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Open Studio : Knot & Bow + For the Makers

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I was delighted to hear that two wonderful craft establishments are teaming up this weekend. Too-cute shop Knot & Bow (a great source for elevated paper bags, office labels and twine) recently relocated to a new studio in Brooklyn, NY where they will begin to hold small craft parties lead by local makers. This Saturday …

Open Studio : Meow Meow Tweet

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It is COLD outside.  I’m talking long-johns-double-socks-and-multiple-sweaters cold.  The icy winds are doing a number on my skin and the only saving grace is this body oil I received from a friend.  Turns out, Meow Meow Tweet is a small-batch, handmade bodycare line owned and operated by two artists in their studio. WHO:  Jeff Kurosaki and Tara …

Make It : Wheaton Arts Center

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  Last week while on vacation I came across a brochure for the Wheaton Arts Center.  The center is in Millville New Jersey and conveniently was only 30 minutes away from where we were staying.  I was extremely excited to see that they offered classes in glass blowing.  I collect quite a lot of glassware …

Open Studio : Pollock Krasner House & Study Center

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Ever since seeing the movie Pollock, I’ve been wanting to go to the Pollock Krasner House & Study Center, in New York’s Long Island. This summer I finally got to go and am so grateful to have had that experience. It isn’t often that you get to experience an artist’s personal space like this…let alone …

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 …

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 …

Open Studio : Craft Room Labeling System

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Our move last February was the perfect occasion to go through all of our supplies, and really organize our new work space. Since all eight of us share the craft room, we needed a clear system to know where everything goes. We also have a lot of guests, so we needed to update our labels …

Open Studio : Morgan Levine

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My studio space constantly changes, depending on my current project. It used to be piled high with unfinished ceramic pieces, but for the past several months, I’ve tucked away the clay and plaster, and made room for a serious crepe paper invasion. I’ve carved out a small space in my home for working, and I …