Monday, May 24, 2010

Make Out or Dye

Charlotte Gets Crafty with Crown Town Handmade

Crown Town Handmade, Charlotte's new group of artistic entrepreneurs, is hosting its second monthly Make Out session Thursday, May 27, at 7:30 PM. The event is free and will take place at Patchwerk Playhaus, in the back room of Century Vintage, 1508 Central Avenue in Charlotte.

Sarah Terry, designer and maker behind local edgy accessory business, Stitch Machine, will be teaching this month's how-to on tie-dyed underwear. From panty hose to briefs to slips to boxers, community members can give their unmentionables a boost of summer color.

Participants must bring their own underwear to dye and should wear clothes that they don't mind messing up. Supplies are free, but donations are gladly accepted.
To participate, bring at least one of the following:

(A) CLEAN used/vintage slips, bras, camisoles, undershirts, or leggings;
(B) NEW washed underwear/boxers/briefs or socks.

For sanitary reasons, no used underwear bottoms are permitted to be dyed in our dye baths. New underwear dyes best after it is washed to remove “sizing” and chemicals. Natural fibers like 100% cotton, linen and silk work best. Cotton blends will
work, but will dye lighter. White or light colored items dye best.

Those 21 and over can bring their own alcohol to Patchwerk Playhaus with a $5 corking fee per container (bottle of wine/6-pack).

Crown Town Make Out sessions are free craft workshops for the community, designed to spread the DIY spirit and get people making their own handmade creations. A different Crown Town Handmade artist will teach a craft to the community each month, and the group will cover a widerange of topics for both the new and experienced crafter.

Make Out sessions will regularly occur the last Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Patchwerk Playhaus. All ages are welcome.
Please visit the Crown Town Handmade blog for more information:

Press release: Amanda Fisher

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