Purls of Wisdom

Kids' Craft Classes: Join the Fun and Bring A Friend!

Posted by Eva Laverty-Wilson on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 05:29 PM

HandWork 199When Miss Laura first asked me to reflect on my crafting experience, I paused - was I really a crafter? As a child, I loved to create, whether that was drawing, making clothes for my dolls, or learning to knit with my mom and friend who lived across the street. Years later at the age of 16, I joined the Handwork Studio as a assistant instructor during the summers, learning along the way from Miss Sally and Miss Julia how to thread a needle and how to work a sewing machine without hopelessly tangling it (and myself) in thread.

Now, six years later, I am thrilled the be back as an adult - it was this warm, lively, and incredibly talented group of women who were the reason why I continually returned year after year. Throughout my childhood and young adulthood, I realized I had undoubtedly been influenced by the crafting community: memorable elementary and middle school art teachers, Handwork Studio instructors and colleagues, and especially my mom, whose interests have ranged from knitting, quilt-making and embroidery to weaving and felting (her current passion), never failing to teach me or ask for my input along the way. Apart our variety of textile talents though, up until last Tuesday, my mom and I shared another similarity: neither of us could crochet. Yet with the help of our own Miss Meredith, I have finally learned! Why am I so excited about this? Finally, after years of learning from my mom, I can finally return the favor.

Who do you love crafting with? We are so excited to announce our first ever “Bring A Friend To Class Week” at the Studio - it’s the perfect opportunity for your kids to share what they learn with us with a friend. It’s so wonderful seeing your kids teach their friends - something we love to do every day!

Interested in joining the fun? View a schedule of Winter Classes, which start December 5th. We can’t wait to see you there!

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