Tuesday, September 12, 2006

a treehouse grows in brooklyn

have you been to the treehouse yet? it is a place of wonder and delight. my oft-mentioned dearest friends siri and rebecca opened it in july and it has been rooting and budding and leafing out in all kinds of ways... this month they are starting their craft classes! i will be teaching crochet and embroidery and we'll-see-what-else as time goes by. on thursday they are having a party to celebrate new fall arrivals and for prospective students to meet the teachers. they sell independent (mostly local) designers' clothing, jewelry and accessories, vintage clothing, handmade soaps and potions, vintage knick-knacks and housewares, stuff for guys, knitted trees and so much more. i know i'm biased but it's all TRUE!

below left is the 'craft library' where treehouse members can check out vintage books or just enjoy them on the comfy pink chair...

that floor had been covered for 40 years with layers of linoleum and thick black adhesive, but the ladies spent many hours (weeks, in fact!) and much physical exertion to unearth its beauty!

the GLOT (Gorgeous Ladies of Treehouse) minding their own business!

this lightbox installation by erika is magical; every time i gaze at it i feel transported to another world...

here's the invite for the party:

that's right fantastical cats, september 14th treehouse oh-so-cordially invites you to a back-to-craft-school, get a steal of a deal on summer, start planning for fall shindig.
come meet the teachers, check out our new designers (lots more stuff for the dudes btw, dude), drink a refreshing beverage(or 17), peruse our craft books, marvel at the hallucinatory mosaic floor.....anyways, i digress.
what kind of classes will we be offering, you ask? well, so far, we're beginning with crochet, knitting, embroidery, junk-to-jewels, and.....book-binding! we're so excited! of course you want to know more, and if you can't wait until the party to appease your curious mind, more details are detailed at our internet place of residence, http://www.treehousebrooklyn.blogspot.com . ya dig?

WHEN? thurs., sept. 14th, 6-9pm
WHERE? treehouse, of course! (430 graham ave btw withers and frost sts.)
WHY? why not
WHO? you! & bring a date (or two) if you desire...

see ya up in the trees!


Anonymous said...

it was awesome to see you and gertie

matt owens

lauralark said...

hi cal--
i met you the other night w/george ferrandi. i love your site!