Monday, March 22, 2010

spring fling

attention makers:

applications are now open for the BUST Spring Craftacular at the Warsaw in Greenpoint. i love the logo for this one!

Monday, March 08, 2010

homemade: brooklyn

Homemade: Brooklyn,

a three-day pop up event that showcases all locally made products

Co- Sponsored by The Shiny Squirrel and Sew Moni

Free DIY Classes, Lectures, and Giveaways

March 12 to 14, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm


Kill Devil Hill

170 Franklin St

Brooklyn, NY 11211


The Shiny Squirrel and Sew Moni are launching a 3-day pop up store event that will feature all locally made products on the weekend of March 12th - 14th from 11:00 to 8:00 pm. Homemade: Brooklyn is delighted to be taking over Kill Devil Hill for the weekend and showcasing some amazing folks who are living and working in the borough.

The vendor list is varied offering a general store type environment with food, art, home design, and clothing/ accessories. We are proud to announce a fantastic selection of people involved including BAM's Beef Jerky, Loyalty and Blood, Old Hollywood, You and Me, The Royal We, Caja Jewelry, Gold Teeth stationery, and Brooklyn rehab to name a few.

There will also be DIY Classes Saturday and Sunday mornings co-sponsored with Brooklyn Skillshare.

Thank you so much and we really hope you can make it out for the opening party as well on March 12 starting at 6:00. There will be free food and drinks. I have attached the poster and press release for you to look over and let me know if you have any further questions.

Please look for our big feature in Time Out New York, Brooklyn Based and the giveaway with The Skint.

kind regards,

jessica goldfond

indie designers sale

oooh, this looks like a good one! many fave designers all in one space...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

embroidery classes this weekend and beyond

Dear friends,

Oh, no! Not another email about embroidery classes!

1) This Saturday -- looking for a creative interlude? Sign up for my 3-hour embroidery workshop:

Saturday, 3/6 from 11am-2pm, at 3rd Ward's Metropolitan Avenue space, 573 Metropolitan (btw Lorimer & Union), Brooklyn - a block from the L or G to Metropolitan/Lorimer Station

$60 + $10 materials fee

2) I am very excited about my upcoming Embroidered Portraits class at the Textile Arts Center of New York in Brooklyn. I am alerting you that the dates for this class have changed, again! Here is the correct, and FINAL info for that class:

4, 3-hour sessions,

11am - 2pm
Saturdays in April and May:
April 10, 7, 24, and May 1st

$150 for 4 classes + $25 materials fee

To register:
call 718-369-0222 or email

And coming soon, more classes at Pratt!!

Thanks for your ongoing support and interest in my work! And please let me know what you all are up to! And send any questions about the above, or even philosophical queries about whatever's on your mind...

Iviva Olenick

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

not knots

Dear friends of Cabinet,

Please join us for "Not Knots," a workshop on knots, knitting, and string figures featuring Sabrina Gschwandtner, Philip Ording, and Inoli Murphy.

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2–4 pm
Place: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (directions here)
FREE. No RSVP required
Organized by Sabrina Gschwandtner

This mini-fair is a hands-on exploration of knots, knitting, and string figures. Visitors can view short math films that explore the geometry surrounding knots (including the well-known short Not Knot) and engage in an informal discussion of knot theory with mathematician Philip Ording. Artist Sabrina Gschwandtner will conduct a lab for stalled handcraft projects: bring any knitted, crocheted, sewn, embroidered, or woven undertaking that is in limbo, and receive consultation for moving forward. Inoli Murphy, mathematician and author of Murphy's String Figures: Teaching Math with String Figures, will demonstrate and discuss the ancient art of string figures.

Pretzel knots and wine will be served.


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