Wednesday, October 27, 2010

GoGo Craft Workshop at Urban Bazaar

What’s better than getting a handmade gift? Making a handmade gift!  On Sunday, November 14th from 1-4pm, join GoGo Craft at Urban Bazaar as we present a fun "crafternoon" of make-&- take projects that are simple and fun to do. 

Your favorite sweater snuck into the dryer and now it will only fit your dog? Not to worry! In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a recycled sweater into a cup cozy that will make you the talk of the coffee shop! Drinks not your thing? Turn that sweater into a gorgeous flower pin that will brighten up any outfit. Get inspired by Urban Baazar’s mix of local and fair trade items.

$25 admission to the event includes all materials for both projects, patterns, and expert instruction.
Space is limited - so reserve your spot now!

Urban Bazaar
1371 9th Ave SF, CA 94122

Monday, October 18, 2010

GoGo Craft hearts Lion Brand Yarn!!!

Check it out......Lion Brand Yarn blogged about GoGo Craft at Treasure Island!

 Finger Knit & More at the Treasure Island Music Festival by Zontee

Treasure Island recap

Gee, our official launch at Treasure Island was an absolute BLAST!

The day started off (okay, and remained) drizzly, grey, and windy, but the power of crafting prevailed.

We showed up to the Workshop SF tent at 9:45 am with our lovely helpers in tow and proceeded to get down - we set up tables with an drool-worthy array of crafting supplies: stacks of cardstock, tons of tee shirts (generously donated by our new friends at Thrift Town, Community Thrift, and Noisepop), and a rainbow of embroidery thread and yarn (some donated by the amazing folks at Clover and Lion Brand) for our workshops:  Knit Lounge, Rock N Roll Embroidery, Piratical Eyepatches, and, of course, Upcycled To-a-Tee.

Our amazing workshop leader Lauren helped an enthusiastic crowd make awesomely cute embroidered notecards with guitars, pirate ships, and skulls, while Maren held court at the eyepatch station - you've never seen such glittery, festooned, fabulous pirates as the ones that left her table.  And Stella truly rocked the Knit Lounge - her chunky finger-knit necklaces would make any fashionista proud.

Meanwhile, we were afloat in a sea of tees -  the Upcycled To-A-Tee workshop was a hit, with the GoGo Crafters (in matching outfits!) teaching the masses to make gorgeous, modern necklaces and fun low-sew tote bags out of old tee shirts.

We were lucky enough to be right near both stages, so when the bands went on we didn't even have to leave the relative warmth of the tent - it was like having Broken Social Scene, Superchunk, She & Him (during which we mysteriously lost all of our man crafters), and The National play right in our front yard!  We finished up at 8:30, threw coats on over our uniforms, and headed off for a well-earned respite to watch Belle and Sebastian wow the crowd.

A fantastic day all around, and huge thanks to all of our helpers, donors, and especially Workshop SF and Noisepop for letting us be part of it.

Go (Go) craft!

Check out our brand new Flickr to see all of the action!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

GoGo Craft goes to Treasure Island!

On Sunday, Oct 17th GoGo Craft will be heading to the Workshop DIY Tent at the Treasure Island Music Festival to share 4 different craft projects with concert goers.

Kpoene and I will be reworking tees into cute bags and necklaces at our "Upcycled To A Tee" workshop, Maren Salomon will be showing you how to make pirate eye patches, Lauren Davis from Crooked Sister will be embroidering skulls on paper, and learn to finger knit with Stella Giblas at the knitting lounge- yarn and needles donated by Lion Brand Yarn.  So hang out and get crafty with the GoGo Craft Team if you are heading to the music festival on Sunday.