It’s a TEE PARTY! Next up, in what’s turning out to be a very busy month over at Generation T, please come to Little Joe’s Books on Sunday, October 20 with bestselling author of the Generation T book series, Megan Nicolay. The Tee Party is from 2:00 – 4:00 PM — all materials will be provided, but it’s BYOT (Bring Your Own T-shirt)!
Mark your calendars and sharpen your scissors! It’s a BROOKLYN TEE PARTY! Grab an old T-shirt that you want to freshen up, and come to the free T-shirt refashioning event at the Park Slope Library in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday October 5, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm! Bestselling author Megan Nicolay will teach several designs from her books Generation T and Generation T: Beyond Fashion.
Scissors and any other necessary tools will be provided, and books will be available for sale (get them signed!), but BYOT (Bring Your Own T-shirt)! Hope to see you!
What: Generation T Tee Party
When: October 5, 2013 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: The Park Slope Library, 431 Sixth Avenue, at 9th Street
RSVP: We may be ordering pizza, so kindly RSVP so we can have a ballpark figure for how many folks to expect!
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UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE! (The store actually is out of stock of the screen printing kits, and they are reordering.) PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE NEW DATE!
Come join me at the Manhattan location for Michaels Arts & Crafts store here in NYC! I’ll be demonstrating how to screen print at home with the Tulip Screen It system. It’s a pretty sweet kit (and super easy to use — just a couple of weeks ago, I transformed my bathroom into a darkroom by simply unscrewing the regular light bulb and replacing it with the yellow one you see below), and I’m looking forward to sharing with you how fun it is to use. You can print on T-shirts (think team or camp T-shirts, T-shirts for birthday gifts and favors), sweatshirts, tote bags, baby onesies, skirts, jeans — the list is endless…
At Michaels, I’ll be screening on plain cotton woven fabric — a nice cloth napkin square that can be pinned on as a patch, stitched with some backing as a pillow, or used as a quilt square! My sister and I actually designed a brand new graphic specifically for this event, so come on out and you may walk away with a printed square with this friendly T. rex in a T-shirt to incorporate into your next craft project!
And who knows, maybe I’ll print a T-shirt or two in advance to giveaway…
Hope to see you there!
Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
808 Columbus Avenue (at 100th street)
New York, NY
PS: If you’re not in NYC, check the list here to see if there’s a demo happening at your local Michaels Craft Store! There’s a different design and different artist at each location.
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Hey New York — this just in: Megan will be demonstrating some T-shirt transformation techniques at the Maker Square Stage at Maker Faire NYC in just one week!
Reduce, Reuse, ReFASHION! Learn 3 quick-fire, no-sew ways to transform that boring, boxy T-shirt that’s been languishing in the back of your closet into your next go-to style staple. Scissors will be provided, so bring a T-shirt and follow along!
Maker Faire takes place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens — details below.
Maker Faire NY 2012 (@makerfaire)
New York Hall of Science (@nysci)
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368
Click here for directions. Hope to see you there!
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As part of their “Make It Thursdays” program, Megan will be teaching a no-sew T-shirt refashioning class at the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan, New York. She will demonstrate a handful of no-sew fabric construction techniques and teach participants how to apply them to make a scarf, a halter top, a refashioned T-shirt, and more. The one-time class is $10 for non-members — materials are included. Click through to the museum page to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there!
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
Columbus Avenue at 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Join Megan Nicolay, eco-fashionista and author of the bestselling books Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt and Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt, for a crafty Tee Party on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, New Hampshire.
She’ll be in town for an artist’s residency at the Brett School from March 6 to 9, which will be a private program for students in grades 6 through 8 at the school (local home schooled students are also welcome) — but the event on Thursday is open to all members of the community! Megan will demonstrate clothing redesign techniques and projects from her newest book, and she invites participants to bring an old T-shirt or two from the back of their closets to join in the fun — scissors will be provided. Learn dozens of ways to breathe new life into that wardrobe essential: the classic T-shirt.
Cook Memorial Library
93 Main Street
Tamworth, NH 03886
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Please join Megan Nicolay at Housing Works Bookstore this Thursday November 10, 2011 to help celebrate the launch of The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit and Alison Kelly (co-founder and creative director at BurdaStyle/ former Project Runway contestant, respectively).
She’ll be without her trusty scissors and T-shirts, but instead representing iLoveToCreate and wielding a mean set of Tulip glitter tattoo materials — all the better to “ink” you with, my dears! But even if you don’t want the tattoo, come for to meet the BurdaStyle team, the book contributors (I bet they’ll even sign a book if you ask them nicely!), and some of your favorite DIY bloggers and craft personalities. But there’s more: Check out the Singer Make-and-Take Lounge, the photobooth, Spoonflower fabrics — or hey, just enjoy the wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres!
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Sharpen your scissors, folks! (Okay, don’t worry about the scissors, we’ll provide them — and sharpen them, too.) Just pack an old T-shirt that you want to freshen up, and come to the free T-shirt refashioning event at The Duplex in NYC’s West Village on Tuesday October 18, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm! Megan will teach two designs from her books Generation T and Generation T: Beyond Fashion (and if the time allows, a bonus look, too!). Scissors and any other necessary tools will be provided, books will be for sale (get them signed!), and drinks (also for sale!) will be served by the talented Matthew Fletcher. Hope to see you there.
61 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
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It is officially summer (read: T-shirt season!), so nothing could make us happier than to hear about all the summertime T-shirt snipping events in the pipeline all over the country. Here’s one that’s happening in Chicago this Sunday June 26, 2011 from noon to 5 pm–it’s Pumping Station: One’s “Summer T-shirt Hackathon”! Participants are invited to bring old T-shirts (or new ones–as long as they’re not getting used in their current form, they’re fair game!) and learn how to transform them into a stuffed animal, a throw pillow, or a new piece for the wardrobe. No need to fear sewing, since there are plenty of no-sew projects to tackle, too. The event is being hosted at Pumping Station: One, a nonprofit hacker space populated by a community of folks dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture, and in cooperation with Learnapalooza.
Though not an official Generation T-sponsored event, we get so giddy when folks start throwing public parties to cut up their T-shirts that we wanted to share it with the larger T-shirt community — and hey, it appears that copies of Generation T: Beyond Fashion will be on hand for reference. Let us know if you go!
Summer T-shirt Hackathon
Pumping Station: One
3354 N. Elston*
Chicago, IL 60618
*Enter the Big Black Door on the south side of the street. If that door is locked, ring the doorbell. Once inside, walk into the lobby area, turn right and head for the hallway. PS:One is located at the first red door on the right, look for the PS:One sticker!
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You know how much we love Maker Faires, so though Megan Nicolay is only able to be there in spirit for this one, Generation T will be there in the flesh…err, paper pulp…err, the crafty minds and nimble fingers of crafty readers Janet Kennedy and Kelly Farrow. This Saturday (June 18, 2011) Janet and Kelly and their team of intrepid recyclers will be using inspiration from Megan’s books, Generation T and Generation T: Beyond Fashion as they demonstrate how to take an ordinary T-shirt and re-purpose it into a T-shirt (or tank top, or pillow, or…) with style and flair! They’ll bring a box of tossed out T-shirts so that visitors may do their own “re-make & take” on the spot for $5. Proceeds of the creativity sale will benefit nonprofit organizations supported by 5 Bucks is Change. Most projects will be no-sew, but Kelly’s bringing her machine, so some light sewing will take place–brace yourselves!
If you’re in the area, please stop by the Tee Party to say hello to to Janet and Kelly and do some tee-cycling!–and pick up a free Generation T project card while you’re at it.
Maker Faire NC 2011
NC State Fairgrounds
Gov. Kerr Scott building
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
The event happens this Saturday June 18, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry: Adults $4, Kids $2, Under 6 Free!
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