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!