Thursday, February 25, 2010

mociun SALE


We need to make room for the new Spring 2010 line coming in a few short weeks!

Prices are slashed 50% - 60% on ALL Fall ’09 clothes!

ALL Spring 09’ items are 80% off and will DISAPPEAR from the shelves by March 1.

DON’T WAIT if there’s something you want!

To visit the MOCIUN Store, click here:

Happy Spring Shopping!

Please pass the word. We thank you for your support!

Papusza Couture, tights available only at treehouse, mentioned in NYT fashion& style section. ;)

Casey Spooner, of the art-rock group Fischerspooner, wears a crocodile-embossed leather hat, $350 at Victor Osborne; cotton majorette jacket, $788 at Anna Sui; mirror-effect cotton shirt, $750, shawl-collar cotton jacket, $1,870, and cotton pants, $595, all at Alexander McQueen; leopard felt clip-on tie, $16 at Patricia Field; saddle shoes, $130 at Johnston & Murphy. Susanne Bartsch, the party promoter, in a Pier Atkinson embellished Mickey Mouse headband, $750, and Reem beaded silk dress, $895, both at David Barton, The Shop; satin opera gloves, $22, and plastic bangles, $24, both at Patricia Field; Wolford hose, $38 at Saks Fifth Avenue; Vivienne Westwood patent leather heels, model's own. Alexander McQueen organza peplum jacket, $5,285 by special order at Alexander McQueen; Acne elastic belt, model's own; Cara Croninger resin bangles, $600, cuffs, $700, and bead necklaces (as anklets), $2,400, all at Ten Thousand Things; Papusza Couture nylon tights, $28 at Treehouse Brooklyn; glitter ankle boots, $665 at Christian Louboutin.
So proud of our friend and treehouse designer Kaytee of Papusza Couture! In the New York Times Fashion & Style section today as a part of a photoshoot of the new club kid movement (who knew?). awesome photos, and a piece you can purchase at yee little treehouse is in the same outfit as Alexander McQueen (RIP.) Also, a humorous aside....if anyone has the FischerSpooner documentary, siri treehouse is the one at the beginning saying about the show "it was better than cats, i'd see it again and again." memories.....;) 

ceramics sample sale

Hello all:
I hope this find you well.
I am having a studio sale this Saturday at my studio with my studio mate, Lynn Goodman and Lois Aronow. All samples, discontinued ceramics are priced to go to make room for new work. There will be drinks and snacks. Cash transactions are preferred.

Address: 232 Third Street, B202a
Brooklyn NY 11215
Date and time: Feb 27 - Saturday - 12-6 pm
Phone: 347-578-4738

If you are not in Brooklyn and cannot make it to the studio sale. You are invited to visit my etsy shop. ( Please enter discount code"Studio Sale" when check out to receive 20% discount for end of MARCH delivery. Sales end March 1, 2010.

Thanks and hope to see you


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

snow day sale @ JDMS

Jill Draper Makes Stuff
The weather outside is frightful! But that means it is a perfect excuse to snuggle up with a cup of tea & knit in front of the fire. To further this goal I'm offering free shipping unitl Monday on everything in my shop.
Free Shipping

Orders placed between 2/24 & 3/1 will ship 3/2

For those of you in the Hudson Valley don't forget to check out what classes Cal & I will be teaching at Double Knot Studio

Ever wanted to know how wool becomes a finished garment? Check out the ongoing Follow the Fiber progress on my blog

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

time tunnel

film still from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Pali Kashi

Charlie Horse Gallery presents:

Time Tunnel

Curated by Pali Kashi

Mira Billotte John Brattin Eric Copeland Jeff Davis Spencer Herbst

Pali Kashi James Kendi Adam Marnie Keith McCulloch Rich Porter

Ritchey Arik Roper Francine Spiegel Ruby Sky Stiler

The Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest and highest energy particle accelerator, and lies in a tunnel 175 meters beneath the Franco-Swiss border. Physicists hope that the LHC will help answer the most fundamental questions in physics, concerning the basic laws governing the deep structure of space and time.
--Brian Greene reporting for The New York Times

"Time Tunnel" proposes a collision of art-making traditions with the uncertainty of time and space. The collective unconscious is infused with ritual and mysticism, and has become dislodged and reinterpreted. The reformed amalgam of paint, wax, clay, sand, and plaster that is presented here are artifacts of this convergence. Totem poles are now made of monster masks, images of prairie women have paint splattered on them, Roman relics are fractured, sand mandalas are blurred, and our spirit animals have been unleashed into the wild.

Mira Billotte is an artist and musician (White Magic) interested in the "Music of the Spheres"; the belief that the planets of the solar system and stars beyond each create a tone in perfect harmony. Mira's installations and sand mandalas reference transcendental rituals practiced throughout time. John Brattin is a multi-media artist who uses sculpture, drawing, and painting to further inform his personal stories and myths which are eventually made into short films. He is currently working on a western. Eric Copeland's collages are visual remnants of his pondering of the moon, phallices, faces, and piles of trash. His abstracted compositions use repetition and disjunction much like the music he is known for making. Jeff Davis's two-dimensional work usually takes on "mysteriously ceremonial and often orgiastic configurations". His totem-like structures are made from casting rubber halloween masks with multi-colored wax. Spencer Herbst's dadaist videos are a microscopic look into our everyday surroundings. His magnification of objects strewn about his apartment, salt crystals lying on a countertop, and wood grain in the floorboards are examined so closely that they take on an other-worldly reality. Pali Kashi's work presents the natural world through the power symbol of the triangle, which grants the viewer a new kind of portal into frozen moments of time. James Kendi's photographic process begins with asking people what their spirit animal is. He then creates a mask of that animal and photographs his subjects wearing the mask in the animal's natural environment. Adam Marnie is a mixed media artist interested in the sculptural presentation of images. By splicing traditional still life painting with pornography, he can sharply pierce us with flashes of flesh where we are expecting to see stems and roses. Keith McCulloch's watercolors meander through a maze-like interior filled with strange yet familiar apparitions. Rich Porter depicts an array of primordial figures, focusing on the unseen molecular network between our bodies and landscape. Leif Ritchey is an archaeologist of the sublime accumulations of his everyday surroundings. The objects he extracts from puddles near a sewer or broken glass hidden under a bush are taken back to his studio to be corralled into his futuristic vision. Arik Roper's work depicts a fantastical reality filled with mythical warriors, smoky terrain, and decaying skulls. His paintings breathe life into our uncharted history. Ruby Sky Stiler rummages the storage cellar of historical artifacts to incorporate classic iconography into the context of her own relics. Her fragmented reliefs of ancient Greek and Roman imagery question the potency of sculpting the human form. Francine Spiegel's performance, The Curse of the Century Old Egg, which took place at Deitch Projects this last fall, was a literal mish-mosh of the past and present. The eerie happening gathered six women together in a curious ritual of transformation. The repetition of slime-dumping and paint-slinging turned these prairie-esque women, in ruffled regalia, into monstrous beasts over the course of an hour.

Time Tunnel will be on display from March 5, 2010 - March 17, 2010
Opening reception will be from 7-9 pm on Friday, March 5, 2010
Live Performances by Mike Bones and Luke Roberts

Charlie Horse Gallery
28 Marcy Ave
between Metropolitan and Hope
Take L or G train to Union Ave stop, walk down Metropolitan Ave 3 blocks and make a right onto Marcy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

DOUBLE booksigning event at treehouse this FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19th 7:30-9:30! ;)

a lil' reminder......
time to get crafty once again!
(wine n snacks provided, o course!)

cal n kayte's books

*we're SOOOOOO excited to announce a very special
DOUBLE booksigning event at treehouse this
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19th 7:30-9:30

with Cal Patch of hodgepodge and Kayte Terry of thisisloveforever. Both
are sewing and crafting geniuses, and will be in our newly renovated
craft area signing their lovely new craft books "Design-It-Yourself Clothes" and "Applique Your Way" and sharing tips 'n tricks to
perfect your crafty ways! can't wait! (wine n treats provided too but of course!) a few books will be on sale, but you can also bring your own to get signed. and you can check out treehouse's newly remodeled space simultaneously! oh my! ;)

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

cal patch in brooklyn this weekend

this friday evening (the 19th) i’ll be visiting my old neighborhood and signing books (with the ever-so-stylish kayte terry) at treehouse. come by and say ‘hi’! you know siri knows how to throw a party, so there’s bound to be yummy snacks and drinks, along with all kinds of handmade loveliness. we’ll be signing from 7:30 to 9:30, and you can buy a book from me or bring in your own copy. i’ll be coming on the bus so i can’t carry a ton, so if you know you want to buy one (they’ll be $20) let me know in advance and i’ll reserve one for you.

also, it’s not too late to register for one of my patternmaking classes this weekend! i’ll be teaching at lena’s studio, brooklyn general, and home ec, so take your pick. all 3 are different classes; check out the details below…

saturday 2/20, 11am-4pm: all-day patternmaking at lena corwin’s studio

if you are frustrated with the lack of cute, simple sewing patterns on the market, why not make your own? use your own measurements to draft patterns made to fit YOUR body! in this all-day workshop, cal will show you the first two projects from her book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes. we’ll begin with an A-line skirt and then proceed to the T-shirt of your dreams! vegetarian lunch included.

sunday 2/21, 10am-noon: T-shirt patternmaking at brooklyn general

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.

sunday 2/21, 2-4pm: skirt patternmaking workshop at home ec

this introductory lesson in basic flat pattern techniques will give you the basic skills to draft patterns to fit any body! we will take measurements and make a simple skirt pattern with darts, which can be customized in all sorts of ways to suit your personal style.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

cocktail party this eve, and ( dual! ) book signings next week!

hyC creative valentine cards
some of the great one-of-a-kind valentines day cards we have at treehouse...these by hyC creative

a lil' reminder......


will be THIS
delicious pink cocktails, sales and great times await!

we're stoked to party with you! and it's the best way to last minute valentines shop ever! supporting local designers is awesome good times!

yannoade earrings
new beautiful one-of-a-kind earrings from yannoade

sirius lux
many new sirius lux necklaces for your gifting pleasure

unique valentines made from vintage valentines and handmade paper

* BTW, we've stocked up on the perfect valentines gifts and cards for friends and loved ones.....and don't forget, we also have beautiful gift certificates that we can customize for you in any denomination over $25.

*Also, we're SOOOOOO excited to announce a very special DOUBLE booksigning event at treehouse next FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19th 7:30-9:30! with Cal Patch of hodgepodge and Kayte Terry of thisisloveforever. Both are sewing and crafting geniuses, and will be in our newly renovated craft area signing their lovely books and sharing tips n tricks to perfect your crafty ways! can't wait! (wine n treats provided too! )

cal n kayte's books

*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

Monday, February 08, 2010

classes in beacon, ny

Clay Wood and Cotton

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Hello and Happy February!

Hope you're all staying warm and cozy in this chilly winter weather. We've been busy working on our new shop blog, Notebook, and putting together a full schedule of classes for next two months, including Embroidery with Cal Patch, two classes for kids, a 4-hour Bookbinding workshop with the very talented Nic Taylor of Thunderwing Press, and a reprisal of our popular Knitting 101 class.

Read all about it below...

Join us Saturday, February 13th, from 10:30-12:30, to learn the basics of embroidery with our special guest instructor
Cal Patch
. Practice your new skills on an original Valentine's Day pattern created by Cal (sneak peek above).

Cost: $40 + $5 materials fee

A 50% deposit is required to hold your place in a class. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the class in order to receive store credit for your deposit. Give us a call or stop by the shop to reserve your spot!

About the Instructor:
Cal Patch has been a maker since she was a Girl Scout in the seventies. She sews, crochets, spins, embroiders, knits, prints, makes patterns, dyes… hence the name of her label: hodge podge. Cal has taught all of these subjects for the past ten years, and loves showing people new skills. After seventeen years of being a New York City dweller, Cal recently relocated to the Catskills where she plans to be a crafty farmer. Her first book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified, is out now from Potter Craft. You can see what she’s up to at

Classes are held at Clay Wood & Cotton in Beacon, NY. More information can be found here.

We just launched a new feature on

We've revamped and spruced up our News + Events section into a full-on blog, which we're calling our Notebook. It currently has all the info on our classes and events, and will also come to include tutorials, recipes, tidbits about our artists, and other goodies.

Please check it out and leave us a comment telling us what you think, what you'd like to see, or anything else you'd like to say!

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

embroidered love notes

Dear friends,

Hope you are enjoying the snow or are someplace warm and sunny.

In anticipation of Valentine's Day, and really, for any day, a new selection of more than a dozen of my hand-embroidered notes are available at Muriel Guepin Gallery in Cobble Hill Brooklyn. Stitched in my simple handwriting, these notes combine equal parts humour and desire. Phrases like "I carry you with me everywhere. You will always have a place inside me," adorn small pieces of antique lace and inherited textiles.

To visit Muriel Guepin Gallery:
F/G to Bergen Street
47 Bergen Street between Smith and Court Sts
Open Wednesday - Saturday 11-7pm
Sunday 12noon - 5pm

A happy Valentine's Day and all days to you all.



Iviva Olenick

Friday, February 05, 2010

hi everyone,
i'd like to offer a framing class/workshop in my studio, and i'm looking for someone to teach it.
i'm thinking the class would include: cutting and assembling a wood frame, cutting mat and backing, securing the back, and attaching a hanger. framing is so expensive and i've always wanted to learn how to do it myself! please email me if you know anyone who might be interested.

lenacorwin (at)


Thursday, February 04, 2010


AustinBrooklyn Home Austin Brooklyn

craftacular CALL FOR VENDORS

The annual BUST Spring Fling Craftacular is back again! It’s an all day shopping and music extravaganza featuring the nation's hottest DIY talent. Over 50 crafty vendors, DJ's, tasty treats, and much more. Listen to the best tunes and put some spring in your step as you browse handmade wares, from jewelry and essential accessories to home d├ęcor and cards. Munch on tasty treats and wander in a sunny garden of handmade gifts and crafts!

BUT- first we need YOU our lovely and talented crafters to get those applications in! You could be one of 50 + vendors selling your unique items to over 2,000 shoppers looking to buy that perfect hat, necklace, skirt, card, poster etc!


When: May 22nd, 2010
Where: 81 Front Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
Applications Deadline: April 16th, 2010

Don't waste any time, apply for the one and only BUST Spring Fling Craftacular today!

Mark your calendars now, and we’ll see you under the sun!


Monday, February 01, 2010


Hi everyone.
So this is the other show that I curated that opens up this coming Wednesday evening. Krit is still really young but already has his own "thing" and is doing something exciting. You can also check out a video that shows him in his studio last year at RISD that Dell Computers made -

He's going to be doing a performance at some point during the opening. I hope you can come by and see it, me, Dave........

Wednesday between 6 am 8pm!!!
Love Hanna
(If you've never been to this space before, make sure not to mistake our "little west 12th street" with the regular "west 12th street" because they are not the same.)

hpgrp gallery NY presents "X.O.TRIANGLE.SQUARE" by Korakrit Arunanondchai;
a show curated by Hanna Fushihara Aron.

February 3rd, 2010 – February 27th
Opening reception – Wednesday, February 3rd from 6 to 8pm

Although "X.O.TRIANGLE.SQUARE" refers to the buttons on a Sony PlayStation
video game
controller, the shapes themselves are the most basic abstract
forms used in the past and present as building blocks for creative,
industrious, and even spiritual invention. Korakrit Arunanondchai believes
in the mythic power of these forms and they are often found as focal points
in his work, but he uses his own vocabulary of abstracted shapes as the
cells to his psychedelic, celestial world.
Having been raised in Thailand,
Arunanondchai grew up amongst ornate Buddhist temples. His fluid shapes
remind one of their decorative murals but also of Sanskrit or Pali that make
up his native Thai written language. His work evokes the feeling of a
connection between visible and invisible worlds and brings the viewer to a
kind of ceremonial experience with his large and enveloping pieces.

In contrast, Arunanondchai has also been influenced by his love of Japanese
Manga and video game culture. This is evident in the bright colors he
chooses to use as well as the rapid movement frozen in time on canvas or
paper instead of on a television screen. The silk screening process that he
uses also parallels these inspirations in that it creates a flat surface and
removes evidence of the use of hand in their making. The creation of
multiple layers by breaking down the overall image is yet another way for
Korakrit to abstract information and invents a whole new universe.

Korakrit Arunanondchai is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of
’s Printmaking Department and has worked for both Ryan McGinness
and Rirkrit Tiravanija. He has also worked with Dell Computers on
several Dell Design Studio notebook patterns and has been a featured artist
in the Dell Lounge with accompanying artist’s video which is available for
viewing online. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Hanna Fushihara Aron is an independent curator and former owner of Little
Cakes Gallery in NYC. She has been featured in publications such as The New
York Times
, Tokion, Paper Magazine, The Journal, and many others.

hpgrp gallery - 32-36 Little West 12th Street; New York, NY 10014 tel 212 727 2491
Hours - Tues - Sat 11-6 / Sun 12-6