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Around Town : A Souk in Brooklyn

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A couple of weekends ago, the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted a souk, or open air market, showcasing some of the beautiful traditions of several diverse Muslim cultures.   The upbeat music and dance, along with brightly colored handmade crafts, made for a very lively atmosphere. There were piles and piles of beautiful beads…. And so …

Around Town : Beautiful, Affordable Prints...even more affordable until midnight

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July’s issue of Living just hit news stands yesterday, but if you’ve seen it, you may have noticed our coverage in the new “Briefing” column of 20× 20×200 offers limited edition prints by contemporary artists, and it’s all 20% off through midnight tonight. They offer a broad range of prints. Here are a few of …

TV Crafts : Gas Station USA

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TV Tuesday post by Kristin, TV Crafter and back seat driver On a recent trip cross country—from southern California back home to New York City—we stopped in many interesting places and saw many different things, obviously… but what I did not expect to visit so many times, or spend so much time at, were your …

Open Studio : More Craft Room Organization

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The key to keeping our craft space functioning is organization. We try our best to group like objects. For example, our nature closet includes acorns, pine cones, wreath forms, pressed flowers, fake flowers, floral supplies, and a whole lot of other similar materials, tools, and supplies. My favorite closet is the Paper/Party closet. It hold …

Make It : rock on

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I love rocks. I love rocks in all kinds and in all forms. Give me the weathered beach pebble, the jagged outcropping, the polished gemstone or the raw crystal; I never get enough of looking at them or collecting them. Last summer when I was visiting Moonlight Gemstones in Marfa, TX, my head almost popped …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair Round (up) Two

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While Marcie was busy at her booth at Renegade this weekend, I was free to wander around and enjoy the rest of the fair. I took some pictures of a few favorite spots, but sadly missed a few great ones as well. P.S. I have to apologize for the picture quality – my camera seems …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair Round-up

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  It couldn’t have been better weather for the Renegade craft fair in Brooklyn this weekend.  It was packed both Saturday and Sunday.   There was such a constant crowd  that I didn’t get as much time as I would have liked for personal shopping.  I had to stop by Biggs and Featherbelle and pick …

Open Studio : Steffi's Winter Water Factory

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Last Sunday, I spent the day at Steffi’s screen printing studio in the Old American Can Factory in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Steffi works as a crafts designer here at Martha and runs a small company called Winter Water Factory.  Steffi prints fabrics and t-shirts for her collection at her studio. On top of having tons …