Past Present Future (Part II)

Past: Did you see the article about us in Dig Boston? Thanks so much to Shayna for making us sound so hip and cool. I think I blushed all day long after reading the article. Days later there was an article in the New York Times about the resurgence of sewing and one particular sewing instructor in Brooklyn. Once again, feeling hip for being a part of the trend. But I don't think sewing is just a trend, too many people clamor to take sewing basics and leave the shop beaming, tote bag slung proudly over his/her shoulder. (By the way, if you're waiting to take a sewing basics class, we'll be launching classes for September on August 22nd.)

Left: Knitter's Brunch (every Saturday morning 10 am - noon-ish), Right: The Artful Bird Workshop

Present: Have you missed me? I've been off making a movie. A lacrosse movie titled Crooked Arrows. I miss being in the shop every day but am enjoying designing this film. I've learned so much about lacrosse in just 7 weeks and can't even get over how awesome this cast is. The hours are wicked long (up at 3:45 AM!) and I spend a lot of time at the mall. (Is anyone else disappointed in the fall RTW collections?) But I took this movie not just because I love being a costume designer but also so I can continue investing in our little shop. Every hour I'm working helps our shop grow. In those few hours of sleep I get each night I doze off knowing that the rent will be paid through January of 2012. That's a cushion that makes it easier to sleep and to restock our shelves with the finest products available.

Clockwise from left: The wardrobe trailer with washer/dryer, basecamp at Governor's Academy, "video village", the first day of "lacrosse" on the "reservation" - Locke vs Crooked Arrows (All photos taken with instagram!)

Future: This Saturday crafty genius, Melissa Chao of To Boldly Fold, will be sharing her bookbinding expertise with us. Through this workshop you can learn to sew something totally new – books! Her Traveler Series workshop leaves you with your very own travel journal for your next trip, as well as the skills to continue binding books. The last workshop we hosted was such a hit that we decided to do it one more time. But we hate repetition so this is the last time this particular bookbinding workshop will be offered at gather here! (Check out this awesome blog post about the May class by Ana of Toil Trouble!)

Photos from the last bookbinding workshop. We were so impressed with all the books people left with!

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