Monday, November 26, 2007

one-night holiday workshops @ Home Ec

I've got some new one-night workshops on thursday evenings starting this week at Home Ec; there's still time to learn a new craft before 2007 is out...

Home Ec is located at 303 3rd Avenue, between Carroll and 1st Street in Brooklyn, between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens (R to Union St.)

Here are 3 great classes to get you ready for the holidays; guaranteed to inspire you to MAKE some of your presents this year!

Introduction to Embroidery
November 29th
A touch of embroidery can spruce up everything from clothes to curtains. It's a great way to personalize something for yourself or for someone you love!! We'll learn 12 simple stitches and make a sampler that you'll keep for reference.
Students should bring:
**a fat quarter (18 x 18") of gingham or other sturdy lightweight woven
**embroidery floss
**needles (with big enough eye to thread the floss through)

Introduction to Applique
December 6th
Applique can be cute or avant-garde; we'll give you the skills to take it either way! It's a fantastic way to embellish gifts this holiday season. You'll be amazed at what you'll be able to do. 3 different hand-stitching techniques will be covered. All supplies for this class are included!

Introduction to Block Printing
December 13th
Block Printing
Did you know you could learn to print your own textiles at home??? We'll use simple tools to carve our own stamps and experiment with several different printing materials. All supplies for this class are included!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

applique class at Home Ec

applique workshop w/ cal patch
thursdays november 8th, 15th, and 29th
3-class series $120.00

Applique top picwhether traditional or modern, applique is a fantastic way to embellish clothing, gifts, and decorations. we'll learn several techniques for hand and machine-stitched applique using various felt, knit, and woven fabrics, and then you can design and begin your own project. you'll be amazed what you can do!!

supplies needed (for 1st class):

scraps of fabric and felt
embroidery floss
hand sewing needles (big enough eye to thread embroidery floss through)

(2nd and 3rd classes):
as above, plus materials for your desired projects (can be finished item like T-shirt or tote bag OR a piece of fabric to make into something later)

call 718-852-2889 to sign up!
you can also e-mail with your phone # and we'll call you to take your payment securely by phone.

Home Ec is located at 303 3rd avenue (between Carroll and 1st Street) Brooklyn, NY 11215
for more info and the complete class line-up look here.

Get your KNIT ON in the trees, you crafty bees! And more FALL-in' your way...

treehouse brooklyn 430 graham ave williamsburg, brooklyn

November in the trees is the bees knees...
treehouse brooklyn loves you.

embroidery class in the trees with halloween treats and cal patch

So it's true! after the incredible success at the embroidery class ( thanx sooo much to the lovely bev and heidi of Jean Marie
catering fame for bringing to class the delicious and halloween inspired treats!) we've put together another round of classes, and this time due to popular demand, we bring you in the month of november...drum roll please.... KNITTING!

Learning to Knit with Keep it moving Kim Hamill

embroidery class in the trees with halloween treats and cal patchKnitting is Knotty fun in November!
The rumours are true! The lovely Kim Hamill of Keep It Moving fame, she of the knit trees, is bringing her knitting know-how back to the trees to teach TWO very special knitting classes.

Sun Nov 11th 6-9pm:
Always wanted to learn to knit but didn't know where to begin? Well, now's the perfect time because it's getting chilly out there, and wouldn't you like to stay warm this winter in cozy wares knit by your own two hands? and then there's also those friends and family that'd love a hand-knit holiday present or two...So come get armed with knitting knowledge in this super-intensive workshop. learn cast-on, cast-off, knit stitch AND purl stitch....pretty soon you'll be knitting like a pro!
$50 email to sign up (only 4 spaces left!)

Sun Nov 18th 6-8pm:
Got a knitting project or two (or ten) that you've left lingering unfinished in a sad dusty corner somewhere out of frustration? dropped a stitch? (or ten) purled when you were supposed to knit? is one arm twice as long as the other on that beautiful mohair sweater? Don't despair, Knitting Therapy is here for you! Kim will help you to fix any mistakes and give you lots of advice on how to avoid them in the future. She'll also help you wrap your head around that pattern (hat or otherwise) that you're having trouble conquering. Come, relax in the trees and let knitting therapy soothe your yarn woes.
$25 email to sign up today!

p.s: for those that like hooks better than needles, we'll be offering crochet in december. yeah!

feral childe fall 2007 clothes are awesome


We here at treehouse* worship at the altar of FERAL CHILDE, one of the most amazing and future-forward designers of our time. And we're so excited about their new fall line. Entitled Canadian Alphabet, it's futuristic yet crafty, comfy yet sexily appealing. And the jeans, in both black with splatter paint and dark denim with black velvety stripes, are out of this world in the very berry best way.

We're also stocking up on vintage boots, sweaters, and more, beautiful jewelry old and new, and tons more fun treats. Come FALL into treehouse and explore and discover with us!
kisses from the branches,
Sirius* & Becky Lee
treehouse* brooklyn

ps: we're hoping to open an online treehouse store soon so our friends from afar can get treehouse treats too! stay tuned...
treehouse* brooklyn
430 graham ave
btwn withers & frost sts
brooklyn, New York 11211

(718) 482-TREE

Save 20% On all vintage all this week! That includes shoes! That includes boots! Just say "the magic words" and dollars will be saved! yippee!
BTW, this deal is only for newsletter subscribers, so ain't you glad you're one of them?
kisses from the trees!

Offer Expires: 11/11/07