Sunday Jan 26th, 5pm - 8pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent intro to the art form and instructor was passionate about her craft, helpful and pleasant.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
Such a fun class and very informative. Karin was a great instructor and I love the stuff I got to make!
Sunday Jan 26th, 5pm - 8pm
Tuesday Jan 28th, 6:30pm - 8pm
Sunday Feb 2nd, 6pm - 8pm
Monday Jan 27th, 10am - 1pm
Saturday Feb 8th, 10am - 12:45pm
Sunday Feb 9th, 11am - 2pm
Sunday Feb 9th, 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday Feb 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday Feb 15th, 10am - 12pm
Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 1pm
Wednesday Mar 11th, 6:30pm - 9:15pm
Sunday Mar 1st, 11am - 2pm