Monday, April 28, 2008

cool classes at the new, improved Etsy Labs

Etsy Finds


At the Etsy Labs, we are continually adding new classes to the schedule. After a short hiatus due to restructuring of the Labs, we are back! All classes are held at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Check out our newest classes for April, May, June, and July below!

Design Your Own Totebag (Beginning Sewing)

If you've been wanting to learn to sew, this introductory class is for you! You will learn how to operate a sewing machine and design and complete your own tote bag. Taught by hodgepodgefarm. Learn more about the class and sign up here.

Learn to Make a Sundress (Intermediate Sewing)

In this class you will learn how to make a dress while learning some of the finer points of sewing: seam finishing, darts, inserting invisible zippers, bias-tape necklines and embellishing with trims. Taught by hodgepodgefarm. Learn more about the class and sign up here.

Beginning Jewelry

Learn the basics to jewelry making with Daniellexo (aka PreciousPups). This class will cover a range of basics needed to get started creating great designs in metal. Learn more about the class and sign up here.

Bookbinding: Simple Sewn Book Structures

Learn how to make simple sewn books and wow your friends with julieincharge (aka yoursecretadmiral)! This workshop that will center around the creation of Japanese stab-bound books, pamphlet stitched books, and other simple sewn books. Learn more about the class and sign up here.

Bookbinding: The Coptic Stitch

In this workshop, students will create a hard-covered Coptic-bound book with julieincharge (aka yoursecretadmiral). The Coptic stitch dates back to the 4th century and is characterized by its chains of stitching along an exposed spine. Learn more about the class and sign up here.

Gocco 101

This workshop will cover all the basics of printing with a Riso Print Gocco PG-5. The printing process with this machine is like a cross between screen-printing, block-printing, and stamping. Taught by julieincharge (aka yoursecretadmiral). Learn more about the class and sign up here.

Paper Puppet Possee

As a member of the posse you'll learn about what tools and techniques to use in making basic paper puppets. Techniques and hot skills include: basic design, rigging a marionette, using weights, and making different types of joints. Taught by crankbunny. Learn more about the class and sign up here.

Keep an eye on the Storque Events calendar for future updates from the Etsy Labs. We'll keep you posted when we announce our next craft night, which will be sometime soon!

Want to learn more about the Labs? Check out our FAQs.

Friday, April 25, 2008

hodge podge @ the brooklyn flea

on sunday (4/27/08) i'll be hocking new hodge podge wares at my new favorite haunt, the Brooklyn Flea in fort greene! i'll be part of the Etsy booth and we'll be promoting classes at the Etsy Labs (i'm teaching two sewing classes there in may: beginner and sundress). two of my friends and co-teachers, callie of church of craft and callieco, and plush-maker jenny harada, will be there too!

thanks to kim of Keep It Moving for the photo above; you can see more pics from the flea and see what she scored on her blog. she totally bought the matta dress i coveted!

i think this is the linkiest post i've ever written...

Friday, April 11, 2008

erika somogyi art in benefit auction sunday!

Title: Misty Forest
Dimensions: 11" x 14"
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on paper
Date: 2007

Title: Falling
Dimensions: 11" x 14"
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on paper
Date: 2007

Hello Friends,
There will be a benefit auction at Exit Art this
Sunday. Please come to support the 1717 Troutman
Tenants Association. That's the building Evan and I
were vacated from without warning last October. I am
part of this association and we are raising money for
our lawyer fees. I have donated 2 watercolor
paintings and the bidding for my work starts at just
$100! There's a lot of other art too. You can see
some of it and the invitation here:

1717 Troutman Association in association with Exit Art
invite you to a benefit and silent art auction.

Sunday April 13th, 6-9 pm
Exit Art
475 10th Ave
between 36th and 37th St

$20 suggested donation
includes drink tickets!
(no one will be turned away)

Auction until 9pm cash and carry

the visitor

hey folks,

the above is a film still from the visitor, by writer/director thomas mccarthy (of the station agent). if you look closely you'll see a pile of raeburn ink tee shirts in this scene - they were used as props for the movie!!!! it opens today at the sunshine theater in manhattan, which very unfortunately is 3000 miles away from northern california, so please go and see it for me - i'm just dying with anticipation at my big screen debut!


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

metal and thread

the day has finally come...
denise carbonell and derek dominy
have opened their new shop

metal and thread

in red hook,brooklyn
398 van brunt street between dikeman and coffey

check it out next time you're in red hook, or take a look at their site and etsy shop!

Friday, April 04, 2008

brooklyn flea grand opening

Hi Friends,

Come check out the Brooklyn Flea this weekend! I’ll be there selling in the Design*Sponge section. The Flea sounds like it’s shaping up to be a great weekend destination. Vendors will be selling vintage furniture & architectural salvage, antiques & vintage clothing, records, new clothing and home goods, art, jewelry, fabric, and local food. It’s a very well curated list!

Here’s a link to a New York Magazine article and slideshow of the Flea goods:

The details:

brooklyn flea
10:00am – 5:00pm
bishop laughlin school yard
lafayette ave, between clermont and vanderbilt in fort greene
rain or shine.

And here’s a peek at one of the new tote bag designs that I’ll be selling...


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

treehouse in the Storque!

the always lovely GLOT (Gorgeous Ladies of Treehouse) are this week's featured buyers in The Storque, which if you don't know is the extensive online 'newspaper' of Etsy. check out their fresh picks, featuring hodge podge and lots of other fellow SAPLINGs...