In making a hand-drawn list for a post on the Etsy Blog called 3 Easy Steps for Managing Time and Reaching Your Goals, I refocused a bit and made a little plan for my Etsy shop. Stay tuned as my plan unfolds!
You’re invited! For this month’s free Greenpoint Hand Skills workshop, we’re exploring a technique to dye for! Come on by and learn all about rust dye, a natural dye technique that uses metal + moisture + time to transform fabrics with rusty hues.
Bring along natural fabrics to dye, such as a hanky, fabric scraps, or a garment. White, cream, or light colored material will work best. Got some miscellaneous hardware lying around (nails, screws, steel wool, etc - does not need to be rusty yet), feel free to bring that along too.
As I packed up my art studio last night to move to a new sunnier spot, I decided to document the wall next to my work table, featuring antique photos of my grandfather and strangers, collected bits of paper and fabric, drawings, paper cuts, a tiny tapestry, and other ephemera. I’ll share the next incarnation when I get the new space set up.
I made this quick little drawing for an Etsy Vine, celebrating a big milestone for the Etsy community. Confetti time!
I’m pleased to announce that I will be teaching at the first ever Brooklyn Craft Camp on March 16th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! This is sure to be a day of fun featuring craft workshops (but of course!), good food, good people, tasty cocktails, and a well-known keynote speaker. I’ll be teaching workshops on how to make: papercut cards and printing with hand-carved stamps.
Digital paper whirlwind! I spent last weekend teaching kids how to stitch embroidered paper badges at the 4th annual Inventgenuity Festival. In keeping with the theme of this year’s festival, “Digital By Hand,” each kid designed and stitched up their own badges with an expressive emoticon of their own invention to wear proudly.
You can see more of the kids’ creations here.
Hello, Brooklyn kids (and their loving parents)! This weekend is the fourth annual Inventgenuity Festival. Try saying that five times fast, and make it your business to be there. This free two-day event is all about empowering kids to make things and make things happen, and the roster of workshops and projects is brimming with possibility around this year’s theme: Digital By Hand.
Last year I had a ton of fun leading workshops in Brooklyn and Boston on making pouches from recycled bike tubes. This year I’ll be there running workshops on making embroidered emoticon badges, and I hope to see your :) faces!
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This morning I woke up bright on early and braved the cold for a quick block printing session in my studio, in preparation for a possible upcoming workshop (more on that to come). Each time I carve a block and have that instant satisfaction of seeing my print on the page, I think, “I love this. I should do this all the damn time.” So, there may be more of these to come. Stay tuned!
You’re invited! In celebration of Greenpoint Hand Skills’ 1st anniversary (the paper anniversary!), we invite you to join us for an afternoon of bookbinding. I will be leading a bookbinding and book folding lesson. Expect to go home with your own hand stitched calendar or notebook and a folded week planner. We’ll go over the basics of bookbinding, and explore variations on the pamphlet stitch and an instant book.(It’s free!)