Tuesday, April 28, 2009

With Hands: Troy / Physical Photos

Yes, I am still eager to receive any Troy photos or suggestions you might have. (Schenectady and Albany as well.)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Learned to Embroider (Event: Troy / Embroidery Recap)

If you missed learning to embroider with me last night, fear not. I will certainly teach you, especially if you are willing to embroider a quilt square for me. Just contact me (info on right side panel). Here are some shots of successful embroidery students (that is, 100% of those who wanted to learn, and showed up, did learn):

Beautiful things were made. With hands.

Businesses you should patronize

Recently, due to a lack of submissions, I walked around Troy in search of Trojans who do or make things with their hands. Who is more clearly labeled as such than employees and owners of certain businesses?

I have not yet printed the photos, but here is a glimpse at the negatives:

Yes, you are very perceptive...that is slide film. (oops!)

Alright, here all the businesses you should patronize, as their owners or employees were warm, friendly and helpful.

All Brands - Vacuum Cleaners Sewing Machines Sales and Service, (New and Used) 385 4th St, Troy 271-7534

Segel Violins & A Place For Art, Sales & Repair, Gallery & Jewelry, 44 3rd St, Troy 266-9732

Troy Quick Shoe Repair, Est 1908, 81 3rd St, Troy 274-2431

The Paper Sparrow, Handmade goodies for you and yours, 288 River St, Troy 272-7227

Broken Mold Studio, "Where we teach and we throw and we pot," 284 River St, Troy 273-6041

Also, I'm still accepting submissions! Please do contact me!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Event: Troy / Embroidery

Come Learn To Embroider!

When: Tuesday, April 7th, from 6pm-9:30pm

Where: My apartment in Troy (e-mail WithHandsTroy@gmail.com for address or directions)

What: Learn to Embroider, be a part of the construction of With Hands, and eat some delicious snacks (can I entice anyone with Banana Cookies?)

Feel free to bring embroidery hoops or thread if you have any, but if you don't -- I've got plenty.
Come with no experience, come with plenty of experience. You should be able to embroider within 20-40 minutes, I'd say.