It's only February, but we all know what that means- Summer is approaching so fast, and we need to think about where the children will be going to camp this year.
We live in one of the biggest cities in the world and there is no shortage of amazing camps and activities for children, but how do you decide?
At Kids at Clay and Brooklyn Sewcial we put together week long camp with very unique activities. You won't find anything like us. The mornings are filled with sewing and crafting activities that are challenging, on trend and fun. The afternoons are filled with hand building, painting, glazing and lots of fantastic clay projects. Sewing and Pottery classes are for both boys and girls.
We are happy to announce we have been featured in this years Summer Camp Guide by Brooklyn Bridge Parents, listing the top 30 camps in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and other parts of Brooklyn.
Space is LIMITED so please contact me right away to RSVP : BrooklynSewcial@gmail.com
What you need to know:
Where: 135 Plymouth St, Studio 607
When: Sign up by the week from June 27-Sept 2
Full Day: 9:30-4:30 (Students must pack lunch)
Price: Full Day $600, Half Day $310
Deposit: $100/child/week - Checks can be made out to Noble Tile & Vessel or Brooklyn Sewcial, Chase QuickPay is also accepted.
You must complete this Registration Form, and email to BrooklynSewcial@gmail.com or mail to
135 Plymouth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Please include check for deposit to hold your child's place.
We are looking forward to meeting a bunch of new friends for 2016 Camp!!!
The girls have been coming to after school sewing classes in DUMBO for a year now (for some 2 years), but we have never made a quilt!
Because we are quilting novices everyone start by making a 12x12" square pattern piece. We were going to start XS with just 12 pieces; All the girlies were NOT happy with that, so we bumped it to 16 pieces. We used Extra-Loft full sized batting, and cut them in quarters. The batting ended up being a few inches too big on one side and I had to cut everything to fit at the end.
I had them all start by picking fabrics they liked together, and that would match their room. They thought about how the fabrics would look together. They were given two options- to cut pieces that fit the 12x12" squares or to take many smaller pieces and patchwork them together to fit into the 12x12" pattern. I encouraged them to get creative with their fabric choices.
After they had their pieces cut out, we laid everything out to see how they wanted their layout. We started by sewing one strip of 4 fabrics at a time, trying our best to keep the lines straight/seam allowances even. Then they sewed their 4 strips together. This completed the top of our quilt.
They chose a backing fabric (some chose 2 or 3!) and stitched everything together, turned it right-side-out and closed up the opening.
We finished the quilts by stitching around the outside one full time to make it look nice and neat. I am so impressed with all the thought and hard work all the girls have put into their quilts.