Sunday, November 8, 2015

New Session in Queens!

Sewing is Social teaches DIY skills and fosters a creative community.

I am available for private, semi-private, and group classes, grown-up-and-me lessons, sip'n'stitch gatherings, birthday parties, afterschool programs, scouts and charity events. 

Learn to make things to gift and cherish, learn to repair and upcycle, make clothes that fit and homes that reflect your personality!
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Email me for details:

Monday, August 10, 2015

What I am reading

The study of fashion in its cultural and historical context has always fascinated me .
Here are two articles I found truly interesting this week - timely and personal to the choices we make to represent our identities. 

Why and whenAmericans started dressing casual:

Why American black males feel it's safer to dress formally:

I often share these on Facebook but I am going to post them here now to catalog them.

Enjoy! What do you think?

Monday, June 1, 2015

Backyard Craft Party "Sew-long"

My family and I are moving back to NYC. 

After living here for almost three years, I have sewn with more people than I would have ever imagined.
It was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet so many awesome creative people. Moms with their daughters, teens with their friends, my son with other boys who otherwise would have never learned how to sew.
You have created with me in my home and have welcomed me into yours. I have sewn with you in churches, schools, living rooms, backyards and galleries.
We have made gifts, clothes, bags, toys - and friends! Lots of discoveries and conversations that I will forever cherish from my time here. I will keep you updated about my next chapter on the Facebook Page and I look forward to your news. 

Some of you were looking forward to getting old enough to take my sewing machine class or spend a week of summer camp with me. I am sorry we can't keep creating together but I hope you keep pursuing your interest in sewing and crafts. It is something you will use throughout your life for necessity - and joy. 
Look me up when you come through NYC - the best stomping ground for the arts, theater and fashion! And feel free to ask me any questions you have about your latest sewing project!

To celebrate Sewing is Social and all of you who have supported my venture, I am hosting one last Backyard Craft Party!

Thursday June 11
31 Fernbank Ave 
Delmar, NY 12054

There will be a variety of crafts to make and a sample sale. Come with cash to purchase craft supplies, fabric and more.

This is a family friendly, all ages event. (This is not a drop-off class). Snacks and beverages will be served and any picnic potluck items will be appreciated.
$5 per family suggested contribution.
Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you at this annual event for one last time. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

April Classes - Albany and Delmar

April classes - register soon for your spot!

Monday's April 13, 20, 27 and May 4,11,18:  Albany Make and Create at Center Square School. 4-5:15pm
Wednesdays April 15, 22, 29 Make and Create ages 7+ in Delmar. 4-5:15pm

Friday's Sewing with my Grownup:

Have fun together learning how to sew. Practice the techniques with the materials you can use to continue to create at home. A creative exercise that also teaches dexterity, 3-D construction concepts and following directions.

Saturday April 18 Sew Together Mornings 

Sunday afternoon April 19: Doll clothes 
To register:

Friday, February 27, 2015

YOGA + SEWING Community Event

NURTURE your body + mind
Eye Pillow sewing tutorial
followed by
a session of Vinyasa YOGA.
     A unique community event to share passions or test new hobbies!
Janine Murphy of
Danielle Obernesser of Wild Sage Design
Amelia Dombrowski of Sewing is Social: Make & Create
WHEN: Sunday,March 29, 2015, 1:30-4:30 PM
      WHERE: 365FIT, 10 Hallwood Road,Delmar

Fee $35, Fabric provided from Wild Sage

Beginners Most Welcome – yogi or sewist!
Treat yourself to an afternoon of yoga and creativity to
feed your mind+body+soul.
Questions? Call Janine Murphy 518.354.3579

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wish You Were Here! Winter break craft party

Warm weather "under the sea" crafts to keep our spirits up during winter break! Ages 5 +, drop off
$18 or 2/$30
February 18,19 2015

Wednesday and Thursday 3-4:30pm

31 Fernbank

Delmar, NY

Must preregister, space is limited

Valentine Craft Party

Many crafts that when made by little hands will melt your heart!

All supplies provided. Ages 6 +, $18 or 2/$30. 

Sunday Feb 8

2-4 PM

 Delmar Studio

31 Fernbank Ave Delmar NY 

Must preregister: