From an email:
“So I know there was some definite interest from commenters on your site a while back about an ongoing project to open a craft supply store in the District — specifically in the Mt.P/ Columbia Heights/ Petworth area. The store itself will be a mix of the usual craft supplies and recycled treasures (old maps, keys and buttons — that sort of thing), and additionally we plan to house a teaching space for a wide variety of craft classes, music lessons, etc.
We plan to open a brick-and-mortar space in 2010 (shooting for late spring). Ideally, the shop would be in Mt. Pleasant (perhaps one of the MANY vacant store-fronts?) or Columbia Heights (11th St. area?) or Petworth. The store itself will sell craft supplies and vintage findings (not pre-made crafts), but we would offer various projects during our classes/workshops (i.e. bringing artisans in to teach staining glass or jewelry-making or similar activities). The multi-purpose classroom space would also be available to the community for music lessons, art shows, band practice, etc.
So! In advance of all that, Craft*Monger is holding a craft day on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Proper Topper in Georgetown (3213 P street NW).
At noon (shine only) we’ll have a kids’ workshop in the garden, featuring mask-making, gourd-painting, leaf-stamping, and MORE!
And between 4pm and 6pm (rain or shine), Megan Nicolay, author of Generation T, will lead a T-shirt re-fashioning workshop. Bring an old T, and leave with something new! If it rains, we have tents, and it it’s cold, we’ve got a heater. Bring a t-shirt if you can; scissors, etc. will be provided.
Megan will demonstrate a ton of projects, including making t-shirts into stuffed mobiles, baby bibs, a babydoll dress, a braided mod handbag, a cute wine cozy and a padded laptop sleeve.
You can contact us for more info at [email protected], visit Generation T for a preview, follow us on twitter: @craftmonger, or fan us on facebook (Craft*Monger) to find out about this and future events.”