Winter updates

I learned two important lessons during November Sewing Rebellion. #1: If you just stick with something long enough (like, oh, a year) lots of wonderful people will eventually find you. #2: If you take pictures on your phone and say you’ll email them to yourself later you exponentially increase the chance that your phone will break before you do. So this post is a request for those of you who come to SR to take pictures and send them to me at sewingrebellionnyc@gmail.com so we can get some pics up on this blog! (because I’m obviously sort of inept here.)

In other news, Spacecraft will be having an awesome auction this Sunday, December 19th, so SR needs to find another locale to meet this month. Anyone who wants to volunteer a space, ideally nearby, just let me know (I’ll post an update on this blog if someone volunteers). Or just go to the auction; Spacecraft supports us wholeheartedly, and I wouldn’t mind throwing some support back their way.

On to January. I’ll be at my students’ gallery opening on Jan 16th, and can’t host SR at Spacecraft. Is anyone available to play host? The ladies at Spacecraft are super nice, and all it takes is bringing some sewing machines up from the basement, plugging them in, and welcoming newcomers. If no one can host, I’m afraid we’ll have to cancel this one. But have no fear! If we have to cancel January SR we can still get through winter without too many holes in our socks. As of January 2011, Sewing Rebellion NYC and the Textile Arts Center are teaming up to bring you The Mending Circle. SR is about being creative and sewing anything and everything under the sun, which is basically what we do at our Spacecraft meetings. But I’ll admit, sometimes I just want to chill out and do some mending, and that’s the idea with this new event. TAC & SR will host this drop in event on the first Thursday evening of every month. They have tables to hand sew comfortably, sewing machines, and a super beautiful studio. It’s about making space in your life to mend your energy, your creative spirit, your overdrive NY life, and probably your shirt or your socks. I for one am really looking forward to it, and hope to see some people who came to the last event SR participated in at TAC, but don’t really want to hike all the way to the ‘burg. I understand folks, it’s like an hour on the subway from where I live.

So that’s our winter news roundup. Send along those pictures, volunteer to host an SR meeting, or just send us holiday love and blog comments until we meet again. Oh, and I’ll take socks for Christmas gifts thank you, I’m sorta running low. 😉

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