It may be cold and blustery out, but we’re almost ready to take our summer break for Handmade Crafternoon at the New York Public Library. I made the above necklace for the last Crafternoon we had. I got a photo of me rocking my felt necklace and my mom proudly wearing her embroidered jean shirt from the late ’70s. Crafting is passed from generation to generation, and that photo is proof, baby!
This Saturday, May 15th, from 2-4pm, we will be welcoming the world renowned crafter Natalie Chanin, owner and designer of Alabama Chanin. Natalie show us her circle-spiral applique technique using jersey cotton – aka tee shirt material. We will have some supplies available, but if you want to be 100% sure you’ll be able to go home with a sweet new customized tee, you should bring along:
- t-shirt (or other cotton jersey fabric item to embellish)
- scraps of cotton jersey to cut into spirals (this might be an old t-shirt you want to cut up and repurpose)
- Coats & Clark Button Craft Thread
- garment scissors and embroidery scissors
- hand-sewing needle
- straight pins
- sharpie marker
Handmade Crafternoon with Natalie Chanin at the New York Public Library
New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Come on out and get crafty!