Parents ask us all the time when we run camp 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for approximately 20 weeks out of the year (that includes Winter, Spring and Summer break), Do they really craft all day?!?!?
The truth is sometimes we have to pry the knitting needles out of their hands at the end of the day. I will tell you nothing brings us more sincere happiness then to see a child who loves what they are doing. However, I must confess that we do not craft for the entire six hours. We do ask our campers to take a break to do things like eat and rest there hands. During that down time we like to read.
Over the years The Handwork Studio has accumulated quite a collection of story books that weave magnificent tales of silly sheep that won’t follow the flock, or a messy girl who has a room that looks like it is lived in by pigs, so of course she sews many pigs, and of a quilt that has been passed down from generation to generation.
One of our favorite stories is "Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep, A Yarn about Wool” by Teri Sloat and illustrated by the whimsical artist Nadine Bernard Wescott. This simple funny rhyming story has proven to be a must read for all ages in our camps.