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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MARCH: SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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Friday, March 9 from 7-9 pm

Letter Writing Club

Do you like to write letters the old-fashioned way? If so, join us for Letter Writing Club, a casual hang-out at Tulpehocken Exchange. We’ll provide the cards and writing paper (and snacks). Come write letters to your old friends – and maybe meet someone new.

Friday, March 9th from 7-9 pm.

Tulpehocken Exchange: 47 East High Street.

RSVP: info@texphilly.com

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/284049978794799/

 

Tuesday, March 13th from 7-9 pm

Stitch n Bitch

Join us every Tuesday evening from 7-9 pm. Bring a work in progress or start something new while at the studio. Knit, crochet, embroidery, weaving or sewing. Other art media is welcome as well. Beginners are welcome, we’ll help you get started on a project.

Light refreshments will be served (wine, cheese, hot tea + cookies). Please be sure to keep RSVP status accurate as space is limited. Ages 12+.

Directions: 2nd side door, on the right. You’ll see a security box: type 00002… for entry.

We have supplies available, for donation.

$7/ per person, sliding scale (pay what you can). Free on street parking is available. Location is 1/2 a block from the 23 bus. Located 2 blocks from the Germantown train station, regional rail (Chestnut Hill East line).

Note: we are located on High Street!

RSVP: space is limited so please rsvp.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/334588637049550/

 

Friday, March 16th from 7-9 pm

Portrait Party

We are hosting a portrait party.

What is a portrait party? So glad you asked…It’s an event with socializing and art. It’s a super-relaxed space for artists of all skill levels to come together and create portraits of each other. Bring a friend or come on your own. We will provide light refreshments.

Participants will gather in small groups, and each person will take a turn sitting for their group.

Rsvp by emailing info@texphilly.com

BRING: Your own art supplies Fun clothes, wigs and accessories

Ages: 12+. (Minors must be accompanied by an adult)

$10/ person

Date/ Time: Friday, March 16 from 7-9 pm.

Address: 47 East High Street, Philadelphia

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/175733696385701/

 

 

 

Sunday, March 18th from 1-4 pm

Make a Zine Day

Katie Haegele and Joe Carlough lead this zine making workshop at Tulpehocken Exchange. This is Part II of a three part series. Classes will take place monthly, on the third Sunday of each month. Take one class or take all three, it’s up to you!

Next date/ Time: Sunday, March 18th from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Location: 47 East High Street, Philadelphia (in Germantown).

Price: $15/ online, $20 the day of the event (Supplies are included.)

Light refreshments will be served.

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What is a zine you may ask? It’s a self published, small circulation book. DIY. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine

Katie Haegele is a writer, zine maker, and book critic who lives in Philadelphia. She is the author of the memoir White Elephants, and the essay collection Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language. Her written works have been published in Utne, Bitch, Adbusters, The Comics Journal, Philadelphia Magazine, The Believer Logger, and elsewhere. Find her online at www.thelalatheory.com/

Joe Carlough has been making zines under the name Displaced Snail Publications for the past ten years. He’s quietly entered the world of DIY publishing, becoming the zine and book maker for such outfits as QuillsEdge Press, Joyful Noise Recordings, and a range of clients from budding poets to Random House authors. He owns three different printers, six unique staplers, and literally tens of thousands of sheets of paper. Find him online at displacedsnail.com.

Tickets available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-zine-day-tickets-42874439603

 

Tuesday, March 20th from 7-9 pm

Stitch n Bitch

Join us every Tuesday evening from 7-9 pm. Bring a work in progress or start something new while at the studio. Knit, crochet, embroidery, weaving or sewing. Other art media is welcome as well. Beginners are welcome, we’ll help you get started on a project.

Light refreshments will be served (wine, cheese, hot tea + cookies). Please be sure to keep RSVP status accurate as space is limited. Ages 12+.

Directions: 2nd side door, on the right. You’ll see a security box: type 00002… for entry.

We have supplies available, for donation.

$7/ per person, sliding scale (pay what you can). Free on street parking is available. Location is 1/2 a block from the 23 bus. Located 2 blocks from the Germantown train station, regional rail (Chestnut Hill East line).

Note: we are located on High Street!

RSVP: space is limited so please rsvp.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/184548798940157/

 

Sunday, March 25th from 10 – 12:30 pm

Crochet Basics

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.
Locations vary:
On Sunday, March 25 and Sunday April 8, 10-12:30 class takes place at the Tulpehocken Exchange (47 East High Street, Phila.)
On Sunday, April 22 class takes place at beautiful Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village, on Washington Lane from 3 – 5:00 pm.
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.

Sunday, March 25th from 1 – 4 pm

Think Ink

Join us as Dre Grigoropol leads this inking workshop at Tulpehocken Exchange. Experiment with permanent ink and learn techniques on how to ink your drawings like the professionals. Students are encouraged to bring pencils drawings that were done previously to ink during the workshops. Or you can pencil in a new drawing at the event.

Dre Grigoropol is an Illustrator, Caricaturist, Cartoonist and the founder of Dretime.

Price: $15/ online, $20 the day of the event … Supplies included.

This class is for Ages 12+.

Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets Available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-ink-tickets-43437827712

 

Tuesday, March 27th from 7-9 pm

Stitch n Bitch

Join us every Tuesday evening from 7-9 pm. Bring a work in progress or start something new while at the studio. Knit, crochet, embroidery, weaving or sewing. Other art media is welcome as well. Beginners are welcome, we’ll help you get started on a project.

Light refreshments will be served (wine, cheese, hot tea + cookies). Please be sure to keep RSVP status accurate as space is limited. Ages 12+.

Directions: 2nd side door, on the right. You’ll see a security box: type 00002… for entry.

We have supplies available, for donation.

$7/ per person, sliding scale (pay what you can). Free on street parking is available. Location is 1/2 a block from the 23 bus. Located 2 blocks from the Germantown train station, regional rail (Chestnut Hill East line).

Note: we are located on High Street!

RSVP: space is limited so please rsvp.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/863430240485455/

 

Be My Valentine Cookie Design Workshop

Join us on Sunday, February 11th as Master Baker Althea But Gett, owner of A Taste of Bliss Bakery leads a workshop on Valentine Cookie Design. How sweet it is! During this workshop, you will create a beautiful and delicious handmade gift, to share with someone you love…or who knows? You might decide to keep it for yourself!

$25 includes refreshments and all materials.

Location: Tulpehocken Exchange, 47 East High Street

Date/ Time: Sunday, February 11th at 2 pm.

Text to RSVP: 215-301-1873.

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Interview with Megan Haupt

Megan Haupt is leading a seminar on Healthy Food Relationships this coming Saturday, January 27th at the Tulpehocken Exchange from 2-3:30 pm.

I first met Megan years ago, through our mutual involvement with a variety of community and arts events. The one that stands out in my mind is Swap O Rama Rama, which, as I understand it, Megan facilitated. This was a huge event with easily a thousand people in attendance. It was a clothes swap with workshops, dedicated to reducing textile waste by keeping clothes out of the landfills and waste stream. This was an expertly run event. Handmade Philly was one of the many organizations present, hosting workshops.

Years later, I attended a class hosted by the Permaculture Society, at Wyck House in Germantown. Megan was the instructor, leading an engaging dialogue on miso, complete with history, nutrition, preparation and cooking demos. Again, the information I gathered that day resonated, and I incorporated miso into my life at a much deeper level than before the class.

When we opened the doors to Tulpehocken Exchange, I reached out to Megan and of course, asked her to get involved. These days her focus has been on food education, which leads us to Saturday, when Megan will be leading a seminar on Healthy Food Relationships. We do hope you’ll join us!

Below is an interview I recently conducted with Megan.

Name: Megan Haupt

Age: 46

Hometown:  Langhorne, PA (Bucks County)

Current town:  Flourtown

Job description:  Founder, Hungry Education

Bio:  Megan has been a food educator for over 12 years, teaching adults and children in community-based settings. She believes that food education must meet people where they are in order to be effective, and that educating the entire family is essential to help kids become food-smart. Her areas of interest include: food history, food science, and food culture.

In addition to her education experience, Megan has launched several small businesses and has professional backgrounds in higher education, business (non- and for-profit), and the performing arts.

Megan is an active member of PA Nutrition Education Network.

Upcoming projects:  More picky eating research, designing a summer camp for Reading Terminal Market.

 

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Describe your work. Forward facing with TONS of research.

What themes and concepts does your work generally revolve around? I am fascinated with food history, food science, food culture, and food futurism and how all of them are currently intersecting.

What are you currently working on? How to get people to pull back the curtains when it comes to diet and food. Most people are afraid to look and I am trying to find ways to make it less scary.

What’s been happening in your life? A LOT of shifting. Delving into these topics of food relationship and personal accountability has been uncomfortable for me as well.

What’s next for you? How do we get people to engage around the topic of food relationships. How do we demystify and how do we bring it to a digital environment.

Describe your current state of mind. Constantly running.

What’s inspiring you? Really exciting changes in storytelling as a whole. Old narratives need to GO!

Is any of your work political? Oh yes, but mostly on an individual level. Food is deeply personal, larger changes can only occur when there is widespread individual change.

What are you trying to communicate with your art? Food is WAY more than just nutrients. Food parallels life. If you are not engaged with your food, you are not engaged with your life.

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What is one of the biggest challenges you face? Time and how to balance work and life.

Has the meaning of your work changed over time? Most definitely. I am almost full circle with my understanding of food and life. I see that I will most likely be closer once I go through menopause.

What is your dream project? So many. Maybe a food ed conference for educators around the topic of food relationships.

Do you collaborate with other people? All the time. A good collaboration is exhilarating. A bad one is crushing.

What are a few of your favorite spots in your area? Wissahickon, Norristown Farm Park, Erdenheim Farm, The Farm Cooking School, Good Spoon Soupery, Hungry Pigeon, Kensington Quarters.

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People in your field whom you most admire: Edna Lewis (the Grandmother of farm-to-table), Heather Thomasan (founder of Eat Retreat, Primal Supply Meats, lady butcher), Marion Woodman.

What are you reading? “The Edible Woman” by Margaret Atwood.

Favorite comic strips/ comic books/ graphic novels? Krazy Kat, anything by Chris Ware.

What are you listening to these days? early Deutschpunk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZnDbY-Jc6o or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGYH9lT9Ru8

What was the last show you attended? Sleep at Union Transfer; it’s been a while.

What was the last exhibit you attended? PHL Assembled at PMA Perelman bldg.

Your website: http://www.hungryeducation.com/

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Join us for Megan’s seminar on Healthy Food Relationships this coming Saturday, January 27th at the Tulpehocken Exchange from 2-3:30 pm. 47 East High Street, Right Entrance.

Please rsvp by emailing: info@handmadephilly.com

$15/ per person, sliding scale (pay what you can). Suggested for Ages 15+.

Light refreshments served.

Handmade Philly MeetUp: April!

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Kelly Kozma: Mixed Media Class at Paradigm Gallery

Kelly Kozma’s mixed media show is currently on exhibit at Paradigm Gallery, located at 746 S. 4th Street, right down on Fabric Row. We are excited to check out the show but equally excited about the class Kelly is going to be leading!

FREE SUNDAY ART CLASS
Mixed Media Techniques with Kelly Kozma

Sunday June 7, 2015 • 12pm, 2pm, 4pm*

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Make sure to reserve your spot on Ticketleap:
http://paradigm-gallery.ticketleap.com/mixed-media-techniques-with-kelly-kozma/details

All supplies will be provided for you at the gallery. Sessions will start on the hour at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Check out more of Kelly’s work and get some inspiration here: http://www.kellykozma.com/

All works made in this free art class will be exhibited in our annual Community Arts Project Exhibition this winter and will be sold for $20 each. 100% of funds will support future free art class programming.

A Collection of upcoming Events, Workshops, Craft Fairs

I am a fairly new member to the Philadelphia Arts and Crafting community (a little over 4 months) and finding my way around to what’s going on has been overwhelming because there is SO much going on in the city of Philadelphia and beyond. Keeping track of everything has been cumbersome. I have a full time telecommuting job, I am the mother of a teenaged son who has me chauffeuring him around chasing his pro golf dreams, and I care for 3 lovable dogs. I have found a lot of information through Facebook but even so, not having it in one place, I lose track and miss things. I am a list person so keeping a list of events, workshops and craft fairs in order of date helps keep me sane. I will do a bi-monthly blog listing information that I have found to share with the team and blog about any events that I do attend. I hope you will find this useful. If you know of anything that I have not listed, please feel free to email me at lisahwang1@gmail.com.

Lisa Hwang ~ Find me at http://www.lightmosaics.com (where I have to start blogging more), http://twitter.com/lightmosaics (where I have to start tweeting more) or  www.lightmosiacs.etsy.com

Saturday, February 13, 12-3pm

“Cards, Scarves and Emotional Scars”: an exploration of love, hate, fashion, romance and Valentine’s Day, VIX Emporium, 5009 Baltimore Ave, West Philadelphia

http://vixemporium.wordpress.com/

Owned by our very own Handmade Philly member, Emily Dorn, this is a Second Saturday trunk show and craft demo featuring Philadelphia artists Sharif Pendleton and Shera Simon.

Saturday, February 13, 6-10pm

Nice Things Handmade Grand Opening, Nice Things Handmade, 1731 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia

http://www.nicethingshandmade.com/

A new and exciting boutique gallery carrying clothing, jewelry, ceramics, prints, accessories and art from independent artist near and far.

Sunday, February 14, 1-4pm

Spoken Word Valentines Day Event, Bohema, 6152 Ridge Ave., Roxborough, Philadelphia

Featured guests will include YTG, Claudia Streets (author of upcoming poetry book, “Tatted Talisman”), The Dope Boys of Poetry and Many More; $12 cover charge includes open wine bar, refreshments, desserts and a $5 coupon voucher to any product purchased at Bohema.

Saturday, February 20th, 6-8 PM

Artist Reception: “Odyssey through South East Asia”, Photographs by Cassandra Morgan, Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

http://www.squarepegartery.com/

Saturday, February 20th, 5-9 PM

Artist Reception: “Meditation on the Chawan”, by Philadelphia fiber artist Ed Bing Lee, Art Star Gallery, 623 N. 2nd Street, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

http://www.artstarphilly.com/

Friday, February 26th, 6pm-12am

Last Friday Closing Party featuring paintings by Jen Saemann, Piranha Betty Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia

http://www.piranhabettys.com/

Saturday, February 27th, 3-10pm

PICM 2nd Annual PBR Crafting Show/Challenge/Contest, 2424 Studios, 2424 York Street, Fishtown, Philadelphia

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=467433330482&ref=mf

Friday, March 5th 6pm-12am

First Friday featuring artwork by David Aronson, Piranha Betty Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia

Artist website: www.alchemicalwedding.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Friday, April 2, 6-12pm

Twin Peaks Art Show, Piranha Betty Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia

Open to artists of all styles and mediums 2D/3D, Theme – Art inspired by the television show TWIN PEAKS (celebrating 20 years). Suggested maximum dimensions 2’x2’. Contact smashingceramics@netscape.net with examples(s) (no more than 3 jpegs) of your previous works that best represent your style / medium.

WORKSHOPS

Thursday, February 18th, 5-8 PM

Wish I Was in Art School Critique Night with Rachel Parker, Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

http://www.squarepegartery.com/

Sunday, February 21st, 3-5 PM

Painting on Glass with Walter Runge, Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, $15.00 Pre- Registration suggested; 215 360 5548 or email  squarepegartery@gmail.com

UPCOMING SPRING CRAFT FAIRS:

* looking for Vendors

Thursday, April 1st, 10am – 1pm

Rutgers Craftivists, Rutgers’ Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, NJ; Contact: Dana Henry from the Handmade Philly group if you are interested in going

April 24th 11-6pm

* Fishtown Shadfest, Penn Treaty Park in Historic Fishtown, Philadelphia; Artists & crafters interested in vending may contact Minna Aaparyti: MKABooks@msn.com

May 1 & 2, 2010 11am-7pm

* Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue between Union and President Streets, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY; cost to vend is between $200-$250 for the weekend depending on table size; sharing a table is allowed.

http://www.bkcraftcentral.com

May 15 & 16, 2010 11am-6pm

* Art Star Craft Bazaar, Penn’s Landing Great Plaza, Columbus Blvd between Walnut & Chestnut St; $10 application fee and the cost to vend is $250 for the weekend; sharing a table is allowed.

http://www.artstarcraftbazaar.com/index1.html

June 5th &6th, 2010 11am-7pm

* Renegade Craft Fair, McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. and North 12th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; $25 application fee with deadline of March 5; cost to vend is $300 for the weekend; sharing a table is allowed.

http://www.renegadecraft.com/

Date TBD

* Crafty Balboa, Contact: craftybalboa@gmail.com

http://www.craftybalboa.com

Every weekend starting April 3 – October 31, 9am – 3pm

* Piazza Artisan Market, The Piazza at Schmidt’s, N. 2nd Street & Germantown Avenue, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia; $25 Application Fee with a deadline of Feb 15 but they will accept rolling application; cost per weekend is $100 and sharing a table is allowed.

http://www.piazzaartisanmarket.com

Every Saturday starting June 5 10am-9pm

* The Creative Collective Fine Art and Craft Fair, Historic Headhouse Square, 2nd and Pine, Philadelphia; cost to vend is $75 per day; I believe table sharing is allowed (I am doing it collaboratively with Piranha Betty); Contact Liz Eaby at 215-790-0782 or lizaeaby@yahoo.com

http://cccraftsfair.com/index.html

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