Monday, January 11, 2010

january @ brooklyn general

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We hope you are all keeping warm and bundled up in fibery goodness!

Are you up for a knitting challenge? Starting this Monday, Kaitlyn will be teaching how to knit Lace:
Increase your knitting skill while learning
the basics of lace knitting including provisional cast on techniques, reading a lace chart, and tips to help you correct, as well as avoid, mistakes. Pre-requisites: Decreasing (k2tog, skk) and yarn-over techniques.
You will be learning to make both a lace-Scarf and a gorgeous triangle shawl.

Session A: Mondays, January 11, 18, 25 & February 1 @ 7pm - 8:30pm

A few of you mentioned that you would like to learn embroidery but don't always have the time to commit to a 3-4 week class. Therefore we are introducing a shorter version to give you an embroidery jump-start:

Introduction to Embroidery

In this two hour workshop you will learn basic stitches that will allow you to create either a traditional sampler following the guidelines provided by history or to create a completely unique piece. With the skills learned you will be able to continue making beautiful pieces of art or simply embellish items of your own.
Sunday January 10 @ 11am - 1pm

The instructor, Fiber-artist Joetta Maue, is curating a contemporary Fiber Art exhibition at Sweet Loraine Gallery in Red Hook. The opening is tonight:

connective thread
an exhibition of contemporary fiber work that explores the role of thread & the act of making as connective.
curated by Joetta Maue
Opening January 9, 7-10 pm
Sweet Lorraine Gallery
!83 Lorraine St, Red Hook Brooklyn.

Website Update
Did you know that you can now view and sign up for our classes online?

And last but not least:
Cal Patch's next session is right around the corner:

and make your own clothes! In this 2-hour class you will learn the basic principles of making your own sewing patterns, and learn how to take your measurements and make a pattern for a T-Shirt or a Skirt 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 pattern-making paper, at least 14" wide; see-through 18" ruler; tape measure; pencil and sharpener (or mechanical pencil); eraser; clear tape; scissors (for paper)
Session A: Sunday January 24 @ 10am-12pm (Skirt)

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


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