Used clothing alchemist since 1987

Upcoming Events

Jul
19
Sat
Blog Theme of the Week ~ Beach
Jul 19 – Jul 25 all-day
Jul
26
Sat
Blog Theme of the Week ~ Bicycles – Especially Electric Bikes
Jul 26 – Aug 1 all-day
Aug
10
Sun
Blog Theme ~ Back to School – Lunch Boxes
Aug 10 – Aug 16 all-day
Oct
4
Sat
Sweater/Sweatshirt Chop Shop @ Crispina's Church 40 Melville Street Pittsfield MA 01201
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The all time favorite workshop that I offer here in the heart of the Berkshires! Sweater Chop Shop participants will learn simple cutting and hand sewing techniques to design and construct a wonderfully new garment from discarded wool sweaters.

My new favorite feel for fall! All cotton recycled sweatshirts!!

Turn run of the mill recycled cotton sweatshirts into something special using Crispina’s techniques originally developed to turn wool sweaters into new wearable art. During this day long workshop you will make a 100% cotton pullover garment to wear home. Students will learn simple hand sewing stitches and cutting techniques. You will be able to choose between recycled wool sweaters OR 100% recycled cotton sweatshirts . We supply a hearty collection of recycled materials and hand tools. No experience necessary. Bring an open mind, a yummy bag lunch, your favorite pair of cutting scissors ( if you have them) and a capful of creativity.
Cost $195

To Register for this workshop go to: http://crispina.com/workshop-registration/

Tools and materials are available for sale to take home to continue the creativity

Studio Opens @ 9:30 am Have ?’s Call the Church @ 413-236-9600

Oct
5
Sun
Potholder Rugs- Large Rug, Bathmats, Chair Pads, & Hot Pads10 -4
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wow! A Potholder Extravaganza!! Learn how to make all kinds of wonderful home goods…Potholder Style!

Nov
1
Sat
Holiday Sampler Workshop @ Crispina's Church 40 Melville Street Pittsfield MA 01201
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to make One of a kind Ornaments, Whimsical Wreaths, or Festive Garlands in this 2 hour workshop designed for a single adult $50 or an adult/child pair $75. The first quarter hour will be a brief tutorial on the creation of each item. After the initial preview you will then work on completing 1 or 2 items. We supply a hearty collection of recycled materials and hand tools. No experience necessary. Bring an open mind, your favorite pair of cutting scissors ( if you have them) and a capful of creativity!

To Register for this workshop go to: http://crispina.com/workshop-registration/

Tools and materials are available for sale to take home to continue the creativity

Studio Opens @ 9:30 am Have ?’s Call the Church @ 413-236-9600

Dec
12
Fri
Holiday Shindy 2014
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm

The Berkshires’ PREMIERE Holiday Craft Sale! 50+ Most NOTABLE Artists, Artisans, Makers, Bakers, and Craftspeople gather from near and far to offer shoppers all manner of handmade wares.
Friday 12/12 First Look Shopping with seasonal Nosh and Grog 5-8pm $35
Saturday 12/13 1-5pm and Sunday 10-3pm FREE!

Dec
13
Sat
2014 Shire City Sanctuary Holiday Shindy
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

50 of our region’s best hand makers showcase their wares in a magical setting filled with live music, delicious food, and lovely people Mark your calendars now! Come support small batch makers and artisans with your holiday shopping. From Greenery to Toys, Jewelry, Pottery, Clothing, Candles, and so much more!

Dec
14
Sun
Holiday Shindy 2014
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Berkshires’ PREMIERE Holiday Craft Sale! 50+ Most NOTABLE Artists, Artisans, Makers, Bakers, and Craftspeople gather from near and far to offer shoppers all manner of handmade wares.
Friday 12/12 First Look Shopping with seasonal Nosh and Grog 5-8pm $35
Saturday 12/13 1-5pm and Sunday 10-3pm FREE!