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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.

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.

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.

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!