Silhouette Portraits with Deborah O'Connor
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Silhouette Portraits with Deborah O'Connor

Our signature semi-annual event!

Silhouette portraitist Deborah O'Connor cuts profiles while her subject sits for only five minutes. The results are an heirloom-quality custom keepsake. Call or email to make an appointment. Frames are available at the time of purchase and make a perfect holiday gift. Pets are welcome! 

For Information, or to schedule your session, please contact 718-624-3435 or bwe.silhouettes@gmail.com

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Meet the Woodcarver: Dennis Taylor
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Woodcarver: Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor, a longtime crafter of the Brooklyn Women's Exchange shop, will be offering demonstrations of the long-held tradition of woodcarving, or whittling. Come and meet Dennis and watch as he creates his unique little characters.

More about Dennis’s work:

All carvings are done by hand, using primarily a single carving knife and an occasional hand tool called a gouge.  No sand paper or smoothing devices are used.  All carvings are shaped with only the cutting edge of the tool used. 

Carvings are made from basswood (often called a linden tree), the wood most valued by carvers for its favorable qualities.  Each piece of wood is unique, with its own set of characteristics and occasional flaws embedded within it, such as where the natural wood grain changes direction.  These areas present a carving challenge and absorb paint differently.  All of these conditions combine to make each carving unique and give it its natural character and distinctive handmade look.

Dennis paints with highly diluted colors so the wood grain and hand carved texture show.  Each carving is finished with two coats of a special blend of beeswax, carnauba wax and walnut oil that is non-toxic and food safe, then hand buffed to give it a satin sheen.
 

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Apr
21
to Apr 23

Spring Silhouette Portrait Event

Our silhouette artist-in-residence, Deborah O'Connor, returns April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2017, to create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family. 

Silhouettes of children or pets make perfect gifts for Mother's Day or Father's Day!

These tiny works of art are cut freehand and mounted on a 5 x 7 buff mat suitable for framing.

Frames are also available for sale so you can take home a work of art that is ready to hang, or ready to give as a gift.

PRICING:

Original: $35

Additional Copies: $15 each

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE:

Friday, April 21: 11AM - 6PM

Saturday, April 22: 11AM - 5PM

Sunday, April 23: 11AM - 5PM

TO SCHEDULE: 

CALL 718-624-3435

EMAIL bwe.silhouettes@gmail.com

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Dec
11
11:00 AM11:00

Kids Holiday Craft Day

Holiday Kids Craft on December 11th: Decoupage Ornaments

Join us for this special holiday craft on Sunday, December 11th.

For kids ages 5 and up, with a caregiver. No RSVP is required, so come to the shop any time between 11 and 3.

Suggested family donation is $5.

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Dec
2
to Dec 4

Silhouette Portraits with Deborah O'Connor

Our signature semi-annual event—silhouette portraitist Deborah O'Connor cuts profiles while her subject sits for only five minutes. The results are an heirloom-quality custom keepsake. Call or email to make an appointment. Frames are available at the time of purchase and make a perfect holiday gift. Pets are welcome! 

  For Information please contact 718-624-3435 or silhouettes@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Book Signing and Reception for 'Tree of Treasures'

Brooklyn Heights resident Bonnie Mackay explores her childhood, her love of the holiday season, and her pursuit of the perfect Christmas tree—a showcase of her collection of almost 3,000 ornaments. Tree of Treasures shares the heartfelt stories behind a hundred of those cherished possessions, including one from the Brooklyn Women's Exchange!

If you are interested in reserving a signed copy, please call (718) 624 3435 or email bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org

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Silhouette Portraits
Apr
15
to Apr 17

Silhouette Portraits

Our silhouette artist-in-residence, Deborah O'Connor, returns April 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2016, to create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family. 

Silhouettes of children or pets make perfect gifts for Mother's Day or Father's Day!

Each silhouette is $35 and an additional $15 for each copy. 

These tiny works of art are cut freehand and mounted on a 5 x 7 buff mat suitable for framing. 

Oval frames are also available so you can take home a work of art that is ready to hang, or ready to give as a gift.

Make an appointment by calling (718) 624-3435.

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Kids' Craft: Spring Animal Finger Puppets
Mar
13
11:00 AM11:00

Kids' Craft: Spring Animal Finger Puppets

The Brooklyn Women's Exchange continues our kids' craft series with a special craft that kids can make on their own. These adorable felt finger puppets are perfect for celebrating spring! Join us for our spring craft Sunday, March 13th. 

No RSVP is required, so come to the shop any time between 11 and 2. 

Suggested family donation is $5.

Parents, we ask that you remain with your little ones to lend a hand if needed. 

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Extra Day! Silhouette Portraits
Dec
12
11:00 AM11:00

Extra Day! Silhouette Portraits

Our silhouette artist-in-residence, Deborah O'Connor, is coming back to the Brooklyn Women's Exchange on December 12, 2015, to create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family. 

If you missed the first session in November, here is your chance to buy unique gifts for your holiday gift-giving!

Each silhouette is $35 and an additional $15 for each copy. 

These tiny works of art are cut freehand and mounted on a 5 x 7 buff mat suitable for framing. 

Oval frames are also available so you can take home a work of art that is ready to hang, or ready to give as a gift.

Make an appointment by calling (718) 624-3435.

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Kids' Handmade Holiday Craft Workshop: Make a Decoupage Ornament!
Dec
6
11:00 AM11:00

Kids' Handmade Holiday Craft Workshop: Make a Decoupage Ornament!

Easy to make and special to have, the decoupage ornament your child makes is sure to become a family favorite on the Christmas tree. Join us for our second holiday craft Sunday, December 6th. 

No RSVP is required, so come to the shop any time between 11 and 3. 

Suggested family donation is $5.

Parents, we ask that you remain with your little ones to lend a hand if needed. 

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Silhouette Portraits
Nov
6
to Nov 8

Silhouette Portraits

Our silhouette artist-in-residence, Deborah O'Connor, returns November 6th, 7th and 8th, 2015, to create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family. 

Silhouettes of children or pets make perfect gifts for the Holidays!

Each silhouette is $35 and an additional $15 for each copy. 

These tiny works of art are cut freehand and mounted on a 5 x 7 buff mat suitable for framing. 

Oval frames are also available so you can take home a work of art that is ready to hang, or ready to give as a gift.

Make an appointment by calling (718) 624-3435.

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Spring Craft Fair
May
16
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Craft Fair

Join us on May 16, 2015, for our spring craft fair!

Come for the opportunity to shop highlights of the amazing handmade goods we sell. You'll also be able to catch a few demos of quilting and knitting, plus sample some of our newly-arrived locavore food items. We'll also have craft-making for kids available throughout the day!

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Silhouette Portraits
Apr
24
to Apr 26

Silhouette Portraits

Our silhouette artist-in-residence, Deborah O'Connor, returns April 24th and 25th, 2015, to create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family. 

Silhouettes of children or pets make perfect gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day!

Each silhouette is $35 and an additional $15 for each copy. 

These tiny works of art are cut freehand and mounted on a 5 x 7 buff mat suitable for framing. 

Oval frames are also available so you can take home a work of art that is ready to hang, or ready to give as a gift.

Make an appointment by calling (718) 624-3435.

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Kids' Handmade Holiday Craft Workshop: Make a Sock Reindeer!
Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Kids' Handmade Holiday Craft Workshop: Make a Sock Reindeer!

The Women's Exchange is bringing back its children's craft sundays for the holiday season. Join us on Sunday, December 7th, to make an adorable sock reindeer--a great gift for your kids to give for the holidays! 

No RSVP is required, so come to the shop any time between 11 and 2. 

Suggested family donation is $5.

Parents, we ask that you remain with your little ones to lend a hand if needed. 

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Silhouette Portraits
Nov
7
to Nov 8

Silhouette Portraits

Our silhouette artist-in-residence, Andrea Peitsch, returns November 7-8, 2014, to create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family. 

Silhouettes of children or pets make perfect gifts for the holidays!

Each silhouette is $35 and an additional $15 for each copy. 

These tiny works of art are cut freehand and mounted on a 5 x 7 buff mat suitable for framing. 

Oval frames are also available so you can take home a work of art that is ready to hang, or ready to give as a gift.

Make an appointment by calling (718) 624-3435 or email bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org

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160th Anniversary Craft Fair
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

160th Anniversary Craft Fair

Join us on October 5, 2014, for our first-ever craft fair in celebration of the 160th anniversary of the Brooklyn Women's Exchange!

Come for the opportunity to meet some of the talented artisans who sell their goods in our shop. You'll also be able to catch a few demos of quilting, weaving, and spinning, plus sample some of our newly-arrived locavore food items. We'll also have craft-making for kids available throughout the day!

Craft Fair Goods In Brooklyn At Women's Exchange

Attending crafters will include

Heather M. Love, author of 30 Minute Sewing 

Brigitta’s Designs
Bob Kaplan
Bespoke Brooklyn
Susan Weltman
Lori Kaplan
David Aloia / Design and Labor
Sahara Briscoe

We'll have craft-making for your kids, too! Bring them along to make adorable and festive lollipop ghosts and felt pumpkins. 

Stop by any time between 11 am and 5 pm.

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Silhouette Portraits
Apr
4
to Apr 5

Silhouette Portraits

Our silhouette artist-in-residence, Deborah O'Connor, returns April 4-5, 2014, to create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family. 

Silhouettes of children or pets make perfect gifts for Easter (April 20), Mother's Day (May 11), or Father's Day (June 15)!

Each silhouette is $35 and an additional $15 for each copy. 

These tiny works of art are cut freehand and mounted on a 5 x 7 buff mat suitable for framing. 

Oval frames are also available so you can take home a work of art that is ready to hang, or ready to give as a gift.

Make an appointment by calling (718) 624-3435 or email bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org

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Holiday Hours
Dec
24
to Jan 2

Holiday Hours

The Brooklyn Women's Exchange shop will be open until 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve.

The shop will remain closed through the Holiday week, reopening on Thursday, January 2, at 11:00 AM. 

Happy Holidays to all!

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Craft Sunday - Holiday Aprons!
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Craft Sunday - Holiday Aprons!

Please join us with your little ones as we share the spirit of crafting with a fun and inspiring project.

This Sunday, December 8, we will be decorating children's sized aprons for the holidays.

Depending on the season we've sewn dolls, fashioned unusual valentines, used cloves and fruit for pomander ornaments and made wooden spoon figures. Ages 3 and up are welcome with caregivers. $5 materials fee is suggested.

Join us for our Holiday Craft Sundays for children! 11am-1pm

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Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Woven Rug Craft

November 17th, 11am-1pm, local artist Sarah Kate Beaumont will teach the time honored tradition of rag-rug weaving. This craft is ideal for ages 8 and up (but a younger child can enjoy it with help from a grownup). Please bring a laundered sheet to use for your project. We will have some extras on hand. There is a $10 fee for this craft.

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