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Spring Into A New Workshop | Ages 5-12

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

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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

The Handwork Studio On Location: 'Extra Yarn' with Mac Barnett

Posted by Eva Laverty-Wilson on Sat, May 05, 2012 @ 09:54 PM

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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?

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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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Interested in crafting with us at summer camp? It's just a few weeks away! Register now for a fun-filled week (or more!) where your child will learn new skills and create awesome projects!

 

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Tags: kids knitting, Story Time, Miss Julia, crafts, kids programs, spring, Summer Camp, kids, fun kids activities, activities, camp, Handwork, free craft event

Chicken Cube for the Soul | Crafty Creations at The Handwork Studio

Posted by Julia Yosen on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:16 PM

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.

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Tags: crafts, spring, creativity, imagination, Kids Camp, Sewing, Fun