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Hand Sew A Christmas Stocking!

December 7, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0


Children will be creating a Christmas stocking. in this introduction to hand sewing workshop.

Thursday December 7th, 2023
9:30am – 2:30pm
Children bring their own snack,
lunch and water bottle.

Cost Including Materials:  $80.00 – 10 spaces available

Location:  59 Gatehouse Run Hammonds Plains, NS

Introduction to Basic Hand Sewing Ages 7/8-14
(Please take a moment to read below some of the benefits of handwork)

This is a children’s hand sewing one day workshop.

During the program, children will be learning a few basic stitches; basting stitch, running stitch, back stitch and ladder stitch.  Children will be hand sewing a plaid Christmas Stocking. The children will also hear some Christmas stories throughout the day. The children will have some recess time after snack and lunch so please ensure they have proper outdoor wear.

5 hours

Workshop Outline

9:30am – Arrival: Bathrooms, hang up coats, put snacks, lunches and water bottles in a safe spot. (children to bring their own snack, water and lunch)

9:40am – begin; Welcome and introduction, candlelight verse to peacefully and reverently begin the day

Children are divided into small age appropriate groups to take part in the sewing activities, and each group participates in all components of the program.

11am – Snack and outdoor recess

11:30am – Continue our sewing project

First Christmas Story

12:30pm – Lunch and outdoor recess

1:00pm – Continue our sewing project

Second Christmas Story

2:15pm – Clean-up and Closing Verse

2:30pm – leave

**If the child has not fully completed their hand sewn project, they will take home with them the materials to complete their hand sewing project at home.

Cost: $80.00 per child this includes materials (we have 10 spaces)

Why Teach Handwork?

Here are some of the far-ranging benefits of teaching handwork:

  • Develops the dexterity, sensitivity, and fine motor control of the hands and fingers (which in turn has a positive impact on brain development).
  • Promotes neurological readiness for reading and writing.
  • Builds capacity for sustained attention and focus.
  • Develops the capacities for thinking and learning.
  • Encourages a living connection to math through practical use of number, patterns, and measurement.
  • Teaches real skills and competence: how to make things that are both beautiful and useful.
  • Teaches traditional arts and provides a hands-on connection to the past.
  • Builds self-confidence, perseverance, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Helps us slow down.
  • Promotes reverence and an appreciation of beauty and craftsmanship.

Please email; kassandramarie@mailfence.com to register.


December 7, 2023
9:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0