Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Permaculture classes in Brooklyn


Who says you need a homestead to practice Permaculture! We'll show you how to live the good life by putting your hands and kitchen to work. We think our bodies deserve the best and as permaculture hedonists believe that what we create with our hands is far superior to anything you can buy on the shelves of any store.

Last year we ran this series of lactoferment classes along with a Handcrafted Beauty series to great success. Many sold out fast with our cap at 10 students for each class. We checked our busy teaching and parenting schedules and set aside some dates to present these learning opportunities once again. Join us for these three fermented foods classes that will increase your vitality as well as your self-sufficiency. Come learn why fermented foods are so incredibly nutritious and how they can fit into your life.

The Handmade Beauty series will take the mystery out of formulating your own safe and cheap beauty necessities suitable for your gender of choice. We will explore a host of different ingredients from ones found in your kitchen cupboard to the more exotic ones found via the internet. This series will now include household cleaners as well. All of these will be great for gift giving!

Start crafting today and share your creations with friends and family!

$30 per class OR $25 if you register for two or more classes!

To register email back at this address

Saturday, December 11th
6:00- 8:00-pm $30

This workshop will walk you through making a variety of lactoferments including: kim chee, sauerkraut, ginger-carrots and other root crop lactoferments. Bring 2 wide mouth 1 pint glass mason jars with lids if you would like to take home jars of our finished products. Also bring a good cutting knife and a cutting board and the Beyond Organic vegetables will be almost entirely from our farm.
Handouts of recipes will be provided. IMPORTANT!!! Please register a week in advance so we can insure the correct amount of ingredients. This is sure to fill up fast!

Sourdough Bread
Sunday, December 12th
6:00-8:00pm $30

In this, our second fermented food workshop, we will harvest Brooklyn’s wild yeasts to make bread rise into a fluffy loaf that is truly delicious! We will show you the ins and outs of making and baking sourdough bread so that you can get started with confidence. We will also cover sourdough pancakes. Delicious! Participants should bring a small jar to take home some sourdough starter.

Handcrafting Home Brews
Friday, December 17th
6:00- 8:00 pm $30

This third workshop will cover: malting whole grains for superlative home brew beers and will include sources for organic whole grains; preparing herbal tonics and sacred beers with wild dandelion, yarrow, rosemary and others; culturing wild yeasts. Kombucha preparation will also be covered and kombucha “mothers” will be given away to make at home. Handouts of recipes will be provided.

Handmade Beauty Part 1 and 2
Saturday, December 18th
Part 1 - 2-4pm $30
Sunday, December 19th
Part 2 - 2-4pm $30

In this class we will craft a variety of body care products made from ingredients easily found in your kitchen cabinet or local heath food store. You will expand your knowledge of herbs, save money and feel your beautiful best by making and using your own handmade beauty products. Are you spending wads of cash on eco-household cleaners? Well you can stop! We will be providing recipes and samples for some of the most often used cleaners. Bring 5 or so small containers (washed take out condiment containers work great) so you can take some samples of what we craft home.
It would be great if people could let me know what they are interested in learning how to make. While I would like to cover it all in one class it just takes too much time!

Part 1

For your Face...
Face Cleanser
Face Scrub
Herbal Face Toner
Tinted Lip Balm

Plus Household Cleaners!

Part 2

For your body...
Herbal Shampoo
Herbal Hair Rinse
Body Scrubs
Tooth Powder/Paste
Shaving Cream

Plus Household Cleaners!


Handcrafting Herbal Tinctures, Salves and Extracts will be offered after the new year. So get ready!

All of these classes will take place in our small apartment so enrollment in limited to 10 people for each class. Allergic to pets? We have a cat!
Please pre-register @ so we know how many people to expect.

We can and will offer these classes again so please inquire if the dates don't work out for you.

The Center for Bioregional Living
Ellenville / Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, December 02, 2010

the craftland opening party is tonight! i will be there doing a book signing and probably some shopping. if you're in providence, ri, i think this will be a good one.

raeburn ink

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

designer holiday sale

Hello Dear Friends,

Please join us this coming weekend for our annual Designer Holiday Sale!

On December 4th + 5th from 12-5pm, Brooklyn-based designers MOCIUN, SHABD, & BAGGU are hosting a 2-day Designer Holiday Sale at the Baggu Studio. Followers of Lena Corwin & Mociun may be familiar with the bi-annual designer sales that are typically housed at Corwin’s studio in Fort Greene. The Designer Holiday Sale will similarly feature a well-curated selection of artisan-quality clothing, fashion accessories, & gifts. SALE WILL FEATURE LIMITED EDITIONS, SPRING PREVIEWS, DISCOUNTED FALL COLLECTIONS AND HARD TO FIND PIECES BY MOCIUN, SHABD, BAGGU, BODKIN, AESA, FOG LINEN WORK, LAUREN MANOOGIAN, ALYSON FOX, LINES & SHAPES, MOCIUN + CORWIN, and JULIET GORMAN.
AT: 242 Wythe Ave #6 -- Entrance on North 3rd--- Williamsburg-- Brooklyn Hope you can make it!

Love, Mociun and Shabd!/event.php?eid=142264279158813&notif_t=event_wall#wall_posts

Sunday, October 24, 2010

embroidery news from Iviva Olenick

Dear friends,

This September, I had the pleasure of participating in a one-night exhibit, "Sleeping with Strangers," sponsored by Salon Ciel. I exhibited embroideries from my Were I So Besotted series alongside the black and white photographs of Robert Gerhardt. While the show was fleeting, the experience was recorded in a video, where you can see and hear Robert and I talk about our work:

You can also read a review of "Sleeping with Strangers" here: Thanks to James Kao for writing this article, and Salon Ciel for hosting the exhibit.

For those of you in the New York area, my latest installment of the Embroidered Art Journal class at Pratt CCPS in Manhattan is coming up very soon. The Embroidered Art Journal, PMDA-104-02, runs for 5 weeks on Friday evenings from 6:30-9:30 - November 5 - December 10th. $195/ 15 hours of workshop/studio time. This class is perfect for absolute beginners and more experienced embroiderers. With my guidance and input, each student crafts an art book incorporating embroidery and additional media of his/her choice. You can sign up via Pratt's web site,, or by calling 212-647-7199. I hope to see some of you there! Please feel free to share this information with friends.

Finally, if you live in Brooklyn, you can see my embroidered art work at Muriel Guepin Gallery on Bergen Street near Smith Street, steps away from the F/G to Bergen Street. The address is 47 Bergen Street, and the gallery sits beside the Invisible Dog, an event, performance, and exhibition space.

Thanks to all of you for your ongoing interest in my work.

with love,


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lucky Fish/Clover/Wovenplay sale

Hi everybody,
Please join us for a quick sample sale in Soho on Thursday morning.
And please pass on to your friends.

best wishes,
from Jann @ Lucky Fish

Clover New York


Friday, October 01, 2010

treehouse news

treehouse brooklyn 430 graham ave williamsburg, brooklyn

hey crafty cats and knitty kittens!


*CRAFT've asked, and we've brought them back! They start next week! And we FINALLY are offering a sewing class! Jump on it! ;)

Fri Oct 8th 6:30-8:30p
LEARN TO SEW with Cal Patch, author of "Design-It-Yourself Clothes"
Do you have a sewing machine in your closet, but have never used it? Or you want to sew, but the last time you stitched anything up was in Home Ec class in 8th grade? If you are looking for a low-commitment class to get acquainted with your machine (or reacquainted with the art of sewing), this is the one for you! In this 3-hour session, you will learn how to thread a machine and wind a bobbin, sew a simple seam, and hem edges. You will make either a pillowcase, tote bag, or drawstring pouch. From this start you'll have a foundation for moving on to all kinds of sewing projects, and your machine may just become your very BEST friend! Note: You can bring your own machine or use one of ours; please let us know when you register. $70

Sun Oct 10th 6:30-8:30p
INTRO TO KNITTING with Lydia Austin
Knitting isn't just for squares! Learn to caste on cast off with fiber savant Lydia Austin as you knit your own beer coozie! Makes a great holiday gift! Beers included ;). $40

Sun Oct 17th 6:30-8:30p
JUNK TO JEWELS with Treehouse owner and designer of Sirius Lux Siri Wilson
Ever wonder what to do with all those beads and baubles from Grandma's closet? Or do you need yet another reason to keep hoarding broken necklaces and single earrings? Well here's your answer! In just one two hour session you'll learn the basics of jump ring usage, as well as chain layering and clasping. All this will be done with cut apart treasures and loose bead findings. We'll provide the know how and lotsa junk, feel free to bring your own baubles as well. Treehouse's own Siri will show you how it's done! tasty treats and refreshing beverages provided too! $40

*POETRY READING...tomorrow Sept 30th 7pm....this lovely lass strolled into treehouse and asked if she could throw a poetry reading in our branches. We said sure why not? cuz that's how we role. that's really all we know about it. oh, she's gonna bring a box of wine. and there's a facebook invite. swing by! live a little!

*NEW FALL DELIGHTS....last but not least, just wanted to let you know we've got a new selection of Fall vintage beauties, especially dresses, and awesome jumpsuits, and everyday we seem to get a new designer's Fall collection....So FALL into our branches and enjoy our Harvest! ;)

and thank you for supporting local designers and a local-run business at treehouse brooklyn!

swing by and come hang in our branches!

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

looking forward to seeing you soon!

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

just sing "tiny bubbles" for a complimentary glass of bubbles with purchase. yes, treehouse is that rad. ;)
xoxo, sirius* treehouse

here's a video to practice
your don ho. enjoy!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

2010 craftacular call for vendors

Apply now for the BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010 in New York City!

Apply now until November 12th for the BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010 in New York City featuring nearly 300 crafters (we are adding another floor to the Craftacular!) Amy Sedaris, DJs, drinks, prizes and 500 jam-packed goodie bags for the first people through the door! One day only, Sunday December 12th, 2010 at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, 10am-8pm! Just $2 for admission for all of this and so much more!

We expect over 6,000 dedicated Holiday shoppers at the biggest and best indoor craft fair in New York City!

More info on the BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010 in New York City here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

feral childe OPEN STUDIOS

Dear Friends and Family,
This Saturday, October 2nd, we are participating in our neighborhood open studios tour. Please come by the Feral Childe studio in Brooklyn to shop the Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, pre-order Spring 2011 Tarquinia Collection and replenish your favorite styles from past seasons. Selection and prices not available in-stores or online, for one day only. Email us with any questions. Hope to see you!
xo Feral Childe

Monday, September 20, 2010

shabd & mociun events

Hi Friends,
I have two events coming up next week with the wonderful Caitlin Mociun!

Spring 2011 Press and Preview Party
Wednesday, September 22nd

Shopping Party
Shop the new Fall 2010 Collections and Pre-order from Spring 2011 at a discount
Sunday, September 26th

Please RSVP at
(especially for the preview party, so we know how much Van Leeuwen's Ice Cream to have on hand!)

I hope you can join us!
m o c i u n

Friday, September 10, 2010

eco-fashion's night out TONIGHT!

Dearest friends,

I'm participating in this great event on Friday night as part of NYC's Fashion's Night Out.

I'll be a part of a PANEL DISCUSSION on putting sustainability in fashion into the hands of the consumer (not just the designer), and I'll be selling my NEW FALL COLLECTION plus some spring stuff at clearance prices.

Also there will be workshops, drinks and music, so come on out if you're looking for something both fun and fulfilling to do that night!


TAC logo 2.jpg
September 7, 2010
By now you must know that September 10, 2010 is Fashion's Night Out, when cities around the world will celebrate Fashion in one night full of shopping, celebrity, and debauchery.
Instead of submitting to blind consumerism, entitle yourself to some educated consumerism!
We've teamed up with to bring you a night of "Celebrating : Slow" where participants can get in on some Sustainability:
LEARN from experts in eco-fashion at our Ecouterre-moderated panel on Sustainability (includes Jill Fehrenbacher, Sarah Scaturro, Greta Eagan of FashionMeGreen, Caroline Priebe, Margarita Mileva, Shabd Simon-Alexander, Caitlin Mociun)
PARTICIPATE in free workshops (Hack Sustainable Fashion: what is eco-fashion? create your own fashion manifesto; Bags for the People; altering with Sewing Rebellion; Natural Tie-Dyeing)
DRINK with Kelso of Brooklyn Beer (plus some Trader Joe's wine) and EAT with local food vendors
DANCE with DJ Whistlepunk

Sound like a blast? It's also free (or help us out with a suggested donation of $10)
See you September 10, 6-11PM!
To RSVP please email
505 Carroll Street,11215 | (718) 369-0222 |


249 19th Street #4B
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Thursday, September 09, 2010

i just want to announce the arrival of my new book design your own tees, which was just published from st. martin's press! i'm thrilled to be the next sapling to be a published author.

i'll be on the road soon for events and to promote the book, starting with the squam art fair on sept. 18th (with the fabulous ladies cal patch and sarah ahearn), then the world maker faire in new york city on sept 25th and 26th, and crafty bastards in washington dc on october 2nd.

hope to see you along the way!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

feral childe fall 2010

For the Fall 2010 Collection THE LIGHTNING FIELDS, Feral Childe's collaborative drawings form the basis of the collection's textile prints, wry construction details, and absurdist accessories. Tags: static, starry nights, electromagnetic interference, no-wave, spurious emissions. Above: Gamma Shift in Silk Jersey/Organic Cotton Slub. Now, if you have read this far: many styles in THE LIGHTNING FIELDS are named for notable scientists. Can you name three individuals we have featured in the collection? Be the first to submit a correct response and you will win a THUNDERBOLT AMULET from the new collection! Send us your answer to Submissions will also be accepted live, in-person at any of our upcoming events.
Dear friends,
Our Fall 2010 Collection THE LIGHTNING FIELDS is now arriving in stores, and we've put up some photos on our website with more to come soon. See below for our fall schedule and please stay tuned for details and updates:
Weds 9/8 DRIFT 2010 Video Screening at Little Wing Gallery, Santa Fe featuring Feral Childe's 2009 short animated film "Yosemite" (see on YouTube)

Fri 9/24 Trunkshow at Shift Conscious Clothing in Hyannis

Sat-Sun 9/25-26 Trunkshow at Turtle in Boston

Sat 10/2 Feral Childe Open Studio at 269 Douglass St., Brooklyn

Weds 10/6 Runway Presentation with Arcadia Boutique for Philly Fashion Week

Fri 10/8 Trunkshow at Need Supply in Richmond

Sat 10/9 Trunkshow at Hazel Boutique in Lewisburg

More events coming up; if you don't see your area listed, we can make it happen! We have also added new stores on our Where to Buy page. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter for more frequent updates and event details. We look forward to seeing you in the coming months.
Cheers, Alice & Moriah

Monday, August 02, 2010

giggles treasures her virgos and sirius starchild does too.

VIRGO - Sirius Starchild for Treehouse Brooklyn Zodiac Sterling Silver Necklace  (FREE SHIPPING TOO)

Sirius* Starchild VIRGO pendant necklace included in a lovely Virgo-themed Etsy tis almost Virgo season, ya know...;)
..can you see how the virgin Virgo lass in this pendant seems to be...ahem...quite "close" to her unicorn friend? ;)



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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

mociun even more on sale

Hello dears,

Online Store Sale is even more on sale.

50-80% all clothing.
Please pass this on to anyone else that might want to do some summer discount shopping.

Thanks for the support!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

shabd + BAGGU

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Introducing the tie-dye backpack and tie-dye tote in five breezy astral colors.
This is a limited edition collection, individually hand dyed in a soft cloudy effect criss-crossed with delicate lines.
Plus, they're recycled cotton canvas and totally affordable at $48 and $58 each.
Available exclusively at
For wholesale inquiries, please contact baggu

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

call for vendors

BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire NYC

Thursday, June 24, 2010

TREEHOUSE: Tonight! Chica Vas! This Wknd! Homemade Brooklyn! July! Anniversary Party!

*sorry we know it's last minute, and it's been a while since we wrote, but we have a few pieces of exciting news!

chica vas profile picture
1) TONIGHT at 9pm at Williamsburg Hall of Music (N6th near Kent ave) our all-female percussion band (now over 20 members!!!!) CHICA VAS will be opening for Mirah and stoked, and hope you can swing by!!!

2) THIS WEEKEND!: Sirius Lux for treehouse brooklyn is excited to be a part of Homemade:Brooklyn at the Metropolitan Green building June 25-27, 11am-late. There'll be a lot of awesome local designers, bands, crafts, haircuts and lots of surprises...and we'll be introducing our new line of zodiac jewels, Sirius* Starchild...;)

3)Sunday, July 18th: treehouse turns......4!!!!!!! we'll be having a superduper celebration...more details coming's gonna be major!!! 

...oh, and we hope you get a chance soon to swing by treehouse...we have tons of new designers, pretty summer dresses and jewels, vintage treats, and our AC is pumping so we're always the perfect spot to chill out...;)

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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

book party

Hello dear people,
I have a piece that is in a book that just came out. There is a party at Bird in Williamsburg tonight for it. If you're in the neighborhood stop by.

book release party
sundays are for lovers
203 grand street
williamsburg, brooklyn, ny
june 15, 2010
6-9 pm

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

TREEHOUSE: Style-Off, percussion parades, and more!


*we are honored to have been asked to be a judge at this style-off event at glasslands TONIGHT this THURS...islander vs highlander...WHAAAT??? so curious to see what everyone comes up what shall we wear???
 btw, we will be happily acceptin whiskey bribes ;).

tom tom issue 3 chica vas parade!

* THIS SAT (6pm ish-on) we're beyond stoked to be a part of this parade for the art gallery Collette Blanchard, artist Shantell Martin, and the awesome mag Tom Tom about female drummers as a member of the amazing all-female drumming band Chica Vas. facebook event here. crazy-good video of chicas vas at sxsw at okay mountain gallery here. more info from tom tom here. yes!

*oh, and gee whiz thanks 11211mag for the holla! we agree that we wish the article could have celebrated the old school spots that we love so much on the block as well...:

"Nice guide to local shopping on Graham Avenue (although skewed
entirely toward the arrivistes - how about some of the long-timers?). Of
course my favorite is Siri:

Jewelry and dresses at Treehouse Brooklyn Owner Siri Wilson
crochets copper, gold and silver in her edgy collection of necklaces and
earrings ($48-$280). We also dig Feral Childe's silk shift dresses
($200-$280). Mention TONY to receive 15 percent off Sirius Lux jewelry
and 10 percent off Feral Childe dresses through May 31."

phew! ok...let the good times swing! oh...i mean roll... let's enjoy the warmer daze to come!

Let The Good Times Bloom...;)

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

oh renegade!

this will be the first year *hodge podge* won't be attending the best brooklyn craft fair of the year (sniffle!), but i wanted to make sure all of you know about it! mark your calendars, it's june 5 & 6 and it looks like this year will be better than ever!

who you will see: raeburn ink, a.s.i.s., alison tauber, bicycle paintings, caitlin keegan, clay, wood & cotton, delong ceramics, frantic meerkat, marcie mcgoldrick, perch, saltlick, and 300 more vendors!

i'll be having fun at summer camp, but please go for me, buy lots of handmade stuff, visit the treats truck and the photobooth, and have an all-round good time in lovely mccarren park. i'll be with you in spirit!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

squirrel party saturday!

Where Country Fiber Warms the Big City

Live Music, Beer, Wine, Nutty Snacks, and a Whole Lot of Squirrel


Join us for a Squirrel Party where we will drink, dance, chat with old friends and make many new ones, and announce the winners of our Handmade Squirrel Contest!

Saturday, May 15th
7 pm-10 pm
Brooklyn General Store
128 Union St
btwn Columbia & Hicks

We will be giving away some wonderful prizes:

1st Prize: $200 Brooklyn General Store gift certificate (valid for one year).
2nd Prize: $100 Brooklyn General Store gift certificate (valid for one year).
3rd Prize: $50 Brooklyn General Store gift certificate (valid for one year).

Youth Prizes (0-15 yrs):
Three squirrels will each be awarded one $50 Brooklyn General Store gift certificate (valid for one year).

IT'S NOT TOO LATE! Still working away on that squirrel? The deadline for entry is Saturday, May 15 @ noon. Keep those little critters coming! Need to review the rules? Check out the official Call for Entries on our blog.

Good luck to everyone entering the contest. We hope to see all of you on Saturday night!