Hello, Greenpoint! Are you reading this on your cell phone while waiting for the G train? Me too. What better way to get your daily dose of colorful, fun, and cool things than from fellow Greenpointers who are spreading the creativity. Check back here and on our Instagram @Greenpointers for more artist & designer spotlights. Artists of the world, unite!
@ThatShannon: Since 2012, Shannon has been working as a freelance designer & illustrator with companies all over the country (including Modcloth) from her design studio in Greenpoint. She specializes in printed graphics, embroidery & appliques, and patterns & textiles. Her Instagram is a colorful medley of her latest, vintage-inspired creations and the adventures of her dog, Franny.
Erin Flanagan Lind of Harp & Thistle Stitchery, a featured Holiday Market vendor, makes Punch Needle Embroidery, an ancient rug-hooking technique that she has shrunken down into a painstakingly and meticulous process in order to make christmas ornaments, watches, wall hangings, wearable art, and accessories. She says that “each tiny loop is hand punched with love.”
All this homemade gift giving in the air, so I decided to embroider a holiday message for all of you awesome readers! I’m not that good, yet, but it’s the thought that counts. Thanks for being the best and supporting the website. Have a great holiday! I hope you get to relax and have a fun and exciting New Years! There is so much to look forward to, I can’t wait to tell you all the good news!
Greenpointer Brett Bara, who is a New York-based author, TV host, blogger and designer who specializes in crafts, desserts, and DIY decor is offering a limited edition of small-scale stitchery classes in her Greenpoint home studio (a.k.a. the crafty clubhouse) starting next week. And she is offering a 10% discount to Greenpointers readers!
Learn to knit, embroider and crochet. The 2 hour long classes are beginner level, and will also have yummy homemade snacks and wine!