Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So you've probably already heard about how much we love Dzitnup, and guess what, we're not alone! We just heard from Nadia of Dzitnup, and well, we'll let her tell you the exciting news:
I just wanted to share some info with you all so that you can spread the word.. A few months ago I applied for a (very) small grant for one of the groups of artisans we work with in Mexico through an organization called Aid to Artisans. We've had a really positive reaction from them, and just heard news that we are going to be awarded the money!! It's not much, but just what we need in order to buy the ladies some new, much-needed equipment.
Now it's just a question of where the $ will be coming from..
There's this really interesting new organization called Project Good (started up by ebay and World of Good), that's creating a website where they'll be selling items that can stand up to the test of answering questions about where they've been made, under what conditions, etc. The end goal is to provide customers with information about products they're buying online, as well as getting fair wages for the people making the beautiful items.
So, they've agreed to donate $1 to our Dzitnup project for every person that signs up to their website this week.. so please spread the word!!
It's free to sign up, and I've been on their mailing list for a few months now.. and I've hardly gotten any mail-- maybe one every 2-3 weeks. And you can always unsubscribe if that bothers you, anyway. Or, just use one of your alternate emails. We all have at least one :)
Ok, that's all. Thanks so much! See below for more info.
I hope you're all well..
So have you signed up yet already?
kisses from the branches,
siri & rebecca treehouse*
Friday, November 02, 2007
So it's true! after the incredible success at the embroidery class ( thanx sooo much to the lovely bev and heidi of Jean Marie catering fame for bringing to class the delicious and halloween inspired treats!) we've put together another round of classes, and this time due to popular demand, we bring you in the month of november...drum roll please.... KNITTING!
Knitting is Knotty fun in November!
The rumours are true! The lovely Kim Hamill of Keep It Moving fame, she of the knit trees, is bringing her knitting know-how back to the trees to teach TWO very special knitting classes.
Sun Nov 11th 6-9pm:
Always wanted to learn to knit but didn't know where to begin? Well, now's the perfect time because it's getting chilly out there, and wouldn't you like to stay warm this winter in cozy wares knit by your own two hands? and then there's also those friends and family that'd love a hand-knit holiday present or two...So come get armed with knitting knowledge in this super-intensive workshop. learn cast-on, cast-off, knit stitch AND purl stitch....pretty soon you'll be knitting like a pro!
$50 email email@example.com to sign up (only 4 spaces left!)
Sun Nov 18th 6-8pm:
Got a knitting project or two (or ten) that you've left lingering unfinished in a sad dusty corner somewhere out of frustration? dropped a stitch? (or ten) purled when you were supposed to knit? is one arm twice as long as the other on that beautiful mohair sweater? Don't despair, Knitting Therapy is here for you! Kim will help you to fix any mistakes and give you lots of advice on how to avoid them in the future. She'll also help you wrap your head around that pattern (hat or otherwise) that you're having trouble conquering. Come, relax in the trees and let knitting therapy soothe your yarn woes.
$25 email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today!
p.s: for those that like hooks better than needles, we'll be offering crochet in december. yeah!
FERAL CHILDE FALL 2007 IS FRIGGIN' AMAZING!
We here at treehouse* worship at the altar of FERAL CHILDE, one of the most amazing and future-forward designers of our time. And we're so excited about their new fall line. Entitled Canadian Alphabet, it's futuristic yet crafty, comfy yet sexily appealing. And the jeans, in both black with splatter paint and dark denim with black velvety stripes, are out of this world in the very berry best way.
We're also stocking up on vintage boots, sweaters, and more, beautiful jewelry old and new, and tons more fun treats. Come FALL into treehouse and explore and discover with us!
kisses from the branches,
Sirius* & Becky Lee
ps: we're hoping to open an online treehouse store soon so our friends from afar can get treehouse treats too! stay tuned...
430 graham ave
btwn withers & frost sts
brooklyn, New York 11211