Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

By Jamie Waugh
Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days. A great outlet for those so inclined is Make Workshops, the New York–based enterprise started Diana Rupp, a writer and fashion-addict once reprimanded for teaching knitting on company time. An independent craft business was thus born; and in January a certain workshop just might pique the interest of those with a creative streak—and walls.

This workshop is a custom wallpaper-making class using rubber stamps, block-printing, stencils, and house paint. It's experimental and intended to give students a foundation for making their own large-scale, unique wallpapers. The evening workshop includes a one-hour lecture and a 2.5-hour printing session at the Make Workshop studio, located on the Lower East Side.

If you are more paint than wallpaper, but still enjoy making things, and doing so in a social context with like-minded folks, it's worth a gander at the Make Workshop website.

Martha Stewart, look out.


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