Friday, May 29, 2009

treehouse news: craft classes in JUNE and renegade coming SOON!

Yippee Kai Yay!! craft classes are back in JUNE...and that's very berry soon! You know you wanna...cuz...


Coming to a treehouse near you:
Beginning Crochet Thur. June 11th 6:30-8:30 $50
*Embroidery Sat. June 13th 6-8 $50
*Junk to Jewels Sat. June 20th 6-8 $40

click here to find out more and/or sign up! great crafty times await! Join us! Tasty treats, wine and great times provided. You won't regret it, we promise :).


spring craftacular!

The flowers are blooming once again, and that can only mean one thing....tis the season of the craft fair! Bust Sping Fling was grrreat, and now we're gearing up for the BIG one....the original big bad & awesome craft phenomenon, the Renegade Craft Fair ! coming up on June 6&7th in McCarren Park (not the pool this year, cuz the're turning it into an actual pool! for swimming and diving and cool water and stuff! yay!)'s coming real soon, so be prepared! we're trying to be!!;)

spring dresses at treehouse

And don't forget about the awesome
CLOTHES at treehouse!!!! we've got lotsa new, bright, fun, playful stuff for spring and summer....come on by and check it out! And weather depending, we've got a rack of vintage spring dresses outside for sale...all $20, $35 or $50....great deals abound, and new dresses everydayish! let's celebrate the sun and fun! cuz, i mean, finally!!!

BTW, coming soon: in JULY: treehouse turns 3!!!! WOWZERS!! can we say PARTAY???? oh snap, we just did. you've been sufficiently, friendly and frosty good times await cuz we like to share and we play well with others...;)

kisses from the branches, and reaching for the stars,
siri treehouse*

treehouse brooklyn
430 graham ave
brooklyn, ny 11211

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

(photo from litchi7.)

(photo from sew fussy)

another JUNE class!

cal and i have added a new class to my june schedule. this one-day workshop will take you through the steps of built by wendy pattern #3835, and you will have a completed garment by the end of the day. last month’s class was a blast, and I’m looking forward to another! yummy vegetarian lunch included
(if i do say so myself!).

see the pattern here.

try to email me right away if you would like to sign up— spots are limited. and feel free to write me with any questions.

lena [at]

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intermediate level

one 5-hour workshop
11am – 4pm
saturday, june 13th
$125 + supplies

cal patch will be in town briefly and i’m very happy that she has time to teach this class! if you’re like me, and know how to use a sewing machine, but have always been intimidated to try a pattern on your own— then this class is perfect. we will be using the simplicity 3835 built by wendy pattern. students must arrive at class with pieces already cut out and marked, as this can take up to 2 hours and it will be otherwise impossible to finish the project in the allotted time. you will need to bring your own sewing machine to class. if you can’t, you can email me and I will try to arrange to borrow one for you.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

fact & fancy @ B I M

Join us, fact & fancy, tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th between 11am and 7pm at the Brooklyn Indie Market! BIM is in Carroll Gardens look for the big red and white tent on Smith street between President and Union street.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

treehouse brooklyn gets a write up in! ;) RAD!

our lil treehouse got a write up!
and it's so nice and well written and, ... well....we're blushing again!
thanks to rebecca from for writing such an awesome piece on treehouse!
I couldn't have said it better myself, and trust me, I try! ;)

examiner link <--- click da link and enjoy!

kisses from the branches,
and reaching for the stars, siri treehouse

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

hi saplings!

here is the info for my new class schedule. if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass along!
also, if any of you are interested in teaching a class in my studio i would love to discuss it.


last month’s classes were a lot of fun... thanks again to cal patch for teaching the tunic sewing workshop during her trip down from the farm. hopefully cal will become a regular guest teacher. we’re already discussing a build by wendy coat class (which might have to wait ‘til the fall when coat wearing is more appropriate) and a patternmaking class.
my studio has been quiet for the month of may, and now i'm excited to be announcing june classes. i’ll be teaching intro to screen printing again. and i’m very excited to be offering a new sewing class taught by wendy hanson. wendy and i met in one of my screen printing class, and i was always ohhing and ahhing over her clothing and style. she is the senior patternmaker for tibi. we came up with a class that i’m thrilled to take myself. it will probably fill up quickly, so email me right away if you’d like to sign up.

below are details for the june classes, which are held in my fort greene, brooklyn studio.
to sign up, email lena [at]

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this class covers my favorite methods for screen printing, starting with the basics (no experience required). learn to print on fabric and/or paper, using your own designs. if you have a particular printing project in mind (printed pillowcases, tote bags, etc), we can plan out the design, materials, and printing. the bottom two photos are projects by students from previous classes.

four 1-1/2 hour classes
tuesday evenings 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

6:00- 7:30pm

$250 + supplies (approx. $50)

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i always see simple styles of clothing in my favorite stores that i wish i could sew myself. this class is an introduction to sewing your own wardrobe basics! wendy hanson will be teaching the class. she is the senior patternmaker for tibi, and has also worked for daryl k, donna karan, and vivienne westwood. the first class will focus on designing your own garments, choosing two of three styles (top, dress, and skirt), and learning how to choose fabrics, add details, and make a pattern. in the subsequent classes, we will sew the two garments (basic sewing knowledge and your own machine required). the top two photos show the styles that we will be working with (created by wendy just for this class).

four 1-1/2 hour classes

thursday evenings 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
6:00- 7:30pm

$275 + supplies (approx. $50)

feral childe events

Dear Friends and Family,
We hope this email finds you well! You are cordially invited to:


Saturday 5/16,
351 Divisadero St @ Oak, San Francisco, CA

Please join us for a very special trunkshow* with FERAL CHILDE and CIRCADIAN STUDIOS! Alice of Feral Childe and Deanna of Circadian Studios will be on hand all day at BACKSPACE to present their Spring 2009 collections. The Backspace Trunkshow will be the only opportunity to view the full range of of the YOSEMITE Collection in the Bay Area. We will also have informal modeling and libations starting around 4pm. We look forward to seeing you!

As you may already know, FERAL CHILDE is newly bi-coastal -- Alice is a recent transplant from NYC. The Spring 2009 Collection YOSEMITE was inspired by Alice's first camping trip shortly after her move to the West Coast (and a subsequent camping trip to Big Sur with Moriah)! We will have selections from YOSEMITE as well as a sale on oldies but goodies from seasons past.

CIRCADIAN STUDIOS, the jewelry collection by San Francisco designer Deanna Abney, draws inspiration from a love of the simple yet remarkable designs found in nature and a personal resonance with living in balance with life’s natural cycles. In her jewelry you will find representations of such elegance, movement, flow, organic shapes, tinkling sounds, balance within asymmetry, draping waterfall effects of chains, sparkles, glints, and warm metals against the skin.

BACKSPACE features the best of the Bay Area's fashion talent, including Hanuman, Deanna Bratt, Ric Rac, Ginne, Liron, Coma & Cotton, Chacahbraca, Nicky Garcia and jewelry by Venus Superstar, Circadian Studios, Fluidance, Vanessa Gade, Tessa Kemp, Frolic, Kocoon and Zachary Pryor. Backspace presents emerging designers alongside well-known lines such as Grey Ant and Prairie Underground, and features rotating exhibitions by local artists -- creating a truly unique creative atmosphere.

*A trunk show is a great way for you to meet the designer and view the ENTIRE COLLECTION FOR ONE DAY ONLY, give feedback and possibly scoop up a one of a kind piece. This is a rare chance, as no store carries a designer's entire collection and it is a great way to see pieces that the store may not normally have but you may love!!!

Please add these additional dates to your calendar!

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Rebecca Brown PHOTOGRAPHER Studio
Street: 939 Route 6A
City/Town: Yarmouth Port, MA

Shop treasures from past seasons from Feral Childe, Filly, cmarchuska, Kate Organics, AK Vintage, Mothlove, and Emily Katz
Details and RSVP to Amy Dufault on Facebook please!

Cheryl Fudge Boutique
23 Federal Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
Shop treasures from past seasons from Feral Childe, Filly, cmarchuska, Kate Organics, AK Vintage, Mothlove, Emily Katz
Details and RSVP to Amy Dufault on Facebook please!

Neda Boutique
302 Court Street @ DeGraw
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sugar Boutique
Pittsburgh, PA

Thank you as always for your support and encouragement. We hope to see you at an upcoming event, and we'd love for you to pass along the word to any friends you think might enjoy Feral Childe. And let us know if you'd like to host a Feral Childe event in your area!

Alice & Moriah

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

handmade cavalcade this weekend

This event is sponsored by the fine folks at
Five Reasons to Shop Handmade This Weekend:
May 9 + 10 10am-4pm
The Bell House, Brooklyn

Yes! The Spring Handmade Cavalcade is this weekend!
  1. Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving.
  2. Avoid the long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful.
  3. Support an artist or crafter directly.
  4. Recipients of handmade gifts get something one-of-a-kind and made with care and attention that can be seen and touched.
  5. Handmade goods are the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.

On May 9 and 10, cast your vote against the ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing. Come to the Bell House for the Spring Handmade Cavalcade and shop handmade. Support great local crafters like Dirty Loves Clean, AdornmentsNYC,
The Original Beadscarf, Molly Shoelace, Citybitz, DewOnAPetal, Pulp Sushi, and Lingua Nigra.
This event newsletter is sponsored by the fine folks at

And don't forget the raffle prizes!
If you weren't lucky enough to snag a reservation for one of our free, limited edition screen-printed totes, perhaps you'll be lucky enough to win one of our grand prizes at the event! Purchase of any item during the event and you will have a chance to enter the awesome raffle. Just come on down on May 9th and 10th and support your local community by buying handmade.
And don't forget to pass this on! Shopping handmade is fun with friends!
Check out some of these {NewNew} shops

For more information visit

Saturday, May 02, 2009

embroidery @ treehouse

due to overflowing the april embroidery class at treehouse (we had a great time! that's us above), we have added another one this coming week:

embroidery workshop
wednesday, may 6, 6:30-8:30pm $50

learn 12 basic embroidery stitches and make your own sampler to use as reference in decorating everything from jeans to pillowcases! all materials included.

register here.

Friday, May 01, 2009

news from the trees

treehouse brooklyn 430 graham ave williamsburg, brooklyn
Dear You,

Celebrate spring, birth, and new beginnings! (and perty dresses, too ;)... )

los monitos mothers day card at treehouse
card by los monitos

We have the perfect last-minute cards, jewelry and gifts for mother's day, for moms and moms-to-be! So come on over before it's too late! mother's day is this sunday, dontcha know?

cal patch of hodgepodge teaching embroidery at treehouse
last embroidery class at treehouse

The last embroidery class was so overwhelmingly successful, that the lovely Cal Patch has agreed to offer another session....NEXT WEEK! :
Wednesday May 6th Embroidery with Cal Patch of Hodgepodge
The lovely Cal Patch is back in the trees with her fabulous embroidery skills and that loveable sidekick Gertie too. In this one session extravaganza, you'll learn 12 classic embroidery stitches and be off and running to custom-decorate everything you own! After making a basic stitch sampler, Cal will help you visualize planning your own personal project. All supplies included ...including tasty treats!...Stitch away!
Wednesday May 6th 6:30-8:30 $50 SIGN UP HERE

p.s. all of our classes take place in the treehouse, sometimes during business hours. because of this, the classes are kept small so that everyone can participate (usually 4-6 people per class).
once a class fills up, we'll start a waiting list for the next session

handmade cavalcade

the flowers are blooming once again, and that can only mean one's craft fair season once again! and to kick off the season, can we recommend the HANDMADE CAVALCADE the weekend after this one at the bell house? many of our friend crafters of the New New team will be representin' with their handmade goods, such as betterthanjam and thisisloveforever. (we'll be sharing a table with thisisloveforever at both the BUST Spring Fling May 17th at Warsaw and the Renegade Craft Fair June 6&7th in McCarren Park, both in Williamsburg, Brooklyn...coming soon to a crafty summer near you...yay!)

spring dresses at treehouse

And last but not least, CLOTHES!!!! we've got lotsa new, bright, fun, playful stuff for spring....come on by and check it out! And weather depending, we've got a rack of vintage spring dresses outside for sale...all $20, $35 or $50....great deals abound! let's celebrate!

kisses from the branches, and reaching for the stars,
siri treehouse*

So please don't forget especially in these challenging times to celebrate our community, and to support local! and dream global....

kisses from the branches and reaching for the stars,
treehouse* brooklyn
430 graham ave
btw withers and frost
brooklyn 11211

(718) 482-TREE (8733)
wed-sun 1ish-8ish

So i gocco-screened these cute cotton canvas totes with the artwork by valerie of dear birthday from our fashion show/ drumming ladies phenomenon, and they're now free with a purchase of $30 or more. Just say "Chicas Rock!" ;)
Offer Expires: when i run out! limited addition!!

saltlick sale

Hello Saltlick chums!

We here at are cleaning out our boxes and bins to make way for all new items for fall. We'll be participating in a unique craft fair in Brooklyn--The Anti-Depression Session on May 2nd & 3rd. **All vendors have agreed to sell their wares for $30 and under.** Isn't that nice?

We're marking our in-stock items waaaay down to make room for new fall items! Look for our best-selling tees and hoodies for the whole family and dig through our $5 and $10 bins. For an extra bonus, print out the attached saltlick flyer for an additional 20% off all non-bin items. We'll also have stationery to move from our friends at Lettuce Paper ( and Lost Art (

Saturday May 2 & Sunday May 3
11am to 6pm
Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn
between president & union

If you won't be in the NYC area that weekend, never fear. You can take advantage of our sale online, it just requires a smidge more work than the simple point-and-click ordering process. Our sale only applies to items in stock so If you know there's a style that you like, just drop us an email and we'll check our stock for yout!

In addition, there's one more Brooklyn craft fair headed our way on May 17th. It's the annual BUST magazine's Spring Craftacular!

Sunday, May 17th
12:00pm to 7pm
The Warsaw
261 Driggs, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

These ladies always put on a great craft fair so we hope to see you there! And if you missed us at the Lyceum, you can bring the attached flyer for 20% off Craftacular merch too!

Hope to see you soon!