Next Step Needlecraft Summer Camp at Hanover Arts and Activities Center

August 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hannover Arts and Activities Center
500 S Center St
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 789-2728

Tinking Turtle Designs and the Hanover Arts and Activities Center announce an exciting new partnership to bring fiberarts to local children with Next Step Needlecraft Summer Camp!

Calling students interested in the fiberarts, children who enjoyed String Theory Summer Camp, and those curious how yarn is made to Next Step Needlecraft!  Learn how to crochet, spin yarn, create needle-crafted wonders and learn how to use a punch rug needle.  Experience the heritage and portability of these lesser known crafts, with projects students bring home at the end of the week!


Needle Felting

What: Summer Fiber Arts Camp: Next Step Needlecraft
For Whom: Children ages 10 & Up
Dates: Monday-Friday August 22-26th
Time: 1-4 PM
Cost: $135 – including all materials and supplies
Registration: Register at Hannover Arts and Activities Center (804) 789-2728
More Information

Camp Objectives:

Students should, by the end of the course, be able to:

  • Crochet: Students will learn to chain, single crochet, a possibly double crochet.
  • Spin: Students will learn the fundamentals of how yarn is made, using a drop spindle.
  • Needle-felting: students will learn how to safely use a needle felting tool, and will make a needle felted landscape.
  • Punch Rug Work: Students will learn how to prepare, work and finish a small rug.

More Details:

This camp seeks to be an introduction to some of the lesser known or practiced fiberarts: crochet, spinning, needle felting and rugwork.  Intended to be a compliment or next step to the class String Theory, these are some fiberarts activities that will appeal to a slightly older audience.

At the end of the course students will be able to bring home their projects which will include a crochet project, spun yarn, a needle felted project, and a punch-rug project.