Purls of Wisdom

A Hand Stitched Farewell From Miss Megan

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, Dec 11, 2015 @ 12:24 PM


Dear Handwork Studio Families,

It is with a heavy heart that I share I will be moving on from The Handwork Studio after today. My 5-year journey with The Handwork Studio has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I'm truly grateful beyond measure to have spent this time with your family and our team.

Working with your children and creating a space where they can exercise their creativity, meet new friends, develop deeper relationships, and simply be who they are, has been something that has deeply touched me and deeply changed me throughout my tenure with the studio.

I remember peeking into the windows of our Narberth Studio over 5 years ago being totally entranced by what was happening in this cozy space. I vividly remember thinking, "Are they REALLY teaching kids how to knit and machine sew? I need to be a part of this!" This is when I knew I wanted to work with The Handwork Studio. I met with Miss Laura and Miss Julia and this wild working adventure began.

There are so many things I love about The Handwork Studio and I envision they are the same things you treasure as a parent. You see, while we teach these traditional needle arts skills, they are merely a vehicle for the bigger life skills we are trying to instill in your children. Things like creativity, confidence, empowerment, decision making, problem-solving, perseverance, kindness, acceptance and love are just a few that come to mind when I envision our classrooms. Our programs are built to accept every child, exactly as they are and exactly where they are. It's in the moments of seeing your child complete their first row, like pictured above, or trying on their first machine sewn project that my heart has simply burst into a million pieces - because these moments matter. For you, for your child and for us - It's why we do what we do here at THS - to teach and inspire your child.

I'm grateful to our wonderful team for all their tireless work to make our studio classes, workshops, parties as well as our amazing summer camp programs the best they can be for your kids. There are so many moving parts and people that it takes to run 40+ summer camp locations and a fully operational year round studio. I've been blessed and honored to work with what I believe to be the most passionate people in the summer camp and needle arts industries. I'm also immensely grateful to Laura Kelly, our CEO and Founder, for taking her vision and love for handwork to the masses and for inviting me to be a part of work that is so important and special.

The lovely part about being part of The Handwork Studio team is that it's a lifetime membership in friendship. The moments, memories, and feelings I've cultivated with you, your children and the entire THS team do not dissapear. We get to take these things with us as we move forward and for that I am so deeply grateful.

I sincerely can't wait to see all of you at the our annual Art Show in May and marvel at the amazing work your children have created in this year's session.

Thank you to each and every one of you for being such an integral fiber of this beautiful quilt of creativity we have stitched together over the years at The Handwork Studio.

With sincere gratitude,

Miss Megan

Winter Break Camp in Narberth Is Coming!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 09:31 AM



With December comes a flurry of excitement and your child's impending Winter Vacation Break! We are so delighted to be hosting our annual Winter Break Camp! We have opened up registration and can't wait to craft with your children.

NEW!! - Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

We are elated to be offering a Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp option for Winter Break Camp! In this special one day camp program, campers will have the option of sewing one project each day. This program is for campers ages 9-15 and runs for a full day from 9 AM - 3PM. There are only 6 seats in this camp each day, be sure to reserve your child's seat today!

Full Day 9:00-3:00 - $105/day*


Register Now

Handwork Day Camp

Campers ages 5-12 can enjoy our project based where they will learn multiple techniques while creating their project and making memories with new and old friends! All projects are gender neutral and no previous experience is necessary.

Full Day 9:00-3:00 - $95/day*
Half Day 9:00-1:00 - $65/day*
Afternoon 1:00 - 3:00 - $45/day 


Register Now

Winter Camp 2015/2016 dates In Narberth, PA:

December 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th (Closed December 25th)

December 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st (Closed January 1st)

*Full Day and Half Day campers should bring lunch and snack.