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28

Dec

Tea Towel Embroidery Workshop

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Get your year off to a clean start! Join Kim Konen and me for a workshop on embroidering tea towels to kick off our third year of Greenpoint Hand Skills craft programming. We’ll have vintage embroidery patterns on hand or you can design your own imagery.


This free, all-levels craft workshop is open to all levels of embroiderers. Materials and tools will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share and a plain tea towel to embroider. (This is not required –- we’ll also have spare tea towels to share with you.)

  • When: Saturday, January 4 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • RSVP suggested.

19

Dec

10 Spots to Shop in Brooklyn

Small Business wrote up a list of top notch places to shop locally in Brooklyn this holiday season, featuring some of my suggestions from my beloved borough.

For your last-minute gifts, peruse the full list, 10 Great Places in Brooklyn to Shop Local for the Holidays.

(Image: BookCourt)

04

Dec

December Workshops

Crafty holidays to you! I’ve got a busy month of DIY classes kicking off this weekend. Check out the line-up below, and I hope to see you at one of my sessions.

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Stamp Carving + Holiday Cards Workshop 

Learn how to carve your own rubber stamps make a set of festive holiday cards.

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Pom Pom Workshop

Join my craft group for a festive pom-pom-a-thon! For this month’s Greenpoint Hand Skills workshop local artist, designer, and author Sarah Goldschadt will teach us how to make pom pom ornaments and pom pom garlands to celebrate the season in cozy style. Be sure to check out her craft new book on the topic, called Pom Poms!

This free all-levels craft workshop is open to all, and donations to support continued programming are welcome. Materials and tools will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share, or yarn from your stash.

  • When: Saturday, December 7 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • RSVP here.

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No-Sew Felt Chain Garlands Workshop 

Drawing inspiration from the traditional holiday craft, we’ll make cheery and colorful holiday with nice wool felt that can be reused from year to year (or kept up all year round). I’ll teach you a clever and quick way to make these garland using just felt and scissors, no sewing needed! All skill levels are welcome.

  • When: Saturday, December 15 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bust Craftacular, Metropolitan Pavilion
    125 W. 18th Street, New York, NY
  • Sign up here.

17

Sep

Makeshift Society is coming to Brooklyn! I love the concept of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a creative tool library at their sunny new space.

And, oh hey, can you spot me in the campaign video?

09

Sep

You’re invited! Come on by the Fowler Project Space on Friday to see the new show that features three new papercut pieces made by yours truly.
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Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 13 from 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 13 - Oct. 7, 2013
Exhibiting Artists: Elana Alder, Ranya Asmar, Cameron Bishop, Robert Bruderman, Calum Craik, Abby Duncan, Elizabeth Grammaticas, Tom Henry, Lucia Hinojosa, Chris Hood, Zenia Jaeger, Tommy Kwak, Aaron Maier, Sean McElroy, Kate Nielsen, Yuko Oda, Nicole Savoy, Wade Schaming, Julie Schneider, Candice Strongwater, and James Vanderberg.
Fowler Project Space is pleased to present All Together Now, an exhibition of talented artists from the studios that form Fowler Arts Collective investigating what it means to work in a collective today. The work presented in All Together Now is self-revelatory and aims to give our audience and ourselves a better understanding about what we make, why we make it, and how working in a shared space might influence our work. Artist-run collectives and galleries are an important part of the art-world ecosystem in New York City. Perhaps in reaction to more commercially driven “white-box” galleries, artist-run spaces offer artists an alternative, more self-directed path to making and showing work while figuring out how to survive this city. By choosing to present individually created work in the same collective space, this exhibition considers whether the work we present exists in some collective consciousness. We ask how this space binds us together or keeps us separate.
Please join us for the opening reception of All Together Now on Friday, Sept. 13th from 6-9pm. The opening takes place during a neighborhood wide event, Greenpoint Gallery Night, during which 12+ galleries will hold receptions during the same late hours.
* photograph by Philippe Halsman, “Aquacade,” 1953

You’re invited! Come on by the Fowler Project Space on Friday to see the new show that features three new papercut pieces made by yours truly.

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Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 13 from 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 13 - Oct. 7, 2013

Exhibiting Artists: Elana Alder, Ranya Asmar, Cameron Bishop, Robert Bruderman, Calum Craik, Abby Duncan, Elizabeth Grammaticas, Tom Henry, Lucia Hinojosa, Chris Hood, Zenia Jaeger, Tommy Kwak, Aaron Maier, Sean McElroy, Kate Nielsen, Yuko Oda, Nicole Savoy, Wade Schaming, Julie Schneider, Candice Strongwater, and James Vanderberg.

Fowler Project Space is pleased to present All Together Now, an exhibition of talented artists from the studios that form Fowler Arts Collective investigating what it means to work in a collective today. The work presented in All Together Now is self-revelatory and aims to give our audience and ourselves a better understanding about what we make, why we make it, and how working in a shared space might influence our work. Artist-run collectives and galleries are an important part of the art-world ecosystem in New York City. Perhaps in reaction to more commercially driven “white-box” galleries, artist-run spaces offer artists an alternative, more self-directed path to making and showing work while figuring out how to survive this city. By choosing to present individually created work in the same collective space, this exhibition considers whether the work we present exists in some collective consciousness. We ask how this space binds us together or keeps us separate.

Please join us for the opening reception of All Together Now on Friday, Sept. 13th from 6-9pm. The opening takes place during a neighborhood wide event, Greenpoint Gallery Night, during which 12+ galleries will hold receptions during the same late hours.

* photograph by Philippe Halsman, “Aquacade,” 1953

03

Apr

Feeling Rusty?

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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.

  • When: Saturday, April 6 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • RSVP, please.

24

Jan

Inventgenuity Festival 2013

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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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> > > Interested? RSVP right here! < < <

02

Jan

Workshop: Handmade Calendars

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!)

  • When: Saturday, January 5 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • RSVP, please.

P.S. Can’t make it to the workshop? You can always purchase a calendar or a weekly mini planner from my shop!

01

Nov

Greenpoint Knitting Circle

You’re invited! Cure your cabin fever with me at this month’s Greenpoint Hand Skills workshop on Saturday. We’ll be knittin’ up a storm. Total beginners and seasoned knitters welcome. (It’s free!)

  • When: Saturday, November 3 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • RSVP, please.

20

Sep

Two Workshops in Brooklyn


Hello, friends! I am teaching two fun and budget-friendly classes in Brooklyn, NY within the next week, and you’re invited.

 Sew a Merit Badge

 When: Saturday, Sept 22, 12-2 p.m.

 Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Join us for an afternoon of making Girl Scout-inspired merit badges at this month’s Greenpoint Hand Skills meeting at the Greenpoint Library. Free admission includes supplies, CUP coffee, and Peter Pan doughnuts! Sign up here.



 
Bike Tube Projects: The Silver Lining of Flat Tires

When: Monday, September 24, 8:30-10pm Where:  Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

What: We’ll start with humble, unwanted bike inner  tubes and end the evening with fully customized and  useful accessories. Along the way you’ll learn tips for working with this material, ideas for embellishing, and plant seeds for future creative reuse projects. Ride on! ($14) Sign up here.

I hope you’ll join me!