I want to inspire children and have created this space where the kids can walk in and connect with each other, discover new things and create something beautiful. In my bright and sunny class space, there are stacks of fabric, baskets of yarn, jars of beads, trims and pompoms abound. It really is a visual treat.
Kids today are so aware of what is going on in fashion and design, in a way that we weren't even a generation ago. Ten year olds come and tell me all of the time that they want to make something that they saw on Pinterest or Instagram. The studio is loaded with fabric and trims for the kids to really go for it and express themselves creatively. Projects are based on the interest and skill level of the child. Kids are so innately visual and know what they like. In my opinion, the chances of success are greater when they love the project and materials that they have chosen. I aim to teach the skills and techniques that build self confidence so that these crafty kiddos can go out and make whatever they dream up.
At Little Stitch Studio, all supplies and sewing machines are provided for the kids to use in class. Students love to "shop" for fabrics and materials for their projects that express their personal style--and I love shopping for fabric and supplies that will make their hearts sing!
Little Stitch Studio is located on the second floor of Ghent United Methodist Church, in Norfolk, VA. It is a grand historic church that has dedicated its extra space to cultivating creativity in children. I have great neighbors: Outside the lines Young Artists Studio, Little Feet Dance Studio and Tidewater Academy of Music. It is a destination for engaging little creative minds!