Events

Brooklyn, NY @ Park Slope Library

The weather is getting chillier here in the northeast part of the country (or not–wasn’t it just in the 70s yesterday?), but that doesn’t mean I’m packing up my T-shirts (never out of season! never out of style! Just…more layers!). Come join me for a crafternoon Tee Party T-shirt refashioning workshop.

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There will be books. There will be T-shirts to cut. There will be scissors. Just bring yourselves!

WHEN: NOVEMBER 5, 2:00-4:00 PM
WHERE: Park Slope Library
431 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Hope to see you! xox

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Chicago, IL @ BookCon

Hello, my T-shirt-loving friends! Gosh, it’s been awhile. As I’ve been swept up in the day-to-day of motherhood, day jobs, and travel (never mind that it’s particularly challenging to have sharp scissors lying around with a 2- and a 4-year-old underfoot), this here blog has been sadly neglected. (In other news, I’m on Instagram. That’s where I manage to post most frequently these days. Come visit! Follow along!)

BUT, in the meantime, a few things to share! As you might have guess by the subject line…I’ll be hosting a Tee Party T-shirt refashioning workshop in Chicago this Saturday afternoon. Watch as I grind the rust from my trusty scissors and transform some T-shirts before your very eyes.

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There will be books. There will be T-shirts. There will be scissors. Just bring yourself!

WHEN: MAY 14, 4:00-4:30 PM
WHERE: Workman Publishing Booth
West Building at McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
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Hope to see you there! xox

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Anaheim, CA @ CHA Winter Convention

I’m on the west coast this weekend, at the Cre8Time booth (#2443) from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM today, Sunday, January 12, 2014 with the @iLoveToCreate folks (booth #1008) here at #CHAShow (#CHA2014). Stop by to rest your weary feet and exercise your creativity, making jewelry out of T-shirt scraps! Yesterday we crafted necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, and more, using all sorts of techniques. It’s a true TEE PARTY, with lots of your favorite crafters.

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Come hang with us:

Megan Nicolay (Generation T)
Jennifer Perkins (aka Naughty Secretary)
Jade Harrington (aka Jaderbomb)
Cathy Attix (aka Trinkets In Bloom)
Margot Potter (aka The Impatient Crafter)

and MORE!

Come stop by and say hi! I’ll be posting more pics soon…

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Katonah, NY @ Little Joe’s Books

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)!

Little Joe’s Books
25 Katonah Avenue
Katonah NY 10536
(914) 232-7278

info@littlejoesbooks.com

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Brooklyn, NY @ Park Slope Library

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
Cost
: FREE!
RSVP:
We may be ordering pizza, so kindly RSVP so we can have a ballpark figure for how many folks to expect!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Park Slope Library and Park Slope Parents.

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New York, NY @ Michaels Craft Store

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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Queens, NY @ Maker Faire/NY Hall of Science

See me at Maker Faire!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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New York, NY @ American Folk Art Museum

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
212-595-9533

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Tamworth, NH @ Cook Memorial Library

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
(603)323-8510

Woodcut of Cook Memorial Library by Willey Fromm.

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New York, NY @ BurdaStyle Book Party

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!

BurdaStyle Book Party
Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Street, New York
(212) 334-3324

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