[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com


Saturday, April 8; 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Sunday, April 9; 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144


Join us in a fiber swap to support the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC)!

Yarn. Fabric. Felt. Thread. Maybe you can have too much of a good thing? The Great Fiber Swap is your chance to get rid of your unwanted fiber items and refresh your stash. You can swap items or donate your goods to the event.

Admission to the event is free, but please bring a donation of food, toiletries or personal items to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s (SHC).

Needed items: https://www.somervillehomelesscoalition.org/how-you-can-help/in-kind-donations/

[identity profile] glass-moment.livejournal.com
I need to get a clasp on a necklace replaced, really simple, the kind of thing that's cost me about five bucks at various bead stores over the years. Last time I went to Boston Bead Company in Harvard, but they've apparently closed. Anybody know of a local place that could do such a thing? I'm striking out on google.
[identity profile] ja9rose.livejournal.com
We're just a few days away from the birdhouse launch when we'll be celebrating spring, meeting other folks in the community and hanging beautiful birdhouses in Davis Square!  We are looking for volunteers! (and if you still want to make a birdhouse you have time!)
We expect this year to be the biggest birdhouse day ever! We're really excited for you to join in!

Saturday 4/16 - 10am -  Davis Square community bike path.

On Saturday, you are welcome to volunteer to help in a number of roles:

  • Birdhouse preparing (birdhouses will be water-proofed and prepared with wire for hanging)

  • Coffee / food passing out -- (we have a number of donations coming in)

  • Ladder helping -- moving and holding ladders for those hanging birdhouses

  • Birdhouse hanging -- expert ladder users will place prepped birdhouses in trees.

  • SMILING. that's right. Just straight up smiling. =)

If you need to drop your birdhouse off ahead of time because you can't make it Saturday, please message me and we'll make a plan for your birdhouse!
See you there!

Birdhouse team 2016!

For more information:

Website: http://www.freshcognate.com/birdhouse.html

Somerville Birdhouse Project Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/somervillebird

Somerville Birdhouse Event Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/489804084541361/

[identity profile] m-b-w.livejournal.com
According to a sign at 280 Elm, they will be moving to 87 Blanchard Rd. in Cambridge.
[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com

To promote the Nave Gallery’s Wrap Around Project and the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, we are yarn storming trees in Powderhouse Park in Somerville. Each tree has a social justice theme and an individual color scheme.

Theme: Food security; Color scheme: Purples, Greens, Creams, Tans
Theme: Education; Color scheme: Blues and Black
Theme: Housing; Color scheme: Oranges, Reds and Browns
Theme: Community; Color scheme: Browns, Pinks, Creams, Tans

We've begun the installation (stop by and check it out), and need to grow it.  We need help to finish the installation::

Saturday, 10/17
10 am-3 pm
Powderhouse Park (corner of Liberty and Broadway)
Bring your friends and join us in transforming one of the prettiest parks in Somerville in the name of good!
[identity profile] surrealestate.livejournal.com
While biking on Holland St today (shortly after a car accident at the corner of Elmwood -- anyone know anything about that? Nobody appeared to be hurt.), I noticed Boston Bead Company at 75 Holland, the corner of Irving. They used to be in Harvard Square but when their lease came up for renewal, the rent was too (damn) high, so they moved here. Lucky them to be moving from just about the only place nearby where the rents are even higher than Davis. I think there was a convenience store in that spot before, maybe? I'd only been in it a couple of times, so I'm not sure, and given how often we go to Hodgkins Park, I guess it didn't offer too many conveniences for us, anyway.

It's a nice little shop, obviously only of interest if you're into beading at some level, but I was surprised to not have seen mention of it here already. (Seems far more relevant than a big box chain restaurant opening on the other side of town.) They also do classes. Stop in and say hi!

It feels like there is a lot of turnaround going on right now. There was another closed shop on Elm, too (in the vicinity of Chester, on the other side of the street), though maybe whatever is moving in there has already been covered.

For reasons I now don't recall, it seemed like a good idea to take a picture of the storefront for posting, so here it is )
[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com

Wednesday, July 15; 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA

Join organizers Jen Fuchel, Sandy McDonald and Alice Sajdera in kicking off the launch of The Caring Forest.

As part of the Nave Gallery’s Wrap Around Project to support and promote the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, The Caring Forest will be a public art installation of four yarnstormed trees in one of Somerville’s parks. Each tree will have an individual color scheme and will represent four key areas related to homelessness: food security, education, housing and community.

Learn more

[personal profile] ron_newman
I've never been to this store, but people have repeatedly praised it in this community. So I'm bringing you the sad news that it is closing this summer.
[identity profile] navegallery.livejournal.com
knitting crocheting yarnDATE:
Saturday, May 16, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sunday, May 17, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA

Join us to kick off the 2015 Wrap Around Project with a fiber swap to support the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC)!

Yarn. Fabric. Felt. Thread. Maybe you can have too much of a good thing? The Great Fiber Swap is your chance to get rid of your unwanted fiber items and refresh your stash. You can swap items or donate your goods to the event.

Admission to the event is free, but please bring a donation of canned goods or toiletries to support Somerville Homeless Coalition’s (SHC) Project SOUP, the local food pantry that provides weekly community dinners and delivers groceries to individuals, families, elderly, disabled and homebound people in our neighborhood.

More info: http://navegallery.org/wp/the-great-fiber-swap/

[identity profile] emcicle.livejournal.com
Hello Davis Square.

This question is very random, but I'm wondering if any of the numerous crafters in the community have a Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Color Swatch Card that I could look at? I need to match a fabric I bought last August and I didn't note which shade of grey it was. I'd really rather not spend $30 on the swatch card just to compare one color, and I don't want to order the wrong shade of grey online if I can help it.

jadelennox: Senora Sabasa Garcia, by Goya (Default)
[personal profile] jadelennox
What are people's favorite nearby fabric stores? Particularly looking for a good selection of Polarfleece.

[identity profile] dawn quirk
Does anyone know of an artist who makes products out of recycled maps?  I have some to give away but the quantity is huge. I can't give away small amounts so I am looking for someene to take thousands. Preference would be to local artists.
[identity profile] redhousegang.livejournal.com
Still looking for something crafty for your children during spring vacation? Not free for the whole week? Come join MAKECATION at the Somerville Arts for the Armory.
In response to your requests, we have opened up MAKECATION for the individual days of your choice. We also invite younger children ages 7+ to take part.
We are booking individual days at $65 per day with a $10 materials fee (total $20 materials fee if they attend more than 2 days.) The full four days, Monday - Thursday, is $250 with a $20 materials fee. Please make requests for siblings if younger than 7 and for sibling discounts.

monday - dying yarn with kool aid and stamping on fabric and felt
tuesday - make your own sewing kit,sew your own needle case
wednesday - learn to crochet with the dyed wool
thursday - continue crochet and hand sewing, finish up project

Makecation April Vacation Camp, Monday- Thursday 9am - 1pm
Tuition: $250 for week, $65 per day

*$20 kit fee for materials will be due to the instructors on first class*
*A bag lunch can be purchased daily from the Armory Cafe for $5*
*Organic snacks will be provided*

CONTACT: Makecation@gmail.com or 347.866.1123
Click link for forms and info:
[identity profile] redhousegang.livejournal.com

On Saturday, May 17, from 10 am – 1 pm, The Wrap Around Project will host the 3rd Annual Fiber Swap, an open exchange of all things related to craft and fiber at the Nave Gallery, 155 Powerhouse BLVD, Somerville, MA. Bring items for donation, browse through great finds, and swap with your neighbors!

We welcome yarn, knitting needles, fabric, nooks, thread, buttons, ribbon, and so much more. Items may be new or vintage, but must be clean and usable. Items can be brought directly to the swap on Saturday, May 17, OR, if you wish to donate but not swap, items can be dropped off in advance at either the Nave Gallery in Teele Square or the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square. If you have a large quantity to donate, please contactinfo@navegallery.org so that we may make appropriate arrangements.

Drop off dates and times:

Nave Gallery, Teele Square (155 Powderhouse Blvd)
• Wednesday, May 7, 6 pm-8 pm
• Friday, May 9, 3 pm-7 pm

Nave Annex, Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA):

• Sunday, May 11, 2 pm-6-pm
• Wednesday. May 14, 6 pm-8 pm
• Thursday, May 15, 6 pm-8 pm

Admission to the event is free, but please bring a donation of canned goods or toiletries to support Somerville Homeless Coalition’s (SHC) Project SOUP, the local food pantry that provides weekly community dinners and delivers groceries to individuals, families, elderly, disabled and homebound people in our neighborhood. A full list of needs can be found here: http://www.somervillehomelesscoalition.org/how-you-can-he...

Anything left behind after the swap will be used to create items for the annual Wrap Around sale of handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition, or used in upcoming public art installations throughout the Somerville.

Learn more about The Wrap Around Project
at: http://navegallery.org/wp/programs/the-wrap-around-project/

[identity profile] redhousegang.livejournal.com

COME MAKE OUT with us ;} and get happy!
MONDAY APRIL 7th from 6:30-9:30 at the Somerville Center for Arts at the Armory

Open to all creative endeavors and people

Please feel free to forward this email on.


The Armory has great food, drink & treats including beer & wine (Gluten Free & Vegan options)




We are also having a KIDS MAKECATION over Easter break
[identity profile] living life happier
Once upon a time, I looked around my apartment and realized either some of my things went, or I went. There wasn't room for us all. So I'm saying goodbye to some items that are in good condition but just aren't being used by me at this point in my life.

See all items and photos here:
[identity profile] emcicle.livejournal.com
I know this is unlikely, but I was hoping with all the crafty people in the DS area that someone might be able to help me out. I got a quilting frame for Xmas this year (similar to this, but not this exact model, mine sits on top of a table: http://www.hinterberg.com/prod-Original_Machine_Quilting_Frame-5.aspx) and was hoping someone might be familiar with using their home sewing machine in something like this? We set it up yesterday and tested it out, and I'm finding it difficult to figure out the correct tension settings, speed, stitch length, etc. There wasn't a lot of instruction included, and I'm sure some of it will be trial and error. But if anyone has one of these (or something similar) and would be willing to spend some time giving me pointers, I would gladly repay with a loaf or two of homemade bread (either white or wheat), or a batch of scones or some other such barter.

Alteratively, I might check out the Singer Sewing store in the square, but this is something I think I need to see hands on, and I can't really bring the frame to the store....

[identity profile] mamajoan.livejournal.com
Somerville Brownies troop #66099 will be at the Armory tomorrow (Sat 12/14) during the farmers' market from 9-2, selling handmade holiday crafts. This is the girls' charity project for December; all proceeds will be donated to the Yawkey Family Inn, a temporary residence near Children's Hospital for families with seriously ill children. Please come check us out at the Armory. You know your tree isn't complete without a popsicle-stick ornament. :)

There will also be baked goods for sale, but not Girl Scout cookies, unfortunately. I'll post here again next month when we'll be tabling with cookies, probably at the Porter Square supermarket or thereabouts.
[identity profile] toricosta.livejournal.com

Each year, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, a sale of handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. This weekend is the very last weekend of the sale. Stop by, get some warm prettiness for yourself or to give as a gift, and help a truly fantastic organization.

Bonus: If you come by Sunday from 3-5, there will be an artists reception to close out Reliquary, a really fantastic exhibition held in concert with the sale. There is a HUGE yurt with rubber duckies and a floor covered with cocoa shells from Taza.

Nave Gallery (Teele Square), 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA

Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5 pm

[identity profile] francescadavis.livejournal.com

The Somerville Arts Council is conducting a survey on the city's creative community and they could use your help.  They're even sweetening the deal - complete the survey and you'll be entered to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards.

From the Somerville Arts Council:

Much of our success at the Somerville Arts Council is contingent on our listening to the creative community in Somerville. Our programming seeks to reflect the rich cultural diversity of the City and the artists, designers, and performers who have made it home. Similarly the policies we push at the City level attempt to be responsive to the needs of local artists.

As Somerville approaches a crossroads in terms of the type of change and development it expects, we need to develop surveys and reports to understand the needs of the creative community and identify points of leverage for policy intervention. Toward that goal, we are launching an asset survey and analysis with UMass Center for Policy Analysis.

Although there is no clear definition of the creative economy, it essentially encompasses those businesses, organizations, and individuals who produce and distribute cultural goods, services, and intellectual property - from art, film, photography, and music to architecture, advertising, and jewelry design.

Somerville is well-known for attracting and supporting artists; this report will make legible to others in the State how to serve the creative community. While economic impacts are an inherently crude measure of artistic expression, they are an important part of the larger narrative of how creative activity increases cultural and economic well-being.

Please take the survey now. It is only 12 questions.

All information, whether personal or financial, collected in the survey will be kept in strict confidence before being aggregated for the report.

Thanks for your support.

Take the survey.


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