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Summer Camp By The Beach | Avalon

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Summer Camp at AvalonOur Summer Camp mascot, Sheepy, loves the beach and so do we! We are pleased to return to Avalon again this year for another fun filled summer learning knitting, crochet, needle felting, machine sewing and fashion design and much more. In addition to Avalon, Camp is now running at multiple locations in Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. You can access a full list of locations here.

There is still plenty of time to register your child for our opening at Avalon next week on Monday, June 30th. You can register online here.

If you have any questions please contact Miss Alexis at the studio- 610.660.9600or simply contact us here.

Here is a closer look at what The Handwork Studio is all about!


Tags: Avalon, Summer Camp

Summer Camp is in Full Swing at The Handwork Studio!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Summer Camp Locations Opening

Summer Camp is in full swing here at The Handwork Studio! Our campers are working on learning knitting, crochet, needle felting, machine sewing, fashion design and much more.

If you follow us on Facebook that is a great way to see all the photos from camp.


Camp is now running at multiple locations in Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. You can access a full list of locations here. There is still plenty of time to register your child for any locations opening next week on Monday, June 23rd.

If you have any questions please contact Miss Alexis at the studio- 610.660.9600 or by contacting us here.

 

Location Programs Registration
New Jersey
   
Virginia    
The Madeira School Click Here


Tags: Elisabeth Morrow, Madeira, Virgina, Summer Camp, New Jersey

Celebrating Lizzy Gee | Fashion Bootcamp Student Update

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Lizzy | Amazing THS Kid UpdateThe Handwork Studio was honored to join our former Fashion Bootcamp student (she's actually been with us since 3rd grade!) and part-time teaching assistant, Lizzy Gee,  at her Fashion Show for her High School Senior Project. We've introduced you to Lizzy before in our THS Amazing Kids profile here.

The goal of Lizzy's senior project was to create her own collection of ready-to-wear and formal attire and then plan and execute a full fashion show.

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 Her main inspiration for her collection was a photo her mother took while visiting Germany shortly before the Berlin Wall Fell. With grace, ease, and immense amount of creativity and hard work, Lizzy took her project to another level. She designed and created 12 original pieces for the show starting in April. Throughout May she put the finishing touches on her collection and started to plan the show. She found willing friends and fellow students to model her work and put on a Fashion Show that was just simply amazing. From her outstandingly original designs, the music choices, and the setup, we felt like we were at New York Fashion Week! We've linked a photo gallery from Lizzy's Facebook Page below. Be sure to click though, give her a like and follow her amazing business and journey as it unfolds.


Lizzy will be studying fashion design at Pratt Institue on a scholarship she won. We couldn't be more proud.  She will share her fashion school application process with our fashion bootcampers this summer.  

Here is a video we took of the show:



We really can't say enough fabulous things about Lizzy. Her creativity, drive and talent are unmatched and we are so grateful to have her as part of our team + family here at The Handwork Studio.


 

Tags: Design, Pratt Institute, Summer Camp, Fashion Bootcamp, Fashion Design

Summer Camp Opens at Five More Locations on Monday!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

More Summer Camp


Our first week of Summer Camp is in the books! It was a week of creation, inspiration, friendship and warm memories.
This past week we launched camp at our Narberth Studio, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Sidwell Friends, and Friends Seminary. Camp will continue to run at those locations and next week we open five more locations listed below! You can view our full list of locations by clicking here.

There is still plenty of time to
 register your child for any locations opening next week on Monday, June 16th. Program offerings are listed below and include Handwork Day Camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing and Fashion Bootcamp.

If you have any questions please contact Miss Alexis at the studio- 610.660.9600 or contact us here.

 
Location Programs Registration
Pennsylvania
   
Maryland    
Handwork Day Camp
Fashion & Machine Sewing
Virgina
   

Tags: Locations, Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Fashion Bootcamp, Fashion & Machine Sewing

Fashion Bootcamp at Sidwell Summer Opens Monday! #summercamp

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Sidwell Freinds Fashion Bootcamp Summer Camp at Sidwell Summer over at Sidwell Friends School is wrapping up their first week. The kids are having a blast making projects and forging new friendships.  You can see some great photos on their Facebook Page.

The fun continues next week and we are elated that they will be hosting Fashion Bootcamp starting Monday. This program is a 3-week offering where aspiring young fashion designers will be taken through a fashion journey!

From sketching and draping to sewing and modeling, campers can watch their fashion dreams come to life! They will gain real life experience by going on a Fabric buying field trip and participating in a workshop led by, Jay McCarroll, season 1 winner of Project Runway.

As an exciting culmination to the program, campers will have the opportunity to model their designs for friends and family.  Camp includes a fashion sketchbook, a take-home sewing kit, and transportation for the field trip.This unique and award-winning program is for kids looking to expand on already learned machine sewing skills or those who have never touched a machine. Our counselors are trained to work with campers of all levels.

You can choose from two sessions:
Session 1 runs from June 16th-July 3rd (no camp on July 4th)
Session 2 runs from July 7th - July 25th

Registration is still open and you click the button below to save your seat this amazing summer camp program.

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Got questions?  Please call Miss Alexis at the studio at 610-660-9600 or contact us by clicking here.

Here are some photos from past Fashion Bootcamp Runway shows:








Tags: Summer Camp, Sidwell Summer, Sidwell Friends, Washington DC

Summer Camp Opens Next Week at Select Locaitons

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Sat, Jun 07, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Summer Camp Is Opening!

Summer Camp Opens Next Week!
 

Summer Camp is here! We couldn't be more excited to break out the sewing machines, wonder knitters, needle felters and other fun crafting tools and start creating amazing projects with your child.

There is still plenty of time to register your child for any locations opening next week on Monday, June 9th!

If you have any questions please contact Miss Alexis at the studio- 610.660.9600.
 

Tags: Summer Camp

Teen Fashion Bootcamp | New Location!

Posted by Julia Yosen on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 09:11 AM

Fashion Bootcamp BullisWe are excited to share that our Teen Fashion Bootcamp will be offered at Bullis School this year! In this award-winning program, aspiring fashion designers will spend 3 weeks learning to execute a collection. From sketching and draping to sewing and modeling, watch your fashion dreams come to life! Campers will gain real life experience by going on a Fabric buying field trip and participating in a workshop led by, Jay McCarroll, season 1 winner of Project Runway.

As an exciting culmination to the program, campers will have the opportunity to model their designs for friends and family.  Camp includes a fashion sketchbook, a take-home sewing kit, and transportation for the field trip. Additional materials fee for shopping field trips-approximately $50. This immersive program is for kids looking to expand on already learned machine sewing skills or those who have never touched a machine. Our counselors are trained to work with campers of all levels.

See what Jay McCarroll has to say about the Teen Fashion Bootcamp program:

 


Ready to join us for this fabulous summer camp program? You can register by visiting the Bullis Summer Programs' registration page here.  If you have questions you are welcome to call the studio to speak with Miss Alexis at 610-660-9600 or contact us here.

We look forward to a fabulous and inspirational summer with your young fashionista!

Tags: Maryland, Bullis, Summer Camp, Teen Fashion Bootcamp, Summer, Fashion Bootcamp