The Artisanal LA event this weekend was a blast. There were some good finds and discoveries.
The best craft discovery was Common Thread. Common Thread is a studio that allows you to rent their equipment. Inexpensive rentals!! $10 an hour. Or $50 for the day. They have a wide variety of sewing and craft machinery including equipment for silkscreening.
Grrrrr….I would never have bought my sewing machine and serger last year had I known Common Thread existed! I don’t sew often so it would have been more practical to rent the equipment.
I have always wanted to try silkscreening. Silkscreening equipment is expensive and Common Thread makes it possible to test it out for a low fee.
Here is a picture of Common Thread’s booth at the Artisanal LA event.
Common Thread also offers classes and private lessons. You can find out more about them by going to their website at www.commonthreadstudio.com.
I am going to have to make a trip to their studio in Pasadena soon and check it out.
Do you have a studio similar to this in your city? If so, please share this information. This is something I am sure others would love to know about!
I also happened to come across this cork bulletin board on display. I’ve been saving up my wine corks and wanted to do something interesting with them. This just might be the thing! It’s small and easy to make. I also love how they have it standing up like a picture frame instead of hanging on a wall. That would be so helpful and look great on a desk.
Here are some more interesting craft works that were on display at Artisanal LA. The pattern mixes and color combinations are fun and inspiring!