Happening This Week (May 9-15, 2011)

  • Tuesday, 5/10, 7-9pm: Crafty Conspiracy of Stitching, a new event where you can bring your sewing machine to Velvet Klaw Studios and sew in camaraderie. North Park Craft Mafia will provide an iron and ironing board and cutting table.
  • Wednesday, 5/11, 7:30-9:30pm: Greenroom Writers Workshop is a free writer’s workshop. This week’s class is taught by Jim Ruland, with the topic being flash fiction.
  • Thursday, 5/12, 6-10pm: Vegan Beer Night at Sea Rocket Bistro, featuring vegan food and craft beer pairings. 10% of sales will be donated to the International Rescue Committee.
  • Saturday, 5/14, 8am-12pm: Handmade Revolution will be hosting their first ever Yard Sale, where you can buy arts and crafts supplies. It’ll be in South Park at 3143 Hawthorn Street. I’ll definitely be there!
  • Saturday, 5/14: After you go to the Handmade Revolution Yard Sale, head over to Hamiltons for their 2nd Saturday with Stone Brewing. A TON (by which I mean 23) of beers on draft, including one cask!
  • Sunday, 5/15, 10am-6pm: The North Park Festival of Arts. Six stages of live entertainment, a ton of booths, beer, crafts, kids area.
  • Sunday, 5/15, 7pm: A free event at El Take It Easy to benefit So Say We All. They will present “Second Helpings”, original literature inspired by the ingredients at El Take It Easy. There will be a $25 special dinner option. 15% of proceeds will go to support So Say We All.

Home Ec Studio

After some unbelievable carnitas tacos at MIHO today, the significant other and I walked through the set of new shops next door. The first thing I see is Home Ec Studio.

Awesome! Excuse the reflection of the glass. Inside are a couple of tables set with several sewing machines, and in the corner is another cabinet full of more machines.

On their big chalkboard, they have an announcement for the South Park Walkabout tomorrow. They will be having two 1-hour classes for $10. The classes will be at 6pm and a second at 7pm. “Machine sewing” and “hand embroidery” were written in big letters on the chalkboard, so I think those are the two subjects being covered. :P

Looking through their website, it looks like they have classes for both kids and adults. If you’re interested in sewing, I’d say this place is worth a look!

The shop has also been written up in the SD City Beat in an article by Clea (also co-owner of Blind Lady Ale House). Here’s the link for that, if you’re interested.

Home Ec Studio
2225 30th Street, South Park