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Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Art
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
(78 Reviews)

Better Than Jam is 3 parts. 1st; it's the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. 2nd; it's a storefront hosting locally made jewelry, gifts, fashion and accessories, since 2010. 3rd; it's a common use studio space with a core group of 7 studio residents, but also rentable to the artistic community when they need it and a full calendar of workshops for those to learn new crafts and skill, since 2015.

Reviews of Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

(78 Reviews)
Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours

1/21/2020
Shlomit B.

Attended: Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours


I feel comfortable and confident to use a sewing machine after this class, I got so much more from learning one-on-one than in a five day group course I took somewhere else many years ago. Karin is a wonderful, patient and encouraging teacher, her studio is so spacious and it was a great experience! Will definitely go back for other classes.

Dyeing with Nature

1/20/2020
Micki W.

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


The class was awesome. Karin was great to learn from and super helpful at guiding us along the process. We made beautiful pieces, and I had a blast playing with the dye techniques. I loved the class so much, I immediately signed up for more.

Dyeing with Nature

1/20/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


Its impressive that so much creative activity is contained in the time of this class. You take home three distinct samples of your experience - two useful pieces of cloth and a beautiful silk scarf - dyed with Karin's fascinating collection of plant/mineral material and her extensive knowledge of techniques. I will pass no plant (only harvesting 30%), and throw nothing in the compost bin without thinking of it's future life as a source for dye. The studio is easy to get to, steps from the L train and a little walk from the M.

Rust and Tea Dyeing

1/20/2020
Kristen

Attended: Rust and Tea Dyeing


Karin is a great teacher and so friendly. I have taken a couple of her classes. This was one of my favorites. I will be back again for sure!

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

12/29/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo


Excellent intro to the art form and instructor was passionate about her craft, helpful and pleasant.

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

12/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo


This was a wonderful experience ! Karin was fantastic at teaching us the basics of indigo dye techniques, engaging with students and making the class a lot of fun ! I love my pieces and would 100% recommend this beginners class.

Dyeing with Nature

12/8/2019
Rutha R.

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


I thought these class was fun. I was disappointed in the amount of work and supplies needed to work in this medium and the fact that the samples washed pale in the first wash. But I learned where I was making mistakes and enjoyed the class. Kerin was a good teacher and answered all my questions. I would take another class with her in the future.

Dyeing with Nature

12/1/2019
Cynthia A.

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


The instruction was fantastic! We learned so much in 3 hours, and had 3 dyed pieces to take home. It was a perfect balance of instruction and hands on. Great for beginners or people knowledgeable about dyeing and textiles.

Dyeing with Nature

11/7/2019
Josie

Attended: Dyeing with Nature


Can't recommend enough! I've been reading about natural dyeing for quite a while, and the hands on experience really solidified my beginner's journey. Karin is thoughtful with her explanations and clearly knowledgeable about the topic. I felt like I was able to explore creatively and also ask questions when needed. THANK YOU :)

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

11/6/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo


Such a fun class and very informative. Karin was a great instructor and I love the stuff I got to make!

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20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206
Better Than Jam's Store & Studio
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
20 Grattan St
Btwn Bogart St & Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Directions:
Take the L train to Morgan Ave and look for the mint green building.

Upcoming Classes at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio

Block Printing Fabric Yardage
Block Printing Fabric Yardage
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 26th, 5pm - 8pm

Stitching Resist Shibori
Stitching Resist Shibori
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 28th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Rust and Tea Dyeing
Rust and Tea Dyeing
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 2nd, 6pm - 8pm

Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours
Private Sewing Lesson; 3 hours
Next start date:

Monday Jan 27th, 10am - 1pm

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 8th, 10am - 12:45pm

Fun with Reactive Dyes
Fun with Reactive Dyes
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 9th, 11am - 2pm

Stencil Silkscreening
Stencil Silkscreening
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 9th, 6pm - 8pm

Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series
Exploring Indigo and Shibori; A Month Long Series
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Floral Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing
Floral Bundle Dyeing and Eco Printing
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 15th, 10am - 12pm

Working with Dye Resists
Working with Dye Resists
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Itajime Shibori Dye Techniques
Itajime Shibori Dye Techniques
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 1pm

Dyeing with Nature
Dyeing with Nature
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 11th, 6:30pm - 9:15pm

Indigo Dyeing
Indigo Dyeing
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 1st, 11am - 2pm

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