Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Event: A Family Affair - August 12, 2007, 2-6pm @ Stitch Lounge

Come join us for:

A Family Affair: Tips and Treats with the SF Craft Mafia

August 12, 2007, 2-6pm @ Stitch Lounge
182 Gough Street (@ Oak in Hayes Valley)

Free to the public. $1-2 donations gladly accepted

A Family Affair: Tips and Treats with the SF Craft Mafia offers local businesses and designers the perfect chance to network as well as fabulous opportunities to gain new, crafty skills.

Stitch Lounge—a member of SFCM—will sponsor and host, A Family Affair on August 12, 2-6pm, and feature a number of work stations to pick up jewelry-making tips, work on selected patterns from Stitch Lounge’s published guide to clothing customization, Sew Subversive, embellish and bedazzle garments with an assortment of buttons, beads, and sequins, and decorate delicious cupcakes. Business owners and designers can mingle over treats and exchange their own business tips and experiences.

The San Francisco Craft Mafia (SFCM) is a collective of San Francisco-based small business owners and artists committed to the promotion and growth of the independent handmade business community of the Bay Area and beyond. SFCM provides focused support for growing business ventures, a viable space and forum to network and share ideas and experiences, as well as exceptional community and shopping events. SFCM models itself after the first Craft Mafia in Austin, Texas, where a small group of crafters joined together in 2003 to support one other in their crafty business endeavors. SFCM is one of 47 active Craft Mafia chapters across the country and in Great Britain.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Asian Americans are so Excellent

As part of a profile on Evelyn Dilsaver, the Chair of the board for Women's Initiative, Hope will be on ABC7 this Saturday, June 23 at 7PM during "Profiles of Excellence: Asian Americans", in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month. The show will air again on July 1 at 10:30AM, so set your Tivos!

Women's Initiative is an awesome organization that helps low income women receive entrepreneurial training in the SF Bay Area. Without WI, Stitch would not exist! So tune in and check out Evelyn, WI, and Hope!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thanks for celebrating with us!

We had a most lovely time celebrating Stitch's 3rd birthday this weekend! Thank you to everyone who joined us, either in person or in spirit! Here's to three more great years!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Design Competition for Aspiring Sewers/Designers

Babylock sewing machines contacted us about a design contest they are promoting with the American Sewing Expo called Passion for Fashion! The B*tches attended the ASE last year on our book tour promoting Sew Subversive, and though it definitely targets a different sewer than Stitch, everyone was really excited about what we were doing and they welcomed us with open arms. Anyway, if you're in the Detroit area and plan on attending the Expo this year, the Passion for Fashion contest is going to be a Project-Runway like competition--judged by Chloe Dao, the season 2 PR winner! Check out more details here:


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Stitch turns 3!!!

Three years ago today, we opened the door to Stitch Lounge and a vibrant, wonderful, supportive community. We've come a long way since then and we have YOU to thank for it! We're celebrating this week by offering a 10% discount on all the wonderful items in our local designers' boutique, as well as 10% off all sewing machines and discounted studio time! And if that isn't enough to get you down here, please join us this Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6PM for a little party to celebrate our little gal growing up!

Party this Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 6PM
Drinks and munchies

Plus, all week long, enjoy:
  • 10% off all sewing machines
  • 10% off boutique items
  • discounted studio rental rate of $5 per hour
Thanks to everyone for their continued support of the Stitch community! We love you!