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I hope this post finds everyone safe and ready to enjoy the holiday season, to whatever degree you prefer.  As usual, I’ll be taking the laid-back approach, doing as little as I can get away with, but with all of the fun – and work – of the studio launch, there isn’t much leisure time at all for me this December! #nocomplaints  ; )

We’re at 1417 Main Street, Rahway, NJ, in the Arts District.  If you’re in the area, come out to the studio this Saturday, Dec 23.  We’ll be open our usual Saturday hours form 10am – 6pm, and from 3-6pm, join us for some birthday cake and champagne as we also celebrate the release of the winter workshop schedule, and studio progress in general.

The studio is easy to reach from NYC by NJ Transit, and just a one block walk when you get off of the train!  Or, if you’re driving, you’ll love the very affordable covered parking deck, just across the street from us.

Can’t get here?  Check out our online specials, now thru December 31  ; )

We’re ready for 2018!!  Are you???

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Tuesday’s otherwise mundane morning commute provided an unexpected Fabrigasm, in the form of a NJ Transit advertisement for The Lion King on Broadway.  Luckily the traffic was just slow enough for me to grab a pic!

kuba cloth, Lion King costume

That crown, real kuba cloth!!  For me, any sighting of kuba outside of my own studio is always cause for celebration and worthy of a share  ; )   I saw The Lion King in Broadway about a thousand years ago and loved it.  Maybe it’s time to go again with an eye toward sewing inspiration.  Fabrics, embellishments, ideas for wall hangings and dollmaking!!  Sounds like a worthwhile mini-SewJourn to me…Who’s up for a fall 2015 group trip??

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Kuba Workshop at the Neuberger!

OK, this post is a bit overdue but “better late…”, from last Saturday’s kuba workshop at the Neuberger!  I joined Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts to present CE’s simulated kuba cloth craft project to children, adults and families at the Neuberger, located in Purchase, NY.

I usually use jute/burlap fabric when teaching this workshop, but due to Michelle’s allergy to burlap, we employed a faux burlap, made of polyester.  It worked beautifully with the fusible web and two sessions of attendees created winning works inspired by the museum’s exhibit, “Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space, and Time.”  The kids, most with no sewing experience, weren’t needle-shy at all, and did beautifully with their embroidery stitches.  Thanks to everyone who attended and everyone who helped to make the day a great success!

 

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