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We look forward to seeing you and your child soon!
Have you ever had extra yarn? Though we often don't give a second thought to those leftover strands that dwell after our many knitting projects (because really, what would you do with them?), author Mac Barnett gave those bits we call scraps a second chance in his new book, Extra Yarn. Soon after we at The Handwork Studio discovered this gem of a story and decided to share it with our camps, Children's Book World in Haverford, PA invited us to visit and craft during a cozy gathering with booklovers and the author himself!
Extra Yarn tells the story of a girl named Annabelle who lives in a monochrome town, but when she discovers a box of colorful extra yarn, a new world unfolds for Annabelle and her fellow townspeople. Can she knit enough to turn this town colorful once and for all?
Check out Miss Julia's visit to Children's Book World for Mac Barnett's author signing and exclusive reading of Extra Yarn on our Facebook page! We were sure to choose a craft that used the yarny bits we gather every day in the studio and with them, created bright bouquets of Spring flowers!
Tell us, what do you do with your extra yarn?
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How do the sayings go? No two chicken cubes are alike? Or, "Is a chicken cube but a chicken cube by any other beak?" These are deep questions we ponder at The Handwork Studio...
What I am trying to say, is that when ever we introduce a new project we have an example of what it will look like in the end, this is so everyone can see and understand what they will be making. After six years of running classes at The Handwork Studio, I am still amazed everytime in the way each person interprets the same pattern.
Over spring break camp this year our Curriculum Director, Melissa Haims designed one of my favorite projects of all time, Bouillon, the Cube Chicken. This funny creation is basically six squares sewn together to create its cube structure. What really makes this project interesting is that Buillion does not come to life until you add all the accoutrements. We provide a shmorgasborg of buttons, embroidery floss, wool roving, felt, etc., etc. and campers go to town. All of sudden our plain old cube starts taking on a life of its own. I will let the pictures speak for themselves to show what a little imagination can turn into.