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Calling All Crafters: Brooklyn Craft Co. Is Hiring Teachers!

Brooklyn Craft Co. Photo: Patty Scull
Inside Brooklyn Craft Co.’s space – Photo by Patty Scull

It’s a new year, which means it’s a good time to reset with new career goals and aspirations. If you’re handy with a needle and thread or a paintbrush, you may be in luck—Brooklyn Craft Co. (165 Greenpoint Ave.) is seeking some new instructors.

Per Brooklyn Craft Co: “If you teach crafts / DIY and you’re based in the NYC area, we want to hear from you. We are seeking paid instructors in the following subjects:

  • Garment Sewing
  • Crochet
  • Quilting
  • Painting & Art
  • Macrame
  • Loom Weaving
  • Cross Stitch
  • Embroidery
  • Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning
  • Dyeing

Brooklyn Craft Co looking for teachersTO APPLY: Please email hello [at] brooklyncraftcompany.com with the following:

  • Tell us about yourself, including your background in the area you want to teach, and online links to your current work (such as your blog, Etsy shop, Instagram, etc).
  • A brief description of 1-3 workshops you would like to teach with us, including a description of what you would cover in class and the finished project students would make.”

Brooklyn Craft Co. is located at 165 Greenpoint Ave. Follow them on Instagram.

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Um. Yeah. Cats + Arts + Crafts

BK Craft Company Mascot - Fifi

Not sure if you’ve noticed but cats are everywhere! Big cats, little cats – they are the new spirit animal of this here Brooklyn life. It’s because they are the coolest – even cooler than hipsters. It’s nothing new; Ancient Egyptians sweat the shit out of cats, too.

16th Century Cat Art

Maybe we idolize them because we know if they had a choice they wouldn’t participate in our fur ball schemes. Did you see this? 500 Years ago cats were depicted wearing futuristic jetpacks in old drawings. I know my cat would NOT like a jetpack, or a tiara.

Artwork by Scott Chasse

What about beards?

Tomorrow night (3/12) as part of Scott Chasse’s OMG Webcats art show opening at Dandelion Wine, cats are taking the shape of siamese beardos.

Another glorious cat events around town worthy of your attention (even though your cat would definitely be like, “no thanks loser – I’d rather stay home and puke on your computer cables “) – is Brooklyn Craft Company’s “Cat Lady Craft Night” on 4/5.

We chatted with Brett Bara of Bk Craft Co. about why cats are just too cool for school and everything else. Continue reading

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Sunday! Neon, Rum, Beer, Terrariums, Free Rides, Massages, Origami, Nail Art, Photo Booth & 70+ Local Vendors!!! Holiday Market Preview!!! (12/8)

This Sunday, December 8th, 2013 from 1-7pm, we cannot wait to see you at our Annual Holiday Market which is taking place at 67 West St, 5th Fl – a 6,000 sq. ft. skylit loft on the Greenpoint waterfront with 70+ talented local vendors selling unique handmade holiday gifts! RSVP!

Plus come see our brand new NEON SIGN!!!

Check out the preview of ALL our vendors below!

Plus: Holiday Photo Booth by MarofotoBrooklyn Brewery Beer, Hot Buttered Sailor Jerry Rum, Rice Balls by Adelina’s, Empanadas by Cafecito BogotáOvenly Treats, Massages by Human@Ease, Holiday Nail Art, and Origami Ornaments Craft Table.

Give the gift of terrariums! Two terrarium workshops with Claire will be offered in the loft at 1:30pm & 4pm. (Pre-registration required.) In this woodland plants terrarium class, learn how to make a gorgeous green tiny plant kingdom. Take home two mason jar terrariums. Gift one to a friend and keep for yourself! $45, Includes all materials plus complimentary beer! Reserve now (Space is limited.) 1:30pm Workshop / 4pm Workshop Continue reading

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8 DIY Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Teacup Succulents © Epheriell Designs

The word actor refers to females, unless they receive rewards and the helpful professional on your flight – don’t call her a stewardess, it’s flight attendant. There is something to be said about gender neutrality in the work force, but when it comes to throwing a badass party, leave that to the hostess – tried and true – whose hard work often goes under appreciated. Let’s change that!

Books are dedicated to the subject. Hostessing is an art form in and of itself. You think you just walk into an amazing dinner party and that friendly mood, cocktail in hand and course by course perfection just happens? Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Brooklyn Craft Coop

During the holidays, we are in such a rush doing a million things at once, that often the easiest route for holiday decorating is mass produced store bought junk that sooner or later ends up in a landfill. Not only did I love how unique Brooklyn Craft Coop’s decorations are like the Violet Paper Star Garland pictured, but they are so special you will want to decorate with them year after year.

Lindsay, Susan and Sharon are the the ladies behind Brooklyn Craft Coop, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market and Sharon chatted with us about how the three came together to get crafty and their love of sustainable crafting and Greenpoint.  Continue reading

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FLASH SALE! $100 OFF! Brooklyn Craft Camp: A One-Day DIY Extravaganza (10/5)

Brooklyn Craft Camp FLASH SALE!
$100 off with Code FLASH at checkout!

If you’re a crafty type, you won’t want to miss Brooklyn Craft Camp — an epic day of modern making happening in Greenpoint on Saturday, October 5, in the hall of the Church of the Messiah on Russell Street.

 

Brought to you by the soon-to-launch Brooklyn Craft Company, Craft Camp is a full day of crafting, eating, meeting and greeting! Registration includes four 90-minute modern craft classes — including terrariums, glass etching, stampmaking, papercut, suede tassel charms, sequin bracelets, knitted necklace, needle felting, and more — taught by amazing Brooklyn makers including craft authors, bloggers and designers.

 

But Brooklyn Craft Camp isn’t just mere crafting. It’s also awesome food — a Peter Pan donut bar for breakfast, a fancy lunch by Greenpoint chef Lisa Leonard Lee, and a cocktail hour. It’s great music with a DJ spinning vintage vinyl all day, a photo booth, a DIY nail art bar, a keynote chat from Jenni Rasosevich of I Spy DIY — and the sparkling company of over a hundred amazing crafty peeps! It’s like a DIY party all day long.

 

Advance registration is required, so head over to Brooklyn Craft Camp to check out all the classes and grab your spot!

 

Sponsored post courtesy of Brooklyn Craft Camp.
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“We All Need More Craftiness!” Chat with Brett Bara of Brooklyn Craft Company

When I met with Brooklyn Crafting Queen Brett Bara in her newly occupied sub-level HQ in Greenpoint Ave’s Pencil Factory studios, the space was empty and Brett was diligently working on her laptop, planning away, at a folding table near the space’s generous wall of windows. Despite its lack of stuff, the large venue was filled with Brett’s enthusiastic energy in anticipation of her soon to debut Brooklyn Craft Company. Continue reading

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