skilled instructors' guidance. Please come to class with an idea for your next handwork creation or choose from one of our many projects.

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Open Design Studio 
It is all about choice in this class designed especially for teens. During open studio time, the kids will select a project to sew and embellish the project the way they want! Perfect class for our experienced machine sewers who are looking to choose what they will make, however, no experience is necessary as instructors will help kids choose projects that will suit their skills. Please bring in a pattern or ideas of what to create, or choose from our many patterns.

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Need help deciding which one is best for your child? Give Miss Ana a call at the studio Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM at 610-660-9660 to learn more and chat about your options! You can also send us a message.

Tags: Classes, Fall, Narberth

Craft Yarn Council Launches #StitchAwayStress Campaign

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Stitch Away StressIt's no secret that we love teaching kids how to knit and crochet.  We've been hearing it in recent months about the therapeutic affects that knitting and crochet have on humans. The Craft Yarn Council has launched a month long campaign to spread awareness of the mood boosting effects on the human body during National Stress Awareness month.

 

They'll be sharing projects and fun ways to use these craft techniques to live a more stress-free life.   Be sure to follow them throughout April on their InstagramFacebookPinterest and Twitter pages. You can also enter to win great giveaways and share your stories about how knitting or crochet has changed your life.




 

 

We see the positive effects of knitting and crochet all year round. Children and adults alike are able to relax, focus and create a sense of accomplishment and peace working through their projects.  Be sure to hop over and read the full details of the campaign here.

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Camp Location Spotlight: Foxcroft School

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

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As we continue to grow, we are always looking for new locations that will host our camps and inspire our campers. We are thrilled to bring our camp programs to Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA this summer. Our weekly programs will run from July 27th through August 14th. This beautiful campus coupled with our creative programs is sure to delight your child!

 

 

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at Upland Country Day School this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)

 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$425

  Half Day

     9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

$300

  Afternoon

     1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$175

  







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Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

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 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$475

  





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Summer Camp is Inching Closer!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

GEARING UP FOR SUMMER CAMP


With each day we inch closer to summer camp. It's our favorite time of year as we prepare to knit, crochet, sew, needle felt and craft with over 2,500 kids from June through September. As we get all the details in order we wanted to give you some updates on what's happening and some exciting annoucements!

 

New Locations!

We've added many new locations for Summer 2015. We heard the request for our programs to be in Brooklyn and we're happy to annouce we'll be there at Williamsburg Northside Lower School! Also you can check out our programs at an additional 13 sites this summer. Hope over to our locations page to find a location that works best for you and your child! 


New Programs!

We're returning to many locations with our award-winning programs. We're excited to bring a new program to select locations - Glamorize Your Doll! This 1-week camp is built for campers that want to create project for their 18" dolls! This program will be offered at Rosemont College, Sidwell Summer, and Temple Ambler Summer Camps.

 

New Projects!

 

Campers come back year after year and look forward to seeing which projects they can create with us. We've worked with all new curriculum together for each of our programs leaving plenty of choice and freedom in the program for your child to put their own design choices into each project they create. Don't worry about the projects repeating, we've got plenty of creativity to keep this creation train moving forward all summer long!

 

Bigger Sibling Discount!

Be sure to take advantage of our sibling discount which is now offered at 10% for your second and third child. To apply this discount, please call our studio at 610-660-9600.

 

Ready for Summer Camp? You can register online or call our studio at 610-660-9600. We look forward to the opportunity to craft with your children this summer!


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Summer Camp at Upland Country Day School

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Mon, May 04, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Kennett Square Camp

As we continue to grow, we are always looking for new locations that will host our camps and inspire our campers. We are thrilled to bring our camp programs to Upland Country Day School in Kennett Square this summer. Our weekly programs will run from August 10th through August 28th. This beautiful campus coupled with our creative programs is sure to delight your child!

 

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at Upland Country Day School this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)

 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM        $425
  Half Day      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   $300
  Afternoon      1:00 PM - 3:00 PM $175

 

 


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Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

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 Times         

Price   

  Full Day      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM        $475

 

 

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Have a question? Give us a call at the studio at 610-660-9600 or send us a message here!

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Summer Camp at Williamsburg Northside School in Brooklyn

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Brooklyn Summer Camp

We're back with our next location spotlight. We are very excited to be headed up to Brooklyn at Williamsburg Northside School this summer from July 20th through August 14th for one-week sessions. Our programs are just the thing to keep your kids creative during the summer!

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at Williamsburg Northside School this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)
 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$525

 

 
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Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

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Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$575

  



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Have a question? Give us a call at the studio at 610-660-9600 or send us a message here!

We can't wait to craft with your children this summer! 

 


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Summer Camp at West Chester University

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

West Chester University Summer Camp

With over 45 locations this summer, we're taking one a day here on the blog to talk about the locations, programs and dates. We know planning a summer for your child takes a lot of planning, we hope these posts will help you gather more information and learn a bit more about where we'll be crafting this summer!


We are elated to be bringing our programs to West Chester University for the first time. We'll be at this location from August 10th to August 21st for 1-week sessions. 
 

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at West Chester University this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)

 

 

Below are the program details + pricing:

 

 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$425

  Half Day

     9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

$300

  Afternoon

     1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$175

  

 

 

 

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Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$475

  

 


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Have a question? Give us a call at the studio at 610-660-9600 or send us a message here!

We can't wait to craft with your children this summer! 

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8th Annual Art Show This Friday!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Sun, Apr 26, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

8th Annual Art Show
We're wrapping up our school year studio season with our annual art show. We hop you and your family can join us for the festive occasion and also enjoy Narberth's First Friday activities. 

From September thought May our students in three sessions have worked dilligently to share their creativity through their fantatic handcrafted projects. From machine sewing to needle felting, there is no shortage of inspiration to be found at our annual art show!

Snacks and refreshments will be served and all are welcome! Be sure to RSVP below to let us know you are coming.


When: Friday, May 1st
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 35 N. Narberth Ave, Narberth PA 19401

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 We look forward to seeing you and your family on Friday!

Tags: Events, Classes, Narberth, Art Show