Textile Arts Workshops for Kids & Adults
Engaging workshops & camps focusing on the future of textiles and fashion.
Textile Arts Summer Day Camp for Youth: AMSTERDAM
Join us from July 18th - 22nd 2022
In this creative week-long day camp, youth ages 11 to 14 will explore the world of fashion sustainability through mini-lessons, meaningful discussions, drama and role-playing games, and textile crafts!

Some topics include:

  • The life of a garment
  • The people behind our clothing
  • Upcycling & waste
  • The future of fashion and fabrics
  • Fashion culture and traditions around the world

Textile Arts and other activities:

  • Natural dyeing experiments using flowers and food waste
  • Weaving 
  • Upcyling jewellery and other accessories
  • Collaging and mood boards
  • Paper and custom journal making
  • Sewing
  • Acting, drama, games and more! 

The camp will take place at De Steek sewing cafe, a creative space with a garden for outdoor lunches and some of our activities. We will also spend some time at the park to enjoy the sunshine and do some fun camp games.

During the camp, participants will create their very own beautiful keepsakes, which we will showcase for parents/guardians on the last camp day.  
Important to note:
Please bring a packed lunch for Monday-Thursday. On Friday, a catered lunch will be provided by us. Snacks and drinks will be provided by us every day.

Closed-toe shoes are required for the studio.

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Everyone is welcome here- this is an inclusive and safe space.❀️
We can't wait to see you there!
LOCATION 
De Steek Sewing Studio
Van der Hoopstraat 70HS, 1051 VK Amsterdam

Dates & Times
Monday July 18th - Friday July 22nd 2022
9:00 -15:00
language & Age
Our camp is suitable for youth ages 10-12, who are proficient in English
Price
€ 330
This includes drinks, snacks every day, plus a catered lunch on Friday, as well as all materials.

We want this camp to be accessible to all, so please get in touch about individual payment options.
Testimonials from our camp in 2021:
"The camp was well organised, had a clear structure and an ethical slant. My daughter had a chance to be creative and fun in a kind environment."  

- Parent of an 11 year old camp participant
"I've learned much more about sustainable fashion! I also really liked the projects we were doing and that we had the time to make them. The videos that we watched were easy for me to understand, and I also liked it when we went to the park and played some games! I would gladly want to participate again in the future. :)"

- 12 year old camp participant
See what our camp looked like last year!
Learn about our other creative Textile Arts Workshops: 
We offer public and private (at your location) custom Textile Arts Workshops.
Within Berlin & Amsterdam

For Kids
Birthday parties - you choose which Textile Arts activities we do, from weaving, natural dyeing, collage and more!

For Schools/Special Project Days
We can offer workshops similar to our Summer Camp and cater to your class or groups individual learning goal, including hands on textile activities as well as look into fashion industry topics like the backstory of different fabrics, the environment and sustainability, fashion cultures around the world and more.

For Adults
Wine & Textile Design Evenings (Natural Dyeing Silk Scarf or Garment + Wine (or drink of choice)

For more information, or to request a private workshop, please: 
Caitie Wagenknecht and Alice Tsibulsky 
About the Team 
We are Alice and Caitie, friends and creators of Adore! Textile Arts.
As artists and educators, we are excited to share the world of textiles, art and sustainable fashion with kids!

Alice is a multidisciplinary artist and educator in the field of textiles. With a background in sociocultural anthropology, her experience ranges from ethnography to teaching workshops in quilting and natural dyeing. She has worked at camps and taught English privately and in a classroom setting. She is currently based in Amsterdam, and teaches quilting, dyeing and sewing courses at De Steek Studio.

Caitie is a fashion studies enthusiast, educator and entrepreneur with experience in UX design, marketing and jewellery upcycling. Caitie is passionate about teaching and has led jewellery workshops for youth and adults, My Clothes My World (Fashion Takes Action) lessons in classrooms, and has worked as an English educator for preschool aged children to high schoolers across Germany. Now she works for a global animal-welfare organisation, where one of their focuses is animal-welfare in the fashion industry.
Sign up for the Textile Arts Summer Day Camp in Amsterdam!
The program is open for all youth who are interested in art, fashion, textile crafts, having fun or being creative!
Contact Us 
Have a question about our summer camp, or our other programs? Or, would you like to request a custom/private workshop? Please get in touch!
We look forward to hearing from you!

Caitie & Alice

​[email protected]​​​

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