Monday, November 30, 2009

mociun holiday sales

Happy Winter Solstice friends, families and supporters,

There are a couple of sales that are coming up in the next couple of weekends that I will have some of my wears at.
Please come by and say hello and get your holiday shopping done! If you could pass this on to anyone else that might interested I would appreciate it.



Saturday, November 28, 2009

december classes at brooklyn general

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The Holidays are approaching and we are offering a slew of Workshops that will jumpstart your Gift crafting:

Needle-felting Class
Mondays, November 30, December 7 & 14 @ 6:30pm-8pm
Learn the basics of needle felting and let your imagination run wild! This is the perfect opportunity to make holiday ornaments and presents.

Patchwork Stocking Workshop
Sunday, December 6 @ 11am - 1pm
In this workshop you will learn to sew an adorable personalized Holiday stocking to match the recipient's or your own personality!

Sock Monkey Toy Workshop
Saturday, December 19 @ 10am -12pm
Learn to make a hand knit monkey in the style of an old childhood favorite, the sock monkey. Who wouldn't want to snuggle up to a monkey that was hand knit with love?
PLEASE NOTE: Materials will be provided for an additional $18 on the first day of class.

Knitting Finishing Tips & Tricks
Sundays, December 6 & 13 @ 5pm - 7pm
Beautifully knit projects can be ruined by sloppy finishing. This class will give you the skills you need to make your knitted garments a success from start to finish.
You will learn how to knit perfect button holes, work a 3 needle bind-off, seaming, picking up mistakes and the Kitchener stitch.

Crochet Class

Thursdays, December 3, 10 & 17 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm
Need to whip up some warm woolies for your loved ones? Come and discover the craft of crocheting and make a hat or a scarf in no time. This all-level class will teach beginners the basics while more advanced students can learn new techniques, such as amigurumi, broomstick lace, charted lace etc...

Last Minute Holiday Crafts Workshop
Sunday, December 13 & 20 @ 10:00am to 12:00pm
Knit, Sew & Crochet those last-minute holiday gifts! Bring in your in-progress projects for help finishing them up, or find a quick-to-make gift for a special someone. Three Elves/Craft Instructors will be on hand to help you tackle your projects.

Patternmaking Workshop
Sunday December 13 @ 10am-12pm
Design and make your own clothes! In this 2-hour class you will learn the basic principles of making your own sewing patterns, and make a pattern for a T-Shirt that fits your own unique body. With this foundation you'll be able to sew the projects you envision! Basic sewing experience is helpful to get the most from this class.
Materials: a roll or pad of newsprint, drawing paper or patternmaking paper, at least 14" wide; see-through 18" ruler; tape measure; pencil and sharpener (or mechanical pencil); eraser; clear tape; scissors (for paper)

Call the store at (718) 237-7753 to sign up and reserve your spot before the class fills up!

See you at the shop!

Brooklyn General Store

Store Hours:
closed Mondays
Tuesday-Thursday:12 pm - 7 pm
Friday & Saturday:12 pm - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm


Sunday, November 22, 2009

learn to embroider

Learn To Embroider!
Fun and cheap just in time for the holidays!!!!!!!
In the hood of South Brooklyn.

Another opportunity to take an...
What: Intro to Embroidery workshop
Who: with me, Joetta Maue
Where: MY STUDIO, located at 183 Lorraine
(very close to the Smith and 9th stop in Redhook)
When: Sunday, December 13, 1:30-3:30pm

In this introduction to embroidery workshop students will begin their very own original custom sampler. Each student will design their own sampler with a water-soluble marker, using their own unique handwriting or provided stencils. The 2 hour workshop is an excellent introduction to skills you can take home and be creative with.
We will learn the most basic skills of preparing the fabric, using the hoop, and threading the needle to finishing the project for final display. 5 traditional embroidery stitches will be taught: the split stitch, stem stitch, backstitch, satin stitch, and the ever-mysterious French knot. With the skills learned each student would be able to continue making beautiful pieces of art or simply embellish items of your own or gifts for the holidays. So bring your creativity and lets get stitching!
$20- bring your own supplies or purchase before class. $30 supplies included. Additional supplies will also be available.

Email or call 617-308-5413 to sign up and for details.
VERY limited space so sign up early.

Happiness is not a destination but a method of life.

Joetta Maue

Friday, November 20, 2009

feral childe trunk show

You are invited to
Feral Childe's Fall 2009 Trunkshow
Otto Boutique
Saturday, November 21
Please join us tomorrow at Park Slope boutique OTTO for your FERAL CHILDE Fall 2009 SCHOOL PLAY shopping pleasure. Moriah will be on hand to give you a personal tour of the new collection, bringing additional styles to OTTO for one day only!
Bring a printout of the coupon below and receive 10% off Feral Childe Fall 2009 SCHOOL PLAY.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Feral Childe Fall 2009 Trunkshow at
Sat. 11/21 11AM - 7PM
354 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
tel 718. 788.6627
Subway to F, Park Slope/Seventh Avenue
Can't make it to the trunkshow?
But you'd like to add some Feral Childe to your fall wardrobe?
You can email us and we will hook you up with that special piece!
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Monday, November 09, 2009

twist fair this weekend!

hi folks, the twist fair is this weekend in northampton, ma. raeburn ink will be there, as well as lots of other talented crafty vendors. stop by if you're in the area!

Friday, November 06, 2009

craft classes are back at treehouse!


fri nov 13 6:30-8:30 $50 embroidery
fri nov 27 6:30-8:30 $40 junk-to-jewels
fri dec 11 6:30-8:30 $50 crochet
the next class is NEXT FRIDAY.... so sign up now!

*oh, and the SALE SALE SALE is STILL on..VINTAGE is 30% off!!!!! and ...and ...and we put out new stuff EVERY DAY. how do we do it? it's truly a mystery for the ages...

*last but not least, we've made a little facebook group for treehouse which we'd love for you to join. there'll be special deals and insights into the land of treehouse and what makes us tick...

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