With the iTechnology taking over, the concern is that pastimes of old may be disappearing. The Handwork Studio is trying to change that for your kids with one stitch at a time. This rapidly expanding kids’ needle arts and fashion community, based in Narberth, Pennsylvania, is transforming the fiber arts of our grandmothers’ sitting rooms into a fresh, fun and totally cool take on sewing, knitting, fashion design and so much more.
Offering twenty two camp locations in 2012 and six years of award-winning summer camp offerings, the Handwork Studio is coming to a school near you this summer. Choose from Handwork camp for ages 5-12, where your child will learn a bit of everything, from sewing, knitting, and crocheting to designing cuddly stuffed friends or accessories; or Machine Sewing & Fashion camp for ages 10-16, where your child will not only learn to use a sewing machine and walk away with their own sewing kit, but will also learn to read and use professional grade patterns and create dresses, skirts, tops, stuffed animals, bags, accessories and more.
Each camp is project-based, ensuring that your child ends the week with newly learned skills, a collection of their own crafty creations, and a smile on their face.
The Handwork Studio opened its doors in 2001 just outside Philadelphia in Narberth, Pennsylvania, offering kids’ sewing and knitting classes, birthday parties, workshops, and private lessons. In 2005 this neighborhood gem introduced its summer camp programs, growing along the East coast and Southwest with locations across Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, New Jersey and Texas. The Handwork Studio is a member of The National Needle Arts Association and The Craft and Hobby Association, as well as the recipient of various awards.