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Megan Collier

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2 More Weeks of Summer Camp Remain!

Posted by Megan Collier on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 @ 10:48 AM

Summer Camp Main Line

Summer Isn't Over Yet!

This summer has been one to remember as we have worked with over 2,800 campers in an upwards of 40 locations. The creatitity and inspiration shared in our camp locations was nothing short of amazing. We are always blown away by the young crafters that join us to share in the art of creating handcrafted treasures.

As we start to talk more and more about the Fall and Back-to-School time, we wanted to remind you that we still have camps running in some locations for the weeks of August 24th and 31st.

We are running programs in Narberth until September 4th and in Rosemont College and Montclair State University through the 28th.

As other camps are shutting down, we're continuing with our creative program to be a resource to parents like you looking for unique day camp programming for your children. Your child can learn to hand sew, knit, machine sew, needle felt and more!

We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in registering with us. You can reach Miss Ana at 610-660-9600 or send us a message.

FALLCLASSES1 *Fall Discount is available until September 25, 2015

Tags: kids art classes in narberth pennsylvania

Project Runway All Star leads Teen Fashion Bootcamp

Posted by Megan Collier on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

We are honored that national fashion designer and Project Runway All Star April Johnston will be taking the reigns of our popular Teen Fashion Bootcamp for kids ages 11-16.

We wanted to offer you the opportunity to get to know April a little better. Click the video below to see our Q+A session with her. We'll be sharing another video next Friday to talk about our Teen Fashion Bootcamp Program in more detail.

April will be leading the program in our Rosemont location only and space is limited - 
register today to reserve your seat for this special fashion opportunity.  

Got questions? We've got answers. Simply reply to this email and let us know how we can help! Know someone who might enjoy this video? Forward this message to a friend! You can also call us at the Studio Monday-Friday from 11 am - 7pm at (610)-660-9600.

Make sure your subscribe to our blog over on the right hand side to get all our blog updates and the next video from Miss April!

Tags: Summer Camp, Kids Camp, Sewing, education, Teen Fashion Bootcamp, Fashion

Spring Into A New Workshop | Ages 5-12

Posted by Megan Collier on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

As the temperatures start to rise, so does our excitement here at the studio. We are thrilled to host our annual Spring Workshop on Sunday, March 30th from 3:00 - 5:30 PM. The workshop fee is $45 and includes all the supplies kids will need to create a unique and beautiful spring-inspired project.


We know this workshop is simply the perfect way to channel your child's creativity through handwork. We are looking for young artists ages 5-12 to join us!
Advance registration is requested and you can register online or by calling Miss Alexis at the studio at 610-660-9600.

As a friendly reminder, we are also hosting Spring Break Camp for Public Schools. You can get all the information by clicking here

We look forward to seeing you and your child soon!

Tags: spring, creativity, Workshops, activities, Handwork

Summer Camp Road Tour Update | A Fork in the Road

Posted by Megan Collier on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:27 AM

Summer Road Tour 2012How is your summer rolling along?  Are you staying cool in all of this heat? Miss Julia and Miss Alisha have stitched quite the summer camp road tour together so far.  But now, they have reached a fork in the road and must take different paths as The Handwork Studio Road Tour continues in the heat of the summer. But, do not fret!  There is much work still to be done in this brief separation and Miss Julia will be back tomorrow with a longer post and update on how the Road Tour is coming along!

We want to hear from you!  Please share a story about your summer in the comments below by next Tuesday, for a chance to win a Handwork Studio grab bag!  It's that simple.  Just share a story below and you are entered to win!

While you wait for tomorrow's update, check out this video from the road.

Tags: Road Tour 2012, Road Tour

Greetings From the Road | Summer Camp in Avalon

Posted by Megan Collier on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

Have you gone on vacation this summer?  Our good friend Sheepy isn't exactly on vacation but he is having the summer of his life this year while

Sheepy on the Beachtouring the country with Ms. Julia and Ms. Alisha.  This week he found himself closer to home and near the sand. He's helping out with summer camp in Avalon.  Between camp and lounging, he made (with the help of Ms. Alisha) this awesome video to share with you!

Make sure to show Sheepy some love in the comments below this post!  He loves to hear from you! 

Tags: Road Tour 2012, Road Tour

Camp, Crochet, Bikes, Dancing & Fun | Road Tour 2012 Video Update

Posted by Megan Collier on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 09:30 AM

Summer Road Tour 2012  Last Week Ms. Julia and Ms. Alisha hosted camp in Dallas Texas and they continue with week two starting today. However, it was a long road to Texas and there is still a ton of exploring to be done when they aren't 
teaching our wonderful campers all about Handwork and Machine Sewing.

  Their video from the road this week features dancing, a tandem bicycle, and a whole bunch of crocheting.  Make sure you watch all the way to the end for a wonderful vocal solo from Ms. Julia herself!

  You can click here to learn more about Parish Episcopal School and our camp program there!  Looking for another location?  Check out our location page to find a camp location near you!

Tags: Road Tour 2012, Road Tour

Spring Classes Have Sprung | The Handwork Studio

Posted by Megan Collier on Thu, Apr 05, 2012 @ 08:00 AM

Now that spring camp is over in Pittsburgh, DC, and Narberth it’s time for spring classes!

Here in DC we will be doing our classes once again at Potomac School in McLean, VA. We’ve been here since the fall teaching Potomac students all about machine and hand sewing, knitting, crafting and more!

Students Knitting

Each season brings new projects - like the spiders during Halloween or the bathrobes for the winter, but it also brings new student s as well! It’s been such a pleasure to work with the staff, students, and families of Potomac since September. We were able to use Mrs. Rothman’s art room, met some of the fun kids in after-care, and bonded with the auxiliary program staff (hi Mimsy!). And what’s great about that relationship is that we get to continue it into the summer! We will be working with Mimsy and her staff at Potomac from June 18th to July 6th and then hopping over to Madeira from July 9th to August 17th allowing us to create stronger relationships and even more amazing projects!

Other schools that I’ve been fortunate enough to work with areBullis in Potomac, MD and Sidwell on their DC and Bethesda campuses. We participated in a camp fair hosted by Bullis (what a beautiful campus!) and had the pleasure of returning to Sidwell for workshops, winter camp, and just last week spring break camp. I was so happy to see campers that I had last summer return again for winter and spring camp – allowing us to catch up throughout the school year! We are racking up the projects together and I can’t wait to get to work on the new and interesting things that we are rolling out for summer 2012!! 

Make sure you stop by our Summer Camp page to learn about our programs.  You can register online or by contacting us!

Have you joined us for classes, workshops or camp before?  We'd love to hear what you or your child's favorite project was. Simply post them in the comments below!  

Happy Spring,

Miss Amanda

Tags: Workshops, Classes