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Open Studio : Nick Andersen

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This is where I sew at home in Brooklyn. I don’t have a great view of the city but I love my sewing machines. I have a a Juki DDL-5550-6, a single needle industrial machine, it was rebuilt and it’s seen better days but it was a steal. I also have  a Juki home serger that really needs to …

Open Studio : Organized at TV (and at home)

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Today’s TV Tuesday blog post written by Hosanna, Lead Crafter at Television and slightly OCD. Ok, so I hear it a lot. “Who is the obsessive person who put these up?” And I have to admit I did it. Sure, it seems above and beyond being organized, but with so many people in and out …

Open Studio : Welcome to Open Studio

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We got such a great response to our posts about the craft room, we thought it would be fun to show you where we work when were not working, if you know what I mean. So, for the next few weeks, every Thursday we will give a small studio tour of our personal crafting spaces …

Open Studio : Closet Desk Conversion

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CLOSET BEFORE I recently moved into a new apartment and decided to turn one of the closets into a desk. I bought the surface, shelf and cabinet below from Ikea. I had to cut the surface and shelf to fit and then mounted 3 wood slats to the wall to support the desk surface. I …

Open Studio : New Sewing Station

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It’s great to get a fresh start in the new Craft room. We decided to put the sewing station in the corner. The wall of windows provides a great view of the city and a lot of light, perfect for sewing. We got a large table for the new Pfaff creative 2.0, it looks amazing. I have …

Open Studio : Craft Rooms 360

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Athena, Blake & Marcie sorting ribbons in the old craft room. Almost unpacked in the new craft room.   I pieced these together in photoshop using a bunch of smaller shots. I really wasn’t sure how they would turn out while taking the pictures. Though they’re not perfect by any means, I think they really …

Open Studio : Relocation!

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We’ve finally made the big move! Our offices and craft rooms at 42nd street have been painstakingly transferred to the Starrett Lehigh building in Chelsea. Though we had become quite attached to our space in mile-a-minute midtown, I think I could get used to this peaceful spot on the Hudson River, nestled amidst some of …

Open Studio : Making the Paper Cut

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In preparation for the big move, I was in charge of going through all our paper files (we had 8 of them with 4 drawers each), eliminating damaged sheets & reorganizing the pieces left over. Though it made a huge mess of our hallway, we loved the way that each drawer of color made a …