Sep 192016
 

We’re hosting the good folks of CraftJam for a class on Sunday, September 25th. Make your own laptop or tablet case!

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In this CraftJam you get to create a custom cover for your tablet or laptop made of felt and leather, our favorite duo of materials. We’ve got all the materials you need, including an assortment of felt and leather, colorful thread options, all the right tools, and a leather stamping station.

Hurry up and grab a ticket before we sell out!

Sep 152016
 

What if you didn’t procrastinate on your Halloween planning this year? Weird idea, right? To help you kick off your costume-making, we’ve got a Costumes Make-Along planned for September 18th!

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Do you have a totally kick-ass halloween costume idea and no clue how to make it? Do you want to be the star of the NYCC show floor? We can help! We’ll have costume bits, fabric bits, and LEDs to help inspire you. Get your ticket from Eventbrite!

Sep 072016
 

Colleen has a new book coming out!

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And if that’s not exciting enough, she’s got sloth nails to go with it, and a new Instructable on how to make them yourself! From the tutorial:

Did you know you could easily stamp intricate patterns on your nails using etched metal “nail plates”? Did you know you can make your OWN designs? Did you know it’s illegal to own 10 sloths as pets? Okay, okay it’s illegal to own ONE, but you get the idea.

I’ll walk you through the basics of getting started with nail stamping, give you some suggestions to make your own, and show how to be covered in sloths.(Make sure to look at the end because I am giving away stamp supplies to one lucky person!)

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Check out the tutorial on Instructables: Sloth Nails! Make Your Own Custom Nail Art Plates. You should also definitely buy her book.

Sep 042016
 

What better way to spend Labor Day than with us? Craft Night + Knit Knight are still happening on Monday, September 5th!

Doors open at 7:30pm, as per usual.

Aug 182016
 

Come join us for an Intro to Arduino class on Sunday, Aug 21! Our ever-popular Arduino class is back for another round. Learn how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control LEDs, light sensors, buzzers, and more, including how to wire up your own circuits and how to program it using the Arduino IDE. No previous electronics  experience is required!

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Grab your tickets now!

Jul 072016
 

We still have some tickets left for our DIY Musical Instruments class on Saturday!

Turn almost anything into a musical instrument with Teensy, an inexpensive Arduino-compatible microcontroller. The Teensy 3.2 has a bunch of touch sensors and analog and digital inputs, and it can plug into almost any music software through USB MIDI. teensy instruments

In this class, we’ll stick touch pads on any objects to make them into keyboards, drum controllers, or trigger pads. No coding or soldering experience is needed, but you’ll have the opportunity to do either or both if you like. Bring an object you’d like to instrumentify! And hurry up and buy your ticket.

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