Stitch n Bitch at Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village

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Next Sunday, April 8th we will be hosting multiple events at Awbury Arboretum‘s Agricultural Village in Germantown.

Stop by to Stitch n Bitch from 3-6 pm. There is plenty of space. Bring your own supplies to this session of stitch n bitch. We’ll be traveling light. Other art forms are welcome as well.

$7/ adult. Children attend at no cost. (Free for Tulpehocken Exchange Members.)

Light refreshments will be served.

Come out and join us! This is an indoor/outdoor space, including a shaded area and a sunny meadow. There is plenty of space. Bring a picnic if you like. There are a few picnic tables.

All ages welcome. Handicap accessible.

For those of you wanting to learn the basics, Yvanna Sherman will lead a session on Crochet Basics from 3-5 pm.

From noon to 2 pm Jamie McCracken will be hosting a Terrarium Workshop.



If you are driving, park at the Ardleigh St entrance and then just follow the path in.

Here’s the pin:

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Terrarium Workshop with Jamie McCracken

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Sunday April 8th‬, 12 – 2 pm
$25/adult, $12/ children under 12.

All supplies included.

Come & learn how to assemble & care for your own terrarium! Get you hands dirty & your creativity flowing while create an indoor ecosystem. No green thumb required.

Rsvp required: info@texphilly.com (Class size is limited, save your spot!)

Event hosted by Tulpehocken Exchange @ Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village in Germantown.

If you are driving, park at the Ardleigh St entrance and then just follow the path in.

Here’s the pin:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40°03’20.2%22N+75°10’13.7%22W/@40.0556125,-75.1792178,3466m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d40.0555966!4d-75.1704625

Jamie McCracken has a passion for bringing people & plants together. She loves encouraging people to appreciate, value & connect nature in an accessible way. She specializes in container gardens and floral design.

Crochet Basics: 3 Class Series!

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Come out this spring and learn to crochet.

In a series of 3 classes you can learn how to chain, single and double crochet, work in the round and how to read a pattern. Come create simple crafts and have fun at the same time. Sign up for one class, or sign up for all three.
Location varies:
On Sunday April 8 and May 6, class takes place at beautiful Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village, on Washington Lane from 3 – 5:00 pm. This is an indoor/ outdoor space. Pack a picnic and join us. 
On Sunday, April 22 class takes place from 10-12:30 pm at our studio in Germantown: the Tulpehocken Exchange (47 East High Street, Phila.)
Suggested materials: a J or K size crochet hook and some cotton yarn.
Price:
$20 per class, bring your own supplies.
$30 per class/ all supplies included.
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Interview: Joe Carlough, DIY Publisher

Joe Carlough is a DIY publisher based in Philadelphia. He runs Displaced Snail Publications, and has collaborated with organizations such as Microcosm Publishing, Joyful Noise Recordings, and Portland State University; musicians such as Kishi Bashi, Hrishikesh Hirway, Sound of Ceres, Serengeti and Tall Tall Trees; and a slew of authors from unpublished to published by Random House. Keep your eye out for his zines as props in the upcoming movie production Adam from Ariel Schrag and Rhys Ernst.

Joe and Katie Haegele will be leading a Zine making workshop this Sunday, March 18 at the Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-zine-day-tickets-42911152412


Name: Joe Carlough
Age: 31
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Current town: East Falls, Philadelphia PA
Job description: DIY Publisher, part time Linguistic Annotator

Upcoming projects: I’m currently working on a prologue comic with Chicago rapper Serengeti to promote the creation of his full-length graphic novel, which I’ll also be publishing. As for my own work, I’m working on a new series of tiny books about pets, and a collection of recipes for an alcoholic non-beer alternative.

Select links: displacedsnail.com

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What themes and concepts does your work generally revolve around?

Lately, my work depends more and more on size than anything else. I’ve been getting a real kick out of developing books centered around how small I can make them while retaining legibility, and so I’ve been writing a lot of VERY short stories. To try and sum up my work in one sentence: Small, handmade books and zines, mostly nonfiction but sometimes poetry, about animals, celestial bodies, and my life.

What kind of creative patterns, routines or rituals do you have?

I tend to flesh out design before anything else: if I have a good idea, I want to know what the zine will look like before I get to creating the content. I tend to measure my ideas by size – that story is only worth 6 pages of a quarter sized zine, or this one needs to be at least 20 pages, maybe half size. Mind, though, smaller doesn’t mean worse. There are a LOT of zines that I make that are tiny and I love that about them

Describe your current state of mind.

Harried and tired. I’m launching this comics project and it’s exciting and fun and excellent and…exhausting!

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Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet?

Music. I’m currently in a band and managing a band, but managing a band is more social organization, and the band I’m in makes experimental noise music, which doesn’t offer much structure in a way. I’d like to get out more on my own, but I’ve been a bit shy about pursuing it!

What is your dream project?

House zine maker for a reputable record label. I also sometimes have to tour with the bands.

Are you involved with any organizations?

Not at the moment, but in the past I’ve belonged to The Soapbox, and a number of Meetup groups. I’ve been really toning that down lately to focus on my own work. Though, my partner Katie and I do run a zine library // show space, East Falls Zine Reading Room. That might count.

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Do you collaborate with other people?

Often. Katie and I make a lot of zines together, and I publish work for a few people. I also take on clients for book design and printing, and work in a more collaborative role with the record label Joyful Noise Recordings – I guess maybe I’ve almost accomplished my dream project, ha.

What are a few of your favorite spots in your area?

Well, I miss the Falls Taproom dearly, which just closed, but have been spending a good amount of time at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon. I’m always up for some fried chicken from Foghorn, and I’ve heard the new Le Bus is very good, so who knows, maybe that’ll become a haunt for a drink or two. I also love to walk around the city, and do a lot of that just for the walk. I also like the hermit’s cave in Wissahickon, which is a short walk from our house.

What are you reading?

I’m currently reading through David Sedaris’ Chipmunk Seeks Squirrel, and am about to start Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest and Other Horror Stories. I’m also in a constant state of reading regional ghost stories in anthologies or online.

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What are you listening to these days?

Woof, let’s see. I just bought the Diners album Three. Cults’ Offering, Mount Eerie’s Now Only, of Montreal’s Innocence Reaches and Skeletal Lamping. Open Mike Eagles’ Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. Serengeti’s Family and Friends. Oh, and Sleep Party People’s Lingering is very good!

 

What was the last show you attended?

We try to go to a few shows a month. We recently saw Rabbits to Riches at The Pharmacy in South Philly, and will definitely see George Clanton when he’s in town in April.

 

Your websites: displacedsnail.com, scarymovieclub.com, displacedsnail on IG

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Joe and Katie Haegele will be leading a Zine making workshop this Sunday, March 18 at the Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown. Tickets available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-zine-day-tickets-42911152412

Pastel Portraits for Beginners: Tomorrow!

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Learn the basics of using chalk pastels and portraiture in this informative class. Create a beautiful portrait to take home. During the class we’ll be learning about blending techniques, proportions, light and dark, and more!
The class is hosted at Tulpehocken Exchange, a new arts space in Germantown, Philadelphia. The cost of the class is $30 per person. Sliding scale admission is available on an as-needed basis. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Email info@texphilly.com to register!

Saturday, February 24 from noon to 2 pm

Address: 47 E. High Street

Crochet Basics Class

Join us this Saturday from 3-5 pm.

In this series you will learn crochet techniques, step by step, starting at the beginning. Instructor: Yvanna.

$15/ bring your own supplies, $20/ all supplies included. (Sliding scale, pay what you can)

Ages 12+.

Members save 10%.

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/964510433699134/

 

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Address: 47 East High Street, Philadelphia PA.

Handmade Philly’s March Meet Up!

March’s meeting will be held at the Clay Studio.Handmade Philly events are open to the public and are free of charge.
Date: March 9th
Time: 3-5 pm
Address: The Clay Studio, 139 N Second St., Phila.This meeting is being hosted by Handmade Philly member Meg Perine. Thanks Meg!

Details: “The good people of the Clay Studio have agreed to us having the next meet up in the gallery space.

The Curator, Garth Johnson, wants to be involved so he is giving us a tour of the whole building which includes the Resident artist floor, the School, and the Associate floor (where I share in the communal rented studio space). You can look at the Clay Studio website to see which exhibitions will be in the gallery by then.

Decal activity planned! Bring an item of smooth, shiny, white ceramic (or choose from pre-bought thrift store items from Ruth and me) and decorate it with decals! Decals will be in the form of colored paper so you can cut out a design and put it on the item to be fired, and it will be a permanent surface decoration. If anyone has stencils or things, feel free to bring them too!

Here's a look at the items Meg and I scrounged up at the thrift store.

Here’s a look at the items Meg and I scrounged up at the thrift store.

The Clay Studio is very near the 2nd st MFL stop in Old City. The street parking is so-so in that area, but there are several lots around. There are 3 doors, which can be confusing for first timers, enter through the gallery double door entrance.”

(Call for volunteer): We are looking for someone to take photos at the meeting, and to post about the meeting afterwards, on our blog.

Bring a snack to share!

If you are on FB, please be sure to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/688938881154352/

 

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