Mill Valley's Poekie Nook is known for its drop-in hand-sewing program, but did you know it also offers special classes and camps that explore the makers' world beyond sewing animals? A quiet afternoon of embroidery, an excursion into the world of endangered species, or creating houses and environments for your fleece Poekie animals with real materials in the real world is a great way to counter-balance the "virtual world" so many kids encounter in their daily lives.
Choose an animal that’s endangered and sew a (customized) Poekie of it; research, write and make a beautiful book about it; then design and build a cozy habitat for your endangered Poekie.
- Age 8 and up, you must be “first shelf “ level
- 8 Thursdays, January 17–March 14 (no class February 21), 3:30–6 pm
- $435; $55 will be donated to WWF for your choice of animal. Non-refundable $100 deposit required. (Make sure you choose your animal before class starts!)
Poekie Scenes and Games
Make a Poekie backdrop that fold up into a small box and keep all accessories inside, or make a Poekie board game. You can create village, playground, magical scenes and games! Materials used include fabric, cardboard, beads and more.
- Age 6 and up
- 5 Fridays, January 18–February 15, 3:30–5:30 pm
- $235, non-refundable $100 deposit required
The Joy of Embroidery
Sophia will teach the tricks of embroidering your pants, shirts, or bags. Learn how to make a design and execute it with all the stitches traditionally used for hand-embroidery. Attendees will work with beads and fabric patches as well. First class will involve practice on bags made from jeans (supplied).
- Age 8 to adult (parents are very welcome too!)
- 4 Wednesdays, January 23–February 13, or February 27–March 20, 4:30–6 pm
Ski Lodge Ski Week Camp
Can’t go skiing? Build your own ski lodge with slope so you can take your Poekies skiing at home! Create it just like regular Poekie houses, but with an extended ski-slope!
- Age 6 and up
- February 18–22, 10 am–4 pm (free drop-in before and after camp)
- $480, non-refundable $100 deposit required
Additional winter classes at Poekie Nook include:
- Decorate Your Pig! Chinese New Year Celebration, Sunday, February 3
- Valentine Gifts, Sunday, February 10
- Flower Fairies class, dates TBA
- Remodel Class, Fridays, March 15–April 5
- Spring Break Camp, House Building Theme TBA
Poekie Nook is located at 247 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley 94941. To learn more and see their full schedule of offerings visit poekienook.com.
Mill Valley's Poekie Nook offers a variety of classes for kids this winter. Come get creative with embroidery, sewing, and more.