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18

Mar

Bibliocraft Book Launch

Tomorrow night marks the launch of Bibliocraft, a new book by Jessica Pigza, the rare books librarian at  NYPL and the host of Handmade Crafternoon. It’s a really beautiful book, featuring projects based on researching at the library, including two that I developed and wrote.

If you’re free tomorrow, I’d love to see you there! (Word on the street is that there will be lots of doughnuts from Peter Pan too, just saying.)

• When: Wednesday, March 19 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Craft Company, 61 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
More launch info

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.

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.

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

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

Jan

I’m helping start this new craft group in Greenpoint. All are invited! This month’s theme is Snowy Day Skills. The first workshop is on Saturday, and we’ll be crocheting and sewing coffee cup cozies.

Where: Greenpoint Public Library, 107 Norman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

When: Sunday, January 7 & 28 from 12-2 p.m.

RSVP here.

Supplies will be provided, though bring a crochet hook & yarn if you have one!

27

Oct

A Room of My Own (3 Days Per Week)

I’ve just embarked on a studio adventure. I’m sharing a space in Greenpoint with a writer. She uses the space four days a week, and the other three are all mine. We have the space through December for certain. After that we can decide what to do next.

The building used to be a maritime rope factory and diamond factory. This morning I got up early for my first day in the studio. I love that I can see the Williamsburg Bridge from the window, Manhattan across the water, and the East River Ferry zooming by outside the window! I’m excited to spend time in the space focusing on having fun, being playful, and making new artwork. Stay tuned!