Our Holiday and Winter Workshop Schedule is now up on our workshops page, and includes our ever-popular Palm Springs / Ace Hotel Series and a new set of one-day gift-making holiday workshops in the historic South Street Seaport Museum, here in Manhattan. More info and registration here.
We are really excited about a lot of things about the line-up for fall and winter, especially our new workspace near my apartment, in the historic South Street Seaport Museum, in a building that has been around for much longer than most of Manhattan. Its a huge space, several thousand feet, with an open layout and high ceilings, and it's in the center of a newly hip neighborhood center full of food trucks, outdoor movie screens, a skating rink that becomes a bean-bag covered lawn during the holidays. This is where we will be hosting both of our one-day Holiday workshops. Our guest teachers will include Jodi Levine, formerly the editor of Martha Stewart Kids and the genius behind Super Make It, and the amazing Annabel Wrigley. Our plan is to provide the raw materials and inspiration for you to make your own holiday decorations and gifts, with the added help of a team of illustrators who recently proved their metal on our rooftop, at our launch event. We loved watching them help create portraits (I did a few of my own, too!) of our guests and their families and pets. Some of my favorite work has been portraits, especially drawings of children (and ok, pets!), especially when the images are on lovely usable things like wooden egg cups (these look just as pretty displayed on a shelf or windowsill as they do holding actual eggs), candlesticks, wooden balls and beads, and blocks. We are planning to expand to wooden and ceramic plates, trays and bowls for our holiday events. We help you draw and paint on them, provide the laquer, and send you home with an incredible family treasure. One of these days will be just grown-ups (that one will include a cocktail and lunch!) and the other will be designed for moms and their kids. Both will run from 11-5, and all of your supplies, lunches, and some treats will be included. You can scroll down to have a look at some of the amazing things that we made at our launch party last weekend to get a sense of what I'm describing. Its really, really special stuff!
And since this is Heather's hood, we will also be carting down every last bit of non-current and off-price merchandise (and now that we are re-printing Mendocino, I guess I can finally let go of that yardage, too! and don't head over to Windham's website yet, it won't hit shops until summer 2016), plus the usual line-up of signed books, artwork, samples, strike-offs, etc, and setting up a little holiday sale for our workshop guests.
We hope to see you there!
mother/kid regsitration is $495, solo crafters (for the day that doesnt include any kids, but does include cocktails) are $265.