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Tea Towel Embroidery Workshop


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.



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.


Stamp Carving + Holiday Cards Workshop 

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


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.


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.



I’ll be at the upcoming Brooklyn Craft Camp teaching stamp making and paper cut art workshops.

Psst…They’re offering a little special: Register before Sept 3 for a discount with the code EARLYBIRD.



Workshop at American Folk Art Museum

I’m teaching a workshop at the American Folk Art Museum as part of their Make It Thursday series in July, and you’re invited. In honor of summer, camp, and good deeds, come on out to embroider a merit badge with me! 

  • When: Thursday, July 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: American Folk Art Museum
  • Sign up, please.



Feeling Rusty?


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.



See You at Camp


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.


Learn all about Brooklyn Craft Camp here.



Embroidered Emoticons


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.



Inventgenuity Festival 2013


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! < < <



From the Studio: Black Cloud Prints


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!



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!