Purls of Wisdom

Counselor Spotlight

Posted by Libby Foxman on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

The Handwork Studio employs creative and passionate people every year. These people are often artists, teachers, students, or anyone with an interest in helping children develop amazing handwork skills that kids will find useful in every aspect of their lives. Miss Caelie is a first year junior counselor but has been a part of The Handwork Studio family for many years.

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            Before Miss Caelie was a counselor at The Handwork Studio, she had been a camper for many years. Like many of the campers we have at The Handwork Studio, when she started, she did not have previous experience with any of the techniques. She is now a junior counselor, teaching all new and old campers how to sew, knit, weave, and more. She loves the sense of community that is present at The Handwork Studio. Everyone is supportive of one another and all hold similar passions.

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            At The Handwork Studio’s Narberth location, Miss Caelie assists the lead instructor, Miss Alyssa, at Handwork Day Camp. Handwork Day Camp is for children aged 5 to 12. At this program, campers get an introduction to hand and machine sewing, knitting, weaving, and wet felting. Miss Caelie’s favorite project at Handwork Day Camp is the stuffed owl. Campers cut out a stencil of an owl, stuff it, and hand sew it together. They also get to decorate their own project with needle felting. The introduction to these techniques will allow campers to successfully go onto The Handwork Studio’s other camps, including Fashion and Machine Sewing, Glamorize Your Doll, Sew Tech, and Fashion Boot Camp.

            When Miss Caelie is not at The Handwork Studio she loves acting and reading. Like the work done at The Handwork Studio, these two activities provide Miss Caelie with a creative and relaxing outlet. Miss Caelie is going to begin her sophomore year of college this fall where she is pursuing a degree in science. While she plans to get her PhD before settling into a career, she hopes to be a science teacher and thinks that her time working at The Handwork Studio will help her discover her teaching style and give her the confidence to continue on this career path. The campers at The Handwork Studio are very well supported by counselors, like Miss Caelie. They are constantly encouraging campers to challenge themselves and help them with whatever they need.
           If you are interested in The Handwork Studio as a place for your child to learn useful handwork skills from great counselors like Miss Caelie, head to our website to register.

Tags: Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Sewing, Knitting, The Handwork Studio, miss caelie

More Locations Opening MONDAY!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 12:40 PM

Summer Camp

More Locations Open Monday, June 15th!

Summer Camp has kicked off at The Handwork Studio! Our campers are learning new skills and building on previous ones with our brand new Summer 2015 curriculum. Our kind and caring counselors are working to help them create one-of-kind projects in a loving, creative and encouraging environment! 

We continue the fun by opening more locations and programs next Monday, June 15th! There is still plenty of time to register your child for any programs and locations listed below.

If you have any questions please contact us by replying to this email or by calling Miss Ana at the studio- 610.660.9600.

Locations Opening Next Week:
 

Location Programs Registration

Pennsylvania
   
 Rosemont College       Fashion Boot Camp          Register Now

Maryland
   
 Park School Handwork Day Camp
Machine Sewing Camp
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Tags: Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing, Location Spotlight, Summer Camp 2015

Camp Location Spotlight: Foxcroft School

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

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As we continue to grow, we are always looking for new locations that will host our camps and inspire our campers. We are thrilled to bring our camp programs to Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA this summer. Our weekly programs will run from July 27th through August 14th. This beautiful campus coupled with our creative programs is sure to delight your child!

 

 

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at Upland Country Day School this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)

 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$425

  Half Day

     9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

$300

  Afternoon

     1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$175

  







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Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$475

  





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Tags: Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing, Location Spotlight, Summer Camp 2015

Summer Camp is Inching Closer!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

GEARING UP FOR SUMMER CAMP


With each day we inch closer to summer camp. It's our favorite time of year as we prepare to knit, crochet, sew, needle felt and craft with over 2,500 kids from June through September. As we get all the details in order we wanted to give you some updates on what's happening and some exciting annoucements!

 

New Locations!

We've added many new locations for Summer 2015. We heard the request for our programs to be in Brooklyn and we're happy to annouce we'll be there at Williamsburg Northside Lower School! Also you can check out our programs at an additional 13 sites this summer. Hope over to our locations page to find a location that works best for you and your child! 


New Programs!

We're returning to many locations with our award-winning programs. We're excited to bring a new program to select locations - Glamorize Your Doll! This 1-week camp is built for campers that want to create project for their 18" dolls! This program will be offered at Rosemont College, Sidwell Summer, and Temple Ambler Summer Camps.

 

New Projects!

 

Campers come back year after year and look forward to seeing which projects they can create with us. We've worked with all new curriculum together for each of our programs leaving plenty of choice and freedom in the program for your child to put their own design choices into each project they create. Don't worry about the projects repeating, we've got plenty of creativity to keep this creation train moving forward all summer long!

 

Bigger Sibling Discount!

Be sure to take advantage of our sibling discount which is now offered at 10% for your second and third child. To apply this discount, please call our studio at 610-660-9600.

 

Ready for Summer Camp? You can register online or call our studio at 610-660-9600. We look forward to the opportunity to craft with your children this summer!


Register Now

Tags: Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing, Summer Camp 2015

Summer Camp at Upland Country Day School

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Mon, May 04, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Kennett Square Camp

As we continue to grow, we are always looking for new locations that will host our camps and inspire our campers. We are thrilled to bring our camp programs to Upland Country Day School in Kennett Square this summer. Our weekly programs will run from August 10th through August 28th. This beautiful campus coupled with our creative programs is sure to delight your child!

 

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at Upland Country Day School this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)

 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM        $425
  Half Day      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   $300
  Afternoon      1:00 PM - 3:00 PM $175

 

 


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Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM        $475

 

 

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Have a question? Give us a call at the studio at 610-660-9600 or send us a message here!

Tags: Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing, Location Spotlight, Summer Camp 2015

Summer Camp at Williamsburg Northside School in Brooklyn

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Brooklyn Summer Camp

We're back with our next location spotlight. We are very excited to be headed up to Brooklyn at Williamsburg Northside School this summer from July 20th through August 14th for one-week sessions. Our programs are just the thing to keep your kids creative during the summer!

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at Williamsburg Northside School this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)
 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$525

 

 
Register Now

 

Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$575

  



Register Now

Location Information

 

Have a question? Give us a call at the studio at 610-660-9600 or send us a message here!

We can't wait to craft with your children this summer! 

 

 

Tags: Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing, Location Spotlight, Summer Camp 2015

Summer Camp at West Chester University

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

West Chester University Summer Camp

With over 45 locations this summer, we're taking one a day here on the blog to talk about the locations, programs and dates. We know planning a summer for your child takes a lot of planning, we hope these posts will help you gather more information and learn a bit more about where we'll be crafting this summer!


We are elated to be bringing our programs to West Chester University for the first time. We'll be at this location from August 10th to August 21st for 1-week sessions. 
 

We'll be hosting two of our award winnning programs at West Chester University this summer; Handwork Day Camp (ages 5-13) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (ages 9-15)

 

 

Below are the program details + pricing:

 

 

Handwork Day Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$425

  Half Day

     9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

$300

  Afternoon

     1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$175

  

 

 

 

Register Now

 

Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

Option   

 Times         

Price   

  Full Day

     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       

$475

  

 


Register Now

 

Location Details:

 

 

Have a question? Give us a call at the studio at 610-660-9600 or send us a message here!

We can't wait to craft with your children this summer! 

Tags: Handwork Day Camp, Summer Camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing, Location Spotlight, Summer Camp 2015

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