Posts Tagged ‘“natural hair”’

HolidayCouple.jpgHappy Holidays, everyone!!  Yes, again, already!!  Which means it’s time to upload my favorite Holiday Couple graphic, so I hope you find them as amusing as I do ; )

I’m not sure where 2019 went, but I hope yours included a good amount of creative time with your favorite African fabrics ; )  If you fell a bit short of your creative goals, there’s still time to immerse yourself at the CE Studio.


Our December thru February workshop schedule gives you several chances to end 2019 and begin 2020 with an interesting project in hand!  New to the lineup is our Free Spirit Doll.  

Choose your batik or African print, and your natural hairstyle – Bantu knots, locks, braids, Afro – then embellish as you like. The class makes a fun Girls’ Night Out project, or even a Mommy & Me creative session.

You’ll also find studio favorites including the String Quilt, Corded Organizer, Color Block Batik Bag, Waistbeads and more, all offered at various dates and times. See you soon!  Register by phone at 866-MUDCLOTH, in person at the studio, or online at CulturedExpressions (click on Shop Online / Workshops)

And be sure to join us at the studio December 13 & 14, 2019 from 1-4 pm for Holiday Gift Make & Takes — Drop in and make your choice of five fast, fun gifts, priced from $5 to $25 each.  Make one, two, or all of them, including: Brass & Bead Necklace, Wine Glass Charms, Batik Bookmarks, Fabric Coasters, Embellished Pouch Necklace. No pre-registration needed. Light refreshments will be served, too. Bring a friend and make gifts for each other ; )  See you soon!

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Today I’m thrilled to share the news that I’ll be a part of the mainstage lineup for the 4th Annual Roc-A-Natural, on Saturday, May 13 in NYC!  I’m demonstrating my favorite headwrap and bodywrap ideas, on a variety of live models (I still might have a few openings if you’d like to model, contact me!).  Headwraps aren’t just a fashion choice, they’re a lifestyle choice, and I’ll sow you how you can incorporate your favorite African fabrics into your everyday life. Of course, I’ll be vending too, so come hang out with us for some no-sew fashion inspiration!

For updates, follow @culturedexpressions and @rocanatural.  See you there  ; )

Coming Up May 13: We'll Be Wrappin' at Roc-A-Natural!!

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Headwraps!  CulturedExpressions.comYou know that moment when you’re reviewing pix on your phone from months ago, and realize you intended to share something, but never got around to it?  Well, here’s my favorite pic from Roc-A-Natural, a natural hair and healthy living expo that took place in April in NYC.  These ladies above were happy customers and couldn’t wait to try on their purchases – the lady in turq wrapped both herself and her friend. Flawless African Style, ladies, and thanks for modeling our gorgeous Ghanian batiks!! Each wrap was a simple 1-yard length.

For more on headwraps and natural hair in general, check out Cultured Expressions’ new hair page.

And if you missed RocANatural in April, you can still get great headwrapping tips and fabrics at our upcoming Customer Appreciation Day, in conjunction with Yara African Fabrics.  It happens on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 12 to 5pm.  Details!

#africanfabric #headwraps #AfricanStyle #CulturedExpressions #RocANatural #naturalhair @CulturedExpressions


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…to make seven-inch fabric crafts, that is!  Come hang out with us THIS SATURDAY, April 25 at Yara African Fabrics for our 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day.  There, I’ll show you at least 4 different quick crafts using CE’s Jacquard Batik 7″ squares — choose your favorite for a make-it-take-it you can enjoy (and duplicate) at home. seven-inch fabric crafts - jacquard Batik kaie-it-take-its #culturedexpressions #africanfabric Shown here are the Coaster, Bookmark, and Pouch Necklace.   I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish with these gorgeous little Ghanaian fabric squares and little or no sewing!  In addition to  creating these seven inch fabric crafts, we’ll have lots of other inspiration, Retail Therapy, and of course, great refreshments  ; )

Get the DETAILS… and join us on Saturday for a celebration of African fabrics, and you, our trasured customers & friends.  The event is FREE – but be sure to RSVP

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Recently I’ve been inundated with emails, blog posts, FB posts and more breaking the “news” that Betty Boop has Afrocentric roots, her character inspired by a black stage singer named Esther Jones, shown at left. (Click Here for BACKSTORY)  I’d heard this a couple of years ago but for some reason, in the past week she’s heatin’ up the Internet again, to the delight of BB fans everywhere and of all persuasions, myself included! 

And when I found this beAfro’d Betty image online, I had to create these pins as a tribute to the growing Natural Hair Movement.  If you love natural hair and Betty Boop, and love seeing Betty Boop WITH natural hair, this pin is for you…and remember to treat your natural friends, too!

You can also pick yours up at the Cultured Expressions booth at the upcoming Connecticut Natural Hair Expo, November 8, 2014, along with our batik headwraps and more!

(Photo of Esther Jones sourced from MadameNoire)


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NaturalPin-Sharpie While prepping for the big Mane Event natural hair extravaganza this Saturday, I thought about how often Naturalistas ask each other “So, how long have you been natural?”   Add in some Afro-sportin’ Betty Boop clip art,  and the idea for the “Natural since” button was born!  Just grap a Sharpie or other permanent pen and make your statement.

Mine says “Natural since 2000” – yours might be “Natural since Birth”, or “Natural since Spring 1998”, you get the idea.  Have fun, and remember to get a few for you Natural friends, too!  Shipping is included when you order online, or get yours THIS SATURDAY at the Mane EventNaturalBettyBasket.  I’ll be there with Ghanaian batik headwraps, creative fabric ideas, and of course, the buttons! Come hang out with us! — lisa

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AfricanWimanWrapSunsetWe’ve added one of Cultured Expressions’ new favorite events to the summer schedule, The Mane Event natural hair show, at the Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ.  Complete your wardrobe of gorgeous cotton batik headwraps from Ghana, perfect for any hair days, “good” or “bad”.  Enjoy an afternoon of natural hair care tips, fun with me and Jacki, my able assistant, other cool vendors and more…

UPDATE!!  This just in – in addition to offering great fabrics all day long, we’ve now been added to the Official line-up!!  Yes, I’ll be on the Main Stage in the late afternoon, to chat with journalist & event co-founder Gilda Rogers, and to share a few wrapping  stylesand other creative fabric ideas, too!  Whether you are a natural hair veteran, new to kinks & coils, or just “natural-curious”, it’s the place to be  — so  come hang out with us!

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Following our Snowmageddon cancellation in February, we’ve rescheduled our joint event with Yara African Fabrics for Saturday, June 14!  Please RSVP to reserve your spot for this FREE event…we’ll see you there  ; )


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ModelRustForestOK, friends, I know this is a longshot, but back on January 5 of 2013, Cultured Expressions was a vendor and presenter at the Supernatural Hair event in South Orange.  Among the many pix we took was one of this lovely model / customer (wrapped by yours truly)   I had a great time picking people from the audience to get wrapped on the spot, and choosing a fabric to match their outfit, or makeup, or accessories, on the spot!

Don’t you love natural beauty? I want to use this photo in a headwrap project sheet (coming soon!)  and I would love to get in touch with her.  If you ARE her, or you KNOW her, please get in touch with me.   And there’s a REWARD, too! If you can lead me to her, you will earn a gorgeous Jacquard Batik Headwrap of your very own  ; )  Thanks in advance  — lisa

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From the organizers of last summer’s Supernatural hair event in New Brunswick, comes THE MANE EVENT, another wonderful celebration of natural hair in all its glory!  Cultured Expressions will be there too, on January 5, 2013 from 2 to 6pm with our informal “It’s a Wrap!” headwrapping demos, fabulous fabrics from The Continent, and interesting embellishments, too!  Then stay for the play reading of Supernatural. A great way to begin your New Look for 2013!  Register TODAY!

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